My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by The Unread Reader, all about fictional boys who make us swoon. Boys like Alexander "Shura" Belov from The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.
- He's a Red Army officer in the Soviet Union during World War II.
- He has a mysterious past and a killer survival instinct.
- He's fierce, brave, protective and makes the ultimate sacrifice for the love of his life, Tatiana.
- I always picture him as Oliver Milburn, though friends who've also read the book think I'm wack. I can't help it, he's cute:
One word: Lazarevo. If you've read the book, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't? Let's just say there's one helluva honeymoon that I won't dare to quote here. But the following is also amazing...
"Tatiana said, 'Go on with Dasha. She is right for you. She is a woman and I'm-''Blind!', Alexander exclaimed.Tatiana stood, desolately failing in the battle of her heart. 'Oh, Alexander. What do you want from me...''Everything,' he whispered fiercely."
"Goodbye, my moonsong and my breath, my white night and golden days, my fresh water and my fire. Goodbye, and may you find a better life, find comfort again and your breathless smile, and when your beloved face lights up once more at the Western sunrise, be sure what I felt for you was not in vain. Good-bye and have faith, my Tatiana."