BOOK HEARTTHROB PROFILE: HARRY RUTLEDGE FROM TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT


Eiyo Fadneiras,

Welcome back to Fadima Mooneira. Today, I'm going to introduce to you guys a new series I created for this blog. This series will be called the Book Heartthrob Profile. And it will be in the pop-culture and edutainment segment of this blog. The Book Heartthrob Profile is going to be another monthly series just like the Fadima Moooneira Art Gallery, Bloggers, and Bookworm Interview. Insya-Allah. In this series, I will share with you guys my analysis of characters from novels that I've read and love. 


First of all, I would like to say thank you to my BFF, Maddy for giving me the idea to create this Book Heartthrob Profile series. I believe this series is a fantastic idea. It will be awesome for my blog, readers, and myself as a writer. 


So for the first episode of the Book Heartthrob Profile series, I'm going to share with you guys my analysis of Harry Rutledge from Lisa Kleypas' Tempt Me At Twilight. Now let's begin with Harry Rutledge's profile...



HARRY RUTLEDGE'S PROFILE


My illustration of Harry Rutledge from Lisa Kleypas' Tempt Me At Twilight

NAME: Jay Harry Rutledge

AGE ESTIMATED: Early 30's (30-33)

NATIONALITY: American. Harry was born in Buffalo, New York. But he moved to England when he was 20 years old.

OCCUPATION: Hotelier and inventor. He's the owner of Rutledge Hotel (the Hathaways' favorite place to stay in London)

HIS ROLES IN THE STORY: The male protagonist/ The antagonist to the female protagonist.

HIS GOAL: To marry Poppy Hathaway and win her heart.



HIS PERSONALITY


Kleypas portrays Harry as a morally grey hero. Harry is bad enough to be a villain. But he is also good enough to be a hero. He is handsome, suave, charming, extremely intelligent, mysterious, and enigmatic. Harry is also a very charismatic man with a very strong aura. 


Most people thought that Harry is a dangerous person, including Poppy’s family. But deep down, Harry is a kind-hearted and sensible man. He is very romantic, loving, and loyal. Harry seems mysterious and dangerous from the outside because of his dark past. Harry loves Poppy with all his heart and is willing to do anything to win her. He is also very concerned about her needs as a woman.



HIS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE


Harry is a very handsome man. He's very suave, charming, manly, and well-dressed. I believe Harry's handsomeness is out of this world. Harry has a tall and masculine figure. He has dark hair, fair skin, and two sparkling-dreamy-emerald-green eyes. His emerald green eyes are his distinguishing features.








HIS BACKSTORY


Harry has a complicated backstory and dark past. Harry was mentally abused by his father. Being mentally abused, make Harry doesn't believe in love at all. To Harry, love doesn't exist. But deep down in his heart, Harry wants to love and he wants to be loved by someone.


Harry's father, Arthur Rutledge was a hardworking, ambitious, and successful hotelier who owns a hotel in Buffalo, New York. Arthur has a beautiful young wife named Nicolette. Nicolette was half of Arthur's age, and they had little in common. Most of the townspeople believe that Nicolette did not marry Arthur for love. They believe that it was his wealth and money that she wanted. Harry was born too early in their marriage. This made the townspeople speculate that Harry is not Arthur's child. The speculation made Arthur and Nicolette's marriage turn bitter. This also made Arthur sees Harry as a humiliation and disappointment.


My illustration of Poppy Hathaway & Harry Rutledge ^_^


Harry was four years old when his mother abandoned him. Nicolette ran away to England with her lover. And after Nicolette left, Harry was utterly neglected. He was also deliberately isolated. His father put him in a kind of invisible prison. Arthur even instructed his hotel staff not to communicate with the boy. Harry was often locked alone in his room. However, Arthur made certain that Harry was given food, clothing, and education. No one in the hotel or even the townspeople knew that Harry was badly abused by his father. Well, it is true that Arthur Rutledge never physically harm his son. But Arthur mentally tortured Harry. And being mentally tortured is just as bad as being physically tortured. 




MY REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER


To me, Harry Rutledge is a very interesting character. He has two roles in Tempt Me At Twilight. First, Harry is the male protagonist of the story, and he has his goal. He wants to marry Poppy Hathaway and win her heart. Harry wants Poppy to see him as the only man for her. But at the same time, Harry is also the antagonist to Poppy Hathaway. 


As the female protagonist, Poppy had her own goal at the beginning of the story. Poppy wants to live a normal life and have a decent marriage. To Poppy, Harry was not the man for her. Poppy almost achieves her goal. She was in love with a nobble boy named Michael Bayning. They almost got engaged. Their relationship ended when Harry stole Michael's love letter to Poppy and sent it to the Viscount (Michael's father). The Viscount does not approve of Poppy for his son. To the Viscount, Poppy is not eligible enough to be in the Bayning family. So Michael broke his relationship with Poppy. Poppy was badly heartbroken. And Harry makes his way to get Poppy in his arms.



Overall, I think Harry Rutledge is an awesome character and a great guy. Even though Harry is egotistical and hot-headed, yet he is also kind-hearted, loving, and romantic. Harry loves Poppy with all his heart. He is willing to do anything to win her heart. He also loves her for her strengths and flaws. To Harry, Poppy is his everything. 


Harry is also a very confident man. He knows what he wants. He knows what he is doing. And he knows when he is right. I know some of you might think that Harry is cruel for ruining Poppy's relationship with Michael Bayning. But if you guys read the novel, you will know that Michael is a coward and only loves Poppy when he thinks that she is easy for him. So Harry knew that Michael is not a good guy for Poppy. That's why Harry is brave enough to steal Poppy from Michael. Harry is confident that he is doing the right thing. Wow... this makes me love Harry even more.  He is a real hero ^_^





Ok, so this is my analysis of Harry Rutledge from Lisa Kleypas' Tempt me At Twilight. Before I end this post, I would like to ask my readers two simple questions...


1) Has anyone read Tempt Me At Twilight by Lisa Kleypas?

2) If yes, what are your opinions of Harry Rutledge's character?


Ok, this is all for now. I hope you guys enjoy this post. Insya-Allah, the Book Heartthrob Profile series will be back next month with a new character.


Thank you for reading. I'll see you guys again in my next post.


XoXo,


Fadima Mooneira ^_^



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  1. What an interesting character. Your illustrations are incredible. You're so talented!
    Rosie

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    1. Thank you. You’re an awesome blogger too. I loved all the beauty tips that you’ve shared. So keep up the good work.

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  2. Your character analysis is interesting!! Can't wait to know which novel heartthrobs you're going to feature in next month! ❤❤❤

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    1. Eiyo my BFF ❤️❤️ thank you for suggesting this series. FYI, I already have a heartthrob in to mind that i’m going to feature in the next episode. Clue... Dia hero dlm novel Yg you dah baca. Hehehe ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Great idea for the heart-throb profile. I love your artwork and the way you are so intense about your subject, such an enjoyable read. I haven't read the book but it is on my reading list now.

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    1. Yay!!!!!! Hope you will like Tempt Me At Twilight. It's a very lovely historical romance novel. And Lisa Kleypas is the queen of historical romance 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  4. Your artwork is so good!! Harry sounds like an interesting character, to say the least x

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    1. Thank you for your compliment on my artwork 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

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  5. I haven't read Tempt me at twilight but remember the review you wrote a couple of months back. He sounds like a very interesting character, but most of all I love the illustrations you made! Green suits him very much x

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    1. Hehehe.... Thanx. That's because his eyes are emerald green 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

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  6. Love how you have created such detailed character profiles! xx

    Violethollow.com

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  7. I've never read this before, but he sounds like a great character!

    Corinne x

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    1. Yes he is. And if he's real, i’ll marry him. Hehehe 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  8. This sounds so interesting! Your artwork is amazing as well, love it!
    Sophie x

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  9. This is cool idea. You have have the nice art. I will be checking more of this series hopefully and see how it goes.

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  10. Wowww harry's character like amazing .. i just can imagine the good looking guy of Harry ;)

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    1. Auwww...... Actor Hollywood yg mana you rasa sesuai blakon watak Harry Rutledge eh? Hehehe......

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  11. Without question, I have crushes on book characters! Jack Reacher, anyone? I haven't read the books above but I'll need to look for them. Thanks!

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    1. Jack Reacher? What book is he in? I’ll google out. Thank you.

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  12. Great review! I love your illustrations which really give me insight as to how you view these characters! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. This is so creative -- and a really good way to delve into character behaviour and back stories. Thanks for this -- this was so interesting!

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  14. Haven’t read this book yet but this character sounds interesting, so I might give it a try just to know him better. Also, you create such lovely art. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Harry Rutledge ni memang karakter yang sangat menarik. Marsha suka la your ilustration...memang cantik.

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    1. Thank you for your compliment on my illustration.

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  16. Detail betul karakter analisis Munira buat. Rasa macam real pula kan. Hahaha. Kalau jadi movie, akak imagin macam pelakon Robert Pattinson masa di Twilight. Gentlemen malu malu gitu. Tapi mahu. Awwww.

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    1. Ahaha.....baru tadi me and my bff, Maddy discuss utk fan cast siapa as Harry Rutledge. We think Jackson Rathbone is the most suitable for this role. Robert Pattinson is too skin and not charismatic enough for this character. Plus, Harry is a very bold and confident man. Bukan yg malu2 ok.

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  17. Hehe agak unik dan menarik tapi i bayangkan macam hero Twilight haha..btw good review

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    1. Like I told Puan Ruby in the comment above, I think Jackson Rathbone is more suitable to play Harry Rutledge. So it's Jasper Hale instead of Edward Cullen yeah. Hehehe 😉

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  18. i haven't read this book.. but nampak menarik. esp the characters. Btw i love the illustrations.. so nice

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  19. Good job Fadima, interesting betul profile Harry ni.. walaupun dia agak stress dengan semua paksaan, tapi dia seorang kuat.. itu imaginasi Sis..

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    1. Wokeh. Good imagination 🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂🙃

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  20. Bagus you minat membaca dan jalan cerita mcm menarik tapi i blm baca lagi

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    1. Nanti boley la jinak2 man diri membaca novel ya, sis.

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  21. This is great idea! Love your illustrations!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  22. Your character analysis is always so super interesting. I love reading these types of post! Thank you so much for sharing Xo

    Elle - ellegracedeveson.com

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  23. Very interesting post and analysis. Thanks for your insights.

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  24. Tempt me in the twilight is an interesting read. :) The romance seems alluring. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yessssssss.......the romance in this novel keeps me flipping the pages. And I believe i’ll be forever in love with this novel. Hehehe 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  25. I always enjoy your posts Fadima, especially when you share your fantastic illustrations! I love the idea of doing a book heartthrob series and love your post about him :)

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  26. Definitely a fun idea for a strand.

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    1. Thanx to my bff, Maddy for suggesting this idea.

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  27. I haven't read the book but i loved your analysis on his character. I found the phrases you chose really representative to get a better insight of the character. Your art work is fantastic!

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  28. Aw, this is super cute! I love original illustrations! I often think about the characters and what they look like in my head too! Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. I love to draw what I read. It enhances my imagination and creativity.

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  29. I've not read Tempt Me at Twilight but wow! Harry sounds like a fascinating character. Your illustration of Harry is beautiful and he looks so dreamy! You're a very talented artist! :)

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    1. Hehehe....thank you for your compliment on my illustrations. If you read the book, you will be really in love with Harry Rutledge. He is infinity% dreamy 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  30. This is such a great idea for a blog series! Really great that your best friend helped. Tempt Me At Twilight sounds like a good read and can tell it would interesting seeing Harry's character develop.

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    1. Yesssssss....... I second everything you said 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  31. Sounds like such a great character. I love your illustrations too

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  32. Interesting storylines and seriously i really love the illustrations that you created for this novel bah! So nice and lively ya… looking forward for the next on this segment

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    1. Thanx Nat. You’re the best 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

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  33. What a fun idea for a blog post series! Looking forward to reading more posts like this.

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