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BOOK HEARTTHROB PROFILE: MARCUS, LORD WESTCLIFF FROM IT HAPPENED ONE AUTUMN


Eiyo dearies,

How are you doing? I hope you guys are doing great and feeling all excited to read my post today ^_^ It's because the book heartthrob profile series is back with another book heartthrob to swoon your heart. Yay!!! And today's post is the first book heartthrob profile episode for 2023.

For this month's book heartthrob profile episode, I'm going to feature Marcus Marsden, Earl of Westcliff from Lisa Kleypas' It Happened One Autumn. He is another crush-worthy book heartthrob. And he is also unique and different compared to all the book heartthrobs I featured before. Do you guys want to know why he is unique and different? Well, you have to read this post till the end ^_^ Now, let's not waste time and begin with Marcus' profile...


ABOUT MARCUS, LORD WESTCLIFF

My fan art of Marcus, Lord Westcliff (Image: My Artstagram @fmooneira_art)

NAME: Marcus Marsden, Earl of Westcliff

AGE: 35 years old (It was mentioned in the novel)

NATIONALITY: English

OCCUPATION: He is an Earl and owns a huge estate in Hampshire.

HIS ROLES IN THE STORY: Marcus is the male protagonist, and the love interest to the female protagonist, Lillian Bowman.

HIS GOALS: At the beginning of the story, Marcus wants to find a bride who is well-cultured and suits his aristocracy. But later, he falls in love with Lillian Bowman, an American heiress who is the opposite of his ideal type. To Marcus, Lillian is the most extraordinary girl he has ever met. He is willing to do anything just to be with her and have her as his bride.


A snippet from It Happened One Autumn ^_^


HIS PERSONALITY

Kleypas portrays Marcus as a very arrogant English aristocrat at the beginning of the story. No one else is good enough for him. He even despises Lillian the first time they met. Marcus thought Lillian was uncultured and not ladylike at all. And Lillian does not like him either. But Marcus changed into a tender loving man after he falls in love with Lillian.

Besides being arrogant, Kleypas also portrays Marcus as a very confident man. He is good at everything. He is courageous, charismatic, bright, intelligent, smart, quick-witted, and has good leadership. These qualities make Marcus an alpha male hero indeed.


A snippet & quote from It Happened One Autumn ^_^


HIS PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

When it comes to physical attributes, Marcus is not created as an awfully handsome hero by Lisa Kleypas. Compared to all Kleypas' heroes, Marcus is described as striking instead of handsome. His inner handsome is more dominant than his outer handsome. That's why I believe Marcus is a unique hero.

Marcus is not that tall. His height is average. He has a solid body and broad shoulders. Marcus has dark hair and sharp coffee-colored eyes.

My fan cast for Marcus, Lord Westcliff ~ Ioan Gruffudd (Image: expressandstar.com)

When I was reading It Happened One Autumn, I imagined Welsh actor, Ioan Gruffud as Marcus. Like Marcus, Ioan Gruffud is also more striking than handsome. Plus, Ioan Gruffud is a very charismatic actor. So I believe Ioan Gruffud is the perfect fan cast for Marcus, Lord Westcliff.


HIS BACKSTORY

Marcus is not an arrogant person at heart. The reason why Marcus becomes arrogant is all because of his mother. The old countess makes Marcus believe that their family is superior compared to other families. The old countess also wants to protect her family's heritage and aristocracy. She wants all of her children to marry people of blue-blooded families only.

But unfortunately, most of the countess' children choose to marry commoners. And the commoners are Americans. The countess despises Americans the most. Marcus is the countess' only child that is still not married. And he is now her only hope. Because of this, the countess tries her best to control Marcus and influence him to be arrogant. But unfortunately for the countess, love changed Marcus. Falling in love with Lillian Bowman makes Marcus the loving and romantic man he is supposed to be.


MY OVERALL REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER

One of Marcus & Lillian's steamy romantic scenes in It Happened One Autumn (Image: My Artstagram @fmooneira_art)

Marcus, Earl Of Westcliff is not a book heartthrob that I have a crush on. But he is a book heartthrob I admire. I'm glad that Kleypas created him as a man with inner handsome instead of outer handsome. A hero does not have to be awfully handsome. Most important he must be courageous, charismatic, confident, intelligent, quick-witted, and has good leadership. And Marcus has it all.

The no.1 reason why I enjoyed reading It Happened One Autumn is because of the way Kleypas portrays Marcus' relationship with Lillian. They begin as enemies and then they started to have feelings for each other. I like the way Marcus and Lillian's relationship develop as the story unfolds. I believe Marcus and Lillian are a very cute couple. They also make a good team together. Marcus and Lillian are definitely the best partner-in-crime couple.

Overall, It Happened One Autumn is a very lovely romance novel to read and Marcus is a very striking hero to have a crush on or admire. Everything in this novel puts a smile on your face while you're reading it.


Ok, so this is my analysis of Marcus Marsden, Lord Westcliff. A book heartthrob created by Lisa Kleypas for one of her historical romance hit novels, It Happened One Autumn. 

Thank you for joining me again in this book heartthrob profile episode. Insya-Allah, the book heartthrob profile series will be back next month with another book heartthrob to swoon your heart. So please don't miss out.

Before I end this post, I would like to ask my readers two related questions. First question, has anyone of you read It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas? If yes, what are your thoughts on Marcus and Lillian? Hehehe... please feel free to share your opinions in the comment box below. 

Ok, this is all for now. I'll see you guys again in my next post. Take care ^_^

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^

(Authorpreneur, Content Creator, Blogger & Illustrator)



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  1. I'm a big fan of Ioan Gruffudd, so that's a great choice for this character! I think he could play this sort of character really well.

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    1. Yes, I like Ioan Gruffudd after watching him in Harrow. I believe he is perfect to play Marcus, Lord Westcliff.

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  2. I really enjoy enemies to lovers trope in books and movies, but I'm not sure if it happens in real life. You gave a beautiful review of the book as usual, and your fan arts are on point.

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    1. It can happened, Ezioma. Fate will bring two people together ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  3. That's awesome, interesting they started as enemies and it changed over time. Great review and lovely book.

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  4. I haven't heard of It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas but reading your book heartthrob profile on Marcus makes me want to try reading it! I enjoy reading enemies to lovers stories!

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    1. Yes!!!!!!! I believe you will enjoy LK books, Izzy since you’re a fan of K-dramas. LK stories has a lot of K-drama vibes.

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  5. I had a hard time picturing how Marcus actually looks like, but when you fan cast Ioan Gruffudd, I can already see Marcus in my imagination hehehe!! Btw I highly suggest you to read the novel A Wallflower Christmas. It's sort of a longer and more satisfying epilogue for the Wallflower series (apart from Lillian's brother's story). There is a funny scene involving Marcus and Lillian (and there's Sebastian and Evie too, and also the other Wallflowers with their husbands ❤❤❤❤❤❤)

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    1. Oh wow... Now you mentioned it. I need to add A Wallflower Christmas into my TBR ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

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  6. I like how you give a detailed write up for each character.

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  7. Ohh wowo....Thanks so much for your detailed sharing here about Lisa Kleypas' It Happened One Autumn , I'm already reading the book now, thanks. Cheers Siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Wow... That’s great! Hope you’re enjoying the novel and join the LK fandom. So that we can geek together about LK books, Sienny ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐ŸคŽ

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  8. This is such a great analysis and description! It really shows how parenting and childhood dynamics shape one's personality - and how some aspects of our personality come up to be just masks and responses to keep some psychological freedom. Thank you for sharing! And your artwork is beautiful as always. It's amazing how you get into the characters and translate them into your illustrations.

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    1. Thank you for your compliment. And I second everything you said about parenting.

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  9. Sounds like an interesting, well written character. Loved the artwork too!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Yes to Ioan Gruffudd! I think this character sounds really cool and I love the way you've added all this info about him; a great idea!

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  11. Glad he changed and falls in love. Well written. Would have loved to know Lillian’s part of the story but amazing write up

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    1. If you want to know Lillian’s story, you need to read It Happened One Autumn ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. I love the idea of having a book heartthrob. What a great series to launch. I haven't read this particular book, but I likely will now.

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  13. I haven't read this book before, but it does sound like a good romance novel to read. I enjoy reading an enemies to lovers.trope.

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  14. I LOVE the enemies to lovers trope and it's wonderful that even though Marcus is arrogant, he is not arrogant at heart and he changes after he falls in love with Lillian. Also, your drawings of him are fantastic and I like your fan cast choice!

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  15. Love the sound of this character - it sounds like my kind of story. I love historic settings with romance involved. Sam - Roaring Pumpkin

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  16. It sounds very interesting, I can not wait to learn more ☺️

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  17. I love the sound of this book - very detailed review! I love a good romance - I really must try this book. Thanks for sharing. Jade MumLifeandMe

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    1. Yeah! V Day is coming! It's a good time to binge0read some romance <3 <3 <3

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  18. Great Post. I definitely think your fan cast is spot on.

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