BOOK HEARTTHROB PROFILE: CHRISTIAN HARPER FROM TWISTED LIES (GUEST WRITER'S DESK: MADDY M)


Eiyo Fadneiras,

Welcome back to Fadima Mooneira. The Book Heartthrob profile series is back with guest writer Maddy M. Yay!!! In this post, Maddy M will share her analysis of Christian Harper from Ana Huang's Twisted Lies. Since it's still February, this book heartthrob profile episode will be another Fadima Mooneira Febulove special. 


Okay, now let's begin this analysis with Christian Harper's profile. Miss Maddy M, carry on...



ABOUT CHRISTIAN HARPER


Fadima Mooneira's fan art of Christian Harper (Image: FM's Artstagram @fmooneira_art)


NAME: Christian Harper


ESTIMATED AGE: Early 30s


NATIONALITY: American


OCCUPATION: CEO of Harper Security, an elite security company. He also delves into other businesses including properties (it was all thanks to the Mirage, the residential building he owns, that he managed to get personally acquainted with his love interest, Stella Alonso).


HIS ROLES IN THE STORY: The male protagonist and the love interest to the female protagonist, Stella Alonso.


HIS GOALS: Christian Harper’s initial reason to get close to Stella was because he had felt a mysterious pull towards her. He wanted to find out what was behind the obsession he felt towards Stella, thinking that once the puzzle was unraveled, he could get Stella out of his mind and move on with his life like before. Never did Christian realize that what he felt for Stella was actually love – and that once he got her into his life, it would never be the same again and there was no moving on for him.....


A quote and snippet from Twisted Lies


After learning about Stella’s predicament (she needed to land a job as a fashion brand ambassador and at the same time facing a hard time being harassed by a mysterious stalker), Christian’s goal expanded towards helping Stella with her troubles.


He had proposed to become her fake boyfriend as a win-win solution. The fake relationship could help Stella gain more popularity and put her as the favorite candidate in the run for the brand ambassador post. Christian’s presence as a boyfriend could also protect her in the stalker situation. In fact, Christian vowed to hunt down Stella’s stalker and eliminate him for good.


In return for his role in their relationship of convenience, Christian asked Stella to be his companion in the many social and business events that he had to attend.



HIS PERSONALITY


Christian Harper was created as a morally grey character who had no scruples. Intelligent and cunning, he always finds ways to get what he wants – no matter how he gains it. He would also make sure to get back at people who dared to cross him. He favored doing cyber-sabotage on people who annoyed him, but if they angered him enough, deadlier consequences awaited...


He was not known to be selfless; thus, many characters from Ana Huang’s fictional world always think twice before seeking Christian Harper’s assistance. He would not do something merely out of the kindness of his heart except if he had equal returns to what he was doing (however, that’s not the case when it comes to Stella).


A love quote and snippet from Ana Huang's Twisted Lies

On the surface, he seemed to be a cold and detached person. Nevertheless, he had his sentimental side which was reserved wholly for Stella Alonso as well as Magda – a painting that everyone said to be hideous but he still kept for some personal reasons.


Although Christian Harper hardly ever laughs and his smile is so scarce, he is not all stiff and rigid: he has a quirky side, including his liking for the Spice Girls! He also enjoys doing activities that could challenge his mind, such as crosswords and jigsaw puzzles.



HIS PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES


Fadima Mooneira's fan art of Christian and Stella (Image: FM's Artstagram @fmooneira_art)


It was mentioned in the novel that Stella Alonso found Christian Harper to be “classically good-looking”. He has dark hair, whiskey-colored eyes, and a perfectly chiseled face. Standing at six foot three, Christian surely is a tall man! He is also described as one who always wears smart, perfectly-tailored clothes befitting his image as CEO. His immaculate self is shown not only via his dressing but also through his spotless apartment and car.



HIS BACKSTORY


Christian Harper first debuted in Twisted Games, followed by Twisted Hate before finally being given his own story in Twisted Lies. Later on, he also appeared in Ana Huang’s Kings of Sin series, particularly King of Wrath in which he played a major supporting character.


Christian Harper’s cynical personality was shaped by his past. It also caused him to not believe in love. After the tragedy that befell his own parents (who had been besotted with each other), he concluded that love only led people to become foolish and do crazy things – thus his initial aversion to any feelings of love, until Stella.


Christian had actually been harboring feelings towards Stella for several years – long before she ever set her eyes on him. All his life, Christian only saw the world as full of evil and darkness. So when Stella came along and became living proof that people are still capable of kindness, Christian’s worldview was shattered. He became attracted to her and thought his obsession with Stella was something complex that needed to be solved like a puzzle. He never expected to fall in love with Stella, but he did.




Christian Harper's love quote in Twisted Lies by Ana Huang


MY OVERALL REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER


Christian Harper is a dream lover for many women despite his sometimes unscrupulous ways. He had a protective side and he was supportive of Stella’s ambitions.


His protective side was obvious when he dealt with Stella’s stalker issue. While exhausting all his resources to track down the stalker, Christian would accompany Stella whenever she goes outside, including when she goes outstation or having dinner with her family. If he was not available to escort Stella, he would have his men watching over her for the sake of her safety.


Despite his protectiveness, Christian was at the same time supportive of Stella’s ambitions and wanted her to be strong on her own as well. He helped Stella with the paperwork for her business and always encouraged her to try and do the best in her job. He also believed in her even when she didn’t believe in herself.


One of Christian Harper's love quotes in Twisted Lies


Overall, Christian Harper is the perfect lover for Stella Alonso, as their character complements each other. Where Christian is unscrupulous, uncharitable, yet self-assured, Stella is kindly, caring, and sometimes insecure. Even his physique was perfect for Stella: his tall frame made Stella feel less aware of her own Amazonian figure. Thus, without a doubt, Christian Harper and Stella Alonso are truly made for each other! 



ABOUT THE GUEST WRITER


Guest Writer: Maddy M. She's also the blogger behind Little Miss Book Spoiler ^_^


Maddy M loves reading so much and her current motto is “Never wait to buy books”. She realized that some books that went out of print may not be reprinted ever again, so it is better to buy them while the books are still available in the market. One of her dreams is to spend a month doing nothing but reading her TBR list on the beach while enjoying the sea breeze. Maddy M is currently planning to create a specific social media page dedicated to her reading and writing activities. The page is still under construction, so she will only let you know once it’s ready!





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Comments

  1. A great profile of Christian Harper, I've never heard of this character or this book before, but both sound intriguing! x

    Lucy Mary

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    1. Yeah, Ana Huang’s Twisted series is a good book to read. You should check it out.

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  2. Unscrupulous but yet supportive of ambition of loved ones sounds like a really nuanced character. He sounds very interesting!

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    1. Yes!!! And he is swoon-worthy too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Tersengih-sengih akak baca review Mooneira ni. Imaginasi akak macam vibes cerita Turkiye gitu. Memula jadi part time boyfriend. Pastu berbunga-bunga fall in love. Hahaha.

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    1. Ha'ah, having a crush on a fictional character is fun. Btw, this character analysis ditulis oleh guest writer Maddy M ya. Not me ^_^

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  4. Wow, that's a seriously in-depth character profile! And how lovely that he's not too macho to like the Spice Girls, that's a wonderful touch :)

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    1. Hehehe... a great guy must have too side ~ one his manly side, one his cute and vulnarable side.

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  5. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿซถ https://thoughtswithn.com

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  6. I used to dislike the fake boyfriend trope. After reading two well written books with that trope, I am starting to like it. Thank you for sharing this one, I might have to check it out.

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    1. I started to like the fake boyfriend/fake lovers trope since reading Business Proposal webtoon. This trope is fun.

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  7. He sounds like a very interesting character! Thanks for sharing :)

    Corinne x
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  8. Oh watak dalam novel rupanya. Best idea review watak ni. Dulu2 pernah lah jugak saya baca novel2 cinta ni :)

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    1. Yeah, doing character analysis is fun. it shows you enjoy a novel a lot. Wah... Aerill pun pernah baca romance novel rupanya. So krang baca lagi ke tidak? Hehehe...

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  9. He sounds like a great character with a lot of things going on his mind. Reading this makes me want to read a novel now!

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  10. It was fun reading a guest post by Maddy M! Christian does seem like a complex protagnosit. He is handsome but is unscrupulous. It is great he's suportive of Stella though!

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    1. Yep, a supportive boyfriend is what a girl wants. Btw, you will be seing Maddy M a lot on my blog soon. She's now my VIP guest writer ^_^

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  11. This was a great analysis of the male protagonist. I love morally grey characters. Would it be wrong to read this just so I can be in love with him hahaha?

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    1. Hehehe... why not? It's a good reason to read a book ^_^

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