Monday, January 2, 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Zack Todd

We decided that Thursday needed a little pizazz and stumbled on this meme. So we took ourselves over to The Unread Reader to see what it was all about and join the fun. The Unread Reader features this meme on Wednesdays, but we figured moving our participation to Thursday wouldn't hurt anything. We'd love it if you'd leave a comment if you participate in this so we can check out your book boyfriends as well.

This week I'm celebrating one of my first loves. Yes, yes...I have a lot of first loves, a few of which go even farther back than this one. But still, he counts. May I introduce you to...

Sheriff Zachariah (Zack) Todd
Book he's in: Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth, Face the Fire

(Three Sisters Island trilogy)

Author: Nora Roberts

His appearance:

*tanned, with faint lines fanning out from sharp green eyes

*firm jaw with an intriguing diagonal scar scoring it

*brown hair, a little long, with a bit of a curl that was already sun-streaked in June

*a narrow face with a long, straight nose
*a mouth that smiled easily and showed a slightly crooked incisor
*an honest face, easygoing, friendly

*broad shoulders and good arms

*big, wide hands

Some Zack Facts:

*His family is native to Three Sisters Island.

*His sister Ripley is his deputy.

*Zack is a traditionalist, believing in home and family above all else, and he will do whatever it takes to protect both.

*While Zack is aware of the Island's history and knows that his sister and Mia are...different...the part of him that is grounded in reality won't let him truly believe in witchcraft until he sees Nell learning and strenthening her magic.

Quotes about Zack:

*"There's been a Todd on the island for centuries, and Zachariah's one of the best of the lot. Kind, caring, and decent wtihout being a pain in the ass about it." ~ Mia

*"Zachariah Todd is the kind of man who's willing to put that power in your hands, to give you the choice of time and place." ~ Mia

*"You're brooding right now because you couldn't help - to your satisfaction - a woman you'd never seen and won't see again. It's that Good Samaritan gene of yours." ~ Ripley

*"Zack can be trusted. Maybe he plays it low key, that's his way. But when push comes to shove, he stands up." ~ Ripley

Why I love Zack:
Well, Zack is one of the rare good guys that I absolutely adore. I typically fall for the bad boys, but Zack is such a down to earth, absolutely adorable sweetheart. I love that he doesn't push Nell to reveal her painful secrets. He encourages her to grow and discover who she is. He helps Nell to find the strength she needs to overcome her past. In the end, when Nell has to face her worst fear, Zack is ready to give his life for hers, but he still allows Nell to save herself in the end. *sigh*

Who perfect Zack:
Bradley Cooper does just fine for me. I have to admit that I cheated. I did a google image search for Zack Todd and Bradley Cooper popped up. But Bradley totally works for me. I can see him jogging on the coast, stopping in for coffee, handling mischevious young boys, and of course romancing Nell. It doesn't hurt that he looks mighty fine without his shirt on, too.

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