Hi, peeps. Post #6 of May. So I’ve been thinking about my favorite characters lately and I decided to bring back my Saturday blog meme – Saturday Stars.
Today’s star is *drumrolls*
Saturday Star: Simon Doyle
Book/Series: The Search – Nora Roberts
A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in this riveting #1 New York Times bestseller from Nora Roberts.
To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life—a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.
On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life with her three loyal Labs. But all that changes on the day intensely private wood artist Simon Doyle barrels up her drive with an out-of-control puppy, desperate for her help.
As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona’s life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands…
I’ve always had a soft spot for snarky guys and Simon is one of my favorites. He’s grouchy and surly and he guards his solitude like a secret service agent. He’s a wood artist and he doesn’t give a damn what others think of him. I love that about him, how he does what he thinks is best without letting others’ opinions affect him.
He knows who he is, what he wants, and makes no apologies. I can only wish to have even an ounce of that self-confidence.
And when Simon loves, he loves with all his heart, fully, completely, without restraints. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever feel that way. I don’t know but at least I can live vicariously through my favorite characters.
How to participate in this meme: 1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back. 2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character. 3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds. Questions: 1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.) 2 - Which book or series does the character live in? 3 - Why is this character among your favorites?