When you need inspiration for a dark, brooding lover, you can’t go past Mark Ruffalo. Lover in Waiting has a sub-plot involving Jack’s twin sister, Virginia, and a suitor of her own. Meet the inspiration of my scholar, Bernard Hallam. Like him?
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“Why Lady Orkney, I had no idea you took such an interest in my figure. I am flattered. Perhaps you should take care of these little matters for me since I am clearly incapable. You can even help remove my … boots later if you like. Such capable hands and such a generous … heart.”