What Does Robyn Sutherland Look Like?

on January 29, 2016 Anna 28 Replies

Hi Everyone!

I’m just starting to put together my Pinterest board for “A Season of Ruin,” the second book in the Sutherland Scandals series, and I need help! Which of the three gorgeous gentleman below looks like Robyn to you? The contenders are 1. Ben Barnes, 2. Colin O’Donoghue, 2. and 3. Hugh Dancy.

Ben Barnes Colin O'Donoghue Hugh Dancy

Yes, I know, it’s nearly impossible to choose between them! A hint – both Ben and Colin look as good in color! Ben Barnes looks a little young to be Robyn in some of his photos, but I’m not sure I care. Oh, and all three of them look great shirtless, in case you were wondering.

Some of you will remember Robyn from “A Wicked Way to Win an Earl,” but in order to make an educated choice I think you need an excerpt from Robyn and Lily’s story, so I’ve included a short one from Chap. 3 of “A Season of Ruin” that encapsulates Robyn’s character at the start of the book. Enjoy!

A Season of Ruin (Berkley, Aug. 2016)

He opened his eyes to find Lily looking up at him as if she dreaded what he’d say next.

“If you wanted to kiss me, Lily, you could have just asked. You didn’t need to go to all this trouble.”

Her mouth dropped open, then she crossed her arms over her chest. “If you wanted me to slap your face, Robyn, I would have been delighted to oblige, even without the kiss.”

He grinned. “You didn’t have to slap me at all, you know. I would have let you go. I only wanted to see your face before I did.”

So I could find you again. And ruin you.

Alas, there would be no ruination now. He’d never find another woman in London with her taste and scent, either. Wild strawberries, a meadow on a sunny day . . .

Good God. He was going to have to move to the country.

She ran a hand over her hair to smooth the curls he’d disarranged. “Well, I didn’t know that, and I didn’t know it was you. I thought it far more likely to be one those conscienceless seducers London is infamous for.”

“Let that be a lesson to you, then. Anything can happen when you follow a gentleman into a dark room.”

“Follow? Don’t be absurd. I never followed you. I hadn’t any idea you were in here. I thought this was the lady’s retiring room.”

Robyn raised an eyebrow. “You mean to say you’re perceptive enough to notice a man lying in wait by the door, but not perceptive enough to realize this isn’t the ladies’ retiring room?”

“I did realize it! Only it was too late to do anything about it by then.”

He took a step closer. “Ah, yes. I forgot. You were all atremble by then, in fear for your virtue, certain you were in the arms of a conscienceless seducer.”

She bit her bottom lip nervously. “Wasn’t I?”

Robyn’s gaze drifted down to her lips. “Perhaps you were.”

The truth was before tonight, before he’d kissed her, he’d hardly even noticed Lily. Oh, she was beautiful, just like her sister Delia, with the same thick golden brown hair and those famously blue, blue eyes.

But Lily . . . well, she was too neat. Too proper. She was buttoned, laced, smoothed and groomed to perfection. There wasn’t a stray curl to finger or a hint of ankle to admire. Any lust he might have felt for her was overwhelmed by an urge to wrinkle her gown or pull every pin from her hair, then shove it back in, upside down and backwards.

But that was before he’d discovered straight-laced, proper Lily hid the softest lips he’d ever kissed and the most tempting curves he’d ever laid a finger on under her starchy exterior. He hadn’t even needed all of his fingers to tell that her breasts were . . .

Stop it! Never mind her lips or her breasts. Robyn closed his eyes for a moment. He didn’t like his chances of keeping his head attached to his neck if his brother Alec ever found out about this incident.

It was quite simple, really. Don’t touch Lily.

28 thoughts on “What Does Robyn Sutherland Look Like?”

  1. Margaret Stewart says:

    Ben Barnes as he is the only one with curls.

    As for looking young, I have been told I look ten years younger than I am since I turned 50. I’m much older now and it still holds.

  2. Donna B says:

    Colin O’Donoghue does it for me. He has a playful look about him, but looks as if he could be deadly serious as well.

  3. Marie Neith says:


  4. Anna Bradley says:

    Thanks, Margaret! The curls get to me, too. He’s adorable, and maybe he looks younger than he is, like you do!

  5. Anna Bradley says:

    Yep, it pretty tough to say no to Colin. He’s got a great smile, but he’s very sexy, too. Thanks, Donna!

  6. Joëlle says:

    Don’t know them, but N°2 is handsome !

  7. Marcelle Cole says:

    2. Colin O’Donoghue!!
    I have done marathon viewing on the Once Upon A Time series from ABC and love this villain!!

  8. Anna Bradley says:

    Love him, too! He has that sweet smile, but he’s also a little deadly!

  9. Anna Bradley says:

    He sure is! That’s Colin O’Donoghue, and he’s the current favorite!

  10. Dianna Plano says:

    Ben Barnes. His hair, his look, he just fits. He is what I would imagine for this role. Definitely Ben Barnes… don’t get me wrong – Colin is oh-so-melting worthy! But I believe Ben fits better here…

  11. Anna Bradley says:

    Thanks, Marie! Lots of people like him.

  12. Anna Bradley says:

    Thanks, Diana! Ben Barnes has a playful look that works with Robyn’s personality, I think. Plus I love his hair!

  13. Leslie Books says:

    Colin O’Donoghue is wickedly handsome.

  14. Helen McKenna says:

    Ben Barnes….imagine those eyes looking at you as he’s about to………….
    Helen Australia

  15. Donna Finlay says:

    Definitely Colin O’Donoghue – he could be good or bad and is very nice to look at.

  16. brian lane says:

    If I must pick one, then #2. I would like a normal looking guy just once. 🙁

  17. Anna Bradley says:

    Yes, he is! A little bit naughty, too, which is totally Robyn.

  18. Anna Bradley says:

    Ha! I know just what you mean, Helen!

  19. Anna Bradley says:

    He does have a versatility to him. Robyn is careless, reckless, a little bad at the start, but then he shapes up, so maybe Colin captures that the best.

  20. Anna Bradley says:

    Thanks, Brian! He does have a bit of an “everyman” quality to him. And for sure, let’s hear it for the “normal-looking” guys!

  21. Margaret Palmeri says:

    Definitely #2 he is the gentleman to pick

  22. Anna Bradley says:

    Wow – lots of Colin fans here! Thanks, Margaret!

  23. Donna Stockdale says:

    I have to agree with the majority on Colin. He has a sultry look about him. Sexy eyes also that seem to look through you. A suggestion
    on future covers….maybe a little more mature hunk of man with some
    grey at the side burns. HOT!!!!! Thanks for including us.

  24. Ruth McCurry says:

    I like #2 Colin. He looks rough and tough.

    #1 scares me and #3 looks way too young.

  25. Barbara Hill says:

    They all look Fabulous, but I would pick # 3!❤️❤️❤️

  26. Pamela Gramlisch says:

    I will go with #2. Colin O’Donoghue. He looks clean cut like you can drop him right into the story.

  27. Brenda Smith says:

    #2 would be my favorite. You could get lost in those eyes.

  28. Dottie Aubel says:

    Colin’s face is the one that fits an image that I get from reading the excerpt. They’re all very nice, but I think Colin wins me over.

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