We’re excited to celebrate the newest addition to that exclusive club of delicious rocker BBFs: Arturo King! THE LEGEND OF ARTURO KING by LB Dunbar is a modern day re-imagining of the King Arthur Legend and full of many swoon-worthy, romantic moments. Check out one such moment in the below excerpt, along with the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for Arturo and Guinie.
“I can’t marry you,” I said softly.
“I just … I just can’t.”
“What is this really about?” he asked, as he sidled up to me from where he stood across the room.
“You tell me what this is about?”
He smiled slowly, rubbing my bare arms tenderly.
“I want you to be my wife. That’s what this is about.”
“I can’t be your wife.”
“Because I’m still figuring out who I want to be for me.”
“That makes no sense.”
I knew he wouldn’t understand. Although I thought, if anyone, he would be the only one to get it. He knew it was important for me to be someone for me. Not because of who my father was, and not because of who Arturo was. I couldn’t be marked as another lady on his long list.
“You’re Arturo King. But who will I be?”
“You can be my queen.”
“And what does that do for me?”
“I’m selfish. It does for me.”
“I want something for me.” I paused. Then I added with confusion, “It does what for you?”
“It allows me to worship you every day the way you deserve to be worshipped. It provides me with my muse. That is what it does for me.”
“And what will it do for me?”
“It will allow me to worship you every day. The way you deserve to be worshipped.”
Well, who can argue with that?
“I love you, Guinie. More than anything. You’re my one and only. My future. Let me let go of the past.”
Wonder what your favorite book couples would give each other as gifts?
Arturo and Guinevere are separated during Valentine’s Day. If he could give her something, it would be the song he’s written that he intended for their wedding. Guinevere would give Arturo a handmade guitar pick-shaped charm she found that has a moon and stars engraved on it. She intended to hang it on a leather strap for him. It would match the moon and stars charm he’d given her.