So, this week, I get to talk a little bit about my newest-ish love, Alexi Rychman, professor of mathematics (AKA hot guy who could do my taxes).
When I asked Leanna if she had any pictorial references for Alexi so I could make this post, she informed me that the ever-incredible *and yummy* Richard Armitage was her inspiration for him (I kept thinking Chris Cornell in an ascot, but I think EVERY brooding guy should be Chris Cornell). So, kind lady she is, she sent me some pics.
And the more I look at them, the more I likey.
As though I needed the help.
Alexi believes with his entire being--mind, body, soul--in Fate and True Love. Beneath the veneer of self-absorption and melancholy is a romantic heart that beats only for his goddess. He's also ridiculously persistent, and I adore that in him. Hopeless romantic that I am *beneath the rock 'n roll exterior* I found a kinship with Alexi that I haven't felt since Jane Eyre. I think every hopeless romantic believes in Fate and Destiny, a sort of cosmic event that unites two people for eternity, and Alexi exemplifies this with all the grace and hope and rage and faith of a man who believes in it with every fiber of his existence. What woman wouldn't go insane for a man like him?