Ok, Valentine's Day was yesterday, but I thought I might hurt Mr SHx's feeling if I released a list of my top crushes and he wasn't on it. I know, these are fictional characters so it's obviously not the same. Well... You try to explain that to him!
You see, I'm a romance nerd and there is no better way to attract my attention than an eye catching mysterious male character in a good book. Yes, they might fall into certain stereotypes but that doesn't keep us girlies from falling head over hills for them, does it? Classic example? While reading Twilight, my sister asked her husband why he wasn't a broody vampire. Needless to say, my brother-in-law is not a fan of the saga.
So here are the jaw-dropping book hunks I wish were real (sorry hubby!):
The Wise Alternative Type ~ Seth Morgan (Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - read my review here) is the pierced, sexy, wise soul that plays with all your preconceptions by being the ever so slightly punk looking guy that talks sense into everyone.
"... the door swung open and Seth stood in the doorway, grinning. The streetlights made him look a bit intimidating, illuminating the bars in his eyebrows and the ring in his lower lip. His blue-black hair fell over his face when he moved, like tiny arrows pointing to pronounced cheekbones.(...) She stepped around the piles of books on the floor: Chaucer and Nietzsche sat beside 'The Prose Edda'; 'Kama Sutra' tilted against 'A World History of Architecture' and a Clare Dunkle novel. Seth read everything."
The Boy Next Door ~ Ryan Daley (Exile by Rebecca Lim - read my review here) is the cute and sweet one with just enough badass attitude to give him that oomph.
"... And Ryan's standing there, a duffel bag in one hand. Wearing that beat-up leather jacket over layered tees, (...) indigo jeans, scuffed boots. His dark hair is longer than I remember it. I suppose he hasn't cut it since the last time I saw him.
He's still lean, broad-shouldered, heartbreakingly beautiful; all the more so because it's not what he's about. There's no vanity in him, just an instinctive athlete's grace. His dark eyes darken further as they fall on me."
"... Cole stalked around after me, his hands folded behind his back like a boy who'd been told not to break anything. He looked profoundly out of place here, a polished, aggressive predator moving amongst sunlit shelves that seemed folksy in comparison. I wondered if it was a conscious decision, his projected attitude, or if it was a by-product of the person within. Ad I wondered how someone like him, a furious sun, was going to survive in someplace like Mercy Falls."
I'm hyperventilating already. Moving on swiftly... What are your favourite book hunks? Be part of it by making a comment and making a blogger happy! ^_^