Monday, August 24, 2015

It's time... Book Boyfriend Monday!

Jase Garrett 
(My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick)

Why did I not have an awesome neighbor like the Garretts? They have to be the coolest family ever which leads me to Jase... Hello, he's from the coolest family ever! There's one reason that he makes the Book Boyfriend Monday list. 

Another reason is that he's totally sweet and loves animals. I am a huge animal lover so this is a big bonus for me. Just imagine, if you lived with him you could literally have any animal you wanted and he'd be totally down for it! Awesome!

He's also pretty funny. Throughout the novel he repeatedly made me chuckle. He's very witty and quick on his feet. 

Speaking of being quick on his feet, he's athletic! 

Name a quality you want in a guy and Jase probably hits it. The only thing he's missing is tattoos but hey, bare skins pretty hot too.  

Some quotes from/about Jase:
“But here’s the truth: In movies, it’s never half so lovely as it is here and now with Jase.”
"He pulls on my lower lip gently with his teeth, then fits his mouth to mine. First so careful, and then so deep and deliberate, that I can't think of anything at all but his smooth back under my hands. My fingers travel to the springy-soft texture of his hair, and I lose myself in the movement of his lips and his tongue. I'm so glad I'm still alive to feel all those things.”

Monday, August 17, 2015

It's time for...
Book Boyfriend Monday!

 Augustus Waters
(The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)

Let's be honest, we all adore Augustus "Gus" Waters. Even if you didn't enjoy the book I bet there's a part of you that secretly liked Gus.

Augustus is described as a tall, fit, blue eyed, mahogany haired guy with a prosthetic leg. He's an ex- basketball player with osteosarcoma cancer.

One of the things I find interesting about Gus is his outlook on life. The poor kid is dying and yet he's still super  real and happy. He has this thing for symbols/metaphors which is really cool. The most common metaphor he uses is the infamous cigarette he carries in his mouth but doesn't actually smoke.

He's also super caring. He stayed with his ex-girlfriend Caroline until she passed even though she was extremely sour and nicknamed him "Stumpy." But he felt bad for her, as she was dying of brain cancer.

His goal throughout the book is to make Hazel happy and that's just too dang sweet. From helping her meet her favorite author to being there for her through her sickness even as he was "lit up" with cancer himself.

[SPOILER] In the end Augustus "Gus" Waters passes away in one of the saddest book deaths. I definitely didn't see it coming until late in the book and I bawled my eyes out as we saw him progressively get sicker until the end.

Some quotes from/about Augustus:
“I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.”
“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” 
- “I fear oblivion,” he said without a moment’s pause. “I fear it like the proverbial blind man who’s afraid of the dark.”
“Too soon,” Isaac said, cracking a smile.
“Was that insensitive?” Augustus asked. “I can be pretty blind to other people’s feelings.” 

-  “If you don't live a life in service of a greater good, you've gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know? And I fear that I won't get either a life or a death that means anything.” 
-  “its a metephor, see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth but you dont give it the power to do its killing.” 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

( I know it's a day late but I was busy yesterday so here's...)

Book Boyfriend Monday!

Rule Archer
(Rule, Marked Men series by Jay Crownover)

If you have not read the Marked Men series then I suggest you do because I promise, every boy in this series will eventually make it to Book Boyfriend Monday!

I love Rule freakin' Archer. He's literally my bad boy dream.

Rule is a 23 year old tattooed bad ass living life the way he desires with no care as to what other people think. And he deserves some respect for being him when growing up everybody wanted to change him. Even his own parents didn't approve of who he was, his mother pretty much did all but disown the poor boy.

While Rule is out living his life he's also battling the grief and guilt of his twin brother, Remy's death. Lots of people blamed him for the death and that, obviously, took a toll on Rule. He goes around drinking his life away sleeping with any and every girl that looks his way- which is a lot of girls because who wouldn't look his way? He's hot.

Rule makes a living as a professional and very successful tattoo artist. He's pretty much the definition of "young and rebellious."

Through all that though Rule is a great brother/friend. He's very protective of the ones he loves and that comes through loud and clear throughout the entire series.

Rule's love for Shaw is so intense and passionate it's crazy. I fell in love with the way they love each other. Once Rule accepts that he wants to be with Shaw he doesn't let anything stop him. He thoroughly consumes her. Who doesn't want a love that's strong enough to pass any limitations?

Some quotes from/ about Rule:

- “I think it’s genetically impossible not to be kind of in love with him when you come equipped with a vagina. It’s just something about all that angsty, moody swagger he has that makes you want to cuddle him up and make him feel better.”
- “You have to promise not to bail on me when I get lost, Shaw. You have to promise to just wait it out until I can find my way back. I need to know you’re at the end of the tunnel when everything goes black.” 
“You’ve never wanted to be easy to love Rule and you make damn sure that nobody can ever forget it.”
- “I wasn’t the type that got jealous, I mean I lived my entire life not being as good as my twin, so I couldn’t understand the murderous rage that was suddenly flowing through me, the sudden need to claim something, to announce to the world that she was mine...”

Monday, August 3, 2015

So I will be starting a new page on the blog where every Monday will now be... BOOK BOYFRIEND MONDAY! Every Monday I will profile a different book boy that is swoon-worthy. What better way to start off the week than with a hot book boyfriend? I'm going to start it off with...

Travis Maddox
  (Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster/ Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire)

Oh, Mr. Maddox. Every girl's bad boy dream is wrapped up in this boy. Tattoos, dimples, muscles, violence, obsessive love... ahh, yes.

Travis is fit, covered in tattoos and has a dimple. I must admit, tattoos and dimples will make me fall for any man. He has brown hair and eyes.

Not only is he hot though, he's smart! Throughout the stories he flies through his classes with ease.
He's a HOT, SMART, BAD BOY. Hello perfection.

Travis is also very witty and sarcastic, which I love. His obsessiveness can get a little over whelming sometimes but at the end of the day his love for Abby is absolutely breathtaking. While I myself would never want to be with an obsessive control freak, I do find Mr. Maddox to be super attractive.

He's also very insecure. He puts himself down a lot, saying that he's not worthy of Abby's love and all you want to do in those moments is hug him.

Some quotes from/about Travis:

“The way I feel about you . . . it’s crazy.”
“You got the crazy part right,” she snapped, pulling away from me.
“I practiced this in my head the whole time we were on the bike, so just hear me out.”
“I know we’re fucked-up, all right? I’m impulsive and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then you need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don’t deserve you . . . but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I’ve loved anyone or anything, ever. When you’re around, I don’t need booze or money or the fighting or the one-night stands . . . all I need is you. You’re all I think about. You’re all I dream about. You’re all I want.” 

 - “I was in love with her; couldn’t imagine my life without her in it; but at the same time, I wanted her to have better.” 
- “It’s dangerous to need someone that much. You’re trying to save him, and he’s hoping you can. You two are a disaster.”

Travis is the perfect start for my Book Boyfriend Monday.

What do you think of this sensitive, bad boy? Leave your thoughts in the comments and feel free to suggest characters you'd like to see featured!