Today, for the Top 10 of 2011 Blog Event, we're picking our top ten book boyfriends of 2011. Here are my fictional crushes (in order from one to ten - this required a lot of thought) from books I've read this year:
He shifts my hand away and starts scratching out letters on his skin. "I worked out a tattoo - if I had one."
I look at what he's done. He's got the outline of my hand over his heart and in it he's written, Her.
I want to tell him that he's blown me away, but I think he knows. ~ Carly on Ryan (pg. 212) [my review]
"You dumb-ass," I crooned, kissing her on the forehead. "You don’t share me. You own me." ~ Adam (pg. 250-251)
"Forgive me, I cannot help myself. I want you. Want you for my own. Be my wife. Be mine. ~ Lord Greco (pg. 162) [my review]
"You were amazing when we first met, and somehow, inexplicably, you've come even farther. You've always been pure, raw energy, and now you control it. You're the most amazing woman I've ever met ... " ~ Dimitri (pg. 481)
Things I Want to Remember
Sailing on Lake Union with Holly
The way Holly's eyes light up when she smiles
Tomatoes in the greenhouse with Aldo
Fish and chips on the beach with Holly
Kissing Holly in the moonlight
Holding Holly in my arms
To be continued ...
Jason's own list. Handwritten. All about me. All about us. ~ Holly on Jason (pg. 301) [my review]
"I have something to tell you," he says.
I run my fingers along the tendons in his hand and look back at him.
"I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though." ~ Four (pg. 486) [my review]
"You don't have anything to worry about, Alex. I'm not going to let anything happen to you." ~ Aiden (pg. 199)
"The only life I want is one with you. I don't understand this gap you see between us, but can't you meet me somewhere in the middle?" ~ Lend (pg. 336) [my review]
The boy speaks up. When he does, there’s such a tender quality to his voice that I can’t help looking up at him. "I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you this," he begins. He doesn’t blush, and his eyes don’t dart away. Instead I find myself staring into a pair of oceans - one perfect, the other blemished by that tiny ripple. "You’re very attractive." ~ Day (Part 1) [my review]
"Being the young, dashing artist, Jules, I'm sure you have lots of girls just beating down your door.""Yeah, we dead guys really score with the chicks." He let go of my hand and sat back in his chair, wearing a cocky expression. "Actually, since you have so adamantly refused my attentions, I feel free to tell you that I have several girlfriends that I see on rotation, just to make sure nothing gets too serious.""Is one of them the barely dressed model I saw in your studio that day?""That is purely a professional relationship. Unlike what ours would be if you would just give me a chance." He puckered his lips in a sexy kiss. ~ Jules (Chapter 25) [my review]