Swoon Worthy Saturday #6

SWSSaturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday, hosted by staybookish, is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy!

Abbi Glines, you’ve done it again! This week’s #SWS goes to:

 

CAGE YORK

 

» The Gist
We first catch a glimpse of Cage in Breathe, the first installment of the Sea Breeze series. He’s a womaniser. He has a one night stand reputation. But he tells everyone that one day he will marry his best gal Low. Bad conflict of personalities but she is the only person to stick around in his life, so his commitment is only to her. Cage gains the trophy of swoon worthy in book 3, While It Lasts. A reckless summer lands him at a farm ‘doing time’ for his baseball coach’s friend. He falls hard for Eva, the farmer’s daughter (Yee-haw) but she has battles of her own to overcome.

» Swoon Worthy Moments slash Quotables
Cage says some sweet things like “I’d walked too close to heaven and gotten a glimpse. The hell I’d lived before her no longer appealed to me.” but one of my favourite scenes in the book is:

“You see somethin’ ya want, baby?”
“Maybe. I’m checking things out. Seeing if I’m interested,” I shot back with my own evil grin.
“I see something I want,” he drawled as he came toward me.
“You do?”
“Hell yeah, I do,” he murmured. “I love chocolate.” What? My excitement turned to confusion. His arm reached out beside me and took the piece of chocolate cake I’d brought him.”

» Author Love
Abbi Glines is one of my faves! She quotes lines in the series before While It Lasts, so you can read all about Cage through other’s POV on abbiglines.com. That way if you really wanted to skip ahead to read Cage’s story, you wouldn’t feel so bad.

» Hot Dang!
Cage York has featured on Hot Guys in Books. See people? I am not the only one. You need to check him out!

» Dreamcast – Thanks to Abbi, I don’t have to dream. Addam Bramich is being cast as Cage in a 2016 film adaptation of While It Lasts.
Although while reading While It Lasts, I pictured a man with a bulkier upper body like Captain America under the outfit and a harder jaw like this photo of Heath Ledger, or maybe even a hint of Vin Diesel, because he always looks like he knows what he wants.

Chris Evans
Heath Ledger
Vin Diesel

Swoon Worthy Saturday #5

SWSSaturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday, hosted by staybookish, is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy!

Dimitri, my last #SWS, is potentially getting the cut. Sorry Dimitri fans! I’ve read Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) and he has gone to the dark side. Total turn off… Maybe things change in the next installment.

Let me introduce you to this week’s #SWS:

~ Wesley Rush! ~

» The Gist

You can read all about Wesley Rush in Kody Keplinger’s novel, The Duff. He is the reason behind this novel, introducing us to this term “The Duff”, meaning the Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Not a nice term is it? I don’t know why he thought this was appropriate to call Bianca Piper TO HER FACE. Probably because she liked to dish out the hate to Wesley. There is always that one boy at high school who likes to tease girls, every time you saw him? I knew one. He was a pain in the ass. But I think his smart alec comments came from the crush he had on my friend 😉

Back to Wesley… Bianca describes him as a womanizer. It’s a well known fact that he likes to sleep around. He doesn’t get tied down with girlfriends and making commitments that he won’t keep. I guess he’s the high-school bad-ass, which makes the girls swoon.

Wesley lives in the nicest place in their small town, the mansion. His bedroom has a balcony that girls want to be seen on. But how many girls who have actually spent time in that house, not in his bed? That’s another question. Probably zero.

I don’t know how realistic Wesley’s situation is. He lives in this giant mansion, pretty much on his own. His parents are always out of town travelling and his little sister lives with their grandmother while the parents are away. We do meet both the sister Amy, and grandmother briefly. It’s probably the funniest scene and the most embarrassing moment for Wesley. No spoilers from me.

» Swoon Worthy Moments

The really swoon moments happen towards the end, like all good love stories when the person starts fighting for the one they love.

“I think about you much more than any self-respecting man would like to admit, and I’m insanely jealous of Tucker – something I never thought I’d say. Moving on after you is impossible. No other girl can keep me on my toes the way you can. No one else makes me WANT to embarrass myself by writing sappy letters like this one.
Only you.”

This is the line that probably seals the deal for Wesley. His big ego is gone and he’s finally ready to go after her. It’s cheesy when you read it, but you’ll get a sappy love grin.

“Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, but I’m chasing you.”

» Other Features

Hazel at Stay Bookish has featured Wesley. If you wanna read her post, click here.

Kody Keplinger also has a character profile on her site, click here. It has small facts that we didn’t know, like he’s ranked third in his class and his middle name is Benjamin…

» Celebrity Dreamcast!

The author, Kody Keplinger, pictures Jeremy Sumpter as Wesley Rush. You can bag the author’s vision. But I can definitely add my perspective. What about Max Thieriot? Someone a little younger perhaps, like Jake T. Austin?

 

  

 

Swoon Worthy Saturday #4

SWSSaturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday, hosted by staybookish, is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy!

Without further ado, this week’s #SWS goes to:

~ DIMITRI BELIKOV! ~

 

» The Gist

You can read all about Dimitri in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I’ve only read the first book but this is what I can tell you so far. He is a 24 year old vampire Guardian. That’s the perfect age for a school crush. Tall, super fast, super strong. Shoulder-length brown hair. Dark eyes. Dark eyebrows. Low voice, with a Russian accent and words spoken as gentle as silk. Gripping hands. Muscular body. He’s a trained warrior and sworn to protect Moroi, the vampire royalty.

» Swoon Worthy Moments

Rose, a student training with Dimitri to become a guardian, is in a room making out with a guy named Jesse. You see a hint of Dimitri’s affection for Rose here:

“What I was not ready for was Dimitri.
He burst in the door like he’d expected to find us, and in that horrible moment, with him raging like a storm, I knew why Mason had called him a god. In the blink of an eye, he crossed the room and jerked Jesse up by his shirt, nearly holding the Moroi off the ground.”

But the best scene in this entire book starts off with:

“Releasing my wrists, he moved his hands up my arms, sliding slowly along my skin. Holding me in his dark, hungry gaze, he pulled me to him, pressing me right up to his body.
One of his hands moved up the back of my neck, twining his fingers in my hair and tipping my face up to his. He brought his lips down, barely brushing them against mine.”

» Other Features

Shadow Kissed have a character bio on Dimitri. Make sure to go check it out too: http://www.shadowkissed.net/character-bios/dimitri-belikov/

» Celebrity Dreamcast!

Lesbi-honest, some celebrities just can’t match the image we have in our head. It’s hard to think of celebrities when someone has already been cast in the movies!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has the looks for Dimitri, maybe needs to be a little buffer & longer hair and doesn’t have the right accent.

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Swoon Worthy Saturday #3

SWSSaturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday, hosted by staybookish, is a weekly meme where we present a fictional character who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy!

There is no shortage of fictional heartthrobs. This week’s #SWS, in light of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer released yesterday, goes to:

~ Mr. Christian Grey ~

» The Gist
Before I mention physical characteristics, this man has achieved great things at such a young age of 27. He is first introduced to us readers as the CEO of Grey Enterprises, and a major benefactor to the university that Anastasia Steele attends. To put it lightly ‘he’s rolling in it,’.

“I employ over forty thousand people, Miss Steele. That gives me a certain sense of responsibility – power, if you will. If I were to decide I was no longer interested in the telecommunications business and sell up, twenty thousand people would struggle to make their mortgage payments after a month or so.”

This sounds so arrogant out of context but Christian has built his organisation ground up & this highlights the responsibilities on his shoulders and he is very aware that his decisions have a huge impact.

Let’s get to what you wanna know. When Ana first meets Christian, he is wearing an impeccable gray suit. Just imagine a crisp white shirt that looks like it’s never been worn before and an expensive black tie in the perfect knot. Christian is tall. If you were barefoot, the kind of height you’d have to tippy-toe to kiss.The author wrote Christian with unruly dark copper hair but I can’t picture that. I see perfection. Don’t forget the blazing bright gray eyes that will make your panties drop! Doesn’t he suit his name?

» Swoon Worthy Moments
FSOG is written from Ana’s perspective so everything we read about Christian is from her eyes, so of course we all fall in love with him. Before we get too far into the book, Ana is almost side-swiped by a cyclist. This is one of the “sweeter” moments:

Are you okay?” he whispers. He has one arm around me, clasping me to him, while the fingers of his other hand softly trace my face, gently probing, examining me. His thumb brushes my lower lip, and I hear his breath hitch. He’s staring into my eyes, and I hold his anxious, burning gaze for a moment or maybe it’s forever… but eventually, my attention is drawn to his beautiful mouth. Oh my.

Christian is like a thesaurus and says things like ‘pressing his suit’. I mean I understand what he meant by it because Jose was making his unwanted moves on Ana but who actually says that?

Oh and don’t forgot his sweet departing words, you’ll wish your man says it:

“Laters, baby.”

Once we get past the pleasantries in the first few chapters, Ana’s inner monologue is screaming for more & there is a lot of R-rated dirty talk!

“He grabs me suddenly and yanks me up against him, one hand at my back holding me to him and the other fisting in my hair.
“You’re one challenging woman,” He kisses me, forcing my lips apart with his tongue, taking no prisoners.

There is sooooo much more where that came from!

» Dreamcast
I know that Jamie Dornan has already been cast for the movies, but I think his face is too soft. Check out the trailer below. You’ll understand if you’ve read the books. It’s just not what you picture in a dominating man. They need to lighten his hair a little too. It looked more unruly in Once Upon A Time. They haven’t quite matched him with this earlier photoshoot either. He looks convincing in this image:

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But I want the strong jaw line of Superman & the body of a God. I still go with my original casting, Matt Bomer. Cam Gigandet could’ve pulled it off. He definitely does in Burlesque! I heard Ian Somerhalder & Alexander Skarsgård’s names were thrown around by fans. I can understand A-listers might’ve been hesitant to take on such a role, but it could’ve been worth the risk!

So tell me, who gets your knickers in a twist? I mean, who would you like to see play the role of Christian Grey? Boyfriends & Husbands not included. You can tell me. We’ll keep it between friends.

Swoon Worthy Saturday #2

SWSSaturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday, hosted by staybookish, is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy! Because we all need another book boyfriend.

Without further ado, this week’s #SWS and your future book boyfriend goes to:

~ COLE MURPHY! ~

» The Gist
You can find Cole in Claire Contreras’ Darkness series.

The story of Blake, a young woman who suffers heartbreak at this loss of her parents and is going through a journey to discover the truth. It’s an emotional ride and Cole becomes the light at the end of her tunnel. Cole looks good in a suit & tie, has a smooth voice and very protective arms. Blake describes his long brown eyelashes, green eyes, golden cheeks, defined jaw, short brown hair, muscular arms, taut stomach… do you need more convincing?

Cole has a mischievous grin and he’s a little bit of a rule breaker. Does that explain his personality? Not really… but he’s a fun guy to be around. He knows that Blake has trouble sleeping, so he wraps her up in his arms and sleeps with her. There is plenty of sexual innuendo that Blake doesn’t deny, but Cole keeps his distance when asked. He has a heart of gold which shines in his relationships, especially with his brother Aubrey and in the events that take place in their back story. The story really overwhelms your senses, so if you read the series, expect to be flinging your book across the room and then once you’ve calmed your nerves, running to go pick it up. It’s that good.

» Swoon Worthy Moments
Cole says some very sweet things,

“I’m in love with you, Blake. I’ve been in love with you from the moment I saw you. I’ve been in love with you from the day I was born and possibly even before then. I belong to you. My body belongs to you. My heart belongs to you. Please let me make love to you.”

you will fall in love with the phrase,

“I love you to the moon and back.” 

and some very naughty things. This might be the most PG-13 quote:

“Fine. I’ll go back to my room,” he says gruffly, his blazing eyes boring into mine. “Just know that I’ll be thinking very naughty thoughts and doing very naughty things to myself while I picture you naked and wet.” 

Fiction and Fashion list some even better quotes from Cole, so make sure you check out why they recommend Cole as their Book Boyfriend too.

» Celebrity Dreamcasting

The hair, the jawline, the arms, the body… oh my!

 

Enjoy!

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