Monday, January 2, 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Jericho Barrons

We decided that Thursday needed a little pizazz and stumbled on this meme. So we took ourselves over to The Unread Reader to see what it was all about and join the fun. The Unread Reader features this meme on Wednesdays, but we figured moving our participation to Thursday wouldn't hurt anything. We'd love it if you'd leave a comment if you participate in this so we can check out your book boyfriends as well.

My Book Boyfriend is  
My ideal Jericho is Joe Manganiello.

Books he is in:
The FEVER Series 
by Karen Marie Moning:

Barrons' appearance as described by Moning in Dark Fever:
"About thirty, six foot two or three, he had dark hair, golden skin, and dark eyes. His features were strong, chiseled. I couldn't pinpoint his nationality any more than I could his accent; some kind of European crossed with Old World Mediterranean or maybe an ancestor with dark Gypsy blood. He wore an elegant, dark gray Italian suit, a crisp white shirt, and a muted patterned tie. He wasn't handsome. That was too calm a word. He was intensely masculine. He was sexual. He attracted. There was an omnipresent carnality about him, in his dark eyes, in his full mouth, in the way he stood. He was the kind of man I wouldn't flirt with in a million years" (35).

Some Facts about Barrons:
Owner of Barrons Books & Baubles in Dublin, Ireland.
The epitome of "a mysterious, tall, dark and handsome man".
Species is still UNKNOWN. Grrr.
The Ultimate Bad- Boy.

Some Barrons Quotes:

"Sometimes, Ms. Lane," he said, "one must break with one's past to embrace one's future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is."

"If he’d been any other man and I'd been any other girl, I’d have called the narrowing of his heavy-lidded dark eyes lust. But he was Barrons and I was Mac, and a blossoming of lust was about as likely as orchids blooming in Antarctica"

"I'm sorry your pretty little world got all screwed up, but everybody's does, and you go on. It's how you go on that defines you."

"Dying is overrated. Human sentimentality has twisted it into the ultimate act of love. Biggest load of bullshit in the world. Dying for someone isn't the hard thing. The man that dies escapes. Plain and simple. Game over. End of pain...Try living for someone. Through it all-good, bad, thick, thin, joy, suffering. That's the hard thing."

Why He's My Book Boyfriend:
That's assuming he'd let me call him my book boyfriend, and knowing that prickly son of a, well, you know, I don't think he'd appreciate it. You know that bad boy unobtainable type? All aloof, hot, heroic on occasion? The one that you will never figure out where you stand and why you'd want to? That's Barrons. Actually he is the gold standard of the type. He is a dynamic character that maintains the mystique throughout the Fever Series. I literally can't get enough of the times when he shows some affection, but that's like in all those dysfunctional relationships, right? He is a Roller Coaster of a man, and that's assuming he's JUST a man. You should do yourself a favor and get in line for this ride.

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