Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Boyfriend ~ 1/31/15

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So the book boyfriend for this week is...


Something To Dream On

If a painting in the home of your perfect man reflects your dreams of doom, do you run, or do you dare to embrace love?
While Lizetta lives a life of compassion, childhood bullying over a few extra pounds have caused this sparky woman to lose sight of the beauty of her soul. Jensen’s recent past is filled with substance abuse, shady morals, and loose women. A brutal wake up call forced him to find his way back to the gentle soul he once was; however, there are some whose futures depend on the return of the demon.
Souls can heal, but how long can they fight the forces that seek to destroy them? If one of those forces is the person who shattered your self-image, and she is determined to take down the one you love, could you still believe that everyone deserves a second chance?

Something to Dream On was such a fantastic book, and the characters were a huge part of that. Jensen was my favorite character of the lot (next to Etta, that is), so it's not a stretch to say that he played an important role in making me love this book. Mostly because I LOVE HIM.

Jensen is so kindhearted. And caring. And not nearly as selfish as he thinks he is. He's the kind of guy who stopped when he saw a dog hurt on the side of the road, got her to a vet, and then adopted her. He's the kind of guy who helps a person with a negative body image lift that self-esteem by loving her. He's the kind of guy who wanted so badly to help a past friend get better. And he gave some of the absolute sweetest moments in this novel.

I love Jensen. 

He says sincere things like this...

Jensen's eyes go to his lap, and his voice softens in a way that implies discomfort. "A person's weight doesn't matter to me. What matters is her heart and how well she takes care of herself." 
I know I am over-sensitive about my body, but was that directed at my weight?  
I look for an indication. Jensen's eyes slowly peer up. His soft features imply that he is sincere.

And then...

"I'm sorry," he quickly adds. "That may have come out wrong. All I was trying to say is that you are a beautiful girl and should never lose sight of that."

He's clearly a gentleman...

Tonight I had a date with a guy who opened doors for me, carried my jacket, watched hockey with me, shared garlic fries with me (even if he did fib and say it was only so we could share garlic breath), and who gave me the sweetest kiss goodnight after walking me to my door. It was one of the most perfect evenings I could imagine.

And there are moments like this that squeeze my heart...

"I thought I was living my nightmare all over again, but an angel in scrubs appeared and gave me hope." 
"I looked such a mess that day," she chokes out. 
My hands cup her cheeks so I can capture her gaze. New tears form because more than ever I see what a gift she was. "You looked like a savior whose only concern wasn't her own. You were the beacon of light that showed me I would be okay."


Our eyes lock and warmth fills me from within. It slides into my soul like honey, causing me to brazenly confess, "For the first time, I've fallen, and it's deeper than I ever imagined possible. I love you, Lizetta."

I love Jensen, y'all. I do, I do, I really, really do.

So that's the book boyfriend for this week! What do you think of my sweet boy? Do you have a book boyfriend to share? Leave us a comment!