My Book Boyfriend – week 14

I skipped last week so here goes this week. I chose Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae Clan from Kresley Cole’s Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night. I have yet to choose any characters of the werewolf variety so I figured I’d remedy that.

His fated mate’s first thoughts about Bowen:

She inwardly sighed. Lykae males were notoriously good-looking, and the few she’d seen had lived up to their reputation, but this one was heart-poundingly sexy.

He had black hair, stick straight and thick, reaching to the collar of his obviously expensive shirt. His body — which she’d found herself thinking about frequently over the past few days — was sublime. He stood a good bit over six feet tall, and though the corridor was wide enough for two normal-size people to pass, his broad shoulders and big, rangy build filled the space.

But even with all his many attractions, his eyes were what made him so unique. They were the color of rich, warm amber, and yet there was a kind of sinister light to them, which she liked.

I chose model Ben Brian; imagine he has amber eyes. And I’m pretty sure Bowen had chest hair – being a Lykae and all – but this is who I thought of. The relationship between him and Mariketa, his mate, is hilarious because as theyre climbing through mountains and jungles, they bicker back and forth but it becomes playful. Bowen lost his “real” mate years ago and the thing that’s developing between them helps to thaw his bitterness some. Though she is awfully reluctant.

They have this on again/off again thing throughout and this little letter she leaves him sums things up pretty well”

“Fuckhead:
The name is MariKETA.
Go to hell,
the WITCH, doing a creepy spell somewhere right now. “

LOL. The dialogue was so funny in this book. Bowen really won my heart when he realized some things about himself at the end of this book when he was forced to question his true feelings. Loved this and loved the Lykae.

Um, yes please.

We Want to Know – a new Wednesday meme

PhotobucketIn the same vein as Meet Me On Monday, there’s a new meme at Dandelion Wishes. I was actually reluctant to do it because I don’t like my answers to these questions. But here goes.

{1} Do you make friends easily?
To be honest, no. I seem to befriend and have great conversations with people at work but bridging the gap to doing stuff outside work has always been difficult. I have retained zero friends from high school and anyone I knew in college I only talk to on Facebook.
I did meet a bunch of people through this Dinner Club a while ago. Ash’s friend Kelly married Beth who knew Heather who worked with Tiffany and then it went from there. Now, about every month or two months, we do a Girl’s Night Out and if we can all find sitters, we do Dinner Club.

{2} What 3 qualities are a must in a friend?
I feel like an equal amount of interest/care must be put in by both parties; Friends must be willing to listen but also share; Friends must not judge, even if we disagree. :)

{3} What makes you a good friend?
I feel like, even if I don’t always hang around, I’ll be there if someone needs me, no matter what.

{4} Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
Well, I didn’t meet her through blogging but through a website for shared interests. We emailed back and forth for years and then she flew (for the first time ever!) from Illinois to Florida for my wedding. Pretty awesome!

{5} Who is your best friend? Tell us about them.
Maybe y’all will think it’s lame but my best friend is Ash, my husband. We met in late 1999 and were friends before dating for 5 years before getting married. So we’ve had a lot of time to get to know each other and work through all the problems any two people naturally have.

*ETA: “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw just came on Pandora. How coincidental!