My Book Boyfriend #25

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



My Book Boyfriend is hosted by the awesome blogger Missie at The Unread Reader.   What is My Book Boyfriend you might ask.  Well it is a weekly meme where we talk about a literary crush including stats, a picture of what you imagine he looks like and some quotes from him that make you swoon.  If you are interested in participating please check out Missie blog The Unread Reader.


This week's picks is:
Adam 
from If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman


Adam is a singer, song writer, guitar playing, gorgeous guy.  He is intense and flawed but has a beautiful soul.

Adam lay down on my bed, stretching his arms above his head. His whole face was grinning-- eyes, nose, mouth.
"Play me," he said.
"What?"
"I want you to play me like a cello."
I started to protest that this made no sense, but then I realized it made perfect sense. I went to my closet and grabbed one of my spare bows. "Take off your shirt," I said, my voice quavering.
Adam did. As thin as he was, he was surprisingly built. I could've spent twenty minutes starting at the contours and valleys of his chest. Be he wanted me closer. I wanted me closer.


I look at her there in the shadows of the shut-down city, her hair falling onto her face, and I can see her trying to figure out if I’ve lost it. And I have to fight the urge to take her by the shoulders and slam her against a shuttered building until we feel the vibrations ringing through both of us. Because I suddenly want to hear her bones rattle. I want to feel the softness of her flesh give, to hear her gasp as my hip bone jams into her. I want to yank her head back until her neck is exposed. I want to rip my hands through her hair until her breath is labored. I want to make her cry and then lick up the tears. And then I want to take my mouth to hers, to devour her alive, to transmit all the things she can’t understand.

I run my fingers along her neck, her jawline, and then cup her chin in my hand.  And stop.  We stand there for a moment, staring at each other, savoring it.  And then all at once, we slam together.  Mia's legs are off the ground, wrapped around my waist, her hands digging in my hair, my hands tangled in hers.  And our lips.  There isn't enough skin, enough spit, enough time, for the lost years that out lips are trying to make up for as they find each other. We kiss.


What do you think of Adam?
What is your favourite Adam moment?

Thanks to Missie for hosting this meme!

***This picture is especially for Missie and Audrey and anyone else who gets any ideas!

35 comments:

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

LOLOL NO WAY NO WAY. You did NOT just do that. *rescues him from the crazy Aussie kidnapper* ALLLL MINE. My gorgeous musician and all-around perfect boyfriend =D

sinn said...

Such a cutie!! All about the musicians!

Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-book-boyfriend-jericho-barrons.html

sinn @ sinnful books

Misha said...

Wohoo! Adam is absolutely yummy! I must get to If I Stay soon :D

Book Passion for Life said...

Wow! He's gorgeous! "Play me like a cello"...um...OKAY! *drool*
Awesome pick this week Nic!
-Jess

abbey said...

wow i am drooling.. Those quotes are amazinggg
I keep kicking myself because i have 'if i stay' on my bookshelf staring at me and haven't had the time to read it yet! I must make myself acquainted with Adam..
And those pictures!
oh dear i need to read this.
fantabulous book boyfriend Nic :)

mfay2 said...

I love Adam! He's my favorite YA guy! I was so happy to see this post! It's funny how we all picture characters diffently, but that's the beauty of reading!

My keeper shelf said...

I am sooooo with you on Adam, I adore him and cried buckets at Where She Went, my favourite part is when Mia gives him back his original guitar that she saved and kept all that time. Time for a reread I think.

Jan von Harz said...

I'd have no trouble playing Adam like a cello and wrapping my legs around his thin but built body. Very hunky and completely sexy too.

Belle said...

Bahahaha that last pic is gold. Gotta say, foy myself, I think I'd still take Adam, even if he was pre-licked ;-) I love him so. Great casting choice, he looks like a great Adam!

Andra said...

WOW...I REALLY want to know what happens next with that Cello quote! Musicians are ALWAYS swoonworthy to me :)

aha and I'd take him no matter WHO licked hem ;)

Anna said...

i love adam, he is mine.

i love how he is all emotion, the intensity, and his insecurity.

my favourite Adam moment is when he just gets it on the jetty. once he's ok, but it's hard to pick, i love both books entirely.

Nomes said...

i knew youd do adam one day ;)

love your visuals this week (as always)

that quote about playing the cello has always made me laugh ;)

Ange said...

So cute and adorable. Great choice for Adam!

Mimi said...

He is sooo cute!!! I am going to be reading all about him soon <3

Tina said...

Awww Amam is one of my favs in YA guys....:D

A.J. said...

Adam!!!

I use to play cello, Adam. I'll play ya. ;)

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

I actually cracked up when I saw the kitty picture!! :) It's awesome.

'nways, my favorite Adam moment is when Mia is telling him she doesn't want to share him with her family too - because she feels like she's always having to share him with the band - and he tells her: "You don't share me. You owe me."

I swooned when I read that one.

Missie said...

*snaps* "Oh no she didn't!"

MINE! MINE! MINE!

Seriously, that is such a drool worthy ADAM! And those quotes. You have me wanting to read the book again, even though I just read it again last week. LOL

Adam is my addiction.

Savannah said...

HAHAHAHAHAH! I loved that pic! Hilarious! But Yeah, NO! Adam is mine! LOL!

Jenny said...

LOVE that last picture with the licking. I need to post it next to every fictional man in my personal harem:) I look forward to this post every Wednesday Nic, awesome choice!

Nikki H said...

I LOVE Adam! He is definitely yummy. I had him as my pick awhile back. And that "Play me" scene is EPIC! Great pick!

Jenny N. said...

I've heard of Adam's awesomeness but have yet to read either of Gayle Forman's books yet.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I feel that everyone is ganging up on me to get me to read this book (okay, both really). However, please feel free to gang up on me in this way as much as possible. Oh yes... feel free! :D

BTW, love the last pic. Lick 'im good! LOL

Rummanah Aasi said...

Oh, Adam! One of my top favorite YA book boyfriends. *Sigh* There are so many favorite Adam moments. I loved when he tries different tricks just to see Mia. And of course those haunting last few words of willing to go as long as she stayed. Yep, this is one guy that I will always love. :)

Jen the bibliophile said...

I must admit, I've never read these books...I know, I'm probably the only one. I just haven't had the chance to get my hands on it and I was worried the first one was sad. But now...I want to get my hands on them NOW! That last quote is definitely my favorite.

Jen
In the Closet With a Bibliophile

Small Review said...

Well he looks nice :) Someday I'll read these books...

Kristin said...

I haven't read this book yet but he sure does look good!
Book Sniffers Anonymous

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

There there, kitty. I shall take this bundle of deliciousness of your hands ;)

HAHAHAHA want.

Jammie said...

I bought If I stay like last week or something. I am going to start reading it tonight. I had to finish re-reading the Fallen series and the new one and then I read Saving June, which I LOVED. But I finished that this afternoon and now I am really excited to read If I Stay! I always love reading your book boyfriend posts. You pick awsome guys and awsome quotes! :D

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

ALREADY LICKED! That is so flipping hilarious Nic! I can't remember my favorite Adam moment...This guy is VERY nice!

A Canadian Girl said...

I loved If I Stay and Where She Went so Adam is a great choice for a book boyfriend. His romance with Mia is so swoon-worthy! You picked some of my favourite quotes.

The Lovely Getaway said...

hahahaha!! Love the little picture for Missie at the end :) I don't think Adam would mind being shared :)haha! Especially now that I want him too!.... I need to hurry and read this series NOW!

Rachel. said...

He is so hawt. Just the perfect Adam <3

Anonymous said...

Adam is absolutely swoon-worthy! These two books just kept replaying in my head weeks after i read them. But i gotta say, i have always pictured Adam as Adam Levine of Maroon 5. It's not just the name. I remember I saw a video of Adam Levine singing the song 'wild horses' live with alicia keys (sang it really well too) once and then when i read the part where adam starts to listen to the same song on the bridge as he slowly comes to terms with letting mia go - it hit me that well maybe just maybe gayle forman also had the image of levine as 'adam' in her head when she wrote the book. He fits the description too.

Aneeesa said...

Ah you posted this on my birthday with the guy from one of my favorite books ever! Love the quotes, very swoon worthy choice for Adam, but who is that guy???

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