My Book Boyfriend #27

Wednesday, August 17, 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 pick is:

With the memory of his stunning physical display fresh in my mind, I gazed at his strong face.  His flashing and dangerous blue eyes had always taken my attention.  I had learned to read his facial expressions as a survival tactic but I had never really looked at him in this way before.  He was a study in contradiction.  The man who carved delicate statues was also capable of disarming seven opponents without breaking a sweat.


Valek is described as being in his late-twenties-early-thirties with a muscular build, dark hair, blue eyes and a strong, angular face.   His job is the Chief of Security and his is the most dangerous man in Ixia.


Valek was liquid in motion.  As I watched him, one word came to mind: beautiful.  His movements had the speed and cadence of a complex dance performance.  In comparison, his adversary resembled a newborn colt, lurching and jerking his arms and legs as if this were his first time on his feet.  Valek's smooth lunges and graceful parries disarmed his opponent in no time.

"Yelena, you've driven me crazy. You've caused me considerable trouble and I've contemplated ending your life twice since I've known you." Valek's warm breath in my ear sent a shiver down my spine.
 "But you slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart."
“That sounds more like a poison than a person,” was all I could say. His confession had both shocked and thrilled me.
“Exactly,” Valek replied. “You have poisoned me."
   He rolled me over to face him.  Before I could make another sound, he kissed me. 


What do you think of Valek?

Thanks to Missie for hosting this meme.

29 comments:

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

VALEK!!! I love him, and Poison Study, such a great choice :) Plus you can cast an older model too, whew, so much prettiness ;)

Missie said...

Nic, do you have a stash of gorgeous male models lying in wait, ready to be photographed whenever you're ready? You've got to give up your secret on how you find such delicious pictures!

Amazing quotes. That last one even reminded me a bit of Ash, the Winter Prince. Anyone who can make me swoon even after threatening my life is perfection. LOL

abbey said...

I'm nearly finished reading this one and ohh i love valek. Those quotes and pics are gorgeous!
I had a little squeal when they finally kissed in the book!
great pick Nic!

Jan von Harz said...

I have not read this series, but seriously I am now in love with Valek and this model too. He is one darkly sexy guy and looks dangerously hot. Now to go take a cold shower!

Sarah (Escaping Through Books) said...

I loved The Poison Study and Valek! I haven't read Fire Study yet, though. I need to get on it! Nice pictures... I can definitely see him as Valek!

Miss Sigh...anide in the Word Emporium said...

I have the series waiting for me on my book shelf and those quotes just made me want to get them Poison Study off the shelf and not move until I've read it!

Jenny said...

I think I quite enjoy Valek! I don't think you've had a boyfriend yet that I haven't been completely in love with by the end of the post:)

Belle said...

I agree with Missie, you need to give up your secret Nic! I want to play in your hot semi-naked man stash :-D
I haven't read this series but Valek sounds HOT! "Liquid in motion"?! Yes please.

Jess said...

I'm sure the rest of your post is great, but I can't get past picture #1 *drool*

:D

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Valek is gorgeous! And I'm happy I just bought this book last week...I need to start it soon! :)

A.J. said...

Well, damn. I can't stop staring! X3

Tinabookreviews said...

Wow- that guy was -ahem- very goodlooking...:)

Whats up with scar on his tummy???

Savannah said...

Holy cow hs is FINE! Yes, one fine piece of man I need to read!

Rachel Brooks said...

Thanks for sharing the eye candy! He definitely brightened my day ;)

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Kristin said...

What do I think of Valek? Well I just picked myself up off the floor after fainting, so yeah.

And why is the scar on photo 31 so damn sexy???

Great post, and I love the format and colors scheme of your blog in general :)

Kristin

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I like Valek! Oh may I stroke that scar? Oh I need to see if I have this one on the tbr but I cannot look away from that first pic! Yum!

chelleyreads said...

i heard so many things about synder's poison study series. it's on my to-buy list. and great visuals ;D

Michelle

My keeper shelf said...

I love Valek, at the start of Poison Study I thought he was a bad guy but as the story progressed I completely fell in love with him. I love a deadly assassin!

Where do you get these gorgeous pictures?

Bailey said...

YUMMY!! You make me want to read this series just for Valek! =D

Liz. R said...

I haven't read this series yet, but I am so tempted to now! Valek sounds very swoon-worthy! Thanks for sharing this (and the pictures! :P) with us!

JJJ said...

Oh my... ***wipes drool from chin*** I think he is the hottest one you have picked yet... wow. I am not certain he is legal.

Rummanah Aasi said...

*Fans self* That was HAWT! I absolutely love Valek and those pictures are a huge bonus.

Nomes said...

what do i think of valek?

nic. he's one of your best matches yet. beyond hotness.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

rawrrrrr where the heck do you find all these sexy, sexy men?!?! LOVE valek! :)

A Canadian Girl said...

I love Valek already and I haven't even read the series yet! *makes a note to self to get the Poison Study series ASAP from the library*

Ange said...

GORGEOUS!!! I think I need to start reading this series again!

Jenny N. said...

OMG OMG you finally picked Valek my lover of all lovers.

Small Review said...

SA-woon! Valek is so crushable :)


On a side note, your computer must have the best collection of half-naked men pictures!

Anonymous said...

I think he's delicious and I've never seen a sexier scar.

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