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This week, I find myself rather unable to forget about John After from Jennifer Echol's Going Too Far-- but not really like in an "oh-my-gosh-I-am-so-in-love-with-this-book-boy" but more like, "man-he-is-such-a-unique-character-that-I-just-cannot-get-him-out-of-my-head kind of way....
John is described as
- having blond hair
- incredibly deep brown eyes
- being "built like Matt Damon" despite the fact that he's only 19 years old
"He burst from the bathroom. At least, you would think he had, the way I jumped back from the drawing.
While he stepped into clean boots, I crossed to the dresser like nothing had happened, uncapped a bottle of cologne, and sniffed. That wasn't it. I picked up another. That wasn't it, either. If his scent of cologne was really laundry detergent or deodorant or even aftershave, I would be disappointed.
He reached past me for the last bottle and handed it to me. "It's this one."
I unscrewed the top and wet my finger with cologne. I half thought he would kick me out of his apartment, never to return, not even at 6:01 A.M. Thursday, for what I did next. I did it anyway. I reached up to touch his neck. Sliding my hand past his dark collar, I rubbed my finger across his collarbone.
He looked down at me and put his big, warm hand over my hand."
"He laughed into the phone. "No, the lady would not happen to have blue hair. Her hair is indigo. Cyan."
"Violet," I mouthed.
He reached behind my head and ran his fingers down the purple strands in the back. He stroked absently while he finished talking on the phone, as if setting my blood on fire were the most natural thing in the world."