Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Book Boyfriend: John After

MBB is hosted over at the Unread Reader--- check out her intro post here

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

"John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he  sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge--and over..."  (from the back cover)

"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." 


  1. I haven't read anything by Jennifer Echol's but I hear her stuff is good. He is a cute choice.

  2. I love this book and John. So sweet and romantic! Julian Morris is a perfect model for him!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  3. I really need to read this book! I've read great things about it! And these quotes are perfect!! :) Awesome choice! :)

  4. Sounds like a book I'd love! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower. :)
    Reading Lark After Dark's Book Boyfriend: Vishous


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