Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Book Boyfriend

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by The Unread Reader where we get to swoon and openly drool over guys we loved in books.

This is my first My Book Boyfriend post and I have decided to start with Reid Alexander from Good For You. Technically the series started with Between the Lines, but Reid is the main character in book three and where I loved him most. Anyway, let's get started.

Reid Alexander is the lead male character of Good For You (BTL #3) by Tammara Webber. His love interest is Dorcas Cantrell, or Dori. In the first book of the series he is involved with Emma Pierce, in the second... it's complicated.
Read my review on Good For You here.

Reid Facts:
•Dirty blonde hair, blue eyes, very tall.
•Young and successful actor
•Likes to party, drink and screw anything in his way (unappealing you say? Why I'd advise reading before judging, my friends.)
•Master at innuendos

Why I Love Him:
As I established in the facts, he's a little... unstable? The thing is, I learned to love him. He's a character that's a bit different yet seems typical and I love him for it. He's so... real.
I confess I was completely Team Graham (don't get me wrong, I still adore him), but Reid is... well, Reid. He completely sneaked up on me and I just fell straight into his buff, tanned arms. In the first book, Between the Lines, I certainly disliked him very much, yet even then there was a sort of sympathy towards him and desire for him to be better. The second book I may have started to despise him and I was starting to sulk over it, but then bam! comes the ending and I'm swooning. In book three, I completely fell in love with him. He meets Dori and I'm just freaking out over their connection and his interest in her, which he denies profoundly. With Dori? In her over-sized shirts and preaching manners? As if!

Favorite Quotes and Scenes:

"I try to remove the squishy stuff without actually touching his head, which proves impossible. Raspberry seeds are tangled along a strand a few inches over, and I give up and comb my fingers across his scalp, checking for concealed fruit.
'Mmm,' he says, as though he likes my hands in his hair, which is softer than I would have imagined. The bathroom suddenly feels very small."
—Tammara Webber, Good For You (Dori's POV)

"I’ve kissed a lot of girls. But I can say that I don’t remember another girl or another kiss in this moment. I can’t remember my own name in this moment. And I don’t want to stop kissing her. Ever."
—Tammara Webber, Good For You (Reid's POV)

“Hmm. What was that look for?” She shakes her head, her ears pink. My arms surround her and I fold over her like a tent. “Was it because I said—” I lower my voice “—lust?” Her skin darkens under the dusting of freckles across her cheeks. “Is that what you’re feeling for me?” I hold her face steady, kissing the corner of her mouth, preventing her from turning her head and fusing our lips together—not yet. “I feel so used.” I run my tongue along her lower lip and she gasps. “Good thing I’m totally okay with that, huh?”
—Tammara Webber, Good For You (Reid's POV)

About the Book: Reid Alexander's life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.
Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she's human.
Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.

Bonus Pictures:

Reid and Dori

And one more picture. It's Reid Alexander's bracelet (the one shown on the cover) which he so graciously gifted to me! *swoons*

My Reid: My Reid Alexander is Mitch Hewer.

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