Tuesday, 27 September 2011

My Book Boyfriend #1: Jason from TELESA

My Book Boyfriend is a cool meme hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader. I think it's pretty clear that we book bloggers get crushes on boys from books from time to time and what better way to honor those crushes than to share the love!! I've always wanted to participate before but all my book boyfriends kept being taken. Until now.
      Let me introduce you all to my latest book love: Jason from Telesa by Lani Wendt Young. Jason is an American living in sunny Samoa. He's in his early twenties, blonde, blue-eyed and a kickass surfer. He also happens to be deathly gorgeous and smarter than the average guy. I think that's what I most like about him. He's practically a genius. Jason, or Dr Williams (sigh!) is a geochemist in charge of studying the volcanic activity in Samoa and he may be the losing contender in the heroine's affections but he's sure got me on his side. Who would I get to play him in my dreams? Hands down there could be none other than Mr Ryan Reynolds:

Jason tugged his shirt over his head before lifting the surfboard out of the truck. His toned physique didn’t fit my stereotypical image of a scientist and I tried not to let my surprised eyes linger on the rugged arms with their tan line, or the way the contours of his chest looked in the moonlight. Suddenly I was self-conscious. Up to this point I had seen him just as a funny, easy-to-be-with boy, kind of the way I imagined an older brother would be. But, as I watched him walk easily down to the water’s edge and into the gentle swells, I saw him for what he really was. A twenty-five-year-old man, Professor of Tectonic Science, leader of a team expedition,and disturbingly striking to look at in the ocean light. - From page 201.

Jason walked up to me and took me in a big, strong hug. Then he backed away and reassured me, “Hey, you’re not a freak. You make no scientific sense but you’re still Leila. The girl who can’t surf for shit and who will never, ever walk down a catwalk wearing stilettos! But you’re not a freak, okay?” As usual, I had to laugh. Jason always seemed to have that effect on me. - From page 212

For what seemed an eternity, we just stood there, our bodies separated by cupped hands of flame while a storm raged and thundered outside. I couldn’t read the look in his eyes. I was used to the mischief, the teasing glint, the concern, even the serious intensity – but here, now, in his eyes, there was something different. He leaned closer toward me and reached with one hand to lightly brush my cheek. He whispered in the electric night. “You’re beautiful.” And now his eyes spoke what I could understand – he wanted to kiss me. From page 215.

Hope you guys enjoy. Would love to see who you've all picked this week. Happy crushing.


  1. I'm hyperventilating here. I love what you've done with Jason - LOL. Im looking at him in a WHOLE different light. And those quotes from him? Daayum. He said that?! I dont know what that Leila nut is thinking choosing that other dude over him...#TeamJason all the way.
    Thank you Lan!

  2. Okay those quotes have sold me!
    I will have to read this book, i cant belive i've never heard of it before.
    great post!

  3. *whistles* I love Ryan Reynolds! <3

    I can't believe I haven't read this book yet! It sounds SO GOOD, and especially those quotes... Wow, talk about a swoon-worthy guy! You know how to pick them, Lan! I haven't even met Jason yet and already I'm starting to become a fan. :)

  4. What a guy for a first BB! Great post. I've never heard of this book before but he sounds very swoon-worthy - and if he looks like Ryan Reynolds, 'nuff said :D

  5. Love Ryan Reynolds and those pics are steamy :).

    I haven't heard of this book but, I love the quotes and i'm definitely going to have to go look into the book.


  6. Yay! A newbie! *happy dance*

    And woozers! Jason seems like the perfect pick for your first time. I love that picture of him with a towel and the "You're beautiful" scene made me melt!

    Thanks for sharing him, Lan! ;)

  7. Yay! Man candy pics! I have to admit, I haven't read the book that this guy is from.

    Beth ^_^

  8. I want! Jason sounds incredible, ssmart and hot! Perfect :) welcome to the BBF club nice first pick :)

  9. I haven't heard of this book but it's not a far reach to imagine Ryan with the descriptions you have of Jason.

  10. Hmm...I haven't heard of this book but with Ryan and teh quote of Jason - I will definitely be checking him out! :)

  11. I love Lani! It was great to meet your book boyfriend. :)

  12. :) nice blog!. very visual. i like it. hehehe. oh and of course loved the extracts of the novel, they really capture the true ruggedness of this scientific hottie.

  13. oh my, oh my .. never heard about the book (I WILL check it now), but I can imagine Ryan saying those words :) Great pick :D

  14. OMG...Dont hate me but i'm stealing your boyfriend!!! Haha, he is freaking amazing. Like AMAZING amazing. Like what's wrong with normal guys amazing. Nice choice. I am not a part of BB but this guy right here is definitely one to make me want to do it just so I can choose him. This book is going on my TBR list!

  15. I need to read this! But how could he possibly ever be a losing contender?! How?!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction


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