Today I’m excited to host a Book Boyfriend Spotlight for WinterHaven's Cupid Cloud Hop. This week WinterHaven and a great group of Cupid Cloud Hop bloggers are posting their
Book Boyfriend and Sweetheart Couple Spotlights.
My Book Boyfriend Spotlight is dedicated to Dean Holder from Hopeless by Colleen Hover.
I am in love with the way this man loves!!!
"Everything about him, from his tousled dark hair, to his stark blue eyes, to that...dimple, to his thick arms that I just want to reach out and touch"
Since I can’t post a pictures of Holder, please refer to this board on Pinterest that is captured by many fans perfectly. But my ideal Holder would be the very gorgeous, Drew Van Acker:)
Dean Holder~“You don't deserve words, Sky. You deserve actions.”
~“I’ve been looking for you my whole damn life.”
~"I swear I will spend every last breath thanking you for allowing yourself to love me.”
~“You just have to choose which wrong choice feels the least wrong.”
~“The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you've never felt anything when someone's kissed you, then no one's ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.”
~“Fu*k all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers.”
~"I live you, Sky," he says against my lips. "I live you so much.”
~“When I touch you, I’m touching you because I want to make you happy. When I kiss you, I’m kissing you because you have the most incredible mouth I’ve ever seen and you know I can’t not kiss it. And when I make love to you—I’m doing exactly that. I’m making love to you because I’m in love with you.”
~“I fucking loved that girl, Sky. I need to believe that what she did was the only answer she had left, because if I don’t, then I’ll never forgive myself for not helping her find a different one.”
~“Just because you blocked the memory of me out of your mind doesn't mean you blocked the memory of me out of your heart”
~“Not everyone gets a happily every after. Life is real and sometimes it's ugly and you just have to learn how to cope.”
~“That's all I need," I say. "Well...I need the lamp. And the astray. And the remote control. And the paddleball game. And you, Dean Holder. But that's all I need”
~"Will you promise me that when he makes you sad, you'll think of the sky?"
"The sky is always beautiful. Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy, it's still beautiful to look at."
"I promise," I whisper.
"Good." he says. He reaches his hand out and wraps his pinky around mine.
Once in awhile a book comes along that is so powerful and emotional every single cell in your body screams with tears and laughter and happiness. Hopeless was that book for me.
In all honesty I don't even know what to say about this book. It was one of the most riveting and heart breaking stories ever told. Sky is the kind of character that knows that she's not all there, but doesn't understand why, that is till she meets Dean Holder and all the pieces of her dreams and nightmares come tumbling down.
Colleen Hoover is such an amazing writer! She takes words and turns them into pure magic. I held on to ever sentence that was written and even re-read some scenes over and over again till those moment were memorized. And Sky and Holder own every single one of those moments. While this may have been one of the hardest stories to endure, due to it's very horrific issue, it's also by far one of the most beautiful love story that I've ever read. I'm absolutely in love with the way Holder loves. He's passionate and emotional and scared and fearless and everything you need a love interest to be. He melted my heart into putty.
I simply couldn't love a story more. It's beautiful and terrible and an absolute must read for every single soul!
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