My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader. It was created to give us all a chance to gush and swoon over those amazing boys we fall for in our books. If you’d like to participate then click the link and grab the image.
Ladies when I tell you this man is everything a man should be please believe me! I don’t know that I’ve ever swooned so much at a historical male (at least not recently), and I am LOVING me some Simon Hunt from Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas. He’s so manly, and calculating, and methodical, and persuasive. He’s like a panther stalking his prey, but you just can’t help but fall for him every time. His methods and the subtle, slow seduction of his lady love made me a fan for life. Ladies I present to you, Mr. Simon Hunt!
Super Business Savvy
Patient and Persistent
No ambition to be a “Gentleman or Peer”
Kind of Piratish or Roguish
Dark slightly wavy hair
Tall with strong features
Long blade of nose and wide mouth
Cunning, Calculating, and Intelligent
“His broad-shouldered build, so irreconcilable with the narrow cut of evening clothes, seemed utterly right for the rough weave of a hunting coat and the shirt that had been left open at the throat, no cravat anywhere in sight. He was darker than usual, his skin burnished amber from a great deal of time spent out of doors. The sun glanced off his close-cropped hair, striking a rich shimmer from thick locks that were not quite black, but an intense shade of brown. His features, finely delineated by sunlight, were hard and prominent and striking. The few touches of softness in his face. . .the thick crescent of his dark lashes, the lush curve of his lower lip, were all the more intriguing for their uncompromising setting.” pgs. 63-64
“I didn’t think you had a chivalrous side,” she said, her teeth clicking as another chill shook her. “I th-thought you were a complete scoundrel.”
“I don’t know how people get such ideas about me,” he replied, glancing down at her with a teasing gleam in his eyes. “I’ve always been tragically misunderstood.”
“I still think you’re a scoundrel.”
Hunt grinned and shifted her more comfortably in his arms. “Obviously illness hasn’t impaired your judgement.”
“Damn,” Simon muttered a few minutes later, when he was able to catch his breath.
“What?” Annabelle whispered, her head resting heavily against his coat lapel.
“For the rest of my life, the smell of starch is going to make me hard.”
“That’s your problem,” she replied with a languid smile, and inhaled as she felt his body, still joined with hers, nudge upward.
“Yours, too,” he told her, just before his mouth found hers in the darkness.
My Simon Hunt is being playing by Colin Egglesfield of Something Borrowed fame. He’s the basic type I pictured while reading this one, and he’s quite fit!
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