My Book Boyfriend: Simon Hunt
Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 1:11 am |

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
Black eyes
Extremely wealthy
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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23 Responses to “My Book Boyfriend: Simon Hunt”

  1. Lesley says:

    I love a tragically misunderstood rogue. He sounds fantastic!

  2. I adore Simon! Lisa Kleypas’s heroes are always the best! Colin does look a lot like how I envisioned Simon so great job with that.

  3. I haven’t read any Lisa Kleypas books.

  4. Sexy and serious. I love this kind of men!

  5. OMG, that guy from Something Borrowed! His eyes! They totally melt me.

    And, okay, I believe you, but just to be sure, I think I’ll need to check out Simon Hunt for myself. I’m not one for historical fic, but Mr. Hunt definitely makes me reconsider.

  6. Colin Egglesfield!! <3 Oh gosh LOL, when my sister and I took my mom to see Something Borrowed in theatres (because it was one of the few books she's ever read), we all had to gush about how SWEET and awesome he was! You know, for a guy cheating on his fiancee haha… x) Still, though! Colin is a great actor and I'm glad to see him representing your Book Boyfriend this week, Jade!

    Simon Hunt, it's really nice to meet you! 😉 <3

  7. I can totally see him fitting all those qualities. Great choice!

  8. I don’t know this series, but clearly I must!

  9. I loved Something Borrowed! Great pick!
    “I’ve always been tragically misunderstood.”
    “I still think you’re a scoundrel.” lol
    Very hot quotes and I love a business man!

  10. Amy says:

    Oh wow – I absolutely LOVE your choice! Those quotes and pictures already have me swooning. I haven’t read this series yet, but I am definitely adding it to my shelf now. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Here’s mine:

  11. Oh, woow! This is wow 🙂 <3 I need this book 🙂 🙂 I love it!! The quotes you've chose are amazing 🙂 😉

  12. Omg, I’m so with you on this one!! He’s my absolute favorite out of all of the men in the series… Just… perfect! *sigh*

  13. Great read. Just wanted to acknowledge it…