Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (Tucker Avery)

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader. Its a chance to pay homage to the hotties that haunt the pages of the novels we love. The men who stay in our thoughts late at night, who plague us during our long hours at work, who cause us to stare off into the starry night and sigh, because we want them here with us. Yes ladies, its the Book Boyfriend.
Today's Book Boyfriend is...

Tucker Avery 
From Unearthly
By Cynthia Hand
Tucker is so awesome. He's hilarious and witty, smart and cute. AND he loves horses and the outdoors. Typically, I am not  a big fan of cowboys and outdoorsy types, but I am SO willing to make an exception for dear Mr. Avery. He's the Twin brother of Clara's best friend, which causes some discomfort in the beginning of their relationship, though the discomfort is probably because Tucker continues to snark at Clara and pick on her wherever she goes. I think the reason I love him so much, is because his and Clara's relationship is built on friendship and time. There isn't an automatic falling in love. In fact there is an automatic-sarcastic-snarky-friend-who-will-call-you-on-your-shit type relationship in the beginning. 
Here are some of my favorite Tucker Quotes:

 I stare helplessly down at my hands, afraid to look at him."Oh and I suppose you're my type, right?""I suppose I am," he says, and he's closing the distance between us and taking my face in his hands before I can even think to stop him.

"Tucker," I say. "I'm so glad you're still here."
I throw myself into his arms. He hugs me tightly.
"I couldn't leave," he says.
"I know."
"I mean, literally. I don't have a ride." 

" I've been kissed before.  But nothing like this.  He kisses me with surprising tenderness, for all his gusty talk.  Still cupping my face, he gently brushes his lips against mine, slowly, like he's memorizing what I feel like.  My eyes close.  My head swims with his smell, grass and sunshine and musky cologne.  He kisses me again, a little more firmly, and then he pulls back to look down into my face."

Why yes I WOULD like a ride in your pick-up truck, I really would ;) yeahhh sugar. So do you like the sounds of Tucker?? Who's YOUR book boyfriend???



  1. Sounds like such a cutie!! And I totally LOVE that actor!! I feel like a goofy 'cause I can't remember his name :(

    Here's mine:

    sinn @ sinnful books

  2. Ahh I've heard so much about Tucker. I still have to read this book, but I cannot wait to find out more about him!
    Awesome pick :)

  3. I love the last quote and yes I would also like a ride in his pick up truck. Fab pictures.

  4. Haha he sounds like a cute guy. Nice choice, I'll have to give this a read :D

  5. @sinn This fabulous hunk of hotness is Garrett Hedlund of Country Strong and TRON fame...his character from Country Strong would probably fit the best as Tucker,but seems to magically age like...10 years between it and TRON...and hes just such a hottieee :)

  6. He's on my TBR, sounds super cute :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. LOL! Tucker is so funny. Please let him know I'll give him a ride. ;)

  8. I fell for Tucker the first time he was introduced. I hope we see a lot more of him in the next book.

  9. @Missie ahah Get in line cowgirl ;)

    @Lisa me too! Things were left off kind of odd with Christian though...i'm hoping it doesn't mess things up with Clara and Tucker!

  10. Oh YES! I loved Tucker. Loved his sense of humor. Perfect choice! *sigh*

  11. I lurve Tucker! And that last picture in the pick up truck is delicious :)