Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Book Boyfriend #13

This week my book boyfriend is

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Lola and the Boy Next Door

 I haven't read anything with any good boyfriends lately so I'll fall back on an older favorite. I just love a sweet and nerdy boy next door. Lola never thought she would see Cricket again until he moves back and tells her he always wanted her. He was very sweet and honest and immediately made me swoon. Plus he is a smart inventor, wears tight pants, rubber band bracelets, and leaves reminder messages on his hand.


"Lola?" Cricket is on his knees at the side of my bed. I feel it. "I'm here," he whispers. "You can talk to me or not talk to me, but I'm here."


 "It doesn't matter how much fabric is between us, the solid strength of his body against mine is electric. Charged. And then our arms are enveloping and our fingers are digging and our mouths are searching and our bodies find this lock."


 "He stares at his hands. Whatever word he wrote there, its been crossed off. There's only a black box. "Lola, you were the only person I wanted there that night. I was crazy about you, but I didn't know what to do. It was paralyzing. There were so many times when I wanted to take your hand, but...I couldn't. That one small move felt impossible."
Now I'm staring at my hands, too. "I would have let you take it."
"I know." His voice croaks."


 "Remember that day I made you the elevator?” he suddenly asks.
I give him a faint smile. “How could I forget?”
 “That was the day I had my first kiss.”
My smile fades.
“I’m better now,” He sets the apple beside me. “At kissing, just so you know."


 "So do you believe in second chances?" I bite my lip.
"Second, third, fourth. Whatever it takes. However long it takes. If the person is right," he adds.
"If the person is... Lola?"
This time, he holds my gaze. "Only if the other person is Cricket."

 "Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring."
I smile. "You don't think I'm perfect?"
"No. You're delightfully screwy, and I wouldn't have you any other way." 


"No more moving. I'm here. I'm wherever you are."

I used Matt Dallas as Cricket. He just has a really sweet boy next door look.


  1. Cricket is one of my favorite YA guy characters. He's adorable!

  2. Yes!!! That's a perfect match for Cricket. Matt looks just like the guy on the cover. So swoon. I haven't read this series yet, but those quotes are ones I've read before, and they always make me smile. Cricket is such a sweetcake!

  3. oh my matt is such a hottie loved him on Kyle XY you picked him spot on

  4. I love Matt! And the quotes are really nice :D

  5. Ah, I love Cricket. I've been dying to reread Lola lately :)

  6. I love Cricket! I just wanted to hug him & never let him go!
    And Matt Dallas is a great pick for him :) and Matt's so yummy ;)

  7. I love Cricket...he is one of my top 5 fictional boyfriends! When I did m review so long ago I put up a pick for whom I would choose as Cricket..its funny how one person just screams a character to you!

  8. Oh my Cricket!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE your pick this week. And Matt is just perfect for him.
    LOVE HIM!!!

  9. Yeah!! Love Cricket! You picked some awesome quotes to go with some amazing pictures! I especially love the one about being better at kissing.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  10. He is the sweet next door boy. I just want to squeeze his cheeks!

  11. ugh!! so yummie!!! i get to meet Stephanie tonight also!!! im excited i need to read these books like now!

  12. WHY OH WHY can't we all have a boy next door like Cricket???? Absolutely love him! Any boy by Stephanie Perkins is super swoon-worthy :)

  13. Awwww Cricket <3 I like this guy :) He's just so sweet <3 Awesome pick Jennifer!!

  14. His eyes are gorgeous! I still need to read Anna and the French Kiss. This one is already on my wish list. Nice pick! Love the quotes

  15. I LOVE Cricket! He´s one of my book boyfriends too.

  16. Cricket sounds like a perfect book boyfriend!

  17. Wow, he sounds very cute and awesome! I can almost see the model said those quotes,so adore his eyes! Now I really need to read this book soon :D
    Great boyfriend!

  18. I LOVE your pick! Chricket is an excellent choice, from a great story -I'll definitely be picturing those pictures as him - thank you for sharing! :)

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  19. Ahh Cricket is such a good choice! I loved him! He was so sweet and I imagined him really boy next door type guy :D Great quotes! Check out mine :

  20. OMG! Just from reading the excerpts I want him! I need to get this book!!]

    Rebecca @ Vicariously!

  21. I can't believe I didn't want to buy this book! after your quotes I am so gonna buy it! and aww that's the guy from Beauty and the Briefcase x) that was a cute movie *drooool*


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