My Book Boyfriend is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, and it's a weekly meme in which you choose a fictional boy that makes your heart all gooey and write up a post for him. For more information, check out the introduction post. For sign ups and Missie's choice this week click here.
Switched by Amanda Hocking, one of my major problems was with Finn, Wendy's love interest. Some people may love him, but I just couldn't get into him. He's so typical and all You Can't Do All The Things Because I Said So, and I quote from my own review, "the touch of romance that follows the same overdone path, in which the leading man must protect the heroine from her own desires, insinuating what's better for her future." Uh, no thank you.
And then, Loki appeared, and with his entrance came red bloated hearts floating all around like balloons and naked singing Cupids. I was hit with love at first sight and it began the moment he appeared:
Wendy, honey, try as I might, I COULDN'T EITHER. Within our first few seconds of meeting, I was all, FINN WHO? Who dhat? And, in the words of Anna Oliphant, I wanted to "breathe him, lick him, eat him, drink him" (Anna and the French Kiss, 311).
Caramel eyes, blond hair, mischeivous, sexy personality. You'll forgive me for not turning up with a suitable photo. I just couldn't find a single person who could match Loki's perfection. Though, for you anime lovers who've watched Fushigi Yuugi, I think if Tamahome and Hotohori had a baby together, the product would come wonderfully close to the amazingness that is Loki. But that's just little ol' me and my opinion and my VERY SCARY IMAGINATION.
Loki would go through hell and back for her, if Wendy asked it of him. And does. He'd do anything, be anything for her, love her selfishly and against all the rules because she's his whole focus. And, in the end, that's all she needs. To be put first, to be pushed into taking risks, to be given room for her to decide what's what. And Loki manages all those things, even as he's cocky, witty, and mischievous. But it's when he lends Wendy his vulnerable side to see that she's not alone, that we fall in love, because it's so wonderful and attractive to see something that no one else has ever been allowed to see and find something fragile in a strong man, one who is strong enough to give his woman her space but still paint a bulls-eye on her ass and gets ready to kick it if she does something stupid. In Torn, we get snatches of him, but he's one of the top reasons why I loved Ascend, the last book, SO. FREAKING. MUCH.
Get ready for my fangirliness in my upcoming review of Torn by Amanda Hocking. And thanks for stopping by the blog!
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