Thursday, July 25, 2013

Book Boyfriend: Dean Holder

We decided that Thursday needed a little pizazz and stumbled on this meme while hanging out at one of our favorite blogs, A Book and a Cupcake. So we took ourselves over to The Unread Reader to see what it was all about and join the fun. We'd love it if you'd leave a comment if you participate in this so we can check out your book boyfriends as well.

My Book Boyfriend:  Dean Holder from Hopeless and Losing Hope
by Colleen Hoover

Holder's Appearance (As Sky sees him):

"As soon as I lay eyes on him, I immediately notice three things:

1)  His amazingly perfect white teeth hidden behind that seductively crooked grin.

2)  The dimples that form in the crevices between the corners of his lips and cheeks when he smiles.

3)  I'm pretty sure I'm having a hot flash." ~ p. 25-26 (ebook), Hopeless


"He's beautiful.  Not beautiful in the pretty-boy sense.  Or even in the tough-guy sense.  Just a perfect mixture of in-between.  Not too big, but not at all small.  Not too rough, not too perfect.  He's wearing jeans and a white t-shirt, nothing special.  His hair doesn't look like it's even been brushed today and could probably use a good trim, just like mine.  It's just long enough in the front that he has to move it out of his eyes when he looks up and catches me full on staring."  ~ p. 26 (ebook), Hopeless


"Everything about him, from his tousled dark hair, to his stark blue eyes, to that...dimple, to his thick arms that I just want to reach out and touch." ~ p. 27-28 (ebook) Hopeless

Who Does Holder Look Like?

I originally pictured Holder to look much different from the guy who ended up on the cover of Losing Holder is described as having brown, tousled hair that is often in his eyes.  But book cover guy, whom I learned was Griffin Peterson from last season's American Idol, could SO be my Holder...after he gets that much needed haircut! 

Facts About Holder:

* His full name is actually Dean Holder, but everyone calls him Holder.

* Holder had a twin-sister named Lesslie.

* He feels at least partly responsible for her death.

* When he and his sister were young, they befriended their neighbour's little girl, Hope, who was abducted at a young age.

* Holder has a tattoo on his forearm, written in small script...Hopeless.

* He has a reputation for a temper (a misunderstood reputation).

* His best friend is Daniel.

* Holder came very close to dropping out of high his senior year.

*  He is very protective of those he loves.

* Holder (and Sky) love to run!

Quotes From/About Holder (all quotes from Goodreads):

“Sky, I'm not kissing you tonight but believe me when I tell you, I've never wanted to kiss a girl more. So stop thinking I'm not attracted to you because you have no idea just how much I am. You can hold my hand, you can run your fingers through my hair, you can straddle me while I feed you spaghetti, but you are not getting kissed tonight. And probably not tomorrow, either. I need this. I need to know for sure that you're feeling every single thing that I'm feeling the moment my lips touch yours. Because I want your first kiss to be the best first kiss in the history of first kisses.” ~ Hopeless

“You don't deserve words, Sky. You deserve actions.” ~ Hopeless


“Breckin, this is Holder. Holder is not my boyfriend, but if I catch him trying to break the record for best first kiss with another girl, then he'll soon be my not breathing non-boyfriend.” ~ Hopeless


“Sky, if you’re wondering if I have commitment issues, the answer is no. Someday in the far, far, far away future…like post-college future…when I propose to you…which I will be doing one day because you aren’t getting rid of me…I won’t be marrying you with the hope that our marriage will work out. When you become mine, it’ll be a forever thing. I’ve told you before that the only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers, and I mean that.”  ~ Hopeless


“I laugh and rush to him, throwing my arms around his neck. “You’re the best, most understanding boyfriend in the whole wide world.”
He sighs and returns my hug. “No, I’m not,” he says, pressing his lips to the side of my head. “I’m the most whipped boyfriend in the whole wide world.” ~ Hopeless


“I can already tell he isn't the kind of guy a girl gets a simple crush on. He's the kind of guy you fall hard for, and the thought of that terrifies me.” ~ Hopeless


“Time has completely stopped, and all I'm thinking about while we kiss is how this is what saves people. Moments like these with people like her are what make all the sufferings worth it.” ~ Losing Hope


“I used to think the best part of me died with Les, but the best part of me is standing right here in front of me.” ~ Losing Hope

Why Would Holder Be My Book Boyfriend?

Holder has been through so much in his young life, and quite literally has the weight of the world on his shoulders.  When he loves someone, he loves them passionately and with all his being.  And that is not exclusive to just Sky...that includes his family too.  He makes every word count that comes out of his mouth, and will protect you from those intent on corrupting you.  Holder is thoughtful, honest and loyal and...damn...he's HOT!  'Nuff said!

Also, check out my review for Hopeless here!

Look for my review of Losing Hope coming soon!


  1. Do they have these on Amazon? Because I will pay whatever they want!!! I love all the quotes and the boy on the cover is cute!

  2. Keturah, I do believe this book is available on Kindle and ebook right now but in paper format, it will be released in October. :) You can read Hopeless now though, in both print and electronic format. It's the events of this story told from Sky's perspective...and I guarantee you, you will fall in love with Holder in her version as well!


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