Book Boyfriend: Asher

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. The Unread Reader features this meme on Wednesdays, but we figured moving our participation to Thursday wouldn't hurt anything. 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. 

Asher from the A Beautiful Dark series by Jocelyn Davies

My ideal Asher would be a younger Tyler Hoechlin. Check out Tyler's IMDB page to see if he fits your vision too.

* Tall
* Sinewy Frame
* Black Eyes
* Black Hair
* Olive Skin
* Has an Adorable Dimple Near the Left Side of his Chin

Facts About Asher:
* Constantly fighting with Devin
* He is on the Rebellion's side
* Swears to always protect Skye
* Hates to follow the rules
* Supports free will
* "Someone who wants to throw themselves at life head-first and never look back. Someone who is willing to fight for what they believe in." (Except from Guest Post by Jocelyn Davies)
* Stubborn
* Has a bit of selfish streak
* Dark and wild

It was dark where we stood on the street, but what moonlight there was shone on his face, exaggerating the definition of his cheekbones and illuminating smooth olive skin. His short hair was so black that it was hard to tell where he ended and the night began. ~ A Beautiful Dark, Kindle Location 118

"It's a misconception that you need a heart to love." ~ Asher, A Beautiful Dark, Kindle Location 2657

~ "So," he said, clearing his throat, "I'm sorry for fighting at your party. I didn't mean for you to see what you did, and ... hear what you did. It wasn't because of you, Skye. Devin and I have a long-standing history ..." ~ Asher, A Beautiful Dark, Kindle Location 377

As we walked down the hall and up the stairs, I got that same prickly, being-watched feeling as before. The girls stared at Asher - and glared at me. The bell was going to ring any second, and most people had already filtered out of the halls to their classrooms. But the stragglers turned as we passed, parting for us like the Red Sea. Their whispers followed us down the hall. I slide my eyes sideways as we walked in relative silence. I had to admit, it wasn't just his eyes that were alluring; it was as if all of him radiated this magnetized power, drawing people in toward him. ~ A Beautiful Dark, Kindle Location 390-397

If I kissed him right now, he'd taste like mint, I thought and then I immediately wished I hadn't. I watched the shape of his lips move, drawing upward into a small grin. ~ A Beautiful Dark, Kindle Location 545-550

It was hard not to feel safe with Asher. He exuded confidence, and in that moment, I believed him when he said he wouldn't let anything hurt me. ~ A Fractured Light, pg. 11-12

Why He's My Book Boyfriend:

Asher has that whole "bad boy" thing going on. I often choose the good guy in a story, but there is just something about him that keeps luring me back. I love how much he cares about Skye and the Rebellion. He doesn't waver in his support of causes that he feels are right. He's passionate, stubborn, and a fighter. He's definitely the sort I'd want on my side in any sort of battle. Plus, he's easy on the eyes. What's not to love?


  1. I haven't read the series so I don't know who he is, but the way you described it, I agree, what's not to love? I do have a thing for bad boys, as long as there's more on the inside

    Rivie @ Bookshelf

    1. You should read this series and get to know Asher. He's well worth the time. He is a bad boy with a lot more going on inside.

  2. Ummm OLIVE SKIN? That is definitely my weakness. So. Amazingly. Beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing! :))

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

    1. That's a great description. Asher is amazingly beautiful.


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