Dreaming after Midnight (#6) Tucker

Dreaming after Midnight (#6) Tucker

in Dreaming after Midnight

22Nov
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Tucker

(from Unearthly Series by Cynthia Hand)

“And then I can feel what he feels. He’s waited such a long time for this moment.
He loves how I feel in his arms. He loves the smell of my hair. He loves the way I looked at him just now, flushed and wanting more from him. He loves the color of my lips and now the taste of my mouth is making his knees feel weak and he doesn’t want to seem weak in front of me.”

Pros:

#1: He will melt your heart with just 2 words:

“Hey, Carrots”
#2: He knows how to compliment a girl:
“Oh right. What about Wendy?” I ask
“What about her?”
“It’s her birthday, too. I’m the worst friend ever. I should have sent her something. Did you exchange gifts?”
“Not yet.” He turns toward me. “But she gave me the perfect gift.” The way he’s looking at me sends butterflies into my stomach. “What?”
“You.”
#3: He is funny:
“Are you any good at it?”
“Pulling idiots out of the snow? I’m the best.”
#4: … and funny:
Tucker: “Today we ran into a mama grizzly with two cubs at the ridge off Colter Bay and Clara sang to it to make it go away.”
Mrs. Avery: “You sang to it?
Tucker: “Her singing is that bad.”
#5: … and even funnier:
Tucker: “I’m glad it happened. because then I got to know who you really are”
Clara: “Oh yeah? Who am I?”
Tucker: “A really, really spiritual, spoiled California chick”
Avery: “Shut up”
Tucker: “It’s cool though. My girlfriend is an angel”.
#6: He is tender:
“Tucker strokes my hair. There’s something so tender about the gesture. It might as well have been him whispering I love you.”
#7: I like his diplomatic side:
“This isn’t going to become one of those creepy situations where you show up at all hours of the night to watch me sleep, is it?” he asks playfully.”
#8:He is only human:
“I didn’t tell you because I didn’t want to be…” I can’t say it.
“Jealous” he fills in. “I’m not.” He leans back against the seat, closes his eyes for a minute, then blows out a long breath. “Actually, you know what? I’m crazy jealous.”
Cons:

#1: Just for me, the cowboy thingy didn’t work much:
“He is definitely part of the cowboy group, although toned down from some of them, wearing a simple gray tee, jeans, and cowboy boots”
#2: He is a bit unsecure sometimes :
Tucker: “Is it okay to kiss you?”
Clara: “What?”
Tucker: “I won’t get struck by lightning?”
Clara: (laughs) “No lightning.”Yeah, I know, this is not much of a “con” but what can I say, this guy is amazing!
I’m in love!
So, why Jared Leto?

  • He looks great with a cowboy hat.
  • I could picture myself swimming in his eyes Clara swimming with him.

OK, now you can stop looking at this picture! ▶ ▷ ▸ ▹

See all my Book Boyfriends here!
Happy midnight dreams, girls!

 

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  • Awe! Tucker is melting my heart with is witty humor and jealousy. Cowboys always work for me, so send him right over. 😉

    • Ari

      It was supposed to be done by tomorrow morning, but I’m a bit early for the party ;)) I’ll link it tomorrow to the next boyfriend, when you have it ready 😉

  • Jess@Book Passion for Life

    I still have to read this! I fail so much. Donna wants me to use Tucker as a Book Boyfriend but she hasn’t gotten around to sending me his stats! Awesome pick though. It makes me really want to bump this up!

    • Ari

      I know the feeling, I have so many books I want to read but I don’t get the chance to do it. I loved this series, so if you get to read it sometimes, I hope you will enjoy it (.. and Tucker)

  • Andra @ Unabridged Andra

    bahah! Loved that last part…I’ll go swimming in his eyes too 😛 Tucker is so amazing! He was one of my first book boyfriends! My pick was Garret Hedlund, but Jared Leto is totally fab! The cowboy thing usually doesn’t work for me either…I’ve lived around and dated too many country boys to actually think they are attractive any more…except in Tucker’s case lol

    • Ari

      Yeah, Tucker is.. well, Tucker 🙂
      He made me laugh so much in the first book I simply couldn’t not love him. I would take him home even with his cowboy boots.

  • ladyfern910

    Hmm…love seeing Jared Leto in the morning. I keep meaning to start this series and Tucker sounds like the perfect inspiration. Personally, I have a thing for cowboys so I’ll take him. Great choice! Here’s mine: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-book-boyfriend-14-reyes.html

    • Ari

      I really hope that you will like this story. If not, at least Tucker will be a great company 😉

  • Kira Burgoyne

    ugh! all the MBBs this week seem to be about taunting me with my TBR. Now I don’t know who to bump up first!

    Here’s Pif’s.

    • Ari

      Ha haa.. it happens to me all the time. I have a huuuge list with the books I want to read only because of the book boyfriends ;)) this one is cute and Tucker is so damn funny 😀

  • Lovelygetaway

    Love Tucker, he’s HILARIOUS! <3 this guy is HOTT! Great post!

    Diana @The Lovely Getaway

    • Ari

      I love Tucker too, we could create a fan-club or something (do they exist these days?) LOL

  • #1: He will melt your heart with just 2 words:
    “Hey, Carrots”

    Yes, yes he did. He quoted Gilbert Blythe?! Gah, love love love. Adding this to my wishlist now.

    • Ari

      I wish I had the book at hand to see when the line appeared for the very first time. I never thought of this quote as more than a private joke between the main characters and a cute way to get closer.

  • Amy @ Turn the Page YA

    OK – is he quoting Gilbert Blythe or did Hand just steal that line? Because if he is quoting gorgeous Gilbert Blythe than that alone would steal my heart forever lol

    • Ari

      Not sure how to answer to that.. possibly a bit of both, but for me it’s more about the context and the relationship development.
      I’m just surprised to see who many people didn’t know about this book ;))

  • TheBrokenShelf

    I love Jared Leto. 30 seconds to mars would not be the same without him. lol.

    • Ari

      And my post would not be the same without his hat, LOL!