Dreaming after Midnight (#10) Carlos

Dreaming after Midnight (#10) Carlos

in Dreaming after Midnight


Carlos Fuentes

(from Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles )

I haven’t done a dream boyfriend article in a while, so I’ll try to take it slow with a character most of you are familiar with. I guess there are not too many people that haven’t swooned over a Fuentes brother in the past years, so here goes Carlos, Alex’s brother (aka Fuentes brother number two).

I must confess that his lines sounded better when I read them alone, but hey, a bit of cheesiness never hurts!

“I’m in deep shit Alex, ’cause I think I’d like nothin’ better than to wake up with her every mornin’.”

What do we know about him?


#1: He can be the romantic type (when not too cheesy):

“You’re dangerous. “he says.
“Because you make me believe in the impossible.”
#2: He is really funny:
“If any guy threatened her she’d probably suffocate him with her oversized tee.”
#3: No, scratch that, hilarious might be the right word:
‘Do you play football?’ Brandon asks.
Brandon is on a roll and won’t stop until he’s found the answer he’s looking for. ‘Tennis?’
‘That would be a nada.’
‘Then what sport do you play?’
Carlos puts down his food. Oh, no. He’s got a rebellious gleam in his eye as he says, ‘The horizontal tango.’
#4: He is so hot that everyone notices. And I mean everyone:
“This is a team of gay dudes, isn’t it?”
“What gave it away? The pink shirts, or half our team drooling over you?”
#5: And sometimes he is just so full of… it (in a good way, off course):
“You think I’ve got a big ego and an attitude problem?”
“I don’t think you do, Carlos. I know it. Unfortunately, it’s a Fuentes flaw.”
“I’d call it an asset. It’s what makes us Fuentes brothers irresistible.”
#6: But underneath all those big words there’s a big heart beating, and if you try for long enough, you can even hear it:
“I wish I could help you” I whisper.
“You are,” he murmurs against my knee. “just dont leave me, okay? Everyone leaves me.”

Except for the his cheesiness which is not necessarily a flaw, I think that learning from his brother’s mistakes would have been pretty damn nice:

” Didn’t you learn anything from my mistakes?” he asks.
Shit, when Alex was in the Latino Blood back in Chicago I worshiped him. “You don’t want to hear my answer to that.”

So, why Kuno Becker?

If you’re asking yourself ‘Kuno who?’ don’t worry, I am pretty much unsure who this guy might be. But he appeared in my search for hot mexicans and he has the look I had in mind for Carlos, so… go on! You can swoon over him as much as you want!

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

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  • Melissa Blau

    I need to read this book. I loved Perfect Chemistry, but I never finished reading the series. Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll move this up on my tbr list!

    Here’s mine:


    • Ari

      If you get to read it I hope that you will like it as much as you liked the first one (I know I did 😉 )

  • I love the Fuentes brothers! Alex and Carlos are my favorite. I haven’t heard of the guy you cast, but I’m liking him. He’s definitely a HOT Mexican guy. Thanks for the quotes. It’s been a while since I read the books, so this brings back good memories. 🙂

    • Ari

      Being from Europe it is hard for me to make the difference between a Mexican and what I might think that might be one but is not, LOL…. So I still really hope that this guy is indeed one ;))
      Alex and Carlos are my favorites as well (something went wrong in my ‘relationship’ with the last little Fuentes and I still don’t know what)

  • Amy

    Oh. My. Goodness! I seriously can’t wait to read this one! Those pictures are just wow and those quotes definitely have me fanning myself. This is one I’m putting at the top of my TBR pile – Thank you so much for sharing and adding more to the books I must read right away! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    Here’s mine:

    • Ari

      Hope you’ll like this book if you get to read it 😉

  • Anonymous

    Alex will always be my favorite, but like the majority, it seems, Carlos comes second for me as well. I honestly didn’t like Luis as much as the other two…

    BTW, shouldn’t the headline say “Carlos Fuentes (from Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles)” – or are you just referring to the entire series? 🙂

    • Ari

      Oh my, you are so right. I don’t where my mind was when I put the wrong book title, LOL. Maybe because Alex is my favorite Fuentes as well ;)) Thanks for noticing, I’ll update it now 😉

  • Oh man every time someone picks this book I kick myself for not reading it. Love Kuno. *sigh* I agree very hot.

    • Ari

      Don’t worry too much, after all these book-boyfriend posts I bet that you already know half the story :)) I still hope that you will love it if you get to read it 😉

  • Danielle Perez

    Hello hot stuff! Wow I really need to read this! ASAP!

    • Ari

      There’s more where these came from ;)) I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  • Tasnin

    omg I need to read this book now, his character seems hot and swoon worthy, the quotes are so good especially the last one which is super romantic!

    • Ari

      I loved this book and also the first one in the series. I hope you will love them both if you get the chance to read them 😉

  • shane @ itching for books

    ooh sexy pick. I haven’t read this book, sorry, but I def. intend to.

    • Ari

      When you do, let me know if you like it 😉

  • Lis KrKmo

    Oh my!!! I don’t know who is Carlos, but I wan to know soon! Great post, as always!
    And Kuno? I love him and I met him once, so I agree!

    • Ari

      Awww, you were so lucky meet this piece of yummy, LOL ;))
      And you should read the Perfect Chemistry series, it is full of awesomeness (at least I loved the first 2 books… and the male characters :p )

  • LOVED Carlos. It was hard to pick out my favorite brother, but I love Carlos’ wit! They’re all seriously sexy. Simone Elkeles is my hero for being able to describe three completely different brothers that I’d love to know. How long did it take you to go back and find all those quotes? Love this post.

    • Ari

      Thanks, I love the Fuentes brothers too – even though Alex is still me favorite ;)))
      I usually to highlight the quotes I love when I read a book, but one or 2 I got from GoodReads, so I can’t take all the credits 😛

  • Judith-Pamela

    OOh, I never pictured him as Carlos! I always thought Giancarlo VIdrio was the ultimate Carlos, but this guy isn’t bad 😉 Awesome job!

    • Ari

      Giancarlo is a good Carlos (that’s why Simone picked him for the book trailer), but I like to have my own version of the characters – if I were to be honest, the Carlos I had in my mind didn’t look like Kuno either, but the image where I wrote Carlo’s name on is close enough ;))