YAY~!!! Guys I never get to do this meme, because one Im super picky about my book guys and two, I always have schedule conflicts....so color me pink today I get to indulge in this guilty pleasure created by the ever impressive Missie from The Unread Reader. This week my book boyfriend is Will Cooper from the novel Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover.
My Will is being played by Matt Lanter.....I saw this guy on Vampires Suck a few months ago....and when I was reading Slammed and Point of Retreat, I thought his face matched the Will in my head pretty well....maybe with a shade darker of hair.
“My heart pounds against my chest. Not because I'm nervous. Not even because I want her worse that I've ever wanted her before. It's pounding against my chest because I realize I've never been so sure about the rest of my life than I am in this moment. This girl is the rest of my life.”....Point of Retreat
Expectations, evaluations, internal evasions Fly out of me like puddles of blood from a wound A fetus from the womb of a corpse in a tomb Withered and strewn like red sheets on the bed Of an immaculate room. I can’t breathe, I can’t win, From this indelible position I’m in It controls the only piece of my unfortunate soul Left to fend for itself in this hollowed out hole That I dug from within, like a prisoner in An unlocked cell sitting in the deepest pits of hell Unencumbered he’s not in his sweltering spot He could open the door ‘cause he don’t need a damn key But then again, Why would he? Circumlocution is his revolution. Slammed (pp. 86-87). . Kindle Edition.
“Okay.” He clears his throat and pauses for a few seconds. “Okay, would you rather spend the rest of your life with no arms, or would you rather spend the rest of your life with arms you couldn't control?” What the hell? I can honestly say this date has definitely not started the way any of my previous dates have gone. It’s pleasantly unexpected though. “Well…” I hesitate. “I guess I would rather spend the rest of my life with arms I couldn't control?”
“What? Seriously? But you wouldn't be controlling them!” he says, flapping his arms around in the car. “They could be flailing around and you’d be constantly punching yourself in the face! Or worse, you might grab a knife and stab yourself!”
I laugh. “I didn't realize there were right and wrong answers.” “You suck at this,” he teases. “Your turn.” Slammed (pp. 39-40).Kindle Edition.
He studies my face for a few seconds as my heart races within my chest. I think he’s about to kiss me. I attempt to calm my breathing as I stare up at him. He steps in even closer and removes his hand from my chin and places it on the back of my neck, leaning my head in toward him. His lips press gently against my forehead, lingering a few seconds before he releases his hand and steps back...... I’m frozen, attempting to absorb the last fifteen seconds of my life. Where did that come from? Why did I just stand there and let him do that? Despite my objections I realize, almost pathetically, that I have just experienced the most passionate kiss I’ve ever received from a guy—and it was on the freaking forehead! Slammed (pp. 29-30). . Kindle Edition.
And there you have it, Will Cooper from Slammed......Ill leave you with this awesome fan made trailer created by Mollie over at Tough Critic Reviews....this trailer captures the heart of Slammed..LOVED IT!
SLAMMED BY COLLEEN HOOVER
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.
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