Sunday 6 May 2012

Literary Boyfriend of the Week

I've been meaning to do this for a really long time now and I'm finally getting around to it!  If you know me at all and/or read my reviews, you will know that I have a long list of literary boyfriends added to the list from the books I read.  I felt like they kind of needed showcasing a little and so I decided to start "Literary Boyfriend of the Week" which you may sing in a Harry Hill TV Burp kind of way should you choose to.  For the very first week, I choose Tristan from Anew by Chelsea Fine (and no that is definitely not him on the cover).  I loved this book with a passion and you can see just how much by reading my review here. 

 If you haven't heard me raving about this book (where have you been?!) then here is the synopsis:

"Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice.

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her.

So yeah, two brothers, a girl and a curse *rubs hands together with glee*.  I'll bet you're curious to know about Tristan, right?  I had someone in mind but the picture is lost on a hard drive somewhere so I'm going to show you what Chelsea thinks he looks like as she posted this on her blog recently...

HELLO! I think we can probably all agree that he is MIGHTY FINE (even without a head) and wow, I just want to reach out and touch him lol.  Now, Tristan has a twin brother Gabriel (OMG DOUBLE the hotness) but Tristan is the only one with a tattoo that Chelsea promised to show us as it plays quite a significant part in the story.  Here it is in all its glory...

I should say at this point that I do not choose my literary boyfriends lightly and in no way is it all about looks. In fact, that comes last for me so let me tell you a little about Tristan and why I chose him this week.  Tristan is a tortured soul and boy does that do something to me.  He is willing to stay away from Scarlet (the main female character) to save her life even if that causes him pain.  He is willing to do ANYTHING to save her and read into that what you will.  I can't say too much because I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read the book yet but I hope I've whet your appetite enough to read the story.  Some of the scenes are just so romantic and full of angst ridden tension that I EAT FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER. He's romantic, tough, smart, thoughtful and brave but not without flaws of course which makes him that much more endearing.  Tristan, you are wonderful and deserve your place on the list and as my literary boyfriend of the week.  

Favourite quotes

Tristan is romantic...

“He stood there, drinking her in like he was a thirsty man and she was water in the desert. Because his soul...his foolish and hopeful soul...wanted her just as much as she wanted him."


“Gabriel glanced down. “Seriously, Tristan? You drive around with a trunk full of weapons?”
“Of course.”
“Because I’m the family bad guy.”  

Smart and thoughtful...

“Tristan was silent for a few moments, looking at the leaves before them. "Life isnt about the past and the future. Its about today." He paused. "Its about five minutes from now and two seconds ago. Its moments, you know? Not years. Years aren't what define us.”

To find out more about Chelsea Fine and Anew (as well as her other books), please click here to visit her website.


  1. I bought this one after seeing your recommendation on twitter. CANNOT BLOODY WAIT!

    1. WOOHOO! Hope you like it Anna! I should warn you that it will leave you desperate for the next book and thankfully, that is out soon!! Phew! Thanks for commenting :)