Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Boys Are Better in Books: Jay Heaton

"Boys Are Better in Books" aka "My book boyfriend" is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader. This is a weekly meme in which bloggers can discuss a fictional crush. Swoon-worthy quotes and an explanation for why you chose the character are encouraged! Also, I enjoy choosing pictures that look how I imagine the character. If you want to join in this fun meme, visit Missie's blog

Jay Heaton
 "I can't lose you," he explained, shrugging as if those weren't the most wonderful words she'd ever heard before.
"Not now that I finally have you." 

Who he is: Jay is Violet's best friend in The Body Finder series. Ever since they were three years old, Violet and Jay have been inseperable. As they grow older, their relationship becomes something more. 

Age: 17

Hair: Blonde (sorry, but I always pictured him with dark floppy hair)

Eyes: Blue

Description: Jay is tall and athletic. He is fiercely protective of Violet and constantly ready to come to her aid. He is also intelligent and witty. 

He nudged her with his shoulder but didn’t say anything. They stayed like that for a while, enjoying the silence of being alone and enjoying each other’s presence. It was easy... and comfortable.

"You don't get to tell me what to do! You're not my father, you know."

"Thanks for clarifying that, Violet," he said sardonically. "It would be creepy if you got your boyfriend and your father confused."

He loved her. Jay Heaton, her best friend since childhood was in love with her. He didn't say it but she knew that it was true.

And the part that really freaked her out, the part that caught her completely off guard, is that he wasn't alone. Because even though she'd been denying it for a long, long time, it had always been there... waiting beneath the surface of their friendship. And now that it was out there was no going back.

And it was so weird to even be thinking it but... she was in love with him too.

“I was just waiting for you to want me as much as I wanted you.” His words were quiet but carried one hell of an impact. “I knew we were going to be together; it was just a matter of time. I kept hoping that you would figure it out. But for a smart girl, you’re a little dense, Vi. I kept bringing up Lissie Adams, and showing you the notes she was leaving me, hoping that you’d get pissed enough to finally admit how you felt about me.”

He reached out, capturing her hand in his. He laced his fingers casually through hers. Violet leaned against him and the calm finally came, settling over her peacefully.

And then he kissed her. Gently. Softly. Not on the lips, as she'd imagined so many times before, but on her forehead. The gesture was sweet and a little possessive. Violet hoped, maybe, it was a start.

Jay, to be quite honest, is one of the main reasons I love Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder series.  I cannot remember who the model in the pictures is (sorry!) but he's a pretty close representation of the boy I picture in my mind. What do you guys think?