Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Book Boyfriend- Travis McCoy from The Accidental Bride

Book bloggers highlight the characters they fell in love with in My Book Boyfriend, a weekly meme from Missie at The Unread Reader.

I've spent the last few nights with Travis McCoy from Denise Hunter's The Accidental Bride. Travis is a local boy done good. After hitting it big on the rodeo circuit, he returns home to help his childhood sweetheart save her ranch. Their story is heavy (HEAVY!) on the romance and this book boyfriend had my heart beating in my throat. Definitely a five star read!

Travis's description:
wealthy Rodeo star and rancher

"It didn't help that Travis McCoy had transformed from lean wiry boy to brawny cowboy, complete with bull-wide shoulders, slim hips, and long legs. And those stormy gray eyes...those hadn't changed at all. They still had the power to suck her under. Cussed man." (p. 10)

Stubborn jaw, crooked nose (p. 30)

"bold as a grizzly and twice as smug" (p. 176)

"His eyes danced, silver sparks igniting in the evening light. A hint of a smirk tugged at his lips. His jaw bore the stubble of a long day."

In my head Travis looks like...

...a brawnier Ryan Gosling. I can just picture him sleeping on Shay's couch!

What I love about him:
I'm a sucker for a good childhood sweetheart storyline. And there's something about Ryan's Travis's cocksure attitude and barely concealed smirks that are so adorable.

My favorite pick up line:

He pulled back and looked at her. "I love you Shay."

Something swelled inside of her, big and powerful. Her own declaration clawed for release and caught like a rock in her throat.

"If you don't hear anything else, hear that," he said. And then his lips were on hers again, and she was floating on a sea of rapture. (p. 207)

Want to know more about Travis? Here's the book blurb:
When a wedding reenactment turns real, Shay finds she's an accidental bride.

Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana, on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite the hard work, she can't seem to keep her head above water-and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but expected.

Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders' Day wedding reenactment, Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high-school sweetheart-the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit.

Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busybody and an absentminded preacher, the make-believe vows result in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say annulment, Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she may lose her home. If she accepts, she may lose her heart.

Shay isn't sure if the recent events are God's will or just a preacher's blunder. Will trusting her heart to the man who once shattered it be the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?

Did you miss Serena's Accidental Bride review or Denise Hunter's recent interview?


  1. This sounds like something I would like, so I will go get it now!

  2. Joy! Love the couch pic! That is totally Travis!

  3. Sounds like a hunk I need to meet sometime. Wink wink. My hubby can't be jealous of a book hottie, right? :)

  4. @Autumn, I'll head over to check out your boyfriend today too.

    @Serena, perfect right! I think the off center nose and stormy gray eyes match Ryan Gosling too...though it's hard to tell in these photos.

    @Christina- The ones you really need to be jealous of are the other book bloggers. Once you put a book boyfriend out there, someone else runs off with him. You can't trust these fan girls. At all.

    1. Lol, thanks for the heads up. Don't want angry, jilted, girls coming after me in the middle of the night to steal the book out from under my pillow.

  5. Didn't know there was such a thing as a book boyfriend, never mind that I could create one. LOL Thanks for the pick, Joy! I hope he treats you right. ;)

    1. You know Denise, you've set me up with several boyfriends over the past couple of years. Keep 'em coming. :)

  6. I'm a sucker for childhood sweetheart stories too! It makes me believe anything is possible! And Ryan Gosling is my ultimate fantasy man, so I'd have no problem picturing him on my couch... I mean on Shay's couch. LOL

  7. Awww...this sounds so sweet! I love me some sexy cowboys especially if they look like Ryan Gosling. Great choice!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  8. AWW! This sounds so incredibly sweet! I absolutely love that line your choose as your favourite!! :) So sweet!

    If you're interested my post is up on my blog :)


  9. I'm also a big sucker for a childhood sweetheart story! I LOVE THEM! Also got to love Ryan Gosling. Great quotes and the story sounds very interesting.

  10. Oooooo you had me at cowboy. He sounds mega hottt!

  11. Thanks everyone for stopping by to swoon over my man! :)

  12. What a cool weekly meme, and yeah, I can see a fella like that causin' my heart to come up in my throat. :o)

  13. Bahahaha I love this meme, it always makes my day to look at hunky men LOL!

    XOXO~ Renee

  14. This is a really cute meme! At my age I see my son or son-in-law. I had all girls so my imagination goes to I have a son in this book and he is going to save the girl ;0)

    I read this book and I enjoyed it very much.

  15. Oh Ryan how I love your boyish man face...>:)

    I havent even heard of this book....geeezzzz...was it good? Im assuming since you got a book boyfriend out of it...LOL


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