Wednesday, June 06, 2012


My Book Boyfriend is an original meme created by Missie at The Unread Reader. For more information on the guidelines for using this meme on your blog, go to THIS DIRECT LINK 

My Book Boyfriend is:

Today's hero comes from The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, a brand new Tudor romance by Sandra Byrd.
Her first Tudor novel,  To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn made my "best books of 2011" list and I'm sure this one will make the cut for 2012! It is, as you will see in my upcoming review, simply superb.
(And so is it's romantic hero.)

Ahhh, Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. He's the sort of guy who walks into a room and all sound stops. He's a warrior, a sailor, an Irish gentleman and, in short, a charming hottie who is part Chris Pine and part Michael Stahl-David (from The Black Donnolleys, a short-lived 2007 TV series I loved.) 
I think he looks a little like this, but in Tudor appropriate attire and a little bit longer hair, of course:

He's a good sort of bad boy. He's a lady's man with his eye on one particular lady -- Juliana -- who doesn't think she's the type to capture any good-looking catch's eye. But... that's her story, not his. So... on with the Jamie-ness!

Juliana describes this dashing Irish gentleman-warrior like this:
“His black hair charmingly tipped up at the ends like ravens’ wings; blue eyes were set in a sun-bronzed face that boasted a scruff that was undecided between a close beard and clean shaven.”

And, baby... that description had me at "hello." In fact, it reminds me a little bit of my own black haired, blue-eyed husband, the dashing Dave, about midsummer, when he thinks he needs a haircut. Although Dave's 2 o'clock shadow (yes, I said 2. He's very manly. Can't make it to 5)also includes a goatee.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out My Book Boyfriend this week. The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr hit bookstores yesterday, so make sure you throw it in your cart so you can see why I think Jamie is such a fantastic leading man.

If you like this meme, hop on over to the The Unread Reader to check out Missie's pick for this week and find links to a bunch of other hunky book boys, too! And please come back to visit us at Edgy Inspirational Romance soon. Later this week I'll post my review of THE SECRET KEEPER: A NOVEL OF KATERYN PARR and you'll get a glimpse into its creation through my upcoming interview with Sandra Byrd.


  1. Oooo he sounds cute!

    Are you going to start featuring Christian Fiction hotties regularly? :)

  2. How do I not know about this author? I have a small obsession with all things Tudor and this sounds perfect for me. Love the model you chose!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  3. He sounds yummy! a warrior, a sailor, an Irish gentleman and, in short, a charming hottie. haha I liked that, in short a charming hottie!
    My Book Boyfriend

  4. This sounds like a yummy book! I've always got time for a good romance! I'm going to have to read this soon! I am reading the best book right now. It is called, "Jan's Excellent Romance: Applesauce and Andy" by Lindsay Hall. It is a romance book but it is so much more then that. The characters are so well developed. It's also hilarious! The story takes place in a café in Long Island, NY. I'm putting it on my top 5 favorite books EVER!

  5. I LOVE your guy! He sounds like the right amount of swoon worthy awesomeness! I haven't read this one yet, but I definitely am now - thank you so much for sharing him! Have a great weekend! :)

    Here's mine:

  6. Hey Serena, thank you for showcasing Jamie. He's sending some strawberries your way! :)

  7. Ummm...yeah, that description had me at hello, too! Men like this Jamie fellow make me wish I had lived in the Tutor's time period, even though the Off with your Head stuff was super popular.

  8. Ahh I love the picture/actor you chose. Too cute. I think I'd like this Jamie (and I'm a big fan of the name, I must say). And an accent?! I can't say no to accents1


  9. WOW, that description would have me at hello too! I can't believe I haven't heard of this book until now! Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my book boyfriend

  10. Juju -- I hope to do this meme... more often. I won't commit to "regularly" though, lol. I guess I have commitment issues, maybe...

    Sandra -- thanks for stopping by! We always love hearing from our fave authors! And, oh, the strawberries! YES! That brings to mind so many delightful, romantic Jamie/Juliana/Strawberries scenes from the book!Ahhhhhhhh....

    Missie, Lauren, Joie, Amy, Robyn, Jennifer (squared) -- thanks for dropping in. Loved your guys, too. Always so much fun to see who everybody is crushing on, novel style!I hope I can get off my patootie and join in the fun more often!


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