Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (34)

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader, in which we swoon over boys in books!
(I--as in me, Amy--don't like to use commercial photos, I like to use the authors' descriptions and my imagination.)

Samuel Roth
Book: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: Wolves of Mercy Falls

A werewolf who changes with the seasons; cold weather forces the change even though he fights to remain human. Pale yellow eyes, floppy black hair and an interestingly shaped nose that a girl could never get away with. An athletic but wiry build, he has the fingers of a guitarist, callused and strong; and the heart of a poet.


I watched the edges of the leaves slowly unfold, fluttering in the breeze. "How long did you wait?"

It would have been unbearably romantic if he'd had the courage to look into my face and say it, but instead, he dropped his eyes to the ground and scuffed his boot in the leaves -- countless possibilities for happy days -- and the ground. "I haven't stopped."

"I can hear you humming," she said. "Do you sing?"

I grunted, still fingerpicking [the guitar] idly.

Her brush never ceased moving. "Are those your songs?"


"Have you written one for Grace?"

I had written a thousand songs for grace. "Yes."

"I'd like to hear it."

I didn't stop playing, just modulated carefully into a major key. For the first time this year, I sang out loud. It was the happiest tune I'd ever written, and the simplest.

I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl

From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl

I'd love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl

But I'm never warm enough for my lovely summer girl

It's summer when she smiles, I'm laughing like a child

It's the summer of our lives; we'll contain it for a while

She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand

I'd be happy with this summer if it's all we ever had.


  1. I love Sam! LOVE HIM. He's like the perfect Emo, guitar playing boyfriend. I like the pretend he writes songs for me.

  2. Oooh I haven't read this series but he sounds lovely :)

  3. Ahhhh i love Sam with a passion!
    He is so sweet and perfect and vunerable and gorgeous i just want to hug him.
    This is one of my fav book series, i have put off reading 'Forever' as i dont want it to end.

  4. I'm not a fan of the Shiver series, but I understand Sam as a book boyfriend :)

  5. Aw Sam! what a guy! Good pick this week!!

    (Be sure to enter my giveaways)


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