February 08, 2012

My Book Boyfriend #6: Ash

Boys in books are just better. Right? Well, let's put them to the test. 

My Book Boyfriend is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, and it's a weekly meme in which you choose a fictional boy that makes your heart all gooey and write up a post for him. For more information, check out the introduction post. For sign ups and Missie's choice this week click here.

Ash oh Ash.. why aren't you real? 

So, Ash is our Winter Prince aka. Ice-boy. He is totally adorable, sexy, hot, cute, fearless, good, oh, I could go on forever ;) And the eyes, oh my, his eyes (which should be silver, but nonetheless, are so beautiful!
"Up close, he was even more beautiful, with high cheekbones and dark tousled hair falling into his eyes.” 
-The Iron King

But lets see why this guy is so so amazing!

“You are infuriatingly stubborn,” Ash muttered, raking a hand through his hair. “I don’t know how I’m going to protect you when you have no concept of self-preservation.”
I stepped close to him, placing a hand on his chest, feeling his heart beat under his shirt. “I trust you,” I said, rising so our faces were inches apart, trailing my fingers down his stomach. “I know you’ll find a way.”
His breath hitched, and he regarded me hungrily. “You’re playing with fire, you know that?”
“That’s weird, considering you’re an ice prin—” I didn’t get any further, as Ash leaned in and kissed me. I looped my arms around his neck as his snaked around my waist, and for a few moments the cold couldn’t touch me.
- The Iron Daughter, page 11

“Ash,” I said, struggling upright. “Wait. Just one more thing, before we go.”
He frowned warily. “What do you want?”
I rose from the bed, my heart thudding in my chest. “Kiss me,” I whispered, and saw his eyebrows arc in surprise. “Just once more,” I pleaded, “and I promise it will be the last time. I’ll be able to forget you after that.” A bald-faced lie. Even if I turned ninety, lost my mind and forgot everything else, the memory of the Winter prince would be a shining beacon that would never fade.
He hesitated, unsure, and I tried to make my tone light. “Last time, I swear.” I met his gaze and tried for a smile. “It’s the least you can do. I didn’t get a proper breakup, you know.”
Ash still wavered, looking torn. His eyes flicked to the door, and for a moment I thought he would walk away, leaving me to shrivel into a mortified heap. But then he let out a quiet sigh, and his shoulders slumped in resignation.
Meeting my gaze, he took one step forward, drew me into his arms, and brushed his lips to mine.
I think our last kiss was meant to be quick and chaste, but after the first touch of his lips fire leaped up and roared through my belly. My fingers yanked him close, digging into his back, and his arms crushed me to him as if wanting to meld us together. I knotted my fingers in his hair and bit down on his bottom lip, making him groan. His lips parted, and my tongue swept in to dance with his. There was nothing sweet or gentle in our last kiss; it was filled with sorrow and desperation, of the bitter knowledge that we could’ve had something perfect, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
- The Iron Daughter, page 98

He shrugged, a casual lift of one shoulder. “You tell me. When I left the Nevernever, I didn’t have any plans other than being with you. If you want me around, just say the word.”
My eyes watered. I thought of Rowan, of Ironhorse, and the armies of the false king, still on the move. I thought of Leanansidhe and Charles, trapped in the Between. I would have to get him out someday, and confront Leanansidhe about stealing my dad so long ago. But for now, the only thing I wanted was standing right here, looking at me with an expression so open and unguarded that I thought my heart would burst out of my chest. “Don’t leave,” I whispered, tightening my hold. “Never leave me again. Stay with me. Forever.”
The Winter prince smiled, a small, easy smile, and lowered his lips to mine. “I promise.”
- The Iron Daugher, page 358

While making this post and choosing the quotes, I've actually re-read Iron Daughter and Iron Queen. Yeah, I really love this serie so much. But I must admit, I like Ash in Iron Daughter more ♥ And because I am a girl, I prefer Meghan's point of view :P I can relate better ;)

So, what do you think about my perfect guy? :)


Cayce said...

And I have to read this :)Loved the second quote.
Wow, you actually reread them?! *applause*

Jennifer said...

I love Ash so much! Such a great series! I love the quotes you picked!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

I love the Winter Prince!!! I think the book trailer came out so awesome. I love how it looks like a mini movie.

Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. said...

i love this series more than any other series, ever. if only Ash was real. <3 he was my first book boyfriend, ahaha. i think it's kind of odd how the model from the shoot looks slightly different from Ash on the cover of The Iron Knight, so does Meghan and Puck's too. oh, and since you love this series so much, did you see the iron fey website? under the extras there's a final letter from Ash to Meghan. (:

Jade said...

You have convinced me to get at least the first in this series. I always here such great things about it and especially your Ash. Love the quotes! Must read soon.

Tristan said...

I loved these books almost as much as I loved Ash, GAWD he's awesome!! I really liked Iron Knight but when reading from Ash's POV he loses some of that mystery that's so damn intriguing. Great BF pick ;)
Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

Elisa said...

I've been seeing these books everywhere, maybe I should try them.

Belle said...

Ash is such a popular pick for MBB, I really must get around to read this series.

nea barabea said...

OMG Megan thank you so so much!! I didn't even know, there was a letter!! It's so so beautiful! I am shivering all over <3 <3

If someone wants to read it,too, here is the link:

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I love this series. Ash was pretty sweet especially with how horrible his past was. Glad he changed for Meghan.

Mimi Valentine said...

ASH!!!!! <3 Oh my gosh, is there really a more PERFECT book boyfriend? I think he's one of my oldest book crushes because I read this series so long ago! And you're EXACTLY like me, Nea -- I think The Iron Daughter was my favourite too! x) Mostly because of the way Ash was in it LOL.

I love your book boyfriend pick for this week, Nea! And oh my goodness, I just read that letter and I might've teared up a little -- if real boys were as devoted and amazing as Ash... Well, I don't even know LOL! Thank you so much for sharing, Nea! :) <3

Sam said...

Isn't Ash amazing?! I love those quotes you chose, Nea. :) I've always preferred Puck from these books, but Ash is pretty hot, too. ;)

Maja said...

Ohhh, good choice! Ash is SO dreamy. *fans self* And those quotes are so beautiful.

Giselle said...

Ooh he is hot! And I love the quotes though I haven't read these yet. I do own books 1-3 though haha

My Book Obssession said...

This series has been on my TBR I just haven't got around to reading it...Now I definitely need to, Ash sounds swoon worthy for sure!!

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