My Book Boyfriend is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader all about fictional boys who make us swoon.This week, I'm swooning over Bobby Tom Denton from Susan Elizabeth Phillip's Heaven, Texas.
"Today Bobby Tom was dressed almost conservatively in white linen trousers, a lavender silk shirt, his purple lizardskin boots, and a light gray Stetson. The former wide receiver didn't go anywhere without a Stetson. Some of his gilfriends swore he even made love earing it." (page 1)
About Bobby Tom:
- Full Name: Bobby Tom Denton
- Age: 33
- Appearance: blonde hair, blue eyes, tall, muscular
- Occupation(s): former NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Stars
- Former football player
- Sense of humor
- Completely selfless with his time and money
- Falls in love with a wallflower, plain jane-type heroine.
- Has one of the best grovel scenes I've ever read!
"I happen to be immature, undisciplined, and self-centered, pretty much a little boy in a man's body, although I'd appreciate it if you didn't quote me on that."
"Gracie: You have an unusual house. Have you lived here long?
Bobby Tom: A couple of years. I don't much like it myself, but the architect is real proud of it. She calls it urban Stone Age with a Japanese Tahitian influence. I sort of just call it ugly."
"He settled his hat back into position. She was a rookie in her first big game, and he’d never let her see how close she’d come to unseating a champion."
"I love you so much, sweetheart. Tell me you're going to forgive me for last night? Everything you said about me is right, I know; I'm insensitive, selfish, egotistical, a lot of other things. But I'm going to change. I swear it. If you marry me, I'll change. Just don't leave me, because I love you too much."
My Bobby Tom: The always delicious Texan, Matthew McConaughey!