Tuesday, 27 September 2011

My Book Boyfriend: Eli Monpress!

Missie at the Unread Reader, has this great meme where we share our book boyfriends - you know the guys who make you swoon and come make for each time in your favourite book? Now, I've been spying and drooling over other people's book boyfriends for quite a few months now and hoarding all my men to myself. So esepcially for Eli Monpress week, I'm introducing my first book boyfriend, the man himself - ELI MONPRESS.

Eli is a thief, actually he's the greatest thief in the world with an ever growing bounty on his head. Or as his wanted poster says when we first meet him -
Eli Monpress - bounty, paid dead or alive,
20,000 Council Gold Standard Weights.
Wanted on 157 counts of grand larceny against a noble person, 3 counts of fraud, 1 charge of counterfeiting and treason against the Rector Spiritualis

But that doesn't mean he's evil. Lord Whitehall, member of the Council describes him as
"A two-bit con man with a flair for the dramatic."

 or as Miranda Lyonette says -
"Thinking he's not evil isn't the same as liking him. He's a scoundrel and a lawbreaker and a thief, not to mention a liar and though I will admit he's not a bad sort of guy underneath all that, it hardly makes up for the rest." 

However, I would gladly welcome him any time. He's charming -he can talk the trees into bending over backwards for him - literally! He has great trust in his friends and partners and while he can turn most situations to suit himself, at the end of the day he does do the right thing. And who doesn't like a bad boy with a heart of gold underneath? So far there has been little romance for Eli, but I'm sure I can change that! Plus if I ever bored of him, I can always turn him in for the bounty! :-)

Today I have Brandon Routh playing Eli as I think he has the perfect combination of cheeky grin and smouldering eyes. Plus yummy!
So would you kick him out of bed? :)


  1. Eli sounds like the perfect mix between bad boy and good guy. And who better to play the book boyfriend than Superman himself :) Great choice.

    My pick this week : My Book Boyfriend

  2. I most certainly would not kick him out of bed! Hot! Excellent choice

  3. Your first book boyfriend! I was so nervous when I posted mine! Why did I get nervous?!

    That tree thing he can do...could be useful :)

    I'm married so I have to say I would kick him out of bed, lol.

  4. *gulps*

    Brandon Routh! What the heck ever happened to that dude! I haven't seen him around in a long time. Gonna have to look him up!

    Mel! Your first MBB! I'm beaming from ear to ear here! Perfect first pick. I love the Wanted stats. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oooh nice first pick :D welcome the MBB club

  6. No, I wouldn't kick him out of bed. He could eat as many crackers as he wanted! ;D

    Oh I can't wait to dive back into this series and picture HIM as Eli! Yum!

  7. Ooh! I love thieves. Another book added to my TBR pile!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

  8. OMG you have made me want to read this even more now. Yummy.

  9. Oh golly men just shouldn't be that pretty