Book Boyfriend of the Week ~ Robbie and Marko from Captivate by Vanessa Garden

Book Boyfriend of the Week is a NEW weekly meme hosted by Reading and Things. Each week I will tease you about my current Book Boyfriend, to entice you to go out and meet him for yourself! 
This week I have two boyfriends from one book ~

Robbie and Marko
Robbie is the personal guard to the King of Marin. He is loyal to his King and will do anything to protect him. He has a soft side too and he can see past your mask to see the real you.

Marko is King of Marin. He seems a bit abrupt but it is because of the pressure that he is under. Once you get past his walls you can see he is kind, has a passion for music and will place you on a pedestal.

Here are some of Robbie's teasers...
"Marco is my best friend," he said in a soft voice, pulling hand through his hair. "I shouldn't be here. We'll both be dead if someone finds out we've been planning to escape." He moved to the bedside and gently caressed my cheek with his thumb before dropping his hand to his side. "But I can't help it. I want to help you. I want to make things right." Paperback Pg 171

"I'm willing to risk my life," he stared at me long and hard. "But I can't risk yours." Paperback Pg 172
Here are Marko's teasers...
"Do you think you could be happy with me, Miranda? No more games, I want a true answer," he whispered in my ear. His breath warmed my skin, sending curls of heat right down to my toes. I couldn't speak; I was frightened by my answer, so I instead turned to meet his lips with mine and we kissed again, deep and long. Paperback Pg 225

"We could marry... For real Miranda. I mean with no force or ... expectations." Paperback Pg 227

My review for Captivate can be found HERE

Title: Captivate
Author: Vanessa Garden 
Genre: YA Fantasy
Expected publication: January 1st 2014

In a glittering underwater world, nothing is as it seems...

For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harboured a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. Except before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim.

Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a glittering underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko...the King of this underwater civilisation.

Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem. Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets...
Captivate book and buy links

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Rules for the meme:
1) Pick a book boyfriend, it can be from the book your currently reading or from one you've already read.
2) Write what kind of boyfriend he is, and if you want, say why you think that
3) Pick a quote from his book, it could be long or short, that proves he is the kind of boyfriend you said he is
4) Make sure the quote, and the explanation, DO NOT give away anything from the book (we want all of the twists and plot surprises to remain surprises)
5) Share it! And shout it out it using #Reading and Things

Do you have a book boyfriend at the moment? Please leave a comment below with your link so I can check out yours too!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Weekend!!


  1. Two boyfriends in one week? You are one busy girl ;) Lol. Love this, Naomi! :)

  2. Both your choices sound kind of sweet. I wouldn't mind meeting them.

    My BB @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. hi thanks for the giveaway

  4. New to me too but I like the sound of it.

  5. hehe!! Well, I can't pick out of the two of them..... I love them both! And after the interview, I'm in for more heartache, aren't I?

  6. Oh, they are both yummy! Believe me!!

  7. Hmmm... they are lots of hotness!! Looking forward to more in this series!

  8. This is new to me, but Robbie and Marko sound great!


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