My Book Boyfriend

6 Aug

Valek

Assassin Study (Study, #1.5)

Valek from Poison Study is who I have chosen to debut my Book Boyfriend fantasies. Yes. I know. An assassin. How hot is that?

Bio: In the book, he’s described as having sapphire-blue eyes, shoulder length ringlets of black hair, a strong angular face, and a C carved into his chest from a fight he got into with Commander Ambrose. Valek had lived in the Icefaren Province (later renamed MD-1), and when his father couldn’t pay taxes due to a harsh winter collapsing his leather business, the taxing soldiers killed Valek’s three brothers. This inspired Valek to train as an assassin to kill the King that sent the soldiers. At the end of Fire Study, it is suggested that when Valek’s brothers were killed, Valek pulled so much magical power to himself that he created a permanent null shield (Null Shield: protection layer against magic). This null shield allows him to become one of the most successful and deadly assassins.

“But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.”

*swoon* Okay, that is just so hot. Valek, being the Commander’s loyal right hand, had to take over tasting his food when the royal poison taster died. He then sends for a woman who is to be hanged, and asks her if she would like to instead pay her dues as a poison taster. She agrees, and he poisons her with Butterfly’s Dust. She must receive an antidote each morning or she will die, and this is what makes her keep her word to Valek. And when a guy compares you to a poison as a proclamation of love like that, how can you say no?

“How did you—”
“Fool your guards? They’re not very good. They forgot to check the ceiling for spiders.” Valek grinned.

Valek is just the sneakiest, cheekiest, funniest, sexiest thing you’ve ever read about.  And who doesn’t want the deadliest assassin in the world to snuggle up to at night? This guy has very, very rarely ever lost in a fight, and in a world full of powerful magic, you have to wonder how someone hasn’t managed to kill him yet.

“It’s a dirty way to fight, but I’m late for lunch.”

Oh yeah. Maybe it’s because he has no problem playing dirty. Not that I have a problem with that.  Rawr. *wink* No, but seriously. A guy with self confidence like that is a complete turn-on.

“Valek coalesced from the shadows and wrapped me in his long lean arms. I soaked in his musky smell, listening to his heart beat. Strong and steady. No indication that he had been sneaking around.”

Boy, does Maria V. Snyder know how to make a girl’s heart race fast! I’m completely in love with Valek. There’s just no words.

Be sure to check out the Poison Study series, you guys! It’s completely worth it. Especially with a hottie like that around. Yum.

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