Friday, September 20, 2013

Sidekick Showcase [31] Love Interest's BFF

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:
• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fit's in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well
Love Interest's BFF
I love this week's challenge. My mom and sister were totally stumped, but I kept throwing books at them. I offered Soul Walker as the first example, Peter's best friend Jared did not let friendship get in the way when it came to flirting with Anna. Shane's best friend, beautiful Michael from the Morganville series made me swoon from the very start. My sister voted for Michael. Of course she did.

“Seriously,” Shane said, “this kind of is the worst situation we’ve ever been in, right?”
“Speak for yourself,” Michael said. “I got myself killed last year. Twice.”
“Oh yeah. You’re right—last year really sucked for you.”
Rachel Caine, Kiss of Death

I couldn't stop offering suggestions. Adam's best friend Warren from the Mercy Thompson series. I love best friends! But then I thought of Noah's best friend in Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. Isaiah is a tatted up mess. In the first book, he plays the background and sounding board for Noah. He's a car dude with a dead end crush on a girl who's plain scary. In book 2, he shows off his protective gene as well as his bad temper. I love Isaiah and we get his story in book 3, Crash Into You. The cover has him as this hot white guy with arm tats. I saw him as brown, bald, more ink than skin, and kind of mean looking. He has a hard past and a precarious future. I know I'll love it, but I wish the guy on the cover wasn't so ready made cute. 

“With one touch, Isaiah could ground me. Keep me from floating away with his arms as my anchor. His steady beating heart the reminder he would never let go.”
Katie McGarry, Dare You To

After listening to all my suggestions my mom decided to stick with A Time to Kill. "Since I'm with Jake Brigance (remember she ran away with him on last week's sidekick challenge), I choose Jake's best friend, Harry Rex Vonner (played by Oliver Platt)." Yep.

I hope you're all having a great weekend. I won't be able to return any comments or check out your posts until Monday. 


  1. Oh my goodness! I don't even know where to start here :D Jared is fantastic, Michael is fantastic, Warren is fantastic. LOL they are all good!! I haven't read the series you finally stuck on, but I really love the way you've pictured the character in your head and are going to keep that image of him instead of the model type the cover has given you! Love that about you!! I also think it's great that it's one of those series where each of the characters gets their own books. Have you read The Black Dagger Brotherhood or Midnight Breed? They are both like that as well, but they get pretty steamy. Excellent choices all around. I hope you are having a great weekend! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. I haven't read those series...and I just added them. Pretty steamy works for me. Never fails, every sidekick showcase I add books to my TBR list.

      Characters on the covers almost never sway my image of them in my mind. The next time you need a break from fangy beasts and want angsty teens, Pushing the Limits is one of my top favorite series.

      This was one of my favorite sidekick challenges!

    2. I forgot to mention I love the new profile picture!

  2. LOL All very worthy choices! Geez, I had such a hard time with this one - I kept thinking of BFFs of MCs rather than sidekicks. And then you (& company) throw all these excellent choices out. Clearly I just had a mental block...or something. Perhaps the paint fumes from the paint pens I was using on all those locker decorations?!? LOL Because let me tell you, I adore Jared! And I have been swooning right along with you - since the beginning - over Michael. And Warren gives me warm fuzzies! And Isaiah?!? Oh, Isaiah...

    I love that your mom is still with Jake, by the way. ;)

    I hope you're having yourself a spectacular weekend, Robyn! It's gorgeous fall weather here - sunny and 70. *ahh*

    1. You did not disclose paint fumes in your Think Out Loud post about your altruistic paper crafting addiction. Hmm. I like the fruity smelling markers if it makes you feel better. I love writing best friends, so I guess this challenge brought that out. I could have gone on and on, but I had a trip to pack for and then be completely unprepared for! Happiness about your perfect weather. Rain, wind, rain here, but we went to apple country Saturday under a bright blue sky. Sadly, Sunday sucked so bad and that was before our alternator went out on Snoqualmie Pass. But I'm about to close the computer and make some dough, eat some apple bread, and not think at all!

  3. LOL very interesting post and meme.

    But I wanted to tell you I was a nominated for Liebster award and now I'm choosing you for the award too!! Here's my blog and all you have to do is read along, answer, and make your own!
    Congrats on the award! And sorry, I didn't know where else to tell you.