Swoony Saturdays – Wes Harrison

by | Mar 18, 2017 | Fiction Book Reviews | 25 comments

Welcome! Welcome!

Swoony Saturdays are your opportunity to be introduced to a book hero who fits high quality hero characteristics. (okay, so he just makes us weak in the knees for all kinds of reasons, but you get the point)

The photos involved are chosen as the most representative of the heroes featured, so IF they look like someone you’ve seen before, that’s almost entirely accidental.

Wesley Harrison (1)

Who? Christopher Wesley Harrison (Wes)

Where can we find this dreamboat?  Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham (release April 6, 2017)

Personality summary: Raised in a loving, high society English family, Wes had it all. When his talents for acting were recognized, his popularity exploded seemingly overnight, but a tragedy rocked his world, changed his perspective, and gave him a newfound appreciation for the things that matter most. However, it also increased his suspicion. He’s fiercely loyal to his family, a borderline introvert, and extremely tenderhearted, a truth he hides behind an aloof shield. His past mistakes haunt him, but he finds a hopeful second chance in heroine, Eisley Barrett. Her authenticity sets his assumptions on their heads, and once he falls for her…. wowzah!

What makes us swoon?

He has a British accent, seriously, that increases his swooniness indefinitely!

He looks like Henry Cavill (I could probably stop the list at this point, but let’s go on for fun).
He patiently woos the heroine.

He reads. (this is no small statement. A guy who reads??? Come on!)

Loves his family.

Great with kids.

Sense of humor (and isn’t afraid to laugh at himself)

Does dishes (and all the women sigh in appreciation)

His sincere heart

Kissing level of such swooniness: (see scale below) Wes has #5 potential without a doubt, but he keeps things at a simmering 4 most of the time unless closets are involved.

Basic hero type: (see hero list below) Wes is a solid mix between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightley. At first, he comes off as broody, but once he feels comfortable and trusts the heroine, he’s all kinds of chivalrous and breathtakingly sweet!

How can I meet this swoony mister? Preorder is up on Amazon! Check out this link

A little behind-the-scenes note – the character of Wes Harrison was inspired when  watching an interview with actor Richard

Armitage.

The guy was just so gentle, funny, kind…and even used the word “Gosh”, my overactive imagination took a twist and thought “Hmm….what would an actor like Richard Armitage be like in a book AND what kind of woman would win his heart?”

JTWYAheart

Kissing Levels & Hero Types

25 Comments

  1. Carrie

    if anyone needs me, i’ll just be camped out here for the day *blissful sigh*

    Reply
    • pepperbasham

      Carrie, Rachel and I will have something for you to do EVERY Saturday!! 🙂

      Reply
      • Carrie

        oh yes please 😀 lol

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    • pepperbasham

      I think that might be one of my favorite hashtags…except maybe #tasteslikechristmas

      Reply
  2. singinglibrarian2015

    Swoony sigh! 😉 LOVE this!

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    • pepperbasham

      Sydney, do you think this will be a good series to start?

      Reply
  3. courtney207

    YES! People, when you read Just the Way You Are, you will have sooooo many things to add to the “What makes us swoon?” category!

    #WesCandy indeed, Beth.

    Pepper, I didn’t know he was slightly inspired by a Richard Armitage interview! How cool! No wonder he sticks around the kissing level 4 most of the time ;). What a fun post!

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    • pepperbasham

      That North and South kiss is TOPS!!! And his voice??? Whew…

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      • courtney207

        And now you’re making me want to listen to the classic love poems he narrates! Ah!

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      • pepperbasham

        Courtney!!! I own that TOO!!!!!!

        Reply
  4. Winnie Thomas

    The snow is gone, so I can’t go outside to cool off now. However, it’s getting warmer outside so I can turn the air conditioner on without anyone getting too suspicious. I still need to find a nice comfortable fainting couch. 😀

    Reply
    • pepperbasham

      Winnie, I bet Carrie has one you can borrow 😉 She might have more than one.

      Reply
  5. camillering

    Richard Armitage IS definitely swoon worthy , and listening to his Georgette Heyer audiobook narrations is so much fun, it can be hard to drive the car properly! Love this, Pepper, Wes sounds like someone I need to meet very soon! 🙂

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    • pepperbasham

      YAY!!! We have author, Carolyn Miller, visiting!!! I hear her newest release, The Elusive Miss Ellison is TOP NOTCH reading material with its own amount of happy swoons!!
      Thanks for visiting, Carolyn!! Your website is beautiful, btw

      Reply
  6. andinewberry

    I’ll just sit here and try not to drool. Where is my fainting couch? **sigh**

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    • pepperbasham

      HAHA, Andi!! Join Winnie in asking Carrie for one 😉 LOL. Or at least we know she has fans….

      Reply
  7. carylkane

    Ahhhh an English gentleman! Be still my heart!

    Reply
    • pepperbasham

      Get ready to be wooed, Caryl! 😉

      Reply
  8. rachel820

    *SIGH* I just adore Wes! #WesCandy

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    • pepperbasham

      He’s so lovely 🙂

      Reply
  9. Fiction Aficionado

    Budge over on that swooning couch, girls, and make room for one more. I’m reading it again right now 😍

    Bring on Swoony Saturdays!

    Reply
    • pepperbasham

      You’re such a trooper, Katie!!

      Reply

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