This week’s eye candy goes to Matt Erikkson from Stay by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy. This book was such a great book and for me, my enjoyment was in large part because of the hero, Matt. He’s a single father trying to do well in his career as a hockey goalie but still be a relevant part of his kids life. His ex-wife has the girls for most of the time but he makes the most of the time that he does have the girls and he gets it all done with the help of his virtual assistant, Hailey.
I think what I liked most about Matt was that he was so…normal. I mean, sure he’s a famous hockey player but he’s also just a man. A father. An ex-husband. He wasn’t this overwhelmingly alpha male that has to dominate everyone in his life. He was manly but he was also a simple man’s man who tried to keep his promises to his kids and flirt with his assistant as well.
He was also sweet and charming and I absolutely adored him. I’m really digging his Single Dad vibes and ugh, I just loved him to pieces.
This is my Mark Erikkson:
“He’s already one up on me. He’s been on the receiving end of a couple of Hottie’s kisses.
I’ve got nothing. It’s the first time I’ve ever been jealous of my dog.”
Matty Cakes had a crush on his assistant long before he met her and I thought that was too cute.
“Maybe I can convince you to kiss me again. I’m right here, honey. Come get me.”
*happy sigh* Can I have my own Matty?
“She has no idea how much this means to me. I’ve spent the last year believing myself unfit to be anyone’s partner. And maybe it’s true. But by spending her day with me – and her night – Hailey lets me believe I’m not a lost cause, that my messy life is worth sharing.”
Yessss!!! He was so worthy of love!
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Until next week, enjoy!