Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (1): Dimitri Belikov

"Boys in books are just better. Right? lol" ... The meme, Book Boyfriend is brought to us by the fabulous author of "The Unread Reader" Missie. Here is how it works:

Here is how My Book Boyfriend works:

  1. On Wednesdays, make a post about a fictional boy that totally made you swoon! In your post, make sure you include your book boyfriend's stats, a picture of what you imagine he looks like and some quotes from him that had you at hello. Credit the book and please include page numbers when you can.
  2. Grab the My Book Boyfriend button to include in your post.
  3. Be sure to come back here and add the DIRECT link to your post on the Mr. Linky Widget that will be provided here on Wednesdays. 
  4. Don't forget to check out other people's My Book Boyfriend posts. Everyone that agrees to participate will try to visit others and leave comments. Bloggers love comments.
  5. Anyone is welcome to join at anytime, but no one is obligated to participate every week.
  6. In your post provide a link back to this My Book Boyfriend introduction post so that other people can find the information about participating.
This meme is just for fun! Likeness represented are all fictional fantasies.Now go get your post ready for Wednesday. I'm totally looking forward to showing off my book boyfriend. Are you? Go on, earn your bragging rights. ;)

Dimitri Belikov: Tall, dark, dangerous and ... Russian? Are among the many descriptors used to describe Dimitri Belikov along side with sexy, lustful and god-like as well. I have read the first three in the series Vampire Academy where Dimitri makes his appearance, and from the start of the first novel I was hooked on him. He is older than most Y.A. novels around 24 I believe the first book had said, but that doesn't mean we all can't swoon over him. He is a Guardian to the royal Lissa, and trainer to Rose Hathaway. Through the eye's of Rose we get to see how she is attracted to him, and lets just say its nothing short of tourment when all you want is for him to take off shirt in at least one of the novels.Although for all of his dark wisdomatic demeanor, he does show a soft romantic side later on in the series which is a huge turn on for most girls, dark, brooding exterior with a touch of romance interior. Always playing by the rules is another huge role for Dimitri in the novels, although Rose does get him to break two or three which just adds a dash of deliciousness to him when he does. All and all the novels have kept me up far into daylight although a dream or two about Dimitri is more than welcomed while asleep as well. ;) 

Swoon-Worthy Quotes: (Seeing as I am only just finishing the third book, I am sure there are far more better quotes than what I am currently putting down.)

Rose: "The spell. Victor said you had to want me... to care about me... for it to work. Did you? Did you want me?
Dimitri: "Yes, Roza. I did want you. Still do. I wish ... we could be together?"
"Vampire Academy" - Richelle Mead 
(GAH! Just how he says her name is sexy :P)

Dimitri: "No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her ... I'll throw myself in front of you"
"Vampire Academy" - Richelle Mead

Rose: "Wait. You think I'm going to die? That's why you slept with me?"
Dimitri: " No, no, of course not. I did what I did because... believe me, it wasn't because of that. Regardless of the specifics- or if it`s even true- she[Rondha- the gypsy] was right about how easily things can change. We try to do what`s right, or rather, what others say is right. But sometimes, when that goes against who we are... you have to choose. Even before the Strigoi attack, as I watched all the problems you were struggling with, I realized how much you mean to me. It changed everything. I was worried about you- so, so worried. You have no idea. And it became useless to try to act I could ever put any Moroi life above yours. It`s not going to happen, no matter how wrong others say it is. And so i decided that`s something I have to deal with. Once I made that decision... there was nothing to hold us back." He hesitated, seeming to replay his words as he brushed my hair from my face. " Wel, to hold me back. I`m speaking for myself. I don`t mean to act like I know exactly why you did it."
Rose: " I did it because I love you," I said, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. And really, it was.
He [Dimitri] laughed. "You can sum up in one sentence what it takes me a whole speech to get out."
Rose: "Because it`s that simple. I love you, and I don`t want to keep pretending that I don`t."
"Shadow Kiss" - Richelle Mead
(I am pretty sure this is my favourite quote so far from "Shadow Kiss")

Dimitri: "No, It won't happen to you. You're too strong. You will fight it, just like you did this time"
Rose: "I only did it because you were here, I can't do it by myself"
Dimitri: "You can, you're strong - you're so, so strong. Its why I love you"
"Shadow Kiss" - Richelle Mead


  1. Ben Barnes is smack-me-in-the-face melt worthy! I can totally see Dimitri in his face in that last photo. Gah! I really want to molest Dimitri and Ben, so this post is a win, win! Nice, Jacquelynne!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  2. Thank you so much Jen! I wasn't too sure about the actor, or the post my first time participating, lol But he is exactly what I think he'd look like but then again people have different ideas, lol. But all in all Dimitri as a whole very very delicious, lol!

    Thanks for leaving your link, I'll be checking it out shortly :)

  3. Dark, dangerous and...Russian! *melts*

    Those are great quotes! And I'm a huge Ben Bons fan. He'd be perfect for Dimitri.

    Thanks for participating this week.

  4. I have soooo much love for Dimitri! You totally need to continue reading, he gets pretty steamy! I always pictured Ian Somerhalder as Dimitri, but Ben Barnes is a popular choice I know. Great post.

  5. Thanks for all the positive comments girls! :) I was so worried I did it wrong or didn't pick a good character or something silly like that! lol. I love this idea Missie! I am such a sucker for accents, lol.

    Belle, Ian Somerhalder I absolutely think would be my second choice, I wasn't too sure about the Russian look I guess you can say but he is SOOO dreamy! lol. (I am assuming you watch Vampire Diaries or have seen some of his smaller roles? Ian Somerhalder I mean, lol)

    Thanks for dropping by everyone! I'll be sure to check out all of your IMMs shortly after I leave class, lol.

  6. Well, I have a Russian husband of my own, accent in English and all, BUT I DEFINITELY COULD USE MORE SEXY RUSSIAN MEN IN MY LIFE! :D

    I think it's time for me to continue with the series! I stopped at 3 because somebody checked out 4 from my library and never brought it back, so I ended up ordering it and it took 5489 years to arrive... I finally got it, but I've been putting off reading it!

  7. YES! Dimitri! I love Dimitri. Ben Barnes is perfect, all those quotes reminded me how much I love this man, and I always will!
    Awesome pick!

  8. @Book Crook Liza: More sexy Russian men? Who wouldn't want that in their life! lol. I hate when people don't return things to the library! I think I've been on a waiting list for the 4th book in the Mortal Instruments series for about as long as you've been waiting for 4th book in VA, lol. I hope you get back into the series, apparently Dimitri gets much more sexy by the page in the last 3, lol.

    @Book Passion for Life: Thanks Jess! I absolutely adore this man, probably even worship the ground he fictionally walks on, lol!

    Thanks everyone again for commenting! I love comments! :)

  9. These books must be really engrossing if they kept you up till morning. And Dmitri sounds as if he's worth staying up all night for!

  10. @Stephanied - Most books keep me up till the morning cause I can never put them down, lol. But this series is addictingly good :) Dimitri is definitely the type of character that you wanna stay up for ;P haha.

  11. Oh man! I do need to read these books! I so fail for not. Especially with this version of Dimitri! Oh yes, I shall read them. I need to meet Dimitri!!

  12. I know, right?! :) Me too! Actually that is kind of where my blog name came from - I've been guilty of it before, but I moved out of the country AND I should of never trusted my Mother to return my books! My fine when I came to visit a year later (thinking I was going to check out books and have tons of reading fun) was... $200. SERIOUSLY! ;D I started #4 last night and I kept skipping forward and reading Dimitri scenes! :D AHHH! I'm such a cheater!