Saturday, September 14, 2013

Character Spotlight: Jesse Walker

So it has been a really long time since my last character spotlight. I just haven’t had the time and I didn’t want to rush through one. If I’m picking a character to spotlight, I want to do him/her justice. When I finally decided to do one again I knew it had to be a character I was passionate about and the first character that came to mind was Jesse Walker from Lost & Found by Nicole Williams. As always, beware of spoilers.

Jesse Walker, I fell in love with him the moment he and his tight jeans picked up Rowen from the bus stop. I really didn’t stand a chance. Jesse is a very special kind of character and the kind of character you don’t encounter often. He is the kind of guy every girl deserves. I wish I could think of someone to compare him to for those of you who haven’t met him (but seriously, get on that) but he is incomparable. I guess the best way to describe Jesse is simply as a good guy, no, Jesse is the best guy.

Jesse is charming, optimistic, hardworking, dedicated, loyal, endearing, gorgeous, knows how to wear a pair of jeans, and always looks for the good in people. Where most people saw Rowen as a freak, Jesse saw her for the person she was. He is kind and patient and willing to go for what he wants, and he wants Rowen. Jesse treats her like gold and is a prime example of how a girl should be treated by her boyfriend. In a world where a lot of New Adult books spotlight a hero as a troubled guy who gets away with treating the girl worse than he should, Jesse is like a beacon of light. We all love the troubled bad boys and I’ll be honest I forgive them most of the time (unless it’s too extreme) but it’s nice to have a guy I don’t have to forgive anything. A guy that is just good and who trusts his girlfriend. Jesse doesn’t really do jealous. 

Jesse not only makes you swoon but he breaks your heart. He has had a troubled past, but he has worked to move on from it. But the past doesn’t always stay in the past, and sometimes it rears its ugly head. When we finally learn about Jesse’s past in full, I think my heart shattered into a million pieces. To see this truly strong guy who always looks on the brighter side of life and then learn how dark his first five years of life were, it just broke me. 

To sum it all up, Jesse is amazing and if you haven’t met him yet, I highly recommend you do.

Favorite Jesse Quotes:

“I know we can make it through anything, Rowen. The past couple of months have proven that to me. I know we could make it if we were far away from each other, I trust that. I have faith in that. The thing is… I don’t want to do it. I want to be near you. Every day. Every night. Why should I settle for you from far away when I can have you near me every morning when I wake up?” – Near & Far

“I was made to love you.” – Near & Far

“Her whole face twisted in agony and one tear fell from the corner of her eye, and I wanted to die right there. I wanted to die before I had to watch another one slip from her eyes.” – Near & Far

“Win, lose, on top of the world, or at rock bottom… I’m with you, Rowen Sterling. To the very end.” –Near & Far

“We don’t deserve anything, Rowen. We don’t deserve punishment, we don’t deserve happiness, life owes us nothing. Realize that.” His voice wasn’t gentle anymore; it was strong as I’d ever heard it. “So we have to take what we want because life sure as shit isn’t going to freely hand it over.” He kissed the skin just above my collar bone. “ And I want you.” – Lost & Found


  1. Yes, yes, yes, YES. I love Jesse. And he had me at the bus stop too! :D I love that he's the epitome of a GOOD GUY. Sigh. I want my own Jesse Walker.

    1. If you ever find a real life Jesse Walker, please let me know... I'd be happy to share haha

  2. I'd love to read this series. Thanks for the quotes :)

  3. Ohh hello there! :)*fixing hair* I haven't heard of this young man but you've got my attention. I need to read this. Amazing quotes! :)

  4. I'm sold! Seriously, I'll get on that - um, meeting him - asap! ;) Thanks for sharing him, Teresa! :)

  5. Ooohhhh Jesse Walker! *faints* Loved this character spotlight, oh so much!! *winks wink*


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