Nov 15, 2011

My Book Boyfriend: James Easton

Today I will gush over another another boyfriend of mine.
In the past few weeks I found a new series (and another book boyfriend) that I fell in love with instantly. James Easton from The Agency series by Y.S. Lee.

Name: James Easton

Occupation: Engineer sometimes doing some spy work with Mary Quinn which he doesn't get paid for.

Age: 21

Height: Almost 6 feet

First Appearance: In a wardrobe hiding with Mary.

James is protective about his family which leads him to spying on the first place. Meeting Mary Quinn was not expected and it's quite impossible to resist his charms for Mary too as she snoops around trying to fit all the pieces of her case. Together they make quite the team!

“He laughed, then became serious once more.

"Mary............" The expression in his eyes set her heart pounding.


Twice he began to frame a sentence, and twice his voice seemed to fail him. And she thought she understood. What could he possibly say to her now, when he was on the verge of leaving forever? Even something as simple as asking her to write to him carried a distinct sort of promis, the type of promise he was ten years and a half a world removed from being able to make.

She forced a polite smile and held out her hand. "Good luck, James."

Regret-and relief-flooded his eyes. he took her hand, cradling it for a long moment. "And to you."

It was foolish to linger. She slid her fingers from his grasp, turned, and began to walk away in the direction of the Academy. She'd gone about thirty paces when she heard his voice.


She spun about. "What is it?"

"Stay out of wardrobes!"

She laughed, shook her head, and began to walk again. She was smiling this time.
~A Spy In The House

“I’m so sorry. I don’t think the etiquette manuals cover this sort of situation.” He leaned in close, his lips all but grazing her neck, and inhaled. “Mmm. You smell good, too.”

She nearly choked. Took a step backwards, until her back met cold stone. “Th-thank you.”

“That’s better. May I kiss you?” His finger dipped into her shirt collar, stroking the tender nape of her neck.

“I d-don’t th-think that’s a good idea.”

“Why not? We’re alone.” His hands were at her waist.

Her lungs felt tight and much too small.

“Wh-what if somebody comes in?”

He considered for a moment. “Well, I suppose they’ll think I fancy grubby little boys.”
~The Body at the Tower

He smiled. "I suppose I thought we'd have a madly impractical, terrifyingly modern sort of marriage. One based on love. Not to mention dangerous undertakings and hair's-breadth escapes from burning buildings, high ledges and exploding sewers."

"And bickering."

"Always that, yes."

"Assuming I want to marry at all."

"True. I know of no good way of forcing you to do anything."

"And you're mad enough to think it could work - one day?"

He cupped her face in his hands. His smile was so brilliant it seemed to illuminate the room. "I think it would be heaven."

She trembled, then. "You have a very strange idea of heaven."

"Kiss me and see.” 
~The Traitor and the Tunnel

Le sigh. James finds the most unusual situations to be in. I for one  looking forward to reading the next series of The Agency series.

James Easton was played by Ben Barnes.

MBB My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader 


  1. Gah! I want to read these books so much! Loved it.

  2. This boy seems to be a popular pick. I really do need to read these books. And as for the pictures, OMG there are new Ben Barnes pictures I have not seen before!

  3. I haven't come across this series before but I'll have to give it a look. I love those pictures of Ben Barnes! He definitely suits the shorter haircut, lovely.

  4. "And bickering."
    "Always that, yes."


    Here's PiF's.

  5. Wow! Benny looks so refined in those pictures. Yup, he is the kind of beautiful that would fit in an practically any part.

    I hadn't heard of that series before, but it sounds fun. :)

  6. I need to read this series! I've heard amazing things about it and James. Great choice!

  7. Yumm...Ben really grew up and into a definite hotty!

  8. wow...i am definitely intrigued! I'll have to check these books out!

  9. I love those Ben Barnes pictures, I will need to add the book to my TBR list it sounds pretty good.

    My book boyfriend

  10. I just had to add this series to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh this is a book I've wanted and have not read yet. I so can't wait. Plus look at him. Oh I think my fave is that devilish smile in the middle. Yep... devilish!

  12. I've only read the first one so I skimmed over the quotes... but I agree he is quite yummy. And I adore these photos of Ben Barnes!

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    Stephanie ~Misfit Salon~

  13. I haven't read this series. Not heard of it actually. But I think I'll add it my TBR. And I do love Ben Barnes :)


  14. Great choice for James!! I LOVE The Agency series - can't wait for the 4th book. Who would you cast as Mary Quinn? My first choice would be Kristin Kreuk, followed by Malese Jow or Georgina Wilson (if she can act).

    Any other contenders you'd pick besides Ben Barnes?

  15. Whoa! He sounds SO hot and I'm loving that you chose BB to portray him! *swoon*

  16. I have a picture that i drew of him, is there any way I can send it to you?

    1. Hi Megan, sorry about the late reply. You drew a picture of James! That is so awesome and I would absolutely LOVE to see it. You can post the pic post/link here or email it to me at thenerdinheels at gmail dot com