He may be homeless, but Blake Hartt of Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia has the most beautiful soul of any guy I’ve ever met. Despite the fact that his childhood was not a happy one, Blake is loving and fiercely loyal to those he cares for most. His past may have left him vulnerable and fragile, but it did not break him. He has a quiet bravery about him that’s the perfect blend of sweet and sexy.
- green eyes, dark blonde hair, over 6 feet tall
- he’s a pianist, sometimes plays on a cardboard piano
- has 2 brothers, Beckett & Cole. They all have matching tattoos on their forearm of a knife, a music note, and a cross intertwined.
- aged out of foster care system
“No one has really seen me in years.” Blake looked at the sky. “Sometimes I wonder how they know I don’t have a home. I try to dress decently.” He waved a hand at his jeans and army jacket. “I think it just seeps out of me. I’m not the same as everyone else.” He shook his head, his eyes reflecting a weary despair. As he looked at Livia again, the despair was chased away with a grin. “But when you saw me for the first time, you actually saw me. You saw me, and then you smiled like I was just the same as everyone else on that platform.”
“Have you ever seen a shooting star, Livia?”
She nodded, perplexed at the change in conversation.
“It’s very beautiful, right?” He nodded with her this time. “It makes you wonder — is that shooting star just a happy accident or has the universe had it planned for a thousand years?” He tilted his face to the sky, his eyes tracking an imaginary star as it screamed to earth. He looked back to her. “Either way, you can’t stop it. You can beg it to slow down or you can just enjoy the show.”
“Am I the star in this story or you?”
Blake wrinkled his nose and chuckled. “Was that a bad analogy? I meant we’re the star, Livia. Us. This.” He shrugged his shoulders like it was the most obvious thing in the world. “Us being in the same atmosphere is either a great cosmic catastrophe or the most serendipitous rendezvous.”
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My Blake is being played by über hottie Wilson Bethel! Look at his smile! Doesn’t it make you melt?
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