I love you, Marks. My heart is completely and utterly yours. And unfortunately for you, the rest of me comes with it.
There are some experiences in life they haven’t invented the right words for.
The question, love, is whether you want me enough to take the risk.
If loneliness was a choice, what was the other option? To settle for second-best and try to be happy with that? And was that fair to the person you settled for?
It was finally becoming clear to her that love wasn’t about finding someone perfect to marry. Love was about seeing through to the truth of a person, and accepting all their shades of light and dark. Love was an ability.
Mysteries of attraction could not always be explained through logic. Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls became the very hinges that held them together.
You seem to think you have a choice,” Cam said. “But you have it backwards. Love chooses you. The shadow moves as the sun commands.
I’d sell my soul to have you. In my whole life, you’ll always be what I wanted most.”~ Hardy Cates
It’s impossible,” he snapped. “Why?” “Because I’m Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can’t be celibate. Everyone knows that.
A couple of times in your life, it happens like that. You meet a stranger, and all you know is that you need to know everything about him.
Opening up to the wrong person is like putting ammo in their hands.
Shock is a merciful condition. It allows you to get through disaster with a necessary distance between you and your feelings.
You have to rely on whatever sparks you have inside.
Most men don’t seem to get that telling a pissed-off woman to calm down is like throwing gunpowder on a fire.” ~ Liberty Jones
I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.-Ella Varner
You think I’d cheat on you?” I demanded with all the innocent outrage I could muster.”With another guy, no. With a cheeseburger . . . in a heartbeat.
It’s the perfect solution. We argue all the time. We can’t stand each other. It’s like we’re already married.
I spent most of my youth hauling sides of beef and pork to my father’s shop. Carrying you is far more enjoyable.””How sweet,” Annabelle mumbled sickly, her eyes closed. “Every woman dreams of being told that she’s preferable to a dead cow.
Don’t ever trust men with good intentions. They’ll always disappoint you.”Leo
Fate is the malevolent little jester sitting up in the heavens and pondering over how ridiculous we humans are and he does his best to make fools out of all of us. And sooner or later he succeeds.
For thousands of nights I dreamed of making love to you. No man on earth has ever hated sunrise as I do.
Beatrix, do you know what happens to girls who ask such naughty questions?”“They’re ravished in haylofts?” she inquired hopefully.
…whether he stayed or left, whether they walked the same path or not. They could live on opposite sides of the world, and she would still be his.
You wouldn’t have taken Rose to such a place, would you?””Of course not, but she is a little girl, and I’m-“”My life”, he interrupted quietly. “You’re my entire life. If anything ever happens to you, Holly, there is nothing left for me.
Was this some new level of depravity? Had he developed a spinster fetish?
Where are we going?” Annabelle asked, resisting his hold on her wrist.“To the house. If they’re not willing to be witnesses, then it seems I’ll have to debauch you in front of someone else.
She shook her head as she confessed, “I want it so much, I’m afraid to hope.” “Never be afraid to hope,” Rohan said gently. “It’s the only way to begin.” -Rohan to Win
I’ve never heard of a man being so eager to confess to the parent of a girl he’s just ruined
The Rom believe you should take the road that calls to you, and never turn back. Because you never know what adventures await.” … “So we’re going to take this road,” he murmured, “and see where it leads.
It seemed as if some subtle current of recognition had passed between them… not as if they had met before… but as if they had come close several times until finally an impatient Fate had forced their paths to intersect.
Inti dari hubungan adalah memiliki seseorang saat kita membutuhkannya”.
A weak but steady throb lay beneath Kev’s searching fingertips. Win’s heartbeat…the pulse that sustained his universe.
El infierno es saber que tenías tan poca fe en mi amor que estabas dispuesta a condenarme a la agonía de por vida.
… I discovered life sometimes has a way of giving you what you need, but not in the form you expect.
You’re far too prickly tempered to be a mistress. You’re far better suited as a wife.
We men had a meeting a long time ago, and we all decided, ‘It’s trousers’. And that’s what we’ve worn ever since.
The first time you went out, you became mixed up with a group of radical political terrorists.”“That could have happened to anyone!
You’re not worried about being compromised, are you?” he asked. “Because I’ve already done that.
And although I appreciated their kindness more than they would ever know, it’s a fact that friends last longer the less you use them.
Hell was not a pit of fire and brimstone. Hell was waking up alone, the sheets wet with your tears and your seed, knowing the woman you had dreamed of would never come back to you.
Seduction is merely encouraging a man to do something he already wants to do.
Getting to a higher spiritual level is like increasing your credit score. You get a lot more points for sinning and repenting than if you have no credit history at all.
No marriage stays in the same pattern forever. It is both the best feature of marriage and the worst, that it inevitably changes.
He looked like a fallen angel, replete with all the dangerous male beauty that Lucifer could devise.
It was a kiss to level mountains and shake stars from the sky. It was a kiss to make angels faint and demons weep…a passionate, demanding, soul-searing kiss that nearly knocked the earth off its axis.
You shouldn’t be shy,” he told her. “I’d give my soul for a glimpse of you without your clothes.””Don’t joke about that.””About seeing you naked? I wasn’t joking.””Your soul,” Helen said earnestly. “It’s too important.
I’ve lowered my character with a great deal of unwholesome reading material.
Nature had squandered an unreasonable quantity of male beauty on this undeserving creature.
And then another letter had come from Christopher, so devastating that Amelia wondered how mere scratches of ink on paper could rip someone’s soul to shreds. She had wondered how she could feel so much pain and still survive.
Christopher heard a pair of women gossiping nearby, whispering in disapproving undertones. “… Ramsey was found flirting in a corner with a woman. They had to drag him away from her.” “Who was it?” “His own wife.” “Oh, dear.
I’m not the marrying kind -“St. Vincent snorted. “No man is. Marriage is a female invention.
Her chances of a decent marriage were about to be dashed-and all because of a ferret.
Be that as it may, I think someday you’ll meet a man worth giving up your independence for.
Any man,” she muttered, “who wanted to marry into the Hathaway family after this should be shut away in an institution.” “Marriage is an institution,” he said reasonably, retrieving her gown from the floor.
My family has always believed that when we are faced with large and apparently impossible problems, the best solutions are found by the insane people, not the sensible ones.
It’s a house. No more and no less. There isn’t a structure on earth that could last forever. But a family goes on.”-Leo
Sturm und Drang?”“Ah…I see that I’ll have to introduce you to the finer points of German literature. It means passionate turmoil—literally translated, ‘storm and stress.’
I was just thinking if the sex with you is one-tenth as fun as arguing with you. I’ll be one happy bastard.””You’ll never find out. You——–” He kissed me. ~ Jack Travis & Ella Varner
Alone-sex didn’t count. It’s like the difference between thinking to yourself or having a good conversation with someone—-the pleasure is in the exchange.” -Liberty Jones
Something happened to you, they discovered, when you were given the unconditional love and trust of a child.You wanted to try to deserve it.
The guy who broke up with me… he was exactly like you, in the beginning. Charming, and nice. They’re all like you in the beginning. But I always end up like this. And I can’t do it anymore.
I’ve never wanted to be loved. And God Knows no one’s done it yet.
Sometimes a woman needs a man for company, no matter how useless he is.
A sixty – eight, he wants you to go down on him but he won’t return the favor. It would be sixty-nine but he owes you one.
Men are like dogs,” Stacy was fond of saying. And she usually went on to add that, like dogs, they all took up too much space on the bed, and they always went for the crotch.
I don’t think Harry cares about being forgiven,” Poppy said glumly.”Of course he does. Men love to be forgiven. It makes us feel better about our inability to learn from our mistakes.
I refuse to believe that we’re going to go through life without something magical happening
It was the first time she had ever felt the kind of loneliness that couldn’t be cured with just any available company.
Scorpions are quite ruthless, you know. That is why Artemis bid one of them to kill her foe Orion. And as a reward she set the scorpion on up in the sky. I’m not ruthless. I merely do whatever it takes to achive my goalsThat’s not ruthless?
I don’t want adventure.””I think you do. I think in a moment of weakness, you might surprise yourself.
… But if I spend [all] my time *reading* about adventures, I won’t actually be *having* them.
Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.
But I must warn you, Miss Hathaway … life has a way of fouling up our plans. I speak from experience.
You’ll have me,” Cam whispered. “You’ll have me, hummingbird. I’m your fate— even if you won’t admit it yet.
But the absence of tears wasn’t the same as an absence of feeling.
Morality is only for the middle class, sweet. The lower class can’t afford it, and the upper classes have entirely too much leisure time to fill
She understood the risks, the limits, the possible consequences, and she was willing to accept all of that in return for the sheer joy of being with him. One night with him…one hundred… whatever fate allowed her, she would take.
You can never be truly happy in a life unless you have known a sorrow. All terrible things we have gone through in life have created spaces inside us where happiness can live Not to mention love.
Dont worry” Emma said “There are worse things than having your heart broken.””Like What?” Zoe asked skeptically.”Never having it broken. Never giving in to love
Dear Lord,” she said in a strangled whisper. “I can bear it for a while…but please don’t let it hurt forever.
A woman could do that to you – reach that place in your soul where the best and worst of you was kept. And once she was there, she owned that place and never left.
Many times in life I’ve regretted the things I’ve said without thinking. But I’ve never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken.
You fault me for having standards?’ Sebastian countered icily.’Not at all. I fault you for having two sets of them.’~ Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent & Cam Rohan.
Then, as now, there were always girls who were overlooked and ignored by gentlemen who really should have known better.
This was getting bloody ridiculous, he thought savagely. If she became any more adorable, endearing, or delectable, something was going to get broken.Most likely his heart.
You thought I was peculiar,” she said in a muffled voice.His mouth brushed the edge of her ear and settled against her neck. She felt that he was smiling. “Darling love… you are.
You’re mad,” he said in a low voice, “if you think I would leave you now. I’ll see you safe and well no matter what it takes.
And I wonder how Gage knew this is what my soul has craved. He turns me to face him, his eyes searching. It occurs to me that no one in my life has ever concerned himself so thoroughly with my happiness.
Asking an eight-year-old girl if something is a little over-the-top is like asking a Texan if there are too many jalapenos in the salsa. The answer is always no.” -Liberty Jones
His kisses tapped into deep mines of memory, and the years that had separated us fell away as if they were nothing.
So if you were dating the UPS guy, he could buy you whatever the hell he wanted. But I cant.”well…yes, but I’d never date the UPS guy. Those brown shorts are just not a turn-on for me.
I looked down at the brochure nearest me.”We’re going to Nigeria,” I threatened. “I hope you like elephant polo.” -Liberty Jones
I think you could probably thaw out a glacier, honey.” -Hardy Cates
The trick was forgetting about what she had lost …and learning to go on with what she had left.
Having your own church doesn’t make you a good guy. It only makes you tax-exempt.
What you should really be sorry for,” he continued, “is that for the rest of my life, I’ll have to avoid wine cellars to keep from thinking about you.””Why? Was kissing me that bad?”A devil-solf whisper. “No sweetheart. It was that good.
If my wife finds comfort in trite Gispy homilies, I have no objection to your offering them. However, if you ever kiss her again, no matter how platonic the fashion, I’ll make a eunuch of you.
You’re a strong woman, Annabelle. Stronger than I would have believed.””No, it’s my love for you that is strong.
You wanted to belong. The problem was, no matter how well you kept your secret, the very fact of having one was enough to separate you from everyone else.
I’ve needed someone like you for a long time. Now that I have you, no one is going to take you from me.Logan to Madeline
You think you want me now. But you’ll change. Someday you’ll find it damned easy to forget about me. I’m a bastard. A servant, and not even an upper servant at that–“”You’re the other half of me.” (Again The Magic)
…one can’t avoid the storms and calamities of life, but one can at least find the right partner to face them with.
I want to fill every part of you, breathe the air from your lungs and leave my handprints on your soul. I want to give you more pleasure than you can bear.
They (mothers-in-law) never leave when they say they will. When my mother-in-law visits, the mice throw themselves at the cat, begging to be eaten.
Win told me that one isn’t improved by being at the top of the mountain, one is improved by the climb.
Although most advice should be distrusted, particularly when it comes from myself . . . keep an open mind, Miss Hathaway. One should never look a rich husband in the mouth.” – St. Vincent
Helen likes Brussels sprouts. How can anyone trust her opinion?
I’m going to take Charity to France. I can look after her there. You can go on with your life here, and I won’t be here to … to bother anyone.”He muttered two quiet words.“What?” she asked in bewilderment, inching forward to hea
What do ladies wear beneath their riding trousers?””I would think an infamous rake would already know.””I was never infamous. In fact, I’m fairly standard as far as rakes go.””The ones who deny it are the worst.
It’s a sin.””How do you know?””Because it feels like one,” she managed to say.He laughed quietly and pulled her hips farther toward him with a decisiveness that drew a little yelp from her. “In that case…I never sin by half measures.
I suppose when you say you slept with him, it was more than just a nap?”Lillian shot her a withering glance. “Daisy, don’t be a pea wit.
Beatrix wished she were a swooning sort of female. It seemed the only appropriate response to the situation.Unfortunately, no matter how she tried to summon a swoon, her mind remained intractably conscious.
Just look at the fellow, standing there like a bloody Greek god. Do you think she chose him because of his intellect?”“I graduated from Cambridge,” Christopher said acidly. “Should I have brought my diploma?
Women. You’ll interpret anything as love. You see a man wearing an idiotic expression, and you assume he’s been struck by Cupid’s arrow when in reality, he’s digesting a bad turnip.
There isn’t going to be a ‘next lover,’” Grant said automatically, outraged by the idea. “I’m the only man she’s going to have.
Sam was waiting for her,his gaze sweeping over her. “Looks great.” “I look like a geek,” Lucy said. “I smell like a brewery. And I need a bra.””My dream date.
Despite his flaws, one has to admit that he is a whale-sized catch.”“I’ll be thrilled when someone harpoons him,” Lillian muttered, making the other two laugh.
I know when something is too important to be decided by logic.
Nothing for young woman who yearned for something as extraordinary , and yet entirely normal , as love
It’s a fine thing to be clever, but too much cleverness usually produces the same result as ignorance.-Lady Berwick
He was unbelievably hard. Everywhere. He was in control, infinitely stronger, and he wanted me to know it. -Ella
Thunderstorms and rainbows wrapped together in a convenient pocket-sized parcel.
You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you.
Virtue in a woman is like pepper in the soup. A little makes for a nice seasoning. Butoverdo it, and no one wants very much of you.
Bad divorce?” Hardy asked, his gaze falling to my hands. I realized I was clutching my purse in a death grip.“No, the divorce was great,” I said. “It was the marriage that sucked.
When you are in love’ hypocrisy won over principle.
Derek cuddled his daughter against his shoulder and spoke in a mixture of baby words and cockney, a language only she seemed to understand.
There’s only one thing a bully respected: bigger bully.
Standing before the worn books and dusty shelves, she seemed like a ray of light in the windowless room.
She felt tears slip from beneath her lashes, no matter how she tried to blink them back. Her heart was ablaze. It seemed that her entire life had led to this man, this moment of unexpressed love.
I think in a moment of weakness, you might surprise yourself.
i’ve had enough of this. if you’ll excuse me, i’m going to find a tavern where i can pay an underdressed woman to sit it my lap and look very pleased with me while i drink heavily
The truth is, you can never really know a man until you’ve loaned him money. And you can never know a woman until you’ve slept in her bed.
I love you,” she said wretchedly. “And if I were well, no power on earth could keep me away from you. If I were well, I would take you to my bed, and I would show you as much passion as any woman could.
Mr. Rohan,” she heard Beatrix ask, “are you going to marry my sister?” Amelia choked on her tea and set the cup down. She sputtered and coughed into her napkin. “Hush, Beatrix,” Win murmured. “But she’s wearing his ring�
You may choose to live like a miser,” Leo said, “but I’ll be damned if I have to. You’re incapable of enjoying the moment because you’re always intent on tomorrow. Well, for some people, tomorrow never come
My mistakes are usually so enjoyable that I tend torepeat them.
One isn’t improved by being at the top of the mountain, one is improved by the climb.”- Poppy (quoting Win)
A good conversation always involves a certain amount of complaining. I like to bond over mutual hatreds and petty grievances.
I’m agnostic,” I told him. “I’d be an atheist, except I believe in hedging my bets.
Thankyou,”Catherine said, the smile still hovering on her lips. “That is kind of you my lord. But i will never dance with you.” Which, ofcourse, made it the goal of leo’s life.
Kev wasn’t certain if he was surrendering to Win or to his own passion for her. Only that there was no more holding back. He would take her. And he would give her everything he had, every part of his soul, even the broken pieces.
A man’s vanity is more fragile that you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.