Being with you never felt wrong. It’s the one thing I did right. You’re the one thing I did right.
Did I really want to stay on this road longer, knowing it was only going to end in devastation?
Any happiness, no matter how brief, seemed better than the long, simmering torture of waking up day after day, knowing I could never have him.
One more secret smile. One more shared laugh. One more electric kiss. Finding him was like finding someone I didn’t know I was searching for.
I couldn’t stand here, hanging on, when the very thing I held disappeared more with each passing day.
I would lay down everything I possess, even my soul, for you. If that isn’t love, it’s the best I have.
Nice costume,” he said. “Ditto. I can tell you put a lot of thought into yours.”Amusement curled his mouth. “If you don’t like it, I can take it off.
Right now, I had everything I could ask for. It wasn’t a long list, but it was a very satisfying one, starting with the love of my life back in my arms.
I loved you long before you loved me. It’s the only thing I have you beat at, and I’ll bring it up every chance I get.
Anything was better than nothing. Half-full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.
Say ‘provoking’ again. Your mouth looks provocative when you do.
You possess other people’s…bodies.”He accepted that statement with a nod.”Do you want to possess my body?””I want to do a lot of things to your body, but that’s not one of them.
Fine! I’ll throw on some clothes. Turn around. I’m in my pj’s””I’m a guy. That’s like asking a kid not to glance at the candy counter.
Don’t blame me. Tell your mom to move closer. Tell her there’s this new club called civilization and you guys should join.
I called Vee.”How are you doing?” I asked.”Good. How are you?””Good.”Silence.”Okay,” Vee said in a rush, “I am still totally freaked out. You?””Totally.
Tacos.””Tacos?” I echoed.This seemed to amuse him. “Tomatoes, lettuce, cheese.””I know what a taco is!
What does ‘hmm’ have to do with anything? Could you ever use more than five words? All this grunting and minced words make you come across—primal.”His smile tipped higher. “Primal.”“You’re impossible.”“Me Jev, you Nora.
You don’t happen to have a thousand dollars I can borrow?” “I don’t have five you can borrow. My piggy bank is officialy anorexic.
I couldn’t escape him, now or ever. He’d always be there, consuming my every thought, my heart locked in his hands. I was drawn to him by forces I couldn’t control, let alone escape.
Humans are vulnerable, because they’re capable of being hurt.
I stared at the phone in disbelief, then ripped a clean sheet of paper from my notebook. I scribbled ‘ Jerk ‘ on the first line. On the line beneath it I added, ‘ Smokes cigars. Will die of lung cancer. Hopefully soon.
Jev stroked his chin. “Do I look like a summer fling?
Just because I’ve gone and snagged myself a hot boyfriend doesn’t mean I’m going to leave my bestfriend high and dry.
What was up with class today? It was watered-down porn. He practically had you and Patch on top of your lab table, horizontal, minus your clothes, doing the Big Deed.
Nothing makes me happy quite like a boatload of freshly fried fast food, smothered in good old MSG.
But strength doesn’t always mean brute force. You don’t have to kick ass to be a fighter. Violence doesn’t equal strength.
Don’t start. I saw Marcie climb inside your Jeep.”“She needed a ride.”I adopted a hands-on-hips pose. “What kind of ride?”“Not that kind of ride,” he said slowly.
Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat.
If I had known things would turn out this way, I would have trained harder. I would have learned to take care of myself. But I guess that’s the point, isn’t it? You never know what you’re going to have to face, so you’d better be prepared.
I tapped my cup to his, grateful to have found Shaun, because for a minute there, I’d thought I was going to have to save myself. Instead, I’d wandered into the protective care of a sexy older man.
I saw you, and I wanted to be close to you. I wanted you to let me in. I wanted to know you in a way no one else did. I wanted you, all of you.
Citizen’s arrest,” he said. “Well, that, and Patch told me to.
jerk.smokes cigars.will die of lung cancer,hopefully soon.excellent physical shape.
Stay with me tonight. Let me hold you even if that’s all it is. Let me keep you safe.
Quit calling me Grey. It makes me sound like I’m a boy. Like Dorian Gray.”“Dorian who?”I sighed. “Just think up something else. Plain old Nora works too, you know.”“Sure thing, Gumdrop.”I grimaced. “I take that back. Let’s stick with Grey.
I believe in destiny Angel. I believe every choice I’ve made has brought me closer to you. I looked for you for a very long time. I may have fallen from heaven, but I fell for you.
You’re staying here, Angel.””You’re taking this one alone?””First, Hank can’t see us together. Second, I don’t like the idea of dragging you into something that could get messy fast. If you need one more reason, I love you.
I gave up something I wanted for something I need. And I need you, Angel.
Vee never needed a reason to do something stupid. Sad thing was, most of the time I didn’t either.
You’re mine, Angel, and don’t you forget it. Your fights are my fights. What if something bad had happened today? It was bad enough when I thought your ghost was haunting me; I don’t think I can handle the real thing.
His eyes made a slow scan of my closet doors, which were cracked. “I thought I heard something.””Yeah, well, guess what? I’m a living, breathing person, and every now and then I make noise!
Try to relax. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense.
What do I have to do to convince you that I’m only using Dabria for one reason, one only reason: Destroy Hank, bit by bit if is necessary,and make him pay for all the things he has done to harm the girl I love?
It will cost me a lot to send you with Scott wearing that dress but, just so you know: if you come with that dress even slightly wrinkled, I will trace Scott, and when I find him, it’s not gonna be pretty.
Only downside to your place is the disturbing low amount of extraneous toiletries. No conditioner? Lip gloss? Sunscreen?” I jerked my thumb toward the front door. “I need to brush my teeth. And I need a sh
I don’t have the body for this,” I quipped, lifting my chin to a voluptous woman nearby who shook her hips zealously to the beat. “No curves.”Jev’s eyes held mine. “Are you asking my opinion?
I don’t have a car.”His eyes sliced into mine. “I walked here,” I explained. “I’m on foot.””Angel,” he said in a way that sounded like he sincerely hoped I was joking.
And you would have lost. We were surrounded. He threatened your life, and he would have made good on that threat. He had you, and that meant he had me, too.
Do you think they’re going to buy that a guy in tacky leather chaps dances like this?” I scoffed when he twirled me back into his emb
He was abominable…and the most alluring, tortured soul I’d ever met.
Don’t make me regret this,” I said, breathless.”You haven’t regretted me once.
What was it with evildoers trying to hire my boyfriend as a mercenary?
I don’t want to be here when my latest work of accidental art is discovered.
Stop crying. You’re giving archangels everywhere a bad name.
I nibbled my lower lip. “If you could see into my past just by touching my back, you’d have a hard time resisting the temptation too.””I have a hard time keeping my hands off you without that added bonus.
There was nothing wrong with fire … as long as you didn’t stand too close. Something to keep in mind.
If I’d wanted you dead five minutes ago, you’d have died five minutes ago.
His smile was sexy and warned of trouble, but I’d made up my mind that not all trouble was bad.
There’s nothing wrong with the fire.. if you don’t get too close. – Patch
-Do you want to posses my body?-“I want to do many things to your body but that’s not one of them
It was a smile that spelledtrouble. With a promise.
Every time you strip my sword, I owe you a kiss. How’s that sound?” I bit my lip to keep from giggling. “That sounds really dirty.” Patch waggled his brows. “Look whose mind just rolled into the gutter.
I was terrified of what might have happened to you,” I choked
Patch leaned back against the booth and arched his eyebrows at me. The gesture said it all: Pay up.”You got lucky,” I
You’re making an admirable go of it, but in the end, loyalty is about taking aside.
Arrogance can be deadly.” The corners of his mouth crept up. “But you didn’t hear me say that.
The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart.
The problem with human attraction is not knowing if it will be returned.
I’m doing boy detox. Like a diet, only for my emotional health.
Hang on, did you just call me Angel?” I asked.”If I did?””I don’t like it.”He grinned. “It stays, Angel.
She’ll kill me if she finds you in here. Can you climb trees? Tell me you can climb a tree!”Patch grinned, “I can fly.
You’re mine, Angel. Every last piece of you. I won’t let anything change that.