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362 pages, Paperback
Published October 4, 2016
"Everyday you're deeper under my skin, and I have no cue how deep I'm under yours."
"Nobody's ever seen me like you do."
Don't get shy on me now, luv. You stole my post-prison virginity cowgirl style."
"He really was incredibly attractive. Sometimes I had to remind myself that he was my student and not some male model who’d lost his way and found himself in my adult education class."
"This isn’t about how far you’d go. It’s about how far I’d go, and I don’t think there’s anything I wouldn’t do to keep them safe."
"Stu Cross made me feel alive. So much so that it took him coming into my life to make me realise I hadn’t been living."
"I'm not deflecting, Miss Anderson, I'm flirting."
"You're sexy when you’re laying down the law, do you know that?"
"The next time I try to touch you, if you let me, I won't stop."Dirty...
"Don't get shy on me now, luv. You just stole my post-prison virginity cowgirl style."
"I'll get you on all fours, spread you so fucking wide . . . don't stop, keep moving, fuck me, Andrea. I'm yours. Jesus, your pussy was made for me. I'm close. Are you close?"
"Bet nobody knows what a dirty little thing you are," he continued hoarsely, his gaze turning unfocused. "This is all for me, yeah?"With a penchant for giving neck kisses...
"You're not invisible like you think you are," he whispered, eyes holding mine intensely. "You're beautiful. So beautiful. I see you."
"Did you ever stop to wonder if maybe you were my family now, too?"
"I love you. I love everything about you, your kindness, your open heart, your beauty. But look, I’m not an idiot. I know you don't feel the same way yet... But I'm going to make you see I'm worth it. We're worth it, luv."
"Stu Cross made me feel alive. So much so that it took him coming into my life to make me realise I hadn’t been living. I’d been imprisoned in the past, hiding behind a future that was lost to me."I think my favorite part about this story though was that nothing happened the way it typically does. When we read teacher-student romance, an ex-con romance, or a romance where we know that the hero is initially lying to the heroine and seducing her, I think we all make a general assumption of how things will play out. But nothing played out like I thought it would, and this is one of the reason I love Conway's novels. She takes overdone plots and makes them fresh and unique. And I loved how every single preconception I had was challenged and that she took things a different way. I can't really say more without giving the entire story away, but it was awesome <3
"His weakness created his strength."Humor...
"I'm afraid I fall victim to stereotyping from time to time. And you're right, just because your muscles are big doesn't mean your brain is small."And just general facts of life...
"Carbs and sugar were the food equivalent of getting a hug from a life-sized fluffy teddy bear."The beginning was a little slow for me, but at a certain point (around 20%), I couldn't put it down! I'd definitely recommend if you're a fan of Conway's other works; and if you've never read anything by her before, I would urge you to give her a chance!! <3
“If you go around living your life indifferent to new experiences, you’re going to have a grey life. Wouldn’t you prefer it to be a rainbow?”
““Even when you’ve given up on yourself, I won’t give up on you.”
“Nobody’s ever seen me like you do,” Stu went on whispering now. “Not even my brothers.”
“You see me, too,” I replied, my voice shaky. “Like no one else does. What you just said means everything.”
“Stu Cross made me feel alive. So much so that it took him coming into my life to make me realise I hadn’t been living. I’d been imprisoned in the past, hiding behind a future that was lost to me.”
“People like you give people like me a soft place to fall. Otherwise we’d just be cold and hard. That’s how I was before I met you.”
❝...just be my soft place to fall. I need you, Andrea.❞