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365 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published February 22, 2011
Give me at least a minute or two. I’m not a man of twenty years.”[Alex] “Does it matter? Your age?”[Genevieve] “It does indeed. A bit.”[Alex]
“A proper kiss, Miss Eversea, should turn you inside out. It should . . . touch places in you that you didn’t know existed, set them ablaze, until your entire being is hungry and wild. It should . . . hold a moment, I want to explain this as clearly as possible. It should slice right down through you like a cutlass with a pleasure so devastating it’s very nearly pain. It should make you do battle for control of your senses and your will. It should make you want to do things you’d never dreamed you’d want to do, and in that moment all of those things will make perfect sense. And it should herald, or at least promise, the most intense physical pleasure you’ve ever known, regardless of whether that promise is ever, ever fulfilled. It should, in fact . . .” he paused for effect “. . . haunt you for the rest of your life.”O.M.G. Tell me ladies, did you just audibly sigh and squirm in your computer chair! I know I did! I imagine that moment to follow was something like this... When he finally got a chance to sink his hands in to her lush hair he whispered...
“It’s what this night would feel like if I could seize hold of it.”I thought that was so poignant. These sweet words mean so much when he says them because, he is so very direct and unadorned. So, when he speaks in simile and metaphor the effect is rather profound.
He was almost ugly, when viewed as a set of amplified details and features. Taken together, those details were devastatingMight sound odd, but I love a regular looking or ordinary maybe even ugly hero. It means he has substance and the writer is going to give him a depth that will make him dynamic and magnanimous and appealing. Its easy to write a story with a good looking hero, but the best I find are not good looking at all :)
“Genevieve, I saw something in you Lord Harry didn’t see, can’t see, because it isn’t in him to see it. Ask yourself why this is so. Ask yourself whether this might be rather an essential oversight on his part. Ask yourself if you’ve just discovered something about yourself that you may otherwise never have known.
You’re a woman. Don’t you see? You’re made for this.[ this being passion and happiness]
” What she wanted was for things to remain precisely as they had been. She wanted their plan to remain intact and unchanged. She wanted to make love to him at night and pursue Harry during the day.”
"Mr. Eversea," he drawled. "We haven't yet had a chance to speak alone. I hardly recognize you...in clothing."