Fans of Eloisa James & Julia Quinn discussion

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Monday Puzzler > Feb. 7, 2011

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message 1: by Monica (new)

Monica | 548 comments Mod
So, here is my latest contibution to the Puzzlers! This scene stuck in my head long after I'd finished the book, and it still brings a smile to my face!


_______ had not meant to kiss her.

Very well, that wasn’t true. He had meant to kiss her. He just hadn’t meant to kiss her like this. But now…

He couldn’t have stopped if the king himself arrived on the scene and ordered it. For the first time in his life he was moved by something beyond desire, beyond even need. She was his. He had to make her his. He had to show her…

Hell, he didn’t know what he had to show her. He just knew he had to…

That was it. He didn’t know anything. He didn’t know anything except her and him and this moment and this kiss and the wind and leaves and scent of wet earth and…

“You’re so beautiful,” he whispered. He had to say it. He had to.

“I feel beautiful,” she said softly. “You make me feel beautiful.”

He touched her hair, the red-gold strand sliding along his fingers. She’d worn it up, but their run through the woods had sent her coiffure tumbling around her shoulders. “How does it know how to do this?” he murmured.

“Do what?”

He lifted a lock, watching the curl bounce gently in the air, then slid his finger inside the hollow core. “How do all the strands know how to gather together to make a curl?”

She looked as if she might laugh. “I have very intelligent hair.”

“Just your hair?”

“My toes are quite clever.”

________ was suddenly consumed by a desire to see her feet. “This grows interesting.”

“What about you?”

“Me?” He pretended to give the question serious though. “I have very knowledgeable hands”

She took one and brought it to her mouth. “I like your hands.”

He didn’t say anything, did not trust himself to speak. He could barely draw a breath, barely remember his name as she kissed each knuckle in turn.

“They are kind hands,” she said softly. “And very capable.”

“Oh my God,” he moaned. “__________”

But she did not stop. She turned it over and looked at his palm. “Do you see this?” she said, touching the sensitive ridge just below the base of his fingers. “Calluses. How does a pampered earl get calluses?”

“I like working with my hands,” he said hoarsely.

She nodded. “I do, too.”

“I like taking long walks,” he said.

She kissed his palm. “I do, too.”

And then, because it seemed to fit the moment, he blurted out, “I like green.”

She looked up at him, with those amazing green eyes. He hadn’t even been thinking of her eyes when he’d spoken. Or had he?

“Is it your favorite color?” she asked.

He nodded.

And she smiled. “It’s mine, too.”

He watched her, wondering when it has become so fascinating to simply see another human being blink. But on her, on ________, it was a ballet. He could have stood there all afternoon, watching her lashes sweep up and down. The precise color of them against her cheek, the way she seemed to smile every time her eyes closed…

He was growing fanciful.

He was growing foolish.

He didn’t care.

“My second favorite color is purple,” she said, smiling up at him.

He almost said, “Mine, too,” except it wasn’t. And so he grinned back, and said, “I like orange.”

“I like oranges.”

He leaned down, letting his forehead rest on hers. “I like plums.”



message 2: by Melany (new)

Melany (azingirlygirl) | 49 comments how sweet :]


Aly is so frigging bored | 857 comments Mod
I know it! I feel so proud of myself :D


message 4: by Dls (new)

Dls | 2093 comments Mod
I know the author but am not sure which book


message 5: by Okie (new)

Okie (okieb) | 2088 comments Mod
Funny, Monica!


message 6: by Manda (new)

Manda Collins (manda_collins) | 1917 comments Mod
I'm pretty sure I know the author but not the book. I have a guess though.


message 7: by Monica (new)

Monica | 548 comments Mod
Muaaahahahahaha!!! ;-)


message 8: by Monica (new)

Monica | 548 comments Mod
Aly! You should feel proud! Lol! I get all excited when I know one too!!!


message 9: by Susan (new)

Susan (susaninaz) | 1018 comments I also loved this scene when I read it!


message 10: by Irisheyes (new)

Irisheyes | 896 comments I think I know the author but I definitely can't place the book.


message 11: by Kasey (new)

Kasey | 560 comments Mod
I know this one! I just read it recently and it was great!


message 12: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cindyw35) | 128 comments I have to read this one!


message 13: by Monica (new)

Monica | 548 comments Mod
It's "A Lady Most Likely" by Julia Quinn, Connie Brockway, and Eloisa James!!!!

I loved this scene!!!


Aly is so frigging bored | 857 comments Mod
Monica wrote: "Aly! You should feel proud! Lol! I get all excited when I know one too!!!"

Thank you :D The thing is: it doesn't happen often enough :))


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