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“It's like this old patchwork quilt my momma used to have...Each piece on that quilt meant something. And some of those pieces were the damn ugliest things you've ever seen...But some of the pieces were so beautiful they almost hurt my eyes to look at when I was a kid...That's the best you can hope for, Danny. That your life turns out like that patchwork quilt. That you can add some bright, sparkling pieces to the dirty, stained ones you have so far. That in the end, the bright patches might take up more space on your quilt than the dark ones.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“Why," he panted into Danny's neck, "why's it so goddamn good?" He was surprised at how full his voice sounded, so close to overflowing its steady banks.
Danny stroked his hair, his lips warm against Miller's cheek. "Because it's us, Miller," he whispered. "Because it's us.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“Congratulations Danny. You're now the legal equivalent of a male nurse.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“You make me want to be a better man," Danny said. "You make me want to be worthy of you, Miller. But if that's ever going to stick, if it's ever going to be real, I have to do it for me. I can't do it just because its who you need me to be. It has to be who I need to be too.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“It’s too late for that. It’s too late to go back,” Danny said, gentle but firm. “Now you have to decide the man you want to be from here on out.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“Who gets everything they want, Danny, exactly how they want it? You have to decide the most important thing and go from there.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“You've had his dick in your hand and your tongue in his mouth and you can't sit down and eat a bowl of cereal with him ?”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“It’s always our mistakes, the things we aren’t proud of, that are the first ones to stand up, ready to be counted. That’s human nature and it’s not going to change, not for me or for you, either.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“That's the best you can hope for, Danny. That your life turns out like that patchwork quilt. That you can add some bright, sparkling pieces to the dirty, stained ones you've got so far. That in the end, the bright patches might take up more space on your quilt than the dark ones.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“finding what made you happy was only the beginning of the journey—figuring out how to keep it often proved to be the unreachable destination.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“By letting go, Danny had freed him to pursue, had forced Miller to find the courage to follow.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“This is the best, most real thing that’s ever happened to me,” Danny said quietly. “I’ve spent my whole life jumping from one bad choice to the next. Choosing this, with you, is probably the only decision I’ve ever been proud of making.” He pressed himself closer to Miller’s back, wrapping his arms around his waist. “I’ll never be sorry.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“...and then Danny was moving on him in the rhythm they'd found so easily in the past, their bodies remembering the way of it as if they'd never been apart, as if they'd only been waiting to find each other again.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“He didn’t know if his capacity to love had been stunted, buried beneath the need for survival for so long it had forgotten how to breathe....”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“Danny, whose body made Miller forget the world and whose soul, even marked with shadows, made Miller believe in something beyond the stars.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“But so far their love had proved deeper than their doubts, their faith in each other more unshakeable than the fear.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“Something in the mysterious combination of Danny and him burned hotter and brighter than anything he'd ever imagined.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“Whatever it was Miller did, he did it because he thought you were worth it. He chose you, Danny.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“That’s the best you can hope for, Danny. That your life turns out like that patchwork quilt. That you can add some bright, sparkling pieces to the dirty, stained ones you’ve got so far. That in the end, the bright patches might take up more space on your quilt than the dark ones.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“so far their love had proved deeper than their doubts, their faith in each other more unshakeable than the fear. And for today they were happy. Danny didn’t know about tomorrow. But he could live with the uncertainty, because what they had right now was pretty goddamn good.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“I worry about setting myself up to fail, about letting people down. If I don’t try for a better life, then I don’t have to worry about disappointing anybody. […] You’d be disappointing yourself, though, wouldn’t you, by not taking the chance?”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray
“But Danny’s feelings for Hinestroza were too complicated for such single-minded emotion. Rage stewed in a melting-pot mix with respect and fear and the humiliating, aching need to be loved.”
Brooke McKinley, Shades of Gray

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