Quotes from Just One of the Guys

Kristan Higgins ·  376 pages

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“Where's your fiancé?" Trevor asks casually. I stiffen slightly, and Trevor steps back a little. "Well," I breathe. "Um, we sort of broke up."

Trevor's eyes widen a fraction, an eyebrow raising in surprise. He stops dancing, but none of the other couples seem to notice, too caught up in being in love. "Why?" Trevor whispers, still holding my hand, his arm still around me.

My hearts thumps harder, slower, each beat waiting for my answer as I stare into Trevor's eyes. I open my mouth to give some answer, some casual it-didn't-work-out kind of thing. But instead, I hear myself say something else entirely.

"Because he wasn't you.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“And so I make a pact with the devil, or in this case, my mommy.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“I've loved you my whole life, Chas, from that first day you took me home after Michelle died. And I'm terrified you'll leave me or you'll stop loving me or even worse, something will happen to you. But I can't be without you anymore." He takes my hands, which are shaking wildly, and swallows.

"Today I watched Mike give away the woman he loves. I can't do that, Chas. I thought I could, I thought it would be better if you were with someone else, but I was wrong. And I swear to you, I will love you the rest of my life and nothing will ever come before you. Please, Chastity. Forgive me and marry me and have a bunch of babies with me, and I'll-”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“Love gets used up, Chastity. If it's not returned, it gets used up.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“And all that 'don't want to lose you' is utter bullshit. But just in case it's true, guess what? You did lose me. Just now.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys



“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I'm a bleeping idiot.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“Don't ever marry a man who loves his work more than he loves you.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“But I hardly hear anyone, because Trevor is kissing me and whispering, over and over, "I love you, Chas. I love you, I love you, I love you.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“Then before he could break the moment, before he could turn away, I kissed him, and he didn’t stop me. Instead, he pushed my hair out of my face, and he kissed me back, gently, sweetly, his hand slipping behind my head, his lips moving just right against mine, smooth and warm. I gripped his shirt and sighed against his mouth, and knew that as long as I lived, this would be the one perfect kiss that I’d remember forever.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“He knows. I can see it in his eyes, he feels how much I love him still, and maybe he's always known.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys



“So you can’t marry Harry, Mom! Not if you still love Daddy!” I sound like a ten-year-old, but I can’t help it. Buttercup comes over to me and puts her head on my lap.
“Love gets used up, Chastity,” Mom says gently, reaching up to smooth my hair. “If it’s not returned, it gets used up.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“For twelve years, I've been trying to make him just one of the guys. He's not.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“Wrong," he growls in a voice I've never heard. "Very, very wrong, Chastity. If we were together and didn't work, I'd be out you. You're the one I can't lose”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


“I guess I've found that I'd rather be alone than with the wrong person.”
― Kristan Higgins, quote from Just One of the Guys


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