Susan Elizabeth Phillips · 400 pages
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“She thought it over, but couldn’t see any immediate loopholes other than the threat of her inner slut emerging, and she could darned well control that little bitch.”
“Do you really expect me to fall apart every time another woman throws herself at you? Because, if that's so, I'll be a nervous wreck before the honeymoon's over. Although, if they do it in front of me..."
He went still. "Did you just propose to me?"
She bristled. "Do you have a problem with that?"
The scoreboard lit up, and he gave the world a high five. "God, I love you.”
“So, Beav, tell me about yourself."
"Sweetheart, if I had your dubious taste in men, I wouldn't be too happy, either."
"My name is Blue. Blue Bailey.”
“You can't do extraordinary things in the world if you're spending time criticizing others because they don't look or behave the way you think they should.”
“She gave Pretty Boy a surreptitious glance. Did he honestly expect her to believe he was gay? True, there were the gay boots and those stunning good looks. But, even so, he blasted enough heterosexual mega-wattage to light up the entire female population. Which he’d undoubtedly been doing since he shot out of the birth canal, glimpsed his reflection in the obstetrician’s eyeglasses, and gave the world a high five.”
“Make-up? What happened? You look almost female."
"Thanks. You look almost straight.”
“Life sure is easier when you're rich."
"And a natural born charmer. Don't forget that part."
"How could I?" she retorted. "It's the only thing we have in common.”
“I’ve got some work to do.” He looked at Blue. “Give me a hug before I go, sweetheart.”
She got up. Compliant for the first time since he’d met her. Riley’s appearance had put a crimp in his plan to deal with her lie about April but only temporarily.
He moved to the center of the caravan so he didn’t bump his head. She wrapped his arms around his waist. He considered coping a feel, but she must have read his mind because she pinched him hard through his t-shirt.
She smiled up at his as she pulled away.
“Miss me, dreamboat.”
He glared at her, rubbed his side, and left the caravan.”
“Who the hell is that?!
Some call her Satan. Others, Beelzebub. She goes by many names.”
“She grabbed the bills. “Alright, you rat bastard, you win.” She stuffed the money in her back pocket.
“But I’m only taking it because I’m greedy and desperate, and because there’s no door on that room so you can’t get too frisky.
“I mean it, Dean. If you try to cop even one feel…”
“Me? What about you?” His eyes slid over her like cool icing on hot spice cake. “How about this, double or nothing.”
“What are you taking about?”
“You touch me first, I keep the hundred. I touch you first, you get two hundred. Nobody touches anybody, the deals stands as is.”
She thought it over, but couldn’t see any immediate loopholes other than the threat of her inner-slut emerging, and she could darn well control that little bitch. “Deal.”
“wouldn't you like to make sure all those millions you give to Uncle Sam went to schools and hospitals instead of nuclear warheads?'
As a matter of fact, he would. Playgrounds for big kids, preschool programs to little ones, and mandatory LASIK surgery for NFL refs.”
“Thanks to April,” she whispered, “you have the wedding you’ve dreamed about ever since you were a little girl.”
Dean’s boom of laughter was one more reason she loved this man with all her heart.”
“Before you go anywhere, Mr. Football Player,” Nita said, “I want to know exactly what your intentions are toward my Blue.”
“If you 're serious about getting it on again, be sure to give me some advance notice, so I can grab my appointment calendar and block out three minutes.”
“I have so much character that adding beauty to the mix would be greedy.”
“Blue hadn’t expected him to come back, and she stumbled on nothing. He grabbed her just as she was about to step into the roller pan. April, who’d been doing some X-rated grinds to “Baby Got Back,” immediately stopped dancing. Jack sat Blue on her feet.”
-Lo intentarás.-La voz de Dean sonó cortante.
-¿Qué quieres de mí?-gimió ella.
El hombre de acero echó hacia delante la mandíbula.
-Quiero que seas tan fuerte como das a entender que eres.”
“..".ne možeš učiniti ništa značajno u svijetu ukoliko trošiš vrijeme na
kritiziranje drugih zato što ne izgledaju ili se ne ponašaju onako kako ti misliš da bi trebali.”
“As she reached for the plates, she wondered if her life could get any weirder. Her life savings had been handed over to a band of South American guerrillas, she had a phony engagement to a famous football player, she was homeless and jobless, and she was making breakfast for Mad Jack Patriot.”
“Even though she was jobless, penniless, and homeless, he was the needy one.”
“Meséljen magáról, Hód.
- Blue vagyok.
- Drágám, ha ilyen rossz ízlésem lenne a férfiak terén, én sem lennék boldog.
- A nevem Blue. Blue Bailey.
- Álnévnek tűnik.
- Anyám aznap egy kicsit depis volt, amikor kitöltötte a születési anyakönyvi kivonatomat.”
“Blue-nak elakadt a lélegzete. - Jézusom, csak nem vette elő?
Dean nem tehetett róla. Lenézett az ágyékára.
A lány azonban a minibárt nézte. Ledobta a vázlatfüzetét, elrohant a férfi mellett és felkapta
az árlistát. - Ezt nézze! Huszonöt dollár egy kisüveges ásványvíz. Három dollár egy Snickers.
“—Don’t you own anything pink?
She looked down at her bike shorts and camouflage T-shirt. —What’s wrong with this?
—Nothing, if you’re planning to invade Cuba.”
“Ho abbastanza carattere per cui aggiungere anche la bellezza all’insieme sarebbe pura avidità.”
“I have an unhealthy curiosity about other people’s business.”
“That’s not fair. I like lying to you. It makes my life easier.”
“She pretended she understood him, but how could she? He lived in the stars, and she was good, solid earth. She”
“It wasn’t every day a guy saw a headless beaver marching down the side of a road, not even in Dean Robillard’s larger-than-life world. “Son of a…” Dean”
“We live and breathe words. It was books that kept me from taking my own life after I thought I could never love anyone, never be loved again. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”
“Dudes," He said, "Do not follow other dudes to the bathroom."
Isabelle sighed. "Latent homosexual panic will do you in every time”
“We're not freaks, Tally. We're normal. We may not be gorgeous, but at least we're not hyped-up Barbie dolls.”
“She didn't give a damn about some of them, but she had grown to learn that inattention can be a stratagem to avoid pain, and that it is often misread as shallowness and indifference.”
“Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that.”
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