What happened to your face?" Harriet asked. "It was a misunderstanding," Daniel said smoothly, wondering how long it might take for his bruises to heal. He did not think he was particularly vain, but the questions were growing tiresome. "A misunderstanding?" Elizabeth echoed. "With an anvil?" "Oh, stop," Harriet admonished her. "I think he looks very dashing." "As if he dashed into an anvil." "Pay no attention," Harriet said to him. "She lacks imagination.
happened quotesface quotesharriet quotesasked quotesmisunderstanding quotesdaniel quotessmoothly quoteswondering quoteslong quotesbruises quotesheal quotesvain quotesquestions quotesgrowing quotestiresome quotesmisunderstanding quoteselizabeth quotesechoed quotesanvil quotesstop quotesadmonished quotesdashing quotesdashed quotesanvil quotespay quotesattention quoteslacks quotesimagination quotes
Darling," he said distractedly,"about the moon..." "Yes?" "I don't think it matters whether you want it or not." "What are you talking about?" "The moon. I think it's yours." Victoria yawned, not bothering to open her eyes. "Fine. i'm glad to have it." "But--" Robert shook his head. He was growing fanciful. the moon didn't belong to his wife. It didn't follow her, protect her. It certainly didn't wink at anybody. But he stared out the window the rest of the way home, just in case
darling quotesdistractedlyabout quotesmoon quotesmatters quotestalking quotesmoon quotesvictoria quotesyawned quotesbothering quotesopen quoteseyes quotesfine quotesglad quotesrobert quotesshook quoteshead quotesgrowing quotesfanciful quotesmoon quotesbelong quoteswife quotesfollow quotesprotect quoteswink quotesstared quoteswindow quotesrest quoteshome quotescase quotes
He gave her a sly, sideways look. "Did you bring it?" "My list? Heavens, no. What can you be thinking?" His smile widened. "I brought mine." Daphne gasped. "You didn't!" "I did. Just to torture Mother. I'm going peruse it right in front of her, pull out my quizzing glass""" "You don't have a quizzing glass." He grinned""the slow, devastatingly wicked smile that all Bridgerton males seemed to possess. "I bought one just for this occasion." "Anthony, you absolutely cannot. She will kill you. And then, somehow, she'll find a way to blame me." "I'm counting on it.
gave quotessly quotessideways quotesbring quoteslist quotesheavens quotesthinking quotessmile quoteswidened quotesbrought quotesmine quotesdaphne quotesgasped quotestorture quotesmother quotesperuse quotesfront quotespull quotesquizzing quotesglass quotesglass quotesgrinnedthe quotesslow quotesdevastatingly quoteswicked quotesbridgerton quotesmales quotespossess quotesbought quotesoccasion quotesanthony quotesabsolutely quoteskill quotesshell quotesfind quotesblame quotescounting quotes
You should be thankful that dark colors suit you. Not everyone wears black well." "Why, Lady Olivia, is that a compliment?" "Not so much as a compliment to you as an insult to everyone else," she assured him. "Thanks heaven for that. I don't think I would know how to conduct myself in a world in which you offered compliments.
She smelled like England, of soft rain and sun-kissed meadows. And she felt like the best kind of heaven. He wanted to wrap himself around, bury himself within her, and stay there for all of his days. He hadn't had a drop to drink in three years, but he was intoxicated now, bubbling with a lightness he'd never thought to feel again.
Why don't you purchase an Italian dictionary? I will assume the expense." "I have one," she said, "but I don't think it's very good. Half the words are missing." "Half?" "Well, some," she amended. "But truly, that's not the problem." He blinked, waiting for her to continue. She did. Of course. "I don't think Italian is the author's native tongue," she said. "The author of the dictionary?" he queried. "Yes. It's not terribly idiomatic.
purchase quotesitalian quotesdictionary quotesassume quotesexpense quotesone quotesgood quoteshalf quoteswords quotesmissing quoteshalf quotessome quotesamended quotesproblem quotesblinked quoteswaiting quotescontinue quotesauthors quotesnative quotestongue quotesauthor quotesdictionary quotesqueried quotesterribly quotesidiomatic quotes
I"Ÿm going to kill her," Francesca said to no one in particular. Which was probably a good thing, as there was no one else present. "Who are you talking to?" Hyacinth demanded. "God," Francesca said baldly. "And I do believe I have been given divine leave to murder you." "Hmmph," was Hyacinth"Ÿs response. "If it was that easy, I"Ÿd have asked permission to eliminate half the ton years ago." Francesca decided just then that not all of Hyacinth"Ÿs statements required a rejoinder. In fact, few of them did.
iŸm quoteskill quotesher quotesfrancesca quotesgood quotesthing quotespresent quotestalking quotesto quoteshyacinth quotesdemanded quotesgod quotesbaldly quotesdivine quotesleave quotesmurder quotesyou quoteshmmph quoteshyacinthŸs quotesresponse quoteseasy quotesiŸd quotesasked quotespermission quoteseliminate quoteshalf quoteston quotesyears quotesago quotesdecided quotesstatements quotesrequired quotesrejoinder quotesfact quotes
Simon stopped breathing until her forefinger touched his nipple, and then his hand shot up to cover hers. "I want you," he said. Her eyes flicked downward, and her lips curved ever so slightly. "I know." "No," he groaned, pulling her closer. "I want to be in your heart. I want-" His entire body shuddered when their skin touched. "I want to be in your soul.
simon quotesstopped quotesbreathing quotesforefinger quotestouched quotesnipple quoteshand quotesshot quotescover quoteseyes quotesflicked quotesdownward quoteslips quotescurved quotesslightly quotesgroaned quotespulling quotescloser quotesheart quotesentire quotesbody quotesshuddered quotesskin quotestouched quotessoul quotes
She tried to remind herself that beauty was only skin deep, but that didn't offer any helpful excuses when she was berating herself for never knowing what to say to people. There was nothing more depressing than an ugly girl with no personality. It hurts, because deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often very funny, but somehow her personality always got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all.
remind quotesbeauty quotesskin quotesdeep quotesoffer quoteshelpful quotesexcuses quotesberating quotesknowing quotespeople quotesdepressing quotesugly quotesgirl quotespersonality quoteshurts quotesdeep quotesinside quotesknew quotesperson quotessmart quoteskind quotesfunny quotespersonality quoteslost quotesheart quotesmouth quotesfound quoteswrong quotesthing quotes
She'd ceased spying upon him, that was true, but the damage was done. Every time he sat at his desk, he could feel her eyes upon him, even though he knew very well she'd shut her curtains tight. But clearly, reality had very little to do with the matter, because all he had to do, it seemed, was glance at her window, and he lost an entire hour's work. It happened thus: He looked at the window, because it was there, and he couldn't very well never happen to glance upon it unless he also shut his curtains tight, which he was not willing to do, given the amount of time he spent in his office. So he saw the window, and he thought of her, because, really, what else would he think of upon seeing her bedroom window? At that point, annoyance set in, because A) she wasn't worth the energy, B) she wasn't even there, and C) he wasn't getting any work done because of her. C always led into a bout of even deeper irritation, this time directed at himself, because D) he really ought to have better powers of concentration, E) it was just a stupid window, and F) if he was going to get agitated about a female, it ought to be one he at least liked. F was where he generally let out a loud growl and forced himself to get back to his translation. It usually worked for a minute or two, and then he'd look back up, and happen to see the window, and the whole bloody nonsense cycled back to the beginning.
shed quotesceased quotesspying quotestrue quotesdamage quotestime quotessat quotesdesk quotesfeel quoteseyes quotesknew quotesshed quotesshut quotescurtains quotestight quotesreality quotesmatter quotesglance quoteswindow quoteslost quotesentire quoteshours quoteswork quoteshappened quoteslooked quoteshappen quotestight quotesamount quotesspent quotesoffice quotesthought quotesbedroom quoteswindow quotespoint quotesannoyance quotesset quotesworth quotesenergy quotesb quotesc quoteswork quotesc quotesled quotesbout quotesdeeper quotesirritation quotesdirected quotesd quotespowers quotesconcentration quotese quotesstupid quotesf quotesagitated quotesfemale quotesf quotesgenerally quotesloud quotesgrowl quotesforced quotesback quotestranslation quotesworked quotesminute quoteshed quotesbloody quotesnonsense quotescycled quotesbeginning quotes
Most people would have probably lost count around seven. This was, Harry knew from his extensive reading on logic and arithmetic, the largest number that most people could visually appreciate. Put seven dots on a page, and most people can take a quick glance and declare, 'Seven.' Switch to eight, and the majority of humanity was lost.
She was in big trouble now. "You stupid man, " she said to the body on the floor. "Why did you have to lunge at me like that? Why couldn't you have left well enough alone? I told your father I wasn't going to marry you. I told him I wouldn't marry you if you were the last idiot in Britain." She nearly stamped her foot in frustration. Why was it her words never came out quite the way she intended them to? "What I meant to say was that you are an idiot, " she said to Percy, who, not surprisingly, didn't respond, "and that I wouldn't marry you if you were the last man in Britain, and- Oh, blast. What am I doing talking to you, anyway? You're quite dead.
big quotestrouble quotesstupid quotesman quotesbody quotesfloor quoteslunge quotesleft quotestold quotesfather quotesmarry quotesidiot quotesbritain quotesstamped quotesfoot quotesfrustration quoteswords quotesintended quotesmeant quotesidiot quotespercy quotessurprisingly quotesrespond quotesman quotesbritain quotesblast quotestalking quotesdead quotes
You have a minute and a half left." "Fine, " she snapped. "Then I'll reduce this conversation to one single fact. Today I had six callers. Six! Can you recall the last time I had six callers?" Anthony just stared at her blankly. "I can't, " Daphne continued, in fine form now. "Because it has never happened. Six men marched up our steps, knocked on our door, and gave Humboldt their cards. Six men brought me flowers, engaged me in conversation, and one even recited poetry." Simon winced. "And do you know why?" she demanded, her voice rising dangerously. "Do you?" Anthony, in his somewhat belatedly arrived wisdom, held his tongue. "It is all because he"-she jabbed her forefinger toward Simon-"was kind enough to feign interest in me last night at Lady Danbury's ball.
minute quoteshalf quotesleft quotesfine quotessnapped quotesreduce quotesconversation quotessingle quotesfact quotestoday quotescallers quotesrecall quotestime quotescallers quotesanthony quotesstared quotesblankly quotesdaphne quotescontinued quotesfine quotesform quoteshappened quotesmen quotesmarched quotessteps quotesknocked quotesdoor quotesgave quoteshumboldt quotescards quotesbrought quotesflowers quotesengaged quotesconversation quotesrecited quotespoetry quotessimon quoteswinced quotesdemanded quotesvoice quotesrising quotesdangerously quotesanthony quotesbelatedly quotesarrived quoteswisdom quotesheld quotestongue quotesheshe quotesjabbed quotesforefinger quotessimonwas quoteskind quotesfeign quotesinterest quotesnight quoteslady quotesdanburys quotesball quotes
Milk?' Lady Bridgerton asked. 'Thank you, ' Gareth replied. 'No sugar, if you please.' 'Hyacinth takes hers with three, ' Gregory said, reaching for a piece of shortbread. 'Why, ' Hyacinth ground out, 'would he care?' 'Well, ' Gregory replied, taking a bite and chewing, 'he is your special friend.
milk quoteslady quotesbridgerton quotesasked quotesthank quotes quotesgareth quotesreplied quotesno quotessugar quotesplease quoteshyacinth quotestakes quotesgregory quotesreaching quotespiece quotesshortbread quoteswhy quoteshyacinth quotesground quoteswould quotescare quoteswell quotesreplied quotestaking quotesbite quoteschewing quoteshe quotesspecial quotesfriend quotes
I love you with everything I am, everything I've been, and everything I hope to be. I love you with my past, and I love you for my future. I love you for the children we'll have and for the years we'll have together. I love you for every one of my smiles and even more, for every one of your smiles.
It suddenly made sense. Only twice in his life had he felt this inexplicable, almost mystical attraction to a woman. He'd thought it remarkable, to have found two, when in his heart he'd always believed there was only one perfect woman out there for him. His heart had been right. There was only one.