For it is one thing to declare one’s love for someone and quite another to accept that loving that person requires sacrificing one’s dreams.
His barely there smile warmed me. “You try really hard to hide behind that Ice Queen disguise, but that’s not who I see. I see a girl who had to grow up fast, and a mom who would sacrifice everything for her son. You’re beautiful, Taryn, inside and out, and I want to get to know the woman you keep hidden away.
Feelings are for the soul what food is for the body.
You won’t be able to find it out for yourself in any library or archive, either, because my grandmother has carefully and systematically destroyed every shred of evidence.
The man’s gaze hesitated on the four-inch cut on Joe’s left cheek, courtesy of the log that had slapped him in the face on the river. With twenty-some stitches sticking out, the wound looked like a giant red caterpillar was crawling across Joe’s face.
“Well, that’ll disappoint the ladies.” But then the captain grunted. “Never mind. With you, they’ll probably like it, think it’s all manly.” He peered behind Joe. “Anyone naked in there?”
Joe stepped aside. “I’m having an off morning.
Three months before I met you, I was looking for the next thrill, the next party, the next girl. And then I walked in and found you perched in my kitchen like the most beautifully confident creature I’d ever seen, and I knew you’d be a wildfire.
Unbridled passion with an incredibly hot seven hundred-year-old Highlander in the middle of the night? Mm Yeah. Bring it on.
I shan’t mind if you don’t,” he agreed. “But I’ll not let you go, Prudence. Til not pester you, but know this: I will wait until you choose to listen to your heart.”
“Pshaw.” It was a feeble effort. She took a deep breath and tried again. “Humbug! How can you presume to know my heart?”
He smiled a slow, devastating smile. “You are my heart.” He lifted her hand and kissed it. “And our hearts beat in tune. I know it-I, who used not to believe in such things. And you know it.
Tom, how many children do you think I have to have before I figure out you get them by having sex?”
“Of course there would be protection,” he offered.
“Tons of it.
i’ve loved you since the sun first rose,” he read. “Ive loved you through God send Catastrophe and manmade Disaster. I’ve loved you though my heart stopped beating and my eyes ran dry, through time and in spite of it, for our love has its roots in eternity and cannot fall victim to time or death. My love has no shame, no pride. it is only what it is, always has been and always will be. It is Yours. all Yours. Only Yours
Gregory went cold with fear-