Amanda Ashley, Dead Perfect

You don't think I'm going to deflower you under your father's roof, do you?

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Amanda Ashley, Dead Perfect

Liz Reinhardt, Double Clutch

Are you going to kiss me?" I blabbered stupidly.
"I'm working up the nerve," he said softly.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Liz Reinhardt, Double Clutch

Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

So we forgive each other?" The crooked smile climbs up one more time. "Again?"
And I look right into his eyes, right into him as far as I can see, because I want him to hear me, I want him to hear me with everything I mean and feel and say.
"Always," I say to him. "Every time.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Julia Quinn

I can't imagine a romance novel published today where the hero rapes the heroine and she falls in love with him.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Julia Quinn

Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer

Anna," he said, dragging his frosted fingers through my hair."Don't you know what it means when a boy pulls your hair at your birthday party?" "No." Just, then, i didn't know what anything meant.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer

Tim Burton

We all know interspecies romance is weird.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Tim Burton

Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

When what you want is a relationship, and not a person, get a dog.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Janet Evanovich

Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Janet Evanovich

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

J.R. Ward, Lover Unleashed

Love, he realized, was like the daggers he made in his forge: When you first got one it was shiny and new and the blade glinted bright in the light. Holding it against your palm, you were full of optimism for what it would be like in the field, and you couldn't wait to try it out. Except those first couple of nights out were usually awkward as you got used to it and it got used to you.

Over time, the steel lost its brand-new gleam, and the hilt became stained, and maybe you nicked the shit out of the thing a couple of times. What you got in return, however, saved your life: Once the pair of you were well acquainted, it became such a part of you that it was an extension of your own arm. It protected you and gave you a means to protect your brothers; it provided you with the confidnece and the power to face whatever came out of the night; and wherever you went, it stayed with you, right over your heart, always there when you needed it.

You had to keep the blade up, however. And rewrap the hilt from time to time. And double-check the weight.

Funny...all of that was well, duh when it came to weapons. Why hadn't it dawned on him that matings were the same?

(From the thoughts of Vishous)

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by J.R. Ward, Lover Unleashed

Catherine Anderson, Cherish

And if you ever - and I do mean ever - try to leave me, I’m goin’ with you.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Catherine Anderson, Cherish

Joy Williams

She was never going to seek gainful employment again, that was for certain. She'd remain outside the public sector. She'd be an anarchist, she'd travel with jaguars. She was going to train herself to be totally irrational. She'd fall in love with a totally inappropriate person. She'd really work on it, but abandon would be involved as well. She'd have different names, a.k.a. Snake, a.k.a. Snow - no that was juvenile. She wanted to be extraordinary, to possess a savage glitter.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Joy Williams

Colleen Houck

There was a large sting near his upper lip. I touched it lightly. “Does it hurt?”
My gaze moved from his lips up to his eyes. He was looking at me in a way that made me blush.
“Yes,” he responded quietly.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Colleen Houck

Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

We're out of time, Payton. You said it yourself: the only way we'll make it is for us to go into this together. I know we can do this. But I need you to believe it. You need to believe... in us."

Peyton didn't say anything for a long moment, and J.D. could literally hear his heart beating. Then she finally answered.

"It would have to be called Kendall and Jameson."

It took J.D a moment to catch on. Then he grinned. "No way. Jameson and Kendall. It's alphabetical."

"You told our boss that you banged me on top of your desk."

"Kendall and Jameson sounds great

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Julie James, Practice Makes Perfect

Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

Friedrich Nietzsche, The Portable Nietzsche

Sensuality often hastens the "Growth of Love" so much that the roots remain weak and are easily torn up.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Friedrich Nietzsche, The Portable Nietzsche

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Star-crossed lovers desperate to get home together. Two hearts beating as one. Romance.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

To return to love, to get the love we always wanted but never had, to have the love we want but are not prepared to give, we seek romantic relationships. We believe these relationships, more than any other, will rescue and redeem us. True love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption. Love saves us only if we want to be saved.

Romantic Quotes And Sayings by Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions