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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes

Posted March 6, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish but now it’s hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s a feature that everyone participates in so I’m going to try and participate myself and see how long it lasts. Wish me luck.

This week’s prompt is:

March 6: Favorite Quotes

The Secret (Highland Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood

“One whisper, Judith, added to a thousand others, becomes a roar of discontent,”

Oh man, I love this quote from Iain even though The Secret isn’t my absolute favorite book by Julie Garwood. The support that Iain shows Judith with this talk and this quote never fails to melt my heart.

Love, love, love these two!

One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews

“But would I get you, if I were an innkeeper?”

I think I’m obsessed with all things Ilona Andrews, more specifically, Sean Evans. Dina Demille’s silent bodyguard. The single-minded way that he has Dina’s back no matter what she gets herself into, I just absolutely love.

The love that he had for Dina was real and gah, I loved it when she’s telling him that she can’t unchoose being an innkeeper. She can’t travel the world and find herself and this quote was his response. All he wants is her. Gah, did I mention I love it? I love him? *swoon*

Lady Be Good (Wynette, Texas #2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“Now, this is where I draw the line! It’s bad enough everybody in town’s going to be thinkin’ I’m sleeping with a depressed, lice-ridden, hemorrhoidal foreigner who likes to be tied up and might be pregnant, although-since she’s just about cornered the market on condoms-I don’t know how that could have happened. But I will not-you listen to me, Emma!-I absolutely will not have anybody thinkin’ a woman of mine needs a vaginal moisturizer, do you hear me?”

This book is probably one of my favorite SEP books, I laughed my ass off while reading this book because of quotes like this one. Kenny Traveller and Emma Wells-Finch are a fantastic couple that bring the laughs. She’s trying to sully her reputation and he’s trying to clean his up, together they get into shenanigan after shenanigan and this particular scene had me laughing my ass off. So good.

What Happens in London (Bevelstoke #2) by Julia Quinn

“He’s an idiot,” Harry said again. “One who doesn’t deserve to lick your feet. You’ll thank me someday.”

“I have no intention of allowing him to lick me anywhere,” she retorted, then turned utterly red when she realized what she’s said.”

One of the reasons that I love Julia Quinn books is that they’re hilarious and this book is my favoritest funny book of hers to date. I laugh plenty in all of her books but not nearly as much as I did whenever I read this one.

Kiss the Highlander (Highlander #4) by Karen Marie Moning

“If aught must be lost, ’twill be my honor for yours. If one must be forsaken, ’twill be my soul for yours. Should death come anon, ’twill be my life for yours. I am Given.”

The Druid vows from the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. I will forever love these vows, these Highlanders and just everything about these books but my favorite is when Gwen is sitting outside the bathroom trying to make Drustan remember their time together and she recites that to him and…he remembers.

Oh goodness, that was such a great scene.

Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta Chase

“Jessica, you are a pain in the arse, do you know that? If I were not so immensely fond of you, I should throw you out the window.”

She wrapped her arms about his waist and laid her head against his chest. “Not merely ‘fond,’ but ‘immensely fond.’ Oh Dain, I do believe I shall swoon.”

“Not now,” he said crossly. “I haven’t time to pick you up.”

These two cracked me up throughout their entire book. From the time she shot him to all of the nagging she did, the complaining he did, all of it. This was a gem but only one of the gems from their story and I completely adored it and them.

Over the Edge (Troubleshooters #3) by Suzanne Brockmann

He looked up, directly at Stan. “Will you please f*^&*%^ go and f**^&% get me a real f**%^&* World Airlines 747, Senior Chief? Right f**^&%* now?”

My favorite quote from the entire series from my favorite character in the entire series. Sam Starrett and his potty mouth completely melted me and this scene is particular cracked me up. Sam has had it and he’s done messing around so would someone please fucking get him a real fucking airplane so that they can practice their extraction for real? Hahaha.

Oh, I love me some Sam. Shut up, Holly.

Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

“C’mon! Anything over eight inches is strictly for show-and-tell. It’s there, but you can’t use it. It might look good in a locker room, but let’s face it—those extra two inches are leftovers.”

I remember when I read this quote, I laughed and laughed and laughed because what a ridiculous thing to discuss with your friends and yet…who doesn’t have these kinds of conversations with their friends? I know that me and my friends have re-enacted different sex scenes to see if the positions we read about are even doable in real life (they are) and we’ve also discussed things like whale and rhino penises and well, you get it…right? We’re an odd bunch, that’s for sure.

I haven’t read this book in ages but I have always thought of this quote when coming across this book. It never fails. Loved both Sam and Jaine.

Married by Morning (Hathaways #4) by Lisa Kleypas

“I’ve told you before, I love like a madman,” he said. “Immoderate, jealous, possessive…I’m absolutely intolerable.”

“I know I’m a bad bargain. But I’m begging you to have me anyway. Because I want a chance to make you as happy as you make me. I want to build a life with you.”

He fought to steady his voice. “Please come to me, Cat, because there’s no surviving you. You don’t have to love me back. You don’t have to be mine. Just let me be yours.”

Oh man, I ugly cried when I read this book and that surprised me because I didn’t even like Leo in the previous books of this series. He was a spoiled, piece of shit brother to his siblings and he was always drunk..but then I read his book and he said things and he felt things and ugh, I felt them too.

He was an anti-hero of sorts who didn’t exactly change completely but he did fall in love and his love for Cat was super adorable and he charmed the socks right off of me. When he said both of these quotes, I was choked up and crying all over the place. Love him!

Paradise (Second Opportunities #1) by Judith McNaught

“You can’t outwit fate by trying to stand on the sidelines and place little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything to play the game, or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play, you can’t win.”

This is a throwback quote from a guy that I used to be obsessed with years and years ago. My friends and I used to read this book so often that we knew every single detail about this book. From the hero’s middle name to his birthdate to his flight number on the trips he took. Yeah, to say that this is a favorite is a total understatement. I love me some Matt Farrell and when he said this to the heroine, Meredith? Gah, hit me right in the gut. Love!

What are some of your favorite quotes from the books you’ve read? Share your favorite quotes in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Posted February 27, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish but now it’s hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s a feature that everyone participates in so I’m going to try and participate myself and see how long it lasts. Wish me luck.

This week’s prompt is:

February 27: Books I Could Re-read Forever

Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught: The book that started it all. This book holds a special place in my reading loving heart.

Saving Grace by Julie Garwood: I have so much love for this book because it’s so damn good. It’s a timeless romance and I will never get over that scene at the end when MacBain helps Johanna break the stick??? *sigh* I love it.

The Wedding by Julie Garwood: I completely adore both Connor and Brenna and their story. From the beginning to the end, it was just great so I will always reread this book whenever the mood strikes. It strikes a lot more often than I thought it would.

Sustained by Emma Chase: Who could get enough of Jack, Chelsea and all of the kids? I so love this book. I’ll always love this book and always re-read it.

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh: Oh man, this book. This book had everything that I love in books. Compelling characters, a strong lead couple and so much damn drama that I didn’t know where to look first. Yes, this book gets plenty of reading action from me. I don’t ever see that changing.

Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood: There isn’t much that I don’t remember about this book. There isn’t much about this book that I don’t love every single time that I read it. Always. I will always re-read this book.

Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean: This book is so good and it’s funny and I loved seeing how annoyed the hero would get with the heroine but went along with her shenanigans anyway.

The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen: Are you surprised that Sarina Bowen is on my list? Love this book, love the hero, love the hero’s little sister and just everything. This book is everything so of course I’ll be re-reading the hell out of this book.

The Deal by Elle Kennedy: Who wouldn’t want to re-read this book over and over again? Garrett and Wellsy are such a great couple and their story is such a fun one. I just love the hell out of it.

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne: Lincoln Mathis is probably one of my top heroes of all time and I will re-read this book when I’m an old lady because I adored this book that much. It’s so good!

Share your favorite re-reads in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m No Longer Interested in Reading

Posted February 20, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish but now it’s hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl and it’s a feature that everyone participates in so I’m going to try and participate myself and see how long it lasts. Wish me luck.

This week’s prompt is:

February 20: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare: I used to want to read this series, back before the show on Freeform started. Now? Meh.

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger: I read so many great reviews on this book and some of my book buddies really enjoyed this one so I wanted to read it but, not anymore. I don’t remember anything about this book or even why everyone loved it and I can’t be bothered to be excited about it anymore. 🙁

Guilty Pleasures (Guilty #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke: I can’t remember why I wanted to read this series but it’s been so long that I’m not all that interested in it anymore. Oh well.

Sky High Air series by Jill Shalvis: I remember when I first started reading Shalvis, I wanted to read this series so bad and now? Not so much.

A Heart So Wild (Stratton Family #1) by Johanna Lindsey: I used to really be into cowboy romances or romances set in the Wild, Wild, West but I just know that I don’t have any interest in reading any more of these books these days.

Save Karyn by Karyn Bosnak: I used to want to read this book back when I was really into chick lit but it’s nothing that I’d be interested in reading now.

Flirting with Danger (Samantha Jellicoe #1) by Suzanne Enoch: I don’t remember how this book ended up on my TBR pile but it did and I don’t have any interest in reading it these days so off my TBR list it goes.

The Raven Prince (Princes #1) by Elizabeth Hoy: I remember when everyone used to rave about this series and I remember putting it on my TBR list because of the hype it got. I never got around to reading it and now? I’m low key over wanting to read this one so off my TBR list it goes.

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers: I used to enjoy Courtney Summers books and I remember when her books were at the very top of my wishlists but too much time has past and I no longer have a need to read this one.

Chasing Stanley (New York Blades #5) by Deirdre Martin: I used to want to finish out this series but after a while, this series fell off my radar and I don’t really care about going back to finish it out like I did.

What are some books you used to want to read but don’t anymore? Share in the comments!

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