The Great Pick Up Line – Quote Me On This! Blogger Edition

Posted February 25, 2018 by Shari in The Great Pick Up Line / 67 Comments

The Great Pick Up Line

Whether it makes you giggle snort and make a fool of yourself at the dentist office, sob big ugly tears so your significant other or cat shakes their head and nudges the tissue box at you, or you reach for the cold one at your elbow to quench the fire that particular passage in the book flamed to life in you, books ae full of amazing lines that stick with us past the closing of the page or the click of the audio device.

Delighted Reader is welcoming some of our reviewer and blogger friends whom we’ve made over the years to drop in and share with you one of their favorite or more notable book quotes for our The Great Pick Up Line Event.  These are some great book loving folks and, if you don’t already visit their blog homes, do stop in through the links and say hey!

Please Welcome….

Melanie @ HotListens  AND @ Rabid Reads 

Melanie said, “I was trying to think of my favorite pick up line. I know that I’ve read several in my years of reading many different romances or other books with romance in them. Though these two scenes aren’t between the couple, they do involve relationship between Lothaire and Elizabeth. If you’re not familiar with Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, Lothaire starts out as a villain that does get his own book. He is known by many as “the Enemy of Old”. He isn’t a good guy, but he does fall in love with Elizabeth and he is good to her. I felt these were a great part of their relationship. Plus, any scene with Nucking Futs Nïx is fun.”  (Oh yep, Lothaire and Nix always make a scene just sparkle.)

Hot Listen’s siteRabid Reads’ site

Review Lothaire by Kresley ColeElizabeth,
With my compliments.
You will never get your claws into another one of mine.
Rot in hell,

Nïx clasped her hands over her chest, sighing, “He gave you his heart. That’s so romantic. So much better than a candy heart. Those get stuck in the fangs, you know.”
― Kresley Cole, Lothaire

“As Lothaire lifted the lid with a sense of dread, Nïx murmured, “Hint: it’s the middle one.”
Elizabeth’s fragile finger. Seeing it severed like this brought on a visceral reaction—pain shooting through his own hand, radiating throughout his regenerated heart. He closed the lid with a swallow, sentimentally pocketing the package.
“You gave her your heart, and she gave you the bird.” Nïx sighed. “Songs will be written about this.”
― Kresley Cole, Lothaire


Sophia Rose @ Delighted Reader

Sophia said, “Melanie gave me the idea.  I was struggling to figure out what quote I wanted to share.  I had five book quotes and couldn’t narrow it down to save my life.  But then she mentioned Abigail Roux’s Cut & Run series.  It wasn’t on my list, but then I knew I just had to steal and make a few quotes from Ty and Zane.  These two quotes are from a book late in the series that was a game changer for this couple.  I’ve picked a tender one and a funny one.  Truthfully, I could have filled pages since this pair are so quotable.”

“Ty laughed, a carefree, boyish sound, and glanced to his side, distracted by what he saw. “You moved the rug.”
“I kitty-cornered it.”
“Why would you do that?” Ty asked, aghast.
“To see you lose your shit when you got home.” Zane leaned closer, grinning evilly. “There are other things out of order too. Books not alphabetized. Coffee mug handles facing different directions.” He lowered his voice to a whisper as Ty’s eyes widened in horror. “The closet isn’t color coded.”
“You’re just watching the world burn, huh?”
Zane laughed.
“God I missed you.” Ty said in a rush of breath.”


“You told me one time that . . . I was your compass. I gave you direction when you were lost,” Ty said, nearly choking on the words. He glanced up, eyes reflecting like liquid in the low light. “Well, you were my anchor. You were something solid for me to hold onto. I wanted you to remember that.”
Touch & Geaux by Abigail Roux



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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • It’s so much fun! thanks for inviting me!

    • A pleasure, Melliane! I enjoyed sending out the invitations and receiving everyone’s book quotes. So many good ones and several were for books I still need to read. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I am so happy Sophia invited you! Thank you for so much for supporting our event. I think having other bloggers help us was a wonderful idea!

  • RO

    OMG! What’s the likelihood of me and Mary choosing quotes from the exact same book (Dark Guardian) by the very great Christine Feehan?! This is pretty amazing! I adore the other quotes too! Happy Tuesday! RO

    • Haha! I loved it when I got both your quotes and saw that. Made me think I was missing out for not having read that series yet. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I can’t wait for you quote to post soon! I laughed as I was formatting them thinking two minds think alike!

    • Oh that’s hilarious.

  • I am loving all the books shared! Thanks for putting this together. Looks like I need to add a few new books to my shelf 🙂

    • Oh, you just wait, Kimberly! These quotes are great and we have some more good ones coming. 🙂

      Same here! I had to add a few to my list or bump them up a bit.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I love this event. This is the fourth year we have done it. I love that we mixed it up and added bloggers this year!

  • Thanks so much for including me in this. I love all the quotes. What a fun blog post.

    • Truly a pleasure, Mary! I was so happy when you and the others agreed to participate and then I was tickled to death to see the great quotes coming back. Definitely a fun post! 🙂

      Hope you’re feeling a little better.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I am so happy you joined us Mary! You picked a great quote!

  • Love all the qoutes! Apparently I need to read all of these!

    • I’m behind the times on these books, too, Jenea. They sound great, right?

    • Shari Delighted Read

      You and me both!

  • Debbie Haupt

    Now those are some scrumptious quotes, I especially love the guy who got religion LOL

    • Buahaha! Yes!!! I’m pretty intrigued about Roomies, now. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It makes me want to find religion too!

  • I think all these quotes are great but The deal is my favorite. I need to add this book to my list.

    • That is a funny one, for sure, Cricket. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I laughed as I was putting this post together. Great choices.

  • I love all of these bloggers and these are some great quotes. Sounds like I have some reading to do!

    • Yes, that was what I was thinking when I saw these great quotes coming in. I already had the Feehan series on my list of future reads, but now I want to read the other, two as well. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      My TBR can’t handle this event! Looking forward to sharing your quote.

  • Haha, I like that quote from The Deal too!
    I still feel bad about not being able to participate in this one Sophia Rose 🙁 Hopefully next time I won’t be suffering any memory loss lol

    • It was a funny quote, for sure.

      Ah, no sweat. I hope to do this again and will definite ask you if we do. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      We would love to have you next year if you are still interested. This is our fourth year for this event, but the first we opened it to bloggers. I love that we did!

  • Karen

    Fun post!

    I love marking quotes while I read but I forget them almost instantaneously lol

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

    • You sound like me. I got really good for a while there including a quote or two in my reviews, but I usually forget to mark favorites as I go and then don’t go back for them.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I forget a lot of times to mark quotes! I am such a bad reader…or good because I can’t stop reading to take time to highlight them, lol.

  • How fun 😀 Love the quotes!

    • It sure is and don’t they make you want to get the rest of the book to see some more? 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Thanks! We love having these bloggers visit us!

  • Great bloggers and such great choices! Love these quotes!

    • They are a great group. I love visiting to see what they have to say about books and other things.
      LOL, those quotes were such teasers to make me want to read the books.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I love having other bloggers join in on the fun!

  • These are awesome and I LOVE all of these fabulous bloggers. I adored that scene in Dark Guardian…so hilarious. The heroine just cracks me up…she is such a fire cracker.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      These quotes make my TBR even higher!

    • I’m so glad to see I wasn’t the only one who loved that book.

  • Greg Hill

    Ha these are great! I especially like the Dark Guardians one. Makes me wonder what’s happening in that book!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I might have to start this series based on the quote. Another blogger also selected it so expect to see another quote from that book.

    • That book is from one of my favorite series.

  • Love these quotes, makes me want to read more.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I am so grateful they all gave me so many wonderful quotes.

  • I really like that quote from Dark Guardian and how it gives a bit of a feel for how the characters interact. And the second one of the Roomies one sounds fun as it gives me a bit of a feel for the set-up of the book.

    • Yes! Getting a feel for the author’s writing style, the characters, and setting is what I love about reading the quotes, too. 🙂

  • I loved the finding religion one! I’ve been wanting to read Roomies. And Dark Guardian mentioned on both installments of this make me want to read it. I do have the first one of this series in my tbr or maybe to be listened to? Not sure. Thanks!

  • I really miss Ty and Zane. I had a lot of fun searching for quotes to use. Thanks for including me.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Me, too! Just looking through my Ty & Zane quotes had me ready to do a series re-read. 😉

      It was a real pleasure to have you join. I know you would be good at quotes since you most always include good ones in your reviews. 🙂

  • I love the cover for Lothaire and the quotes make me want to grab this book right now. I’ve never heard of Abigail Roux but it sounds like it might be a good one even though the cover is a little creepy 🙂

    • Lothaire was a great book in that series. It really means even more if you get to know him throughout the series leading up to it.

      Abi’s series is one of the most popular m/m romantic suspenses. Yeah, the covers all represent something about the stories and this one was set in New Orleans and had a bit of voodoo culture going on. 😉

  • I loved Lothaire and Nucking Futs Nix is so much fun. Although I haven’t read the book Sophia quoted, I loved the quote.

    Great quotes. It’s been a lot of fun to see what quotes people are going to pick from books.

    • Me, too! Especially Nix! I am one that can’t wait for her to get her own book someday. 🙂

      Even if you don’t ever read Abi’s series, its fun to get on GoodReads and scroll through the quotes for Ty and Zane. Some are so funny. They’re such a great team. 🙂

  • Great quotes! Now I am going to have to look up these Abigail Roux books! I have a paperback collection of a lot of the other series but so far I have only read the first one in the Kresley Cole series.

    • Thanks, Lorna!

      I can’t remember if you read m/m, but if you do, Roux’s Cut & Run series is a fun romantic suspense series.

      Oh, you have a treat in store. Several of Kresley Cole’s IAM books are favorite PNRs of mine.

      • Yes I do read the occasional m/m book and even have some in my tbr. My favorite so far is Him by Sarina Bowen.

        • Oh yay, then you’re in for a treat when you get the chance.

          Him was great. I still need to read Us.

        • Cut & Run is a great M/M Romantic Suspense series. Both guys are FBI. One is a former Marine and his unit pals are large secondary characters after a few books in. Must be read in order.

  • hehe these were funny XD oh goodness, I really need to read some Cole

    • Ha! Glad Melanie and I could make you laugh, Lily. 🙂

      Yes, you do need to read some Cole. She makes some great one liners in her books.

  • I haven’t read either of these authors. I have so much reading to do. The Abigail Roux book is new to me so I will have to check that out.

    • Same here. I added several once the quotes started coming in.

      Oh, yes, the Abi Roux books are great fun when you’re in the mood for m/m romantic suspense.

    • Both of these authors are a lot of fun. Kresley Cole’s is PNR. A lot of the female leads are Valkyrie. The narrator for this series is Robert Petkoff. He is AMAZING. He does Scottish and Russian accents in the series. I can’t recommend him enough. I love the Abigail Roux books too. Romantic Suspense, FBI former Marines, M/M, really funny, all around good. I highly recommend both.