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!
OJ @ OJ He Say
OJ said, “This is a passage in a phenomenal book that brought me to unspeakable tears. Downright ugly crying, but I can’t ever forget it.” (We’ve all been blessed by those rare books and their writers who can reach inside and grab us hard, right?)
I returned his grin. “Nah. I thought so our first night together, over forty years ago, and I still think so now. You’re the most handsome man I’ve ever laid eyes on.” After taking his hand in mine, I brought it to my lips and kissed the palm. “I’ve been so incredibly lucky. I couldn’t have asked for more.”
“Wes?” he questioned and I saw the fear in his eyes—the understanding.
I nodded, momentarily unable to speak the words we both knew five months ago would have to be spoken at some point. I swallowed, tried to catch a breath, and said, “It’s tonight, babe.”
From Wes’ Denial: Tease and Denial Book Two by Joseph Lance Tonlet.
OJ shared the link for his review of his book quote choice and it sounds like a deeply moving book: http://ojhesay.com/index.php/2016/08/23/wes-denial-joseph-lance-tonlet-gay-guystraight-girl-co-review/
Debbie @ The Reading Frenzy
Debbie Said, “Hi I’m Debbie Haupt from The Reading Frenzy and I’d like to thank Shari and Sophia Rose for inviting me to their February blog event. (So glad you could accept our invitation and share with our readers, Debbie).
I’d like to share with you a quote from my all time favorite novel, a literary masterpiece as far as I’m concerned Overseas by Beatriz Williams. It’s an alternate history/time travel epic love story that transcends time and space, set in the dual time periods of 1916 Amiens France and Present Day 2007.
Let me set up the scene from Chapter 7; the stars are the present day Kate and Julian and Julian has been trying to ignore his desire for Kate but fate or the universe keeps interfering so he’s giving in.”
“Oh Kate,” he said. “When you look at me like that… those eyes of yours…” His eyelids lowered. “I’ve tried so very hard the last few months to stay away from you. To ignore this… this hold you have on me. You can’t imagine what a challenge it’s been. I’ve been reduced to following you like a lapdog as you run through the park.”
Carole @ Carole’s Random Life in Books
Carole said, “I was able to find a few romantic quotes that I love…” (but sadly, I’m only going to use one and it was tough to pick from the three she found- all good)
“I love you.”
He squeezed me to him, kissed my forehead, and breathed in the scent of my hair. The relief was so plain in the way he touched me.
“It’s okay,” I told him.
“I know.” His voice was quiet. “I will always be there. I will walk across the whole planet if I have to.”
I closed my eyes and whispered, “I’ll meet you halfway.”
From Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews