Toni Blake Quotes
“This was maybe the first time she’d done it when she’d felt the true intimacy of it. The first time she’d done it because she wanted to express her feelings for a guy in some new way she hadn’t before. The first time it meant something.
The fact was, sex with a man she cared for was making all other sex pale in comparison. No wonder sex with Mike had been the best of her life from the very start—caring for him had been…destiny.
Destiny in Destiny.”
“They fell into each other's arms and she basked in his warmth, his strength, the hardness of his body against hers. He ran his hands through her hair and spoke low in her ear. "I don't know the right way to say this stuff, Tessa, but ... you're the best thing that's happened to me. I've never felt like this before, I've never ... been happy like this.”
“She let the relaxing song waft over and through her as she lost herself in everything around her: the millions of stars glittering above, the soft quilt beneath her, the man whose hand slipped warmly into hers. And she began to understand something she hadn't only a few short minutes before; she began to feel a certain, undeniable truth seeping into her skin, her muscles, her very bones.
And when the song came to its sweet, peaceful conclusion, she continued peering up at the sky even as she leaned her head over to rest it on Lucky's shoulder. And she whispered, "You love me."
He kept gazing upward, too, his answer coming softly. "Yeah, I do."
And it sounded ... like it wasn't a surprise to him at all.
The new knowledge made Tessa's skin tingle even as her body filled with warmth. And she pulled back just slightly to peer over at him, this man who loved her. He hadn't put it into words, but he hadn't needed to---because he'd shown her, in so many sweet ways.”
“It just makes me realize how . . . fleeting life can be. How quickly it all passes by. And it's strange to read something written by someone whose life was really just beginning then but who's dead now."
He nodded, looking like he was taking that in. But then he said, "That's kinda deep, Daisy."
She laughed, rolled her eyes. "Well, you asked. So if that's too deep for you, tell me about your fish."
"Well, they were small and blue and I feel emotional because their lives were really just starting but they're dead now.”
“The questions were so big they almost overwhelmed her.
Because ... maybe, just maybe there was some part of her that ... wanted that. Everyday with Mike. Time with Edna, and the girls. A simpler, quieter life. A life that revolved not around money or working but around .... love. A whole different kind of security than a person could ever get from a job. And even a type of happiness you couldn't reap from any career.”
“And things really changed after he read it. Because the woman who’d written it wanted to touch him now. And be touched by him. All over. Whoa.
Who the hell could be sending these things?
Okay, stop. Think. He tried to mentally sort through all the single females at the shower today, but most of Destiny was there, making it pretty impossible to narrow it down. And hell—for all he knew, it could be . . . some smitten ten-year-old girl. Though this was starting to sound like a pretty advanced ten-year-old if that was the case.”
“Still appearing spent, Logan pulled back slightly to look at her. “What?”
A little surprised at her own outburst, she gave her lower lip a sheepish nibble even as she smiled at him. “I’m just wondering if my butt is going to be tattooed with the ink from the front page of the Destiny Gazette.”
Logan gave her a grin she felt all the way to her soul. “If the front page is on your butt, that might make reading it a lot more fun.”