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Eloisa James Sayings: Chess is the most intimate game in the world. It's like making love. By the Chess is the most intimate game in the world. It's like making love. By the time we finish our first slow game, I will know all his thoughts.
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Eloisa James Sayings: She was his heart, his other half. She filled all the empty places in his She was his heart, his other half. She filled all the empty places in his soul that he had desperately tried to paper over with pirate escapades and merry women.
-The Ugly Duchess
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Eloisa James Sayings: There was no mistaking the look in his eyes. Pain wrenched her heart. All those There was no mistaking the look in his eyes. Pain wrenched her heart. All those skills she had developed so painstakingly as a girl were apparently going to destroy a dream that she'd never had the courage to hold ... 'It's only desire,' she explained, watching his eyes. 'Desire is an artificial thing, created by - by -'
'By what?'
'By artificial things,' Annabel said obstinately. 'Smiles I practiced, Ewan ... You don't understand how fabricated it all is ... I let my hips sway when I walk, because men like it. You like it.'
'Your hips don't sway naturally?'
'No. Or perhaps they do at this point, but only because I consciously changed my walk when I was younger. But it's all just a facade, put on to inspire desire.' ...
'A game of desire?'
No. A game to get what I wish from men.
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Eloisa James Sayings: I may not have been the first to wish to marry her, but I am I may not have been the first to wish to marry her, but I am the one who succeeded.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Fletch took his wife's arm. 'We aren't going to turn anyone out into the cold Fletch took his wife's arm. 'We aren't going to turn anyone out into the cold and dark, are we, Poppy?'
She looked up at him and said, 'Absolutely, we are. If you pay them double, Fletch, they'll probably be quite grateful.'
He always knew that women were the crueler sex. But there was something slightly unnerved in her voice that he found interesting. Unkind wench. I don't turn people out into the dark. It's coming on to snow.
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Eloisa James Sayings: I have come to the conclusion that silence and time are the most precious commodities. I have come to the conclusion that silence and time are the most precious commodities.
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Eloisa James Sayings: I miss talking to you.''I can't imagine why. We haven't talked about anything particularly interesting I miss talking to you.'
'I can't imagine why. We haven't talked about anything particularly interesting in years.'
'I thought it was interesting. Perhaps I like talking about boring things with you.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Parisians gasped when Theo paired brown with black- and then found themselves even more shocked Parisians gasped when Theo paired brown with black- and then found themselves even more shocked when she wore a black corded silk evening gown sewn with amethysts, and later, a purple riding habit with sour-green gloves.
They gasped... and rushed to imitate.
What the French loved most were Theo's epigrammatic rules. They were collected like precious jewels, and even the poorest shopgirls ripped the lace from their Sunday frocks when she was reported to have remarked, "Wear lace to be baptized. Period.
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Eloisa James Sayings: You never wore that blue gown for a lover?''Absolutely not!' She felt a little indignant You never wore that blue gown for a lover?'
'Absolutely not!' She felt a little indignant at the very idea. 'You think I have a wardrobe just to satisfy my illicit desires? My maid took off its underskirt because she wanted to make sure you found me desirous.
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Eloisa James Sayings: I shouldn't think I'll have the slightest problem playing a man," she said. "I shall I shouldn't think I'll have the slightest problem playing a man," she said. "I shall merely remember to rearrange my breeches in front at least once an hour, thereby drawing attention to the padding I carefully placed there in the morning, and I'll blend in perfectly.
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Eloisa James Sayings: And estranged though they might be, Rees couldn't stand the idea that his wife would And estranged though they might be, Rees couldn't stand the idea that his wife would be rebuffed at the ball. She was no Cinderella, after all, with a fairy godmother waiting in the wings.
He would just have to wave his own magic wand. He found himself grinning at that, and decided not to share the joke with Darby.
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Eloisa James Sayings: One child out of wedlock is an error. Two suggests carelessness. Three - and six One child out of wedlock is an error. Two suggests carelessness. Three - and six - is simply wrong. Wrong.
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Eloisa James Sayings: They stared at her together for a moment. Sun beams played over marble, making the They stared at her together for a moment. Sun beams played over marble, making the pink alabaster glow as if rosy blood danced just under the surface of Aphrodite's skin.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Those kisses ... repaired and soothed and knit together the weave of married life. Those kisses ... repaired and soothed and knit together the weave of married life.
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Eloisa James Sayings: How gorgeous this chess set is.' Each piece was a delicate marble fantasy of medieval How gorgeous this chess set is.' Each piece was a delicate marble fantasy of medieval warfare. The paint had long ago worn off, except for faint touches of red, in the fury of the king's eyes, on the queen's lower lip, in the bishop's robe.
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Eloisa James Sayings: I'm a butterfingers, and I always have been.''An angel's foot got in your way,' Codswallop I'm a butterfingers, and I always have been.'
'An angel's foot got in your way,' Codswallop said. 'That's what my mother used to tell us when we returned to the house with scrapes on our knees.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Ewan felt a searing stab of guilt. He'd taken an exquisite, laughing young woman away Ewan felt a searing stab of guilt. He'd taken an exquisite, laughing young woman away from the London ballrooms that were her natural milieu and reduced her to a tearful, freezing damsel in distress. What's more, he'd taken her virginity, and given her only potatoes to eat. And for what? Due to a quixotic idea that he would alleviate her fear of poverty?
No. Annabel had accused him of not being honest with himself. The truth of it was that he'd sent his carriages away out of pure, unadulterated lust, no matter how much he would like to dress it up in fancy ideas.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Yes Leopold," Eleanor said in a low, mocking voice. "Do start to shine, please. I Yes Leopold," Eleanor said in a low, mocking voice. "Do start to shine, please. I think I saw the rising, but I definitely missed the shining.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Grace had so many complexities, so many layers and feelings, and thoughts ... he would Grace had so many complexities, so many layers and feelings, and thoughts ... he would happily spend his life trying to unwrap her.
Thinking about it, he tore a strip off the hem of her gown.
'What on earth are you going to do with that?'
Without answering, he put a knee forward onto the bed, making certain he knew precisely where she was. The last thing he wanted was to land on her like a felled tree.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Beauty had just squatted under one of the chairs lining the hallway. A small trickle Beauty had just squatted under one of the chairs lining the hallway. A small trickle was creeping across the marble floor.
'She's too intelligent to pay mind to me,' Lady Sylvia said blandly. 'All three dogs are French, and they behave just like Frenchmen. Decorative but peevish.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Has no one ever taught you it is rude to pry?''Would you rather I sneaked Has no one ever taught you it is rude to pry?'
'Would you rather I sneaked about, ferreting things out? Of course not. 'Twould be most distasteful. All in all, I'd rather be thought rude than artful.
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Eloisa James Sayings: How can I not think of you as Daisy when your hair is all about How can I not think of you as Daisy when your hair is all about your face like the petals of a flower?" He crouched down on his heels before her chair and picked up a thick curl. "It's glossy, like sunshine.
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Eloisa James Sayings: You make it sound as if I hit her. I did nothing to Edie!''Oh? You You make it sound as if I hit her. I did nothing to Edie!'
'Oh? You did nothing? The woman I found in your wake, stripped of all self-repsect, convinced that she was a failure as a mother and a lover: that wasn't your work? Because I think it was!
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Eloisa James Sayings: Tess retreated toward the back of the room. How could Imogen have done this to Tess retreated toward the back of the room. How could Imogen have done this to all of them? But she knew the answer as well as she knew the question. Imogen had eloped because, even if Draven Maitland did not love Imogen the way Romeo loved Juliet, Imogen herself was every bit as passionate as the Shakespearean heroine. More, perhaps. She had simply reached out and taken what she wanted. She was no passive observer. Although, Tess reminded herself, naturally Imogen will be a great deal happier and longer-lived than Juliet.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Esme Rawlings is as intelligent as she is dissolute. Esme Rawlings is as intelligent as she is dissolute.
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Eloisa James Sayings: He'd never seen a lady's hair down in a public place, and here was Miss He'd never seen a lady's hair down in a public place, and here was Miss Jerningham - Gabby - blithely shaking her curls, as if the crowd of stevedores, sailors, and boatmen around her were naught.
'A lady does not groom herself in public!'
'I'm afraid I'm used to being on display,' she said brightly. 'In the village, my father and I were the only Europeans. My hair was considered to be a good-luck charm-
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Eloisa James Sayings: All the buildings lining rue de Conservatoire are constructed of cream marble or limestone. When All the buildings lining rue de Conservatoire are constructed of cream marble or limestone. When I went outside today, the sky was pale and fierce, on the very cusp of rain. From the top of the church and the conservatory, the contrast was almost imperceptible, as if marble and air danced cheek to cheek.
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Eloisa James Sayings: At some point Ewan had taken off his jacket and rolled up his sleeves. His At some point Ewan had taken off his jacket and rolled up his sleeves. His forearms were bulging with muscle, and his shoulders appeared likely to rip through the thin linen of his shirt. Annabelle swallowed, thinking of Ewan without his shirt at their picnic. He wasn't even breathing hard.
"Where do you get all these muscles?" she asked.
"Lifting damsels in distress." He grinned at her, and there was a slight lurch as he leaped off the carriage and landed with a splash in the ditch.
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Eloisa James Sayings: But then a pirate had slit his cousin's throat and almost killed him, and the But then a pirate had slit his cousin's throat and almost killed him, and the same man had slashed Griffin's thigh. And James had realized he was still in love with his wife, and decided to return to England. There was no such realization in store for Griffin, since had known his wife for precisely one day. But he did know that a pirate with a game leg is a soon-to-be-dead pirate, which was just as important an insight.
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Eloisa James Sayings: You cannot ask women to marry you whom you barely know.''Why not?' he asked. Compatibility You cannot ask women to marry you whom you barely know.'
'Why not?' he asked. Compatibility is not something one discovers after five encounters rather than one. One must make an educated guess.'
'That's just it: you know nothing of me!'
'Not so,' he said promptly. Number one, you're Scottish. Number two, you're Scottish. Number three -'
'I can guess,' she said.
'You're beautiful,' he finished, a fleeting smile crossing his face.
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Eloisa James Sayings: There was laughter in his eyes now, competing with a dissolute, and altogether enthusiastic, invitation There was laughter in his eyes now, competing with a dissolute, and altogether enthusiastic, invitation to pleasure.
In one swift gesture he turned her hand over and pressed a burning kiss on her palm, a touch so fast she didn't see it, though her hand curled instinctively, as if to protect the kiss itself.
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Eloisa James Sayings: It was blue. All of it: rugs, hangings, curtains ... 'This room looks as if It was blue. All of it: rugs, hangings, curtains ... 'This room looks as if someone vomited the sky,' Layla said.
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Eloisa James Sayings: Dignity, virtue, affability, and bearing," Mrs. Lytton recited over and over, turning it into a Dignity, virtue, affability, and bearing," Mrs. Lytton recited over and over, turning it into a nursery rhyme.
Georgiana would glance at the glass, checking her dignified bearing and affable expression.
Olivia would sing back to her mother: "Debility, vanity, absurdity, and ... brainlessness!
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Eloisa James Sayings: She had the sea in her blood, and sometimes, if she lay very still at She had the sea in her blood, and sometimes, if she lay very still at night, with one ear pressed into the mattress, she could even hear the sound of waves.
If that wasn't the sign that the sea was in her blood, what could it be?
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Eloisa James Sayings: If you don't mind a word of advice, one never asks a lady to set If you don't mind a word of advice, one never asks a lady to set her own price. If you have to ask, the answer will always be more than you can afford.
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Eloisa James Sayings: And his celebration woke up Henry and Leo And his celebration woke up Henry and Leo
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Eloisa James Sayings: When Lady Rawlings first demanded to nurse her baby, she had been repulsed, certainly. The When Lady Rawlings first demanded to nurse her baby, she had been repulsed, certainly. The very idea of allowing a child to munch from one's private parts was instinctively revolting. But then she had been in the nursery yesterday while Esme nursed William, and it was hard to reconcile that experience with her own repulsion.
Eloisa James Sayings: I don't know why you're crying, Count. I lost closer friends than you when I I don't know why you're crying, Count. I lost closer friends than you when I was deloused!
Eloisa James Sayings: Gabby seemed to have made up her mind. 'I certainly wish I could help you, Gabby seemed to have made up her mind. 'I certainly wish I could help you, Lord Breksby,' she cooed, tilting her head to the side.
Quill watched cynically from the other side of the room as Breksby melted in front of his eyes. At least he wasn't alone in being bowled over by Miss Gabrielle Jerningham. Although he rather thought he, Quill, hadn't been lied to yet. If so, he reminded himself, it was only a matter of time.
Eloisa James Sayings: Discretion is a synonym for intelligence. Discretion is a synonym for intelligence.
Eloisa James Sayings: A stale mind is the devil's breadbox. A stale mind is the devil's breadbox.
Eloisa James Sayings: I very much regret to tell you that our piglet will not be able to I very much regret to tell you that our piglet will not be able to attend, as he made good his escape while we were otherwise occupied.
Eloisa James Sayings: Give me one last time," he begged. "Please, please. I beg you." "I - " Give me one last time," he begged. "Please, please. I beg you." "I - " She stopped and started again. "I'm afraid, Gabriel. You'll break my heart." "Mine is already broken.
Eloisa James Sayings: That sleepy, sensual smile of hers ought to be outlawed. It saideverything, without saying anything. That sleepy, sensual smile of hers ought to be outlawed. It said
everything, without saying anything.
Eloisa James Sayings: From the Earl of Hellgate's Memoirs, Chapter the Twenty-SixthI realized then that I had mistaken From the Earl of Hellgate's Memoirs, Chapter the Twenty-Sixth
I realized then that I had mistaken the nature of love. Love has nothing to do with desire; it's the quest for the divine, found on earth. It's finding a woman whose soul preserves a shard of heaven, and worshipping her ... worshipping at her feet. I was a new man.
Eloisa James Sayings: It was also bitterly true that a person who doesn't want you is twice as It was also bitterly true that a person who doesn't want you is twice as desirable.
Eloisa James Sayings: You could seduce a saint with that smile. You could seduce a saint with that smile.
Eloisa James Sayings: The fabric of Lady Islay's gown certainly cost as much as Claribel's entire quarterly allowance. The fabric of Lady Islay's gown certainly cost as much as Claribel's entire quarterly allowance. It was a pearly silk taffeta shot with threads of silver. Her breasts were scarcely covered, and from there the gown fell straight to the ground in a hauntingly beautiful sweep of cloth.
The pink brought out the color of her hair- burnt amber enticed with brandy and buttercup. If only she had left it free around her face and perhaps created some charming curls! Claribel made up her mind to tell her privately about the newest curling irons. She herself had lovely corkscrew curls bobbing next to her ears.
Eloisa James Sayings: He put his feet down into the little puddle she'd chosen. They were huge next He put his feet down into the little puddle she'd chosen. They were huge next to hers, and they both stared for a moment. Then he moved in one smooth motion to her rock. // "What are you doing?" she gasped, just like the heroine in a bad play.
Eloisa James Sayings: I suppose this is your way of telling me that you are outrageously happy?'Quill nodded. I suppose this is your way of telling me that you are outrageously happy?'
Quill nodded. 'Of course.'
'Living with you is an act of interpretation, do you know that?'
'Living with you is ... bliss. Did you know that?
Eloisa James Sayings: So our chess game begins tonight, Duchess. At eleven o'clock. I will give you one So our chess game begins tonight, Duchess. At eleven o'clock. I will give you one hour to try to win, blindfolded or no." His teeth showed very white when he smiled. "And then I shall win."
Jemma sniffed and turned up her nose. "Pride goeth before a fall, Duke."
"You will fall before me," he said, his smile a blatant challenge. "Backwards.
Eloisa James Sayings: The boy in me will always love you," he said, disarming her with a smile. The boy in me will always love you," he said, disarming her with a smile. "The man I am doesn't know you yet." And now there was a look in his eyes that she recognized, that resonated deep within her.
Eloisa James Sayings: A pungent smell of manure blew in the window. "The odor of these Scottish wildflowers A pungent smell of manure blew in the window. "The odor of these Scottish wildflowers is astonishing," Edie said,
Eloisa James Sayings: There was some rustling as the gown was cast over the soprano's shoulders, or so There was some rustling as the gown was cast over the soprano's shoulders, or so Lina assumed, and then the alto and Madame Rocque started cooing.
But the soprano cut through it decisively. 'I look like an orange without its rind,' she said firmly.
Eloisa James Sayings: After a hard day in the fields, his men would strip naked and plunge into After a hard day in the fields, his men would strip naked and plunge into the bitterly cold loch, he among them. Even at eighteen, he could see his ancestors had bequeathed him more than a castle.
Eloisa James Sayings: Let go of the anger, hang on to the good lessons. Let go of the anger, hang on to the good lessons.
Eloisa James Sayings: I never did learn how to live in the moment, but I did learn that I never did learn how to live in the moment, but I did learn that moments could be wasted and the world would continue to spin on its axis.
Eloisa James Sayings: I don't want Christmas season to end, because it's the only time I can legitimately I don't want Christmas season to end, because it's the only time I can legitimately indulge in on particular addiction: glitter.
Eloisa James Sayings: I was thinking the other day that his life reminds me of throwing a piece I was thinking the other day that his life reminds me of throwing a piece of bread into a stream and watching a whole flock of little minnows come up and start nibbling at it.
Eloisa James Sayings: He shifted his weight, and she saw he was leaning on a cane. It was He shifted his weight, and she saw he was leaning on a cane. It was hard to reconcile this infirmity with the muscled brute he appeared to be, but of course there was no way that strength could compensate for a partially missing limb.
Eloisa James Sayings: There's nothing I like more than meeting velvet clad peers while wrapped in a towel. There's nothing I like more than meeting velvet clad peers while wrapped in a towel.
Eloisa James Sayings: Don't be thick, James. Ladies know all about mistresses. And it isn't as if you're Don't be thick, James. Ladies know all about mistresses. And it isn't as if you're married. If you carry on like that once you *are* married, I'm going to be terrifically nasty to you. I'll definitely tell your wife. So beware. I don't approve."
"Of Bella, or of matrimony?"
Of married men who run about London with voluptuous women with hair the color of flax and morals that are just as lax."
She paused for a moment, but James just rolled his eyes. "It's not easy to rhyme extempore, you know," she told him.
Eloisa James Sayings: Where did you go to school?" Piers inquired. "Your all together too literate for a Where did you go to school?" Piers inquired. "Your all together too literate for a butler. Most bulters I know say things like as you wish, my lord, and leave it at that. Our conversations should be along these lines: Prufrock, bring me a wench and then you would say, as you wish.
Eloisa James Sayings: Piers looked up at him. 'You're new. What's your name?' 'Neythen, my lord.''Sounds like a Piers looked up at him. 'You're new. What's your name?'
'Neythen, my lord.'
'Sounds like a terrible illness. No, more like a bowel problem. I'm sorry, Lord Sandys, your son has contracted neythen and won't live a month. No, no, there's nothing I can do. Sandys would have preferred hearing that to syphilis.
Eloisa James Sayings: Virginity, like many things connected to men, was obviously vastly over-rated. And frankly, so was Virginity, like many things connected to men, was obviously vastly over-rated. And frankly, so was sexual intimacy. No wonder Villiers didn't care if she'd had previous experiences. It was all a matter of a minute at most.
Eloisa James Sayings: Do you have a pet?'Eugenia shook her head. 'I don't know very much about animals.''There's Do you have a pet?'
Eugenia shook her head. 'I don't know very much about animals.'
'There's nothing much to know. You feed them; they love you.
Eloisa James Sayings: One didn't want to marry a man who dragged ladies off into the shrubbery for One didn't want to marry a man who dragged ladies off into the shrubbery for a kiss. Or worse.
The fact that she would push Ravensthorpe into the shrubbery herself, if she had the nerve, was not the point ... Lucy took a deep breath, patted her hair into place, and snapped open her fan. She had a pirate side - or so she told herself; she was certainly tall enough to be one. If nothing else, she could launch herself at Ravensthorpe and knock him to the ground when she knew Olivia and Mrs. Lytton were within eyesight.
The idea was so appalling that it had merit.
Eloisa James Sayings: From here she could see miles of dark emerald forest with just a few birds From here she could see miles of dark emerald forest with just a few birds erupting from its depths like flying fish skimming an ocean ...
'Annabel!' Ewan called.
She looked down. He was standing in water, after all. So without a moment's trepidation, she launched herself from the downed carriage, coming home to his arms with all the security and the pleasure of child leaping from the second stair.
Eloisa James Sayings: Come, tears, confound,' he cried. 'Out, sword, and wound the left breast of Pyramus. Ay, Come, tears, confound,' he cried. 'Out, sword, and wound the left breast of Pyramus. Ay, that left breast where his heart doth hop.
Eloisa James Sayings: My only excuse is that I have no reputation myself, and I am thereby well My only excuse is that I have no reputation myself, and I am thereby well aware of its ephemeral value. Reputation is worthless.
Sebastian Bonnington's love letter to Esme Rawlings
Eloisa James Sayings: In the near distance he could hear the trundling sound of carriage wheels starting down In the near distance he could hear the trundling sound of carriage wheels starting down the gravel drive.
Eloisa James Sayings: His intended probably wouldn't appreciate the comparison, but Thorn had the notion that she was His intended probably wouldn't appreciate the comparison, but Thorn had the notion that she was like a rescued hound, one that would adoringly follow her new master in return for some kindness. That was absurd, given that she was as beautiful as a wild rose, with hair like a Botticelli angel. By all rights, she should be arrogantly aware of her dominion over men. But instead she had a desperate look about her eyes, as if she needed saving.
It was a fair trade, in his estimation. Her beauty in return for his protection.
Eloisa James Sayings: Dogs do tricks. Cats play tricks. Dogs do tricks. Cats play tricks.
Eloisa James Sayings: If I see any man dipping toward the ground in your vicinity, I shall punt If I see any man dipping toward the ground in your vicinity, I shall punt him out the door," Trent promised. "I
Eloisa James Sayings: Neythen looked perplexed. 'My mum always said I'm named after a saint, not an illness.''Which Neythen looked perplexed. 'My mum always said I'm named after a saint, not an illness.'
'Which one?'
'Well he had his head chopped off, see? And then he picked it up and carried it down the road a time. All the way back home, I think.'
'Messy,' Piers said. 'Not to mention unlikely, though one has to think of chickens and their post-mortal abilities. Did she think that you would inherit the same gift?'
Neythen blinked. 'No, my lord.'
'Perhaps she was just hopeful. It behooves mothers to look ahead to this sort of possibility, after all. I'm tempted to behead you just to see if she was right.Sometimes the most unlikely superstitions turn out to have a basis in fact.
Eloisa James Sayings: By all accounts Rafe's life had been shattered by the loss of his brother Peter. By all accounts Rafe's life had been shattered by the loss of his brother Peter. But whereas she turned away from drink when Draven died, Rafe had simply upended a barrel of brandy on his head and hadn't taken that hat off since.
Eloisa James Sayings: Yes, it's quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother even after all these Yes, it's quite amazing how I continue to shock my mother even after all these years together
Eloisa James Sayings: He had thought she was like a drink of clear water. But now, meeting her He had thought she was like a drink of clear water. But now, meeting her gaze, she was a river that tumbled with life and danger. She would change his life. She would change everything about him.
Eloisa James Sayings: At least you pay for them.""I could support a foundling hospital, and you would applaud At least you pay for them."
"I could support a foundling hospital, and you would applaud my virtue."
"I didn't expect you to populate your own orphanage," she said.
Eloisa James Sayings: I didn't realize you needed a response. When Hamlet is giving a monologue, he just I didn't realize you needed a response. When Hamlet is giving a monologue, he just goes on and on by himself.
Eloisa James Sayings: There is no remedy for this poison,' Sudhakar said. 'You must live with the consequences, There is no remedy for this poison,' Sudhakar said. 'You must live with the consequences, as must I.'
'Then why did you let her have it?' Quill said savagely. 'You knew she was impulsive. You should have guessed she might take it herself!'
Sudhakar looked at him. 'Now, why would that occur to me? I saw a young woman consumed with anxiety for her husband, prepared to ruin her marriage in order to save him from further suffering. I saw nothing self-destructive about her.'
'She thought it was harmless,' Quill whispered harshly. 'She had no idea. You shouldn't have given it to her.'
'Do you think she is a child? She is a grown woman. Her rash actions are her own.'
It was only when Quill fixed him with a brutal gaze that he realized that Sudhakar was also suffering.
Eloisa James Sayings: He woke from a dream in which Edith raised her arms to him, the liquid He woke from a dream in which Edith raised her arms to him, the liquid gold of her hair tumbling almost to her waist. 'Ah, darling,' he had been telling her, 'I am looped in the loops of your hair.' Had he said that aloud? He would never do something so imbecilic. He really had lost his mind.
Eloisa James Sayings: I do not diminish his love for me,' Imogen said. 'I would never do that. I do not diminish his love for me,' Imogen said. 'I would never do that. I know precisely how much he loved me: as much as he was capable of loving any woman, probably. He loved me somewhat ... after his stables, perhaps more than his mother.'
'Oh, Imogen,' Annabel said. 'Why dwell on such a-'
'Grief is like that!' Imogen snapped. 'You can only fool yourself so far.
Eloisa James Sayings: It's better to live like a flame, to know a man and love him even It's better to live like a flame, to know a man and love him even if he can't be yours, then never to love at all.
Eloisa James Sayings: Offended you again," her godmother said with satisfaction. "Come along, then. We'll go to my Offended you again," her godmother said with satisfaction. "Come along, then. We'll go to my chambers. The butler put me in one of the towers, and it's utterly heavenly, like being stuck in the clouds except for the pigeons crapping on the windows.
Eloisa James Sayings: The pigs are confiscated until these two idiots work out heir marital problems. Gowan, Once The pigs are confiscated until these two idiots work out heir marital problems. Gowan, Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James
Eloisa James Sayings: The Earl of Mayne's kisses would never be called objectionable. They were so sophisticated and The Earl of Mayne's kisses would never be called objectionable. They were so sophisticated and sleek, persuasive and delicate, that Helene didn't mind them - much. It was just that she really wanted to get back to Rees. She had a thought about the score he had given her.
"I must go," she said, pulling back. And then added, "alas.
Eloisa James Sayings: He kissed her into silence, and then said, his voice husky with passionate longing, "Take He kissed her into silence, and then said, his voice husky with passionate longing, "Take me back, Eloise. Please, take me back.
Eloisa James Sayings: She was playing something so low and soft that it felt as if she were She was playing something so low and soft that it felt as if she were humming it ... notes built and subsided, as if a giant were softly breathing them, as if each note was a drop of water going down a stream filled with rocks.
Eloisa James Sayings: You're confusing desire and love,' she said, watching him. 'They are not the same.''I do You're confusing desire and love,' she said, watching him. 'They are not the same.'
'I do love you. I feel near to murder at the idea of you marrying another man, and that's the truth of the matter.'
'Desire is bloody, perjured, full of blame.'
Ewan walked up the steps to her. 'Is that poetry?'
'Yes.'
'I don't like the sound of it. There's something nasty about that poet.'
'It's Shakespeare,' Annabel said.
Ewan obviously dismissed Shakespeare as a lost cause. 'We would be happy together,' he said.
Eloisa James Sayings: OF course they did,' she snapped back. 'According to them, you single-handedly won a dozen OF course they did,' she snapped back. 'According to them, you single-handedly won a dozen battles, restored the Spanish throne, and infiltrated Napoleon's inner circle, after which you rode an elephant, wrestled a crocodile, and swam the Straits of Gibraltar.
Eloisa James Sayings: You don't know how easy death is. It's - it's like a door. A person You don't know how easy death is. It's - it's like a door. A person simply walks through it, and she's lost to you forever.
Eloisa James Sayings: The sky is the color of gray flannel, the darkness broken only by the dormer The sky is the color of gray flannel, the darkness broken only by the dormer window of another early riser. The woman who lives in that attic painted her walls yellow, and the reflected light bounces out like a spring crocus. If light were sound, her window would be playing a concerto.
Eloisa James Sayings: Attention to her words was at such a fever pitch that Theo was visited by Attention to her words was at such a fever pitch that Theo was visited by a delegation of three diamond sellers who begged her aid. That very evening Lady Islay appeared at a ball wearing a necklace that featured no fewer than eight strands of diamonds, caught together by an extraordinary pear-shaped diamond pendant, and casually remarked that she thought a woman should rival the Milky Way at night: *We give babies milk, but ladies? Diamonds.*
Eloisa James Sayings: You're so beautiful," he said, truth echoing in every hoarse word. "Just look at you, You're so beautiful," he said, truth echoing in every hoarse word. "Just look at you, Daisy. All satin skin and long limbs, and those gorgeous breasts like the apples Eve offered Adam."
Her eyes widened. "Eve didn't offer Adam her breasts, silly."
James rose up, straddling her with a knee on either side of her hips. "Maybe she did. Maybe these are the apples of paradise. Breasts like yours, the perfect size, delicious, designed to drive a man mad.
Eloisa James Sayings: Whenever possible, Gowan Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, Chief of Clan MacAulay,avoided rooms crowded Whenever possible, Gowan Stoughton of Craigievar, Duke of Kinross, Chief of Clan MacAulay,
avoided rooms crowded with Englishmen. They were all babbling gossips with more earwax than
brains, as his father was wont to say.
Though Shakespeare had got there first.
Eloisa James Sayings: Probably lots of people have died in the castle,' Susannah was saying sleepily. 'Cats, too. Probably lots of people have died in the castle,' Susannah was saying sleepily. 'Cats, too. Lots of cats. The whole courtyard is probably full of graves, and we walk over them all the time.'
'I think,' Layla said, quite seriously, 'that people and cats turn back to the earth after a while. So what you walk over is just earth, Susannah.
Eloisa James Sayings: The last person Jemma expected to welcome into her bedchamber that night was her husband. The last person Jemma expected to welcome into her bedchamber that night was her husband. Though of course she would have to invite him in at some point if they were to embark on their heir-making activities.
Eloisa James Sayings: Freddie is here' Gabriel said 'Lazy sod Freddie is here' Gabriel said 'Lazy sod
Eloisa James Sayings: Is he your very first gingerbread man?'She nodded.'You eat him.''Eat his head?''I always start with Is he your very first gingerbread man?'
She nodded.
'You eat him.'
'Eat his head?'
'I always start with the feet,' Edie suggested.
'But if I eat him, he'll be dead.'
'No, he'll be in your tummy,' Layla said. 'There's a difference.'
'I think I'd better eat his head first,' Susannah said ... 'That way he won't know what's happening to him.'
'That's a very kind thought,' Layla approved.