“Kiss me.”

I cleared my throat softly even though a doctor had come in and so everyone had turned to him. “Your family is here.”

“Don’t care, can’t feel anything unless you’re touching me.”

That comment again, from before. “When you’re better, you’ll tell me what that means.”

“Tell you now.” He took a breath. “Other people touch me, it’s like nothing. When you do it, it’s like electric current on my skin, and it goes right to my heart and other places.”

“Nice.”

“You asked.” He smiled wickedly; the sarcasm had not been lost on him.”

Steamroller - Mary Calmes~~~ Mary Calmes, Steamrol

“Reading brings knowledge and knowledge is power; therefore reading is power. The power to know and learn and understand . . . but also the power to dream. Stories inspire us to reach high, love deep, change the world and be more than we ever thought we could. Every book allows us to dream a new dream.”

Royally Matched - Emma Chase~~ Emma Chase, Royally Matched

(Royally series book #2)

“I want what you have with Sam. I want someone who won’t freak out when I have a night like tonight. I want trust and respect and … I want someone who’ll say I love you in front of a crowd of co-workers and friends.”

Headed for Trouble - Suzanne Brockmann~~ Suzanne Brockmann, Headed for Trouble

(Troubleshooters series, book # 16.5)

“Nice flash,” he said in an odd, strangely menacing way, like a dare and a put-down all together.

“Some of our forces are more special than others.”

Odell tipped his head at the beret on Ian’s head. “The beret says it all, right?”

“I would hope so.”

Tied Up in Knots - Mary Calmes~~Mary Calmes, Tied Up in Knots

(Marshals series book # 3)