This book has a lot of great sentences in it, so I’ll share a few this week and save some for later…
“Are you sleeping with anyone?”
The question was asked so casually it took a second to process what he’d said.
I inhaled sharply. “Why is that any business of yours?”
He looked at me and I saw what I’d seen the first time we’d met—tremendous power and steely control. Both of which had me taking an involuntary step back. Again. At least I didn’t fall this time; I was making progress.
“Because I want to fuck you, Eva. I need to know what’s standing in my way, if anything.”
“He was the kind of guy that made a woman want to rip his shirt open and watch the buttons scatter along with her inhibitions.”
“I had never seen hair that purely black. It was glossy and slightly long, the ends drifting over his collar. That sexy length was the crowning touch of bad boy hotness over the successful businessman, like whipped cream topping on a hot fudge brownie sundae. As my mother would say, only rogues and raiders had hair like that.”
“Don’t. Tell me when, then. And before you say never, take a good look at me and tell me if you see a man who’s easily deterred.”
“Gideon: We’ve established some talking points: we have an intense sexual attraction and neither of us wants to date. So what do you want – exactly? Seduction, Eva? Do you want to be seduced?
Eva: Sex that’s planned like a business transaction is a turnoff for me.
Gideon: Establishing parameters in a merger makes it less likely that there’ll be exaggerated expectations and disappointment.
Eva: Why even call it a fuck? Why not be clear and call it seminal emission in a pre-approved orifice?”
“Romance isn’t in my repertoire, Eva. But a thousand ways to make you come are. Let me show you.”
“You definitely have the voice for phone sex, but I’ve got to go. I have a date with my vibrator.”
“Oh, Eva.” Cross spoke my name in a decadent purr. “You’re determined to drive me to my knees, aren’t you? What will it take to talk you into a threesome with B.O.B.”
“B.O.B. and I have a longtime understanding – when we’re done with each other, we know exactly which one of us has been used, and it isn’t me. Good night Gideon.”
“As he stared back, he altered…as if a shield slid away from his eyes, revealing a scorching force of will that sucked the air from my lungs. The intense magnetism he exuded grew in strength, becoming a near tangible impression of vibrant and unrelenting power.”
“I loved the way he kissed me, as if he had to, as if he’d go crazy if he didn’t and had nearly waited too long.”
Elena and I will be jointly reviewing Bared to You by Sylvia Day next week
I have a question for those of you who have read this book...Who is YOUR Gideon Cross???