I’m so happy that Amy Harmon is participitaing in our Blogiversary celebrations! She’s the NYT Bestselling Author of Making Faces, an unforgettable book that will forever stay in my heart.
Today Amy is telling us which scene SHE loves the most in the book and why…
Check it out. 🙂
There’s something about a broken hero that is incredibly hard to resist. In Making Faces, Ambrose Young returns from war scarred and alone to a world that looks very different from the one he left. No longer the golden boy with Olympic wrestling prospects, he hides from those who loved him once and love him still.
I have too many favorite scenes in this book to name just one, but my favorite romantic scene is the scene in the wrestling room, where Ambrose confesses to Fern, the girl who has always been there, how he feels about her. He is ashamed of the way he looks and has a habit of kissing Fern in the dark, and she calls him on it, thinking that he’s ashamed to be with her, that he doesn’t want to be seen with her.
“Why do you only kiss me in the dark?” she whispered, her lips hovering over his.
“I don’t want you to think about how I look when I kiss you.”
“Do you think about how I look when you kiss me?”
“Yes.” His voice was raspy. “I think about your long red hair and your sweet mouth, and the way your little body feels when it’s pressed up against me, and I just want to put my hands on you. Everywhere. And I forget I’m ugly and alone and confused as hell.”
The scene is steamy and long-awaited, but that isn’t why I love it so much. For me it illustrates each of the character’s insecurities – Fern is still sure she isn’t good enough, and Ambrose is certain Fern couldn’t possibly want to be with someone like him. No matter who you are and how you look, no matter what your scars, we all struggle with self-image. Throughout this story, a story about beauty in all its forms, the reader makes the journey with Ambrose and Fern, to discover that there really is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.
That’s one of my favorite scenes as well! Thanks for sharing, Amy!
Amy is graciously offering a SIGNED copy of Making Faces (International). You can enter by clicking HERE.
Thanks once again to Amy Harmon!
Good luck everyone!