“I love you, Delilah Easton.”I read this to take a breather from my Harry Potter read-a-thon and boy, I was glad. It was just the right kind of story to boost my mood.
“How come you’re whispering now?” I teased. “Don’t you want the whole world to hear how much you love me?”
He kissed my lips. “Didn’t you hear? I just told them.”
The fact that she doesn’t have any problem saying no to him boggles him to no end. So he made it his mission to distract her and get her attention every time they interacted. He will do everything to make agree to out on a date with him. He might look a little desperate but even a live interview in exchange for a time together will make do.“What about you? What would you do with a day of no practice or games?”
“I’d be in bed too.”
“What would you be watching?” “You face while I sink inside of you.”
I had thought peace was a place where there was no turbulence or fear. Where there were no highs and lows and where happiness was found in the calm at the center. But at that moment, I finally realized peace wasn’t about avoiding things. It was about making the choice to live life with all its chaos around you, and in the midst of it all, having calm in your heart. Brody Easton, the man who’d entered my life like a storm, had turned out to be my calm. How was that for irony?I liked how the author sequenced the story. The banters between the characters are amusing and funny. There was just enough drama to add twist to the story. The characters didn’t just wake up one day and realized they were in love with each other. Theirs wasn’t rushed. There was progression. They got know each other first and I liked that.
“If you could have your pick of any Disney princess, which one would it be?”The author added soul to the characters which made it easier to connect with them. Even the minor characters were given their own story. They all made a mark in the story. Willow, a heroin addict, has made a choice to be sober and face her problems. She has lots to regret but she is coming to terms with it. Marlene, a grandmother and a mother, who was betrayed twice by the women she love, chose not to stop loving them. Even when her Alzheimer’s Disease is slowly wearing her down, she’ll always remember the good parts of her life. Grouper, despite being an old and irritable man, can also show compassion. Indie, who has the foulest mouth, doesn’t take shit from anyone. She says it because she means it.
Brody smiled. “Nice. Let me think about that one.”
He was quiet for a moment, then surprised me. He was taking my question seriously. “Definitely not Sleeping Beauty. She lies around sleeping all day, waiting for some shmuck wearing tights to come kiss her.”
“That’s not exactly how I would have summed her up. But, okay…continue.” He rubbed his chin. “Snow White’s voice would annoy the shit out of me. Plus, I’m six-two, and she’s into short guys.” He paused “I’m not sure I know any other princesses. Wait. No. That chick from Aladdin is hot. Or the Little Mermaid. But can a mermaid spread her legs? And is she even a princess.”
Sometimes we believe things not because we know they are true, but because the lies are easier to accept.
The thing with regret is, you can only regret the past.
Even the most loyal person has a breaking point.
They say blood is thicker than water, but that doesn’t mean shit. Everyone needs water to live.
When life knocks you down, stop and look around for one thing that’s good, because there is always something. Then cling to that good.
Life is filled with a series of tethers. Imaginary threads that connect us to people from the moment we’re cut from our mother’s cord.
We don’t leave everything up to fate; we fight for the shit we want.
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