Richelle Mead - The Fiery Heart (2013)
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I won't lie. Walking into a room and seeing your girlfriend reading a baby-name book can kind of make your heart stop. I'm no expert, I began, choosing my words carefully. Well—actually, I am. And I'm pretty sure there are certain things we have to do before you need to be reading that.
Angeline's been hanging out with that dhampir. I just saw them walking off together. Is something going on with them?" "Which dhampir?" I asked. "The one with the fake British accent." "I don't think it's fake." "Well, whatever." Even I could read the jealousy in Trey's features. "What's up with them?" "Pretty sure there's nothing." "Then why are they always together?" Because she's trying to get over you, I thought.
Somehow, Sydney had an internal clock that told her when time was up. I think it was part of her inherent ability to keep track of a hundred things at once. Not me. In these moments, my thoughts were usually focused on getting her shirt off and whether I'd get past the bra this time. So far, I hadn't.
We're suckers for this, Sydney. Men. You've got me completely helpless right now. You're so beautiful and alluring, and we guys can't help ourselves. We fight wars for you, cajole you... and you put up with us. We have it easy here in bed. She turned my face toward hers. This wasn't exactly difficult for me. But we still have it easy. You're the strength, the pillars... our defenders, our children's defenders.
Like I said before, I don't know how helpful Inez will be, " she explained. "She's very eccentric and controlled by her whims. If she likes you, she might tell you something. If she doesn't, well..." Ms. Terwilliger shrugged. "Then maybe we'll have time for photo ops." "Score," said Adrian. When I shot him a look, he added quickly, "But of course she'll like you.