Bella by Steve Piacente
"I don't want you to go, Danny."
My life was about words. Usually I chose with great care. Words have such power. They can hurt and wound, inform and enlighten, engross and amuse. The words I used to answer were words I never thought I'd say to Ellie. They surprised me as I heard them come from my mouth.
"I don't think I care what you want anymore."
I felt her eyes on my back as I left without as much as a toothbrush. -- PG. 73
Dark Eden by Patrick Carmen
"You should let your family buy you a dog, Alex. It will help.""No, it won't."
"Of course it will. You had one bad experience a long time ago. Not all dogs are like that."
"What about a cat instead? Could we start there? Or a hamster."
"A hamster isn't going to cure you, Alex."
"Then I don't want to be cured." -- PG. 174
Yours To Keep by Shannon Stacey
" She felt differently about the movie plan an hour later when Gram sat in the armchair and set her knitting basket at her feet, leaving the couch for her and Sean.
Crap. They couldn't very well sit at opposite ends of the damn thing. A happy couple would snuggle, maybe sneaking a quick kiss here and there when they thought Gram wasn't looking. Two hours of up close and personal with Sean Kowalski was about as far from relaxing as she could get." -- eBook PG. 75