"You’re a bad influence." I smirk, taking another step, effectively closing the distance between us."I’ve been called worse."
"Someone's going to pay, but it won't be me. Not this time. I have the devil's daughter at my door and it's time to play."
I had a plan. Make Ren Hayes pay. But plans don’t always turn out the way we want them to. He was found not guilty of murdering my best friend. But that doesn’t make him innocent. In my eyes, he’s guilty. Guilty of charming everyone around him into believing his innocence. Guilty of being so intoxicating I forget who he is—what he is. And guilty of awakening parts of me I never knew existed before his touch. I know eventually, I’ll succumb. His allure beckons me. Keeping me on the edge of madness between lust and hate. In the end, it’s me who’s guilty. Guilty of allowing him to take my breath away.
"Someone like me didn't get to keep gifts like her. I knew it, but I wasn't letting it stop me from climbing beneath the covers and pulling her body against mine. Where she belonged. Right or not. She belonged to me."
"Maybe good people could do bad things without being truly terrible."
"Despite what I know and all that's come to light, I keep hoping and praying they're innocent. No, I need them to be innocent-because I need Keira DuBois like I need my next breath."
"She's not ours to take, but we're stealing her anyway. An exquisite rose amongst the flaming thorns. And I know if she ends up staying, she'll only burn and bleed. But that's all the more reason for us to keep her. To lick her wounds, to heal her pain, and to make sure we're the only ones in the world who can hurt her. Because we can make her whole again. And I plan on doing that and so much more."