Thursday, March 12, 2015

That's What HE Said Thursday #20

Image courtesy of Kei at The Lovely Pages Review

That's What He Said is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies at Chapter Break, where we spotlight a quote from our book crush to the object of his desire. We like to pretend it's us.

What better way to celebrate our book boyfriends?

My Life Next Door is one of my favourites and was my first introduction to Huntley Fitzpatrick. BiblioJunkie Nat would agree too. This is just one of the sweetest books ever that leaves you smiling. And Jase, oh that Jase, he's just THE "forever boy" you fall for.  ~ Bel

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He brought a sleeping bag, one of those big green bulky L.L. Bean ones. I look at it questioningly.

Following my gaze, he turns red. "I told my parents I was going to help you study, then we might watch a movie, and if it got late enough. I'd crash on your living room floor."

"And they said?"

"Mom said, 'Have a nice time, dear." Dad just looked at me."

"Embarrassing much?"

"Worth it."

He walks slowly over, his eyes locked on mine, then puts his hands around my waist.

“Um. So…are we going to study?” My tone’s deliberately casual.

Jase slides his thumbs behind my ears, rubbing the hollow at their base. He’s only inches from my face, still looking into my eyes. “You bet. I’m studying you.” He scans over me, slowly, then returns to my eyes. “You have little flecks of gold in the middle of the blue.” He bends forward and touches his lips to one eyelid, then the other, then moves back. “And your eyelashes aren’t blond at all, they’re brown. And...” He steps back a little, smiling slowly at me. “You’re already blushing – here” – his lips touch the pulse at the hollow of my throat – “and probably here…”

~ Jase to Samantha
My Life Next Door by
Huntley Fitzpatrick

      My Life Next Door


  1. Ooh what a sneaky way to "study" :)

  2. Isn't it? While I may enjoy this little scenario, I know I'll be highly suspicious when it comes to my own kids! ~ Bel