Top 10 of 2012 is a week long celebration of all that we loved in novels this year! This event is hosted by Fiktshun, Confessions of a Bookaholic, Two Chicks on Books, A Life Bound By Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.
Today it is all about my favorite book boyfriends from 2012! Instead of declaring my everlasting love for each one, I picked some great quotes to share with you!
“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.
“Augustus,” I said.
“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
“We’re all right, you know,” he says quietly. “You and me. Okay?” My chest aches, and I nod. “Nothing else is all right.” His whisper tickles my cheek. “But we are.”
He put a hand on his throat, as though trying to stop the words, but they came anyway.
“You’re home. To me.”
“I know you don’t want this, Katsa. But I can’t help myself. The moment you came barreling into my life I was lost. I’m afraid to tell you what I wish for, for fear you’ll… oh, I don’t know, throw me into the fire. Or more likely, refuse me. Or worst of all, despise me,” he said, his voice breaking and his eyes dropping from her face. His face dropping into his hands. “I love you,” he said. “You’re more dear to my heart than I ever knew anyone could be. And I’ve made you cry; and there I’ll stop.”
He ran the back of his fingers along her flushed cheek. His touch was soft, and she leaned her head in his direction. “My beautiful girl,” he said.
She took in his expression. “You think I’m beautiful?”
“I don’t think you’re beautiful, Haven,” he said. “I know you are.”
Harlin smiles softly and steps up, wrapping his arms around me as he brings his lips to my ear. I close my eyes. “I hate every second I’m away from you,” he says. “Don’t ever doubt that.” And then he kisses me.
“If I kiss you all day every day for the rest of my life, it won’t be enough.”
“I want you, Jacinda. With everything that I am. With my every breath.”
“… And life definitely doesn’t want me
To just let it tell me
that the girl I met,
The beautiful, strong, amazing, resilient girl
That I fell so hard for
Should only come in third.
Life is trying to tell me
That the girl I love,
The girl I fell
So hard for?
There’s room for her in first.
I’m putting her first.”
“Your beauty lights up the darkest night,” he said. “I could paint an entire chapel just for you. Maybe I will someday.”
“Come here, baby.” And with my words, Echo leaned into me soft, pliant, broken. “You’re not alone,” I whispered into her hair as I cradled her in my arms. “You’re not alone, because you have me.” And I love you, more than you could ever know.”
11 is the new 10. 😉 A bunch of Swoony McSwooners, ALL OF THEM! I would love to know who your favorite book boyfriends were this year. Let me know in the comments and leave a link if you got one!