stephanie laurens Quotes

I'm a Cynster--I've been raised to acquire, defend, and protect. My family is the core of my existence--without a family, without children, I'd have nothing to protect, no reason to acquire.

- Stephanie Laurens, Devil's Bride

Love wasn't a happening one decided on---to indulge or not, to partake or not. To feel or not. When it came, when it struck, the only decision left to make was how to respond---whether you embraced it, took it in, and made it a part of you, or whether you turned your back and let it die.

- Stephanie Laurens, The Truth About Love

Just because I'm not forever by your side doesn't mean that's not precisely where I want to be.

- Stephanie Laurens, A Rogue's Proposal

..the family motto, after all, is 'To Have and To Hold'. We were always a warrior breed, but we don't fight solely for lands and material wealth. There's an understanding, drummed into all of us from our earliest years, that success-true success-means capturing and holding , something more. That something more is the future-to excel is very well, but one needs to excel and survive. To seize lands is well and good, but we want to hold them for all time. Which means creating and building a family-defending the family that is, and creating the next generation. Because it's the next generation that's our future. Without securing that future, material success is no real success at all.

- Stephanie Laurens, Scandal's Bride

Frowning, she looked up. "You can't want to ravish me every time we meet."Oh, yes, he could. Demon gritted his teeth...

- Stephanie Laurens, A Rogue's Proposal

I have a request to make,my lord."He held her gaze; she could see him trying to decide what she might ask, but eventually he surrendered."And that is?""Take me to your bed.

- Stephanie Laurens, The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh

You, me---we're not the same, but we---our lives---somehow fit together.

- Stephanie Laurens, Where the Heart Leads

My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all...All my heart has ever wanted is you.

- Stephanie Laurens, The Edge of Desire

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.