Die for MeBook - 2011
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“As we neared the water, I pointed out an antique taxidermy shop. "My mom and I used to always go in there," I said. "It's like a zoo, except all the animals are dead.”
“Jules wants me to tell you that it's a shame you have to fall for someone as boring as myself. He wishes he could take my place and show you how well an older man can treat a lady." He talked back to the air. "Yeah, right, buddy. What are you, like twenty-seven years older than me? Well, at the moment we're both nineteen, so back off.”
“Just then the door flew open, and Ambrose burst through, yelling like a madman and swinging a battle-ax in one hand.”
“Yeah, right, like Catherine Deneuve has her own hot-guy SWAT team trolling the neighborhood for celebrity stalkers with swords"
“I can't promise you an ordinary experience, Kate. I wish I could transform myself into a normal man and be there for you, always, without the trauma that defines my life as "the walking dead." Since that isn't possible, I can only reassure you that I will do everything in my power to make it up to you. To give you more than a normal boyfriend could.
I have no idea what that will mean, exactly, but I'm looking forward to finding out. With you.”
“Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.”
“Well, spit on my empty grave--if it ain't the attack of the Disney princesses!”
The first time I had seen the statue in the fountain, I had no idea what Vincent was. Now, when I looked at the ethereal beauty of the two connected figure-the handsome angel, with his hard, darkened features focused on the woman cradled in his outstretched arms, who was all softness and light- I couldn't miss the symbolism. The angel's expression seemed desperate. Obsessed, even. But also tender. As if he was looking to her to save him, and not vice versa. And all of a sudden, Vincent's name for me popped into my mind: mon ange. My angle. I shivered, but not from the cold.
Jeanne had said that meeting me had transformed Vincent. I had given him "new life". But was he expecting me to save his soul?
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Kate Mercier's life changed in an instant when her parents died, and she's still picking up the shattered pieces. She moves to Paris to live with her grandparents, desperate to start a new life free of heartbreaking memories. But when she meets the mysterious, sharming, and devastatingly handsome Vincent, he threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile.
As she begins to fall for Vincent, Kate discovers that he has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life in danger every day. Still trying to rebuild the remnants of her own life, Kate isn't sure she can risk losing her heart again.
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