• The Caves of Steel (Robot #1) Kushiel's Justice (Imriel's Trilogy #2)

    A moment passed, then Cecilia said, You must be very hungry. I got a bit of broth into you, but that’s all.

    I lie down on my bed, pull my blanket over me, and think about the picture Sagan drew of me swallowing a boat this morning. It’s such a strange picture. I hate how much I like it. I hate that no matter how hard I try not to, I like him a little more every day. Part of me wonders if it’s actually him I like, or if I’m just a jealous person. I’ve never been jealous of any of Honor’s boyfriends before him. But then again, they were all dying.I’m so angry that he’s living here now. I was convinced it would be easy to avoid him, but now he’s living in the room across the hall from me. I’m going to be subjected to their relationship and to him kissing her and loving her.

    Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers #3)

    I know my father doesn’t believe in God, but luckily, atheism isn’t hereditary. I hardly ever pray, but I feel like now is as good of a time as any. I roll onto my back and look up at the ceiling. I clear my throat. God?Not gonna lie. It feels weird talking to the ceiling. Maybe I should kneel like they do in the movies.I throw the covers off and kneel on the floor against the bed. I lower my head and try it again with my eyes closed.

    On Stranger Tides

    Hey, God. I know I don’t pray as much as I probably should. And when I do pray, it’s always something selfish. I apologize for that. But I really need your help. I’m sure you saw what happened with my sister’s boyfriend a few weeks ago. I can’t stop thinking about him. I don’t like the person it’s turning me into. I’ve been having these irrational thoughts, like maybe he was meant for me and not Honor. Maybe you created him as my soul mate, and because Honor and I are identical, his soul got confused and fell in love with her. Because they’re nothing alike. They have nothing in common. She doesn’t even like the best parts of him. But even if they were to break up, there’s no way it would work out between us. I’d never do that to my sister, and as much as I’m attracted to him, I could never love someone that was once with Honor. It’s out of the question. So I’m not coming to You to ask You to show him the error of his ways. I’m coming to You to ask if You would just send me someone else. Someone who will completely take my mind off him. I don’t want to have the thoughts I’ve been having anymore. Or at least I don’t want to be having them about my sister’s boyfriend. I wouldn’t mind having these thoughts about someone else. So . . . yeah. I’m merely asking for an alternative soul mate. Or even just a distraction. I don’t even care if it has to do with another person. Any interest that isn’t Sagan would be great. Whatever you can spare.I open my eyes and then crawl back into bed. Praying is so awkward. Maybe I should do it more.

    Oh, yeah. Amen.

    Merit, wake up.Sean flashed her a smile. Hey, Trouble. He gestured to her face. You’ve got some glitter—

    His smile widened. Okay then, what can I get you?Finn, she said, and then blushed when he just kept grinning. I mean, I need to see him. Is he in his office?

    Persuasion

    Nope, boss man isn’t in.She’d never been here when Finn hadn’t. But he’s always here.

    Sean laughed. Almost always, he agreed. But right now, he’s . . . well, let’s just say he’s pissed off at me, so we decided he’d work from the house office so I could live to see another day.He didn’t seem all too worried by this. I need a favor, she said.

    He leaned over the bar, eyes warm. Name it.I need his address.

    Sean went brows up. His address.You going to show him a good time? he asked. Because darlin’, he sure could use it.

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