“Thirsty Thursdays” is an original weekly feature from the Lazy Book Lovers where we highlight all that makes our mouth water in the world of books. Every week, pick either a quote, book cover, book boyfriend or kiss from our favorite books, that makes us all swoony.
This week, its all about those scenes that are so innocently sweet at the same time blood pumping hot.
From Ruin, by Rachel Van Dyken
“Ooh, touchy. I like.” He gave a sloppy grin. “You left your purse.” He handed me my black Dooney and Burke. “I didn’t look through it, just so you know.”
Well, I hadn’t even thought about that possibility. My pills were in there. He’d probably label me a freak if he saw them. What kind of person needed meds to deal with her life? I did. I just wish I didn’t have to take them.
“Uh, thanks.” I tried dismissing him. Instead he looked around the room, his eyes seeming to focus on every single detail from the paint to the carpet, and then finally, he stepped back out into the hallway. “Oh!” He held up his hand. “I almost forgot.”
Weston pulled a sharpie from his pocket and snatched my hand before I was able to put it back into my pocket. With swift movements he wrote a phone number onto my palm and blew across it until it dried.
I felt that breeze all the way down to my toes. I think I may have swayed on my feet too, but I couldn’t be certain because I blacked out for a few seconds.
“There.” He lifted his head and looked into my eyes. “Just in case the lamb can’t find her way home.”
“Thank you.” He winked and walked out the door.
The room fell silent. I shrugged and turned to face Lisa. Her mouth was open, she looked alive, but nothing was coming out of her except for a slight moan. Was she having a stroke?
I love Weston’s confidence. The way he wrote on Kiersten’s hand. Its his way of breaking her walls and at the same time trying to make a difference in other people’s lives. And isn’t it just cute how he blows on the ink to dry? I keep imagining how it was for Kiersten, feeling his warm breath on her palm.
Ruin is probably my favourite Rachel Van Dyken book. Weston was my first Thirsty Thursday pick, now I find myself going back to him and for this brain addling, heart stomping scene 🙂
Visit Nikkie and Keira for their Thirsty Thursday Pick. Check out my friends Camille at The Girl Meets Books and Duch at Komorebi Days for their choices too! If this post got you interested in reading Rachel Van Dyken’s books, visit her website and her goodreads page.