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Quote-Tastic Monday #08: Making it Last by Ruthie Knox

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Quote-Tastic is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup. Open your books (or turn on your devices) and pick your book’s quotable quote.

  makingitlast     She kissed the corner of his mouth, and he ran his hand over the softest skin of her stomach. Back and forth. He kissed her carefully, wanting to feel the way she moved her mouth against his, to appreciate everything known and unknown about her.

     Amber. This familiar stranger who’d put on his ring and worn it every day for more than ten years.

     He rolled her over and gazed down at her. As beautiful as ever, with those big eyes and the smile that had always been able to bring him light when he most needed it.

     “I’d do it all over again, you know,” he said.

     “Do what?”

     “Meet you. Marry you. Clark and Ant and Jake. Even the hard parts. All of it. I’d do all of it over again, if you would do it with me.”

     “Let’s not do the hard parts over. There were some really hard parts. Like this part, now. Just because we can see where we want to go, that doesn’t mean it’s going to magically be easy.”

     “I know. I’m just saying.”

     She kissed him. “What are you saying?”

     “That you’re the one I want, Amber. Still. Even now. Especially now. And we’re going to make all of this happen.”

     “We are.”

     “We are. And in a year, when you’re running marathons and I’m working fifty-hour weeks, thinking about whether I can add on to that tiny little house we’re gonna be renting from your brother—”

     “—which is bigger than the house where you grew up—”

     “—and the apartment where you grew up, too, I know. What I’m saying is that a year from now, and ten years from now, and forty years from now, you’re still going to be the best thing that ever happened to me.”

     She put her arms around his neck and kissed the tip of his nose. “I would say the same for you.”

    “Good.”

   “Good.”

    She was smiling up at him, and he was grinning down at her, stupidly content. Almost jealous of his future self, for being allowed that little house and those awesome kids and this woman.

    The lucky bastard.

 

–  Tony and Amber                
Chapter 10, Making It Last
by Ruthie Knox                   

 

We all wish for that happy ever after, but the happy in the ever after still requires alot of work. With Ruthie Knox’s Making It Last, we see Amber and Tony finding themselves in each other again after 10 years of marriage.

Making It Last is part of Ruthie Knox’s Camelot Series. To find out more, visit Ruthie Knox’s  website, her facebook page and goodreads page. To see what others have posted for their Quote-Tastic Monday, visit Ana at Herding Cats and Burning Soup and Camille at The Girl Meets Books and Duch at Komorebi Days

On a side note, Happy Anniversary to my husband, MP.  With seven years of dating and three years of marriage, as Tony would say, I’d do it all over again, you know ❤

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Author: Lorn (pakwanstripes)

Yogi, book lover, comic book reader, cat moma and diabetic :)

3 thoughts on “Quote-Tastic Monday #08: Making it Last by Ruthie Knox

  1. Aww, happy anniversary to you both! And I absolutely adore that quote, especially those last few lines.. 🙂

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  2. I love that story and those characters. It was an excellent, heart-breaking follow-up to the story where they meet.

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

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