Seven Years (Seven #1)

accepted it because at this point, my only support system was a bra. “Thanks.

A man should be more original than a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates. Flowers die and sugar sticks to your hips like a permanent record to a criminal.

are stitched across our hearts.

catatonic in the middle of the living room while

Family isn’t blood—it’s who has your back.

I don’t care what anyone says, every girl needs to have a good long cry once in a while. The kind that weakens you, swells your eyes shut, and strips away every shred of emotion from your body until the pain subsides. The pain of… whatever. Death, heartbreak, solitude, desire, jealousy. All the crap that becomes a badge of honor among women—like those little merit badges Girl Scouts have sewn on their uniforms, only these badges

I don’t care what anyone says, every girl needs to have a good long cry once in a while. The kind that weakens you, swells your eyes shut, and strips away every shred of emotion from your body until the pain subsides. The pain of… whatever. Death, heartbreak, solitude, desire, jealousy. All the crap that becomes a badge of honor among women—like those little merit badges Girl Scouts have sewn on their uniforms, only these badges are stitched across our hearts.

I felt a connection with him that time never erases with someone you know, like when you hear a song on the radio and all those old feelings of a special time in your life come flooding back. That was Austin—he was my song.

It took me two years to give him all of my heart, and he threw it away in one night.

Muscles don't make the man."
"True, darling, but they give you something nice to hold on to

My body filled with relief, and I suddenly craved more of Austin, as if he weren’t just a cracker, but a Ritz.

My makeup is ruined,” she said, sliding a finger beneath her lashes to wipe away the mascara. “That’s okay, Halloween is only four months away.” “You’re never too old to be grounded, young lady.

Never expect anything less than devotion from someone who has claim on your heart.

Never take a ring from a boy unless he’s your prince.

No, it’s fine. I know you’re late. Maybe we can talk tomorrow, but I’m going to be in and out all day.”
“That’s what he said,” she purred.

People say time machines don’t exist, but they do. They’re your friends, and being around them takes you right back to that place in time you had long since put away.

said, as if there was never a doubt. I walked around and hugged April so tight she let out a small fart.

Seven years,” I whispered. “We’re almost strangers.

Sometimes there are chapters in our lives we don’t want others to read.

Sometimes things that are worth having are worth fixing up. Not everything comes in perfect condition, but it doesn’t mean it’s not the right one for you.

take

walked around and hugged April so tight she let out a small fart. The both of us cracked up and I fell on the floor in hysterics.

We sell crack, April.

Why is it women can never let a man have any fun? They just want to fuss about something.”
“They’re practical,” Austin said, shaking off some of the water droplets from his hair. “We live in the moment and they think about what’s coming. If they didn’t keep us in check, we’d fuck up the planet.

Why is it women can never let a man have any fun, they just want to fuss about something.” “They’re practical” Austin said, shaking off some of the water droplets from his hair. “We live in the moment and they think about what’s coming. If they didn’t keep us in check, we’d fuck up the planet”.

You ready? And PS, the next time you want someone to mark a hundred acres of territory, that’s all you.” Denver shot him a hostile glare before slinging his legs off the sofa and getting up, then walking barefoot toward the bedrooms.

Your mind doesn’t age much, Lexi. That’s why you see all those eighty-year-old women acting silly. In their head, they’re still young. Time doesn’t change people, experience does. And sickness.