After Midnight Quotes.

1. "I don’t want to marry you. I don’t want to want you, he added fiercely, taking one measured step toward her, then another. And I sure as hell don’t want to love you. But, God help me, I just can’t stop myself. Closing the rest of the distance between them in a single stride, he snatched her up by the shoulders, his burning gaze searching her face as if to sear her features into his memory. I don’t want to marry you because I love you too much to ask you to spend the rest of your life hiding in the shadows."
- Teresa Medeiros, After Midnight

2. "Of course not! I knew you would protect me. You swore that you were strong enough to protect Vivienne, didn’t you? How can you promise to protect my sister, but not trust yourself to keep me safe? The music swelled to a crescendo. Although Adrian kept her imprisoned against the muscular length of his body, he gave up all pretense of dancing. Because I don’t lose my wits every time Vivienne walks into a room. I don’t toss and turn in my bed every night dreaming of making love to her. She doesn’t drive me to distraction with her endless questions, her incessant snooping, her harebrained schemes. His voice rose. I can trust myself to protect your sister because I’m not in love with her!"
- Teresa Medeiros, After Midnight

3. "Although she struggled against him, it took very little effort for him to turn the primitive weapon and bring the point of it to bear against his chest. "If you honestly believe I'm some sort of monster," he rasped, "his gaze as fierce as she had ever seen it, "then go ahead and drive it home. My heart hasn't been my own from the first moment I laid eyes on you, so you might as well finish the job."
- Teresa Medeiros, After Midnight

4. "I thought we'd already determined that you haven't the right to order me about. That can only be purchased with a special license from the archbishop." He shook his head before saying softly, "I'm afraid I can no longer afford to purchase such a license. Not when it could cost the both of us so dearly."
- Teresa Medeiros, After Midnight

5. "They forbade me to leave the island. He brushed my hair back from my forehead. I thought it would be better if I stayed away, but I was wrong. Without you, I was lonely and miserable and empty. Every night I could think of nothing but you. I know exactly what you mean I saw one of the zookeepers peering into the bushes. They’re coming. You should go. No. he put his arms around my waist. I’m not going to leave you again."
- Lynn Viehl, After Midnight

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