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You were always mine. -Black
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
I loved her when I hated her. And I loved her when I didn’t want anything to do with her. I was so crazy about her, the lines had blurred together. Feelings were mixed, emotions twisted together.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
Lust is when you want the person to make you feel good. Love is when you want to make the other person feel good.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
We’ve waited a long time for this. I want the real thing. Not the watered-down version. And the real thing is not only beautiful. It is also ugly. I want your truth.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
No love is fully requited. No love is equal. No love is fair. There is always one side that loves more. And you better not be that side—because it suffers.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
I used to think of you as a villain, but you’re not my villain. You’re your own villain.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
...love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances. The passion is the same. The pain is the same.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
Apologize for not being mine when you should’ve been. Because Emilia, baby...” I tilted my head sideways. “It was always fucking us and you know it.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
Moonshine,” he whispered. “You fill up the empty, dark space—like the moon owns the sky. It is quiet. It is bright. It doesn’t need to be a ball of flame to be noticed. It simply exists. It forever glows.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
Stars also symbolize the cycle of life, solitude and gravity. They glow in the dark energy that’s the majority of space, and remind us that even in the pitch black, there’s always something that can shine.
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
There is nothing more poetically inspiring Than loving the right person At the wrong place At the wrong time
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
The heart doesn’t ask for permission to feel things. It simply feels.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
Because that was the problem with society. It cared too much about who you fell in love with but never about why. The why matters.
L.J. Shen (Defy (Sinners of Saint, #0.5))
My obsession. My muse. My enemy. “All
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
Love is so much uglier than hate because when you hate, you’re not confused. When you’re in love, you’re dumb.
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one, and they usually stink.
L.J. Shen (Sparrow (Boston Belles #0.5))
I just want you as you are. Broken. Misunderstood. Jerk. I want the real version, the dark version, the one who made me the saddest I’ve ever been in my life, but also the happiest.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
Ever notice how the heart is literally caged by the ribs? That’s insane. As if our body knows it can break so easily, it needs to be protected.
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
Always. Whenever. Forever.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
He gave me lies, and for him, I closed my eyes.
L.J. Shen (Sparrow (Boston Belles #0.5))
you’re worth more than the sums of your mistakes.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
A Story of a Nemesis and a Villain with no chance at a happy ending. Where the prince doesn't save the princess. He tortures her. And the beauty doesn't sleep. She's stuck. In a nightmare
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
You were never a drizzle, Penn Scully. When I fell for you, you came beating down, and I felt you everywhere. You were hail.
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
What if tomorrow never comes?” I whispered. “Then, my darling boy, we’ll make the best of today.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
I wish I could rewrite you out of my life But all your pages are highlighted Dog-eared and thumbed to death I can no longer read you But you are still my favorite poem
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
He gave me lies, and I ate them from the palm of his hand. He gave me lies, and for him, I closed my eyes
L.J. Shen (Sparrow (Boston Belles #0.5))
If you want to be strong, be.
L.J. Shen (Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3))
Loving you is like Listening to a song For the first time And somehow knowing all the lyrics
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
You’re mine, and you hate it. You’re mine, and I’m not a wave you can ride. I’m the fucking ocean. ~ Trent
L.J. Shen (Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3))
Sacrifices were like vices. You made them, gave up something good, in order to get something better.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
You’re awfully possessive.” …“That’s because you’re awfully mine.
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
If you love someone, don’t set them free. Smother the fuck out of them until they realize they have no chance of escaping. Yup. That was the sentiment I was down with, a method I was willing to try.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
I love her like a slave. I kneel in front of her like a subject. I crawl back to her at night like a drunk and I worship her like a believer.
L.J. Shen (Blood to Dust)
Every painful goodbye starts with a wonderful hello.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
Life is like a book, a long chain of scenes threaded together by circumstances and fate. You never know how thick or thin your book is, so you better make the most out of every scene, enjoy each chapter.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
We will always be something. You might move on and marry someone else, have his children and get your happily ever after, but you will never be completely done with me.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
Falling in love was so tragic. No wonder it made people so sad.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
I wanted to dissolve into smoke, to crawl into him and never leave. It was crazy, but that was how much I craved this man.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
My heart broke, not because I was sad, but because it swelled so much at the sight of you, I needed more space in it,
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
I want you,” he said simply. “Just you. Nothing else. Only ever you,” he breathed out in pain, closing his eyes. “Fuck, Emilia. You.” I
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
The world is an unfair place. It does not reward you for being good, or decent, or moral. But for being talented, driven, and cunning. Those things are not necessarily positive. And none of them—not even talent—is a virtue.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
If disobedience was a competitive sport, my future wife would make it to the Olympics. And medal.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
Son, are you gay?” I spat the cognac out, choking on the earthy liquid. Dad remained calm, crossing one leg over the other. “Be frank. You know we don’t care, and we’ll support you no matter what. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” “There’s nothing wrong with it, all right, but I’m not gay.” He blinked, saying nothing. “Why the fuck would you think that?” “You’re not a huge fan of the other sex.” “I’m not a huge fan of the human race.” “Me either. But then there’s your mother. I am a huge fucking fan of hers.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
Real love was cancer. All it took was one blink, and it would spread inside you like wildfire and consume you. But that was okay, because I had a feeling that unlike cancer, real love didn’t die. Ever.
L.J. Shen (Sparrow (Boston Belles #0.5))
Just because your story had a few chapters where I wasn’t the main lead doesn’t make me any less the love of your life. And you’re mine. This is it. This is us.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
Always part ways with people you love like you’ll never see them again.
L.J. Shen (Bane (Sinners of Saint, #4))
Why didn't you tell me we were in love? Why did you wait for me to find out When you broke my heart?
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
We fell in love fast and slow. Hard and soft. With everything we had in us, yet we both refused to give anything away.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
Fear is a prison, and in prison you played by different rules to survive.
L.J. Shen (Sparrow (Boston Belles #0.5))
We all get old. We all get wrinkles. Life is short. Eat that pizza. Drink that wine. Shut down that bully eejit who tortures you.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
The less you said, the more you were feared.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
Love is selfish. Love is raw. Love is unfair, and unpredictable, and unstoppable.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
We are who we choose to be,
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
It was love at first sight Hate at second Lust at third But four is my lucky number So mine your ass shall be
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
Some people just needed a tight hug. Around the neck. Wait, I was actually thinking about choking him.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
But what are villains, my dear wife, if not misunderstood heroes?
L.J. Shen (The Villain (Boston Belles, #2))
Why the anchor?" "Because sometimes, it's nice to feel like there's someone who can save you.
L.J. Shen (Defy (Sinners of Saint, #0.5))
My wings are not meant to fly,” I whispered. “They’re meant to shield our family.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
Ask me what I want,” Vicious murmured into my face. The public display of affection from him—not sexual, not bullying, but pure, naked affection—filled my chest with warmth, but I tried to swallow down my hope. “What do you want?” I turned my gaze to meet his, and suddenly, we weren’t in New York, in a gallery full of people. We were in my old room. Ignoring the party and the world around us, a world that we constantly disregarded when we were together. “I want you,” he said simply. “Just you. Nothing else. Only ever you,” he breathed out in pain, closing his eyes. “Fuck, Emilia. You.” I
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
Ask me..what do I want?
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius,
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
Your love story was no fairy tale. More like a witch tale. Wicked and real and painful.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
Because my dad told me good girls like bad boys, and I’m bad. Really bad.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
Know what the problem with your generation is? You refuse to understand that love has a price. That’s what makes it significant, pungent, rich. It costs you anger, jealousy, heartbreak, time, money, health…
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
This is why humans invented lies, I thought. No other animal in nature lies. The truth is ruthless. It cuts you open, shoving your face into the mud. It forces you to look reality in the eye and deal with it. To feel the real weight of the world that you live in.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
It was a receipt for my painting. My heart stuttered. He squeezed my hand in his and smiled. “It’s gonna look so fucking epic in my bedroom, don’t you think? I could fuck you and stare at myself as I do it. That’s some Napoleon shit right there.” It
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
And if I want to hurt the person, is that hate? - Black No, it's pain. You want to inflict pain on the person who caused you to hurt. I think if you hate someone, you just want them gone. - Pink
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
destiny will find a way to get you two back together. Real love doesn’t disappear. It can turn into hate, and hate can turn into love, but those feelings won’t ever turn into indifference.
L.J. Shen (Sparrow (Boston Belles #0.5))
She gives me storm, and I give her peace.
L.J. Shen (Blood to Dust)
the worst day of your life gave me the best version of you
L.J. Shen (Playing with Fire)
You shine, Baby LeBlanc. So fucking bright sometimes you’re the only thing I see.
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
What the hell is he, anyway? Latino? Asian? Mixed Caucasian? He looks like he’s been photoshopped by a bunch of horny teenagers.
L.J. Shen (Tyed)
Maybe I am the monster. After all, I come out to play at night. But so do you, little one. You’re out in the darkness, too.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
Pretty lies and devastating truths.
L.J. Shen (The Kiss Thief)
Rose LeBlanc got her name for a reason. She was full of fucking thorns. She was so beautiful—so ridiculously, unbelievably alluring—that just like real roses, she grew little spikes to protect herself. Because everyone wanted to have her.
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
I love you, Daria Followhill, and I think you love me, too. In fact, I think we fell at the same time. You, like rain, in drizzles, over the weeks. Me, like the fucking sky above my head, all at once, crashing without the faintest chance of stopping.
L.J. Shen (Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, #1))
Life is full of secrets, and narrow-minded people, and sugar-coated, empty conversations that hold no weight. What’s real is what’s inside us. What’s important is what we feel.
L.J. Shen (Midnight Blue)
If you think you’ve found something good without anything bad in it, it just means you haven’t examined it close enough.
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
Make mistakes. Be free. Be bold. Treat teenage as a verb,
L.J. Shen (Broken Knight (All Saints High, #2))
In Japanese culture, the significance of the cherry blossom tree dates back hundreds of years. The cherry blossom represents the fragility and magnificence of life. It’s a reminder of how beautiful life is, almost overwhelmingly so, but that it is also heartbreakingly short. As are relationships. Be wise. Let your heart lead the way. And when you find someone who’s worth it—never let them go.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
I’m just not sure how you can be both nice and compassionate and a terrible asshole all at the same time,” I muttered. He smiled. “It’s a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
The push and pull was back. She could push all she wanted, but she was going to be pulled back to where she belonged. My arms. I
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
Because sometimes, our favorite things are the ones that make us cry.
L.J. Shen (Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3))
Dear future wife…” He smirked in a way that made me want to beg for mercy. “If you think you’re going to give me trouble, think again. I invented trouble. I stir it, I mix it, I fucking fix it. Don’t try my patience, because you’ll discover I have absolutely none.
L.J. Shen (Sparrow (Boston Belles #0.5))
Contrary to general belief, stars don’t twinkle. There is only one star that sparkles that scientists can agree on. It twinkles so bright, sometimes people mistake it for a UFO. It’s not big, but it stands out. That’s Sirius, and it’s also you. You shine, Baby LeBlanc. So fucking bright sometimes you’re the only thing I see.” - Dean "Ruckus" Cole
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
Because moments like these reminded me that my life was hard, but not bad. There was a difference between the two. A hard life equaled a life full of obstacles and challenging moments but also full of people you loved and cared about. A bad life equaled an empty life. One that wasn’t necessarily hard or challenging but was devoid of the people you loved and cared about.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
I love you,” she whispered. “I love you so much that I hated you for a while. And now that I know that you are damaged, I love you even more. Perfect things are not relatable. Unbreakable is fascinating, but not lovable. You’re breakable, Dean Cole. I’m going to do my best to keep you whole.
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
I’m so fucking in love with you, Edie Van Der Zee, I don’t know where I end and where you begin anymore. I love you despite knowing that it is crazy. That our situations are disastrous. I love you knowing that you should have at least a few more experiences before you find the love.
L.J. Shen (Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3))
I love you.” He grinned like the boy I was once so desperate to impress. “I loved you first,” I teased like the girl who knew deep down he always liked her too. “Not possible.” He kissed me hard, his tongue sliding into my mouth. Then he leaned back. “I loved you since you told me your friends called you Millie. Even then, when I caught you eavesdropping, I knew I wasn’t gonna call you that, because you weren’t going to be my fucking friend. You were destined to be my wife.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
She’s a maze with no escape. An ethereal, steady pulse. She’s there, but just barely. I love her so much I sometimes hate her. And it terrifies me, because deep down, I know what she is. An unsolvable puzzle. And I know who I am. The idiot who would try to fix her. At any cost.
L.J. Shen (Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3))
When I look at you, I see something broken that isn’t worth fixing. And you look at me like I’m a cheap thing to replace the expensive one that’s been stolen from you. See, we’re all vases. And you’re the one scattered on the floor, shattered beyond repair. So I’ll let someone else pick you up. It’s really that simple. Have fun with your temporary glue.
L.J. Shen (Midnight Blue)
You’re my Delilah, Edie, and I’m your Samson. You want to ruin me, destroy me, strip me of my power, and betray me. I should stay away from you, but I want you too fucking much. And when it’s all over, when all that’s left of us is sweaty flesh and shattered minds and torn hearts, you will remember me as the man who made you cry, and I’ll remember you as the girl I had to break to stay afloat.
L.J. Shen (Scandalous (Sinners of Saint, #3))
The thing is, you can't really rely on love. Which is why I intend to offer you something far more consistent. Commitment, friendship and loyalty. I promise to give you my protection, no matter the price. I will never turn our back on us. We will fall in and out of love many times, but I promise to always find my way back to you. To put us back together even when the temptation to break things off is too much. And when loves feels far away..." He presses his forehead to mine, his lips moving over mine. "I will bring it right back to our doorstep.
L.J. Shen (The Villain (Boston Belles, #2))
We come into this world alone, and we die alone. If we get sick, we fight it alone. Our parents are not there to go through chemo treatments for us. They’re not the ones losing their hair, puking buckets, or getting their asses kicked at school. If we’re involved in an accident, they’re not the ones losing blood, fighting for their lives on the operating table, losing a limb. “I’m here for you” is the dumbest sentence I’d ever heard anyone say.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
You should believe me,” she announced, “because in order to destroy you, I need to acknowledge you first. See, in order to ruin a person’s life, you need to hate them. Be jealous of them. Feel some type of passionate response toward them. You stir nothing in me, Vaughn Spencer. Not even disgust. Not even pity, though I really should pity you. You’re the gum stuck to the bottom of my boots. You are a fleeting moment no one remembers—unremarkable, unnecessary, and utterly forgettable.
L.J. Shen (Angry God (All Saints High, #3))
Because I had to sell it and lost a shit-ton of money the moment I realized you were going to be my neighbor if I stayed in my current place. Real talk, Rosie, you are all I ever wanted. Even when you wanted me to be with your sister. She was a comforting candle. You were the dazzling sun. I’d lived in the dark—for your selfish ass. And if you think I’m going to settle for something, you’re dead wrong. I am taking everything. We will have kids, Rose LeBlanc. We will have a wedding. And we will have joy and vacations and days where we just fuck and days where we just fight and days where we just live. Because this is life, Baby LeBlanc, and I love the fuck out of you, so I’m going to give you the best one there is. Got it?
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
I changed my mind about babies,” Emilia said through the chatter, leaning into me. “Maybe not right now or in a few years, but down the road, I want it. I think I really want it. What do you say?” I smirked. Emilia LeBlanc of Richmond, Virginia was asking me to put a baby in her. Then I shrugged and leaned back into her. “Don’t worry. I won’t stop trying to impregnate you, even after you get pregnant.” She laughed. “Deal?” I asked. “Deal.
L.J. Shen (Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1))
I’m kind of hoping it will end like this. You made me happy. Very happy. But…you deserve everything. Wife, kids, a white picket fence.” “And I’ll have all of it. With you.” “You know that can’t happen with me.” “Then it can’t happen with anyone. There won’t be a next Rosie. And there won’t be another story like ours. This is it, Rose LeBlanc. And this is us. If there is no you, then there is no me.” “You know, I always hated Romeo and Juliet . The play. The movie. The very idea. It was tragic, all right. Tragically stupid. I mean, they were what? Thirteen? Sixteen? What a waste of life, to kill yourself because your family wouldn’t let you get hitched. But Romeo and Juliet were right. I was the next eleven years killing myself slowly while I grieved for you. Then you came back, and I still thought it was just a fascination. But now that I know…” “Now that I know that it can only ever be you, you’re going to get better for me so Earth won’t explode. Can you do that, Sirius? I promise not to leave this room until you get out. Not even for a shower. Not even to get you your chocolate chip cookies. I’ll get someone to drive all the way to New York and bring them for you.” “I love you.” Rosie’s tears curtained her vision. “I love you, Baby LeBlanc,” I said. “So fucking much. You taught me how to love. How well did I do?” “A-plus,” she whispered. “You aced it. Can you promise me something?” “Anything.” “ Live .” “Not without you.” “And have kids. Lots of them. They’re fun.” “Rosie…” “I’m not afraid. I got what I wanted from this life. You .” “Rosie.” “I love you, Earth. You were good to me.” “Rose!” Her eyes closed, the door opened, the sound on her monitor went off, and my heart disintegrated. Piece. By piece. By piece.
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))
Like you?” My face twisted in abhorrence, spitting the words like they were revolting. Her eyes widened. I shook my head, a dark chuckle on my lips. “You think I fucking like you? Are you kidding me here? I don’t like you. I love you. Even that’s an under-fucking-statement. I live for you. I breathe for you. I will die for you. It. Has. Always. Been. You. Ever since I saw your sorry ass for the first time on that threshold and you fucking poked me in the chest like I was a toy. We’ve been apart for ten years, Rose LeBlanc, and not even one day has passed without me thinking of you. And not just in passing. You know, the occasional she-could-have-been-a-g reat-fuck. I mean really taking my time to think about you. Wondering what you looked like. Where youwere. What you were doing. Who you were with. I stalked you on Facebook. And Twitter—which, by the way, you need to deactivate because you never once bothered to tweet—but you aren’t exactly a social media animal. I asked about you. Every time I was in town. And once I realized you were in New York with Millie…” “Rosie, I bought a new penthouse in TriBeca a few months before you moved into our building.” “Why are you telling me this?” She blinked away her tears, but fresh ones rolled down to replace them time. “Because I had to sell it and lost a shit-ton of money the moment I realized you were going to be my neighbor if I stayed in my current place. Real talk, Rosie, you are all I ever wanted. Even when you wanted me to be with your sister. She was a comforting candle. You were the dazzling sun. I’d lived in the dark—for your selfish ass. And if you think I’m going to settle for something , you’re dead wrong. I am taking everything . We will have kids, Rose LeBlanc. We will have a wedding. And we will have joy and vacations and days where we just fuck and days where we just fight and days where we just live. Because this is life, Baby LeBlanc, and I love the fuck out of you, so I’m going to give you the best one there is. Got it?
L.J. Shen (Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2))