Yesterday was Valentine's Day,
and I completely missed it because oops but love is worth celebrating all year 'round, right? So I scoured my novel for the mushiest love quotes and realized I forgot to write any the best examples of love and affection are not always of the romantic variety. Of course, being a romance at its core, Between the Notes has plenty of awkward swoony and mortifying tingly moments. But it also has tense tender exchanges between friends and family. Plus, Ivy's terrifying stage fright passion for her music is a love story in itself.
embarrassing myself further ado, I present some of my favorite bits of love in Between the Notes... from the swoony to the friendly, and everything in between. And you better don't forget to ENTER THE GOODREADS GIVEAWAY or else.
"…he put one hand on the doorknob
and the other on the small of my back.
It was a simple gesture, but it melted me.
He looked into my eyes, opened the door,
and poured me into the room."
"He took a step back and looked at his feet,
like maybe he was trying to give me a moment
to collect myself. But I was pretty much uncollectible
at this point, so I just stood there staring at him,
all sweaty and panting like a dog."
"He gave me one of his signature kisses—
a press of wet lips to my cheek,
followed by a smacking sound.
He hadn’t quite coordinated the two yet.
I kissed him back, extra hard."
"She gathered me in her arms.
Everything hurt when she touched me,
but I didn’t want her to let go.
I just wanted to cry on my mother’s shoulder
and let her take care of me.
And she did."
"I took pride in being able to find music
in nearly every sound. The rustle of leaves, a squeaky swing
swaying in the breeze, the slamming of lockers…
laughter, footsteps, sighs, even sneezes.
Finding my own voice was sometimes hard,
but I could always hear the music around me."
"I used to sit at my window, surrounded by soft pillows,
talking to Reesa on my cell phone. She’d walk over to my house
with her phone to her ear and I’d wave to her as she crossed the yard.
We’d keep talking until she as in the house and up the stairs
and sitting next to me and we’d say bye and hi without skipping a beat."
Do you realize how long it took me See how much fun I had making the colors of those quotes match the cover of my book? I did that for you so you better go enter my giveaway now because I love you. Seriously... please enter the giveaway! I will cry if you don't I can't wait to sign and personalize a hardcover copy of Between the Notes for the winner! OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.