Sabrina Jeffries quotes

  • Why did Mama say that? Had Papa made her angry again? He made her angry a lot. Gran said it was on account of his "hores." One time Celia asked Nurse what a ***** was, and Nurse paddled her and told her that was a bad word. Then why did Papa have them?
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Nurse #Mama #Papa

  • I always say that love is like the meat in a pie,” Freddy put in. “The crust is what people see—the practical things that hold a couple together. But love is the important part—without it you’ve got a meatless pie, and what’s the point of that?” “Why, Freddy,” Minerva said, “that was almost profound.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Couple #Love Is #Pie

  • I swear, Oliver, when did you become such a stick-in-the-mud?” “I’ve always been a stick-in-the-mud.” Her brother cast her a thin smile. “I just hid it beneath all the debauchery.” She sniffed. “I wish you’d hide it again. It’s quite annoying.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Brother #Wish #Mud

  • It is better to be blind than to see things from only one point of view.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Views #Blind #Point Of View

  • If you never put your life in someone else's hands, then you can't really expect them to put theirs in yours. In the long run, never trusting anyone is a hard way to live.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Running #Hands #Long

  • Sometimes the way to a man's heart is through his talleywacker.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Heart #Men #Way

  • Love is taking chances when every rational part of you screams, ‘Don’t risk it.’ Because it’s only when your heart has been ripped open that you get a chance to find the one person capable of making it whole.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Heart #Love Is #Risk

  • He smiled his dimpled smile. "Well, I've found something in my heart, my love, and it's you. You fill it up so completely that I don't need anything else." His gaze turned solemn. "I don't want to be the river anymore. I want to be the earth that the tree roots in. And I believe that I can, if you'll be my tree. Will you?" It was too much. She began to cry, though she smiled so he'd know that they were happy tears. "That proposal...is vastly superior...to your last one," she choked out between sobs. "I would very much love to be your tree." -Jarret and Annabel
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Believe #Heart #Roots

  • What are you doing here?" she asked. "You forgot something when you left Halstead Hall," he said hoarsely. "What?" Her heart lept into her throat as he strode purposefully toward her. "Me.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Heart #Said #Halls

  • I suppose if you were inclined to misbehave, you wouldn't exactly tell me the truth anyway." "Darling, you have a brother fond of holding a gun on me, a sister who can shoot anything that moves, two other brothers who've repeatedly threatened to thrash me, and a grandmother who buys off constables. Do you really think I'm fool enough to antagonize them by committing adultery?" It was hard not to smile at that. "An excellent point." "I think so.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Brother #Moving #Grandmother

  • How do you know it won't be duels at dawn when you tell him you've accepted my proposal of marriage?" "Don't be ridiculous. He's not that hotheaded. Though I daresay he may try to...er...knock some sense into you. He and Jarret. And possibly Gabe." "Our bargain is looking better and better all the time," he said drily. "I get to fight the Sharpe men while you stand around pretending to care." He came close enough to whisper, "I will definitely require a few kisses of you if that comes to pass, minx." -Giles and Minerva
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Fighting #Kissing #Men

  • You got off on the wrong foot. I merely watched you shove it into your mouth.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Feet #Mouths

  • Don’t be silly. Loving is easy. It’s finding someone to love you back that’s hard.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Silly #Love You #Finding Someone

  • Advising Mrs. Harris was the least I could do," David said smoothly. "After all, she was the one who brought me and my late wife together.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Marriage #Wife #Together

  • I'll join you, sir. You'll need help finding your way about the estate."His lips tightened into a disapproving line. "Begging your pardon, Lady Rosalind, but I didn't have a nursemaid when I was three, so I certainly don't need one now. I'm perfectly capable of navigating an estate alone.""I'm sure you are - indeed, you demonstrated a remarkable proficiency for it last night, and in a strange house, too.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Night #Nurse #House

  • And in my private life I prefer not to pass myself off as what I'm not (Daniel Brennan)
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Private Life

  • A man is what he is and no fancy lodgings or fine clothes will change that (Daniel Brennan)
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Men #Clothes #Fancy

  • No disease is more dangerous than a bad husband, for if a woman catches that Pox, she'll languish from it her entire life.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Husband #Disease #Pox

  • The man is always the last to know when Cupid has struck him -Anonymous, Memoirs of a Mistress
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Men #Mistress #Lasts

  • Lucy: I don't understand men. Nettie: What is there to understand? If you feed 'em regular-like and give 'em a bit of 'sugar' now and then, they're easy enough. And if they don't behave, you just toss 'em out on their arses. That's what I always say.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Men #Giving #Ems

  • Terence: As my old da used to tell me, 'never trust a rich man'. David: Good thing I'm only moderately rich. Terence: Which is why I only moderately distrust you.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Men #Never Trust #Rich

  • Advising Mrs. Harris was the least I could do," David said smoothly. "After all, she was the one who brought me and my late wife together." That was stretching it a bit, since all Charlotte had done was give Sarah lessons in how to avoid fortune hunters, thus ensuring that the recalcitrant girl went right out and married the first one who approached her.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Girl #Giving #Wife

  • No one in life can ever match fiction
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Fiction

  • Angel? Angels didn't sit on the lap of wicked scoundrels-not unless they were the fallen kind.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Angel #Wicked #Lap

  • She didn't want to think about how wrong this was or how foolish it was to give herself to a known seducer. Because tonight Oliver wasn't that man. Not to her. He was the boy who'd cried over his dead mother, the young man who'd lost himself in drink and women to forget the past, the marquess who'd vowed not to marry for money. He was the man to be her lover.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Mother #Boys #Past

  • Watch it, minx," he warned with a lift of his brow. "If you intend to taunt me for every foolish statement I've made in my life, you'll force me to play Rockton and lock you up in my dark, forbidding manor while I have my wicked way with you." That sounds perfectly awful,"she said gazing at the man she loved. "How soon can we start?
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Dark #Men #Play

  • I love you, Minerva. I love that you believe in me no matter what. I love how you take whatever you see and distill it into your books. I love your clever mind and your generous heart and every inch of your beautiful body. I love you even when you give me heart failure, by risking your life before my very eyes." He smiled tenderly. "I only hope in time I can prove worthy of your love.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Beautiful #Clever #Book

  • A teacher had once told them that men were either beasts, gentlemen, or beasts masquerading as gentlemen. Might there be a fourth category — gentlemen masquerading as beasts?
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Teacher #Men #Gentleman

  • He stared past her to the place at the other end of the dining table where Regina would sit as his wife. If she were here. If he hadn’t driven her away. “I’m not sure I know how to love, Louisa.” She took his hand. “Don’t be silly. Loving is easy. It’s finding someone to love you back that’s hard.
    -- Sabrina Jeffries

    #Silly #Love You #Past