Maya Banks quotes

  • You hold your head up. You submitting to me doesn't mean you're anything less...the very last thing I want is for you to be some mindless puppet.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Mean #Puppets #Want

  • You have more power, more control than you could possibly imagine. My heart is in your hands. That's not bullshit. I'm not saying stuff I think you want to hear in order to manipulate you. I can't be any more honest than this. I'm yours, baby. I'm putting it out there. My heart, my soul, it all belongs to you.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Baby #Heart #Thinking

  • Bad things happen to good people all the time. It sucks. It's not fair but then much of life isn't fair. It's how you live that matters. It's how you deal with the bumps in the road.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Hard Times #People #Bumps

  • Some crushes just never went away. They built, instead, into something permanent, obsessive and all consuming.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Crush #Obsessive #Consuming

  • Maybe I didn't always know what I was missing, but it was you. Always you.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Missing

  • How do you maybe hit someone?” Michael drawled. “Okay, so I decked him. At the time he deserved it.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Okay

  • I’ll have your fathers make something special,” Holly said serenely. “If it turns out we don’t like him, I’ll cook the next meal for him.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Father #Hollies #Special

  • I want him to burn for me, to not be able to go a day without touching me, holding me, caressing me. He’ll be an excellent lover. I want a man who knows how to please me,
    -- Maya Banks

    #Men #Touching #Want

  • Said to Mairin; "There's little decency to good loving" Maddie said. "If 'tis decent, it isn't much fun"!
    -- Maya Banks

    #Fun #Littles #Said

  • He inhaled her scent, uncaring of the blood and dirt and grime that permeated her hair and clothing. He was holding her. Finally holding her. “You’re real. You’re real.” She pulled away, looked up at him, the same answering emotion shining in her blue eyes. With a groan, he lowered his mouth to hers. He couldn’t hold back. Nothing in the world would have kept him from kissing her in that moment. He was overcome.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Real #Eye #Kissing

  • Sophie, honey, stop looking at me like that,” Garrett said gruffly. “You’ll have me convinced I’m going to die.” “You’re not?
    -- Maya Banks

    #Sophie #Honey #Said

  • I'm getting the impression that women, in any form, scare you." He shrugged. "They're the more violent species. And unpredictable. I'd rather take on a wild boar. You can't shoot women.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Scare #Violent #Form

  • Never be afraid to tell me anything,” he whispered against her hair. “No matter how ashamed you might feel. I’ll never judge you, Rachel. I love you.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Love You #Hair #Judging

  • She laid her head against his collarbone, and he kissed her temple. To her shock, she felt a shudder roll through his body about the same time she registered wetness against her skin. Tears. His tears. She started to turn around, but he tightened his grip. “Stay,” he said in a choked voice. “Just let me hold you, baby. Just let me hold you.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Baby #Voice #Skins

  • When would he learn that women never stayed where you put them?
    -- Maya Banks

  • He kissed her as though he were starved for her. Like he'd been held away from her and had finally broken free. It was the kind of kiss that lived only in her fantasies. No one had ever made her feel so..consumed.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Kissing #Broken #Fantasy

  • And maybe that’s was her biggest crime of all. Making him fall in love with her.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Falling In Love #Fall #Crime

  • Words are just words. The evidence is in how you act, how you react.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Evidence

  • And you look beautiful without it, but I want you to feel just as beautiful as I see you.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Beautiful #Want #Looks

  • He’d never get over her. He knew that without hesitation or doubt. He loved her. As deeply as it was possible to love another person. And God, he wanted her. Every day. In hit life. As much a part of him as he would be of her.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Doubt #Would Be #Hesitation

  • My attitude is born out of necessity. I've made mistakes. I've made decisions I regretted. I know what it's like to live with regret. I live with it everyday. But if I let it take over, I'd never get out of bed in the morning.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Morning #Attitude #Regret

  • No amount of saying ‘I love you’ and ‘I trust you’ makes it true when it isn’t.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Love #I Trust You #I Love You

  • Love made her patient. It made her hopeful.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Hopeful #Patient #Made

  • He did and said all the right things. Things that went straight to her heart, and worse, they inspired the one thing that she'd given up along time ago. Hope.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Heart #Inspired #Said

  • Most of all, I want you to know without a doubt that I've got your back. And your front. And your sides. I've got all of you and I'm not letting go.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Letting Go #Your Side #Doubt

  • God, you have a beautiful laugh, and your smile. Jesus, it knocks the breath out of me." "You can't talk to me like that, nobody says things like that to a woman he just met. It's insane." "I just did. And I plan to keep saying them until you believe every word.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Beautiful #Jesus #Believe

  • Tell me what you need." "You," she said simply, that one word tearing to the very heart of him. "Just you.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Heart #Needs #Need You

  • Taking the leap felt appropriate. Only it wasn’t just a short hop. It was a full plunge off a cliff.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Cliffs #Hops #Plunge

  • I've always considered myself a good person. I've never done anything to purposely hurt anyone. I was in shock that this happened to me, and because it did, I turned into this vengeful person. I've never truly hated anyone, but I was glad when I saw him lying there on the floor.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Hurt #Lying #Done

  • I'm so exhausted and yet I feel like I'll never sleep again.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Sleep #Insomnia #Exhausted

  • I don't deserve your love or your shine, but I want it because with you I can feel the sun. I don't want to go back to those shadows.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Shining #Shadow #Want

  • This is hard... Never said it would be easy. Nothing good ever is.' -- Josie & Ash
    -- Maya Banks

    #Ashes #Would Be #Easy

  • Never run out on me again. No matter what happens, you stay and fight. Yell at me, argue, throw something at me, whatever you want to do, but never walk away from me. Promise me that.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Running #Fighting #Promise

  • Seeing you happy is the best gift I could ever ask for.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Best Gift

  • You can't control everything. You can't control how someone feels about you. Or what makes them tick. You can only control how you react, how you act, how you think and feel.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Thinking #Tick #Feels

  • But if I lost you, it would devastate me as nothing else has or ever could. You have so much power over me and that’s frightening.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Lost #Frightening

  • You’re my dream, Alaric McCabe. And I love you. I’ve loved you from the moment your horse dumped you at my cottage. I spent so much time being resentful and lamenting the circumstances of my life, but ’tis true that I wouldn’t change a single thing because then I would have never known your love.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Dream #Horse #Love You

  • I love you, Eveline," he whispered, though he knew she could not hear him. "Somehow, I'll make you hear me and you'll know that I love you as fiercely as it's possible for a man to love a woman.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Love You #Men

  • Love happened. She would have never thought that it could happen so rapidly. Love was something you worked at, and she had no doubt their relationship would take a lot of hard work and dedication. But it had simply happened. No explanation. No cataclysmic event or earth-shattering revelation brought on by some external event. It had simply happened.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Hard Work #Dedication #Doubt

  • Life was sweet. Even when it was bad, there was always the hope of better...the future.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Sweet

  • You need to worry less about what everyone else thinks and focus on what makes you happy
    -- Maya Banks

    #Thinking #Worry #Focus

  • Have you ever been torn between two impossibilities and knew in your heart that no matter which way you went or which path you chose that you were doomed to unhappiness?
    -- Maya Banks

    #Heart #Two #Matter

  • One song bled into another and they remained locked together, neither willing to break the intimacy that surrounded them, concealing them in the small space the two occupied.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Song #Two #Space

  • I'm not stubborn. My way is just better.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Way #Stubborn #My Way

  • Girlfriends' code. What's discussed with girlfriends stays with girlfriends.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Girlfriend #Code

  • I want babies too," he said huskily. "Daughters as beautiful as you are.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Beautiful #Daughter #Baby

  • I love you,” he said fiercely. “ ’Tis not true that I kept a part of my heart locked away from you. You own all of it, lass. You’ve always owned it. I didn’t give it to you. You took it from the very start.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Love You #Heart #Giving

  • Caelen?” “Aye, lass?” “You were right.” “What was I right about?” “Kissing. ’Tis a most wondrous thing.” She could sense his smile.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Kissing #His Smile

  • Men love a submissive woman, Damon said simply. Even when they say the don't. There's just something about a beautiful, soft woman looking to them to protect and take care of them that inspires a man to greatness.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Beautiful #Greatness #Men

  • Tell me, warrior, how soon can we do this again?
    -- Maya Banks

    #Warrior

  • Tis a well-known fact that a man is either skilled in matters of loving or matters of war. ’Tis obvious that fighting is your skill.
    -- Maya Banks

    #War #Fighting #Men

  • This doesn't just involve you, honey. If it did, then what you suggest might be the best option. But it involves Shea and, by proxy, everyone at KGI because now you and your sister both are part of us. We don't run from a fight. It's not what KGI is about. KGI is about family. It's about protecting what matters the most to us. It's about never letting anyone take what is ours. You and Shea are ours now, we'll protect you with our last breaths.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Running #Fighting #What Matters

  • When a woman submits to a man, it's the most precious gift she can give. Herself. Unreservedly. The man has to respect and honor that gift above all else. Even if he respects nothing else in the world, he must respect the woman in his care. It's his sworn duty to protect, honor and cherish his submissive. To take care of her and provide a safe haven. Someone who would put his own needs above his woman's is no man.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Safe Haven #Men #Giving

  • She smiled then, an adorable, sweet smile that took his breath away. He forgot all about trying to maintain an air of civility. His inner caveman came barreling out, grunting and pounding his chest and muttering unintelligible words.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Sweet #Air #Adorable

  • Promise me, man. If anything ever happens to me, promise me you'll take care of Angelina. She's something special, Micah. Heart way too big for her own good. I worry because she doesn't see everyone for who they are. She's too busy looking for the good. I've tried to get her to adopt some cynicism, but the truth of the matter is, she wouldn't be the same girl if she did.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Girl #Heart #Men

  • Sometimes forgiveness is the hardest thing to give, but the most cherished thing to receive.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Giving #Sometimes #Hardest

  • Is there something wrong?” he asked. She gave a short negative motion with her head. And then words, so sweet, like a cool northern breeze blowing off the lake. “You could hold me now.” It was almost his undoing. “Ah baby.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Baby #Sweet #Lakes

  • Women were supposed to be the enigmas, but men? Moody, brooding bastards, the lot of them. A woman with PMS had nothing on a man. Where women might get hormonal once a month, men suffered their own brand of PMS on a daily basis. - Faith
    -- Maya Banks

    #Men #Pms #Might

  • If you don’t stay away from her I’ll rearrange that pretty face of yours. - Simon
    -- Maya Banks

    #Faces #Pretty Face

  • No. I don’t regret it. It wasn’t the right thing to do, but I don’t regret it. - Toni
    -- Maya Banks

    #Regret #Right Thing

  • You'll call me Damon. I see no need for dramatic titles. I, on the other hand will call you beautiful, lover, mine. I'll call you mine." (Damon to Serena)
    -- Maya Banks

    #Beautiful #Hands #Titles

  • Here we are, a man and a woman, both wanting the same things, and yet, you aren’t attracted to me.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Men

  • Vulnerability, like he had the power to hurt her or pleasure her in a way no other man could. For the first time, he was uncomfortable with the idea of having complete power over her
    -- Maya Banks

    #Hurt #Men #Ideas

  • He was better than any drug, any remedy for her illness.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Drug #Illness #Remedy

  • There were worse things than death, as she'd discovered. Sometimes living took far more courage. Facing another day. Enduring. Those things took strength. Far more than dying.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Dying #Another Day #Sometimes

  • Nothing good is ever easy. Or worth it.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Easy #Worth It

  • His gaze narrowed and she could see his hands twitching again like he’d love nothing more than to throttle her. She was beginning to think it was an affliction of his. Did he go around wanting to choke the life out of everyone or was she special in that regard? “I’m afraid ’tis an urge that is entirely original to you,” the laird barked. She clamped her mouth shut and closed her eyes. Mother Serenity had vowed one day Mairin would regret her propensity to blurt out her least little thought. Today just might be that day.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Mother #Regret #Eye

  • What are the two of you whispering about?” Alaric demanded irritably. She glanced over to see the warrior watching her, his eyes narrow with suspicion. “If I wanted you to know, I’d have spoken louder,” she said calmly. He turned away muttering what she was sure were more blasphemies about annoying females. “You must make the priest weary with the length of your confessions,” she said. He raised one eyebrow. “Who says I confess anything?
    -- Maya Banks

    #Eye #Warrior #Two

  • Impulsively, she leaned across the truck and kissed him on the cheek. He glanced over in surprise when she pulled away, but pleasure glowed in his eyes. "What was that for?" "Just seemed like the thing to do," she said. "Well, feel free to do it more often," he encouraged. "I assure you I won't mind.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Eye #Mind #Surprise

  • She wanted happily ever after more than he could possibly know. She wanted forever. Problem was, she just wasn’t sure she believed in it anymore. It was why she clung to her fiction so much. She immersed herself in books because there she could be anyone and it was easy to believe in love and happily ever after
    -- Maya Banks

    #Book #Believe #Forever

  • Whoa, wait a minute, Coletrane. Are you proposing to me?” “Well I would if you’d let me finish,” he grumbled.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Waiting #Minutes #Let Me

  • Fantasies were safe. It was a break from reality. A chance to act on desires for a short period of time.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Reality #Desire #Safe

  • Perhaps I’m tired of waiting for something I may never find.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Tired #Waiting #May

  • I cannot allow another man to take what I already consider mine.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Men

  • No other man will have you
    -- Maya Banks

    #Men

  • Ahh, you’re a man used to getting his own way.” “Always,” he said in a husky growl.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Men #Way #Said

  • She exists, Damon. There are women out there who crave what we can give them. Once you taste it, you can’t ever let go of it,
    -- Maya Banks

    #Letting Go #Giving #Taste

  • I hope you find what you’re looking for,” Micah said. “I’ve already stopped looking,” Damon said quietly. “It’s kind of hard to look for something you’ve stopped believing in.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Believe #Looks #Kind

  • I've always wanted to be psychoanalyzed in a den of iniquity.
    -- Maya Banks

    #Dens #Wanted