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Character Quotes from Tennessee Whiskey ~ A Love in the City Romance by Dellani Oakes

When he did, he was surprised to see Dr. Ziva Bodie seated on a stool at the counter.

“Well, hello,” he said, grinning. “What can I get you?”

“I don’t suppose you do macchiatos.”

“No. But I make a good espresso, or a killer cup of regular joe. Name your addiction.”

“Coffee, sweet and light. The way I like my men,” she teased.

Noel blushed. “Not gonna let me forget that, huh?”

“Oh, no. I figure I can get several years of mileage out of that.”

“No doubt, you can.” He poured her a mug of coffee, setting sugar packets and a small pitcher of half and half on the counter. “The coffee’s extremely hot, so be careful.”

She touched the mug experimentally. “Wow, you got a nuclear generator back there?”

“Dammit, you figured out the secret of my super powers.”

“I’ll never tell. Your secret’s safe with me, Peter Parker.”

“Oooh, Spiderman reference. Sexy.”

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Character Quotes from The Maker – Book 3 in the Lone Wolf Series~ A Futuristic Romance by Dellani Oakes

Emme hardly dared to breathe. Ben had sent a message to her. She was so touched and stunned, she hardly knew what to say. “Thank you for telling me this. When did you speak to him?”

“Early this morning. I apologize that it’s taken so long to convey his message, but you see, he failed to tell me your full name. Therefore, I have had to trace you from what little information I had. Once I ascertained your identity, I called your home, but was directed here by your secretary. Considering the nature of the message, I thought you’d like to have it right away, especially today.”

“Thank you, my lady. I appreciate your time and effort on my part. I know Ben does too, even if he’s—not here to say so himself.” Tears splashed on the desk.

“You’re most welcome. He’s became a close friend over the years. I have always liked Benjamin so very much. I do want him happy, Madame Chairman.”

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Character Quotes from Sidetracked ~ A Florida Families Mystery by Dellani Oakes

Later, as they lay side by side, he curled his fingers in her hair. “How is it still so good, even though we’re old folks.”

“We’re not old folks. Well, you are,” she teased. He was two years older than she. “We’ve had a lot of practice.”

“You should write a steamy romance novel. You could use what we just did. Make everyone jealous.”

Deirdre laughed. “I told you, I want to write something serious.”

“A good sex life is very serious.” He gave her a hand up and they went for a shower.

After they bathed, he got dressed for work. He was an assistant manager at a large department store chain. “Before I forget, they’re sending me on another setup next week. I got the call when I was at the school.”

“Really? Another one? Where?”

Fred closed his eyes, thinking. “Somewhere in Minnesota.”

“Thank God it’s mid-August. You’d freeze up there in the winter. Got your lunch?”

“Yeah. You’ll be okay, with the drop off, when I’m gone?”

“I’m up anyway. Doesn’t make any difference. I hate it, but I’m not as polite as you. I don’t wait to be let in, I make a hole.”

Fred laughed, giving her a kiss. “I love you, Mrs. Partridge.”

“I love you, Mr. Partridge. Call me when you take lunch.”

“Will do.”

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Character Quotes from He Needed Killin’ ~ A Romantic Suspense by Dellani Oakes

“Who’s this?” Harley held out his hand to Dill.

“This is Dill.”

“Boyfriend? Criminal? Stranger on the street?”

“This is our first date,” Haylee said. “He works at Bark’s.”

“Hello, Dill, first date guy. I’m Haylee’s slightly older brother. I’m the drummer.”

“Cool. I always liked the drums, myself. You can beat on anything and get a tone and rhythm going. I never had money for a set, but I had some buckets and pots I was fond of.”

Harley chuckled, shaking his hand enthusiastically. “See, sis? He gets it. Come meet the band.”

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Character Quotes from Savannah Rose ~ A Love Under the Sun Romance by Dellani Oakes

“Savannah, you’re being awfully quiet,” Harry said, giving me a look I couldn’t interpret.

“You’ve all been much more adventurous than I have. Duncan is only my third.” I spoke very quietly, suddenly shy. My mother’s prudishness had made a distinct impression on me and I still found talking about sex difficult.

“Since Cal wasn’t your first, who was?” Bill asked the question they were all burning to.

“A really nice guy I met in college. We were co-ed too, and he also lived down the hall. He was quiet, sweet, geeky. We met at a party, the only two not getting drunk and F**king ourselves silly. We sat in the corner and talked for hours. We went out a few more times before he finally asked if he could kiss me. It gradually progressed from there. I think it would probably have been a long time before he made his move, but I got tired of waiting. I was the only virgin among my friends. I wanted to find out what it was all about.”

“Did you get your special moment?” Duncan asked, a twinkle in his eyes.

“Meh. It was okay. We got better. He was sweet and considerate.”

“Why’d you break up?” Bill asked gently.

“Well, it turns out the reason that he was so slow moving was….”

“He was gay,” they chorused.

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Character Quotes from Love in Stitches ~ A Love in the City Romance by Dellani Oakes

“What do you wear?”

“Boxer briefs.”

Her puzzled look let him know she had no idea what he was talking about.

“Combination,” he held up a pair to show her. “Cut like boxers but made with brief material. They give you the movement and freedom of boxers without the bind of briefs.”

“Where do they bind?” she asked in total innocence.

Toby raised an eyebrow, rocking his head to one side. “Where do you think, Sterling? Not around the thigh, okay?”

“Dumb question,” she sighed, rolling her eyes. “I suppose you’re going to tell me how much you’ve got for it to bind around.”

“I’d rather show you,” he murmured, facing away from her.

“I was always a visual learner.” She gave him a coy look over her shoulder as she walked to the living room.

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Character Quotes from The Big Sleep ~ A Love in the City Romance by Dellani Oakes

“So, who’s Amber?” Donald asked through the open divider window.

“And I should tell you why?”

“Cause we’ve known each other a hundred years. And because I don’t want to be caught in the crossfire when boss lady finds out you played her.”

“I didn’t play her. She knows about Amber. A drunken escapade I had to apologize for. You remember those, right?”

“If I remembered, they wouldn’t be drunken escapades requiring apologies,” Donald replied with a laugh.

“True. See you at seven.”

“With bells on.”

“Oh, you’re going in your elf costume again?”

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Character Quotes from Driving Blind ~ A Florida Families Romantic Suspense by Dellani Oakes

“I’m not used to men like you. I’m used to nervous, terrified, stuttering men who can barely say hello without hyperventilating.”

“The only reason I would hyperventilate around you is if we’d just had sex,” he assured her. “I did it again,” he said, by way of apology. “I’m a naughty, crass man.”

Zenobia caressed his cheek with her fingertips. “All men are naughty and crass at some point. And all women secretly want them to be once in awhile.”

“Like when we talk dirty to ya?”

She nodded, biting her lower lip. Ax leaned close, his lips a mere whisper from her ear.

“Loam,” he whispered huskily. “Top soil, humus, red clay, sand….”

Throwing her head back, Zenobia laughed loud and hard. Nothing he’d said or done so far had made her laugh that like one, simple play on words.

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Character Quotes from Dark Rock ~ A Futuristic Fantasy by Dellani Oakes

“We’ve been waiting to meet you, Sergeant Armstrong,” the pilot said. He was a tall, heavily muscled man in his early forties. His features bespoke of Polynesian blood like her and her brothers.

“I’m dying to know how you all knew I was coming.” She eyed her younger brother.

He looked smug. “I have my little ways.” He winked. “Hardaway wasn’t hard to convince.”

“You mean he abandoned me on purpose?”

“No. He brought you to St. Louis, like I asked. The rest of it was his dumb idea. For a pilot, he sure has bad approach skills.”

Dark Moon thrust out her hip, planting a fist on it. “What are you talking about?”

Bojangles rolled his eyes, groaning. “Are you kidding? That man’s been hot for you since the dawn of forever. He agreed to bring you to St. Louis for his shot at you. But he blew it. Now I have to deal with that backlash. He’s gonna want another shot.”

Shot? You gave him a shot at me? I should shoot you! I’m not a commodity, Bo!” She slapped at him futilely.

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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf Tales: A Lone Wolf Companion ~ A Little White Lie by Dellani Oakes

Lone Wolf Tales is a collection of 9 short stories set in the Lone Wolf universe.

“Sheehan’s a flake, but good as they come. Keep a finger on her, she’s fine. This kind of mission… have to say no. We don’t have time to babysit.”

“All right, so we book the other guy for communications. Wallace?” Ben made a notation.

“Krall?”

“Best boomer in the business.”

“Steady hand?”

“Like stone. Seems to have plastique in his blood.”

Wil raised an eyebrow. “Considering what they did to us, would you be surprised?”

Ben snorted in reply.

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