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324 pages, Kindle Edition
First published June 13, 2013
“ I’ll do better. I’ll try harder for you.”
“Lily, what do you mean about not being good people?”
“We’re selfish and miserable.”
“I realized I wasn’t just another promiscuous girl in school. I didn’t just have sex for fun or because it made me feel empowered. I liked the high, the rush, and how it seemed to fill an emptiness that kept growing inside of me.”
I know I can be a royal asshole. But I love you. You’re my best friend, and the only person I’ve ever told that I have a problem. It doesn’t matter if we’re in a fucking fake relationship. We’re supposed to talk to each other. Come to me before you go off the deep end, okay?”
"You’re a permanent fixture in my life. You’re not going anywhere."
“You two are so weird,” Connor says, very casually.”
"He kisses my forehead before I can form thoughts, and when he pulls away, his lips brush my ear. “I’m here for you. Always "
"“Lo?” I whisper.
“Please…don’t move, okay? »
“I won’t”He wraps his arms around me, keeping me warm on the cold tile."
"We may not be good for each other, but sometimes I feel like he’s the only guy who could ever love me."
"Then let me try,” he says, his hand cupping my face. “Let me try to be enough for you."
"I’ve never pretended, Lil. We’ve been together, even if you thought it was some fucking lie."
"We’re terrible at so many things—remembering important dates, college, making friends—but the one thing we’ve always been halfway decent at is being together. We owe it to ourselves to try."
"Sometimes the cannots turn into maybes which become okays."
"I’ll always be yours. No distance or time apart will change that, Lily. You need to believe that."
“You’re a permanent fixture in my life. You're not going anywhere.”
“I want to love you more than I love this.”
He enables my addiction. Always has. And the longer we’re together, he always will.
“But you don’t need me to drink. You don’t have to ask me to fix a whiskey sour. Your addiction doesn’t infiltrate my life like mine does yours.”
→I mean is she serious right now? The fact that she’s refuses to talk to Loren about his addiction IS putting her at the very center of the problem.
"We lied for each other and hid our infidelities, playing the role of doting boyfriend and girlfriend. The deeper we sink, the harder it is to crawl out. I fear the moment when… someone discovers our secrets. At any moment, everything can crumble beneath us."
"In this moment, I'm yours."
His voice lowers… "I don't have any right to tell you to stop... I'm here for you. Always."
"I'm not one of your conquests," he says in a throaty voice. "I know what you want, and you don't need to take it. I can give it to you... Let me try," he says, his hand cupping my face. "Let me try to be enough for you."
He’s my drug that I gladly consume, and I think that’s what he fears most. He enables my addiction. Always has. And the longer we’re together, he always will.
The fear of losing each other is
always stronger than the pain we cause.
He opens his mouth, and I think he’s going to let me off the hook. He’s going to tell me that I can cheat on him and get a free pass. Instead tears flow and he says, ❝Wait for me.❞ The words come out choked and pained. ❝I need you to wait for me.❞