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First published March 27, 2014
“The first rule of Shrike Club is never talk about Shrike Club.
Thank fucking God, my Bombshell is safe. No one knows about us. No one knows how much I love her. And that’s the whole reason I continue to break her heart, time after time after time. I never want this shit we’re in to touch her again.
His lips crush against mine and my knees just give out. I’m weak. Whenever he touches me I am so, so weak.
This dream of mine might be over before it starts.
“That’s is,” Ford says, slapping his laptop closed. “We can’t work with a guy who’s never seen Fight Club. It’s absurd. Real men watch Fight Club. It’s like Full Metal Jacket or... or... The Godfather. It’s something we all do as men. Carson.” He pushes past me and stands in front of the banker. “You’re out of the club. Sorry.”Gah! I just go crazy over that man! I will proudly wear the title of Ford’s #1 Fan (Or at least share it with Jana) It’s safe to say that “I’m on Team Ford.”
Everything all comes back to me. We stand together, so if we lose, we’re all going down. We all played a part.
"Spencer walked into my life, tipped me upside down, and shook the love right out of me. My love spills out all over the place. My love piles up at his feet."
"Veronica, I am the motherfucking boss."
Say it back to me, Bombshell. Who's the motherfucking boss?
Say it, Bomb. Or I'll take you right here in the alley and prove it."
"Shhhh. Don't cry, Ronnie. Just tell me what we like, so I can remember. Because I've lost my way, baby."
Spencer is all business.
Veronica Vaughn, why the fuck do you smell like guns?
"No one knows how much I love her. And that’s the whole reason I continue to break her heart, time after time after time. I never want this shit we’re in to touch her again."
"Because baby, I love you enough to push you away."
"Fuck me, she mouths silently. I lose control when she does that and she knows it. Fuck me, she mouths again. Fuck me, fuck me, fuck me. Over and over again."
"Veronica, I am the motherfucking boss. Say it back to me, Bombshell. Who's the motherfucking boss? Say it, Bomb. Or I'll take you right here in the alley and prove it."Despite the sub plots that provided the mystery, suspense and drama llama and despite all of the characters featuring pretty heavily in "Guns," Ronnie and Spencer's story still felt like it had centre stage and no, for me it didn't feel like the couple's journey to finding their HEA was overshadowed by everything else that was going on. If anything, the two interconnected stories worked so synergistically together that I'm not sure one would have worked as well without the other.
“The first rule of Shrike Club is never talk about Shrike Club."I loved Ronnie's character in this book. From her feistiness, strength and courage to her vulnerability, sense of despair and and almost fragility, she really did turn my opinion of her on it's head. My heart truly went out to her because she was desperate to be with Spencer but was tired of what seemed to be his "having his cake and eating it" as and when he wanted it. Equally, she was tired of her family treating her in part as one of the boys but equally not giving her the independence she desperately wanted. She wanted out from all of it and I completely got it.
"Shh. Don't cry, Ronnie. Just tell me what we like, so I can remember. Because I lost my way, baby."
"You will never forget this day, Veronica Vaughn, for the rest of your life, whenever someone asks you what the best day of your life was, this will be in your top three."
"What about the other two?" I ask.
"We haven't made those memories yet, Bomb. But we will."