In the dark, in the cold, I am listening for a change in the sound of the ocean. The water is rising, quickly and silently; the tide is coming in, and in an hour, this incomplete cave will be full of sea-water higher than my head.
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races, page 32

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Wedding Night Stand (Mina V. Esguerra) — #buqosteamyreads

Andrea Crisostomo is no longer your Ms. Right Now, thank you very much. She’s had enough of guys who like her “free spirit” but then break up with her before things get serious. One guy in particular screwed her over so much that she now hates weddings, but she has to suck it up to attend her sister Julie’s big day.

Damon Esquibel enjoys the slow and steady chase, and it looks like his two-year pursuit of Geraldine is about to pay off. He’s at his friend Anton’s destination wedding only because of her. But then he meets the sister of the bride, who doesn’t seem to want to be there, and it’s enough to question his plans for the evening – and the rest of the weekend.

“They all go to me, you know,” she says, as she slowly sips from her wineglass. The amber fluid sparkles as it catches the light, like effervescent honey, if there was such a thing. “All the lost things. They go to me.”
Chrissie Peria, The Goddess of Lost Things

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Just For The Record (Six delos Reyes) — #buqosteamyreads

Let it be stated that Rhys loves Ryan forever and ever. But certain needs are not being met, leaving her frustrated and asking for too much than the conservative and almost-rock star, Ryan, is willing to give. Uncooperative (or cooperative, depending on your point of view) weather provides her an opportunity to ask not what she can do for her friends, but what a friend can do for her.