That’s what he said is hosted by chapterbreak.net! Every Thursday we post a favorite line from our book boyfriend to his heroine.
Another week, another book boyfriend! This week’s quote – or a list of quotes anyway – comes from my favorite Italian Mafia Prince, Carmine DeMarco from the Forever series, Sempre and Sempre: Redemption, my 6-star reads! Carmine is funny of course but he’s swoon worthy mostly because he’s honest and the Italian quotes are pure gold!
“I think it’s ridiculous you’re even trying to define it like it’s something material you can just go find if you want it. People use the word too loosely as it is. They say they love this and they love that, when they don’t. They just like the shi— uh, stuff. Love is something that changes you, and if you really loved all the crap you say you love, you’d never know who you were because you’d constantly be changing. Once you love, you love forever. You can’t help it.”
“Ti amo tantissimo, mia bella ragazza.”
“Who are you anyway? What are you even doing here?”
“Haven,” she said quietly, peeking at him.
He gazed at her peculiarly. “Heaven? No, this definitely isn’t Heaven. But I get why you’re confused, since I’m standing in front of you.” She stared at him, and he
cracked a smile. “I’m kidding. Well, kinda… I have been told I’ve taken a girl to Heaven a time or two.”
“Haven, not Heaven,” she said, louder than before. Nothing about the conversation made sense to her. “My name’s Haven.”
“Sogni dóro, mia bella ragazza,” he mumbled, closing his eyes. “Sweet dreams my beautiful girl.”
“My mom used to talk about fate all the time, and I think you’re it… you’re my fate. You were brought to me for a reason, for us to save each other. Because you weren’t the only one needing saved, Haven. I was drowning, and you rescued me.”
“Haven, baby, I need you to wake up. You have to make it. I can’t do this if you don’t.”
“I can’t save the world, Haven, bur I’ll save you… even if it’s the last thing I do.”
“You love me.”
“I do,” he said. “No matter what. Sempre.”
Oh and a little extra…