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Top Ten Swoon Worthy Quotes From The Archived


(TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is actually “Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon” but I couldn’t come up with ten books that would fit in this category (I bet once I see your lists I will notice lots of books that I could have included). 


With me still being stuck in the world of The Archived, I thought I would make a list of quotes from The Archived and The Unbound  about the wonderful, swoon worthy Wesley Ayers.

His smile reminds me of the paintings here. I don’t think any of them hung straight. One side of his mouth tilts up like that, like it’s not set level. He has several inches of spiked black hair, and I’m pretty sure he’s wearing eyeliner.

And then , instead of shaking my hand, he gives a theatrical bow and brushes his lips against my knuckles, and I can’t breathe. […] “What?” he says. “That’s custom, you know. Right to right, hand shake. Left to right, kiss. I thought it was an invitation.”

I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun getting to know a guy in a book. And it sure didn’t take me long to completely love this guy.

“‘The sun retreats.'” Wes says softly, reverently. “‘The day, outlived, is o’er. It hastens hence and lo, a new world is alive.'”
My eyebrows must be creeping up, because when he glances over his shoulders at me, he gives his slanted smile.
“What? Don’t look so surprised. Beneath this shockingly good hair is something vaguely resembling a brain.”

“What have we here?” he asks.
“Required reading,” I say, starting to scrub the counter.
“It’s a shame they do that,” he says, thumbing through the pages. “Requirement ruins even the best books.”
“Have you read it?”
“A few times,” My eyebrow arch, and he laughs. “Again with the skepticism. Looks can be deceiving, Mac. I’m not all beauty and charm.”

He reads! What more do you need? :D And he actually starts reading that book (Dante’s Inferno) out loud to her!

Mom looks caught off guard by the smile, the open, easy way he does it. I know I am.
He doesn’t even flinch when she takes his hand.
“I can see why my daughter likes you.”
Wesley’s smile widens as his hand slips back to his side. “Do you think she’s falling for my dashing good looks, my charm, or the fact I supply her with pastries?”

“What’s the matter, Mac?” he says. “Are you finally falling victim to my devilish good looks? I knew it was only a matter of time.”

Okay, it’s starting to sound like he is always talking about his good look. But the way he does that… he always makes me laugh. And I really fell for his charm (probably even faster than Mac did :D)


His back is to me. His shoulders are narrow but strong. Defined. I feel my skin warm as my gaze tracks between his shoulder blades and down the slope of his back. Halfway down the curve of his spine is a shallow red cut,  […]

“I’m going to need you to put your shirt back on,” I say.
“Why?” he says, arching a brow. “Having trouble concentrating?”
“A little,” I admit. “But mostly you’re just sweaty.”
His smile goes mischievous.
“Ugh no, wait – ” I start, but it’s too late. He’s already closing the gap between us, snaking his arms around my back and pulling me into  hug.

Sexy times! That first one is from my top favorite scene from The Archived. Wish I could have quoted the whole scene but that would be spoilery.

[…] and I look down to see Wesley’s hand wrapped around mine, his eyes bleary  but open. He must misread the shock and fear in my eyes for the echoes of a nightmare […] because he doesn’t ask what’s wrong. Instead he climbs onto the bed beside me and rolls me in against him, his arms wrapped around my waist.
“I won’t let anyone hurt you,” he whispers sleepily into my hair.

“[…] I care about you, Mackenzie, and because of that, it’s never not going to be my fight.”

Sigh! I love how they always look out for each other.

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  • And I still haven’t read this series yet and I know that I should. They were on sale on amazon and I wanted to buy them but I don’t happen to be able to pay for them, because you can’t pay with paypal -_- I might buy it sometime later. I’m glad you really enjoyed this series!

    • You can currently get a 10% coupon for the bookdepostory. I can send you one if you want to get the books from them (free shipping, paying via paypal)

  • I haven’t read The Archived but I am dying to read it, I’ve heard such good things about it and know even more after the quotes haha

  • You’re making me want to read these books! Wesley sounds fantastic!

  • Hach, die Zitate sind sooooo schön *seufz* da möchte ich das Buch gleich noch mal lesen <3

    • Ich hab für den Post auch einen halben Tag gebraucht, weil ich ständig nicht aufhören konnte zu lesen, wenn ich die Zitate abgeschrieben hab. Und ich könnte grade schon wieder, hach!

  • Yes! This is perfect and such a great idea! I want to go back and read The Archived again now and also get my hands on The Unbound asap!
    Wesley is just perfect <3 He's so sarcastic, funny, sweet and adorable. I need more Wes & Mac.
    I think all of the quotes you highlighted are some of my favourite scenes too :)
    Such an amazing list!

    • When I put this all together I started rereading the book too. Couldn’t stop myself. I read that bathroom scene at least three times :D

  • Ok, I guess it’s official: I’m going to have to read this book! LOL. Great spin on the TTT topic!

  • I just got this book, and I am super excited to read it now that I know there are swoon-worthy moments in it! :)

    • Are you going to read it soon? Tell me what you think when you’re through!

  • I REALLY need to read The Archived! It sounds so good and it’s sitting on my shelf and basically there’s not really a good reason why I haven’t read it yet…. Thanks for sharing these quotes!

  • oh Gott hör bloß auf!! Ich will am liebsten nochmal von vorne anfangen XD Aaaaber: ich hab ja zum Glück auch noch das 2. Buch vor mir <3 Mein Archived sieht übrigens ähnlich aus ;) Ich befangirle ja nich oft irgendwelche Typen in Büchern, aber Guyliner is schon heiß XD (Badezimmermoment hrrrhrrr <3)

    • Das mit den Kerlen ist bei mir auch eher die Ausnahme, aber ER *schwärm* Ich könnte grade auch schon wieder loslegen. Hat auch ewig gedauert bis ich den Post mal fertig hatte, weil ich ständig gleich ganze Seiten gelesen hab XD

  • I just bought The Archived! This series sounds wonderful.

    • It is amazing! If you enjoy it half as much as I did you’re gonna love it :D

  • Ooh, this is on my TBR list. Can’t wait to start it!

  • I’ve heard so many things about this book! Why haven’t I heard of it before… and why haven’t I read it yet?! I need to get myself a copy right now…

    Those quotes! *goes off to order the book*

    • YES!YES!YES! Go get it! :D
      (We need lots of people to buy the book to get a third one right now!)

  • I just bought Archived this weekend, I am so excited to read it. Unbound sounds awesome too – I really hope the publisher will change their mind and buy the third book!
    ­Super cute blog!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    • Yay, I hope you’ll like it!
      They MUST publish another book! Two books is just not enough. I will die if they don’t do it :D

  • Interesting take on today’s topic! I have not read these books yet, but I plan to so I am not going to read the quotes. I want to swoon as I read, not before. :P Thanks for visiting my TTT!

    • Thanks for visiting back!
      I’m always afraid of reading quotes, that they might contain spoilers! Reading the book instead of just the quotes is better anyway :D

  • I love book quotes <3 I haven't read this series, although of course it's on my list :) I love your take on this weeks list!!!

  • I bet those markers on your books are where these quotes are from, eh? Very cute! I haven’t read this series yet but I have The Archived in my TBR. Wesley sounds like my kind of guy. I need to read this soon.

    Thanks for sharing! :D

    • Haha, yup they are! I would have loved to share all of them but there so many it’s like reading half of the book :D

  • These are great quotes! I actually just bought the first book in this series from Amazon when it went on sale! This is definitely a series I want to read soon =)

  • Pastries? I haven’t read The Archived, but am definitely loving this guy no matter what, hehe. It was a good idea to share quotes from a swoon-worthy book rather than spent hours on trying to think about ten books that wouldn’t come to mind:)


Feb 11, 2014