I haven’t stopped thinking about him, and it’s made a mess of me. Nothing happened between us. Nothing physical, anyway. We never touched, we hardly even spoke. But I felt different.
Jessi Kirby, Golden (via simply-quotes)
I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that were concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves (via simply-quotes)
But life, if nothing else, had taught her promises weren’t always to be counted on, and what appeared at first a shining chance might end in bitter disappointment.
Susanna Kearsley, The Winter Sea (via theimperfectideal)