I just started reading this book, A Spy Like Me (A Circle of Spies Book 1) by Laura Pauling, so this week’s “That’s What He Said” Thursday quote appears very much near the beginning.
As this week’s #TWHST meme might suggest, the story takes place in Paris. It begins with Savvy on a first date with Malcolm, and they get flirty right from the start. It turns out that Malcolm’s eking out these words just after he’s shot, and just before they decide to make a run for it–except there’s one more thing, Savvy had tied Malcolm up. (Like I said, flirty.)
So this quote is “forbidden love” all wrapped up in eight words–delivered perfectly by a tied-up teenager in love and in deep. (Someone’s gotta be after him. He just got shot!) Countless books, plays, TV shows and movies ride, so A Spy Like Me has got to have that working for it!
You would think with all these caveats, I would be tearing through the pages of this light YA read. Instead, I find I keep putting the book down and moving on to other reading: an online newspaper, some non-fiction content in my Kindle, my email. Still, I’m determined to read this book, because I love the premise: romance and espionage, set in Paris! What’s not to love?
What’s your “That’s What He Said” Thursday quote?
There’s a meme going around on Thursdays, called “That’s What He Said Thursdays” or #TWHST. I found out about it a couple weeks ago and participated nearly right away. (Check out my other entries.) What I love about it, is that it makes reading, and sharing what you’re reading, social! So, I decided to commit to posting something weekly with a little bit of my own commentary.
HOW TO PLAY (JOIN THE FUN!)
The rules of participation are simple: Pick “a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. Keep in mind these are direct quotes from dialogue in a book.” Chapter Break — the masterminds behind this fabulous idea — has a whole list of quotes that date back to 2013!
You can add add your favorite line in the comments below this post–or add a link to your own blog post in the comment below.