"It would be more... prudent for you not to be my friend," he explained. "But I'm tired of trying to stay away from you, Bella." His eyes were gloriously intense as he uttered that last sentence, his voice smoldering. I couldn't remember how to breathe."
-Page 84, Chapter 4, "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer
by L.J. Smith
Goodreads 2017: 81/100