But she is so damaged. I don't think we had a clue, even though we had a slight idea, of what Savannah has gone through in her life. This book and her story brought tears to my eyes many times, even again as I write this. I admit that I had to take breaks from reading this book and good thing I had something light and funny to read in between. It is deep and emotional. To find out what she's been through, to see her go through healing, to see her deal with her triggers, to see her break down. And she had to break down before she was able to start putting herself back together.
"I care, Savi. I understand. Let me help."
"He fought the urge to mouth 'I love you' to her, but didn't want to scare her off. So he just mentally tattooed the words on his heart, instead."
"Savi held onto his wounded leg, wrapping both arms around it and laid her forehead against his knee. She wished she could shed tears for him, but she hadn't been able to cry in...forever."
"You said you had nightmares."
His hand stilled on her head and he stopped breathing for a moment. "A few. Over time, though, I chose to dream about you...us...and the nightmares faded some."
"So that's why you call me mi sueño. Your dream. Oh Damian." They'd missed so much.
"Don't call me a victim. I'm a survivor."
"It will never be okay. I will never be okay. I'm too broken."
"Nobody's perfect, Savi. Hell, look at me. But you'll always be perfect to me."
"Nobody's perfect, mi sueño, but you're about as close to perfection as I've ever known."
"I never forgot you, Savannah. Not for a single day."
"Marisol told me once you'd forgotten you were a princess. I just wanted to make sure you never forget again. You're my princess, Savita. I'll never let anything happen to you. I'll slay your dragons. I'll chase away the demons that invade your sleep - and, trust me, I know they will come - but they're no match for me, my love. I'll be there for you no matter what - if you'll let me be."