by Stacey Jay
From My Review:
The story is so romantic, so steamy – I think I swooned when Romeo says “The lady laughs.” Romeo is the kind of broken bad boy that every girl wants to fix. The plot seemed pretty simple at first (and I had a feeling that this love thing was going to be harder than Romeo thinks) but the story went to places I wasn’t expecting… Read More
“…the way he sang ‘Bring In On Home to Me‘ like he knew what it felt like to love someone so much you’d give anything to be with them.” – Stacey Jay, Romeo Redeemed (ARC edition)
At Last – Etta James (song sung at the dance)
Maria – West Side Story (song sung at the dance)
Romeo quotes Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138:
“Therefore I lie with her and she with me, and in our faults by lies we flattered be.”
From Wiki: Sonnet 138 is one of the most famous of William Shakespeare’s sonnets. Making use of frequent puns (“lie” and “lie” being the most obvious), it shows an understanding of the nature of truth and flattery in romantic relationships.
I haven’t read a lot of his sonnets, but I kind of want to read this one now.
“It’s a smile of discovery, timid, but with a burgeoning sense of power, the grin of a girl learning the influence she has over a boy.” – Stacey Jay, Romeo Redeemed pg 97 ARC
“Set me as a seal on your heart..For love is as strong as death.” Quoting Song of Solomon 8:6 on pg 343 ARC edition.
“Better than eternity or superhuman power. This is real magic, and I live and breathe it every day.”– Stacey Jay, Romeo Redeemed (ARC pg 363)
“We dart around glass cases displaying some sculpture I wish I could have looked at – I didn’t know Schiele sculpted- …” – Stacey Jay, Romeo Redeemed pg 114 ARC edition
Schiele’s Self Portrait
That is one good looking dude.
Wiki says that Schiele is known for his self-portrait paintings and expressionism.
Since Ariel was so interested in his sculptures, I found this replica of one online:
It’s called Red Dress.
Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear your thoughts.