10 Times I Fell In Love With Noah Shaw

Saturday, 14 November 2015

If you're a fan of Michelle Hodkin's Mara Dyer Trilogy, you've probably heard the news by now that there are going to be more books! However, this time around, the books will be told from Noah's perspective. Hence, The Shaw Confessions.

Michelle has teased that "It's going to be dark. It's going to be twisted. It's going to sexy." Sign me the hell up! You can read more about The Shaw Confessions announcement here on Michelle's Tumblr blog.

To celebrate the illustrious Noah Shaw returning to our bookshelves in Summer 2017, I thought it would fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit all the times Noah Shaw made me (and you. Don't deny it!) swoon. Warning: this will probably cause you to fall in love with Noah Shaw all over again. Hey, it's not his fault he's an unkempt bastard with a panty-dropping smile ;)

1. "You're the girl who called me an asshole the first time we spoke. The girl who tried to pay for lunch even after you learned I have more money than God. You're the girl who risked her ass to save a dying dog, who makes my chest ache whether you're wearing green silk or ripped jeans. You're the girl that I--"  Noah stopped, then took a step closer to me. "You are my girl."

2. "You're supposed to say, 'All I want is your happiness. I'll do whatever it takes, even if it means being without you.'" "Sorry," Noah said. "I'm just not that big of a person."

3. "Je t'aime. Aujourd'hui. Ce soir. Demain. Pour toujours. Si je vivais mille ans, je t'appartiendrais pour tous. Si je vivais mille vies, je te ferais mienne dans chacune d'elles. I love you. Today. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever. If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If I were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one."

4. "Did I just see you litter?" "I'm driving a hybrid it cancels out"

5. "Lolita," he said, turning my book over in his hands..."So," he said his eyes meeting mine again. "You're a smuthound with daddy-issues?" The corner of his mouth turned up into a slow condescending smile. I wanted to smack it off his face. "Well you're quoting it. And incorrectly by the way. So what does that make you?" His half-smile morphed into a whole grin. "Oh, I'm definitely a smut-hound with daddy issues." "I guess you nailed me then" "Not yet."

6. "Sorry, I'm just a tad rattled by the pug attack and Mabel's freak-out. And the fact that you live in Taj Mahal" "Rubbish. The Taj Mahal is only a hundred eighty-six square feet. This house has twenty-five thousand." I stared at him blankly. "I was kidding," he said. I stared at him blankly. "All right, I wasn't kidding." 

7. "I know what I can do to a girl with a word, a look, a touch. And I want to do them all to her."

8. "I thought I’d christen it for you, so I drew your portrait." "Oh! It's . . . really special, Noah. Thank you. But wait." I turn it horizontally. "Why do I have a tail?" He tilts his head to look at it. "That's not a tail, that's your arm."

9. "Not the way you're thinking," he said, the shadow of a smile on his lips. "In music, consonant chords are points of arrival. Rest. There's no tension," he tried to explain. "Most pop music hooks are consonant, which is why most people like them. They're catchy but interchangeable. Boring. Dissonant intervals, however, are full of tension," he said, holding my gaze. "You can't predict which way they're going to go. It makes limited people uncomfortable - frustrated, because they don't understand the point, and people hate what they don't understand. But the ones who get it," he said, lifting a hand to my face, "find it fascinating. Beautiful." He traced the shape of my mouth with his thumb. "Like you."

10. "When Ms. Adams took attendance and called out the name of an absent classmate, Noah's hand shot up. I watched him cautiously. After she finished roll call, Noah stood, completely unself-conscious as heads followed his progress to the front of the room. "Um—" Ms. Adams checked her clipboard. "Ibrahim Hassin?" Noah nodded. I died. "What are you doing?" she asked. Noah wore a bemused expression. "Didn't Mrs. Gallo tell you?" he asked her. "We're supposed to start working on live models today.""

BONUS: Because it's such a beautiful quote, I have to include when Jamie talks to Mara about Noah how Noah looked at her "Like you were the ocean and he's desperate to drown"

You can bet that I'm screaming at the prospect of delving back into the Mara Dyer world and getting some brand new Noah Shaw. It's all too exciting!! 

Feel free to leave your favourite Noah moments in the comments!

Have a great day! Happy reading!
Until next time,

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