“I see him as one of those pitiful things, sometimes born in hospitals. They feed it, keep it warm, but they don’t put it on the machines. They let it die. But he doesn’t die. He looks normal and nobody can tell what he is.”
❝ He came up behind her and laid his hands on her shoulders; bending low, he put his lips close to the nape of her neck. “How about a kiss for your jailbird brother?” he said. She turned halfway, as if to touch her lips to his cheek but he slid a palm down her back and tipped her face up to his and kissed her full on the mouth—not a brotherly kiss, there was no mistaking it for that, but a long, slow, greedy kiss, messy and voluptuous. His bathrobe fell slightly open as his left hand sank from her chin to neck, collarbone, base of throat, his fingertips just inside the edge of her thin polka-dot shirt and trembling over the warm skin there. ❞ - Donna Tartt, The Secret History
Black Widow (2014) by Natahan Edmondson and Phil Noto
You’ve seen the legendary Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. But on her own time, Natasha searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin—in ways of which those teams just wouldn’t approve.
If you’re not reading this series then you’re truly missing out.