Valmont helped clean the mess from dinner. “Need anything else before I go?”
“No. Thanks for coming to check on me.”
“If I could, I’d camp outside your door just to make sure you were safe.” He sighed. “Knowing you could’ve been hurt eats away at me. And yes, I know it sounds like I’m obsessed, but since I became your knight, you’re my number one focus. I tried asking around for advice, but there hasn’t been a citizen of Dragon’s Bluff who’s stepped forth to protect a dragon in more than a century.”
“Why did you intervene that day?”
He clasped her right hand between his and stared at her like she was the most beautiful creature in the world. “There’s something about you, something special, something worth fighting for.”
Wow. If there ever was a perfect thing for a guy to say, that was it.
(cover linked to Goodreads)
There should be a National Nerf Bat Day where you are allowed to whack annoying people upside the head.