Though Trent has been in almost every book, I can honestly say this was not my intent when I started the series. By about book six, it dawned on me that the reason Rachel couldn’t make it last with anyone else was because her perfect match was right there — tripping her up, challenging her world view, making her grow until it was Trent who had to live up to his own high standards so that this unlikely couple could be all the stronger together.
Watching this happen on the pages was, for me, one of the best parts of the series, probably because it was never my intent and the organic way it unfolded was just so perfect.
”—Author Kim Harrison, the Hollows series, in USA Today. (x)
He looked down, then jerked his head up in frustration as his finger tightened on mine. “I’m not asking you to marry me, Rachel. I just …”
My heart pounded, and he stepped closer, so close the scent of cinnamon and wine enveloped me.
"I like walking into a room and seeing your face light up when you see me," he said earnestly, the sun from the open window making his hair glow. "I like arguing with Quen over the wisdom of employing a demon to be my security."
My throat caught. This wasn’t going to happen, but something in me was withering. I wanted more—and I knew I couldn’t have it.
He touched my hair, and I twitched as he tucked a strand of hair behind my ear. “I want to wake up beside you, see your curls on my pillow. I want a chance at falling in love.”
“Yeah, the elf looks good in the sun,” Jenks smart-mouthed, the pixy currently sitting on the bottom of my hooped earrings and out of the moderate wind. “When you going to put us all out of your misery and boink him?”—The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison