I'm going to give you the line from the books I've read that make my mind crave the rest like coke.
‘Much!’ She glared at him. ‘I haven’t said one word about shooting your precious little kittens when I get off this bed. But I’m considering it. You spoil them rotten, by the way, and it shreds your image of a tough guy all to pieces.’
(shit, sorry, early on)
His eyebrows shot up. ‘Idly babying my guns?’ he repeated.
‘Exactly. What do you intend to do? Shoot the man? The precious, all-wise elder? Not that I mind, but at least warn me.’
Page 440, bind-up paperback
Rio scowled at him. ‘A little bit of overkill, don’t you think? Letting that son of a bitch stab you twelve times? You could have gotten the same amount of sympathy with just three or four times.’
Elijah nodded, straight faced. ‘True, but the story isn’t as good in the re-telling.’
Page 509, bind-up, paperback
(okay, sue me, but I love this book, and once I started thinking, I couldn’t stop)
Wild Rain by Christine Feehan
(Leopard People #2)
First Published January 2004 by Jove
Bind-up; Fever published January 2006 by Berkley Trade
Adult Paranormal Romance
To escape an assassin, Rachel finds sanctuary in the rainforest, where the most exotic of all creatures walks: Rio. But when he unleashes his secret animal instincts, Rachel fears that her isolated haven could become an inescapable hell...
The Awakening, Burning Wild, Wild Fire, Savage Nature, Leopard’s Prey