Hello everyone! Since finishing my characters as folklore/evermore lyrics, I've been wanting to go back to Lover which is another one of my favorite albums from her discography. Cornelia Street is one of my favorite songs she's ever released, period. I decided this time I would assign lyrics to popular couples from books such as Red, White, & Royal Blue and Twisted Emotions by Cora Reilly. In this post, the lyrics will define how the character they are attributed to views their relationship or partner.
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Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Description: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.
As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?
Alex: You know I love a London boy // I enjoy walking Camden Market in the afternoon // He likes my American smile // Like a child when our eyes meet, darling, I fancy you - London Boy
Henry: Saying goodbye is death by a thousand cuts // Flashbacks waking me up // I get drunk, but it's not enough // 'Cause the morning comes and you're not my baby
Death By A Thousand Cuts
Twisted Emotions by Cora Reilly
Description: Nino Falcone is genius and monster. As the right hand man and brother of the Capo of the Camorra, his lack of feelings is a blessing, not a curse – until his brother asks him to marry for the sake of the Camorra.
Kiara Vitiello, cousin of the Capo of the New York Famiglia, is chosen to marry Nino Falcone to prevent war with the Camorra, but what she hears about Las Vegas makes her veins pulse with terror. After her father betrayed his Capo and paid with his life, her family thinks marriage is her only chance to bring honor to her name; but only Kiara knows she’s a faulty prize given in return for peace.
A man incapable of emotions and a woman scarred by the past – an arranged marriage with the potential to unite, or destroy…
Kiara: But we might just get away with it // Religion's in your lips // Even if it's a false god - False God
Nino - Fighting with a true love is boxing with no gloves // Chemistry 'til it blows up, 'til there's no us // Why'd I have to break what I love so much? // It's on your face, and I'm to blame - Afterglow
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
Description: To want what you’re not supposed to have…
She is only nineteen.
She is his new stepfather’s daughter.
She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.
But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.
Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…
Blaire just may have fallen too far.
Blaire: It's you and me // There's nothing like this // Miss Americana and The Heartbreak Prince // We're so sad, we paint the town blue // Voted most likely to run away // With you - Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
Rush: It's cool, that's what I tell 'em // No rules, in breakable heaven // But ooh, whoa oh // It's a cruel summer // With you - Cruel Summer
After by Anna Todd
Description: Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?
Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same.
Hardin: Kiss me once 'cause you know I had a long night // (Oh!) Kiss me twice 'cause it's gonna be alright // Three times 'cause I've waited my whole life - Paper Rings
Tessa: And baby, I get mystified by how this city screams your name // And baby, I'm so terrified of if you ever walk away // I'd never walk Cornelia Street again - Cornelia Street
Final Serenade by NN Britt
Description: A secret affair with your teenage celebrity crush? Yes, please!
Music journalist Cassy Evans believes her career is made when she snags an exclusive interview with rock singer Frankie Blade.
Once a superstar of the generation, Frankie has been a recluse since a freak motorcycle incident sent his career into a tailspin seven years ago. Now that he’s returned to claim back his crown, Cassy hopes to kill two birds with one stone—secure her magazine a top spot in the rankings and meet with the man of her adolescent dreams.
A dinner invitation isn’t what she expects to get out of this interview, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.
With paparazzi watching Frankie’s every move as the two jump into a stormy relationship, Cassy risks her career and her privacy—and possibly her heart—to be with the biggest rockstar on the planet. But is Frankie worth it? Is he the humble man she thinks he is or is he just that good at hiding his demons?
Cassy: I wake in the night, I pace like a ghost // The room is on fire, invisible smoke // And all of my heroes die all alone // Help me hold onto you - The Archer
Frankie: Maybe you ran with the wolves and refused to settle down // Maybe I've stormed out of every single room in this town // Threw out our cloaks and our daggers because it's morning now // It's brighter now, now - Daylight
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