I know this I swear. I swear I've read this in the last year or two but I just can't pick what its from and its driving me NUTS !grr
This sounds familiar. Is it wuthering heights?
Edited to change my guess, it's Ashling!!! came to me on my way to bed
Correct Special-Me! It is from p.76 of the 2007 edition of Ashling.
oooh, that mean it's my turn! ok here it is:
I went to bed a little early that night, changing into boy boxers and a T-shirt before crawling under the covers of my bed, which was queen size and pillow topped and one of my favourite places in the world. And then I started reading An Imperial Affliction for the millionth time.
The fake book gives it away - The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I though it might, lol. It was so hard to pick a section to quote that wasn't immediately obvious, didn't have names, or wasn't so obscure no one would know.
These games were my favourite things for a while, back when we started them, so I thought I might revive this incarnation. This is a character one, obviously.
He was not quite her height, but with his hair cropped short under his helmet, she hadn't looked twice at him when she had seen him with the other soldiers in the courtyard earlier. He'd had a false hand then, instead of a hook. She supposed he'd covered it with riding gloves. The greatest change in him was not his height, nor the length of his hair, but the expression on his face. He looked at her as impassively as she knew she looked at him.
Is the book named Queen of Attolia? And is the character Eugenides?
It has been ages and no-one guessed so I might just have a turn?
Looking for the character speaking and author
"I might as well enquire," replied she, "why with so evident a design of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? Was this not some excuse for incivility, if I was uncivil?"