She needed to see desire in her eyes. To see everything that gave her power over Oxana—her gentleness, her patience, her fucking virtue—dissolve into sexual surrender.
Luke Jennings, Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]
While he wasn’t capable of taking his mind off something like a human would, he could certainly experience things that gave him peace and enjoyment to counterbalance uncomfortable knowledge.
Karen Traviss, The Best of Us [Amazon, Bookshop, Local Library]