We fell in love with James “Jamie” Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser of Outlander. If you don’t know this character, you are missing out. He is Scottish, first of all! He’s strong, honorable, and King of all Men. Most importantly, Jamie Fraser is romantically in love with Claire, the tough, but femine, and vivacious Outlander heroine! For Valentine’s Day, we thought we would post our favorite romantic Jamie passages from the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon. Here they are:
Much later, on the edge of sleep, I felt Jamie’s arm around my waist, and felt his breath warm against my neck.
“Does it ever stop? The wanting you?” His hand came around to caress my breast. “Even when I’ve just left ye, I want you so much my chest feels tight and my fingers ache with wanting to touch ye again.”
~Jamie Fraser, Outlander, Chapter 17
He was laughing so hard at this point that he had to gasp for breath between phrases. “Jamie…I said…for all she’s a Sassenach bitch…with a tongue like an adder’s…with a bum like that…what does it matter if she’s a f-face like a sh-sh-sheep?”
I tripped him neatly and landed on his stomach with both knees as he hit the floor with a crash that shook the house.
“You mean to tell me that you married me out of love,” I demanded. He raised his eyebrows, struggling to draw in breath.
“Have I not…just been…saying so?”
~Jamie Fraser, Outlander, Chapter 27
“He said the greatest thing in a man’s life is to lie wi’ a woman he loves,” he said softly. He smiles at me, eyes blue as the sky overhead. “He was right.”
~Jamie Fraser, Outlander, Chapter 28
“Let me tell ye in your sleep how much I love you. For there’s not so much I can be saying to ye while ye wake, but the same poor words, again and again. While ye sleep in my arms, I can say things to ye that would be daft and silly waking, and your dreams will know the truth of them. Go back to sleep, mo duinne.”
~Jamie Fraser, Dragonfly in Amber, Chapter 45
“I will find you,” he whispered in my ear. “I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you- then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crime. For I have lied, and killed and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.”
His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me.
“Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”
~Jamie Fraser, Dragonfly in Amber, Chapter 46
He grabbed me by both arms, and kissed me briefly but thoroughly. “I forgot. I love you,” he said, giving me another shake for emphasis. “And I’m glad you’re no dead. Dinna do that again!” Letting go, he crashed back into the brush and disappeared.
~Jamie Fraser, Voyager, Chapter 52
For the sake of love alone, would I walk through the fire again.
Fiery Cross, Prologue
“Sassenach… I love ye now, and I will love ye always. Whether I am dead – or you – whether we are together or apart. You know it is true,” he said quietly, and touched my face. “I know it of you, and ye know it of me as well.”
~Jamie Fraser, Fiery Cross, Chapter 93
“When the day shall come, that we do part …if my last words are not ‘I love you’ – ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.”
~Jamie Fraser, Fiery Cross, Chapter 111
“Come to bed, a nighean. Nothing hurts when ye love me.”
~Jamie Fraser, Echo in the Bone, Chapter 35
There you have it – our favorite love passages from the Outlander series. There are so many more, and we know you have yours too. If it moves you, leave your favorite passage(s) in the comments section below. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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