She smiled to herself - and not always because he rubbed her the wrong way.
Alex was uneasy because he and his biological father had never seen eye to eye.
She was uneasy because she had never been on a plane before.
Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.
That was a double-edged hurt, though, because Alex adored his adoptive father.
First of all, I married Alex because I love him.
Katie said that was because Carmen had been raised poor and had become frugal.
That might be true, but there was no point in working at becoming a spendthrift simply because he had money.
The answer came swiftly - because she no longer thought of him as adopted.
I think he felt included because he was helping as much as we were.
I thought you needed to sleep longer because you were working so hard getting ready.
Well, he did say he would go because she and Jonathan wanted to.
I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.
She will have the baby for us because I have no womb, but it is our baby.
Apparently the horse knew the rider meant business, because it didn't act up again.
Not because she wanted the money, but because it might become an issue.
The shopping trip was exciting because it was so close to Christmas, but otherwise uneventful.
I just thought it was because he was so good looking.
I knew because he proved to me that I could trust him with my heart and soul - the way you trust your mother and father.
Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
Because of last night?
I guess because the only one who should be looking at it is my husband.
It was something she had always liked about him, mostly because he was sincere about it.
By whoever invited all these other people - I suppose because she was someone I knew.
At the time she had thought Dulce was annoyed because she didn't like the punch.
If he treats me differently than others, I'm sure it's because we are married.
I don't want you to give it up because of me.
It was a good thing they didn't change after church, because everyone at the table was dressed as if going to church.
No doubt he told them that Alexia had died, because after Jonathan's statement, that would be easiest.
Alfonso assured him that it was no big deal - that Señor Medena would pay for it because he had lots of money.
I remember because you seemed so sincere.
Because he doesn't want to inherit?
Maybe because it had the same theme of wrought iron and ivory as the hacienda - and maybe they had been visiting too long.
Alex had raced to her rescue because he knew she was too naïve to realize what his father was doing.
If he had passed Dulce over, it was because she wasn't what he wanted.
I knew because I was in love with you.
Apparently he found what he was looking for, because a smile touched the corners of his mouth and his eyes warmed.
Sure, he said her lifestyle appealed to him, but was that because it was something new?
He didn't tell her about the money because it would lead to questions - both about the money and the fact that he had been hiding it from her.
I reminded him that he said he went to Columbia because he needed the money.
He admitted that he actually went because he had connections - heritage.
On the other hand, Katie had flatly refused to provide some information because she said Alex wouldn't want her to tell.
I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.
All this time I thought the company was interested in him because he could speak both Spanish and English.
"I wonder if Alex reminded me it was his money because he thinks I spend it unwisely," Carmen mused aloud.
Was it because he thought she wouldn't?
He came back from a trip down there one time and was upset because he said Uncle Fabrice treated him like a dunce in front of customers.
I guess because I like cooking.
Is that because of the infection?
Carmen assigned responsibility for that to herself because she didn't notice early enough that Destiny was sick.
Was God punishing Destiny because they had been greedy?
They said she'd be sleepy because of the medicine, so I'll try to sleep while she is asleep.
Partly because of the way he worded things, but mostly because he tried to mask his emotions - like Alex.
He's at home with Jonathan and he can't come in because Destiny might catch what he has.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.
Just because he doesn't ask for or want your help, doesn't mean he doesn't need it.
Maybe because he went into hiding from his family.
Just because it upsets me doesn't mean I don't want to know - or that you shouldn't tell me.
Probably because he didn't know how to handle the situation - and Alex always wanted to be in control.
Maybe because she didn't want to think about it then.
I guess because the way she acted while we were there.
Then when she learned about Tessa's son, she was furious because he might inherit - even though I hadn't said anything to father.
He wants you because you would do a good job, and because you are his son.
Natalie needed little encouragement - or maybe it was because Carmen was a little more relaxed and experienced.
Maybe it was the emotional high they were feeling because of the babies, but something seemed to have shifted their foundation.
It must have worked, because his trainees were some of the best officers.
Why, because he is the son of a prominent family doctor?
It would have been humiliating if anyone had noticed, but no one seemed to pay much attention – probably because so many others were also drinking.
Because she hadn't known him long?
He has a daughter, but his wife must not live with him because he needs a sitter, she stammered.
Only one reason came to mind - because it wasn't dangerous.
Maybe it angered him because she hadn't found him irresistible.
I sure hate to think of something awful happening to you because of your curiosity.
He had only said that because he was trying to discourage her from prying into his business.
Sarah would do whatever Giddon said, because he was her son... and Tammy had no choice.
Maybe he was merely angry because she had gone wandering in the woods after he had warned her against it.
Since his wife left, he's avoided relationships because he's afraid of giving his heart again only to drive another love away.
The owner is selling it because he bought a truck.
If Howard had not been able to find anything on Yancey, it was probably because there was nothing to tell.
Nope. It was because he's such a sweet guy.
The night air was chilly on her bare arms and she shivered involuntarily, annoyed at herself because it looked like an obvious ploy.
Yeah, because I probably won't even remember you by then.
Because it was unprofessional.
Because we barely know each other.
His somber gaze was alluring – probably because he was unaware of how attractive it was.
Her expression must have looked stricken, because he reached for her.
Because you had something else on your mind.
Because you're the one who is concerned about my safety.
I miss that and I'm not going to be held back simply because you're afraid to have me wandering around on my own.
Those eyes were dark now, mostly because the pupils were large.
Maybe it was because Allen was younger, or because Yancey had a child.
Was it because of an ongoing investigation?
Because you told me to, remember?
Yet Howard said he hired Allen because she asked him to investigate Yancey.
I imagine because Howard sent him.
Because he wanted to make me look bad in your eyes.
Because he was trying to dig up dirt on me so she'd leave.
I guess because his focus was on Allen.
He must have been moving, because his voice faded and then became clear again.
Did he marry Valorie for love, or because she found out about his business?
It must have helped, at least to some degree, because when he spoke again outside her door, his voice was controlled.
Because you want to marry me?
I figured he'd be upset because I was still working on it.
He hadn't been accepted as their roommate because he was pretty.
There were only three bedrooms, and because she had to get up the earliest, she was the lucky one to have a room of her own - with the exception of Brandon, of course.
Because now we know.
All her plans were about to blow up – all this because she had allowed herself to be drawn into a relationship.
Adrienne didn't suspect anything because I never said anything.
Was he angry because she didn't go?
Are you angry with me because I didn't want to go up to see your parents?
I feel awful that Dad had to die because I put my education before his health.
Brandon, you're father died because he wouldn't go to the doctor.
He died because it was his time.
Sure, they had spent more time wandering on the ranch, but that was only because Brandon wanted to get her alone.
His plans hadn't worked out, so now he was bitter because hers did?
She must have been satisfied, because she nodded shortly and went on.
You shouldn't change your goals simply because they don't fit into someone else's plans.
She had to decline the last trip because it coincided with her monthly cycle - and this trip was cutting the time close.
The confusion was partly due to the fact that everything was happening so fast and partly because she had never responded to a man that way before.
She was annoyed because she feared it would lead to unhappiness.
I hope you guys enjoyed supper, because this is going to be my last trip.
Yet his presence reminded her that he was alive because she had taken another life.
If they left the reservation because they were hungry, why would they be out here?
Probably because I know how they think.
She sat down because the code of conduct about standing while guarding took second place to comfort.
Because we tempt men to evil, like Eve did Adam?
No, because men have needs and desires women couldn't understand.
It's hard to tell exactly what happened, because the storm covered any tracks.
Was he angry because he had come so far for nothing?
Did Darcie think that she had gone because of Bordeaux?
Because I love you, even if you are a...
I'm still not sure why they did - maybe because they had recently lost a lot of their own people.
Every time the subject of your father came up, you got defensive and I backed off because I was afraid of losing you.
I guess I distrusted all men because of what Dad did.
I know, and I guess I was deliberately a little evasive because I wanted you to learn to trust me.
Because I think you just did.
I figured his sister started it because she was jealous of him.
But then, they seemed to remember everything - probably because they kept it revived for entertainment.
Not because she did anything wrong, though.
If he hasn't been with a woman, it's probably because he's had other ways of...
You defend him because you work for him and you're a loyal employee, but I'll bet you've wondered why he's so unresponsive.
Because Cade was so reclusive and entertained controversial ideas, he was a target for that kind of gossip.
But it didn't fit the man she had come to know, and she wasn't about to believe it simply because he hadn't made a pass at her yet.
Wild imagination, listening to too many stories, or maybe because I have the ranch.
He was wasting a day because of her.
No, he said he did it because he was angry.
Because it was Cade.
Not only because she loved him, but also because she trusted him.
Because it isn't right...
People should get married because they want to spend the rest of their lives together, not because they've already shared a few nights.
But if this is because you're lonely . . .
Loving him was no excuse, because even knowing he didn't love her, she still couldn't find the decency to leave.
Or is it because now I have nothing to lose?
It's because you have everything to lose.
It was a good thing Cade was with her, because she had no idea how to get back to the house.
Because he doesn't want to get married and I'm not going to force him into it by making him feel guilty.
I thought you were upset because Mary caught us together.
Then I started worrying about how I was going to take care of the baby and how much it would miss because I didn't have the money to...
I thought you decided you couldn't live with the loneliness on the ranch because I was gone so much.
I knew, because I felt the same way.
I never told anyone, but I avoided getting involved with any woman because of what happened to Mom.
I wanted a wife and children, but I didn't want to risk losing them because of the ranch.
Quinn swims every morning and takes along a cake of soap because he's lazy.
"We didn't show you the upstairs because Howie is taking a nap in our bedroom," he continued.
His mother pushed him off on us because he stayed up here in New Hampshire because he stayed here a couple of summers growing and she thought visiting might jar something loose.
"That's because the brain is the strangest tool of the body," Quinn answered.
I had trouble sleeping on the sofa because I kept thinking about my vision from earlier.
Only a sense it was summer because the corn was high.
They were sure he murdered Annie because he lived nearby at the time but they couldn't prove it.
To tell the truth, I did it because I was pissed off at him over my losing Annie.
Don't forget the Burton boy is alive because of us.
We were all at risk, simply because we could identify him!
Don't bother to ask questions because you won't get many answers.
You can play dumb because it's the truth.
Lives have been lost because we've either not been believed or someone was too late following up.
I'd be lying if I didn't admit we have expenses and we're limited in what we can do because of real life restraints, but we're not in this for a golden purse.
I trust you because of your actions.
Here in the spring time south, I have no such fear because I'm not stupid as he apparently was.
We knew some of our tips never came to fruition simply because authorities lacked the probable cause to arrest the perpetrator.
We couldn't do anything because abduction wasn't made public for three days and the child went missing sometime during a twelve hour overnight period.
Other members of the defense bar would surely look closely if their clients were apprehended because of unverifiable tips and assail the source, if they could locate it.
No on both counts but he's been a person of interest in the past, because of his associates.
Let's hope not because he'll try to take advantage of that and do his deeds where you can't pin-point the abduction exactly.
The site is helpful in tracking the status of our tips because they keep asking questions until they get answers.
I remember because the tip was different from most; so detailed.
She didn't know the call had gone through because I was waiting for her to stop talking.
I volunteered no more information, nor did he want it, doubly so now that he might be suspected of having ties to us because of the frequent inquiries he made.
I can't say for sure because I'm on the outside, trying to look in and trying not to get caught, but they've pulled the curtain closed on me.
He also murdered a deputy sheriff who stopped him because the law knew his license plate from a tip.
He knows the tipster exists because the tipster has information no one could learn through normal means.
This ought to help the credibility issue; there's more to some tips than the police know, but haven't made public because it would enforce credence in a psychic connection for the tip.
She can't because Molly would miss school.
I'm doing it because of what you said; think of all the children he could be saving.
She had not been reported missing because her mother lay dead in their small rural farm house over a hundred miles away.
We would if he'd let me bracket enough times instead of quitting just because he gets tired.
Was it because all the stupid clones out there who read this trash lack the brains to come close to finding her?
I don't know what I mean except I can't stop dreaming of little children, all hurt and bleeding and I don't want to see them because it hurts too much, but I can't block them out!
She drank herself blotto because her husband is a shithead.
I told you because you're here and with Molly knowing, you'd find out anyway.
He gets stymied at times because of lack of access to certain information sources.
He didn't spend much time at the hospital because the step father is a prune and he snubbed Julie.
I immediately knew where I was; on the carousel because I was spinning slowly around while blue and red lights revolved around the room.
I must have fallen back to sleep because when I opened my eyes again, the room was nearly dark.
You have to spend the night, because of the head injury.
I went around back because Howie said the key he left with us fit the back door.
I started to open the window to get out of there but I guess he heard me because he kicked down the door and grabbed me and cut me.
There isn't a doubt in my mind I'm breathing now because of him.
I burned my fingers because it was dark.
She wasn't on my list, probably because the police considered the case closed.
"How did he find Howie?" before I could answer she asked, "Did this all happen because of what I did?"
Because it's your life, Howie, I wanted to say but didn't.
Jackson must have seen me drive up because he was waiting by the door.
When she went missing, I was suspected because of other horrible things I'd done to others.
I gave a lot of thought to that question because of all the fingers pointing at me.
No one else connected the two murders because they were so sure I did the first one.
While they didn't detail their crimes, both spoke of ruining their lives because of sins of the flesh.
I have extra because it's a warm night and lots of my regulars like sleeping in the park.
I don't mind at all because it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
They called me Humper Willie, because of my name...
It's a no-no because defense attorneys are all over any hint of psychic involvement.
Jackson must have thought I didn't hear him because he repeated what he'd said.
Did he think I was the tipster, solely because the public consensus appointed the psychic a female?
Just because I dropped at your feet whenever you called for five years doesn't mean I'll do it now.
It definitely wasn't because he was the most patient of the three brothers.
I have to, because Damian's going to be gone for another week and a half, and then a lot of bad stuff is about to happen, but whatever.
"Bad guys don't stop doing bad things just because I need a nap," he said.
She'd tried the door many times and determined if it didn't open, it was because he didn't want it to.
I think he blames me because he ruined a sweater when he got shot today.
Maybe it's just because Dusty and Sofi can't cook.
It's just physical, because they don't have time to have real relationships.
"I don't believe it's possible," he said and then thought to himself, and because I'm not going to be alive too much longer.
Specifically, a virus or bug passed to a pig is considered a huge threat in the medical community, because pigs can pass their diseases onto humans.
She hadn't been able to log onto Dusty's computer, because he kept it locked out.
He can't do it on his own, Dusty, and it's not because I'm being overprotective.
It's not because of your cookies.
I thought it was strange, since Jimmy's the last person who would veer off course from your orders because you let him blow up whatever he wants and he doesn't wanna lose that.
Rule three: you will eat three square meals a day and sleep every night with me, because you couldn't take care of yourself if you tried.
Maybe because you dumped her and Darian off on me and disappeared?
Probably because you never thought you'd have to cross Ireland on foot.
He hadn't visited the Guardians' Irish station in years, mainly because Ireland had no regular vamp population.
She'd stayed after she turned eighteen, because he was the only one who understood her strange gift.
It was better than any jewels he could buy her, because it meant something to him!
She felt the truth in his words, perhaps because their souls had touched when they first met the day before.
I'm so fed up with people making fun of me because I'm different, she said, frowning.
Yes, because you're a Guardian.
She'd accepted her father, because there was no one else who understood her.
Know that I do it because I care about you, Yully, and want to keep you safe.
"So I have to do my job because you can't do yours," he summarized.
You survived whatever it was he did, because you aren't a vamp.
She felt the sense of being centered for the first time in her life and knew it was because of the man before her.
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