NEED A JAMIE FIX?

(This is my FAVORITE image of Jamie & Claire; it’s titled “Promise” by Captivated2 @ deviant art.com. See this & her other artwork that you can purchase prints of here.)

1. This scene from Outlander, chapter 13, really sealed Jamie’s personality for me.  It captures his sense of humor:

He rubbed his chin, eyeing me dubiously.  “Then there’s the minor difficulty that I’ve a price… on my head.  No father much wants his daughter married to a man as may be arrested and hanged any time.  Did ye think of that?”
I flapped my hand, dismissing the matter of outlawry as a minor consideration, compared to the whole monstrous idea.  I had one last try.
“Does it bother you that I’m not a virgin?”  He hesitated a moment before answering.
“Well, no,” he said slowly, “so long as it doesna bother you that I am.”  He grinned at my drop-jawed expression, and backed toward the door.
“Reckon one of us should know what they’re doing,” he said.  The door closed softly behind him, clearly the courtship was over.

2. Another scene from Outlander, chapter 22, which gives you a glimpse of the dynamic between Jamie & Claire:

This time it was his turn to laugh.  He doubled over, then sat down at the roadside,  fizzing with mirth.  He slowly fell over backward and lay in the long grass, wheezing and choking. “What on earth is the matter with you?” I demanded, staring at him.  At long last, he sat up, wiping his streaming eyes. He shook his head, gasping. “Murtagh was right about women.  Sassenach, I risked my life for ye, committing theft, arson, assault, and murder into the bargain.  In return for which ye call me names, insult my manhood, kick me in the ballocks and claw my face.  Then I beat you half to death and tell ye all the most humiliating things have ever happened to me, and you say ye love me.”   He laid his head on his knees and laughed some more.  Finally he rose and held out a hand to me, wiping his eyes with the other.  “You’re no verra sensible, Sassenach, but I like ye fine.  Let’s go.”

3. What’s that?  Not Steamy enough for you?  Ok then, more from Outlander, chapter 23:

He spread my thighs with his knee,  and sheathed himself to the root in a single thrust that made me gasp.  He made a sound that was almost a groan, and gripped me tighter.  “Youre mine, mo duinne,” he said softly, pressing himself into my depths.  “Mine alone, now and forever.  Mine, whether you will it or no.”  I pulled against his grip, and sucked in my breath with a faint “ah” as he pressed even deeper.  “Aye, I mean to use ye hard, my Sassenach,” he whispered.  “I want to own you, to possess you, body and soul.”  I struggled slightly and he pressed me down, hammering me, a solid, inexorable pounding that reached my womb with each stroke.  “I mean to make you call me ‘Master’ Sassenach.”  His soft voice was a threat of revenge for the agonies of the last minutes.  “I mean to make you mine.” …

4. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a little more romance, Outlander style, chapter 17:

“Does it ever stop? The wanting you?” His hand came around to caress my breast. “Even when I’ve just left ye, I want ye so much my chest feels tight and my fingers ache with wanting to touch ye again.” He cupped my face in the dark, thumbs stroking the arcs of my eyebrows. “When I hold ye between my two hands and feel you quiver like that, waitin’ for me to take you…Lord, I want to pleasure you ’til ye cry out under me and open yourself to me. And when I take my own pleasure from you, I feel as though I’ve given ye my soul along with my cock…    

5.  Just because, Outlander, chapter 27:

“Because I wanted you.” He turned from the window to face me. “More than I ever wanted anything in my life,” he added softly. I continued staring at him, dumbstruck. Whatever I had been expecting, it wasn’t this. Seeing my openmouthed expression, he continued lightly. “When I asked my da how ye knew which was the right woman, he told me when the time came, I’d have no doubt. And I didn’t. When I woke in the dark under that tree on the road to Leoch, with you sitting on my chest, cursing me for bleeding to death, I said to myself, ‘Jamie Fraser, for all ye canna see what she looks like, and for all she weighs as much as a good draft horse, this is the woman.'”

I started toward him, and he backed away, talking rapidly.

“I said to myself, ‘She’s mended ye twice in as many hours, me lad; life… amongst the MacKenzies being what it is, it might be as well to wed a woman as can stanch a wound and set broken bones.’ And I said to myself, ‘Jamie, lad, if her touch feels so bonny on your collarbone, imagine what it might feel like lower down…”

He dodged around a chair.

“Of course, I thought it might ha’ just been the effects of spending four months in a monastery, without benefit of female companionship, but then that ride through the dark together”–he paused to sigh theatrically, neatly evading my grab at his sleeve–“with that lovely broad arse wedged between my thighs”–he ducked a blow aimed at his left ear and sidestepped, getting a low table between us–“and that rock-solid head thumping me in the chest”–a small metal ornament bounced off his own head and went clanging to the floor–“I said to myself…” 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-eep?”

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?”

6. This one from Dragonfly in Amber, chapter 40:  (Jamie defending Claire’s honor is such a turn-on!)

(Young Simon Fraser, to Claire) “I’d heard of ye, you know,” he said.  “You’ve a bit of  fame through the Highlands, Mistress.”

“Oh really? How nice.” I tugged inconspicuously; in response, his hand tightened around mine in a grip that was nearly painful.”

“Oh aye. I’ve heard you’re verra popular with the men of your husband’s command,” he said, smiling so hard his eyes narrowed to dark-brown slits. “They call ye neo-geimnidh meala,  I hear. That means ‘Mistress honeylips,’ ”  he translated, seeing my look of bewilderment at the unfamiliar Gaelic.

“Why, thank you…” I began, but got no more than the first words out before Jamie’s fist crashed into Simon Junior’s jaw and sent his half-uncle reeling into a piecrust table, scattering sweetmeats and serving spoons across the polished slates with a terrific clatter.

He dressed like a gentleman, but he had a brawler’s instincts. Young simon rolled up onto his knees, fists clenched, and froze there. Jamie stood over him, fists doubled but loose, his stillness more menacing than open threat.

“No,” he said evenly, “she doesna have much Gaelic.  And now that ye’ve proved it to everyone’s satisfaction, ye’ll kindly apologize to my wife, before I kick your teeth down your throat.”        … *sigh*…

47 Comments

  1. Terri Azie said,

    June 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Number 5 above is absolutely one of my favorites. Jamie sense of humor is dry and Claire’s is witty, and together they are such a perfect match. Thanks for posting all of those – I love them all!

  2. Myra said,

    June 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    This is absolutey fanstastic!!!!!!! Can I order a copy, or something?????

  3. Theresa said,

    June 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I’m with Terri — #5 makes me melt everytime.

  4. kimcg said,

    June 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Yes! I agree if I had to pick a favorite it would be #5, Love the photo.
    thank you for sharing

  5. Victoria said,

    June 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Sweet torture. Thanks.

  6. Gwen said,

    June 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Well, now youve done it, I’m going to have to start from page one for 4th or is it 5th time!

  7. Captivated said,

    July 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    That was startling… Looking for a Jamie fix and seeing my image at the top of the page! What fun. Great quotes. BTW – I just posted another image of Jamie to my deviant art page: http://captivated2.deviantart.com/#/d56lung

    • OutlanderFan said,

      July 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Glad you like the quotes and OMG I LOVE your new Jamie pic!!! I’ll share it straight away on my facebook page & get you lots of traffic!

      • Captivated said,

        July 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        Thanks! I’m happy to have found this site, which I will continue to explore…

  8. November 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

    […] searching for my next “Jamie fix,” I find myself looking for ways to weave details from the novels into my everyday life. […]

  9. Lindy Muir said,

    February 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Just brilliant. Love my Jamie & Claire fix.

  10. Beth Perez said,

    June 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Just finished ‘ An Echo in the Bone.’ Sigh……Can’t hardly wait for next installment. Need to know about Roger Mac and Jemmy

  11. Eileen Ehrmann said,

    September 30, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I love them all . . . . You know me Jenn! 🙂

  12. Jill said,

    October 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Yep…#5 is my favorite too (and so many others)…Fantastic website!!

  13. Anonymous said,

    January 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

    How can a character who is so down to earth always have the ability to give the reader that warm inner glow that radiates after loving.
    He makes me cry, laugh and want more of him every time I read his quotes.
    But he and Claire together compliment each other so well and have an irresistible appeal.
    I wish their story did not have to end !!!.
    I could read these quotes all day as they bring Jamie and Claire instantly to life.

    • dina said,

      September 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Very well said. They fit so well together and so in tune. a look is all’s needed.

  14. Sally said,

    March 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I will be destroyed if she ends this series with Jamie gone. Please, please let them just live happily ever after.

  15. OutlanderFan said,

    March 11, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I’m with you Sally

  16. Eileen Ehrmann said,

    July 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I always come here when I need a Jamie & Claire fix!

  17. martyaa said,

    July 26, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I’m listening to the audio books of outlander on Ipod now and they are absolutely fantastic and filled with humor, and adventure in almost every chapter. I’m sure this will be one of my favorites, along with Game of Thrones and The Sword of Truth. Amazing, but Jamie needs to grow his hair out so he can plait it and be true to his character in the book..

    • Anonymous said,

      June 16, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      I know. I love audio books. I on the 3rd book. It makes you feel like your there

  18. Ingrid Mullings said,

    September 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I love the Clair and Jamie storie

  19. Terry Nelson said,

    September 15, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Sign me up for number 5 too. It heats me up but makes me laugh too. best combination.

  20. Ginger Mac queen said,

    September 25, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Uh…, I would like to sign up for no. 3.

  21. September 25, 2014 at 11:19 am

    i just finished watching outlander on the telly, I have not read the books, but would love to read them as they are more detailed than a tv series. I shall be shopping as I want them immediately! Please do not kill off the beautiful lovers!!

  22. dina said,

    October 10, 2014 at 6:14 am

    you must read the books. After watching the show, I bought all nine books and haven’t stopped reading them. I have read 4 books in 3 weeks. Sam Heuligan and Catriona Balfe are definitely jaime and Claire. I am seeing their faces when I was reading the books. Great casting.

  23. Anonymous said,

    October 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I seen the mini series and fell in love with the characters.Sam as Jamie character is absolutly the best actor I have seen in a few years. I put him up there with Hugh Jackman and Sean Connery…Fantastic actor……….

  24. dina said,

    October 26, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I agreed. He is fantastic. The way he looks with his eyes, flirty and serious and his voice is so different from other actors.
    I loved his cute face on his wedding night. He looked so young and innocent and an undercurrent sexiness. So looking forward to see him interact with Caitriona Balfe, who is also an awesome actress, in later episodes.

  25. Anonymous said,

    November 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    i to have purchased the books. the one thing cant seem to do is put it down.Sam is the only actor would ever consider as Jamie. He is the empedimey of a highlander..His accent is fantistic even when he is not in character. And lets not forget Caitriona she truley is a great actress.. Looking forward to the next part of the mini series……..

  26. Camille said,

    November 23, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I have got to read all of them over again!Started in the 90’s, EVERYONE reading it was in love with Jamie……..Sam really fills his shoes!

  27. Anonymous said,

    November 24, 2014 at 8:19 am

    if only there were men (a lot of them) in this world that are as fantastic as Jamie in real life……I agree Sam is the best to play Jamie. I am on the 6th book right now. I just started reading them Oct. 8th. I just can not stop reading them. the thrill is you want to know is going to happen next and you just can not wait until the next day to continue so you read and read…..When I read I invision Sam and Caitriona as the characters. Also with the story in N.C. it is great because I live in N.C.and have some Cherokee blood along with living in Stokes County.

  28. Sharon said,

    November 30, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I started reading the books in 2005 and spent about 5 months in the 18th century, very reluctantly returning to the 21st century when absolutely necessary. I was so nervous about the making of the series, sure they could never do the story justice, but it has been wonderful!! All the actors have been great, the writing has followed the book so well (even with a few minor deviatons–Claire’s ring being the main one). I have been pleasantly surprised by Dougal, another very sexy actor! Is it the plaids that do it?

    For any serious fans, and everyone on this site qualifies, I would recommend “The Outlandish Companion”, Diana Gabaldon’s book about the writing of the series. Very good, very interesting.

  29. Anonymous said,

    November 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

    You are right you do live in the 18th century with the characters. Sometimes I wish I did .Yes, Dougal is a very sexy actor also but my faith still lies with Jamie and Claire. Sam has the sexiest appeal of all the actors to me. I do plan on getting the book I just have to order it . I think the mini series is the best on tv, I can not wait until the April4 series comes on.

  30. Sharon said,

    November 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Sam is wonderful. He really captures Jamie’s sense of humor, innocence, intelligence, etc. Will be interesting to see his handling of Jamie getting older, etc. The actor who plays Dougal (McTavish? )has such presence and really fills the screen, but Dougal isn’t Jamie!

    Much as I adore Jamie, I don’t think I could live in that time period, well, I know I couldn’t, I wouldn’t have survived the lack of medical care, plus the poor diet, lack of sanitation, etc. But Jamie might be worth it, even if I only lasted a very short time!! And it sure makes for a wonderful fantasy!

    More that just Jamie and Claire’s story though, the books are so well written, the history you get, the details of the time period, even the tastes, smells, etc. are amazing and really transport you there. Diana Gabaldon gets really upset when people say they are historical romance, so do I because they are so much more.

  31. Diane L. Binning PA/USA said,

    April 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    WOW and thank you so much for sharing!! ❤

  32. Diane PA/USA said,

    April 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I’m wondering what Jaime said to Claire in Gaelic in Episode 14 season 2……………… I’m sure it was hot and sexy ❤

  33. Sharon said,

    August 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I have watched the Wedding Chapter 3 times and will watch it again before I get my next series in September! Loved the books but the series is wonderful! My friend encouraged me to read the books and I am so glad that I did.

  34. barbara carole bridges said,

    April 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I STARTED READING THESE BOOKS IN THE 90S WHEN THE FIRST ONE CAME OUT. I HAVE READ THEM TWICE AND CAN NOT WAIT FOR ANOTHER ONE.I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND HIM BUT JAIME IS ONE OF THE MOST HANDSOME AND SEXY ACTOR I HAVE EVER SEEN. TOO BAD I,M 80, BUT NOT DEAD YET! DIANNA YOUR WRITING IS AWESOME, I AM AN AVID READER,HAVE BEEN SINCE HIGH SCHOOL,USED TO READ 3-5 BOOKS A WEEK. I HAVE A LOT A FAVORITE AUTHORS,BUT YOU ARE THE BEST.

  35. Molly said,

    July 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Lord, I love these book. I especially adore Outlander and MOBY. And I love Jamie! Can a person love a fictional character? My only complaint about Sam Huegen (sp?) is that I’m not quite sure his Jamie is brutal enough or wise enough. He seems handsome enough. It would have been fun to try and cast the part.


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