| Quote #7
[Bella to Edward:] I was grudgingly honest. "Not in Phoenix…" (12.76)
Bella had no love life prior to meeting Edward, so both she and Edward are in the same position – this is their first experience with love.
| Quote #8
As I had just that once before, I smelled his cool breath in my face. Sweet, delicious, the scent made my mouth water. It was unlike anything else. Instinctively, unthinkingly, I leaned closer, inhaling. (13.25)
Bella loves the scent of Edward. As Edward later points out, he's the perfect predator because everything about him draws her to him.
| Quote #9
He raised his free hand and placed it gently on the side of my neck. I sat very still, the chill of his tough a natural warning – a warning telling me to be terrified. But there were no feeling of fear in me. There were, however, other feelings… (13.143)
Bella feels no fear. Instead, she's completely attracted to Edward.