Thursday, July 25, 2013

Swoon Thursday ~ 7/25/13

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.  Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

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Near & Far (Lost & Found, #2) by Nicole Williams

There’s optimistic. And there’s Jesse Walker.

If he wasn’t so charming, his sunny disposition and incessant grin would get annoying. Fast.

Falling in love with the girl who had at first seemed immune to it, was the best thing to happen to Jesse since the Walkers adopted him into their family when he was five. But loving the girl who has her fair share of secrets is about as easy as that same girl loving the boy who seems to have none.

As Jesse’s life continues at the ranch, and Rowen begins making her mark in the Seattle art community, they begin to wonder where the middle ground is. Or if there even is one.

As push comes to shove and choices aren’t only needing to be made, but forced to be made, Jesse and Rowen have to face what their lives might look like without the other.

Can two people with such tragic pasts and different presents, go on to expect a promising future? Whatever the answer, they’ll need a lot more than love to make it.

She twisted until her eyes locked onto mine.  I couldn't breathe when she looked at me that way.  I've never been able to when those blue eyes of hers held the emotion they were capable of.  I was just leaning in to cover her mouth with mine when her hand pressed into the side of my neck, stalling me.

"I'm glad you don't."
"I know," I replied. "Me too."  I held my smile for another second before my mouth dropped to hers.  Rowen sighed again, and before I gave my body permission, I'd shifted until I was holding my weight above her.  The pace of our kissing never slowed.

Her hands moved for the buckle of my belt at the same time mine moved for the hem of her shirt.  Rowen was kissing me, touching me, and loving me in all the ways I could ever want to be loved. (Kindle location 104)

*sigh* Totally and completely LOVE Jesse Walker!

What ya got for me?  Leave me a comment.


  1. Totally loved that swoon. Awesome choice!

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Oh wow!! Sounds great, awesome swoon!! I am going to start a love affair with my library and Abbi's books, I'm starting with the Vincent Boys!!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. This isn't an Abbi book - thought I LOVE her books too. This book is by Nicole Williams and VERY yummy.

  3. Oh Jesse! I cant wait to get started on this one... Jesse is calling me!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. Yay! I'm starting this one this weekend for my tour stop! I can't wait! That was a great swoon!

    My Swoon

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  5. I ALMOST posted a SWOON from this one too!!! Love Jesse so much. I'll post mine next week!

  6. Near & Far! I still haven't read a single Nicole Williams book! But I like this swoon! their pacing never slowed - go them! ;)

    Check out my swoon post!

  7. AWW, love it. I still haven't read Lost & Found :/ - I need to change this sad fact soon lol

    HAppy Reading!!


    If I thought I couldn't want this book any more... Here you go and do this :( I was so very wrong!


  9. Fantastic swoon!! I definitely need to start this series!!

  10. Omg I can't wait for this book! Thanks for sharing that swoon!

    My Swoon

    Ally @ Book Fixation

  11. Love! Love! Love! I'm reading this book right now! Jesse is so amazing! Great Swoon Val! I especially love how he's looking into her blue eyes, and loving him in all the ways he could ever want to be loved!

    Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  12. HOT!! And Jesse sounds so yummy! I'll have to check this novel out!