Thursday, June 18, 2015

Swoon Thursday ~ 6/18/15

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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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From the award-winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red-hot Rock Star Romance series, about a rocker who lives for his music—and loves with all his heart.

Derek Valencia finally has the success he’s worked so hard for. His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in. But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it’s damage-control time. He’s assigned a “babysitter” whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble.

Violet Davis swore she’d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflower farm. And for a girl brought up in the foster care system, owning her own home means more to her than anything.

Though at first the two bang heads, the rocker and the farm girl soon grow close and realize that they make sweet music together. But can a girl who craves the stability of life on a farm really make it work with a man whose life is spent on the road with his band?

 Available 7/7 from Berkley


He leaned forward, letting her scent wash over him, and he pressed his mouth to hers.

She sighed, her hand coming to his nape and clutching a fistful of hair.

He pressed closer, kissing her, his body alive and throbbing.  The moment his tongue licked into her mouth and touched hers, his body flared with heat and desire.  He gripped her ass, drawing her right up against him. (Page 124)

Really enjoying this one! Review tomorrow.

Scorched (Frigid, #2)
Sometimes life leaves a mark…

Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.

Tanner knows he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her. Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge and every time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.

Andrea’s life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.

Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after…



His gaze was like a physical touch, and my body hummed in response. "Andy," he murmured, voice deep and low. "I have a secret to admit." 
Feeling breathless and foolish, I resisted the urge to fold my arms across my stomach. "Is it an interesting secret?" 
"Oh yeah." His lips curled slowly. "Kyler actually invited me to go with them today." 
My brows rose. "He did?" 
Tanner nodded. "I told him no. I'd rather spend the day with you."

I literally JUST finished this book, and... oh my god. I have no words. It was Beautiful. And fantastic. And LOVE is not a strong enough word. I'll post a review in the very near future, so I'll hopefully be more coherent then. But for real, y'all. THIS BOOK. Also, Tanner is freaking amazing. Total sweetheart. So lovable and I adore him.

Those are our swoons for this week! What do you think? Do you have a swoon to share? Leave us a comment!


  1. Awesome swoons girls, as usual. I'm pretty sure that rocker is really... um.. hard rock, if you know what I mean. ;)

  2. Tattoos, guitar, yum! That first swoon is all kinds of hot! And I will definitely be looking into Scorched, hopefully soon. Great swoon choices! Have a fantastic day :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. Oh I have been wanting to start that Erika Kelly series! Deff sounds like my kind of reads. And of course the Scorched swoon is great!

  4. Haven't really seen the much about the first book, nice teaser though and will of course be waiting for your review. :D

    I just finished Scorched last night as well- dang Tanner be still my beating heart!

    My Swoon

  5. Wow! I can't wait to read your review on I Want You to Want Me Val. What a passionate kissing swoon! I love it! Plus, you know I have a thing for musicians!!! Jess, Tanner sounds like such a sweetheart! I'll be reading Scorched ASAP! I love JLA :) Great Swoons Ladies! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. Great swoons ladies! Val, that is one yummy kiss... I think I'd like that book!
    And Jess... can't go wrong with JLA! I can't wait to read Scorched!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace