Thursday, March 28, 2013

Swoon Thursday ~ 3/28/13

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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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This week's swoon comes from Trent... I mean from Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

I don't know if it's the stress of the situation, or this sizzling burn that flares whenever Trent's around, or an uncontainable internal beast repressed for too long, but his whole situation has gone from terrifying to freaking hot in a split second. 

I can't help myself.

I crash into Trent's mouth, my hand fisting the front of his shirt, snapping several buttons with no effort as I force myself onto him.  There's a second of resistance--just a second where his mouth and body doesn't respond--but it quickly dissolves.  His arms slide out from my knees to grip my sides, scorching my bare skin.  It's him that deepens the kiss, slipping his tongue into my mouth, one hand working its way through my shampoo-coated hair, gripping a handful at the nap of my neck tightly.  He forces my head back as his tongue connects with mine, his mouth sweet and fresh.  (Kindle location 982 or 3501)

Liking Trent? Wondering about her shampoo-coated hair?  Not telling.  Gonna need to read this one for sure.  My review posts later today.

Have a swoon for me?  Leave me a comment.


  1. WHAT!!!!



    You chose the PERFECT passage for me to be instantly pinning for it!!!!

  2. This sounds like a great read. I'm definitely intrigued about the shampoo-coated hair.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. No wonder every where I turn people are talking about this book. Ahh I want more! lol

    Sheri @ Perks of Being a Bookworm

  4. I love broken girls and broken guys saving each other. And that cover and swoon were amazing. I guess I'll be checking this one out, thanks. =) My Swoon

  5. Awesome swoon Val! I can't wait to read your review on Ten Tiny Breaths! Trent sounds pretty swoon-worthy! Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. Great swoon! I finished this book last week and I loved! And yes, I like Trent very much ;)

    Here's my swoon:

  7. Awesome swoon!! It makes me want to read this book even more!!

  8. Just added to my "to read" list will be reading it as soon as I finish the book I am reading now :)

  9. I have this book! Off to find time to read it! :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. Awesome swoon!! I just got this book from NG! Can't wait to start it now!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my swoon!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  11. Holy smokes! Great swoon- and another book to add to the TBR pile.

    My Swoon

  12. Loved this book! can't wait for the next in the series, One Tiny Lie!!
    here is my swoon guy,

    love alpha males that are fighters!

  13. Awesome swoon!! I'll have to check this out, along with your review! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    My Swoon

  14. Oh I absolutely loved this book. I'd be surprised if it doesn't end up being a top ten for the year for me. Lovely swoon choice!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  15. I love Trent! I mean LOVE him. Great Swoon!

  16. OMG!! Awesome swoon!!

    Thanx for visiting my SWOON!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace