Thursday, May 22, 2014

Swoon Thursday ~ 5/22/14

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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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 All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.,%201


I lower my hands to the hem of his T-shirt, and at my tentative tug, he lifts up just enough to help me pull it off.

I swallow and stare and swallow again, because dear, sweet Jesus riding a unicorn, he's perfect.  Hard contoured muscles slope toward the broad planes of his chest.  And I have this sudden unfamiliar longing to taste the muscled ridges of his abdomen.

"I will never gripe about you working out too long ever again."

His answering smile is toe-curlingly brilliant, and the warmth that had been building in my center erupts into a flame.  He leans down to nuzzle his lips against my neck, and I grip his waist, my hands sliding perfectly along the V of muscles above his hips.

Yeah.  I know, you didn't want me to stop.  I had a hard time stopping too.  LOVED this book.

What do you think?  Have a swoon for me?  Leave me a comment.


  1. A toe-curling smile, yeah, I like those. Nice swoon. I really need to get to this book.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Yeah... I want more! That is a niiiice swoon! Thanks Valerie! I need to get this book, it sounds awesome!

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

  3. I gotta read this one! Sounds so good! Also- unicorns lol Awesome swoon!

  4. Mmm, stahp with the muscles ;) And this is why I love male athletes and will never tell my soccer friends to stop working out so much. Because MAN CANDY :D

    Check out my swoon post!

  5. I remember this part! The V-muscles above the hips are so sexy! Perfect Swoon!!!!

  6. Super swoony! I'm going to try and fit it in soon.

  7. I'm pretty sure EVERYONE loves the V. It's like hypnotizing. You don't notice anything else as long as you're staring at it. LOL!

    My swoon is from Absolute Zero by Lynn Rush. Posted this yesterday, but didn't get a chance to share it.

  8. Love it! I can't wait to read this one.