Thursday, June 26, 2014

Swoon Thursday ~ 6/26/14

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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Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . .

Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . .

Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.

So I'm buddy reading this with Jessica from Just A Book Lover.  We text back and forth as we read.  We have a hate list and predictions flying.  But we have both developed a great love for Daren ("The Knight in Shining Steel Manacles").  He needs to be cuddled and both of us volunteer for the job!  But I'm really hoping that Kayla figures out what Jess and I already know.  He's one of the good ones.  A keeper for sure.  Here's his swoon!


She kisses me back, softly.  Just our lips brushing each other in the black.  I pull back to breathe, surprised that my heart is beating so fast, and hear the faintest of protests.  A tiny whimper sounds from the depths of her throat telling me she wants more, and that's all the invitation I need. (Kindle location 2672)

What ya think of Daren?  Love him so much and so does Jessica! Have a swoon for me?  Leave me a comment.


  1. Wow! He certainly didn't need much of an invitation. Another great pick, Valerie

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. That's a nice swoon! It's cool you are reading it with a buddy! I live on the wrong side of the world to do that with my bloggy friends!!

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

  3. I want to meet Daren! He sounds so wonderful and this just sounds like a great read!

  4. Such a nice swoon! Great invitation!

    Here's My Swoon Thursday

  5. I love sweet kisses from the male's pov. I also love how he can feel his heart pounding harder!

  6. This one sounds so good! The simple kisses are the sweetest :D

    Check out my swoon post!

  7. He's a smart one! Thanks for sharing, Pal! And see you tomorrow!

  8. I like it. I need to read this one soon.