Thursday, August 21, 2014

Swoon Thursday ~ 8/21/14

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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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Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .

Hard Knox.


And the way his touch felt?  It awakened every emotion and desire and want inside me that I'd never know I had.  One moment his forearm was pressed hard to my back, cradling me close to him and making me realize I'd never felt truly safe until now, and the next moment, his hand was splayed against my lower back, and I felt like I was about to drawn in my own need and want.  Knox Jagger was consuming me, one kiss at a time, one touch at a time.  Moment after moment, more of me belonged to him.  (Kindle location 1691)

Taking Shots (Assassins, #1)Taking Shots (Assassins #1) by Toni Aleo

Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough, let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing. That is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Assassins, she meets the hunky hockey player who shoots a puck, shattering her world.
Shea Adler was tired of the life he was living outside of the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She was feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her. Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they were meant to be together, and he needed her in his life. 
Can Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her, or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy.


"I had a great afternoon with you, Elli," he said. Was he whispering? Was his voice husky? 
Oh, God. 
"Me too, one of the best ever." She cringed at her nervous babble. God, she was an idiot. Shea gave her a sexy grin that she was starting to think he was born doing, and leaned closer to her. Her breath caught audibly, and he smiled again.
"Can I kiss you?" he whispered in a husky, manly, yummy voice. Elli could do nothing but nod and his lips were over hers within seconds. His lips were so warm, so strong, as his hand came up to her cheek, caressing her face softly.
She had never been kissed like this. When Justin would kiss her, it was quick and rushed, but Shea took his time, tasting her mouth as she did the same to him. When he pulled back, he smiled down at her.
"I'll call you later?"

What do you think? Have a swoon for us? Leave a comment!


  1. I loved Knox Val! That's a great swoon!
    And Jess... I love it when they ask!

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

  2. I love the consuming kisses, Jess! And ooo, husky voice :D Love it when he takes his time ;) Excellent swoon choice, Val!

    Check out my swoon post!

  3. HARD KNOX! I am reading that next! So excited. Awesome swoons!

  4. mmmmm I've swooned over Shea many times. *sigh* I'm swooning over Jax (Worth Forgiving) today! <3 Lori@ Books Need TLC

  5. Two hot swoons. Awesome!
    Hard Knox is on my TBR list. I'm adding Taking Shots... right now.

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