Thursday, February 12, 2015

Swoon Thursday ~ 2/12/15

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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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Riot (Mayhem, #2) by Jamie Shaw

When Dee Dawson meets sexy mohawked guitarist Joel Gibbon, she knows it won’t be long before she has him wrapped around her finger. No guy has ever been able to resist her… but Dee’s met her match in a player like Joel.

Dee’s not the relationship type—not after seeing the pain “love” has caused her friends and family—yet she’s desperate to make Joel want her more than anyone else. He quickly becomes an obsession, and when a reckless attempt to make him jealous ends in disaster, Dee turns into the damsel in distress she never wanted to be. With her carefree world crashing down around her, the last thing she needs is Joel’s pity.

But Joel is suddenly determined to prove he cares, and no matter how hard Dee tries to push him away, he refuses to let her shut him out. Now the girl who swore she’d never say those three little words must choose between guarding her heart and losing Joel forever… or falling head-over-heels for the tattooed rock star of her dreams.,%201


My fingers claw over the thin fabric covering Joel's hard shoulders, which flex under my touch when he wraps his uninjured arm behind my back and lifts me off my feet.  Using that single arm, he carries me back to my apartment, and I cling to him the entire way.  We tumble on the couch, our need for each other desperate and consuming, a blur of kissing and touching that...

Nope.  Not finishing that line.  Too spoilery.  Gonna need to find out why this scene is super sweet in context but still a sexy swoon.  Love me some Joel.  Wondering how these two will figure things out but I love them together.

In His Keeping (Slow Burn, #2)In His Keeping (Slow Burn #2) by Maya Banks

#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn trilogy with this second book-a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.

Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.

Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.


Her immediate denial broke off when his head lowered and to her shock, he pressed his mouth tenderly over the wound. 
There was nothing sexual about the kiss. It was tender. Meant to comfort. Exquisite.  
She stared down at his dark head, pleasure flooding her veins, replacing the pain so evident just moments before. Such a simple gesture and yet it tightened her chest, emotion welling in her throat.  
The brush of his lips was like touching the wings of a butterfly. Soft and infinitely gentle. A direct contrast to the seething caldron of rage he'd been just moments before. 
She lay there, holding her breath, afraid to move, not wanting to break the spell that hovered. They were cloaked with intimacy and time seemed to stop. Everything else melted away and there was only her and him, and his lips pressed tenderly against her skin.

Beau can be sweet. Even when he kind of tries to hold back. ;)

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


  1. Oh wow... Riot sounds awesome! I gotta start that series. Great swoons!

  2. I'm in the middle of the Passion, Power, & Sin series by Mike Wells. So far, Gareth proves to be a swoon-worthy, Australian cowboy with the manners of a southern gentleman. *siiiiighhhhh*

  3. Awww! Such a sweetheart indeed (referring to the second swoon)! I love the tenderness. I'll have to check out this author :D

    Excellent swoon choices! Have a fabulous week :)

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