Thursday, April 9, 2015

Swoon Thursday ~ 4/9/15

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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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In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs…

High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.”

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…


It was magic.  An explosion that threatened to make her implode from the inside out.  She grasped hold of Bash's shirt with both hands and held on for dear life as his mouth moved over hers.  She vaguely registered her breaths going shallow, but those were minor things, because honest to God, she was drowning in the sensation of a hard-bodied man doing delicious things to her mouth. (Page 27 of the ARC)

Devouring this one quickly.  Review coming.

Undeniably Chosen (Significance, #5)Ava has watched her parents, Caleb and Maggie, live the perfect fairy tale, the perfect love story, played out in front of her eyes her entire life. Her family is love, life, and happiness. The Jacobsons are everything a family should be and Ava is loved and well taken care of. But the one thing that’s missing from her life is the one thing she’s waited for every day, the one thing her kind knows will make them complete, the one thing they thought was gone and lost forever.

Her significant.

Seth has lived with the Watsons his entire life. They’re the only family he knows, but he knows that there are things they keep from him. He knows that they lie and they do unspeakable evil, things from when he was a child that he can barely remember that cling to the edges of his memory. He barely remembers his real mother and all he knows is what he’s told. He doesn’t know what to trust. He wants to believe that the Watsons love and care for him, have his best interest at heart, but isn’t so sure of that anymore when he finally—after a lifetime of waiting for her—meets his soulmate, and the Watson’s first act is to try to take her away from him.

The Virtuoso worlds collide, hearts are exposed, humans are endangered, and the lives of Seth and Ava are changed forever. They’ll have to love without judgment or reservation, they’ll have to be wise and accepting beyond their years, they’ll have to forgive for things before they’ve even happened, they’ll have to trust without seeing, have faith without knowing, and they’ll have to light their own way in the dark when everyone else is blind to show them the way. And more than anything else…

they’ll fight like hell to keep each other.


"Ava," he groaned and reached under my elbow to tug me until I was against him on our sides facing each other. "The only thing I need is you," he said simply, tiredly, and with finality.

I just finished this book and my heart feels so happy. Seth and Ava are fantastic, and this entire book is awesome. So much to swoon over! I loved it. And I definitely have more to gush over in my review. ;)

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


  1. I'm loving those sexy swoons. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love After All looks awesome! I have heard great things about Undeniably Chosen.

    My Swoon

  3. I love the sexy and intense kissing swoon Val! Jess, your swoon is so sweet! I love when a book makes my heart happy :)

  4. Love me a hard-bodied man too!
    And Seth sounds so sweet!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace