Thursday, March 7, 2013

Swoon Thursday (8)

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If You Stay By Courtney Cole




The Rules of Swoon Thursday:


"From the book you are 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.  Try to make the Swoon 140 characters so you can tweet it.  Add the #YABOUND hashtag when you tweet."




Goodreads Summary:


24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole. 
Seriously. 

He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match. 

But he’s got his reasons. 

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count. 

As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect fa├žade. 
So he slipped far, far from it. 

Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right? 
Wrong. 

And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila. 
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.

When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness. 

But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it. 

He knows that. And he’s working on it. 



What Made Me Swoon:


"His tongue delves softly into my mouth and I fight the urge to sigh into his.  His hands grip my back and I don't know when they got there, but I lean into his embrace, clutching his waist.  I revel in the way his fingers knead at my skin, at the firm pressure he places against me, at the hard rigidity pressed against my hips.  It's dizzying."


     What Made You Swoon This Week?





26 comments:

  1. I wish that I got this book on the tour now!! Awesome swoon!!

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

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    1. It's pretty awesome! You should check it out Naomi!

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  2. Ahhh, what a hot swoon! I haven't read any Courtney Cole books, but I've heard nothing but good things about this one. Pax is such a cool name :D

    Here is my swoon post!

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    1. Yeah, I love the name Pax (it means Peace.) You should check this book out!

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  3. Great swoon! I read this book a week or so ago and I really liked it!

    My Swoon

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Yep! It's pretty awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I have this book sitting on my Kindle and I seriously need to read it soon! Wonderful swoon!

    My Swoon

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Thank you! It's such a great story Teresa!

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  5. Sweet! Awesome swoon!

    Over @ Ketch’s Book Nook, forever may not be long enough…My Undying Swoons

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  6. Great Swoon! I really need to read this book!

    Here's My Swoon!

    Catarina
    @Reading and Things

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  7. Great choice.
    My swoon this week was Garrick Taylor from Losing It (:

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    1. Garrick is majorly hot!!! He's very swoon-worthy indeed!

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    1. Yes there are! Thanks for stopping by Nereyda!!!

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  9. PAX! So loved this book!

    Here's mine!



    Valerie

    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Val :) Yes, it's such a great story!

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  10. Sweet baby jesus in a manger! Hot hot hot!!! Loving it! Thank you so much for sharing that cause I so need to add this book to my tbr list! Thank you so much for sharing and for stopping by and commenting! I hope you enjoy the rest of the book and have a great weekend! Have a great weekend.

    Reese's @ Reese's Reviews MA2F

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    1. Lol! Thanks so much Sharrice! This book is pretty awesome! I hope you have a great weekend too :)

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  11. I can not wait to read this book! Every single post I have read about it has blogger/readers swooning. This post makes it official, I have to read this sooner rather than later.

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    1. Yes Dione! Read it ASAP, and then tell me what you think!

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  12. Great Swoon! I've heard great things about this book but have yet to read it. Hopefully one day soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  13. I really, really like the summary for this book. An asshole is an asshole, but an asshole that is self-aware may have ome redemptive qualities as long as he's willing to change. I do love an angst-ridden, tirtured anti-hero.
    Sounds great!
    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook

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