Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Swoon Thursday (51)

Hosted by YA Bound

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."

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Goodreads Summary:

Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

What Made Me Swoon:

"The want fanned into something stronger.  Need.  It needed me to kiss Sam.  So I did.  It wasn't a slow, sweet kiss.  It was the dive-right-inbefore-you-lose-your-fucking-nerve kind.  Arms winding around her waist, I pulled her close and covered her mouth with mine.  Soft, warm, and eager, she tasted faintly of vodka and cherries.  It was sensation overload.  A veritable shock to my system.  I was a lightening rod in a hurricane.  Pushed to the brink, but happy, because it's where I was meant to be.  Always riding the line between pleasure and pain.  This was need.  A primal, dark, animalistic force that screamed in every one of my limbs.  Being here with her now, after having been away for so long, made me desperate to take as much of her as I could.  Devour what I could get and savor it.  I ground my hips against her, groaning into her mouth when the sensation threatened to send me crashing over the edge.  She gasped and pushed back, riding the high as eagerly as I was.  There was nothing gentle here. Nothing chaste.  The moment was about something forbidden and raw."  (eARC, Loc. 742)


What Made You Swoon this Week?


  1. What an intense swoon. I love it! Thanks for sharing, ladies!

  2. Ooo, Ruined! First, I love those cheekbones. Swoon! :D I love the sound of this guy, too! He knows what he wants ;)

    Check out my swoon post!

  3. Whew! That was so hot! I haven't read a Jus Accardo book yet, but I definitely have been wanting to! Jax sounds super yummy! Maybe I should start here! :D

  4. Been wondering about this one. Sounds....devouring!

  5. Ooh! Loved this swoon! I've seen this book around and I am definitely motivated to check it out now. Thanks for sharing girl!

  6. OMG I can't wait to read this one. Love that Swoon. Jus is a great author.

    Thanks for visiting my swoon.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  7. Oh awesome choice for a swoon! Love me some Jax!!!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  8. Love me some Jax! Great pick- you are right great minds do think alike.


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