Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Swoon Thursday (63)

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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:

Lexi Pendergraft has given up on finding love after a disastrous encounter with her last boyfriend. Instead, she focuses on two things: One, setting up a summer program for underprivileged middle-school aged students. And the second, getting to the bottom of her brother Reed’s recent strange behavior. His secret is destroying his relationship with his fiancée Caroline, and Lexi will do anything to help him save it. Especially after he gave up his dream to give Lexi a chance at a semi-normal college experience, something her parents threatened to steal from her after her rape a year ago. 

Ben Masterson is determined to make it through his final semester of his senior year at Southern University. After recently losing his full ride scholarship, he’s suffering from sleep deprivation while trying to keep up with his mechanical engineering courses and working three part time jobs. He thinks he’s lucked out getting a job in the university math lab. The only problem is his boss—Reed Pendergraft.

As part of a role in a community theater play, Lexi wears a black wig and feels a confidence she hasn’t experienced in over a year. When she wears it to a bar close to the theater, she doesn’t think Ben, a bartender there, recognizes her. While Ben’s intrigued about what she’s up to, he’s smart enough to stay far away from his overprotective boss’s sister. Until fate forces him to help her, but why won’t she tell him her real identity?

My Swoon:

"Ben kisses me as though he's a dying man and I'm his lifeline.  He scoops his arms under my butt and picks me up off the counter.  His mouth lifts long enough to ask, 'Where's your room?'  But then he's plunging in again before I can answer dragging me under a wave of lust.  When he comes up for air, I force out, 'Down the hall.  Second door on the left.'  Then he's kissing me again, but he's on the move.  I wrap my legs around his waist and my arms around his neck.  My bedroom door is open and I left the lamp on next to my bed.  He unwraps my legs and slides me down the front of his body.  'God, Alexa.  Do you have any idea what you do to me?'  I smile up at him.  'It's probably somewhat similar to what you do to me.'  He grabs my face and kisses me with tenderness this time.  'I want you to know this isn't just sex to me.  I want more with you.' He kisses me again, then lifts his face, a grin lighting up his eyes.  'Don't get me wrong, I want the sex, but if you told me you wanted to wait, even after last night, I'd do it.' "

What Did You Swoon Over?


  1. Awww... that is a sweet one! Great swoon choice!!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Nice..... Great sonny moment.

  3. Oh my. I need to get to this one. That was seriously yummy.

  4. Aww a sexy swoon with a sweet finish, love it! Ben's honesty is really sexy!

  5. Nice swoon. I like that he is prepared to wait. Yep, adding this one to my TBR pile.

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  6. I've never heard of this one, but the cover is hot! I love that he wants more :D Great swoon choice!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. I need to read this book! That swoon is hot. Love it!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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