Thursday, March 21, 2013

Swoon Thursday (#11): What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries

Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!


- 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

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting

This week, my swoon is from What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries!

***Adult book alert! But this makes up for last week's not-so-hot swoon.***

What the Duke Desires  (The Duke's Men, #1)

She froze. "What do you think you're doing" "Tempting you," he murmured, then covered her mouth with his. 

Oh, Lord help her. His lips were on hers, hot and hard and demanding, and that annoying fluttering in her belly began. The whole world seemed to tilt sideways, sending her spiraling down into a place where hear and longing and need seemed perfectly appropriate.

At some point she must have opened her mouth, for his tongue swept inside, surprising her. Then melting her. He delved deep ina motion far more intimate than the play of their hands earlier.

- eARC, 29%


I'll leave you with that...

This book is actually really good, for a historical romance! Most historical romances follow the same pattern, but this one was unique. And the sex doesn't happen until pretty late in the book. That up there? Doesn't lead to one (which I sort of prefer!). When I say late in the book, I mean, like, around 50% and past maybe (I can't exactly remember). 

But trust me, Sabrina Jefferies keeps the chemistry ALIVE, throughout the entire book. Without needing more than two (I believe it was two) sex scenes. More power to her!

So, what about you? What made you swoon this week?

27 comments:

  1. That's a pretty steamy scene even if it dosent lead to anywhere... Great choice!

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. It is! And trust me, things get YUMMY in the that slow-burn way :D

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  2. It's good when you get great smut without it always going as far as sex. I'm happy you enjoyed this and shared it. =) My Swoon

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  3. Ooh.... I do like some Historical Romance sometimes... Might have to read one, I haven't read one in a while!!

    Thanx for visiting my SWOON!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. I love historical romance, and I highly recommend this one! :D

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  4. YES! Great swoon -- I just got a new Sabrina Jeffries and I can't wait to read it!

    My Swoon

    Eva @ All Books Considered

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! Her books are FANTASTIC ^_^

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  6. Really like this swoon. This book sounds great and I totally agree, I love it when there's suspense as to when the bow-chic-a-wow-wow is going to happen!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and commenting!

    Glad you liked the book and totally agree Easy needs to have a sequel!!

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    1. Same! I thoroughly enjoyed this one :)

      I would love that! Are you seeing this, Tammara?! :D

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  7. Nice one. :)
    Think next week I will do one from The Collector, I see your waiting on it, I was lucky to get an ARC of it a few days ago, going to start it soon, like tonight I think. :)

    Here is mine
    YA Swoon Post

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  8. Ooh La Swoon! That scene was steamy! I'll take a copy of this book ;)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. You should definitely check it out! :)

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  9. That was steamy! I love it, now I'll have to check out the book.
    Great swoon and thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. I hope you like it if you get a chance to read it! My pleasure, Aseel :D

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  10. Nice swoon Alyssa!! I'm looking for some good light summer reads!! I might have to add this one!

    Thanks for stoppin by earlier!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. This is definitely a good one to have around! :D

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  11. Holy swoon! Love it!!! I haven't read anything by Sabrina Jeffries in so long that kinda motivated me to pick something :)

    Sheri @ Perks of Being a Bookworm

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    1. Awww, well, I'm glad that this is a good boost! :)

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