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 Rush by Eve Silver!
I absolutely LOVE this swoon, and I feel like I need to share the entire scene, because it's all just one giant swoon. So, I'm cheating a little - this excerpt is extra long.
We're separated by only a small space, and then we aren't because Jackson steps closer, so close that the faint citrus scent his shaving cream left on his skin lures me. So close that I have to tip my head back to meet his gaze.
Pulse racing, I stand perfectly still as he reaches up to pull the covered elastic from my ponytail. He takes his time, leaving me plenty of opportunity to stop him, to step away. My slides down over my shoulders. My breath stops as he takes a thick handful and drags his fingers through the ends, then lowers his face so his nose traces up the side of my neck to my ear.
"You smell like strawberries," he whispers.
"Shampoo." I barely have enough breath for even that single word. All my senses are filled with him, the feel of his chest against mine, his lips on my skin, the beat of his heart thundering in time with my own.
My breathing turns ragged. I'm grateful for the solid weight of his forearm pressing against my lower back, drawing me closer, holding me up because my legs feel like noodles, my head spinning.
He drags his mouths over the angle of my jaw, my cheeks, to my lips.
Fire bursts inside me. My lips part under his, Coming up on my toes, I fist my hands in his hair and kiss him back, sharing the flames that lick at my soul. I breathe as he breathes, liquid heat in my veins.
- eARC, 88%
TRUST ME when I say you will WANT to read this book at some point. Borrow it from a friend, get it from the library, buy it, SOMEHOW you must obtain a copy. The ending was killer, but I really enjoyed this book. And the romance was a huge bonus! Oh, Jackson...
And how about the cover! So gorgeous! But for the life of me, I can't find a color appropriate enough to match the cover. Rawr.
Anyway! What/who made you swoon this week?