Thursday, July 18, 2013

Swoon Thursday (#27): Defiance by C.J. Redwine

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 Defiance by C.J. Redwine!


He lets go, and I reach for him. Twining my fingers through his, I feel something soft warm the silence within me a little as he tangles his legs with mine until I can't tell where one of us ends and the other begins.

But it isn't enough. The ache within me pushes against my chest, tingles down my arms, and hurts the tips of my fingers. I need to disappear into what we are together.

I need him.

I pull him against me as we start floating back toward the surface, and he smiles.

We break the surface together, and the air feels alive in a way it didn't before. He smooths my hair out of my eyes, and I impatiently shoves his hands out of my way so I can reach him.

"Kiss me," I say, and I don't even have time to blush at the audacity of my words before he slides a hand into the hair at the nape of my neck and tugs me toward him.

Our noses bump, and his laugh sounds breathless. "Sorry."

"Don't be sorry. Hurry up and kiss me."

He tightens his arms around me and touches his lips to mine. His kiss is rough, tastes like lake water... and is the best thing I've ever felt. I press against him, consuming him like I'll never get enough, and when we break apart, my pulse pounds against my ear, and his chest rises and falls like he's been running.

- Hardcover copy, Pages 355-356



Read my review of Defiance HERE.

Mmmm, yummy Logan. If you aren't acquainted with Logan yet, you should get on that! Defiance is definitely one of my favorite reads of the year so far! :)

30 comments:

  1. OMGosh!! What a nice water swoon!! Sounds so romantic!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  2. i have been meaning to read this book forever! Hopefully soon I can meet Logan

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    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  3. Ahhhhh... I still need to read this, and after that swoon I'm dying for it. I thought I could hold out, but this... omg, thanks! :*

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    1. YOU MUST SUCCUMB TO THE ALLURE THAT IS LOGAN ^_^

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  4. Never heard of this one...great swoon! Here's mine:

    http://nevaehnewadultbooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/swoon-thursday_18.html

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  5. I don't know Logan but I have this book on my TBR pile *shuffles pile* yep need to know Logan.

    Thanks for visiting My Swoon

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. Aghhh, Val, you have to read this one! Bump it all the way up to #1 :)

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  6. Wow, I'm liking the water vibe to this one. H-O-T!

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    Enjoy, ladies!

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  7. Gah, I really need to read this book! It sounds amazing. :)

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  8. I'm loving this swoon!

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    Catarina
    @Reading and Things

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  9. I really liked this book. Huge Logan fan. Good pick.

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  10. I've been eyeing this novel for a while, but I'll definitely add to my TBR now! :) Awesome swoon choice!

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  11. I borowed this from the library a while back but ran out of time to read it. After reading that swoon, looks like I have to borrow it again.

    Thanks for stopping by my swoon.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  12. I love how the girl takes charge in this swoon! She knows what she wants, and goes after it! I need to read Defiance! It sounds really good! Awesome Swoon Alyssa :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Exactly! Rachel is headstrong and impulsive. I hope you get to it sometime, Lindy!

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  13. Oh kissing in the water makes it sooo much sexier! I think I would very much like to get better acquainted with Logan hehe!

    Amy @ The Reading Realm

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    1. HA, YES! You should, Amy - especially since Deception is out in a month! :)

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  14. SWOOOOOOOOOON! This is my favorite scene. When I went to CJ's signing, she has a copy of Defiance she has US sign and said we could sign anywhere in the book. So I signed on this page. :D

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  15. Such a great review, totally enticed me to read the book ;)

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