Thursday, July 25, 2013

Swoon Thursday (#28): Starling by Fiona Paul

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 Starling by Fiona Paul!


(Don't worry, I took out this gentleman's name. To be fair.)

"You deserve so much more than you think," he answered.

And then his mouth fell on hers, and it was different from the previous kisses, fierce, full of longing. He tasted her tongue and her lips, his hands ascending the ladder of her ribs until one cradled the base of her head and other buried itself deep in her hair.

He pulled her into his lap and her insides went weak, her body asking for things she'd never wanted before. His mouth trailed hot along the hard ridge of muscle in her neck. Cass exhaled sharply, her fingers crawling beneath his shirt to explore the contours of his chest, to trace the map of scars he had earned in her name.

[Redacted]'s hand dropped to her hip. As his mouth found her lips again, his fingers pushed aside the hem of her skirt until they grazed the bare skin of her leg beneath. She shuddered, her whole body trembling at his touch.

- ARC, page 258

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Read my review of Starling HERE.

(My super early review. Oops?)

I loved this book! Definitely my favorite of the series. So, who made you swoon? :)

28 comments:

  1. Great swoon! I haven't seen this book before. Covers kind of interesting too.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  2. I really like Fiona Paul! :D Haven't read her books yet, but she's a great person! I'll have to get moving on my TBR list. I'm so behind! LOL.

    Awesome swoon choice!

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    1. SHE IS! She's super fantastic! I hope you read (and enjoy) the series!

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  3. Oooh.... nice swoon!! I'd shudder too!!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. LOL well, this young man has that effect on her ;)

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  4. That was a crazy hot swoon! I haven't started this series yet, but I am definitely wanting to now!!

    My Swoon

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  5. I've never heard of this series before so thanks for the introduction. The one I have today is also part of a series by Abbi Glines. Definitely NA not YA! ;o)

    http://nevaehnewadultbooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/swoon-thursday_25.html?zx=5941bcbc43e4143d

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    1. You're welcome! I've read some Abbi Glines books!

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  6. "her fingers crawling beneath his shirt to explore the contours of his chest, to trace the map of scars he had earned in her name."

    That is the hottest line I've read in long time! Thanks for sharing it with us, Alyssa :-)

    Check out MY SWOONS

    Enjoy, ladies!

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    1. WOW! Okay, Faith! Glad I could help ;)

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  7. That was one HOT swoon! I haven't read this series yet, but now I just want to jump headfirst into these books. Lol! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. It was! I hope you read the series and enjoy them, Holly! :D

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  8. Great Swoon Alyssa! I've been dying to read Venom, and Starling sounds just as good! Holy Hotness!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. You should get on that, Lindy! Read the whole series, no matter what ;)

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  9. Got to love it when a guy can make a girl shutter!

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  10. Um, YEAH! This makes me want to read this book even more. Sexy, sexy!

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    1. Woohoo! I agree! Go read these, Jaime!

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  11. That is a fantastic swoon! Definitely will have to add this to my TBR shelf! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I'm glad you're interested in this book! You're welcome, Ashley :)

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  12. UGH you are killing me! I am dying here! I want to know who's name you redacted. Falco or Luca? I just need this book already. Lovely swoon and I'm sitting here crossing me fingers that its Falco! lol

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. HAHAHAHA I live to torture! I'm not telling ;)

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  13. Ooo I haven't heard of this series but damn if that wasn't one hot swoon! I'm a sucker for as guys muscles too, but let's face it who isn't hehe ;)

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