- 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
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This week, my swoon is from Once Upon a Maiden Lane by Elizabeth Hoyt!
She chose a tart and placed it on a delicate china plate. "Very well, Henry, though I must point out that the kiss was quite fleeting."
"It was, wasn't it?" he said, his voice deeper.
"One might even conclude that it doesn't count as a kiss at all," she mused. She lowered her eyelashes demurely as she bit into the tart, waiting breathlessly for his response.
There was a moment of silence during which all she heard was the pounding of her pulse.
Then Henry set his teacup firmly on the table, rose, and moved to the settee next to Mary. He took her teacup and plate out of her unresisting hands, placed them aside, and drew her into his arms.
He kissed her.
He took possession of her lips without any sort of hesitation, parting them and running his tongue along the edge of her bottom lip.
Mary stifled a moan as pleasure burst through her body.
She'd wondered if what she'd felt with that first kiss might just be an oddity. Something that couldn't be replicated.
But it hadn't.
It was he - Henry.
eARC, page 76
This novella was awesome! Henry and Mary are so cute together - the back-and-forth banter was so fun to read. This is only a novella but it's a wonderful story. I'm going to miss this series!