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 Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter!
"You've clearly been hanging around idiots" His gaze lowered - and stayed - on my lips, and he lost his gleam of amusement. "I'm going to kiss you, Ali."
Here? Now? I thought again, my panic returning and my brain short-circuiting. "But I might be bad at it, and we don't know each other very well, and you don't - and I don't - and we can't -" The words rushed from me, but nothing came out fully formed.
"Apparently I do. And you will. And we can." With that, he lowered his head, meshed his lips against mine and stole my breath.
In a snap, there was only Cole, this moment, his mouth... his taste. Mint and cherries. His heat, enveloping me. His strength, surrounding me. Caging me as if we were back in that grocery store parking lot, the Jeep behind me. I gave myself up to the sensations, lost track of everything but Cole.
He must have lost track of everything but me, too, because the tone of the kiss changed from eager and curious to flat-out ravenous. He devoured me, and I did the same to him. My hands roamed over his back, my nails scraping at him. I was inexperienced, yes, but just like in the visions he knew exactly what he was going.
This was consuming... drugging. He made me feel, without any kind of filter. For so long, I'd wanted my life to be nothing more than a dream. Now, with emotions and sensations flooding me, I wanted this reality. And I wanted to stay in the safety of his arms. I wanted to give him everything. Here, now. Want, want, want. Want to touch him, more of him. Want his shirt of. I reached for the hem.
He reached for the hem of my shirt.
Mwahaha, I leave you with that! This book was fantastic! I'm sorry that I waited so long to read it. If this is the steamy of her YA novels... I can't imagine her adult novels! And trust me - it's gets steamier in the second book of this series!