Thursday, June 2, 2016

Swoon Thursday (#175): A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

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 A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet!

(It's a long one today!)

Griffin glares at me like he wants to throttle me. Instead, he hauls me up against his chest and kisses me. There's heat and urgency and relief in his touch. My lips part in surprise, and he deepens the kiss, sweeping his arms around me and lifting me to my toes.

Wings unfold inside my chest, the feathers pulsing lightly against my ribs. I'm achingly aware of every point of contact - Griffin's warm, firm lips moving over mine, his solid chest flush against me, his big hands splayed across my back. Before I can question the strange wings, he angles his head, and his tongue touches mine, scattering my thoughts completely.

Sensation roars through me. Once of Griffin's hands slides up my back, delving into my wet hair to cradle my head. The raw, almost desperate sound that rises in his throat makes me feel powerful in a way that has nothing to do with magic, or knives, or knowledge. Heat sizzles through me from my head to my toes.

Griffin's mouth leaves mine, gliding across my cheek and jaw, stopping where my pulse pounds in a wild rhythm. Gathering me tightly against him, he places a searing kiss just below my ear. I feel the hot press of his lips like a brand and wonder if it's permanent. 

His voice drops to a low, ardent growl. "I would have come for you." His strong arms are a fierce pressure around me. His ragged exhale warms my neck, making me want to curl into him.

- eARC, 48%

GUYSSSS, THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOK! Go read my gushy review that I posted on Sunday! Or better yet, go read the book! Or preorder it! Or request it from the library! I almost feel bad for posting my review over two months in advance but... #sorrynotsorry!


  1. YAAAAY for new favorite romance book :D That is just so so so awesome. <3 As always, such a lovely swoon Alyssa :D Thank you for sharing sweet girl. <3

    1. It was WONDERFUL! You're welcome and thank YOU, Carina. =)


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