Thursday, October 6, 2016

Swoon Thursday (#193): The Row by J.R. Johansson

- 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 The Row by J.R. Johansson!

I pull his neck down, stand up on my tiptoes, and bring my lips up to his. [...]

He's obviously surprised, because he falls one step to the side, but it only takes him one soft kiss to recover. By the time I'm trying to decide if this was a mistake and if I should pull away, he slams that thought clean out of my head by kissing me back - and doing one hell of a job at it.

Jordan's kiss makes mine look like a finger-painted portrait next to a Picasso. He wraps one strong arm around my waist and the other around my back and up to my shoulders. His fingers tangle in the hair at the nape of my neck and he pulls me off my feet and tight against him. My hands that were behind his neck end up in his hair as my arms cling around his shoulders for support. His lips are soft, and each kiss makes my entire body vibrate with a need to be closer to him. The movements of his lips over mine seem calculated to steal my breath away, and it's clear that I'm woefully over-matched in this department. In chess terms, I'm a novice and he's the equivalent of a grand master. His arms crush me against him with blinding urgency, but his kiss seems to think it has all the time in the world. It is slow, sweet, and I never want it to stop.

- ARC, pages 271-272

I adored this book! This particular scene was so sweet. As fictional first kisses usually are. <3


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