Thursday, March 29, 2018

Swoon Thursday (#270): Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey

- 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 Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey!

"Beyond a shadow of a doubt," Imogene said, reveling in the freedom wrought by exposing her feelings. She lifted her hand, touching his lips lightly for a moment. They were soft and inviting, and she could think of nothing else other than how it might feel to press his lips to hers. So tantalizingly soft. They lured her closer.

But Be had not spoken further. She waited for an eon of seconds.

He did not lean away; he did not back away; he did not run from the room screaming. All was well... Better than well, for the look of astonishment had changed. There was something compelling about the way his eyes dropped to her mouth. Something that made her heart beat at an impossible rate, made her want to wrap her arms around him.

Then he smiled.

And the world righted on its axis. 

Leaning toward her, with his eyes glued to her mouth, Ben paused. Imogene could feel his breath on her face; they were within kissing distance... but not touching. She ached with anticipation. Why was he waiting?

"I love you, too," he said, finally placing his mouth on hers.

Fire shot through Imogene's veins, and she wrapped her arms around Ben's neck, standing on her toes, pressing every part of her body against his. His kiss deepened, and the world disappeared. All that existed was the ecstasy of their entangled hearts, minds, and bodies. She hummed in pleasure as Ben kissed his way down her neck and then back up to her mouth. All too soon, he pulled away, but not far. She was still in his arms, his mouth ready to continue its exploration. 

- ARC, page 213

I loved this book! I read it back in February and reviewed it already, but as its publication date is coming up, I thought I'd share a swoony excerpt. If you haven't checked out Anstey's books, I recommend doing so!


  1. I keep seeing her books release and I love the sound of them. I will read these eventually. Glad this latest made your swoony post, Alyssa!

  2. This book looks great! Very swoon worthy! Great pick for the week Alyssa!

  3. This is quite the swoony scene. Sounds like a great book!

  4. Ohh I really want to read this!

    Also, finally able to blog hop! :) I miss visiting your blog, Alyssa!

  5. I love this scene! I haven't really seen this book around (though the cover does look familiar!), so thanks for sharing! I just read the synopsis on goodreads, and I'm definitely interested. :)

  6. I am so excited to read this book. I love Anstey's book, and this one sounds like it will be great as well.

  7. YAY for cute swoon :D Unsure if it would be for me, with this writing, ack, but seems so cute too. Glad you adored this book :)


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