It's that time again! We created a HOT meme, and if you're new to the game, here's how to join in the fun:
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.
Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the steamy button above and share it on your blog. We want to know!
Today's title comes courtesy of Kelsey's swoon choice, ORIGIN by the always fabulous JLA. But I think it fits all our choices. The moments that stand out, make us highlight them and share them on Thursdays, are uttery, wholly perfect for those characters. That story. By themselves, the rest of us may not totally get it...not until we read the book ourselves...but what matters is that it isn't generic. It completely and beautifully fits the moment. And, you know, makes us swoon something fierce (*grin*)
So read on for the swoons that we thought were wholly perfect this week, and then play along by leaving YOUR favorite swoon worthy moments this week in the comments!
RACHEL: Swooning over STORM WARNING By E. Lee & C. Quinn. and since there are five main characters, I thought it only fair to at least give you two swoons. Am I right??:
She felt his strong, calloused hands move down the backs of her thighs and moved her legs to wrap around his waist as he carried her to the side of the pool, their mouths never parting. Cami wasn't about to end the kiss. In fact, she was fairly certain that if he'd let her they would stay in the exact same position forever.And
Most girls, even the hot ones, bored him. Or maybe the version of himself he pretended to be around them bored him. Ella Jane Mason electrified every nerve ending in his body until he felt raw and exposed. Just her very presence sent his heart pounding, pumping testosterone and adrenaline through him so hard he couldn't think straight. He could spend every day with her and never get bored, never feel like he knew everything about her there was to know.
Stark's lips met mine. The surprise didn't last long, and I slid into the kiss. It felt good—so good to be close to him. His arms went around me. I pressed myself against him while his lips followed the curve of my neck. "I thought you said you needed some sleep." My voice sounded breathless."I need you more," he said.
KELSEY: Swooning over ORIGIN (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout:
She pulled back, her eyes searching mine, and then she reclaimed the distance, and, damn, the kiss was half innocent, half desperate, and wholly perfect. My grip on her back tightened as she tilted her head, and even though the kiss started out as something sweet, I totally took it there. I deepened the kiss, throwing every fear into it, every minute that had passed that we'd been separated, and everything I felt for her. Her breathy moan shook me, and when she wiggled it nearly undid me.
ASHLEY: Swooning over Cassie Mae's SWITCHED
Ashley says: "Alright, so this swoon is more funny than anything thing else, and not kissy AT ALL, but I want to share it because it's fun! Wesley, the male main character in this book, is TOTALLY swoon-worthy, and Kayla (the main character whose point of view we are seeing) is just starting to realize this. :) LOL"
"Well, good luck this weekend," he says, rubbing his arm when I flop into my car. I can't believe I never noticed how Wesley's muscles are just as nice as Talon's. They're different--Talon is bulkier and an obvious football player, while Wesley is leaner, toned. He's more of a skinny muscular. I like the lines and curves it gives his arms. He should wear sleeveless shirts more often. Or maybe he shouldn't, since it's causing me to think very weird things. Yeah, he needs to cover those things up immediately."Kayla?""Oh!" Yes, definitely needs to keep himself covered. "Yeah, good luck to you too."
And delicious repeats:
HEATHER: Swooning over ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre:
"For the first time, I looked at him and didn't see reflexes or muscles or fighting potential. I saw only a boy who had followed me from the tunnels, who had been a friend no matter what obstacles we faced. Even while the Wolves had been hunting him, he thought of saving me. My heart shifted a little in my chest; it seemed to swell and beat against my bones until I couldn't hear."
JESSICA: Swooning over CRASH INTO YOU (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry:
Isaiah slips his hand from my chin to cradle my head. His fingers tunnel through my hair, making the back of my neck tingle with anticipation as the pad of his thumb whispers gently against my cheek. His lips hover right next to mine and his warm breath heats my face.
The blood pounds so wildly in my veins that he has to sense the vibration. There's a magnetic pull taking over the small distance between our lips. An energy I can't resist. My head inclines opposite his and the moment I close my eyes, his mouth brushes mine.
Soft. Warm. Gentle. His lips move slowly, exerting pressure. And I feel like I can't breathe, yet like I'm flying.
SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN! On your blog (and be sure to leave us a link), and/or on Twitter... SWOON us!
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