Thursday, October 4, 2012

Swoon Thursday #7 Inescapable

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This weeks SWOON comes from
Amy A. Bartol.
I know that I have featured this book before, but having recently re-read the deleted scene which captured my attention and sparked my interest, I felt that I just had to share it with you.
“Okay, you can go with me tonight to watch Russell,” he says, not taking his arm off of his eyes.
I run the rest of the way to the bed, leaping onto it. “Seriously?” I ask him, pulling his arm back from his face so I can see his eyes. “Why did your change your mind?” I ask because I thought that my plan was flawed when he refused me before.
“I just realized that the biggest threat to you, right now, is me. You make me feel wild inside. I’m losing control. Having you so near all of the time, it’s Heaven and it’s Hell. I’m becoming an Evie addict,” he says, putting his arm back on his eyes like he would shield himself from me. Instantly, I feel guilty for what I’ve been doing to him. I know the torture that he’s talking about because I share it with him. Only, he has shown restraint, whereas I’ve just used it like a weapon to get what I want.
“I’m so sorry, Reed. I didn’t mean to hurt you—I should leave. I should go back to my room at the dorm,” I say apologetically. I start to get off of the bed, but I’m whirled flat on my back in the next instant by Reed, who is hovering over me a breath away.
“You’re not leaving. I’ll control myself, but you have to help me. No more seduction—you’re too good at it and I’m too weak to handle it now,” Reed says with a stern look, scanning my eyes for any sign of dissidence.
“You seem to be holding your own,” I say sheepishly.
“That’s because you can’t read my mind. If you could, you’d see I’m riding the edge,” he says honestly. His face dips toward mine so that he can inhale the scent of my hair. The small space between us is kinetic; it begs to pull me to him.
“Okay, no more seduction, should that be a rule?” I ask shakily, as my libido seems to be stretched as taut as his.
“For now. When you’re not so soft and breakable, I’ll insist on you seducing me,” he says seriously.
“When will that be, because I’d like to get started on that as soon as possible?” I ask, biting my bottom lip in anticipation of that day.
“God knows I pray for it to be soon,” he says self-effacingly. “Get dressed—it’s cold outside and we’ll be in the car for hours. I’ll meet you downstairs when you’re ready.” Reed bends down to brush his lips to mine, but before I can wrap my arms around him and pull him to me, he’s gone from the room.
I lie on the bed, feeling remorseful and relieved at the same time. I hate hurting Reed, but I have to talk to Russell. I have to make sure he’s okay. I’ve finally been given permission to leave the house so that I can do just that. But it’s a bittersweet victory and I resolve that I will never again use our attraction against Reed in that way.
The chemistry between Evie and Reed is awesome. But don't

take my word for it. Add it to your TBR list and discover it for

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If you liked my SWOON, please leave a comment below.


  1. I love it when a guy begs for help, especially from seduction!

    My Swoon

    1. Yeah, it is kind of cool when the girl has the upper hand!! Shame Amy deleted this scene!!

  2. Ooh... that is a good deleted scene!! Reed seems awesome. Argh! I want one.

    Mine has more comedy in it, but it's from one of my fav series.

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  3. I really like the sound of this book! Hopefully I can get to it soon! Thanks for stopping by My Swoon

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. Your welcome!! And yeah, this book is most certainly worth the time.

  4. That's a really good deleted scene!! I've never heard of this book, gotta check it out! I loved that swoon!
    Thanks for sharing!

    My Swoon

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book,crazed girl

    1. Please check it out. It really is a great read!!

  5. Hmmm...seems familiar.


  6. Very intense! I think I need to find out more about Reed:D
    Thanks for dropping by my Swoon.