Thursday, December 4, 2014

Swoon Thursday #118 ~ Connected By The Sea (Hawaiian Crush #1) by E.L. Todd

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Connected By The Sea
(Hawaiian Crush #1)
E.L. Todd  

First - The Blurb:

Living in paradise, Sydney loves her job, her friends, and her passion for marine biology. Her best friend, Henry, has an invested interest in her, but Sydney never seems to notice. While Henry is the perfect man, she only dates the wrong guys. Her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, broke her heart, and now she’s too shattered to give anyone a chance.

Until Coen…

A sexy bad boy with a tattoo, he elicits dark desires Sydney hasn’t felt in so long. His intense eyes, the color of the sea, capture her sight, making it impossible to look away. She tries to avoid him, knowing he’s no good for her, but Coen, who always gets what he wants, doesn’t take no for an answer.

Will Sydney regret this decision? Or will she find what’s been missing her entire life? The family she lost, the loves she misses, and the trust she never thought she could have for someone else?

Second - The Swoon:

"Promise me?"

He rubbed his nose against hers then placed her hand over his heart. "I swear to you, Sydney, that I will not cheat on you, lie to you, unless it's in your best interest or I'm trying to surprise you, and I will do my best to not hurt you. I can't promise that I won't because that's impossible, but I will do my best not to."

She pressed her forehead against his, "Okay."

This was quite a sweet and tender moment in the story. Coen appears as a bad-ass on the outside but he has a soft center.

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Okay, so what do you think?
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  1. sweet swoon ,,, I'm Reading The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
    by Rick Riordan and everything in this book SWOON me from friendships to love&romance :)

  2. I think I'm adding this to my tbr! ;) Thanks for sharing some swoon, Marilyn.

    1. LOL I aleady own this...probably thanks to you!

  3. That is so sweet! The nose against hers, I like it :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. Awww... this sounds kind of sweet... at least he promised what he could!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. I'm wondering why she needed this promise. Hmmmm

  6. Oh swoon!! That is the sweetest swoon I've ever read. Great choice.