Thursday, March 5, 2015

Swoon Thursday #129 ~ Last Train Home (Home #1) by Megan Nugen Isbell

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOONWhat 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 adorable button above and share it on your blog!

* ~ * ~ * ~ *

My Swoon for this week comes from:

 Last Train Home
(Home #1)
Megan Nugen Isbell 

First - The Blurb:

17-year-old Riley Regas has spent her entire life in Boston, so when she learns she’ll be picking up and moving to her mother’s childhood home of Carver, Kansas, she is less than thrilled. In fact, she is downright furious. Riley’s only visited Carver a handful of times. She barely knows her family that lives there and she has no desire to spend her senior year among the backward, simpleminded residents of Carver. 

Reluctantly though, her views begin to change, despite her encounters with Adrienne, a girl Riley quickly realizes is determined to make her life miserable, when she meets Alex Bettencourt. Alex is popular and gorgeous and Riley’s never seen brown eyes quite like his before. 

While Riley couldn’t be happier, she knows Jesse, her best friend in Carver, isn’t sure of her new relationship with Alex. She soon finds a balance between Alex and her friends though and life in Carver doesn’t seem so bad after all, even if her relationship with her mother is rocky at best. 

Just when Riley thinks she might be happy in Carver, a single decision changes it all, leaving her to find out who she really is and who matters most in her life before she loses everything. 

Second - The Swoon:

He raised his gaze so his eyes were staring into mine and suddenly all I could hear was the gentle sound of his breath.

"That's right. You're my friend... my good friend, Riley," he said quietly. His words came out unhurried and he slowly leaned in to me. His hand reached up and I felt his fingertips brush my cheek. He was cradling my face gently with his hands and I found myself wanting to be closer to him. Before I knew what was happening, our lips brushed tenderly. His kiss was warm and sweet and I couldn't move, and part of me didn't want to even as he carefully pulled back, separating us. I felt his hands release my face and I slowly opened my eyes to meet his. We stared at each other for what seemed like forever. He was smiling shyly. I smiled too.

This was one sweet moment. Not going to tell you though, who she was kissing.

* ~ * ~ * ~ *

Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below.


  1. No fair! You are such a tease- who is she kissing? This is a really sweet moment even without knowing who she is kissing.

    My Swoon

  2. Awww! I like it when they're friends, AND they love each other in other ways. So heartwarming!

    Have a fabulous week, Marilyn :)

    Check out my swoon post!

  3. That is so sweet! I hadn't heard of this one before. I'll have to check it out.

  4. Oh my goodness this is so adorable. I haven't heard of this one before so I will have to check this one. Thank you for sharing!! Great swoon!

  5. Friends to lovers, huh? Nice swoon pick!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace