Thursday, November 5, 2015

Swoon Thursday # 160 ~ Breathless (Jesse #1) by Eve Carter

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Jesse #1)
Eve Carter

First - The Blurb:

Bad boy professional Motocross rider, Jesse Morrison, knows how to leave an impression. Except lately, it has mostly been bad impressions. Frustrated and wounded, he surrounds himself with women, booze and drugs. After getting kicked out of his brother's house, he relocates to California for the summer to crash at his uncle's place. 

In Santa Monica, Jesse meets the one woman who can lead him back on the right path, beautiful twenty-two year old, Niki Milani. Only one problem; she is not interested. Niki has her own demons to fight. A past that left her emotionally abandoned by her own blood, her father. She keeps her heart guarded and finds it difficult to trust a man again. Especially not a bad boy player who is more messed up than she. However, Jesse never backs down from a challenge. Armed with a sizzling attraction, he is determined to prove to Niki that there is more to him than what appears on the surface. That he is the one who can heal her heart.

Second - The Swoon:

Jesse leaned in and tucked a strand of hair behind my ear. His fingers traced down my cheek and caught my chin in his hand, tilting my head back. My lips spontaneously parted for him and I felt his warm sweet breath. He pressed his lips to mine and the sandy beach fell from beneath me. My head swirled as he stroked my tongue with his, prodding and teasing. I met his advances full on, submitting to his passion, blood rushing in my veins, spiking higher and higher with each stroke of his tongue. Dragging my lower lip between his teeth, he gently pulled away. I was caught breathless.

Breathless is told from dual POV.

The story starts by introducing us to Jesse. He's at a very low point in his life and doesn't seem to care too much about himself or anyone else. Fortunately for him though, he has an older brother (Jimmy) who does. As a last ditch effort to help his flailing brother, Jimmy sends Jesse to LA to spend a little time with their Uncle Kenny in the hope that Jesse will find a way back to his old self.

In the mean time, we are also introduced to Niki, After losing her mother at the age of twelve, Niki runs off the rails for a while, and in order to bring her back on track, her father first sends her to boarding school and then on to college to study to become a lawyer. For eight years, Niki does as her father wishes without question even though she knows deep down in her heart that it is not what she wants.

It takes a while before Jesse and Niki's paths cross (33% into the book), but once they do, the story becomes explosive. Drawn to Niki in ways he couldn't have imagined, Jesse soon learns that he better shape up if he plans to keep Niki around. Niki, attracted to a bad boy for the first time, discovers that life can be exciting and fun. Finally finding a reason too, she breaks free from her fathers domineering ways.

A good story, but one that ends with a 'to be continued'.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
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  1. Hmmm... now that is one yummy kiss! Great swoon!

    My Swoon

  2. Mmm, yeah, that's a good swoon, Marilyn. I read Breathless a few years ago and remember enjoying it. I'm glad you did as well. :)

  3. MMM love those kinds of kisses! :D

  4. Sounds amazing. Love the swoon. DUAL POV? Yes, please.

  5. I love those touches before a kiss! Great pick.
    That's a pretty long wait before seeing the mc's meet! Sounds worth it in the end!