Swoon Thursday #85 – Some Like it Wild by M. Leighton

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Some like It Wild
Author: M. Leighton
Series: The Wild Ones #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 4th 2014
Some like It Wild (The Wild Ones, #2)
Alrighty, this is a long one today, but I loved this first kiss!! Laney is at a kissing booth, so don't think she's getting paid for anything else!!

Standing in front of me, smiling like he knows I can’t breathe, is Jake Theopolis. He’s wearing a T-shirt now, a blue one that fits snugly over his wide shoulders. His pecs shift beneath the material as he digs in the front pocket of his jeans. I see him toss a ten dollar bill onto the counter in front of me. Confused, my eyes flicker back up to his. The bright, liquid orbs are intent on mine. 

“I came for the peaches,” he says quietly. He reaches up to take the toothpick from between his lips. I watch, spellbound, as his face gets closer and closer. “I need a taste before I go,” he whispers, his sweet cinnamon breath fanning my lips.

And then his mouth is brushing mine. I don’t even think to resist. In fact, I don’t think at all. I only feel. 

His lips are soft against mine and he smells like soap and clean sweat. His touch is featherlight until he tilts his head to the side and deepens the kiss. I feel his tongue trace the crease of my lips until I part them to let him in. In long, leisurely strokes, his tongue licks at mine, like he’s savoring the flavor of it. I savor him right back, drinking in the hint of cinnamon in his mouth. I lean toward him, bracing myself on the counter, afraid my legs won’t hold me up much longer.

Finally, he leans back and looks down into my stunned face. “Mmm, that’s the sweetest peach I’ve had in a long time,” he purrs. When he winks at me, I feel a gush of heat pour into my stomach like hot lava. 

Without another word, he turns and walks away.

~ Kindle Arc Loc 193

Holy crap!! I love Jake! He is sexy and his flirtatious attitude gets by blood pumping! Oh, and he's a FIREMAN!! 

First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton's Wild Ones series...

How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?

Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him.

Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake.

If you love The Wild Ones, you'll be just as wild for M. Leighton's Bad Boys series which includes Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us.

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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.

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  1. Ooh, that's one sweet swoon and I'm so glad you didn't cut it short.
    I really need to read this series.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Dang, I like that one! Gonna have to check this series out. Here's My Swoon....I think you'll like it! :)

  3. Yum! I agree. So love Jack and this book. Perfect choice.

    My Swoon

    Valerie @ StuckInBooks

  4. I've got this one!! I think I will start it this weekend. I can't wait! The first book in the series was great. I love how M Leighton really squishes her couples down to nothing when they are apart, the angst and despair really get me :)

  5. Some like it wild indeed! I have not read this new book by Leighton, but I know all about her swoons. Sounds great, Naomi! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. Christina BooksnifferReviewTouMarch 28, 2014 at 5:21 AM

    Oh my goodness! *fanning myself* What a way to leave her!

    My Swoon - The Romeo Club


  7. Oh Yeah! The Kissing Booth Scene! Jake is so hot in this book! I love how confident and cocky he is! Great Swoon!!! Mine is from Twisted by Emma Chase!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  8. Haha! Yep, I just had to share it all!!

  9. M. Leighton rocks my book world!

  10. Squee!! Can't wait to read your thoughts Liz! I love Jake!

  11. Yep, she sure knows how to write them!

  12. Tell me about it! It was a fun kiss... Mmmm, peaches!

  13. Haha! Yep, I will think about this book every time I buy peaches from now on!!

  14. JAKE!!!!! AHHHH!!! I love this book! It was so sweet and swoony and I just adore this series. Great pick!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  15. Me too. I really enjoy Michelle's lighter reads! Thanks Teresa!

  16. *fans self* Hot damn, Naomi! Glad I was sitting down for this! ;)

  17. Haha! I will never think of peaches again without thinking of this scene!


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