Swoon Thursday #131 – Toxic by Rachel Van Dyken

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Rachel Van Dyken
Ruin #2
Genre: New Adult
Published: March 4th 2014
Gabe is such a good guy. He has a beautiful heart an is so, so sweet!

“I traced my finger along her smooth jaw line and then reached for the back of her head, pulling her into my space as I blew a kiss across her lips. “And now? Now are you excited?” 

“You’re getting warmer,” she whispered. 

I sucked on her bottom lip then let my mouth hover over hers as I answered, “I want you to be on fire. Not just warm, but blazing. Not intrigued, but impressed. Not just excited. I want you enthralled. And at the end of the night, what I really want…” I closed my eyes so I wouldn’t kiss her again. “…is for those tears to be washed away from your memory for good.”

~ Kindle Page 526 of Boxset

You can read my 4.5 Star review on Friday!!
Everyone has a secret...

Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. He's been hiding his identity for over four years-hidden from the world that used to adore him--obsess over him--driven to the edge of insanity by one poor choice. 
But that one choice, altered the course of his life forever. 
Pretending isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when pretending means hiding your real self from the people that care about you the most. But if anyone ever discovered the truth it wouldn't just be his life at risk--but hers. 

Saylor doesn't hate men. 
Just Gabe. 
Only Gabe. 
He's a reckless, happy-go-lucky, silver spoon fed pain in her ass. Everything about him makes her more and more confused. Unfortunately they both donate time at the same Group Home. If she wasn't afraid of flunking, she'd be long gone. She hates that she's attracted to him almost as much as he hates that he's attracted to her--and she can tell, especially since their first encounter ended up making her knees so weak she couldn't form coherent sentences for weeks afterwards. But the closer she gets to him, the more confused she becomes. He isn't who he says he is, and he's hiding something big. 

What happen when two worlds collide? Two worlds that never should have met in the first place? Some secrets are too big to be hidden forever--the only question? Will his destroy everyone he loves? Or finally bring about the redemption he's been craving for the past four years?

Everyone has a secret...What's yours?
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  1. OMG! This >>> “I want you to be on fire. Not just warm, but blazing! Goodness! *fanning myself*

  2. I love Rachel Van Dykens books and I'm yet to try these ones. This sounds totally swoon-worthy!

  3. Angela ReadingCaveMarch 5, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Oh my what a great tease. Does he get his wish does she forget her tears?

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  4. I'm swooning, I'm swooning... Lol. I always like a story about a good collision :)

  5. Mmmm, homeboy wants lots of things! Nothing wrong with that :D Sounds like an interesting romance story! I hope you're enjoying/you enjoyed it, Naomi!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  6. I sure hope her breath smelled good if she was blowing on him like that. I can't help it! That's what pops into my head.

  7. Mmm... I agree, I loved that scene!

  8. Yes, these two were great to read about!

  9. Mmmm... he is pretty attentive, isn't he!

  10. Well, i don't know about her, but he sure got my attention. Loving all his wants.


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