Swoon Thursday #138 – Paradise City by C.J. Duggan

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Paradise City
Author: C.J. Duggan
Series: Paradise #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: April 28th 2015
This was a sweet moment between Lexie and Ballantine... those first touches are so sweet!! 

My breaths were shallow; I glanced down at my feet, breaking eye contact from him, but it didn’t stop him from reaching out and tucking a wayward strand of hair behind my ear, instantly causing my eyes to lift wide with the unexpectedness of it. ‘Do you have a boyfriend, Lexie Atkinson? Or is there a broken heart somewhere in the wastelands of Oz?’

~ Kindle Arc Loc 1185

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There's bound to be trouble in Paradise . . .

When her parents decide a change will be good for her, seventeen-year-old Lexie Atkinson never expected they'd send her all the way to Paradise City. Coming from a predictable life of home schooling on a rural Australian property, she's sure that Paradise will be amazing. But when she's thrust into a public school without a friendly face in sight, and forced to share a room with her insipid, hateful cousin Amanda, Lexie's not so sure.

Hanging out with the self-proclaimed beach bums of the city, sneaking out, late night parties and parking with boys are all things Lexie's never experienced, but all that's about to change. It's new, terrifying . . . and exciting. But when she meets Luke Ballantine, exciting doesn't even come close to describing her new life. Trouble with a capital T, Luke is impulsive, charming and answers to no one. The resident bad-boy leader of the group, he's sexier than any boy Lexie has ever known.

Amidst the stolen moments of knowing looks and heated touches, Lexie can't help but wonder if Luke is going to be good for her . . . or very, very bad?
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  1. It was a sweet read... dying for the second book though!!

  2. I have been having all sorts of trouble loading Disqus this week.
    Finally, it's working and I can comment.
    Love the swoon. So sweet. This looks very much like a book for my shelf.

  3. I'm guessing you're loving this? I've read a few reviews for this already & it looks like it's a hit!

  4. That was so sweet! I've been seeing this one around and I think I need to read it :)

  5. Nice, Naomi! Entirely swoon-worthy :) Great choice, as always...

  6. Oh hell! I love that.

  7. Ooooo! That is so cute! And sweet! Not what I was expecting at all, but my heart melted a tiny bit (meaning A LOT) :D Love it, Naomi!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  8. Now I am going to want to read this! Thanks for sharing-I will be interested in your review on Monday :)

  9. I did, with the Taking Chances bundle I just read, but not so much. I needed more feels!

  10. This sounds really sweet, Naomi. It's on my schedule - I'm looking forward to it!

  11. You would enjoy it Marilyn. CJ is a great Aussie author.

  12. It had its moments.... but i want the next book to see what happens now!!

  13. It's a good read. I'm looking forward to the second book.

  14. It was a sweet read... she tries so hard to fit in. I want more!!

  15. Thanks Ramona! I liked this one. It was sweet!

  16. Mine did too... I just had to share it!

  17. I love the feels too... gotta be plenty of them.

  18. I'm excited to read this one soon! The premise and title sound just swoon worthy! <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  19. Angela ReadingCaveMay 23, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Oh my what a sweet moment. I am loving the way he asks her about a boyfriend.

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