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REBEL OF THE SANDS BY ALWYN HAMILTON
Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.
I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THIS BOOK. THE ENCHANTING WORLD. THE GRITTY CHARACTERS. THIS SHIPPPPP. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty sure I’ve reread this scene too many times to count.
I was a desert girl. I thought I knew heat.
I was wrong.
The contact sent a rush through me so sudden, I started to pull away before I caught fire. But Jin trapped my face in his hands. There was nowhere to run to. Nowhere to go.
Nowhere I wanted to go.
I hadn’t really thought this through, but now I didn’t have any thoughts left. Only the strength of his fingers against my neck.
His breath vibrated through me until I couldn’t feel anything anymore except want.
More than want.
– ARC, Page 115 (aka my new fave page)