Teaser Tuesday – Collateral

My wifey came across this little bookish meme while perusing the blogscape this morning.  She showed me and we both agreed it sounded awesome… and that we should join in!

So here I am (and over on her blog, there she is!)!  Keeping in mind this posting challenge is for readers of all genres, not all of my teasers will be from erotica; in fact, hardly any of them will be… but on the off chance I turn to a page that contains something a little heated (as happened today) I shall post accordingly!

It’s pretty simple and anyone can join in, all you need to do is:
 Grab your current read
 Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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COLLATERAL – Ellen Hopkins

Collateral

Blurb:

Meet Ashley, a graduate student at San Diego State University. She was raised in northern California reading poetry and singing back-up in her best friend’s band. The last thing she ever expected was to end up a military wife. But one night, she meets a handsome Marine named Cole. He doesn’t match the stereotype of the aggressive military man she’d always presumed to be true; he’s passionate and romantic, and he even writes poetry. Their relationship evolves into a deeply felt, sexually charged love affair that goes on for five years and survives four deployments. Cole desperately wants Ashley to marry him, but when she meets another man, a college professor, with similar professional pursuits and values, she begins to see what life might be like outside the shadow of war.

Written in Ellen Hopkins’s stunning poetic verse style, Collateral captures the hearts of the soldiers on the battlefield and the minds of the friends, family, and lovers they leave behind. While those at home may be far from the relentless, sand-choked skies of the Middle East and the crosshairs of a sniper rifle, they too sacrifice their lives and happiness for their country at war. And all must eventually ask themselves if the collateral damage it causes is worth the fight.

And here are my two sentences! (from pg. 56)

His lips brushed my neck, and it was like stepping outside in a thunderstorm – a hint of lightning goose bups in places both seen and hidden.
And…
I turned into him, and he lifted me, sat me on the counter.