Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!
Today we have a smooch from Playboy Doctor to Doting Dad by Sue MacKay, but first ...
the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -- TashNZ!
Congratulations, TashNZ! Can you please contact Liz Fielding at
liz (at) lizfielding (dot) com
and she'll send you a copy of Chosen as the Sheikh's Wife.
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Playboy Doctor to Doting Dad by Sue MacKay, a Mills & Boon Medical Romance which will be released Downunder in April!
A&E doctor Kieran Flynn with his delicious Irish charm has always called the shots – until now!
Arriving in Nelson to run the A&E department for two months, Kieran is greeted with not one but three life-changing bombshells:
1) He’ll be working with nurse Abby Brown – he hasn’t seen her since their magical night together two years ago…
2) He’s now daddy to a bouncing tot called Seamus!
3) His buried feelings for Abby make this hospital’s new playboy want to swap all-night parties for reading bedtime stories to the son he can’t imagine being without…
So he intended staying here for the evening. Then she’d make the most of having him around. Maybe even get a bit further ahead with integrating him into the children’s lives. ‘How’re your bathing skills?’
‘I’m very capable of taking a bath, though I do prefer a shower.’ His smile widened into a grin.
Heat flushed her cheeks as an unbidden picture of a naked Kieran in the shower winged through her mind. Of course he’d be naked. How else did anyone have a shower? Naked. It had been hard enough seeing him in his swimming shorts at the beach. That broad expanse of chest, those firm muscles that rippled every time he moved. She swallowed. A flutter of excitement tripped across her skin.
‘It sounds perfect.’ Then it dawned on her what she’d said. ‘I mean, the wine and dinner, not the -.’ Shower. Getting in deeper here. She drew air into her lungs. Held it, counted to ten, twenty. Felt Kieran standing beside her. Breathed out, and turned to look at him. And immediately wished she hadn’t. Similar emotions reflected back at her.
His finger lifted her chin up until their gazes caught, held. ‘It does, doesn’t it?’
His mouth came closer to hers, and closer, until slowly, tenderly, his lips brushed over hers, came back and covered her mouth. The kiss was long and slow, and filled with promise, igniting the tiny flame of need that had mostly sat curled in the pit of her stomach since the day Kieran had arrived, so that now it flared through her body, making her tremble and reach her arms up and around him. To hold him, to feel his lean body against hers, to taste his mouth on hers - bliss. She gave herself up to the moment, to Kieran, knowing full well this was as good as it was ever going to get.
‘Abby, are you kissing Uncle Kieran?’
Olivia’s high voice screeched across her senses, slamming her back into reality. Jerking away from Kieran she stared down at her niece as though for the first time ever.
Kieran saved her from having to answer. ‘No, Olivia, Uncle Kieran was kissing Abby.’ Then he looked at her, his eyes the colour of the sky on a hot summer’s day. ‘Guess we’ll have to finish this later. Which am I doing first? Bathing?’ He grinned. ‘Or shopping?’
To be in the draw to win a signed copy of Playboy Doctor to Doting Dad, answer the following question:
In this book Abby loves Kieran’s Irish lilt. Does it have the same effect on you?
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from The End of Faking It by Natalie Anderson will be posted!