Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!
Today we have a smooch from COURTING HIS FAVORITE NURSE by Lynne Marshall, but first ...
the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -- kaisquared!
Congratulations, kaisquared! Can you please contact Rachel Bailey at
rachel (at) rachelbailey (dot) com
and she'll send you a copy of What Happens In Charleston.
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from COURTING HIS FAVORITE NURSE by Lynne Marshall
Anne Grady knew better than anyone that love was complicated. When she’d left her hometown, she thought she was leaving her past heartbreak behind for good, as well. But practically the moment she returned to care for her injured parents, she stumbled headlong into their confidant—her first love, Jack Lightfoot.
Jack had been unable to deny his feelings for Annie when he was a teenager dating her best friend, and he certainly couldn’t muffle the spark twisting between them now—even if memories of the past kept threatening to push them apart. This time Jack wasn’t going to let history repeat itself—he was going to show Annie that the two of them were meant to be much more than best friends!
- This kiss is a pivotal scene in the book, and takes place in the lovely hot air balloon displayed on the book cover, and shortly after Jack has shared a long forgotten picture with Anne. Let’s just say, the kiss has been a long time coming.
Jack angled his head and skimmed her lips. She ignored that hitch in her throat and nuzzled into them. As if he’d been waiting for some subtle signal and had finally detected it, he planted firmer on her mouth. The connection started a warm sensation curling over her neck and shoulders. His lips were soft and he moistened hers with his tongue. His hands anchored her neck and the soft seductive kiss transformed into something hotter.
He kissed like a man starving for contact. Her eager response left no question that she longed for closeness, too. Her mouth opened and he filled her, teasing her tongue with his. Heat flamed her cheeks and breasts as she kneaded his back, pulling him closer. Every remaining barrier broke down. Over and over, making up for missed chances and years, they kissed.
I saw you first, Jack. You were supposed to be mine.
He exhaled, broke free, leaned his forehead to hers and whispered, “It’s been a long time coming.”
She sighed, secretly thrilled he’d missed kissing her. “It was definitely worth the wait.”
“I don’t know about the wait, but it was pretty damn spectacular on my end,” he said, grinning.
She made a breathy laugh, still floating from his kiss.
He smiled against her cheek, ran his nose along her hairline releasing another squadron of tingles marching across her shoulders and deep inside her center. He seemed ready to kiss her again, and she definitely wanted him to, but he stiffened.
“Whoa!” he said, releasing her and jumping toward the hot air balloon burner.
They’d drifted dangerously close to the strawberry crops below.
Today, Lynne's giving away a signed copy of one of her previous titles - it's a duo with Sarah Morgan so double the reading pleasure! THE CHRISTMAS BABY BUMP by Lynne Marshall and DR ZINETTI'S SNOWKISSED BRIDE by Sarah Morgan.
All you have to do to be in the running is answer this question for Lynne - Is there one memorable kiss you'll never forget? Care to share?
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Beauty And The Scarred Hero by Emily May will be posted!