Today we have a smooch from Colorado Fireman by CC Coburn, but first ...
the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway will be announced next Sunday!
And from our Legends at LoveCats segment the lucky winner of the sign hardback of Alessandro's Prize by Helen Bianchin is Joanne Dannon . . . congratulations Joanne.
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Colorado Fireman by CC Coburn ...
Colorado firefighter Adam O'Malley risks his own life to rescue Carly Spencer's young son and a dog named Molly from a burning building...and assumes that's the last he'll see of them. But Spruce Lake is a small place, and Carly and her four children are new to town. Before he knows it, Adam's mother has invited Carly, her children and the dog to stay at the O'Malley ranch!
As the widow of a firefighter, making a good life for her kids is Carly's number one priority. Meeting—and falling for—another firefighter is not. Adam, meanwhile, has been avoiding relationships because of a painful secret he's kept from everyone, including his brothers. But the more time he spends with Carly, the more he wants to move past it.
Is there a way they can become a family—Adam, Carly, kids and dog? Suddenly, he wants to find out…
[Firefighter Adam O’Malley is facing a disciplinary hearing after ignoring his chief’s orders and entering a burning building to save a dog. The charge is so severe he could lose his job. All day, Carly and Adam’s family have been awaiting the outcome of the tribunal. When Adam arrives home grim-faced, Carly fears the worst…]
Carly slipped on her coat and gloves, preparing to go outside, although nothing could stop the chill she felt deep down to her marrow. Why would Adam want to talk to her in private? Had she caused so much damage that it had taken him this long to convince the board that she was a mad-woman and that they should ignore everything she’d said?
She stepped outside and was about to descend the few steps to the snow-covered ground when she turned back to look at Adam. “I’m sorr—” she started to say, but Adam’s hands cupped her cheeks and he kissed her.
His lips were warm and caressing, exactly what she needed. Carly closed her eyes and drank in the sensation of being kissed by a man—a man she was starting to fall for. Big time.
He broke the kiss slowly then kissed her again. Finally, he rested his forehead against hers and dropped his hands to her shoulders.
"Thank you," he murmured, his voice sounding hoarse.“You thank everyone like this?”
He drew away and she could see his smile in the moonlight. “No, only pretty women.”
“That’s good, because I’d hate to think you kissed Ms. Wilkinson like that.”
His smile grew wider and Carly basked in it. “No chance,” he said, stroking her face with one hand. He slipped his other around Carly’s back and pulled her closer. “She was the only hold-out in the end.”
Carly inclined her head towards his warm palm. “Not seduced by your charms?” Carly knew she was mumbling nonsense, but it felt so good being touched, being held, by Adam.
“The only woman I want to seduce is you.”
Carly swallowed. “I guess you didn’t mean to say it quite like that?” she said, giving him an out.
He bent to kiss her again.
To Adam’s relief, Carly wound her arms around his neck and returned his kiss.
He deepened the kiss. After all the stress and anxiety of the past days, this was exactly what he needed. Carly’s kisses were as healing as her hands.
He drew back, rested his hands on her hips and gazed into her eyes. “You know when I said I didn’t want you to touch me ever again?”
“I was lying.”She wound her arms more tightly around his neck. “That’s good,” she said and kissed him gently. “Because if this wasn’t touching, then I was going to have to find a new definition for it.”
Adam wrapped his arms around Carly, drawing her hard against him. His mouth covered hers but the sound of cheering had them springing apart.
He glanced towards the house. Silhouetted in the living room window was his family. They’d been watching every move he made on Carly and now they were voicing their approval.
His face heated Carly raised her hand to his cheek and her touch soothed him. “I think we have a few too many chaperones,” she said with a smile.
“If I wasn’t starving, I’d carry you to my vehicle and get out of here, maybe take you to Inspiration Point for some serious necking.”
“I’d like that,” Carly murmured and kissed his throat, sending all sorts of erotic messages to Adam’s brain and other parts of his body.
“Later then?” he said and Carly could hear the hope in his voice.
“Later,” she whispered. Her heart lifted as Adam caught her hand before drawing her back to the warmth of the house.
About to step over the threshold, she felt a prickle up her spine. She glanced back towards the darkened yard. An eerie sense of being watched from the shadows filled her with the same fear she’d experienced at the fire. But this time the threat felt closer.
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