Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!
the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -- TashNZ!
Can you please contact Anna Campbell at anna (at) annacampbell (dot) info to receive your copy of These Haunted Hearts!
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Louisa George's medical romance The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date
Back cover blurb: A mistake waiting to happen?
It’s been four years since infamous party girl Daniella Donatello brought her powerful family the wrong sort of publicity. Dani’s desperate to get back in their good books, so accepts a job as a physiotherapist on her father’s rugby team.
There’s just one thing – one man – standing in the way of earning back her self-respect: the team doctor, Zac Price. With killer abs and infuriatingly sexy arrogance, Zac is one massive distraction- and now that she’s his colleague, any involvement with him would break all the rules. Dani’s determined to keep away…but Zac’s just too tempting to ignore!
Kiss Scene:- Set up: Zac has just defended Dani’s honour to her father…she’s intrigued, but fighting it. Zac’s all hot and bothered and distracted by his boss’s daughter. Anything between them would be insane- and then there’s that tournament no-sex rule to think of too…..
Somehow his arms folded round her. ‘Dani?'
‘Yes?’ She found her voice, but it was cracked and hoarse, thick with desire. His face was a heartbeat from hers, the soft breeze of his breath caressed her skin.
She wouldn’t lose her heart to him. Would not. She could protect herself well enough, she had enough willpower and self control to keep from ever being vulnerable again.
But, hell, she wanted him. An innate physical ache. Her heart did the macarena as she palmed his chest, stepped her fingers down his shirt. Hot body. Soft shirt. Hard… ‘Is there something you want, Zac?’
‘I keep telling myself no. But…damn it. Yes.’ His eyes held just one question now and she still didn't know the answer, didn't know what was right or wrong, up or down, didn't know anything except that the ache to seal her lips against his wouldn’t leave her.
Nice morphed into naughty. With one swift move he flicked her baseball cap off her head, then shook her curls loose and tangled his fingers in her hair. At the gentle touch of his hand her body pulsed with a raging need that both startled and threatened to overwhelm her. Her self-control pooled into nothing…Zac was too much to refuse. This was too much to refuse.
He paused, his mouth inches away from hers. The tiny pulse at the base of his neck beating wildly. His breathing ragged. Tension and anger and desire rebounded off him and fuelled her need for him. ‘About that list.’
‘The sex-free sex list?’
‘Yes. I’m adding to it all the time.’ His tongue traced a tender path along her bottom lip. ‘Kissing?’
‘Sucking.’ He sucked her lip into his mouth, then nipped it gently between his teeth. Let it go and smiled. ‘Biting.’
Then his lips were on hers. Gentle at first, a tender pressure that deepened as she opened her mouth to him. The first touch of his tongue sent electricity zinging through her veins. His hands circled her waist and pulled her closer. She opened her eyes, reached up on her tiptoes and watched the look of exquisite joy on his face as she deepened the kiss. He tasted just like she knew he would, of man and sex and something exquisite. A deep groan erupted from his throat sending shockwaves of want spiralling through her body.
Eventually she ripped her mouth away, inhaled deeply to steady herself. Looked up into those dark eyes that stole her breath. ‘Well, wow, Dr Price. Not half bad. Is this the way you say goodnight to all your colleagues?’
‘Nah, I heard Matt’s a rubbish kisser. You, however…’ He leaned back in for round two. ‘And I thought you weren’t even tempted? Tut tut,’ he murmured into her mouth, then his lips traced a trail of kisses down her neck. ‘So much for me being on my best behaviour. You’re leading me astray.’
She curled into his heat. ‘It’s a temporary lapse. I’ll be right back to normal….Oooh, this is heaven.’ This was intoxicating. Addictive.
This was…a red light up in the corner of the ceiling distracted her. A smoke alarm? A CCTV camera? Anger mixed with the fire surging through her. Would she ever be allowed some privacy?
This was way past stupid.
She pushed her palms against his chest and stepped back, swiped her hand against swollen lips. ‘I’ve got to go.’
‘Hey. What does that mean?’
She waited for him to call her a tease, but he just stared at her, confusion and the dying traces of desire in his eyes. Guess he thought it redefined stupid too.
It means I’m losing my marbles.
You can find Louisa’s book at Amazon and in book stores now!
Louisa is giving away a copy of her book to one lucky commenter! So her question to you is:
The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date is about a sports tournament- how do you feel about having sport in a romance novel? (FYI- The sport in this story is merely a setting, it doesn’t get a lot of press and it definitely doesn’t get in the way of the romance!!)
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from No Stranger To Scandal by Rachel Bailey will be posted!