Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!
Today we have a smooch from Michelle Douglas, but first ...
the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -- Helen
Can you please contact louisageorgeauthor (at) gmail (dot) com to receive your copy of Backstage With Her Ex
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from The Redemption of Rico D'Angelo
The man behind the Italian good looks…
Gorgeous Rico D’Angelo is single-handedly saving the world, one disadvantaged teen at a time. The opening of his charity café should be enough for him to finally put the regrets of his childhood behind him…but even as the ribbon is cut on opening day it’s not enough.
Until new hire Neen Cuthbert walks through the door and offers an unexpected blast of sunshine. She’s had her fill of misguided do-gooders, but something tells her Rico is different. Neen won’t let him push her away—especially now she’s discovering that Rico might just need her most of all…
Scene set-up: [You know? I don’t think you need one ;-)]
Rico stared at her, his jaw slack. Then a light blazed in his eyes. It stole her breath. Before she could gather her wits he reached across, took her face in his hands and kissed her.
If Neen had thought Rico’s lips would be cool—like him—she’d have been seriously mistaken. They were hot. Searingly hot. Heat jolted through her all the way down to the soles of her feet, electrifying her. Telling her what she needed and how.
She gasped, but she didn’t pull away.
His grip tightened. And then his tongue stroked her inner lips, teasing and tempting, creating an aching space of need and desire inside her that grew and grew and threatened every shred of her composure until she thought she might die if she didn’t respond.
Her tongue touched his. She felt rather than heard his moan. He smelled of cologne, but tasted smooth, like a buttery Chardonnay. She pressed herself as close as she could and drank him in.
Beyond the sheer unexpected magic of the kiss the table bit into her ribs and the clatter of cups and saucers tried to break her concentration. She did what she could to block it out, wanting to savour this one unexpected moment. A moment filled with energy and hope, and a lightness of being that was utterly foreign to her but utterly right at the same time.
More china rattled and clinked.
The sound of a coffee machine.
The word screamed through her and Neen planted a hand in his chest and shoved him away. She wiped the back of her hand across her mouth, trying to rid herself of the taste of him in an effort to settle the clamouring need that hurtled through her. Her body’s betraying hum and thrum, its pounding and pulsing, made her grip the wooden tabletop in an effort to stay upright.
Rico stared at her, his chest rising and falling, his eyes dark and dazed.
Much of the action of The Redemption of Rico D'Angelo takes place in a cafe and Rico is a sucker for Neen's apple sour cake. To go into the draw to win a copy of the book just leave a comment telling me what your your favourite cake is -- and the more mouthwatering the better!
The Redemption of Rico D'Angelo is on the shelves now.
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Kelly Steel will be posted!
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