Jul 27, 2014

Sunday Smooch with Louisa George

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!


Today we have a smooch from Louisa George, but first ...

the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is --Lynlinwill Williams!

Lyn, can you please contact JK Coi : jkcoi (at) rogers (dot) com to receive your copy of In Bed With The Competition!

  
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Louisa George's medical romance 200 Harley Street: The Shameless Maverick


Back cover blurb:

Junior surgeon Kara has been assigned her first high-profile case. Great news- if she wasn’t working with surgeon Declan Underwood, the man she kissed at the hospital ball! Declan’s notoriety with women is rivaled only by his reputation as the best reconstructive surgeon! But Kara’s about to discover there’s more to her charismatic
maverick than meets the eye…

KISS scene… Scene set-up: Kara and Declan have been getting too close for comfort and Kara has asked Declan if she can be moved off his surgical team, to prevent any further liaisons or complications between them.

He didn’t want to be selfish- but he also didn’t want to be short-staffed to the point that something had to give. With the desperate needs of his patients and the reputation of the clinic in his hands he had too much at stake right now.
He bit down on the flare of heat as she glared at him. A challenge. But not, he suspected, with the kind of result she was expecting. Because, instead of annoying him it fired him.
‘Okay, well, leave it with me. I have an urgent report to write in what’s left of this evening. I’ll see you in the morning. We can talk more then.’
Scraping his chair back he stood and walked to her side of the desk. She stood too, picked up her bag and slung it across her body, a very chic leather barrier. Slamming down the venetians he turned to her, watched the steel in her pupils melt into hazy heated green.
She could have left. For that matter, so could he. But the only direction his feet moved in was towards her.
He ran his fingers through a loose curl of her hair, reached out and pulled the messy ponytail down until her blonde hair pooled over her shoulders. Then he grasped a handful of it and breathed in her sweet scent of freedom and heat.
He looked into her face, at the smattering of freckles over her nose, her perfect full lips glistening with a pale barely-there lip-gloss, then into those eyes that searched his soul. His thumb ran a trail down her cheek, landed on her mouth, and she bit gently down on the soft pad and smiled. His groin tightened as spasms of heat shimmied through him.
She gasped, but she didn’t pull away. ‘Two kisses, Declan…’
And both times she’d asked him. Now it was his turn. He leaned into her neck and whispered, ‘Kiss me.’
And he could tell by the way her body softened towards him that she did want that. More than anything. That this buzz between them tugged hard, and that she was struggling to fight it. But he didn’t wait, couldn’t wait, to do what he’d been aching to do since he’d forced himself to walk away last night. He lowered his mouth onto hers, felt the hesitation, the sharp intake of breath, then felt the heat and the need spiral through her.
She wound her hands around his neck as the kiss deepened.
And he should have stopped. He should have allowed her to go, to walk away from his team and to stop this kissing thing… but he couldn’t. Something about Kara Stephens made him want to hold on and never let go.


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:

Which do you prefer, the city or the countryside?

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Michelle Douglas will be posted!


24 comments:

  1. Hi Loiusa

    That smooch warmed me up this morning so sensual I have this book on my TBR pile I need to move it up can't wait to read it.

    I have lived in the suburbs of The City all my life but I think I would love to move to the country and enjoy that slower pace and lovely views while reading :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Hi Helen! Glad the smooch warmed you up on this winter morning! A reading room with a view sounds awesome!

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  2. I liked the whole 'kissing thing', Louisa! ;)

    I've never lived in a big city or the actual country. LOL That could be why I prefer smallish towns. Though I'm happy to read about any of the options.

    Marcy Shuler

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    1. I've grown up in suburbs all my life so I'm smitten by anything that has a heart- be it a city or a small town. Lol

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  3. Louisa, what a tease! I wanted more of this book!

    You've asked the impossible question. I love a bit of both, which I think is why I live in a very quiet area on the edge of a city. How about country during the week with a weekend in the bright lights?

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    1. Ah, Annie, I like your compromise! I have to admit that we're going through this conundrum at the moment- dh wants to live in the country and I want to live in the centre of the city with the action.....one of us is going to be unhappy, unless we compromise. I just need to find a significant sum to buy two properties!!!

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  4. I like both and after reading Lynne Marshall's 200 Harley Street book, I really want to read your book too.

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    1. I loved Lynne's' book too!! In fact the whole 200 Harley Street series is great! Xx

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  5. Gorgeous smooch, Louisa! The chemistry between Kara and Declan is smoking'! :-)

    Ah, city or country? This is my dilemma. I waver between wanting an inner-city apartment with access to theatres, libraries, cinemas, restaurants, pubs, cafes and parks. Or a stretch of remote beachside coast with sun, sand, seagulls and the glorious Pacific Ocean. Both have their strong points. I'll do the opposite of Annie. I'll live in the city during the week and retire to my beach house on weekends. ;-)

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    1. Wouldn't it be fabulous to have the choice? I'd love to be able to flit between two place as I feel like it...alas, not to be as yet!

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  6. I grew up in Epping which at the time was considered "way out there" we had the bush to explore -& could roam anywhere every weekend ----lyn

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    1. Sounds like an idyllic childhood, Lynlinwill!

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  7. I've grown up in the suburbs of city my whole life, so I definitely prefer the city to the country. However, the 'country' is definitely good for taking a few days to have time out and recharge.
    That story sounds fantastic from the excerpt. Time to add yet another book to the to-read list.

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    1. Hi Lyn! I agree about the country giving you time out, sometimes that's just you need- that, a good book and a decent bottle of wine! Perfect!

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  8. Great Smooth, Louisa!!

    Hmm, city or country. Well I live in a small regional coast town so it's more country than city and I love it here. But, I do missed the buzz and opportunities of the city. So, can't decide.

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    1. Hi Jen! Another one with a hankering for both!

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  9. What a tease, Louisa. This is a must have read.
    Country versus city? I'm still trying to work out my preference. I grew up in the country, spent many years in a city and now live in the sounds (rural) and am ready for a taste of city living again. Opportunities and wonderful things about both.

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    1. Oooh, which city will you choose, Sue?

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  10. Oh, those surgeons! Some are so hot but with an ego to match ;D

    I have lived in both the city and the country. Without thinking, I would say the city because of the almost limitless things to do and not having everyone know your business. However, given the ability to internet shop these days (one of the things I missed most in the country was my bookshop fix), I reckon I could live in a larger country town now and be perfectly happy.

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    1. Hee, hee- I do love a hot surgeon!!

      Internet shopping has made life a lot easier all round, I think. But also too easy, sometimes (for me, anyway LOL!!)

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  11. Hi Louisa - wonderful smooch! Really looking forward to reading The Shameless Maverick. And the country is my thing....no big city for this gal :)

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  12. Hi Helen! Hope you enjoy Declan and Kara's story!

    Great to know you're happy living in the right place, eh?

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  13. Such a lovely smooch thank you.

    I live in a large country town, so I feel I have the best of both. Though I have lived in big cities & far out into the countryside at different times.

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  14. Uh-oh, I think Kara and Declan are in big trouble after that Smooch, Louisa!

    I'm a bit like Mary because I live in a large country town too - so I feel as though I have the best of both worlds! I like to escape to more remote places when I can too.

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