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 Grandma Cootie!
Grandma Cootie, can you please email amy (at) amyandrews (dot) com (dot) au to receive your copy of Limbo!
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Louisa George's new novella,
A Deal With The Devil
Back cover blurb:
When the only thing worth fighting for is love …
There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretence.
Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?
Kiss Scene:- Set up: Rey has caught a snooping Kate red-handed in his office…one thing leads to another and suddenly he’s lost his shirt and they are talking tattoos and his difficult childhood…
She thought about her own mother and how much she’d given up for her children, but had endlessly said they’d been the light of her life. Kate knew that there’d been sacrifices but a lot of happiness too. Love had enriched all their lives. “There is a give and take thing that happens in proper love.”
“I wouldn’t know.”
Kate wanted to ask him more about his mother, but sensed he’d given enough. For a second Rey closed his eyes, but when he opened them again he smiled, made a pretense of checking her over, turning her round and round, pushing up her sleeves. “No tattoos?”
“That’s for me to know and for you to find out.” She smiled. He was back.
“You do know that’s an offer I’m not going to refuse?” His palm was on her neck now, sending heat shimmering through her, reaching to her core and stroking. “You’re not going to run away again?”
Oh, she knew she should. Run fast away from here and never look back. But it was as if some mysterious magnetic force pulled her towards him. She couldn’t have staggered let alone run, her feet seemed determined to stay exactly where they were. She also knew that this was her call, that he would not take without consent. And if she didn’t say those words out loud she would regret it forever.
“No. I’m not going to run.”
“In that case…” He cupped her face in both his hands and slid his mouth over hers. Gently at first, as if he sensed the tension coiling through her. Crazy thoughts buzzed through her head, that she should not be here, that he would use her. That this was wild and foolish. And yes, it was all those things, but it was so much more. As his tongue ran over her bottom lip she opened to him, her belly tightening in response to his heat. To his taste of liquor, and man, and an exciting impossible risk.
Snaking her hands over his bare skin she traced the delineated curves of his biceps, the bunched taut pectoral muscles punctuated with scars that made him more, so much more. When he dragged his mouth from hers and pressed it against her neck she curled into him, surprised at the moan in her throat.
She wanted this enthralling man. Wanted all of him.
You can find Louisa’s book at Amazon and in all ebook stores from May 29th (Friday!)!
Louisa is giving away an e-book copy of her book to one lucky commenter! So her question to you is:
If you were going to get a tattoo what would it be of? (Do you have one already and care to share the details?)
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a new smooch from Sue Mackay will be posted!