Feb 21, 2016

Sunday Smooch - A Vow To Secure His Legacy

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!


Today we have a smooch from  Annie West but first 


... the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is Mary Preston!!


Can you please contact amy(at)amyandrews (dot)com(dot)au to receive your copy of NUMBERED.


And now for today's Sunday Smooch from A VOW TO SECURE HIS LEGACY.




 One Night With Consequences

“Marry me. This week.” 

After losing her mother, Imogen Holgate believes she’s living on borrowed time with the same terminal illness. So the cautious accountant blows all her savings on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world, where she meets sexy Parisian Thierry Girard. But after two steamy weeks there are permanent consequences to their temporary affair…

Now with more than herself to think about, Imogen turns to Thierry to help, but the last thing she expected was for him to imprison her with a gold ring!




Scene set-up

Imogen is ticking Paris off her bucket list. She knows she's fatally ill and wants to live before she dies. An affair with a gorgeous Frenchman wasn't on her list but the attraction between her and Thierry is instantaneous. She's just told him he's kind for spending the evening helping her see Paris and seeing her back to her hotel room.

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‘I’m not good at kind.’ He stroked a finger down her cheek in a barely-there touch that rocketed to the centre of her being. ‘In fact, I excel at doing exactly what pleases me most.’ His head dipped and Imogen’s breath stalled as his breath caressed her lips. ‘And what pleases me most is to be with you, Imogen.’

Imogen swallowed hard. It was what she wanted, what she’d steeled herself to ask. Yet part of her, the cautious, reserved part that had kept her safe for twenty five years, froze her tongue.

Safe? There was no safe, not any more. Not when she could count the future in months, not decades.

‘Or am I wrong?’ His hand dropped and still she felt his touch like a sense memory. ‘Do you not want-?’

‘Yes!’ Her purse tumbled to the floor as her hand shot out. She clutched his fingers, threading hers through them. The flash of heat from the contact point was like an electric charge. ‘I want.’

How badly she wanted. Need was a shimmering wave, engulfing her.

He didn’t smile. If anything his features grew harder, flesh pulling taut across those magnificent bones. His fingers tightened around hers.

‘I can offer you short term pleasure, Imogen. That’s all.’ His eyes narrowed as if he tried to read her thoughts. ‘If that’s not what you want-’

Her finger on his mouth stopped his words and sent another ripple of sensual awareness through her. Despite his honed, masculine features his lips were surprisingly soft. She felt light-headed just thinking about them on her mouth.

‘That sounds perfect.’ She drew a breath shaky with grim amusement. ‘I’m not in the market for long term.’

The words were barely out when his head swooped and his mouth met hers. Firmly, implacably, no teasing, just the sure, sensual demand of a man who knew what he wanted and, Imogen realised as her lips parted, who knew how to please a woman. The swipe of his tongue, the angle of his mouth, the possessive clasp of his hand around her skull were so right, she wondered how she’d gone her whole life without experiencing anything like it.

Whatever she and Scott had shared it was nothing like this.

Thierry circled an arm around her, pulling her against his hard frame. Everywhere they touched, from her breasts to her thighs, exploded into tingling awareness as if she’d brushed a live wire. Darts of fire shot to her nipples, her pelvis, even up the back of her neck as he massaged her scalp and she heard herself moan into his mouth.

He tasted better than chocolate, rich and strong and addictive. She slid her arms around his neck and hung on tight as her knees gave way.

Instantly the arm at her back tightened. He swung her off the ground, high in his arms, making her feel precious and feminine against his imposing masculinity. His mouth devoured hers, seeking, demanding, yet giving so much pleasure exultation filled her.

This was a kiss. This was desire.

She was greedy for him, hungry for the passion he’d stoked so easily. She pushed her fingers through his hair, its soft thickness enticing.
‘More,’ she mumbled against his lips.

One of the things that immediately attracts Imogen to Thierry is his voice - deep, low and with a drool-worthy French accent. Is there an accent you can't resist? 

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


Smooch Graphic by WebWeaver 

32 comments:

  1. I can't resist a German or Italian accent

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    1. Sharon, I love the soft sounds of a German accent and yes, definitely the Italian ones too! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hello Annie, I can not resist the English and the French accent. I also love to hear about in Italian an English.

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    1. Franca, I love a nice French accent too. For English, I think it depends on which part of England.

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  3. I can't resist Texan or Italian accent.

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    1. Kitty, I remember the first Texan I met was well over six feet tall, with a slow, lush accent and a twinkle in his eyes - definitely memorable.

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    2. Annie, I haven't persnally met any TExan's, because I live in Finland, but I hope someday that I do ;)

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    3. Kitty, the first Texan I ever met was in Egypt!

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  4. Annie, what a swoon-worthy smooch! I know I've told you before, but I just love this story. Accents? I'm a sucker for them. I have to say I love a lot of the accents from the British Isles. A lovely Scottish Brogue. Or a nice Irish lilt. Or that lovely cut upper crust accent.

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    1. Anna, there are too many to choose from, aren't there? Yep, I rather like the ones you mention too and I've had a chance to listen to quite a few Scottish ones in particular - ni-ice.

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  5. Looks like such a fabbo book! I love the wonderful Southern accent from the States, also and Irish and a Scottish accent. Swoonworthy.

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    1. Hi Malvina. I'm chuffed you like this. It was so nice to write it. Yep, aren't they lovely accents?

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  6. Hi Annie

    OOH I loved this story and yes Thierry's voice is swoon worthy :) for me a do love a Scottish or Irish accent love them :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Helen, that's terrific to hear - thank you so much! I like an accent with a lilt too.

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  7. Great smooch, Annie.

    Hmm, I love Irish and Spain accents.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenn. Ooh, Spanish - what fun!

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  8. Oooh, what a gorgeous smooch- and I'm very intrigued by the premise of this story...it's now on my tbb (to be bought) list!

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  9. I can't identify just one accent - they are ALL lovely, LOL! It isn't just the accent, though - it could also be the volume of the voice, as in speaking gently could be taken as a romantic conversation. Ooh la la!

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    1. Hi Laney, yes a lot of it is the voice rather than the accent, isn't it? Fortunately Thierry has both.

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  10. Smashing smooch, Annie! Love the premise of this story...can't wait to settle down with my copy. :-)

    Accents are so utterly beguiling, aren't they? I'm not sure what my favourites are -- French and Italian are definitely seductive, but there's something about an upper-crust English accent that curls my toes...oh, and a lilting Irish brogue - yum!

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    1. Michelle, it sounds to me as if you need to write heroes with all those accents. Think of the research!

      So glad you enjoyed the smooch.

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  11. I love Annie's books and I can't wait to read this one too !!!

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    1. Oh, that's so lovely to hear, Diana. Thank you!

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  12. A Scottish burr, or a Loozeeanna, and that's how they say it,soft accent just curls my toes and melts my bones. They're so polite, asking "please may I" all the time. ;-)

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    1. Hi Ladiemarci. Both those sound toe-curlingly cute.

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  13. Annie, I'm echoing Imogen here: "This was a kiss." What a super smooch!
    Accents? I love a French accent, an Irish accent, a Scottish accent, a Southern American accent--to Australian ears I think a trace of another language often sounds very appealing!

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    1. Hi Kandy,

      I'm so chuffed you enjoyed the smooch scene.
      There's something about a lovely accent that can be so appealing. You've named some of my faves.

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  14. Any accent is good for me!! My husband's Southern accent is what I loved when I met him!

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  15. I love audio books of Mills and boon and when you get a good narrator the accents are fantastic and you can really put yourself in the story. But it all starts with a good story to begin with.

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    1. Hi Nobody! I've listened to quite a few audio books but not any Mills and Boon ones. I'll have to try one soon. A good narrator makes all the difference, don't they?

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