Oct 2, 2016

Sunday Smooch with Stefanie London

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!


Today we have a smooch from Stefanie London but first 


... the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is Franca Poli


Can you please contact clare@clareconnelly.co.uk  to receive your copy of A CASACELLI FOR CHRISTMAS.


And now for today's Sunday Smooch from A Dangerously Sexy Secret.





Siren…or Sinner? 

With her long blond hair and flowy skirts, Rhys Glover’s new neighbor is the sexiest woman he’s ever seen. He quickly learns she’s also free-spirited and impulsive—the total opposite of his own personality. They should be like oil and water. Instead, the chemistry between them is like oxygen and flame.

But when Rhys’s next assignment for Cobalt and Dane security leads him right back to Wren, Rhys begins to walk a very fine line between ethics and desire. He believes he can trust Wren, but can he trust himself when he’s with her? And if she is keeping her own dangerous secrets, will he be able to walk away?



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I had SO MUCH FUN writing Rhys and Wren. They're next door neighbours, total opposites and on opposing sides of an investigation. As with the previous two books in the Dangerous Bachelors Series, this book has a slight suspense/mystery element which I really enjoyed writing - so hopefully you'll enjoy it too!

Now, onto the smooch..


He uttered her name so low she almost didn’t hear it. But he only took a second before he grabbed her hips and pinned her against the kitchen counter.

“I thought I was going to be the one to make a move.”

“So move,” she said, taunting him softly.

A gasp escaped her lips as he nudged his leg between hers, his thigh applying just the right amount of pressure to the needy ache there.

“Yes.” The word slipped from her lips and Wren felt her last remaining ounce of restraint disappear into the ether.

What did Debbie say—you’ve got to use it before you lose it?

Maybe it was stupid to get entangled with Rhys. No, it was definitely stupid. And not only that, it was irresponsible and selfish. She was keeping secrets from this man who’d been nothing but kind to her. Even after she’d spilled out all the pain of what had happened to her back home.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

But right now her brain wasn’t the one in the driver’s seat. So there would be no obeying the speed limit, no following the rules. Her body had taken over, and it wanted to make up for lost time.
“How do you feel about dessert?” she asked.

Hard granite dug into her lower back as his hips held her fast. “What do you have in mind?”
“Let’s skip whatever you had planned and go straight to bed.”

“Health conscious. I like it.” His hot breath whispered across her skin as his full lips grazed her cheek.

“Yes, exactly what I was going for.” She rolled her eyes, her laugh breaking off into a moan as he nipped at her earlobe. “Do you have to be such an adult about everything?”

“I’m thinking some very adult things right now.”

Her hands drifted up his chest, tracing each ridge of muscle one by one. “Oh yeah?”

“Super adult. It would make my spreadsheet look like child’s play.”

Laughter bubbled up in Wren’s chest as she placed a finger over his lips. “Okay, enough dirty talk.”
Mercifully, he brushed her hand aside and finally captured her mouth. The soft glide of his tongue against hers left her weak at the knees. He tasted of wine and heaven. Boy, oh boy, could he kiss.

This was A-grade, five-gold-stars, Nobel Prize levels of kissing.




I hope you enjoyed the smooch! I have a signed copy for one lucky commenter. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question: 

have you ever had to keep a secret from someone you cared about? Or have you ever stumbled across a secret that someone was keeping from you?

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


27 comments:

  1. no --good write up -looks like a good read----LynW

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  2. Woohoo Stefani

    Fabulous smooch from a fabulous book I loved they way Rhys and Wren came together so different but so meant to be together :)

    Oh and yes over the years there have been a few secrets I had to keep when I was working in the club industry :) and it wasn't always easy

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Definitely not easy to keep secrets. I'm always worried I'd accidentally let something slip!

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  3. Loving the smoulder on the cover. Loving the smooch too.

    I know a huge secret and have known and kept it for years. If anyone is keeping secrets from me they are hiding them well.

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    1. Yes, there is some serious smoulder going on there. Suits his character perfectly :D

      For years? Wow, that is some good secret keeping.

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  4. Oooh, sexy kiss! 💋 Hmmm ... I've known a few big secrets and I never like that feeling.

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    1. I don't either, I'm always worried I'll slip up!

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  5. I'm not Good at keeping secrets everyone knows that... but I've had secrets kept from me and it was bad, ex-husband was cheating on me to tell the truth I rather have known right away and the kick his sorry ass to the curb instead they waited till after I had two kids by him ... he was an abusive asshole I divorced anyway could've ended a lot of pain if I knew before hand but I don't regret my kids . Hate secrets.

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    1. Oh sorry to hear that, Diana. Sounds like you're better off without him. I'm sure your kids are wonderful x

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    2. of course... lmao.... they are great kids... and everyone says that... friends take pride in mine because they always stayed on the straight and narrow when theirs didn't .. I was lucky.... and yes...they were all still virgins at 24 .. took moving in and living with the ones they are planning to marry to even think about breaking the rules... Youngest is still waiting for mr right at 24

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  6. Stefanie, this sounds just fabulous for a weekend read. I definitely want to find out what secrets she's keeping and how he uncovers them!

    Hm, secrets aren't fun, usually. I try to avoid being in that position.

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    1. Some secrets are fun, but I hate having to keep them! I found out my friends were having a baby but couldn't say anything for ages - killed me lol

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  7. Wonderful smooch, Stef.
    Secrets. I hate secrets but I'm good at keeping them. But, I do love a story with a secret at the heart of it.

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  8. Ooh, fun smooch, Stef! A Dangerously Sexy Secret sounds fab. :-)

    I love a deep and dark secret...in the pages of a novel. Not so much in real life. ;-)

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    1. Fun secrets are good for real life, definitely keep the deep dark stuff for the pages of a book hehe

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  9. I did I knew my friends husband was being untrue and I never told her

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  10. Secrets are never normally a good thing to me haha.. I have found out just recently many secrets that ended a friendship so to speak. Good secrets however are always wonderful. Love the sound of your book :D and ps hot cover !! wish I had a sexy neighbour ! haha

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    1. Glad you like the cover, Katrina! Rhys is a very sexy neighbour :D

      Friendship-ending secrets are always a sad thing. Sorry to hear you got caught up in that :(

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  11. I keep secrets but I will not keep one that would hurt someone I love Wonderful Smoooch too

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  12. Loved the chemistry in this scene, Stefanie, and since I adore all of (a) secrets (b) suspense/mystery (c) opposites attract, I'm off to buy. It sounds exactly what I need on this cold, indoors evening.

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    1. Aww thanks Bronwyn! The suspense has been a lot of fun to write (won't lie though, had a few hair-pulling moments as well haha)

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  13. I have been told and kept several secrets - so many that I hope nobody else asks me to keep THEIR secret, as I don't know how much longer I can keep all the secrets! I'm always afraid that something will trigger me to blab something I'm not supposed to disclose!

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    1. Me too! It's that accidental slip of the tongue that worries me about keeping secrets :)

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