Feb 12, 2017

Sunday Smooch with Christy McKellen

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!


Today we have a smooch from Christy McKellen but first...


the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is Laurie!


Laurie, can you please contact Stefanie on stefanie (at) stefanie-london (dot) com to receive your copy of Mr Dangerously Sexy


And now for today's Sunday Smooch from The Unforgettable Spanish Tycoon



"I know we were more than just friends."
Once Elena Jones had shared an intense entanglement with striking Spaniard Caleb Araya, ending with both their hearts in tatters. Now she's a successful entrepreneur, and when he rejects a new business proposition, it's clear Caleb hasn't forgotten…
 
When an accident causes the tycoon to lose his memory, Caleb seems to think they are still a couple! Elena wants to help him recover…but will staying in Barcelona with him just put her heart in jeopardy again?






 Hi LoveCats and thanks so much for having me here for another Sunday Smooch.

The following scene is from my latest release The Unforgettable Spanish Tycoon, which is a second chance at love and amnesia story.

Our heroine, Elena, has come to Barcelona looking for our hero Caleb’s help, but unfortunately the man has a long memory and, citing the acrimonious way they parted in the past, he’s crushed her hopes of a friendly reconciliation. Determined to change his mind, Elena has stuck around, only to witness him being involved in an accident that causes him to lose his memory. Realising she’s the only person available to take care of him she stays in Barcelona, hoping once his memory returns he’ll give her another chance. In the following scene she’s agreed to go as his pretend girlfriend to a crucial business meeting to help him disguise his memory loss in front of his potential clients. The trouble is, she’s finding it incredibly difficult to only pretend she’s attracted to him…

 ‘I know you Caleb; you’ll want to go in all guns blazing. I recommend a lighter touch. If he’s here with his wife he’s not going to take too kindly to being bullied and harangued.’
 
  ‘I wouldn’t—’
 
  She put up a hand to pre-empt his angry rebuttal. ‘Not intentionally, I know, but you can come across as a little bit abrasive and intimidating until someone gets to know you. Show him a bit of your soft side too, that’s my advice.’
 
  Caleb blinked at her, his brows drawn into a tight frown as he appeared to consider what she’d said. After a moment he nodded slowly, his frustrated expression clearing and being replaced with a wolfish grin. There was something else in his eyes too that made her tummy flip and her blood begin to race. She stared at his mouth, wondering erratically how she would react if he leant forwards and kissed her right now.
 
  ‘Okay, I’ll be nice,’ he murmured.
 
  Shoving away her lustful urges, she nodded. ‘Good.’ She let out a gasp of surprise as he suddenly slipped his hand around her back and drew her closer to him.
 
  ‘Just relax, cariño. You seem tense and that’s going to look strange to our guests.’
 
  Swallowing hard, she gave him a jerky nod, her heart banging hard against her chest and her nerves jangling due to their intimate proximity.
 
  ‘Perhaps I should practice my soft side on you before they get here,’ he murmured, his dark eyes boring into hers.
 
  ‘How are you going to do that?’ she asked, but before she could draw breath he leant in towards her and brushed his mouth against hers.
 
  Fireworks seemed to go off deep inside her body and she wondered wildly for a second how the other diners would react if she suddenly burst into flames in front of them.
 
  Caleb’s lips were warm and firm, his mouth fitting perfectly with hers. She stood frozen to the spot, too befuddled to react, as a crazy surge of desire unfolded deep inside her, spiralling out to the very ends of her fingers and toes.
 
  His hands slid into her hair and instinctively she sank against him, her body craving the hard press of his against it.
 
  A moment later she was left gasping for air when he drew away from her, giving her a strange knowing kind of smile and nodding towards the upper mezzanine, his arm pressing into her back as he encouraged her to mount the staircase with him.
 
  ‘Let’s go and find our seats, ready for the show,’ he murmured into her ear, his breath tickling the sensitive skin on her exposed neck and making her shiver with longing.
 
  Oh, goodness, it was going to be impossible to keep her cool if he was going to be this physically attentive all evening.





For a chance to win a paperback copy of The Unforgettable Spanish Tycoon, tell me the quality you value the most in a partner. (Mine is my husband’s enormous capacity for kindness to others.)



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


Smooch Graphic by WebWeaver

30 comments:

  1. Hi Christy

    Woohoo I loved this one it is such a great story so moving and heart-warming :)

    My hubby is always there to help and will do anything for anyone and is such a great father and grandfather :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen, I'm really pleased you enjoyed it :-) A partner who is always willing to help out is worth his weight in gold!

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  2. It's lovely to have you here at the LoveCats today, Christy. I love that smooch -- it looks as if things are going to get pretty steamy between Elena and Caleb! What fun. :-)

    Like you, I highly value kindness in my ideal man...and a sense of humour. I need to laugh with my ideal man -- life's too short not to laugh. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for having me, Michelle. Yup, things get pretty heated between these two ;-) I'm with you on the sense of humour, you've got to be able to laugh together.

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  3. Welcome to the Lovecats, Christy. Humour is my first pick with my man. I fell in love with his laugh before I'd even seen him.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I love that you fell for his laugh first, that's magical!

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  4. Great smooch, Christy.

    I too like kindness in a man, but I have to say also brains, I love a smart guy (and married one).

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    1. Yep, great to be able to mentally challenge each other, Jennifer. Thanks so much for commenting.

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  5. Hello Christy! So lovely to have you here!! What a lovely smooch! I do love kindness, like you, but I also like a man who can laugh and not take life too seriously.

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    1. Thanks so much, Louisa, it's great to be here with you wonderful ladies. I absolutely agree, being able to step back and find the joy is so important.

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  6. Loved the smooch thank you.

    I have to say respect, as many positive qualities tend to stem from this.

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    1. Thanks, Mary, glad you enjoyed it. I'm absolutely with you on respect, that's incredibly important to me too,

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  7. Hi Christy, so lovely to see you at the LoveCats! Your new story sounds sizzling, I enjoy the tension of an amnesia story. I'm with you on kindness in a partner and I like brains too! I also admire athleticism as I am sadly lacking in that department myself.

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    1. Hi Kandy, thanks so much for having me here. Ooh yes, I can appreciate athletisism in a partner. My hubs does much more excercise than me, he puts me to shame :-)

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  8. Hi Christy!

    Sorry to be late coming to the blog. It's been an eventful few days. Loved the excerpt. I've got a weakness for a good amnesia story! Hm, there are so many things I love and admire in my husband, but his innate kindness is definitely one. He's just a decent bloke!

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    1. Thanks so much, Annie. I really enjoyed writing the amnesia trope, though it hurt my brain to keep up with what he did and didn't know at different points in the story :-)

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  9. Lovely excerpt! I have such a soft spot for Spanish heroes. :-)
    Like you, I appreciate kindness above all. My husband is a very kind man, especially in his loving treatment of animals, which is something I find all too rarely in men.

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    1. Thanks, Devika. Yes, I like me a Spanish hero too—such a gorgeous accent. Absolutely yes to loving kindness in men!

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  10. Hi Christy, I think one of the qualities I'd value most in a partner is trust.It's hard to keep it to just 1 quality so I'd have to say respect & compassion are equally important.Thanks,K.S.

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    1. All excellent choices, K.S. Thanks so much for commenting.

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  11. Smooch, isn't a good smoocher handy? Then a great cook and handy man. And of course kind and does dishes.

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    1. I concur with every single one of those, Laura. My husband doesn't tend to cook, but when he does it always tastes ten times better than something I'd make :-)

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  12. Lovely smooch. Thanks for sharing!
    Intellect is one of the main qualities I value in a man.

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    1. Thanks, Natalija. Yes, important for me too. I like to be mentally challenged (except for when I'm exhausted and have no words!) :-)

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  13. My husband's best quality is his optimism. Despite the medical setbacks he has had, he never gives up and deals with thing cheerfully. I have the book on my library holds list.

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    1. What a fabulous quality, Laurie. I'm in awe of people like your husband. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  14. strength of character, compassion, loyalty and the depth of their love

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