Mar 27, 2011

Sunday Smooch

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from Playboy Doctor to Doting Dad by Sue MacKay, but first ...

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

Congratulations, TashNZ! Can you please contact Liz Fielding at

liz (at) lizfielding (dot) com

and she'll send you a copy of Chosen as the Sheikh's Wife.

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Playboy Doctor to Doting Dad by Sue MacKay, a Mills & Boon Medical Romance which will be released Downunder in April!

A&E doctor Kieran Flynn with his delicious Irish charm has always called the shots – until now!

Arriving in Nelson to run the A&E dep
artment for two months, Kieran is greeted with not one but three life-changing bombshells:

1) He’ll be working with nurse Abby Brown – he hasn’t seen her since their magical night together two years ago…
2) He’s now daddy to a bouncing tot called Seamus!
3) His buried feelings for Abby make this hospital’s new playboy want to swap all-night parties for reading bedtime stories to the s
on he can’t imagine being without…

So he intended staying here for the evening. Then she’d make the most of having him around. Maybe even get a bit further ahead with integrating him into the children’s lives. ‘How’re your bathing skills?’

‘I’m very capable of taking a bath, though I do prefer a shower.’ His smile widened into a grin.

Heat flushed her cheeks as an unbidden picture of a naked Kieran in the shower winged through her mind. Of course he’d be naked. How else did anyone have a shower? Naked. It had been hard enough seeing him in his swimming shorts at the beach. That broad expanse of chest, those firm muscles that rippled every time he moved. She swallowed. A flutter of excitement tripped across her skin.

‘It sounds perfect.’ Then it dawned on her what she’d said. ‘I mean, the wine and dinner, not the -.’ Shower. Getting in deeper here. She drew air into her lungs. Held it, counted to ten, twenty. Felt Kieran standing beside her. Breathed out, and turned to look at him. And immediately wished she hadn’t. Similar emotions reflected back at her.

His finger lifted her chin up until their gazes caught, held. ‘It does, doesn’t it?’

His mouth came closer to hers, and closer, until slowly, tenderly, his lips brushed over hers, came back and covered her mouth. The kiss was long and slow, and filled with promise, igniting the tiny flame of need that had mostly sat curled in the pit of her stomach since the day Kieran had arrived, so that now it flared through her body, making her tremble and reach her arms up and around him. To hold him, to feel his lean body against hers, to taste his mouth on hers - bliss. She gave herself up to the moment, to Kieran, knowing full well this was as good as it was ever going to get.

‘Abby, are you kissing Uncle Kieran?’

Olivia’s high voice screeched across her senses, slamming her back into reality. Jerking away from Kieran she stared down at her niece as though for the first time ever.

Kieran saved her from having to answer. ‘No, Olivia, Uncle Kieran was kissing Abby.’ Then he looked at her, his eyes the colour of the sky on a hot summer’s day. ‘Guess we’ll have to finish this later. Which am I doing first? Bathing?’ He grinned. ‘Or shopping?’

To be in the draw to win a signed copy of Playboy Doctor to Doting Dad, answer the following question:

In this book Abby loves Kieran’s Irish lilt. Does it have the same effect on you?

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from The End of Faking It by Natalie Anderson will be posted!


  1. Oh Sue - what a smooch - I've gone all melty... and want to see what happens when they 'finish this later' !!!!!
    And yes, I SO have a thing for the Irish accent - I used to be very uneducated and couldn't tell the difference between Scottish and Irish - but nearly three years of living in Edinburgh put me right on that. I still find both very sexy :)

  2. love the excerpt, sounds like a HOT book!! I do love Irish accents,we have a great country music artist here in Canada that has a strong Irish accent, makes us love him that much more lol oh yeah, his name is Johney Read, check him out!!

  3. One of my favourite scene, a tantalising kiss interrupted by a piping voice of an innocent child! Oh golly! I'd love to meet this Irish accented hero!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yes, we all go gooey over those accents, don't we? When I lived in Canada people would ask me if I was Irish, nothing as exciting as that I'd say. I think writing a hero with an accent is so much fun, and the readers hear his voice too.

  5. Aw, that's sweet and sexy at the same time. Can't wait to find out what happens when they finish it later. :)

    Yep, I love an Irish accent. Or a Scottish one. Looking forward to meeting your Irish hero, Sue!

  6. Oooo, yes, Sue, I'm a sucker for lovely Irish accent too... or, like Rachel, a Scottish one.

    Your Keiran sounds delightfully wicked - lucky Abby!


    PS Jacquie, I checked out Johnny and found a couple of YouTube clips of his songs. Lovely! (happy sigh)

  7. yes, I agree, the Scottish accent is gorgeous too, especially when it comes with a big hunk of a man.

  8. Congratulations Sue on a great Sunday Smooch. I really enjoyed reading it and want to find out what he does later.

    Johnny Reid is a wonderful singer. His Tartan Army of fans is legion. His shows are always sold out. I love that he came to Canada from Scotland. I find that you don't hear his accent when he sings but man I love it when he talks.

    I love accents of any kind ~ Irish, Scottish, British. We get to hear Australian ones as well as quite a few rodeo stars are from Downunder. Actually spending a day at the Calgary Stampede brings you into contact with a lot of different accents.

    When we travel in the Southern United States, people comment on our accents. I love to think that I have an accent.

    Oops! Almost forgot to say that yes an Irish lilt gets to me in a good way! now I can go to sleep thinking about Irish lullabies.

  9. Nice, Sue, very nice - the excerpt too! *grin* Someting about dat Irish accent just gets me every time... Well done on the release of your new book. Medicals get me every time too!!! ;-)

  10. Lovely, tantalising scene, Sue!

    I love an Irish accent, but I have to confess that my favourite is a Scottish accent. There's something about a Glaswegian accent that I find utterly irresistible!

  11. Oh my wordy lordy, yes. I am a total sucker for an irish accent. On women it's charming and makes me want to be their friend, on men it's just leg-crossingly sexy. :) Like Keiran, naughty boy.

    Fabulous excerpt Sue. Congrats on shelf month!

  12. Nikki, couldn't have said it better. :)
    Emily, I'll try a Scotish hero in the future.
    Clare, didn't know you were a meds reader. You've got taste!
    Kaelee, I'm sure we all know what he does next -:) Baths the kids!

  13. It's still Sunday here so I thought i'd pop in and tell you that Johnny Reid just won a Juno award for Country Album of the Year. The Junos are the Canadian music awards ~ like the Grammies are the American Music Awards.

    LOL Sue ~ So he doesn't go shopping.

  14. I love almost any type of accent, so an Irish accent will definitely work any time for me.

    Love the kiss and how Olivia interrupts their kiss and Kieran's response to Olivia's question.