Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch
Today we have a smooch from Her Innocence, His Conquest
by our guest, Jules Bennett, but first ...
of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -- desere_steenbey!
Congratulations, desere! Can you please contact Nikki Logan at
nikki (at) nikkilogan (dot) com.au
and she'll send you a copy of Shipwrecked With Mr Wrong
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from:
Her Innocence, His Conquest
by Jules Bennett
Architecture kingpin and expert playboy Zach Marcum knew exactly how to get what he wanted - both on the job and in the bedroom. Until sexy, independent and impossible-to-ignore Ana Clark charged into his life.
Her construction company could make his luxury resort project a multi-million dollar reality, but he couldn't risk letting the career-driven siren slip past his defenses. Discovering she was a virgin made the seduction stakes even greater, as Zach crossed the line from business to pleasure...
[The Setup ... Ana has owned a construction company and worked with men her entire life. She hears how they talk about their one night stands and isn't impressed with playboy Zach Marcum when he hires her firm. He takes much more than a business interest in her and she hates to admit, but she may not be able to resist his charms. He wants to prove he's not like other men.]
Other than his lips settling over hers in a possessive, yet tender way, Zach didn't touch her. Ana didn't want to respond to those lips, but how could she not? Why did she have to deny what her body so desperately craved, ached for?
It was so easy to give into the gentleness. She'd never known such a delicate manner could be possessed by a man like Zach.
Ana wasn't one for PDA, but they were well hidden by the strategically placed potted palms. Even though kissing in public was never something she would've done before meeting Zach, she was discovering there were a lot of things she hadn't considered before meeting Zach.
With a sigh and a tingle streaming through her body, Ana leaned in just slightly. Enough to let Zach know she wanted this. Still, he didn't touch anymore than her lips and Ana knew, without a doubt, he was letting her decide how far and how intense this kiss would be.
He tilted his mouth just a bit, easing her lips open. She'd given him the go ahead with that little sigh and leaning into him. A light, feathery touch slid across her jawline. His fingertips.
Chills popped up over her entire body. And before she could comprehend another thought, Zach eased back.
Her Innocence, His Conquest
is an April 2011 release for Harlequin Desire (US), and a May 2011 release in Aust/NZ (in a duo with Olivia Gates's The Sarantos Secret Baby).
To be in the draw to win a signed copy of Her Innocence, His Conquest
, tell Jules in the comments below, what you like to see in a hook or conflict? Reunion Stories? Amnesia? Secret baby? She's waiting to hear your opinions!
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Hunter's Surrender
by Anna Hackett will be posted!