Apr 15, 2012

Sunday Smooch - One Month To Become A Mum

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from One Month To Become A Mum by Louisa George, but first ...

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

Congratulations, Kaelee! Can you please contact Andrea Laurence at

Author (at) AndreaLaurence (dot) com

and she'll send you a copy of What Lies Beneath.

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from One Month To Become A Mum by Louisa George ...

Some things in life are worth waiting for ...

Jessie Price has lost her only chance at motherhood – it’s a constant hurt, until she meets sinfully sexy single dad Dr Luke McKenzie and his gorgeous little girl. Luke’s intoxicating kisses and his daughter’s adoring hugs have Jessie longing for the impossible. But she's a temporary locum, the clock’s ticking – and there’s only a month to make all her wishes come true…


[Set-up - Jessie has hurt her lip and Luke is using a bag of frozen peas to reduce the swelling…]

          Resting the bag of peas on the drainer she shook her head again. ‘No Luke, we agreed, remember? Friends only.’

‘You’re right.’ He stepped away. ‘Absolutely. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t…’

‘No.’ Jessie took a shallow breath. Then another. Grabbed his wrist as he turned from her.

What the hell?

No matter how much her head said she shouldn’t do this, her body ached for it. Maybe …get him out of her system. A brief kiss then she’d be satiated.

Would she? One kiss could lead to more, and more, and then inevitably he’d see her scars. Then the kiss would definitely end. And any hope. She needed to leave. Now, before it was too late.

But he tipped his head, inches away from her mouth. He smelt of soap and cinnamon, an intoxicating mix. He glanced at her fingers clasping his arm. Smiled. Ran his thumb over her bruised lip. ‘I’ll be gentle.’

The look he gave her was a question, a promise. Another dare. How could she resist?

 ‘Gentle? Don’t even think about it,’ she groaned.

 Her arms curled around his neck. She blinked up at him, her tongue slicked a line along her lips, her breathing came in little gasps as she pulled him closer and found his mouth with hers.

Her lips were ice-cold and she tasted of honeyed wine. He wanted to drink her in, every beautiful drop. Very gently he traced butterfly kisses around her mouth, slowly kissing along the line of bruising.

It wasn’t enough. He wanted more of her.

To hell with treading carefully, he wanted to rush in and capture the whole deal. He wanted Jess and her crazy whirlwind of fun and fragility. He wanted her in his bed, by his side. He wanted her unlike anything he’d ever wanted before.

He inhaled her flowery scent, drunk on the heady aroma.

What did he want? For her to stay? That was so far off both their radars. But right now it seemed possible. He couldn’t think straight with her here. He wanted this. Her smell, her soft body in his arms. This kiss.

Yes, that’s what he wanted. More than that he was lost.

‘Jess,’ he murmured as he unpinned her hair. It fell in tendrils around her shoulders and he buried his hands in her blonde curls as he kissed her, suffusing her lips with his heat.

She deepened the kiss further, sliding her tongue into his mouth, filling him with spasms of heat and desire. Her tight body pressed against his, beneath her dress he felt the swell of her breasts, the curve of her hips, and was lost with the power of his need for her.

To be in the draw to win a signed copy of One Month To Become A Mum, leave a comment and Louisa will draw one lucky winner!

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from The Dangers Of Dating Your Boss by Sue Mackay will be posted!


  1. I love medicals. Can't get enough of them.
    That being said, I like the premise of a one-month time span for the book, as I bet I'll feel like I'm on the edge of my seat while reading it. That's the best kind of book to read: one in which you can't turn the pages quickly enough!

  2. Laney, i'm with you. The idea of the clock ticking down on the one month deadline gives the story an inbuilt tension, doesn't it?

    I'm wondering about Jessie's scars too. Sounds like it's going to be a bumpy ride for Jessie, even if she's the only one worried about them. What an intriguing kiss!

  3. I think this is a debut book. I'm drawn in by the fact the heroine has scars and it must be something to do with why she can't have kids. I love stories where the heroine gets to become a mother of a child when she never expects that to happen. This sounds like a great book.

  4. Hi Laney4! Thanks for popping in and reading my smooch! Like you, I love the ticking clock in a story-it makes the tension skyrocket the closer you get to deadline!

  5. Hi Annie! Lovely of you to comment! Poor Jessie- she's had such a raw deal- but the lovely Luke's determined to heal her heart!

  6. Hey, Chey! Thanks for stopping by and reading the smooch!

  7. Ooh, I love the heat between this pair, Louisa. And Luke seems divine. Can't wait to read this one! :-)

  8. Hi, Kaelee! Yes, this is my debut book... and sounds like you're starting to fit the jigsaw pieces together! LOL! Thanks for your comments x

  9. Hi Louisa - fabulous smooch. I love medicals and am really looking forward to reading your debut book!

  10. I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds good.

  11. Hi Michelle! Great to see you! Thanks for your comments- yes, things do get quite hot for Jessie and Luke! LOL!

  12. Hi Helen! So glad you like reading medicals- what I love about them is the wide range of heat levels and such variety of settings, all with a backdrop of some kind of medical drama! I still can't believe I have a debut book! I'm still pinching myself!

  13. Hi bn100! Thanks for popping in and reading today's smooch!

  14. I think I now need a cup of tea or a glass of cool water. In any case I have added peas to my shopping list.

  15. Frozen peas, eh? Sounds like they'll be steaming hot peas before too much longer... <3 Intriguing excerpt, Louise. I have been hearing so many good things about this debut book - would love to read it for myself and pass on the good news firsthand! Good luck - looking forward to many, many more moving medicals from you! :-)

  16. That's so beautiful, Louisa! Loved him being gentle and her not wanting him to. :)

  17. Hey Louisa! I've heard great things about this story and this was a beautiful sample. Congratulations on a terrific debut!

  18. I've waited ages to read this book. It's hard to get where I am, but I still want to read it. Some things in life are worth waiting for.

  19. Hi, Marybelle! LOL re adding the peas to your shopping list! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Hi Clare! Thanks for coming to read my excerpt! Hope to catch up with you soon (at the chapter meeting? LOL- when I typed in 'cha..'my auto correct immediately put in 'chatter' instead of chapter! So apt!)

  21. Hi Rachel! Thanks for taking the time to read my excerpt!

  22. Hi Robyn! Thanks! It's still all a whirlwind!

  23. Hi Maria! Thanks for coming here- you've been a total star on my blog tour! By the time you've read all the excerpts all over the blog world you won't have much more to read! LOL!

  24. Thank you for a really awesome post ,sorry I have not been everywhere on your blog tour my gran is in hospital so between work and hospital visits my days are swamped ! I loved this interview and again the book sounds incredible !

  25. Hi Louisa,

    What a hot kiss. I loved the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

    ALl the best!