Jun 16, 2013

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from  Amy Andrews, but first ...

the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -- bn100

Can you please contact kammychetty(at) yahoo (dot) com to recieve your prize

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Taming the Tycoon by Amy Andrews.

Real estate tycoon Nathaniel Montgomery is one deal away from making his first billion and fulfilling a promise to his dying father. Nothing will stop himfrom tearing down the decrepit St. Agnes hospital and erecting posh condos in its place. Not even the crystal-wearing, health food store owner whose publicity stunt lands him in the hospital.

After her brush with death five years ago, child prodigy Addie Collins learned what's truly important--health, happiness, and the two-hundred-year-old rose garden at St. Agnes. To make amends for the accident, she agrees to pose as Nathaniel's girlfriend at his eccentric grandmother's birthday party.

But Addie has an ulterior motive. To repay her debt to the universe, she must show him there's more to life than making money. Nathaniel hates to lose, but as she breaks through his defenses, losing himself in Addie's arms might be exactly what this tycoon needs…

Scene Set-Up
Hippy chick Addie has been trying to show uptight tycoon Nate that there's more to life than counting money. And what a better way to demonsrate then showing him some of the hidden pleasures of the magnificent city they live in  - London. 

Now, on to the smooch!

Fifteen minutes later they were crammed like sardines into a tube carriage. Addie had slowly worked them towards the far back corner and Nathaniel had followed. It was hot from the warm weather and the press of bodies but her, “I’d keep that on if I were you,” when he’d tried to remove his jacket on the platform had prevented him from cooling down.

“I think I’ve been on the Tube enough now,” he grumbled as bored strangers crowded in around them. He was shielding her with his body and very conscious of the friction between them that built with every rock and sway of the train.

“Well, let’s see if I can make it worth your while,” she whispered as her fingers undid the two buttons holding his jacket together and slid inside as it flapped open.

When her thumb brushed against his fly, a jolt went through him and his eyes narrowed. “What are you doing?”

“Groping you,” she murmured as her fingers drifted back and forth.

He looked down, her furtive moments covered by the press of their bodies and the confines of his jacket. He checked around him. People stared into space, some with ear pieces in, others read, some people lucky enough to score seats chatted.

Mostly people avoided eye contact.

His groin stirred at her light finger strokes. He felt himself thicken and grow hard as she touched him through his trousers in front of hundreds of oblivious passengers.

“You brought me on the tube to grope me?” he whispered, dropping his mouth to her ear, his eyes shutting as she squeezed his throbbing erection

Addie smiled as she pressed the flat of her palm against him. “Yup.”

The air in his lungs grew thick and heavy as he resisted the overwhelming urge to push himself into her hand. “My mother warned me about girls like you,” he said, his voice low.

Authors are great people watchers and one of my favourite places in the world is an airport arrival/departure lounge. Public transport comes a close second! Ever witnessed any passionate moments whilst people-watching? Let me know in a comment and you go into the draw for an e-copy of Taming the Tycoon

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from  Rescuing Dawn by Nicole Flockton will be posted!


  1. Ooh, Amy, I LOVED that snippet. Taming the Tycoon sounds fun and hot. :-)

    I've never witnessed any secret passionate moments (at least, that I'm aware of), but while I was in a DVD store I tapped my DH several times on the leg to draw his attention to something, only to find I'd been tapping him on the groin. A third party did happen to see that. I went red. The DH just grinned. Oops.

  2. Hi Amy sounds Fab. I always get teary watching the arrivals at the airport. I love the ending of Love Actually for the same reason, :)

  3. Amy, I'm not sure I'll see people on public transport in quite the same way after reading your snippet! I remember you mentioning your idea for this story ages ago - can't wait to read the whole thing!

    You know, I'm not much of a people watcher so I haven't seen anything too naughty. Though I'm going to be laughing about Michelle's faux pas all day. :)

  4. Lol Michelle. If he's anything like my husband he would have said "carry on" !! :-)

  5. Ah Tash I love Love Actually for that too - the beginning also with Hugh Grants voice over. Must be about time for my 53rd viewing...

  6. Hey Rach. I once watched a really teary passionate farewell at a departure gate - the girl was crying and they were kissing like the world was going to end! Then she was sitting next to me on the flight....well I HAD to pump her for info, I just had too :-)
    Turns out he was supposed to be getting married the next weekend in NZ and had come to Australia to see her (his ex) one last time and realised he couldn't go through with the wedding and he was flying back home to break it to the bride!

    Well, if that didn't tweak my romance writer radar, nmothing would!

  7. Loved Taming the Tycoon, Amy. Your dialogue is so fantastic!! Had me laughing out loud.

    I was visiting a castle in the north of England years ago (can't remember exactly where, somewhere near York) and let's just say this couple were up to more than just a public display of affection - right within sight of everyone on battlements!

  8. Amy, what a corker of an excerpt. I'm wondering how often that happens on the tube!

    You're so right about transport terminals being great fodder for writers, though my last couple of trips it's mainly been parents with very young children rather than romantic clinches.

  9. Oh yes, the beginning is fab too, pulls you in :)

  10. I reckon it happens a lot on the tube, Annie :-)

  11. Loved the except. I will take the fifth to answer your question.

  12. Wish I could say I had...but nope!