Aug 18, 2013

Sunday Smooch with Jennifer St George

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from  Jennifer St George, but first ...

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

Can you please contact Helen Lacey at mail (at) helenlacey (dot) com to recieve your copy of Date With Destiny.

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from ........

The Love Deception is my third novel with Destiny Romance. It combines legal intrigue, courtroom drama and a dash of exotic Barbados.

When Felicity Carter wakes up naked in a strange bed, she has no idea how she got there. And no recollection of meeting the gorgeous man calmly offering her breakfast. Felicity flees – hoping that their paths never cross again.
 The last thing she expects is to discover that her mystery man is Damon Fullbright, partner at the law firm where Felicity has just started work – and her new boss! 
Damon is appalled to find the out-of-control young woman he rescued has been hired to work on his team. Apart from anything else, he doesn't need the distraction of a hot blonde with a barrel-full of issues. But one-by-one, Felicity blows all Damon’s preconceptions out of the water. When Felicity explosively reveals her dreadful secret, will he risk his reputation and trust her to discover the truth?

Scene set-up: [Damon and Felicity have just found a vital piece of evidence which will help the case against Felicity's father.]

Kiss Scene  

‘I need to say something important before all hell breaks loose,’ she said.


‘Thank you.’ She kissed him lightly. ‘You believed in me when no one else did.’

He caught her around the waist. ‘You’re welcome. But my services are very expensive. One little kiss doesn’t even pay for the pens on my desk.’ 

He pulled her hips in close to his body. Heat raged up her thighs and settled, hot and heavy and luscious, between her legs.

‘What does this pay for?’ She ran her fingers though his hair before she pulled his lips to hers and kissed him long and deep.

‘You’ve covered half the phone bill,’ he said in a ragged voice.

She smiled and ran her finger softly down his cheek. ‘Only half?’ she asked in a Marilyn Monroe whisper.

‘I know a way that can strike thousands from the bill.’

‘Show me.’

He scooped her into his arms, strode into the bedroom and laid her across the bed.

‘I’ll need you a little closer if I’m ever going to rid myself of this terrible debt,’ she said, reaching for him.

He grabbed her hand. ‘Stop.’

She sat bolt upright. ‘What?

‘You’re not going to accuse me of sexual harassment?’ His eyes blazed with passion but his touch was all business. ‘You’re still my employee.’

She pulled free of his grasp and walked to the small desk in the living room. He followed, curious. She found a pen and paper and scribbled a few words.

‘Does this help?’ she said, handing him the page.

‘What’s this?’

‘My resignation.’

He glanced at the words. The page fluttered to the floor. He grabbed her hand and hauled her back into the bedroom. 

* * * 

Office romances can be very exciting but can also be fraught with problems. For a chance to win a copy of The Love Deception, leave a comment about your views on the office romance? 

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Miracle at Bellaroo Creek by Barbara Hannay will be posted!

Jennifer is the author of three romance novels from Destiny Romance. To find out more visit -  websitetwitterfacebook or goodreads. Her latest release, The Love Deception is available at AmazonAppleKobo and Destiny Romance.


  1. Jennifer, I love that kiss and the set up. This book is going on the TBR pile right away.

  2. Fab Smooch, Jen! And I love your cover for this story!

    There's something fascinating but problematic in office/work place romances, isn't there? I've never been tempted enough to go down that road... maybe because I've seen a couple that have gone disastrously bad. It can make the workplace pretty uncomfortable for everyone. So while I adore an office romance like Damon and Felicity's in a novel, I think in real life they're something to be approached with caution!

  3. LOVE THE EXCERPT!!! (My daughter wants to know why I'm 'shouting' at you ....and I just like exclamations marks.)

    Office romances are fantastic in books, not so much in real life I would imagine.

  4. Thanks so much, Sue. We are missing you here at the conference!!

  5. Thanks, Sharon. I tend to agree. The office romance can sometimes have danger written all over it!

  6. I love that you love the excerpt, Mary!!! Shout away. I too love office romances - the bookish kind.

  7. I do love the concept of an office romance in books, but in reality, someone or everyone knows your business. If it doesn't work out, it could be awkward. The book sounds hot!

  8. Been there. Done that. AWWWWWWWWWWK-WARD.

    But we're talking books here. Romances. HEAs. I would LOVE to read an office romance with an HEA ending!

  9. Thanks Sharlene. Agree, best to leave office romances in fiction!

  10. Oh no, Laney4. That doesn't sound good. Hope you enjoy fictional ones better.