Today we have a smooch from Melanie Milburne, but first ...
the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -Mary Preston!
Can you please contact Soraya at Soraya.lane (at)yahoo (dot) com to receive your copy of Patchwork Family In The Outback.
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Never Say No To A Caffarelli by Melanie Milburne ........
Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English village where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat…Rafe Caffarelli is a mouthwatering specimen of Mediterranean manhood. He’s a playboy
billionaire and determined to buy Poppy’s historic dower house.
Poppy will not give up the only thing that remains of her childhood and family. She’ll fight Rafe—and her attraction to him—all the way. And be the first woman to say “no” to a Caffarelli!
He held her gaze for a long throbbing moment. ‘I meant what I said about the rent. I don’t intend to make any changes to the arrangements you made with John Underwood.’
She flashed him another caustic glare. ‘Am I supposed to thank you or kiss your feet? Prostrate myself before you? Go on, lay one finger on me and see what happens. I dare you— Ommph!’
His hands had grasped her upper arms so quickly she didn’t have time to do much more than snatch a quick breath before his mouth came down on hers.
It was a hard, possessive kiss, a hot fizzing pressure against her lips that made them tingle as if high-voltage electricity was passing directly from his body to hers.
Poppy had intended to fight him, but somehow as soon as his mouth connected with hers her lips softened and became totally pliant, melting beneath the fiery purpose of his. She opened to his command and tasted the full potent heat of him, the bold thrust of his tongue going in search of hers with erotic intent. He explored every corner of her mouth with spine-tingling thoroughness, leaving her breathless and barely able to stand upright.
But even more mortyifying, she gave a soft little whimper of approval just before he broke the connection.
It was of some slight consolation to her that he looked just as shocked as she felt. His eyes were almost black and a frown had appeared between his eyebrows as he dropped his hands from her upper arms and took an unsteady step back from her.
Poppy tried to think of something witty or poithy to say but her mouth was still hanging open in stupefaction.
He inclined his head in a formal nod, his expression now unfathomable. ‘Thank you for the tea lesson. It was very…’ He paused over the choice of a word. ‘Entertaining.’
Poppy let out her breath in a flustered rush once he had gone. She knew the battle was far from over.
It was just beginning.
To go into the draw to win a signed copy of Never Say No To A Caffarelli as well as Book Two- Never Underestimate A Caffarelli leave a comment to this question ......
What is the one thing you would do anything to fight for or keep in your possession? And—just for Poppy’s benefit—do you prefer coffee or tea?
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and another smooch will be posted!
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