Apr 27, 2014

Sunday Smooch by Amy Andrews

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 Helen Sibritt!

Can you please contact Jacqui Jacoby on jaxfacts (at) aol (dot) com to receive your prize

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from The Surgeon's Meant To Be Bride.......

Amy says -
My backlist is finally being digitalised (yay!) and the TSMTBB is one of the first. Its from 2006 and for many years was my fav book. I know we're not supposed to have favourites but...... :-)  Its a fast-paced medical drama/reunion story set in a MASH style unit in the middle of an African war zone and takes place over the period of one day - each chapter counting down the last 24 hours of their mission. And I think it has one of the best black moments I've ever written!

Unfortunately due to Geo-restrictions the new kindle edition is available only to US amazon customers (and only $3.82) a fact I am currently trying to remedy! You do however have a chance to win it below :-)

Nurse Harriet Remy and her surgeon husband, Guillaume, thought they had the perfect marriage. They loved working for an overseas medical-aid service and children were never part of their plan—until Harriet's fertility came under threat and her subsequent desire for a baby came between them.
After a year apart, they're together on their final assignment. Gill still adores his wife and for him the assignment becomes more than work, it becomes a mission to save his marriage. And this time he's prepared to do whatever it takes to keep his bride by his side—forever.

Scene set-up
Harriet has marched to Gill's room with the divorce papers.....

The door opened abruptly and Harriet was confronted with his magnificent naked chest. She looked into his grumpy face and watched as he bit off a retort and a slow lazy smile warmed his sleepy face. Oh hell! 
Of all the men in all the world she had to marry one that looked like a naughty angel.
“Harry,” he murmured.
His morning voice stroked across her skin, sending every nerve ending in her body into a complete frenzy. She knew where the line was today. And she was standing on it.
“I’m sorry I woke you,” she said lifting her eyes off his smooth pectoral muscles and trying to shut down her peripheral vision so she couldn’t see the bulge of his naked biceps.
“I’m not,” he said.
Harriet frowned at him. He lifted a hand and caressed the St Christopher hanging from the delicate silver chain around her neck. He had a mouth that was made for kissing and Harriet could feel herself teetering on the line. She wanted to lean forward and draw his soft bottom lip into her mouth and bite it.
She could feel his gentle tug on the necklace drawing her into the room. Harriet resisted. She knew that crossing the line was not what this was about. 
Give him the papers and go. Run like the wind.
Harriet brought the yellow envelope up between them, abruptly displacing his hand.
“What’s this?” he asked, a small smile playing on his lips and dancing in his grey eyes.
“Divorce papers,” she said, and felt stronger just saying the words.
Gill stared for a moment and shot her another slow smile as he took the envelope from her. He tossed it over his shoulder and Harriet heard it land on the floor behind him.
“Gill...” she chided softly. “I need you to sign them. It’s time.”
He stood to one side and gestured her into the room with a flourish of his deft surgeon’s hands.
Harriet shook her head vehemently. “No.” She knew what would happen if she put her foot over the line. His quarters were three meters by three and dominated by an unmade bed and an undressed man.
“Harriet,” he sighed, but she could see the sparkle of amusement lighting his eyes, “I’m not going to discuss our divorce with you in the corridor.”
His rich, deep voice oozed like warm chocolate, coating her in its sweet, sticky web. He held out his hand to her. It sounded so reasonable. She looked behind her at the empty hallway and hesitated only briefly before taking his hand and feeling the gentle tug pulling her over the line.
When he reached behind her and pulled her hair free she didn’t protest. Nor did she when he kissed her. In fact she welcomed it greedily, ready to join in this dance they did so well, eager to be naked with him one last time.

Are you a fan of reunions stories? Would you buy a couple re-uniting in a 24 hour period?? 

Leave me a comment for a chance to go into the draw to win a copy of The Surgeon's Meant-To-Be-Bride.

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced and a smooch from Sue Mackay will be posted!

Smooch Graphic by WebWeaver


  1. Woo hoo I have read this one and I loved it I do love re union stories and this one set in 24 hours was so good I need to re read it :) and yes they had always loved each other so 24 hours was enough time for Harriet and Gill to realize that :)

    So happy to have won last weeks about to send an email thank you all so much :)

    Have Fun

    1. Hi Helen! So pleased you liked this one :-) congrats on the win!

  2. I love reunion stories! I liked the TV show "24" so I can totally see the concept working in a romance, Amy. :)

    Marcy Shuler

  3. I love reunion stories and 24 hours is not too short for a married couple to reunite.
    It sounds like Gill just really has to convince Harriet to stay married to him.

    1. Harriet is certainly determined at the beginning, Kaelee but a lot can happen in 24hours! :-)

  4. Amy, reunion stories are my favourite, especially to write. They start right in the middle of things. The idea of a 24 hour reunion story sounds exciting. I bet you had fun writing that.

    1. It was great fun, Sue. Also it's the only book I've written that went through with NO revisions! It has a very special place in my heart :-)

  5. With a man like Gill pushing to stay with the woman he loves, who could resist? I love the idea of the compressed time frame and the close confines for him to win her back. Can't wait to get hold of this one! Isn't it great that your back list can now be available again!

    1. I'm thrilled Susanne that my older stories are being made available digitally!

  6. The Surgeon's Meant-To-Be Bride sounds fab, Amy! I love reunion stories and I think, given the history and intensity that already exists between the heroine and hero, that it's entirely plausible for the story to play our over 24 hours. Wow, I bet it's punchy and pacy. :-)

    1. Yes, Michelle, the chapters are really short so it moves along at a fast clip!

  7. Ah Amy, what a great Smooch! I love a reunion story and this one sounds red hot.

  8. Ooh, la, la! This is fantastic! Amy, I want to read it. Fix it NOW so it's available for us in Australia too. I love the idea of the 24 hour reunion. I want to load it on my ereader for my trip in a few weeks.

    1. Lol, Annie, I have a bad feeling it won't be a quick/easy fix but maybe the universe wil smile on me and it'll be easy peasey :-)

  9. Amy, I've read this book and I loved it! Those two really deserved to be together. Happy sigh.

  10. Love this scene, Amy! Gill and Harry's story sounds like a FABULOUS reunion romance! Gosh, I hope you get that Kindle version available for us and soon! I want to read more!

  11. Oh goodness! How have I missed this book? I love reunion stories. And whack a surgeon in and I'm sold! He he

  12. I enjoy reunion stories. This one sounds like a couple that really needs to work things out and stay together. For such a married couple, 24 hours isn't too short a time to work things out.
    How special a story for you if it needed no revisions. Obviously it was one you were meant to write.

    1. Hey Pat! I did feel a kind of destiny with this book....