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 Lyn
Can you please contact jennifer (at) jenniferhaywardromance (dot) com (dot) au to receive your copy of Tempted by Her Billionaire Boss.
And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon...
Three strikes and you're out…
A series of strange accidents are occurring at Sirona, a luxury spa resort in the picturesque English countryside. Billionaire owner Nic Capitini wants the person responsible sacked. But the law requires he give three official warnings. Nic checks in undercover to gather the evidence he needs, and when he arrives to find his general manager enjoying the spa's facilities, he doesn't think it will prove very challenging.
Despite first impressions, it isn't long before Nic realises that not only is Poppy Bradford beautiful, she's a brilliant manager who runs the resort superbly. And the chemistry between them is undeniable. When Poppy herself is threatened, it seems clear the incidents are part of a systematic campaign of sabotage. Even though he believes she's innocent, Nic knows Poppy is hiding something. But will learning her secret mean losing her forever?
Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon is the second story in Jennifer’s Billionaire series.
Poppy has just been the victim of one of the terrible sabotage attacks occuring at Nic’s luxury spa resort. Nic is accompanying Poppy home to ensure she is okay.
Her small hand fitted so perfectly in his. Her soft skin danced a trail of fire across his palm. She slipped her hand from his, but it felt more like a wrench.
‘I’ll be okay from here.’ She took a few steps towards her cottage and paused. She turned and retraced her steps.
‘Thank you for staying with me,’ she whispered. Standing on her toes, she kissed him on the cheek, her perfect body briefly and tantalisingly flush with his own.
He didn’t breathe or move. Didn’t want to break the spell. He grasped her with his arms and held her close. The movement was involuntary. This was a bad idea, but he couldn’t quite remember why.
His body screamed for more time with hers. Her eyes flared with surprise. He waited a moment. Two. Three. She didn’t leave his grip.
‘You call that a thank-you kiss?’ His voice sounded rougher than the bark on the surrounding trees. He bent his head slowly, giving her time to run. Time to decide that this shouldn’t happen. But her body moulded with his and she raised her lips to meet his.
All the reasons to resist hammered to be heard, but nothing rational penetrated.
He kissed her gently. She tasted sweet. So sweet. A sweetness that could become an obsession. Running his hand up her back into her hair, he anchored her to him, deepening the kiss.
Her body moved against him, making his blood run hot and riotous, pumping desire to every cell in his body.
A sharp crack whipped out from the forest. A stick snapping. Poppy slid from his arms, her eyes darting in the direction of the noise. Sense and reason flooded into Nic’s mind. Was he insane? Poppy had suffered a terrible shock and here he was kissing her in the woods like they were on a romantic date. The doctor had ordered rest and he delivered seduction.
‘Poppy, I’m . . .’ An apology battled with his desire for more, so he said nothing.
He took her arm and walked her silently to the cottage. She unlocked the door and stepped into a dim, small room. The house had only one room, with a door leading to a bathroom. A double bed dominated the space. This wasn’t a home, it was a hutch.
The faint smell of coconut and lime tinged the air; the exotic scent such a contrast to the basic surroundings.
The bed, that kiss, the heady scent . . . He needed to get out of there before his body directed him to take action. Action that demanded their clothes off and that bed breaking under the strain of sweet spring sex.
My hero Nic runs a luxury health retreat. Think massages, facials, hot rock treatments and the like. A completely indulgence holiday experience. To be in the draw to win an e-copy of Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon, I’d love you to share your favourite indulgent holiday experience.
Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced and another fabulous smooch will be posted!