May 1, 2016

Sunday smooch with Louisa George

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from Louisa George, but first ...

the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is Pam Swain!

Pam, can you please email Barbara DeLeo -  barb (at) barbaradeleo (dot) com (dot) to receive your copy of The Bouquet List!

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Louisa George's new medical romance, Tempted By Hollywood’s Top Doc

Back cover blurb:
Behind the scenes… 
Top-of-his-game neurosurgeon Dr. Jake Lewis has thrown himself into work in a bid to forget the past. Now, used to high-octane medical emergencies, he's furious to be temporarily assigned to pander to LA's biggest diva! 
Yet when he meets headstrong assistant-to-the-stars Lola Bennett, their instant chemistry makes his new job much more tempting! He's working with her on set in the sultry Bahamas, and it's just a matter of time before that chemistry reaches boiling point…

Kiss Scene:-  Set up: Lola Bennett is the PA to one of the most famous and beautiful actresses in the world. Consequently, she’s a little suspicious of people wanting to get close to little old Lola instead of her amazing boss.

Jake caught her up and pulled her to a complete halt. ‘What…? You think…? Me? With Cameron? Are you for real?’
‘It wouldn’t be the first time that has happened to me.’
‘Hell, no. You’ve totally got this upside down. Not at all. Not at all…Has that happened before? A guy has taken you out so you could introduce him to Cameron?’
‘Yep. One too many times.’ Lola closed her eyes briefly at the memory, the sharp sting of betrayal. How gullible she’d been…and was continuing to be. Would she never learn? ‘But she is very beautiful and rich and famous and on another level. Why wouldn’t anyone be attracted to her?’
Conversely, then, why would anyone be interested in Lola?
Jake’s jaw stiffened, his eyes blazing in the streetlight, his grip on her arm firm. ‘I am not attracted to Cameron Fontaine.’
‘Then you must be blind.’
Strangely, out of nowhere a smile formed on his lips. ‘Oh, no, my vision is perfect.’
‘Then you must be gay.’ Please, for the love of all women, including Cameron Fontaine if absolutely necessary, do not be gay.
‘No way.’ He stepped closer, so she could see his chest rising and falling, could feel the warmth of his breath on her skin. Could smell the most exquisite scent of man and medicine and spice.
‘Then what…?’
‘Then this.’ And he was suddenly too close. Not close enough. He pulled her to face him and his fingertips lifted her chin. ‘This, Lola.’
His mouth pressed against hers, gently at first, and her body responded in a flush of heat that pooled deep in her core. Every part of her craved him, craved to touch him, to kiss him, to feel him against her.
Initial instinct told her that she shouldn’t kiss him back, but something deeper, something intense had her opening her mouth and tasting him. And he tasted good. So good. She felt as inquisitive as the doomed teenagers stepping into the dark basement, and as filled with adrenalin. Knowing, like them, she was headed to disaster but doing it anyway.
She wound her arms around his neck and pulled him closer as his tongue slid past her lips, stoking the furnace that had lit inside her. She moaned at the pleasure of him filling her mouth, of the curling clench in her gut, at the sensations that ran up and down her spine, just being in his arms.
Leaning her against her car door, his hands cupped her face and he pressed harder against her, kissing her open-mouthed and wet and hungry. She could feel how much he wanted her. How much he wanted something from her.
And like listening to an old-fashioned vinyl record scratching to a stop, she felt a visceral catch as her body stiffened. She put her hands on his chest and pushed a little away from him. ‘Stop. No. This…this isn’t…’
‘What is it? What’s wrong?’ But he didn’t let her go as he hauled in deep ragged breaths, kissed the top of her head and stayed close.
‘I can’t stop thinking about Cameron and there are too many questions racing in my head. Too many reasons not to do this. Please, I think you should just go.’
‘Lola, believe me, this is not about Cameron. She is the furthest thing from my mind. I don’t want to go. I want to stay right here, doing this.’

Louisa is giving away a copy of her book to one lucky commenter!  So her question to you is:

Who would play you in the movie of your life- and why?

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Kate Hardy's Holiday With The Best Man will be posted!


  1. Hi Louisa

    Firstly I loved this smooch and I loved the book what a great story I loved Jake and Lola :)

    You know I can't think of who would play me in a movie I am going to have to think on this one

    But I do highly recommend this book

    have Fun

    1. Hi Helen! Thanks so much for your lovely words, I'm so glad you enjoyed Lola and Jake! xx

  2. I would say Nicole Kidman (losing her accent). I used to be tall and skinny, so she could play me in my younger days and then add padding for my current days. I have been very active in competitive badminton through the years, and I think she could pick it up and play well enough to fool people (especially if they sped up the film a bit). She still has lovely skin, which is a bonus for playing a much younger woman at first (plus makeup is wonderful, so I hear).

    1. Nicole Kidman is so beautiful and a fine actress- great choice. And, as a hobbit, I'm so jealous of your tall, skinny and athletic genes!

  3. as the only movies I see now is in the school hols when I take my great-grandchildren--- so I don't know any stars good enough to play me -----Lyn W

    1. Awesome attitude, Lyn! (great grandchildren! Wow- go you!)

  4. Angelina Jolie - I've got delusions of grandeur. In truth, maybe more like Dawn French

    1. LOl, Pam you made me laugh! I think Dawn French would be playing me, too!

  5. Ally Sheedy - Many people think we look alike. I do not!

  6. Ooh, fabulous smooch, Louisa! Looking forward to reading this one.

    I used to be a carrot-top as a kid, so in my wildest fantasies I'd wish for Nicole Kidman to play me. I'm afraid, though, that Bette Midler would probably be more my style. ;-)

    1. LOL- Bette Milder is awesome! But then, so is Nicole...(although neither as awesome as you!)

  7. Great smooch, Louisa.

    I used to be told (when I was younger!!) that I look like Renee Zellweger, so she might suit.

    1. Now you mention it, I do see the resemblance between you and Renee! Great actress- I can't wait for the third Bridget Jones movie to come out!

  8. Hello Louisa, very nice this kissing scene.
    Now I can not think of anyone who could play in a movie of my life.

  9. Love this smooch, Louisa!
    Hmmm - maybe Liv Tyler?

  10. Fabulous smooch, Louisa! I love the blurb for this book, the 'assistant to the stars' idea is very cool :)

    Hmm who would play me? I used to get comments when I was a bit younger that I looked a little bit like Leighton Meester.

  11. Molly Ringwald. Can't help it, I'm a child of the 80s. I love her ;)