Dec 11, 2016

Sunday Smooch with 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  Ann O'Donnell.

Can you please contact Annie West on annie (at) annie-west (dot) com to receive your prize.

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from -  
Swept Away by the Seductive Stranger.

When that guy on the train turns out to be your boss!

Nurse Felicity Mitchell's train journey of a lifetime is even more unforgettable when she meets Callum Hollingsworth. Neither is looking for temptation, but that doesn't stop them from sharing one hot, wild night!

Except when they disembark, they learn that what happened on the train won't stay on the train. Because the gorgeous stranger is Flick's new boss…and it's increasingly difficult to keep their chemistry under control and leave it at just one night!

Scene set-up

Felicity and Callum have just saved the life of an elderly man who went into cardiac arrest late at night on their train trip. Not quite the way either of them were hoping things were going to turn out. But in the aftermath, they find themselves alone once more.....

     “You were great out there,” Felicity said.
     “So were you.”
     “Not quite what I expected would happen tonight.”
He smiled. “Me neither.” And then, “Are you...okay? It was kind of intense out there. The adrenaline was flowing.”
     “Sure, steady as a rock.” Felicity held up a hand horizontally. It betrayed her completely by trembling.
He quirked an eyebrow. “So I see.”
Felicity glanced from it to him, conscious of the rock and sway of the train. Conscious that she was far away from Vickers Hill.
It emboldened her.
“That’s not from the accident.”
Her hand was trembling for reasons that were far more primal.
He regarded her for long moments before turning slightly and reaching for the door behind him, shutting it. He turned the lock with a resounding click, the noise slithering with wicked intent to all her secret places.
They were truly alone now.
Darkness pressed in on her, the only light entering was from the strip at the bottom of the door and the moonlight pushing in through the window. It was enough to allow her eyes to quickly adjust to the low light. 
Enough to see Callum.
He turned to face her, stepped closer, so close his breath warmed her forehead. He reached for her hand which had fallen by her side. “Maybe you just need to –” He slid her hand onto his chest, flattening it over his heart, his big hand holding hers in place. “Grab hold of something solid?”
Felicity dropped her gaze to their joined hands. Each thud of his heart reverberated through her palm scattering awareness to every cell of her body. She’d never had a one night stand or done anything so spontaneous. But on a night when she’d been reminded how precarious life could be, she needed it.
She needed this. She needed him.
The clickety clack of the wheels on the track faded into the ether as she glanced at him. “Maybe I do,” she murmured, the scent from his citrusy cologne filling up her senses until she was dizzy with wanting him.
Like a slice of lime after a shot of tequila
His kiss, when it came, was gentle. So gentle it almost made her cry. It was long and slow and sweet. It was everything she didn’t know she needed in this moment.
Earlier, if she’d been asked how this would go down she would have said fast and furious. But this was infinitely better. Burning slow and bright, building in increments that piled one on top of the other making her yearn and ache and want even as it soothed and sated.
His hands slid around her waist. Her arms snaked around his neck. He drew her closer. She lifted up onto her tip toes.
Their hearts thundered together.   
When he finally pulled away, they were both breathing hard. His eyes roved over her face, glittering with the kind of fever that also burned in her. What was he looking for?
Permission. Submission?
He had it.
“I knew you’d taste this good,” he muttered, the low husky rumble stroking right between her legs.
      His next kiss wasn’t long and sweet and slow. It was hot and fast and dirty.

For a chance to win a signed copy of Swept Away by the Seductive Stranger (worldwide), tell me, have you ever been on a long train trip? If not, what's your idea of luxury travel if money wasn't an issue. Where would you go and how would you get there?

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced and a new Smooch will be posted!

Smooch Graphic by WebWeaver


  1. Great smooch, Amy. Love the train setting.

    I've been on lots of long train trips around Europe during my backpacker days. The longest from Switzerland to the south of Italy. Someone tried to steal our bags during the night but as I never actually slept on the train, I screamed at him and he ran away. More adventure travel than luxury travel!!

    1. LOL - I've only just recently travelled on train in Italy and it was just from Rome to the port :-) No one tried to steal my bag on that one, Jen!

  2. Love the smooch Amy, but that said I seem to love everything you write.
    Long train trips - my instinct was to say no until I realised that the shinkansen/bullet train trips I took in Japan were probably longish even though they didn't feel that way (Osaka to Tokyo; Tokyo to Hiroshima; Hiroshima to Osaka).
    Can't say I've travelled enough to know what to class as luxury travel... I'll reserve judgment until I've travelled more

    1. Thanks Lyn :-)
      Those bullet trains are supposed to be super-duper fast!

  3. Great smooch! I've trained around Italy which was great but not overnight. Once did overnight from Edinburgh to London but with a small baby in tow so not very romantic!

    1. Yeh, baby'd do tend to put a dent in the romance, dont they, Melanie? :-)

  4. Great smooch, Amy. I've never had a train trip quite like that one. Damn.

  5. I have been half round Aus. in trains from Sydney to Melbourne then from there to South Aus. on the Ghan to Alice springs going to Darwin from there to Mt.Isa by bus then train to Townsville then to Brisbane on the Queenslander then on to Sydney by Train LynW

  6. Hi Amy

    Oh I have this one calling to me from my kindle and really need to get to it :)

    I haven't had a lot of long train trips although I am planning on in February to Melbourne fro ARRC2017 which will be fun but you know I would love to do the Canadian Rockies train trip that would be awesome :)

    Have Fun

  7. Never have but would love to tour america if I could.... like Grand Canyon, Redwood Forest, Yellowstone,

  8. This was a great book! The longest train trip I have taken was when I was 10 years old. My mom and I took the train from Chicago to Denver, Colorado to see my cousins. I remember it was a double decker with observatory windows on the top level, and that it was full of Boy Scouts going to a Jamboree in many loud cute teenage boys, and I was too young to do anything but stare at them! If I had the $$$ I would love to travel around Europe and the UK by train.

    1. Thanks so much, Laurie :-)
      A train full of boy scouts sounds like a teenage girls fantasies come true!
      Would love to do the Orient Express!

  9. Amy, this sounds so good! I instantly wanted to keep reading.

    I've been on a few long train trips. The most memorable was an overnight one in Egypt. To get to the dining carriage you had to jump between carriages (which were missing the concertina covers they usually have around you when you cross from carriage to carriage). A friend of mine made it to the last crossing then just couldn't face another one.

    1. lol, Annie, the daughter of a railway man here. Have been on many tains where you have to step between the carriages. Was always terrifying as a kid!

  10. What a great smooch, Amy! Swept Away By the Seductive Stranger sounds fab. :-)

    No long train trips for me...thus far. But the Orient Express has always fascinated me. However, I think the ultimate in luxury travel would be cruising the world on the Queen Mary 2. Mind you, I wouldn't say no to First Class plane tickets from Oz to Europe either. ;-)

    1. You are a girl after my own heart, Michelle :-)
      First class tickets and the Orient Express - all aboard!

  11. I have not been on a train trip. I did take a week long cruise once. I would love to ride the Orient Express. Wonderful smooch Amy.

    1. Thanks Tammy! Another vote for the Orient Express!