Mar 4, 2018

Sunday Smooch with Michelle Douglas

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from Michelle Douglas but first the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is...Latesha Ballard.

Congratulations Latesha! Can you please contact Annie: annie (at) annie-west (dot) come to receive your copy of Contracted for the Petrakis Heir

 And now for today's Sunday Smooch from A Baby in His In-Tray.

Taking care of baby

With the boss!

When Liv Gilmour's identical twin sister begs her to take her place for a week to work for business hotshot Lord Sebastian Tyrrell, she can't say no--after all, the boss will be away. Until someone abandons a baby with a note demanding Sebastian take care of it. Suddenly Sebastian's swift return sees Liv up close and personal with the sexy boss...and a baby who needs them both!

Normally I'd give a scene set-up, but in this case I fear it'd give away too many spoilers. So I'll just let the kiss stand on it's own merits. ;-)

The sure pressure of Seb’s lips on Liv’s, the way his fingers cradled her head as if she were made of something fine and precious, completely undid her, crumbling any resistance she might’ve put up.

Resistance? There was no thought of resistance. Kissing Seb was the most exciting, wonderful thing she’d ever done! She flung her arms around his neck and kissed him back with everything she had.

For a moment he seemed to bend under the onslaught of her wholehearted enthusiasm, like a tree in the wind, but he came back with a force that had the potential to fell them both.

‘Seb.’ His name whispered from her lips. She couldn’t help it. She wanted to say his name over and over. She wanted to whisper it to the stars.

Warm lips pressed kisses to her throat, teeth scraping gently across the delicate skin there. Her knees trembled, her legs threatening to buckle beneath her, but his arm slid about her waist to hold her upright…and so very close. She pressed herself even closer. Under her hands, his shoulders flexed—broad and strong. She traced her hands up the strong column of his neck, the stubble on his cheek scraping her palms as she urged his mouth back to hers.

He kissed her so thoroughly, so completely and shockingly explicitly that a fire burst into flaming life and engulfed them both, and all she could do was hold on and try to keep up with him.

Kissing him was like being on a roller coaster. And yet it was like being wrapped in a warm blanket too. It was like flying, but it felt like the most natural thing in the world. Exotic and forbidden scents should be swirling all around them…as well as the scent of baking bread and sunshine-scented soap. She expected to hear fireworks exploding…alongside birdsong. Kissing Seb was all things exciting…and all things warm and welcoming.

It made no sense, and it made all sense.

She fitted into his arms perfectly, as she’d known she would. And she knew that if they were naked they’d fit even more perfectly. And she wanted that. She craved it with every atom, sinew and fibre. Ecstasy sparked to life wherever he touched…and aches and burnings and yearnings. She pressed herself against him to try and assuage the need engulfing her.

‘God, Eliza.’

It wasn’t his ragged breathing or the hoarseness of his voice that made her freeze. Eliza. She wasn’t Eliza. She wasn’t who he thought she was.

She pushed away from him with all her strength. ‘No!’

The single word rang around the room, dispelling her ludicrous notion of fireworks and birdsong. He released her immediately. ‘Eliza…?’

She’d let him kiss her when he thought she was someone else. She’d kissed him back. What kind of person did that make her?

To go into the draw to win a signed copy of A Baby in His In-Tray just leave a comment:  I can't imagine anything more stress-inducing than pretending to be something (or someone!) I'm not. Have you ever managed to pull off a minor (or major) deception or bluffed your way out of a situation pretending to be someone you weren't?

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. Hi Michelle

    Oh it was fab re-reading that smooch this is a fabulous story I loved it.

    As for pulling of a bluff no not me I am not good at things like that as you say way to stress full :0

    Have Fun


    1. I'm utterly chuffed that you enjoyed Liv & Seb's story, Helen.

      I'm with you in terms of pulling off a bluff -- there's so many things to remember and get right if you don't want to give the game away!

  2. Hi, I'd never be able to pull of that kind of deception. The lies would be all over my face.

  3. Hi Michelle. Beautiful covers. I also liked the extract.
    I never pretended to be someone else to get me out of difficult situations.

    1. Part of me thinks it'd be fun, Franca...but I don't think I could manage it. :-)

  4. Lordy, that was a hot excerpt. Thanks for sharing!
    No, I can't do it either. My face turns bright red when I try to lie (which apparently isn't a good thing, LOL).

    1. LOL, Laney. No, I think your red face would give the game away! I doubt you or I would be able to pull off the deception Liv does in A Baby in His In-Tray -- though we can certainly live the situation vicariously through her, which is its own fun. ;-)

  5. Definitely haven't tried to pretend being someone else to get out of something - I'm with you... it would be too stressful. Still made for a good story in this book though.

    1. It's certainly a fun premise to play with fictionally, Lyn...but less so in reality, I think. ;-)