“Thirsty Thursdays” is an original weekly feature from the Lazy Book Lovers where we highlight all that makes our mouth water in the world of books. Every week, they pick either a quote, book cover, book boyfriend or kiss from our favorite books, that makes us all swoony.
The wet season is beginning here in Manila with the weather getting cooler, along with some rain, and what better way to warm up with steamy kisses, eh?
Featuring Mack Corey and Anne Winters of Laura Florand’s Sun-Kissed.
“Mack.” She sighed, turning. “Look. Tomorrow, I’m going to do you a favor and pretend none of this ever happened.”
“Oh, good,” he said, with a sudden angry, fierce delight, as he dropped her shoe and crowded her right back against her door. “Well, I can do one hell of a lot of things right now, then, if this is all just a fantasy.”
And he kissed her.
Just flat out kissed her. No careful approach, no slow dip in to make sure she was okay with it, no testing the waters. He just took her mouth and took it over, like she was a damn company and he was pissed off.
Like he was just going to seize all her assets and restructure her.
She felt that way. Seized. Restructured.
His mouth molded hers, dipping straight into hers, his arms tightening on either side of her body until she was locked between his forearms on the door. They pressed against her sides, and then they were curving around her back. And then they were hauling her up into him, as he kept on kissing.
Kissed her until she couldn’t think or breathe, until she couldn’t get her hands to either pound on him for freedom or grip him to capture this invader and punish him for his invasion.
He kissed her until she was kissing him back, until when he finally raised his head, she had no strength left. What the hell was she supposed to do without her strength? She always needed it.
Mack was breathing hard, his face all angles and danger in the lights and shadows of the porch. “Anything else you want to pretend never happened tomorrow?” he asked, with that hushed, wicked anger.
She stared up at him, trying to breathe, trying to wet her lips.
“Because I’ve got a few more ideas.”
– Chapter 6, Sun-Kissed
Who else can write about a steamy kiss but Laura Florand? I’m still Floranding (still can’t let go after reading her books) and this scene came instantly to my mind. Both powerful people in their own fields, I love how Mack just took what he wanted, shaking Anne’s defense. And the wit that Laura infuses her characters with is priceless.Hot! By the way, did I mention that Mack and Anne are both fifty three years old?
Visit other Thirsty Thursday posts at Nikky’s and Keira’s the Lazy Book Lovers. To learn more about the author and the book featured in today’s post, visit Laura Florand’s website, facebook page and goodreads page.