K – Kiss

KMy favorite scenes to write in any novel is the first kiss scene:

Troy’s proximity made it hard for me to breath normal. My heart raced, and a drop of sweat started at my neck and slid all the way down my spine. As it descended, the panic ascended to my throat. The anxiety attack was inevitable. He grabbed my arm with more authority and moved closer, our faces inches apart.
He hesitated for a split second, but it was all the time I needed for my anxiety to get the better of me. I seized the opportunity to escape and headed for the door, but after one step, the grip on my triceps grew stronger. Troy had no intentions of letting go. When I turned back to protest, there was no hesitation this time. His lips landed on mine.
At first, it didn’t register. My surprise prevented me from kissing him back. He must have noted this, too. He pulled away. My stress level rose again because for him to stop kissing me seemed like the worst idea in the world. A hurricane, earthquake, and volcanic eruption combined didn’t seem as big of a disaster as Troy’s lips leaving mine. So I kissed him back.
I felt the relief in his lips as he relaxed.
I was keenly aware of the way his lips tasted, all smooth and wet and there was a hint of peppermint. Maybe I imaged it, but it made me giggle. I stopped when Troy stopped kissing me.
“What’s so funny?” he asked.
“I thought you would taste like peppermint, and you do.” 

Do you have a favorite first kiss scene (reality or fiction) you would like to share? 


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21 thoughts on “K – Kiss

  1. Let’s fill up the internet with First Kisses today! Yay! Favorite fictional first kiss… Let me think… I’m sure there’s several, but I can think of two: the one in Love In Times Of Cholera, that takes the whole freakin’ book to happen (I mean, talk about building anticipation, man!), and, on a more modern note, the one in The Art Of Fielding. I think there’s one in Sons & Lovers (DH Lawrence) that gave me chills, but I’d have to look it up.

    Great post! And thanks for sharing that bit on kisses over at Quiet Laughter 🙂

  2. First kisses are fun to write if you’ve made the reader wait for it until they’re as keyed up as the characters!

  3. I’ve only written one romance and prefer adventure/thriller, but here is a scene from my romance novel; ‘Ten Days in Panama’

    ‘Pete held her face in his hands again, even more tenderly than before, as if her cheeks were fragile petals, and as he moved forward, he felt her arms slip around his body and he whispered, “Gloria-,” Their lips brushed together softly.
    The slight parting of her lips and the gasp were all he needed. They were submitting to each other. Their kiss started soft and tender. They closed their eyes as they tasted each other, surrendering to the moment and their mutual desire.’

    It takes a couple of chapters to get there, but after that kiss, the pair enjoy so much more. I’m open to opinions …

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