Remember your first kiss? Was it thrilling? Heart-pounding? Breathtaking? In my opinion, first kisses ought to be all of these things and more because they may be the beginning of a voyage of discovery that ends with the finding of true love.
Kara Cochrane, my heroine in my Lachesis Press release Her Kind of Man, hasn’t had a first kiss in a long time. She got engaged to her high school sweetheart right after they graduated and looked forward to a long and happy life with him. Fate, or rather her beautiful sister Kelly, played a dirty trick on Kara. With her wedding to Brandon only weeks away, her loved one jilted her for her sister Kelly.
It’s hard to let go of a future you’ve planned for and dreamed of, but Kara doesn’t have much choice. Lucky for her handsome farmer Ross Williams can’t wait to comfort her. He loved Kara from afar for a long time, and now that Brandon’s out of the way, he’s ready to make his move.
Here’s an excerpt from Her Kind of Man that shows Kara and Ross’ first kiss. It isn’t anything like Kara thought it would be.
Ross’s arms felt wonderful around her. He made her feel safe, as if he wouldn’t let anything bad happen to her ever again.
She hated to admit it, but his chest and shoulders were much nicer than Brandon’s. Why hadn’t she noticed him in high school?
Ross didn’t give her much time to wonder about it. He lifted her head from his shoulder and kissed her.
She kissed him back. Brandon might not want her, but Ross did, and by golly if he wanted a kiss she’d give him one. It did feel strange to kiss someone besides Brandon. Ross didn’t hold her the same way. Somehow, she felt he was totally in charge of this kiss, and that wasn’t always the case with Brandon. She clenched Ross’s shoulders. His kiss was charged with a smoldering sexual energy that had been sadly lacking of late in Brandon’s kisses. Her fingers played across his back .Brandon had never felt so masculine and hard!
Kara forgot about her meeting with Brandon’s parents just as she forgot about coming to the lake with Brandon. She’d have to be made of stone not to pay any attention to this kiss.
Her eyes fluttered open when he raised his head.
“That was nice,” she whispered, or maybe she only thought she said it. She didn’t know.
He bent his head again, but the lights from a passing car illuminated the SUV’s interior. Kara pulled away from him.
“Don’t, Ross. We shouldn’t be parked on the side of the road kissing each other.”
“Then where should we park?”
Kara blinked and tried to pull herself together. “What?”
“To kiss. Where should we park so I can kiss you?’
Kara smiled in spite of herself. “We don’t need to be kissing at all. I don’t make a habit of kissing men on the first date.”
“You don’t know that,” Ross retorted. “It’s been a long time since you had a first date.”
“It doesn’t matter. I think it’d be better if you took me home.” She halfway hoped he’d ignore her and kiss her again. It would be…nice to experience those brawny arms and firm lips again.
As far as first kisses go, I think this one was nice, but unfortunately for Kara, there are some major secrets in her family that are about to come out, and when they do, her budding relationship with Ross may not be able to survive.
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