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Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Kiss Already Blogfest

I was just about to wander off to sit in front of my fire for a bit before I tackled cleaning when I remembered I'd signed up for this blogfest. Uhh... doh! Just Kiss Already blogfest starts here. I'll need to run out and visit some of those blogs tonight.

Here is mine... it's from Scorched aka Flirting With Fire and it's from Asher's POV:

“I really want to kiss you, Sidra,” I said, leaning against the door frame, inches from her mouth.

“Okay.” She blushed, but smiled.

“But I can’t.”

“Oh,” she said, frowning.

Wow. Honesty was not turning out to be the best policy.

“No, it’s just that I want to talk to you about something first because I don’t want you to feel like I’m using you.”

“So… talk.”

“It’s complicated. I was thinking maybe—tomorrow.” It would have to be tomorrow. Trace would just have to deal with it being tomorrow. If she cancelled out on our date after tomorrow—then so be it.

“Why are you telling me this?” she asked.

It was a fair question. Why was I telling her this?

“Because when I walk back to my car without kissing you, I didn’t want you to think that I was doing it because I wanted to. It’s killing me.” I shoved my hands into my pockets just to not touch her. Her hair was close, and it looked soft, and I wanted to put my hands into her hair and kiss her and taste her mouth and....

“What if I kissed you?” she asked.

My first clear thought was that she was a genius. “That would be okay.” Okay was such a lame word for what it would be. It would be freaking fantastic.

She tipped forward and closed her eyes. If I took that final inch, I hoped she didn’t notice.

Her mouth was soft and sweet, and she tasted like ice cream and everything I’ve ever wanted. I clenched my hands into fists to avoid pulling her head closer so I could slip my tongue into her mouth and really taste her.

It was over too soon. As she pulled away, a nervous laugh skipped out of her mouth. “That was—uhh….”

What? It felt better than anything I’d ever felt before.

“Good,” she said finally.

“Yes, it was.”


  1. I love how you wrapped this up in the end.

  2. I love the ending, too. I must say the "yes it was" sounded kinda smug to me ; P


  3. This was cute! Talking about wanting to kiss before kissing -- I loved it. And I wonder why it was okay for her to kiss him, but not the other way around. I'm sure there's an explanation, but I wonder what she's thinking right now!

  4. This was a cute scene, and I'm with you on sleeping VERY little and writing a lot.
    I came over for the blogfest but decided to stick around and follow.

  5. Talk about rationalizing. Loved the inner dialogue. It really added to the moment.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  6. A nervous laugh skipping - that was a lovely image. The whole scene was very sweet.

  7. You guys are awesome. THANKS!!!! We lost power last night so I'm still playing catch-up today, but I'll have to run to all your blogs... thanks again.

  8. That was so sweet. My favorite line was: It would be freaking fantastic. :D