Here it is!! A two-part kissing scene from my first novel (finished, but setting aside for a while). Here’s the deal: Addie made many bad relationship decisions, so they scare her. Greg is the man trying to show her that not guys are evil…and some can be even be trusted.
Greg released her hands and clasped his together in his lap. He paused, then took a deep breath. “I would very much like to kiss you tonight.”
Addie’s heart stopped. Her eyes widened and her jaw dropped. She had imagined his kiss for months. The thought of his lips on hers sent a shiver down her spine, but she couldn’t let temptation get a hold of her again. “I don’t know,” she said.
Greg smiled and took the legal pad from her. He scribbled a few notations before handing the paper back. Addie blinked twice before forcing herself to look down at the page. One good night kiss, standing at the door, one arm around you,
10, 15 seconds maximum. Addie smiled, then nodded.
He let out a long, slow breath. “I’ll wait for you after work and drive you out to my house,” he said. Addie nodded again, unsure of what to say. Greg just winked at her before replacing the chair and leaving the office.
Addie watched him leave, her heart racing. She looked up at the clock and sighed. Five long hours to go.
Addie could only stand there watching him. She didn’t know what to say. The desire to kiss him overwhelmed her, but she couldn’t admit to it. She tried to think about dinner, about the movie, but the kiss…
The thought of it consumed her. She wanted to know the pleasure of being held in Greg’s arms, but she didn’t want to ruin the evening with her silly worries. She couldn’t even remember what they’d discussed on the drive out there – her mind kept returning to that inevitable kiss.
“Addie?” Greg said, moving quickly toward her. He grabbed her shoulders and studied her face. “Are you okay?”
“I don’t know,” she said. “Sort of.” His hands slid up her arms. The gentle caress did nothing to calm her nerves. Addie looked up at him. In her stocking feet she noticed how much taller he was.elt very small, and very safe. “You deserve my full attention tonight,” she said, “but…”
Addie tried to look away, but Greg’s warm brown eyes locked fiercely with hers. “But I keep thinking about the kiss,” she whispered.
Greg paused, then smiled. His hands slid down her arms to grasp her fingers. He led her back through the kitchen, down the short hallway, and stopped in front of the door to the garage. Greg stood directly in front of Addie, his smile warm and affectionate.
“Good night, Addie,” he said. Then, gently, he wrapped an arm around her waist, pulled her close, and kissed her.
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