Okay, okay. I know it’s not Christmas. You probably know that, too.
The thing is, I was thinking about romance topics to blog about, and I settled on first kisses. Since I’m writing a series, I decided that it made the most sense to share the first kiss from the first book in the series.
And I should warn you – I’m not actually sharing the kiss here. Just the scene leading up to the kiss…
Here’s a little background: Rylie and Zach are dancing at a sort-of Christmas formal for the kids in the pediatric oncology unit. Zach’s niece is attending the dance via the internet. As this scene starts, she’s on a portable tablet being held by one of the nearby nurses.
Zach continued to hold her close, his voice low enough that it wouldn’t carry beyond the circle of his arms. “I wasn’t entirely on speaking terms with God there for a little while, but as soon as I started talking to Him again, He reminded me that guilt isn’t mine to give. Making myself feel badly over good things happening in my life doesn’t do my niece any good.” He gave his trademark shrug then, and Rylie couldn’t help but revel in the sensation of his muscles flexing under her left hand.
They were still on the dance floor, but their movements had slowed to more of a sway than anything else. They could have been the only ones out there for all the notice Rylie gave the other dancers.
“And I’m one of those good things?”
A mischievous grin shaped Zach’s mouth. “Sweetheart, you are a master of understatement.”
Rylie bit her bottom lip, fighting the urge to smile back at him.
“You either have to tell me you feel the same way or tell me to get lost, but you can’t leave me hanging. It’s dance protocol.”
“Dance protocol, huh?”
He nodded sagely.
Rylie leaned up on her toes as she tugged his head closer to her own. Whispering against his ear, she told him, “I happen to think you’re a good thing, too. In fact…”
The song came to an end. Into the silence, a voice yelled out from the other side of the world, “Kiss her, Uncle Zach!”
If you want to see what happens next – or how they got this far – you can get An Informal Christmas here – or you can enter the giveaway below.
To enter the giveaway, comment below with your most memorable first kiss – either in real life, a book, or a movie. One winner will receive a complimentary e-book copy of An Informal Christmas. Comments are welcome anytime, but the giveaway will close at midnight on Friday night, June 3rd. The winner will be announced in the Sunday Edition right here on the blog on June 5th.