Friday First Kiss #119 :: Abby and Joshua, Down to the River, Book 3 by Sheila Hollinghead (Historical Western Romance)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, Abby and Joshua, Down to the River, Book 3 by Sheila Hollinghead Abby pulled out the money she kept in a drawstring purse. “Now, how much do I owe you?” “I ain’t taking a dime from you. I plan to marry you.” She held up a hand to stop him from moving nearer. “Joshua, you’re young. There are plenty of young ladies who’d be proud to marry you. Miss Williams …” “I’ve never loved anyone but you.” He stopped, his … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #117 :: Divine Gamble by Charlene Raddon (Historical Western Romance)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, Divine Gamble by Charlene Raddon After several songs, he lowered the harmonica and turned to her. Maisy froze. The air filled suddenly with an electrical charge that had nothing to do with lightning. His eyes were a dark brandy hue, the intensity of his gaze reminding her of a similar moment in Otto’s Mercantile that first day in Lost Creek. “I’d sell my soul to kiss you right now,” he said, his voice low and breathy. Her pulse did a … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #116 :: A Cowboy’s Heart by Vicki Lewis Thompson (Contemporary Western Romance)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, A Cowboy’s Heart by Vicki Lewis Thompson  “I just have one more thing to say.”   “What’s that?”   “This.” Stepping toward him, Nicole stood on tiptoe, cupped the back of his head and pulled him down for a kiss, knocking off his hat in the process.   Bryce was so startled that she caught him with his mouth open and she took advantage of that. Her lips were warm and sweet to start with, but then she began to … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #115 :: West of Forgotten by Lynda J Cox – Historical Western Romance

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, West of Forgotten by Lynda J Cox “Aren’t you the least bit curious?” Her fingers stilled on the keyboard. She couldn’t force a single word free. Curious, yes. There were three children who had been born less than nine months after their parents married and that was just in the last year in the little town of Federal. Common sense told her that relations between a husband and wife weren’t always something to be feared and avoided. Again common sense … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #114 :: Enchantress’ Secret by Rain Trueax – Contemporary Paranorma Romance

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, Enchantress’ Secret by Rain Trueax “Nick, I…” Before she could say more or even decide what she would say, he rose and came to her, taking her arms in his big hands and lifting her from her rock. “If you don’t want me to do this, you better say no right now,” he said as he bent, his breath now against her mouth. When she said nothing, felt incapable of stopping him, he pressed his lips against hers and then … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #113 :: The Rancher by Lily Graison – Historical Western Romance

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, The Rancher by Lily Graison Holden was half way down the street before he stopped, turned around, and walked back to the school house. Since the moment Laurel had slammed her door in his face, he’d gone over everything Morgan had learned about her, and told him about, and every piece of information he was able to get from Laurel himself and none of it explained why she was so stand-offish at times. Or why he got the impression her surly attitude … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #112 – The Lawman by Lily Graison (Get Your Free Copy!)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, The Lawman by Lily Graison When he stood and crossed the room to her, leaning close to her back, she sucked in a quiet breath. She hadn’t lied when she said a woman had needs. She did. She missed having a man in her bed and having Morgan so close to her sent shivers racing up her spine. He leaned in, trapping her body against the cabinet by placing both hands on either side of her. She could smell the soap … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #111 :: Mike and Hannah by Carla Krae – Contemporary Romance

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors. This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, Mike and Hannah by Carla Krae Mike Who was banging on my door at 8:00AM?  On a fucking Sunday.   “Coming, I’m coming,” I muttered.  I opened the door and WHACK.  “What the hell, lady?” A young woman on my doorstep had just smacked my face. “That’s for lying to me, you son of a bitch!”  She turned on heel, then, and started stomping to the elevator. I grabbed her arm.  “What are you talking about? I’ve never met you!” … Continue reading