Friday First Kiss #103 :: Christmas in Trace Hollow by CJ Samuels (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, Christmas in Trace Hollow by CJ Samuels Brandon thought his heart stopped. Adam wasn’t Gabby’s. That explained why she was unprepared to travel with him. All his talk about orphanages had probably stopped her from telling him the truth. He had assumed Gabby was a widow and he hadn’t given her a chance to explain. Pastor Don continued, “Is there a family willing to take little Adam in and raise him as their own?” Not once voice was heard. Brandon … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #102 :: The Wagon by Morgan Dawson (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 Wagon by Morgan Dawson “Thank you. Thank you for helping me during the storm, for buying me the fabric even though you didn’t need to, and thank you for letting me pour my heart out to you about everything I’ve been holding in.” Robert has a sly grin on his face. “I am pretty great.” He raises an eyebrow. I reply with a scowl, and my own lifted eyebrow. He laughs. “But I suppose we can both be … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #101 :: Christmas Kiss from the Sheriff by Kathryn Albright (Sweet Western Historical 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, Christmas Kiss from the Sheriff by Kathryn Albright Craig’s gaze narrowed. “That’s not what I mean. What happened that you traveled all the way from Boston to California…and I suspect…alone? That’s unusual for a woman. Even more so for a woman who obviously had money. What did your family have to say about it?” He was figuring out too much. If she wasn’t careful he would eventually add things up and realize she wasn’t who she said she was, … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #100 :: The Bluebird by Kristy McCaffrey (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 Bluebird by Kristy McCaffrey Jake closed the trapdoor above him and descended the ladder. In the pitch black, he felt his way along the wooden slats until his feet hit the dirt. Pedro remained in the cabin—the crazy coot insisted he had important items to gather, and he didn’t want Jake present when he did it. Where’s Molly? And where was the light? Pedro had said there were candles and lucifers in the tunnel. Jake hesitated, the air … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #99 :: The Cursed Princess by Alexandra Marell (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, The Cursed Princess by Alexandra Marell “That’s twice you owe me.” Elena couldn’t argue with that. “A veritable knight in shining armour,” she said over her shoulder. She’d have to take this robe off sometime, otherwise why had she agreed to come? “Fought off the fierce snake and saved your cat. Have I earned my reward?” So close his breath warmed her neck, making her tremble all over. “I’ll stand you to a meal at Scarofi’s, how about that?” … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #98 :: Ruby: Mail Order Brides of Wichita Falls (Book #1) by Cyndi Raye (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, Ruby: Mail order Brides of Wichita Falls Book #1 by Cyndi Raye Kiss his bride! Oh, dear! Marshall moved towards her, the look of intent on his face taking her breath away. Ruby wasn’t sure she would recover from a kiss by him. He was not what she had expected, although she had no idea what she expected. Certainly not such a handsome, fine man like him. He placed warm hands on her shoulders. She stared at one of them, … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #97 :: RACHEL, Bride Brigade Book 5 by Caroline Clemmons (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, RACHEL (Bride Brigade Book 5) by Caroline Clemmons Unable to bear waiting any longer, Zane cupped Rachel’s delicate face in his hands. He expected shock or surprise but she merely gazed at him with her berry-colored lips parted. Did she realize what an invitation she offered? “Rachel, promise me you won’t accept another man’s proposal while I’m gone. Please, give me a chance to court you.” Damn, he sounded pathetic. Her gorgeous smile wiped away all his embarrassment. “I … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #96 :: Texas Cinderella by Winnie Griggs (Historical 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, Texas Cinderella by Winnie Griggs They worked in silence for a while until she had the tarts in the oven. When she’d shut the stove door, she returned to the table and peered into the bowl where he was putting the shelled pecans. “Nice job.” For some reason, those simple words gave him a feeling of pride. A feeling she deflated with her next words. “How did you manage to get flour on your shirtsleeve?” The amused light dancing … Continue reading