Meet the Author:
Jennifer lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. When not writing, she can usually be found elbow deep in flour or inhaling chlorine as she cheers her daughter on at a swim meet. She loves musicals, caramel and roller coasters, and lists Machu Picchu at the top of her bucket list. She is a member of RWA and is the President of her local chapter, Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers. Find out more about Jennifer and sign up for her newsletter at www.jenniferhoopes.com
About the Book:
We all wait for that moment. The two characters eyes meet, wordless communication is exchanged. One cups the other’s face as both lean in and lips meet. Cue the sighs. International Kissing Day was on July 6th and people from all over shared their favorite kisses. Below is my personal Top5 but before that let me share Emily and Adam’s first kiss from Her Cowboy’s Promise.
He couldn’t have prevented it if he’d had a ten-minute warning. She slid her hand up his cheek and around his head pulling him down to her. Their lips met, hers soft and warm. The contact so alluring that he’d wrapped her up in his arms before registering the desire to do so. She fit. Her lean body cradled perfectly against his harder one. She purred and snuggled closer and the tenor of the kiss changed. It went from one of thanks and wonder, to one of desperate need. His, hers, it didn’t matter. They couldn’t seem to get close enough, their mouths searching one another for the elusive spark. Tongues meeting and dueling one another for supremacy neither could achieve.
5. Logan and Veronica. Veronica Mars
Some kisses are sweet, some are not and some are downright surprising. The kiss between Logan and Veronica slapped me upside the head. I hadn’t seen it coming, and then I was so on board for these two that I could not stop replaying it.
4. Fanny and Edmund. Mansfield Park (1999)
Long before I fell in love with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, I loved him as Edmund in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. Fanny and Edmund are a lovely example of friends to lovers and oh, that almost kiss before Edmund finally comes to his senses.
3. Esther and John. Meet Me in St. Louis
It’s no secret that I love old musicals and Meet Me in St. Louis is one of my favorite. I love the initiative Judy Garland as Esther takes in this movie. She wants John Truett and she’s not afraid to engineer as many chances to be around him as she can, but it’s only after she essentially wails on him for harming her sister (which he didn’t do) that John finally takes charge. Cue big sigh.
Oh and one of my all-time favorite scenes is in this movie, where a forlorn Esther is waltzing with her grandfather at the Christmas party after John leaves her high and dry because of a tux incident. What happens next? You will just have to watch the movie.
2. Luke and Lorelai. Gilmore Girls
I struggled over whether this was my number 1 or not. But ultimately it succumbed to two. Luke and Lorelai were the epitome of will they, or won’t they and when they finally did, it was so quintessential Stars Hollow, complete with Lorelei talking through the moment and a naked Kirk interrupting a second later.
1. Jaime and Claire. Outlander
Mo nighean donn. Need I say more. I had a hard time choosing an image. I mean any kiss between them makes me swoon and sigh and want to book a trip to Scotland. I waited for twenty years for these characters to come to life on any screen, and when they did I was mesmerized. Every glance, touch, and yes kiss, between them is electric.
Thank you for having me here today and sharing in my list of favorite kisses. I would love to know what your favorite lip smacking moment is, either on screen or on the page. Happy Reading.
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