Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Uniqueness of First Kisses in #Romance Novels

A lovely first kiss from the movie Seven Pounds
Kissing on the mouth is basically two sets of lips smooshed together, sometimes the tongue gets involved. What amazes me about reading a kissing scene, particularly the first kiss, is that no matter how many times I’ve read it described, it always seems new.

Not once have I ever read a kissing scene and said, “Bleh, Debbie Christiana described it like this in Solstice or “This is the exact same kiss from The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson.



No matter how many novels I've read, the description of the first kiss is fresh. Why?

To be honest I don’t think my memory is all that great to remember every single first kiss in the thousands of books I've read.  
But I also think it’s because each book is an individual creation. The characters are all different, the situation is unique, and the interactions are distinct to that couple making the kiss something new altogether.

Have you ever read a kissing scene and remembered it from another book?

7 comments:

  1. I reread Diana Gabaldon's Outlander a number of times, one of the few series that I've read more than once. The first time Claire and Jaime make love is very memorable. I remember my first kiss...the guy's tongue was bumpy like a frog. Yuck!!

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    1. Lol. Carole. That's gross. Thanks for my first laugh in the day.

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  2. I love it when they wonder what to do with their noses... (And I remember an older man, a good friend, saying, "You don't spend a lot of time thinking.")

    Diana

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    1. Lol, Diana. Your friend was right.

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  3. Great post, Nana and of course, thanks for the shout out :) I remember my first kiss behind the gym divider after school. Actually he was a good kisser, but he was an older man. I was 13 and he was 14, LOL.

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    1. LOL. My mind raced to one of your teachers taking advantage of you.

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  4. Interesting point, I never really thought about it. But I guess each first kiss really is different, so why wouldn't they be written different.

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