Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A kiss is still a kiss…


Congratulations to "Taylor", the winner in Ashlee's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I love all things kissing. Chocolate kiss, of course, movies with kissing, and definitely books with kissing, whether sweet or sensual, goofy or sexy.

Which is why my upcoming title, The Playboy’s Proposal was so much fun to write, especially when my heroine, Dr. Benny Sorensen got the nerve up to ask playboy and tutor Henry Ellison to “grade” her kissing skills for her big date with the supposed man of her dreams. What they got was definitely much more than they ever anticipated!

Here’s a peek: 

“I just want everything to be perfect. I want—I need—to know that when he kisses me, he’s not going to draw away in horror. That he’ll be enticed to want…more.”
A growing realization was coming over Henry, and he wiped at his forehead. No. It wasn’t possible. She wasn’t about to ask him—
“Would you be willing to, maybe, kiss me? Just for a minute? You’ve been so honest up to now, and I trust that you’ll tell me if kissing me is like kissing a twelve-year-old—”
“I’m afraid I wouldn’t have any recent experience there.”
“You know what I mean. You said you can create the whole package, and what I need from you right now is assurance. Assurance and maybe a few…tips. What I’m doing wrong, what I’m doing right…” She trailed off, her eyes pleading with him.
This was too much.
Benny was actually sitting there, sexy as hell, asking him to kiss her, something he’d been fighting himself from doing since she first sat on this couch. Maybe even before that. She was asking him to feel what those full lips would be like under his and manage to keep his head enough to give her pointers, for God’s sake.
“Benny, I’m not sure this is a good idea.”
“Oh. Okay, I understand.” A certain glimmer of humor entered her eyes. “You’re afraid that I’ve made you into this guru in the fine art of kissing and lovemaking, that now that you’re on the spot, you won’t be able to hold up your end of it. It’s a performance thing.”
“The hell it is.” He sounded angrier than he’d intended. He tried again, making himself sound levelheaded. “Believe me, I know what I’m doing. That’s not the problem.”
“Prove it.”
The woman was positively deranged.
“Fine. If that’s what you want. But when I tell you what you’re doing wrong, I don’t want you to try and physically maim me.” He couldn’t believe he was going to do this.
Kiss a woman he’d been thinking of more times than he probably should the past week. Kiss a woman whom he’d been wanting to kiss long before then.
He smiled a little wider now. Well, if it was what she wanted…

In honor of kisses, I’ve listed my own personal top three movie kisses. In coming up with these three, I realize that often what made them so magical wasn’t the physical moment of the kiss, but the lead up to the kiss, either dramatic or comedic. For fun, I included the link to Youtube if you’d like to see the clips!

My faves:

1. Some Kind of Wonderful  

2. A Room with a View 

3. Never Been Kissed 

PLAYBOYS PROPOSAL

Doctor Benny Sorensen has had it up to here with her party-throwing playboy neighbor. She’s declaring war. She doesn't care how gorgeous or charming he is, he's going down. That is until he proposes something she's not sure she can say no to...

Wealthy ad man Henry Ellison lives an uncomplicated life that revolves around work, women, and partying. In that order. Until Benny storms into his life. To placate his attractive but hotheaded neighbor, Henry offers to help her land a date with the man of her dreams. Only as Henry makes her over and coaches her on the fine art of flirting, he realizes that the idea of this woman in any other man’s arms but his own is unacceptable. But Benny's a forever kind of girl and forever might just be the one commitment he can't make.


GIVEAWAY:
For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, share with me your own favorite kiss from a book or movie. I know I’m forgetting one big one from my list…

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27 comments:

  1. Never Been Kissed is certainly one I never forget; also Bridget Jones's Diary (between Bridget and Mark, course) and Love, Actually - plenty sweet kisses there for me. ;-)
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    1. Oh, yeah! Bridget Jones on tip toes! Good one. :)

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  2. Sounds great! I'm looking forward to reading "The Playboy’s Proposal".

    One of my all time favourite kisses comes from a movie "Labor Day" (2013) when Frank tells Adele, "I'd take twenty more years just to have another three days with you." It's a short kiss before he hands himself in.

    natalija dot shkomare at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Natalija, I hope you enjoy it! You know, I cheated on that one and skipped to the end of Labor Day, LOL. I will have to catch it all now. Thanks for commenting

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  3. One of my favorites is between Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant in Catch and Release, it's so romantic and fraught with tension!

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    1. I've saw that so long ago, I will have to try and catch it again. Love Jennifer Garner!

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  4. There are so many great ones but the most memorable for me is Westley and Buttercup at the end of the Princess Bride :)

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    1. Oh, yeah! Just rewatched this with my kids. You can just tell that Westley is a great kisser. ;)

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  5. I certainly love the Never Been Kissed scene but The Notebook kiss between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams was a good one too.

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    1. I actually was going to include that one but the shot on the pier with the rain was hard to kind of see, LOL! That's a movie that I cry in every time I watch it.

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  6. Oh I love the kiss in Never Been Kissed! So many great kisses in books and movies... I like the ones the characters do not know are coming!

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    1. I'm with you! The kiss by surprise!? Love.

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  7. I love the spiderman kiss scene.

    aleene617 at hotmail dot com

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    1. The upside down kiss! You are not alone as I've heard a lot of people consider it their fave too!

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  8. The notebook movie, favorite kiss.
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  9. The notebook movie, favorite kiss.
    taycloset at yahoo dot com

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  10. Notorious
    Brief Encounter

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    1. Notorious with Cary Grant? If so, I haven't see that in so long! I think I might have to try and find it to watch again. Not sure I've heard about Brief Encounter...adding it now. :)

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  11. The Way We Were - Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, good one! I JUST watched this for the first time a couple of months ago. Thanks for commenting!

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  12. My favorite Kiss is the Sam and Diane Kiss from Cheers. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Huge coincidence you bring Sam up as I was only talking about Sam Malone last night with an author friend! Funny! Ah. Love the chemistry between Sam and Diane. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. My favorite Kiss is the Sam and Diane Kiss from Cheers. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. My favorite has always been the Spider-Man upside down kiss

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    1. Anita. HOW DO YOU GET THAT COOKIE MONSTER avatar!!! He's my favorite! Thanks for commenting!

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  15. I'll have to go with the "rainy" kiss in The Notebook. My second is Robin and Marion in the Errol Flynn version of Robin Hood.

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