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First Kiss

First Kiss Friday

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Every Friday I share the first kiss from a book. This week it’s Thanks to You by Maggie Blackbird.
After enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner cooked by Tripp, the very straight-edge Paulina finds herself drawn to him while they play a game of cards in his living room.

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He leaned in, close enough for her to catch a whiff of his manly scent. When she also leaned in, their long hair spilling over their shoulders brushed together. His mouth was as soft as his natural friendliness that put people at ease. And the moisture from his lips plied hers with the needed lubricant they required.

It’d been well over two years since she’d last kissed someone. And kissing Tripp didn’t seem wrong. Instead, the tenderness he lavished on her was softer than his mouth. Gentle puckers.

She curled her fingers around his long strands of hair that were as silken as his mouth. Sweet sighs seemed to fill her blood, vanquishing the earlier terror. Everything was fading away—the fright, the apprehension, the self-doubt. His kisses matched the Tripp who’d stood outside the casino and come to her aid.

He didn’t moan or groan, either. Even breaths came from his nose, warming her face. His own hand moved, settling his palm on her cheek. The invasion of her personal space was welcoming. She inched in closer while still returning his inviting kisses. She didn’t stop until their thighs brushed and her socked feet were upon his. She rubbed at the top of his foot that was as gallant and strong as him.