Are you all about the sweet? The googly eyes, the slow moment before the kiss actually hits and you know it's about to happen, the sweet moment when that kiss changes both characters?
Or are you all about the heat? The frantic touching, the need to be closer, ever closer, the rolling around on the ground, can't-wait-to-rip-your-shirt off, tongue and exploration type of kiss that leaves you breathless.
For me, I think I like sweet kisses better. I like when the characters have a little bit of trouble finding their rhythm, when it is slow and oh so sweet. When the kiss is slow enough that the character can really understand what it is doing to them. I love when best friends fall for each other. I think those are the relationships that really make me smile and genuinely start with a really sweet kiss.
Don't get me wrong, I love it when they kiss again and it is a lot hotter too but I think first kisses are always better when they are sweet and the character learns something about the person they are kissing and about themselves.
- Rachel and Logan in the lake in Defiance by C.J. Redwine
- Mara and Noah on the beach in The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
- Adam and Juliette in the shower in Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi