One of my favorite kissing scenes was Lael and Captain Jack in The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz. Another was from Ruth Axtell Morren's The Rogue's Redemption. I featured that one as my entry in the Kissing Day Blog Fest at Writer Wannabe in December.
In Gail Gaymer Martin's Writing the Christian Romance she says that while writing a kissing scene "The description usually deals more with the inner response - the feelings and emotions of the characters-than a depiction of the action of the kiss." And isn't that also true of the moments leading up to that kiss. In Sunlight and Shadows I'm trying to figure out the when, the where, and the how of my hero and heroine's first kiss. Timing is everything, you know. There is so much more to romance than the actual kiss so I'm trying to provide just the right story elements leading up to it, but what will begin with resistance will also cause them to pull away from one another and fight their growing attraction, not only physically, but in their heart of hearts.
"In the silence of the moment somehow their hearts spoke, yet there remained a quiet resistance." ~ Sunlight and Shadows (WIP)
So let's talk about kisses. What makes a kissing scene truly romantic?