Friday Frenching #2

I believe this is the German cover for Anna and the French Kiss--adorable, right?

Today’s kiss is scandalous and perfect.

THE KISSERS: Anna and St. Clair from ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins


We are kissing like crazy. Like our lives depend on it. His tongue slips inside my mouth, gentle but demanding, and it’s nothing like I’ve ever experienced, and I suddenly understand why people describe kissing as melting because every square inch of my body dissolves into his. My fingers grip his hair, pulling him closer. My veins throb and my heart explodes. I have never wanted anyone like this before. Ever.

He pushes me backward and we’re lying down, making out in front of the children with their red balloons and the old men with their chess sets and the
tourists with their laminated maps and I don’t care, I don’t care about any of that.

All I want is Étienne.

The weight of his body on top of mine is extraordinary. I feel him—all of him—pressed against me, and I inhale his shaving cream, his shampoo, and that extra scent that’s just . . . him. The most delicious smell I could ever imagine.

I want to breathe him, lick him, eat him, drink him. His lips taste like honey. His face has the slightest bit of stubble and it rubs my skin but I don’t care, I don’t care at all. He feels wonderful. His hands are everywhere, and it doesn’t matter that his mouth is already on top of mine, I want him closer closer

WHY IT ROCKED: I mean, you read it. Come on, that’s hot. But aside from the sexy writing skills of Stephanie Perkins, there’s a lot of sexy tension in this scene. Their kiss is capital W, Wrong, for starters. He has a girlfriend. Her roomie is in love with him. Plus they’re in the middle of a public park, where they could easily be found out. All of that built-up tension leads to a rocket-fueled kiss that actually feels like real kissing. The desire, the passion, and my favorite line, “…it doesn’t matter that his mouth is already on top of mine, I want him closer closer closer.” Perkins has completely encapsulated the unmistakable desperation of YA love.

How do you like your book/movie/TV kisses? Sweet and sappy? Passionate and desperate? Somewhere in between?

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  1. Jennifer Pickrell says:

    That cover rocks! And that kiss is smokin’ 🙂

    For me, the best kisses depend on the situation – like you said about this one, it’s made all the more *wow* b/c it was wrong (girlfriend, middle of park, etc.)

    • Crystal says:

      Situation is definitely a huge component, I agree. The biggest part of every kiss I love is what led up to the kiss. If there’s not much lead-up, then the emotions feel false.

  2. Kris Atkins says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Hot hot hot. I so need to read that book. Oh! Daughter of Smoke and Bone has a super hot kiss. Goodness, I’ve got kissing on my brain.
    I love every kind of kiss, as long as it fits the story and characters. So, this definitely seems like it does because of what you mentioned–the tension.
    Okay, excited for next Friday, I’m too am 28 and like kissing, lol.

    • Crystal says:

      Yes you do! If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss, you haven’t lived, lol.

      I actually just got Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so now I am totally looking forward to reading that 🙂

      And I’m so happy that someone is as cheesy as I am about kissing!!

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