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INDIE-kissing – A SPY LIKE ME. | Laura Pauling

INDIE-kissing – A SPY LIKE ME.

Welcome! And Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is all about kissing. I’m participating in the INDIE-kissing blogfest. And it’s never too late to join!

Here’s a scene from A SPY LIKE ME. The first book in the Circle of Spies Series.

 

“Great. I’ve got people trying to kill—”

He pulled me to him and his mouth covered mine. I fought back at first but he wouldn’t let go and my defenses crumbled. Heat washed over me as his kiss deepened. His body pressed into mine. I stifled a tiny groan of pain and pleasure. The vodka had pretty much numbed any feeling in my leg. His kiss deepened again, and it was better than eating a triple peanut butter chocolate ice cream cone in Pennsylvania or skinny-dipping in the creek when it reached 100 degrees.

His kiss softened. He was gentle and loving, like he cared. His hand grazed my cheek. His past, my past, our families all faded. It was just me and him. Malcolm and Savvy. Two teens.

My heart broke a little bit. I don’t even know why. Maybe because I could add one more person to the list of people I cared about who would betray me and leave me. One more person I cared about more than they did me.

His hands slid down my back to the hem of my shirt. In one suave lift, my shirt was off.

My hands roamed across his chest, exploring. He tenderly ran his fingers down my arm, and I shivered.

He whispered in my ear, “God help me, you’re beautiful. Even with frosting in your hair.”

The words sank in and something broke. The cracks in my heart that I’d plastered and put Band-aids on tore open. Emotion flooded out and filled every inch of my body. My face was wet with tears.

He pulled away and kissed them. “In my line of work, you can’t care about anyone too much. It can get you killed.”

“That’s good, because I don’t care about you. The tears are purely a post-traumatic side effect of getting shot.”

At least I was pretty sure my life wouldn’t end tonight.

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17 Responses to INDIE-kissing – A SPY LIKE ME.

  1. Lydia Sharp February 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Love this. ~melts~

  2. Coleen Patrick February 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Better than a triple peanut butter chocolate ice cream cone? Yes and Yum! Great kiss! 🙂

  3. Rachel Morgan February 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    “Even with frosting in your hair.” So sweet! I love it!

  4. Christina Lee February 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    <<<<<<<<333333333

  5. Magan February 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    It’s so sad and so sweet at the same time! Now I want frosting!

  6. Leigh Moore February 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    SQUEE!!!! Ahhh, I LOVE that story. Now I want to read it again! 😀 Great scene~ <3

  7. Charity Bradford February 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    *sigh* So lovely. My hubby complains about people kissing after intense chase, fight, or near death scenes, but I think it’s instinctual. You’re faced with your mortality. You need comfort and the added thought this could be the last time pushes you on. It’s the fasted way to start healing even if it includes a bit of breaking heart.

    Loved this.

  8. Laura February 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Thanks everyone! I’m off to visit yours!

  9. Margo Berendsen February 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I loved reading this all over again. Especially this part

    My heart broke a little bit. I don’t even know why. Maybe because I could add one more person to the list of people I cared about who would betray me and leave me. One more person I cared about more than they did me.

  10. Laurel Garver February 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I love how specific her comparisons are–they tell us so much about who Savvy is. And the sassy comeback at the end–GOLD. 🙂

  11. Nikki Jefford February 14, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    And she’s a spy – awesome! Just added to my TBR list.

    Thanks for the tantalizing teaser. 😉

  12. Fida I February 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    I love the imagery in this, thanks! (:

  13. Shana February 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Love this! So sweet and sad at the same time.

  14. Jemi Fraser February 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    I remember this scene! Great stuff – as is the whole book! 🙂

  15. Stacey February 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    That is a swoon-worthy kissing scene! Loved it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  16. Liv Rancourt February 15, 2013 at 2:07 am #

    Nice excerpt. Love the way you wrapped things up at the end. 😉

  17. Laura Diamond February 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Awww, so sweet.

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