First Kiss February – An Inescapable Attraction by Sydney Jane Baily

Today’s Special First Kiss February featured guest is Sydney Jane Baily, author of historical romance An Inescapable Attraction.  Welcome Sydney, my fellow Love Historicals author!  Here’s the first kiss between Eliza and Thaddeus.


When Thaddeus closed the door and turned around, Ellie stood up slowly. Their gazes locked, and suddenly, she hurtled herself into his arms, laying her head on his chest and holding on tightly. Grasping his shirt with her left hand, unknowingly she pressed the gun she still held into his other side.

Nervously, he eased the weapon out of her grasp and laid it gently on the chair along with his own. It took him another moment to close his arms around her, so stunned was he by having her pressed closely against him.

He patted her back, feeling awkward. If she was crying, he would make soothing noises, but she wasn’t. She was dead silent, still as a statue. Then he felt a little tremor that began in her fingers where she clutched him; it spread throughout her body until he could feel it under his hands where they rested on her back.

Heat shot through him, and he felt himself growing hard. He hoped to hell she couldn’t feel him through her skirts, but he angled his hips away, all the same.

Over his thudding heart and hers, he heard the men talking and then their horses’ hooves as they rode away. Only then did he relax. Ellie must have heard them leave, too. Lifting her head, she glanced toward the window and then up at Thaddeus.

Having her so close against him, her arms around his waist, he couldn’t think clearly. He’d been sleeping beside this woman, trying desperately not to touch her, night after night. Now, she’d gone and thrown herself at him. He was no saint.

He moved his hands up to cup her face and lowered his head, seeing her crystalline eyes close and her eyelashes fan her cheeks at the last moment before he touched his lips to hers.

They’d kissed before, when they were teens, and for a moment, it was as if no time had passed. They could be standing behind Drake’s barn in Spring City with the blazing sun on their heads and all around him, the smell of grass and wildflowers and Ellie’s hair.

Her soft lips felt like warm satin under his, and he kissed them lightly at first. However, as the ache in his groin persisted and as she opened to him, he deepened the kiss, nibbling on her lower lip before slanting his mouth and fitting it tightly against hers.

He heard her moan, a throaty purring sound, and felt her fingers move from his waist to his chest where she clasped his shirt. It was his undoing. Next thing he knew, he’d slipped his tongue into her mouth to dance with hers. Her tongue flicked against his in response.

A groan slipped out of him, and he lowered his hands to her hips, pulling her against him so she could feel what she was doing to him—what she’d always done to him.


5 Responses to “First Kiss February – An Inescapable Attraction by Sydney Jane Baily

  • Hi Laurel, Thanks for having me on. The Internet seems quiet today. Maybe everyone is still recovering from Valentine’s Day. I am very glad to share Ellie and Thaddeus’s first kiss that the readers get to experience (though as mentioned in the excerpt, they had kissed before, years earlier when teenagers).
    How strange that as I think about it, I can’t remember my first kiss. I mean, I recall with whom it was, but there were so many kisses with the same person afterward, that I can’t recall the first one.
    Anyway, I wish you and all your blog readers a great Sunday. The sun is out here in snow-covered New England, and it’s really beautiful.

  • Hello Sydney and Laurel. I have just discovered ya’lls writting, so up until now I haven’t read any of your books. Something I will change in the future. Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. First kisses are wonderful, too bad we don’t always remember the moment!

  • Hi Sydney –
    Great first kiss! Thanks so much for sharing it. And thanks for being my guest for this special month of first kisses.