Frightening First Kiss Friday – Evenshade by Kathryn Le Veque

This week, I’m featuring the fourth Frightening First Kiss from Evenshade by Kathryn Le Veque!  Welcome, Kathryn!  Here’s the first kiss between Dr. Alix Hendry and Cord Trevor.  Enjoy!


At some point during the conversation, Alix got up to see where Rose had gone and found her daughter playing in the living room with the television on.  When she returned to Cord, she noticed that he had moved his chair much closer to hers.  Fighting off a grin, she resumed her seat.  He was bumped right up against her.

“I can’t help but notice either this table has gotten smaller or you’ve moved your chair,” she commented.

He looked completely innocent. “It’s me,” he said. “My size makes everything look smaller. I’ve been sitting right in this spot the whole time.”

She bit her lip to keep from smiling. “I’m surprised I didn’t notice before.”

“Me, too. How much more obvious can I be?”

Her smile broke through. “Obvious about what?”

With a grin, he reached out and took her hand, bringing it to his lips for a gentle kiss.  Alix watched him, smile quickly fading, as a tremor of lust ripped through her.  It was the single most sensuous kiss she’d ever had and she watched his mouth as he kissed her fingers again.  By this time, her heart was pounding and her smile was completely gone.

“Oh, God,” she breathed. “When you do that….”

He didn’t even let her finish the sentence before he was leaning over, slanting his lips over hers. He took her comment as an invitation. It was a sweet, very timid kiss at first, as if just testing the waters, but somewhere in the first few moments she gasped and he lost his control, pulling her against him.

The sweet and timid kiss turned hot and lusty in an instant; it wasn’t slobbery or gross, but as delicious and tender as either one of them could have possibly imagined. Alix wrapped her arms around his big neck, holding him close as he devoured her mouth.

His hands ended up in her hair and he inadvertently shoved her back against the kitchen wall, positively consumed with her.  She was unbelievably sweet and soft, smelling like heaven, and his male senses soaked it up like a sponge.  He’d never had a kiss like this in his life, not ever.

But before he could lose his control completely, they could hear Rose in the living room and he abruptly let her go, sitting back in his chair and just staring at her.  Her lips were swollen and red, and when she inadvertently licked them, he snapped again and descended on her, kissing her so forcefully that he ended up driving her teeth into her lip.  He could taste the blood.  But Rose’s voice reached their ears yet again and he forced himself away from her again, fearful that a four year old would see them in a clutch.

Alix sat plastered back against the wall, breathing as if she had just sprinted a mile.  She couldn’t catch her breath. She stared at Cord with big eyes, a bit dazed, when he suddenly bolted out of his chair and ended up against the counter over by the sink.  As Rose chatted out in the living room, presumably talking to her dolls, Cord stood against the sink with a hand over his mouth.

“Wow,” he finally breathed. “That was… was….”

“Really good,” Alix finished for him. Then she just grinned.

Cord’s hand was over his mouth still, but he ended up grinning in return. “Do you really think so?”

“Uh… yes.”

“Want to try it again sometime?”


His eyes widened. “Really?”

She just nodded.  Then she cocked her head, quirky. “You don’t greet all the new neighbors this way, do you?”

He broke down laughing. “No, never.”

“Be honest,” she pushed, teasing. “Women? Young or old? Maybe even men if they’re hot enough?”

His laughter grew. “Never in my life, Alix.” He held up his hand as if swearing, his eyes warm on her. “Only you. And I’m trying to decide how I feel about it.”

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