Hey romance writeblr!
I have a dilemma I’m hoping you can help me with. I’m working toward my first kiss scene in my current wip but…
I don’t know which way to make it happen. So, allow me to summarize what I have.
Scene one: in a motel room, our female protagonist is brooding over the life she has been “forced” to leave behind because prophesy and chosen one blah blah… In hopes of making her feel better, our male protagonist offers her a hug. And we end up with a kiss.
The problem? Cliche and she’s been upset for about three chapters already. I don’t want her to be on a constant path of sadness and more sadness and never have any happiness.
Scene two: our main characters stop into a bar where a local cover band is playing. After a couple drinks, and watching in shock as the male protagonist turns down three other women for a dance, lady protagonist accepts a dance proposal by him. When she asks him why he asked her he reveals his attraction to her. Aaand cue tonsil hockey!
The problem? Perhaps more cliche than the first scenario. Plus, they’re supposed to be sort of hiding from the bad guys and slow dancing in a bar followed by making out isn’t exactly hiding.
Does one sound better than the other? Or does anyone have an idea that may be more inspirational? Keep in mind, this is not YA. This is fantasy-based romance taking place in the mid ‘80’s. Both love interests are in their twenties with careers. There is a little awkwardness but not a lot of angst. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!