Today on First Kiss Friday, we welcome romance author, Adam Mann, and an excerpt from his Sexy Contemporary Romance, “Love in the Air.”
Two passengers find some common ground on a flight to Taipei.
Charlie meets Sue-ling on trans-Pacific flight to Taipei after flight delays due to bad weather, and then further delays mean a long stop-over in the transit area at the airport.
Charlie decides to stay at the Airport Hotel where he can get a shower and rest a bit, and is helped by Sue-ling who joins him as she too is delayed by the weather.
Their in-flight conversation becomes more than friendly, as they have to wait for their connections, and a mix-up in the hotel bathroom exposes more than just her skin as their relationship develops.
First Kiss Excerpt
It was very early morning when the flight arrived in Taipei, and Charlie walked with Sue-Ling to the Arrivals Hall.
“Wait a minute,” she said and disappeared into an airport shop.
“Here,” she said a few minutes later, “something from Taiwan so that you remember me!” and she laughed.
He handed him a small locally made toy farmer.
As she was standing close to him he kissed her forehead, and she blushed, but made no effort to move away.
“Bathroom,” said Charlie, and Sue-ling took his bag and said, “I’ll wait for you,” which was kind of her.
She watched him walk away, and made a mental note.
Tall, she decided, probably six feet, brown wavy hair, slim build, intelligent and with a lovely smile. She guessed he’d be late thirties.
She knew he wasn’t married as he’d told her during the flight, as she’d told him she was nearly thirty and single, but she had also said there was an old boyfriend waiting for her at home.
Charlie, for his part, thought about this charming and attractive lady he’d met on the flight. She was quite tall compared to other Taiwanese ladies, kept her black hair shoulder length, wore thin gold ring earrings, and was still very slim. But with winter clothes covering her he could not tell anymore. Still she did have a lovely smile with sparkling black eyes.
Sue-ling was waiting for Charlie, and she gave him her bag as she in turn went to the ladies washroom.
“Wrong way round,” thought Charlie, “I should have asked her first!” And he admonished himself, and when she came back she was a bit deep in her own thoughts. They walked on together.
“You have to go that way, but I’m going over there,” Sue-ling indicated the overhead signs, “Oh yes, here’s my mobile phone number so if you give me a ring sometime, and then I’ll have your number,” and she handed him a small card.
“Good-bye Sue-ling,” said Charlie, “thanks for your time and help on the flight.
Sue-ling smiled and on tip toe kissed Charlie on his right cheek, and she walked away.
Charlie followed the signs leading to the Departure Hall, but was still thinking about her.
He dialed her number in his mobile phone, and it rang;
“Is that the attractive lady I met on the flight from Vancouver?” he asked into the phone.
“No, sorry, I can’t see her around here,” she replied, “but I’ll give you a call if I do.”
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