One of my favouritest lines in a movie, which also happens to be one of my favouritest movies ever, has to be in The Princess Bride when the young boy suspiciously asks his grandfather, “Is this a kissing book?”
I was reminded of this line whilst browsing the shelves at Loose Id recently when I realised how much I absolutely adore book covers that feature the ‘almost-kiss’.
I don’t know about you, but there is something so delicious about this image.
I think it is because it conveys so much.
The first tentative movement towards each other. The caressing of breath. The slow, closing of eyes as you begin to lose yourself in the moment. The sensuality. The anticipation.
It is a truly glorious thing to see.