First Kiss: Bliss or Miss?

Hi, all! Jennifer here. I’m so happy thrilled to introduce fellow Entangled Pub author Robin Bielman as our guest blogger today!

Robin has a new Bliss romance out called Kissing the Maid of Honor, so be sure to check it out as well as the bottom of this post to see her fun giveaway that will be going on next week!


Hi everyone! I am so honored and delighted to be the first guest on Through Heart Shaped Glasses! Thanks so much to Jennifer and all the HSG gals for having me here today.

First Kiss: Bliss or Miss?

Since this is a month of firsts, I thought I’d talk about The First Kiss. That moment when you lean in, ready to lock lips with that special someone for the very first time ever. Your heart is racing, your stomach is quivering, your head is spinning. You make contact and then one of two things happens: you don’t ever want to stop or you can’t stop quickly enough.

My first kiss was a big ‘ol miss.  I’d been crushing on this boy forever. He was a black belt and one of the junior instructors at my younger brother’s karate studio. I’d go all the time to watch my brother just so I could secretly stare at this too-cute boy. He was sixteen and so cool, and I was fourteen and well, not. When he called me and asked me out, I thought I’d die. (This was also my very first date, and I had no idea he’d even noticed me.) He took me to the movies and held my hand the whole time. It was nice. It was sweet. On the drive back to my house, I started to get nervous, though. I wanted to kiss him. I really wanted to kiss him. But I was worried I’d do it all wrong.

Well, he walked me to my front door and I didn’t have time to get nervous because he proceeded to immediately shove his tongue down my throat. There was nothing romantic about it. Nothing sweet. The wet, sloppy assault had me reaching for the door handle and hurrying inside. Gross! I thought. And my image of this boy was forever ruined.

We never went out again. I ditched the karate studio for tennis and homework.

In my just-released novel, KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR, a first kiss plays an important role in the story. A fun role because it stirs up conflict. And desire. Wishes, too. Do I wish my first kiss had been bliss? Hmm… I’m not sure. I mean everything happens for a reason, right? I will say future kisses were much, much better.

What about you? Was your first kiss Bliss or Miss?



*Special note: Next week my publishing sister, Jennifer Shirk, and I are having some fun with our Bliss releases from Entangled Publishing. We’re hosting a Bliss Kiss War in honor of her book, KISSING KENDALL, and my book, KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR. We’ll be blogging, Facebooking, and giving away a $20 GC! We hope you’ll check it out!*



About KISSING THE MAID OF HONORKissingTheMaidofHonor_cover5 copy

Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the frustrating—and frustratingly tempting—Luke.


As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, Luke is used to undertaking life-risking adventures. But risking his heart for the beautiful Sela Sullivan, who clearly still hates him for his rejection all those years ago? He didn’t see that coming. Sela inspires a passion he’s never known, and the more time they spend together, the more he craves her. But can he prove to the maid of honor he’s become a man of honor?



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Robin in velvet pastel haze 620About Robin Bielman… Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry Dresden. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also loves to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She is also the author of Worth the Risk and Yours At Midnight from Entangled’s Ever After line. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her online:



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About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

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About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

19 Responses to First Kiss: Bliss or Miss?

  1. The book sounds great! Thanks for visiting HSG.

    My first kiss was definitely a miss. For years I thought it was something I was doing wrong–that I was doomed to a life of awful kisses. Until one day I got a kiss that was bliss and realized that the kissing thing wasn’t so terrible after all, 🙂

    • Hi Julie! Thanks so much for having me here today!

      I’m so happy your years of awful kisses came to an end! It just took the right guy who knew what he was doing, I’m guessing. 😉 I remember the next kiss I had – which was sometime later – and it was definitely bliss. We kissed for hours. 🙂

  2. Ha! Yes, I’d say my future kisses were MUCH better too!

  3. Nina Croft says:

    My first proper kiss was while playing spin the bottle – I was about 12 at the time, he was 14 and I’d fancied him for a long time. We must have enjoyed it as we went out together afterwards and spent a lot of time practicing!

  4. Thanks for being out first guest! I’ve got your book on my wish list, hoping to get it on my Nook soon. As for my first kisses, I’d say my whole first year of new boyfriends and first kisses were definitely misses!

    • Hi Debora! Thank you for having me! And thank you so much for including my book on your wish list! You know, sometimes we have to go through lots of misses before we find our bliss. I’d like to think it’s at least a little bit fun trying, though. 😉

  5. Bethanne says:

    Your book looks awesome, Robin! I can’t wait to read it. 😀

  6. Sutton Fox says:

    First kiss? A miss for sure. Practice really helped. lol.

    Thanks for being with us today, Robin. Your book looks like a fun read!

  7. Guess my first kiss was a miss since I don’t remember who it was with?! 😉 Love your post, Robin!! Your book sounds like a great read. I must put it in my TBR on the Kindle. Thanks so much for blogging with us!

    • Hi Chelle! LOL Yep, it must not have been very memorable. That could be a good thing. 😉

      Thanks so much for adding KtMoH to your TBR list! And it’s been great blogging with you all!

      Thanks again for having me you guys!

  8. Pat F. says:

    I would definitely have to say miss! It was at a school dance, we were both so sweaty , it was more of slide of lips. Definitely got better! Loved Kissing the Maid of Honor!!

    • Hi Pat! Aww, thank you SO much! I’m so happy you loved it. 🙂

      I love that your first kiss was at a school dance! That seems so movie-ish! And even though it was a miss, it sounds like it’s at least a fun memory.

  9. Sally says:

    First real kiss was a hit. I think. I mean, I don’t remember hating it (as I do the second boy I ever kissed), so it must have been okay. Anyhow, Kissing the Maid of Honor sounds like my kind of story! I’m excited to check it out! 🙂

    • Hi Sally! Yay, a hit! Sorry about that second boy! It was all him obviously. lol

      Thanks for checking out Kissing the Maid of Honor! I had so much fun writing it and hope readers love it as much as I do!

  10. Cheryl S. says:

    Hi Robin! My first kiss was a miss. I was on a blind date that my cousin had set up. It was my first date and I think my senses were overloaded by how “grabby” the boy was at the end of the date when he had just met me.
    Looking forward to reading “Kissing the Maid of Honor”.

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