Ok, there’s a lot of kissing in the Kushiel Series. The series is pretty much porn, with hefty amounts of romance and mysticism thrown in (any wonder why I love it so much?), and it’s fantastically written.
Later on in the book, Joscelin and Phedre (and Imriel) are on their way to find the Name of God so Phedre can save Hyacinth from his fate. She and Joscelin are having issues in their relationship because of their experience in Daršanga. When Joscelin and Imriel are fishing, Joscelin catches a large fish and drops it at Phedre’s feet. Something changes in that moment, and Phedre steps right over the fish and kisses Joscelin full on the lips. They find a secluded area and make love, blessed by Elua as they find solace and healing in each other’s caresses.
This one is harder to answer because I’ve read fewer books in the past year than I usually have. (Yes, you read that right.) Most of the books I’ve read have been non-fiction, which usually means that I haven’t actually finished them yet. And I have trouble picking a non-fiction book as the “best” that I’ve read, because that’s not how I measure their worth — I measure their worth in how USEFUL they are to me (also what KIND of useful — Silver RavenWolf’s books are good as doorstops or toilet paper, so are a lesser kind of useful than ones I’d actually get good knowledge out of…also SRW’s books could probably be classified as fiction, so I guess it’s sort of a moot point).
So. I haven’t read that many fiction books in the past year. That I can remember. I actually don’t really remember much from week to week.
Which means I’m choosing a book I just finished, because it’s fresh in my mind and it’s by one of my favorite authors. Kushiel’s Justice, by Jacqueline Carey.