Sexy doesn't necessarily have to include explicit sex. In my opinion, some of the sexiest writing in modern romance occurs before and after the actual act. No one does this better than Kristan Higgins. In fact, I read two or three of her early novels before I realized that she shuts the bedroom door in the readers' faces. It works for me, and I'd like to take you on a journey through some of my favorite love scenes.
In Higgins's first book, Fools Rush In, Millie Barnes finally admits that the man she loves is not the fantasy she'd been chasing, but her sister's ex-husband.
Because I had known Sam all my life, I knew his goodness and kindness and I knew that I loved him with all my heart, and really, why on earth should we wait?
“I love you, Millie,” he whispered, tucking a strand of hair behind my hear, and I actually felt dizzy at the words.
“I love you, too,” I breathed.
And I disentangled myself from his arms, stood up and led him down the hall. To bed.
There you have it. The first love scene between Millie and Sam. You don't get to see the sex, but you just know it was great.