In the book, Bella & Edward’s first kiss occurred at the end of Chapter 13 : Confessions, Bella reeling after Edward carried her running through the woods.
” I was thinking there was something I wanted to try.” And he took my face in his hands again.
I couldn’t breathe.
He hesitated – not in the normal way, the human way.
Not in the way a man might hesitate before he kissed a woman, to gauge her reaction, to see how he would be received. Perhaps he would hesitate to prolong the moment, that ideal moment of anticipation, sometimes better than the kiss itself.
Edward hesitated to test himself, to see if this was safe, to make sure he was still in control of his need.
And then his cold, marble lips pressed very softly against mine.
What neither of us was prepared for was my response.
Blood boiled under my skin, burned in my lips. My breath became a wild gasp. My fingers knotted in his hair, clutching him to me. My lips parted in his heady scent.
And here’s what we got in the movie:
Even the most diehard members of Team Jacob can’t deny the romantic power of Bella and Edward’s first kiss. Kristen Stewart — who’s almost uniformly closemouthed about her off-screen relationship with costar Robert Pattinson — did offer “I get to kiss Edward Cullen,” when asked to name a few of her favorite things about the gig.