I have a thing. A thing that makes me melt (don't worry, I'm not talking about that *grin*) in a gooey kind of way. (Think ice-cream :) And it's all to do with hands, or rather a hand, and where said hand is positioned. Hmmm. A picture is worth a thousand words (and far more interesting that wading through my babble), so I give you North & South (specifically from 2.35 minutes) [Video selected in honour of the lovely KristieJ of Rambling on Romance]. (And I apologise for not embedding the video, but I'm not actually sure how to do that....yet.)
So, did you watch it? When the hero cradles the heroine's head in his hand while kissing her. That is the thing that makes me melt. If I see a kiss like that I'm usually fast becoming a puddle on the floor. I think it's seeing all the implicit power and strength in the hero's hand directed into such a tender gesture.
So, what things make you melt (visually or in the printed page)?
Edited to add: Kristie - the lovely Richard Armitage is going to be in The Hobbit (as Thorin Oakenshield [leader of the Company of Dwarves]) and, if the filming is still happening here *crossing fingers* will be coming to New Zealand!