I'm pretty sure they were talking about kisses on the cheek + the TTP kiss - I'm almost definitely sure that was the first proper one.
I'm actually hoping for only a tiny speck of romance (at most). I think the first 4 AF books where the best out of the series and Eoin may be trying to handle too many genres/ideological issues in one book. For me, it seems to be detracting from the plot. (Don't hurt me, please don't hurt me!)
Also, a break from time travel would be nice and a bit of catch-up time with the characters who weren't/were hardly in TLC and TTP.
Anyway, that was my 3.75 cents worth - I've probably been mentally damaged by all the 'vampire romance' clone books appearing in the bookstores lately
What do you think will happen in the next installment of the Fowl series?