Re: keeps saying the word "friends"...frie ndzo ned?
Keep in mind she might "dodge" your kiss at first. It's ok, they sometimes do it even when they want to kiss. Don't let it stop you, and keep talking as normal
An option that works well, is to do a "kiss escalation". When you get her in your arms, close from your face, drop a soft peck on her hair, her eye, her cheek, whatever. And depending how she reacts, you drop another one, closer from the mouth, and you keep at it until you reach the mouth
Seduction is a martial art. Reading books and talking to experts is important, and helpful. But you won't progress unless you go out there and fight.