"Come here, silly boy!" and Livia promptly threw her arms around him. "You don't need to be shy with me you know. I've kept you waiting long enough. How would you like me?"
Livia's invitation went completely over Paolo's head. He thought she'd said "How do you like me?" to which he replied into her ear "I like you a lot. In fact, I love you!"
'Of course you do.' thought Livia, as she said "Well show me then! Show me how you love me!"
Paolo showed some diffidence. He didn't want to blow it. So Livia blew him instead.