Hey, thanks for the visit and the question, James.
My answer: Hell, yeah!
You've got the right attitude going for a start. And that's you respect her. Being attracted gets your motor started and your radar attuned.
Take it slow and obviously cautious but that ‘kiss' is certainly showing there's an attraction on her side of things as well. You've got a head start on my guys. And please be transparent, thoughtful and chat about your initial reluctance to ask her out but you feel compelled to. Simply ask her how she is feeling about the possibilities. Unless you ask, the answer is always going to be no. I'm betting there's a strong opportunity for ‘Yes'.
Please do come back and let us know how you go too. I'm really interested.