Kelly and Kimberly review Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery

TITLE: Just One Kiss
SERIES #: Fool’s Gold #11
CHARACTERS: Patience McGraw & Justice Garrett
AUTHOR: Susan Mallery

He won’t hesitate to put his life on the line…but will he ever risk his heart?

Falling for Justice Garrett was a high point in Patience McGraw’s otherwise awkward adolescence. Even after he disappeared, Patience never forgot the boy who captured her heart. Now, he’s back in Fool’s Gold, California, and her passion for him is as strong as ever. But how can she trust that he won’t abandon her again-and her daughter, too?

When bodyguard Justice Garrett was a young man, witness protection brought him to this idyllic town and he never forgot its warmth, or the sweet beauty of his childhood friend. He’s returned to open a defense academy, and the Patience he once knew is all grown up. He can’t resist her smile, or her curves. But Justice’s past doesn’t make him husband, or father, material.

Patience and Justice think they’ll succumb to just one kiss… Then one more… Okay, just one night together. But they might learn that falling in love is beyond anyone’s control.

4.5 Stars Justice & Patience are such a great couple. There was so much emotion happening in the this book. Childhood best friends, both loved each other even back then. But in the dead of night Justice just disappears. Now that he is back, will it before good? Or will he disappear again and break Patience’s heart all over again?

I have to admit this is my first Susan Mallery book. Yes I started with book 11(crazy i know!!!). But I loved this story and loved Susan’s writing. This was a great book. Easily read as a stand alone. I never felt lost at any time in Just One Kiss. But I do plan on going back and reading the first 10 books in the Fool’s Gold series. But until then I am really looking forward to Two of a Kind (#12) and Three Little Words (#13).
If you are a Susan Mallery fan you will love Justice & Patience’s story!! If you are new to Susan. Don’t be afraid to grab this book and start reading and find out why a trip to Fool’s Gold is so very nice.

4.5 Stars Another great visit to Fool’s Gold. This time the mini vacation was spent with Patience, Justice and Lilly. But it does not matter who you are actually visiting with you are always sure to bump into others that you know and love.

This has to be my favorite series of all my favorite authors books. I feel like I am coming home when I read one of Mallery’s Fool’s Gold series. Each time I read about a character from a previous book I actually feel like waving hello. There is just something about the characters that Mallery writes. They get into your heart and soul. I will admit that Patience and Justice was not one of my all time favorite characters from Mallery but they would still be heads above characters from other authors. And that says a lot.

I would compare Justice to a chocolate covered marshmallow. He looks real good, is hard on the outside but when it comes to his inside he is just soft and sweet. Now Patience is the exact opposite. She looks sweet on the outside but she can hold her own and can stand on her own two feet. I wish there had been more scenes with Justice and Lilly (Patience’s daughter) because those scenes were just too sweet for words.

As with all of Fool’s Gold stories this years mini series (the year of the bodyguards) can be read alone but I would say start with book one and you when you finish this book (#11) you will hold your breath for book #12.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

4 Hearts

9 Responses to Kelly and Kimberly review Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery

  1. Charlotte May 27, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Patience & Justice are wonderful warm characters along with all the strong women and children in this story.

  2. Shannon May 27, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    I give this book 5 Stars! I love how Justice is there for Patience. Just the man she needs!

  3. Darla Pinkerton May 27, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Love the family atmosphere portrayed in this heart warming Fools Gold summer choice!

  4. AngiMac May 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    I dearly love this series! It would be wonderful to live in a town just like this. I know the characters have a difficult, challenging time, but there’s so much warmth and heart here, you know it’s all going to be okay. Can’t wait to read the next two bodyguard books!

  5. Allyson Brann May 29, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    I loved this book but I have fallen love with the Fool’s Gold Series…I love the town, if Fool’s Gold was a Real place I would gladly live there :)

  6. Melissa M June 1, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    So glad you got started with Susan!! Great books and you will love them all!! :)
    This story was so sweet and I loved the premise of military men! :)
    Can’t wait for atwo of a Kind!

  7. Melissa June 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Always love returning to Fool’s Gold. It is like returning home!! I love starting my summer reading a new Fool’s Gold book!! I love the relationship between Patience & Justice. I love Felicia, too. She is something, but I think she would be a great friend. Always there for you no matter what & that is the type of girlfriend we all need. I love Lillie. Patience has raised a sweet little girl & she should be proud of herself.

  8. The Book Momster June 3, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    I love the Fool’s Gold series and Just One Kiss is my favorite so far. Justice and Patience were such a great couple and I can hardly wait to read Gideon’s story next!

  9. Dee M June 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Susan Mallery has created the best community in Fools Gold! The unique characters, flawed or otherwise are accepted and encouraged. Justice with his disfunctional background and Patience as a single mom, raising her daughter Lily and helping her mother with MS, give realistic situations that everyone can relate to! Can’t wait for the next Fools Gold book, “Two of a KInd”!

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