Just One Kiss (Fool's Gold, #11)Just One Kiss

Susan Mallery


Fool’s Gold Series (Book 11): Bodyguards Trilogy (Book 1)

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Publication date: May 28, 2013

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0373777604

ISBN-13: 978-0373777600

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Source: Received for an honest review

Book Description (from amazon)

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.

My Thoughts

JUST ONE KISS is part of Susan Mallery’s Best Selling Fool’s Gold series, however it reads fine as a stand alone novel. So if you are new to the series, JUST ONE KISS is a great place to start. The characters are realistic and fun. The setting has small charm without being campy. The storyline is engaging and keeps you turning pages. You will fall in love with all the characters so be prepared because once you find your way to Fool’s Gold you won’t be able to leave.

This is the first book in the BodyGuard’s Trilogy with TWO OF A KIND and THREE LITTLE WORDS to follow. JUST ONE KISS is Justice and Patience’s story. Justice was in Fool’s Gold for only a small time but left a big impact on Patience. Now he’s back but is it for good or will he again leave Patience heart broken? I found Justice to be an intriguing character, he’s a great character. He’s strong, yet vulnerable. His reactions to situations are completely believable. As for Patience I found her to be a character I’d love to know in real life. She’s strong in her own way and isn’t afraid to love. Sprinkled throughout the book are other characters you’ll be eager to learn more about from Patience’s daughter to the other bodyguards who work with Justice.

This is a book all fans of contemporary romance should pick up! You won’t be sorry, just be warned once you meet the people of Fool’s Gold you’ll be hooked! A MUST have read for this summer and always.

Rating: 5

Reviewed by: WendyK

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