Just One Kiss - Susan Mallery

Just One Kiss

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 203 Ratings


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.


  • Just One Kiss

    By Booklover26
    Justice Garrett never thought he would return to Fool's Gold, CA the only place he ever called home and back to the only girl he ever really cared about Patience McGraw. But now he has returned and it is looking at making it his home again by opening a business that focuses on training bodyguards, etc. and doing company retreats. After seeing Patience shortly after he returned it becomes evident that although they have spent years apart there connection they had when they were children still lives on. In addition to Patience's love story you also get to learn more about the next two characters Felicia and Gideon who will be the main characters in Susan's book coming out in a couple weeks. Then there is the stories that she continues from the past Fool's Gold books which I love because you get to see what new has happened and how the connect with other books. Can't wait to see what she has in store for Gideon and Felicia's story! If you haven't read any of the Fool's Gold books or a Susan Mallery book than this wouldn't be a bad one to start out with. It will just make you want to buy or rent the other ones before it!
  • Series of Gold

    By Sunfwraxo
    Where would you want to live? I would love to visit the town of Fool's Gold and meet all the wonderful and generous people. It's always a pleasure to get lost in the world created by Susan Mallery. It's absolutely charming and unique. Thank you for another great adventure.
  • Love Susan Mallory

    By mommabury
    I absolutely love Susan Mallory. This book was definitely a great read. I look forward to her books and count the days till there release and this was no different. The town of fools gold is terrific. This is a mist read for anyone.

    By Skittles & Turner
    Summer means visiting with friends in Fool's Gold whether its at Jo's or FG's newest meeting spot ... Yes Patience McGraw has opened her coffee shop and her heart solving the mysterious disappearance of her best friend Justice Garrett along the way. Old friends from previous books and update us on their lives while others drop hints and tease about upcoming events. Susan Mallery is a master at weaving the lives of the residents of Fool's Gold together and with those of newcomers/visitors.
  • Welcome back to Fool's Gold!!

    By AvidReaderLL
    Can I just tell everyone how much I loved this book??!!! Another great entry into the FG series. Whether you've read all the books or this is the first, the books stand alone and you can jump right in and enjoy this heartwarming tale. I love the reconnection of Patience and Justice and the way Susan writes the character of Patience's mother with MS is well done and poignant. I recommend everyone read this book immediately!
  • Return to Fools Gold

    By PiperNC
    I'm always happy to return to Fools Gold. I enjoy going deeper into the lives of characters mentioned in earlier books, as well as getting caught up on the lives of previous lead characters. Always a entertaining read, I'm anxiously awaiting the next release!
  • Another Visit to Fool's Gold

    By Nuts4reading
    I have read every book in this series, always waiting for the next installment. I wasn't disappointed. This time the author takes a little different path by reuniting childhood sweethearts. AND I got to revisit "old friends" from other Fool's Gold installments.
  • Awesome Book!

    By Abak150
    This is another great book in Susan's Fools's Gold series! A must read summer series. You will fall in love with the story and all of the characters!
  • It's like coming home

    By Cheryl SDS
    Fool's Gold. It's an amazing place to live. Every time I read a Fool's Gold novel, it's like coming home to people and places that I'm so familiar with. This is the story of Justice and Patience, childhood friends suddenly separated, and finding each other again as adults. Patience is waiting for an explanation as to why he left so suddenly all those years ago. Can Justice believe in himself enough to let her love him? You must read this beautiful story that takes place in this magical town. I love revisiting characters that I have read about in previous books in this series. Thank you Susan Mallery for another fabulous escape into Fool's Gold.
  • Susan does it again!,

    By AngieMac4398
    I've been anxiously counting down the days for another trip into Fool's Gold and the wait was so worth it! I love this series! It's heartwarming, funny and makes you feel good when you're done. Although you might wish to rent a moving truck and find this town. Can't wait for the next two books in this summer's trilogy,