Just One Kiss (A Porch by the Sea—Book One) - Sophie Love

Just One Kiss (A Porch by the Sea—Book One)

By Sophie Love

  • Release Date: 2023-02-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4
From 236 Ratings


In #1 Bestseller Sophie Love’s new romantic comedy series, Emma Gold, 35, devastated by her husband’s affair and disillusioned at work, decides she needs a fresh start. When her feisty, elderly aunt beckons her to leave Los Angeles and visit her storybook village on the northern California coast, Emma is shocked to learn she wants her to take over her crumbling B&B, restore it, and take a chance to find love again. Will she?

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
--Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

JUST ONE KISS is Book #1 in a charming new romantic comedy series by bestselling author Sophie Love, whose books have received over 5,000 five-star reviews.

Emma Gold, a high-powered advertising exec from Los Angeles, is used to being in control of her life. She squashed her dreams of being an artist in order to get ahead, and she turned a blind eye to who her husband really was.

But now, with everything falling apart, she realizes there might be more to life.

When Emma is beckoned to visit her aunt, a funny and feisty elderly woman who smokes cigars, drives race cars and owns a massive, crumbling house in a beautiful, quaint seaside town, Emma thinks she is just coming for a weekend. Little does she know her life is about to change.

With her sister living nearby and her aunt needing to move out, Emma wonders if maybe the idea is not so crazy. And when she meets the local antiques dealer, she even has to wonder if there might just be a second chance at love awaiting her.

But Emma is new to renovation, to running a B&B, to dealing with a local zoning board—and to dealing with a distant, hostile relative who wants the house for himself and who will do anything he can to stop her. In a series of laugh-out-loud events, Emma learns that, sometimes, we have to let go of control.

And, sometimes, a new love—and a new life—might just be waiting around the corner.

Can a weekend become a lifetime?

JUST ONE KISS is book #1 in the debut of a funny and dazzling new sweet romance series that will make you laugh, make you cry, will keep you turning pages late into the night—and will make you fall in love with clean romance all over again.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
--Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

Future books in the series are also available!


  • Just One Kiss by Sophie Love

    By Flowersandbreezes
    Riveting and wonderful.
  • Just one kiss

    By Trena10
    Liked the plot and characters. Well written but didn’t care for that every situation was unresolved and need the next book in the series to see what happens.
  • Just one kiss. . .

    By Jatinonico
    It was a nice story, but not to continue with same drama in the book in the series. Also, whoever does the editing, should do their job right!
  • Just one kiss

    By Ralphnun1
    Very good story.
  • Just one kiss

    By rjbor
    A very cute Story. So much going on , keeps you on your toes. Worth the read. Thank you
  • Just One Kiss

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    New author for me, and as soon as I write this review I will buy the second book in the series. A wonderful, clean, interesting story that I didn’t want to end. Loved every character in the story except the soon to be ex husband,the property developer, and the greedy cousin. There is a mystery as well that I want to be solved, along with a budding romance that needs a HEA.