Just One Kiss
By Susan Mallery
(Harlequin HQN, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373777600, 384pp.)
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
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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 againand 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.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women. Publishers Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. Visit her at www.SusanMallery.com.
"There's a little fun, a little sizzle, and a whole lot of homespun charm."
-Publishers Weekly, on Summer Nights
"Mallery infuses her story with eccentricity, gentle humor, and smalltown shenanigans, and readers...will enjoy the connection between Heidi and Rafe."
-Publishers Weekly, on Summer Days
"If you want a story that will both tug on your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone, Mallery is the author for you!"
- RT Book Reviews on Only His
"An adorable, outspoken heroine and an intense hero...set the sparks flying in Mallery's latest lively, comic, and touching family-centered story."
- Library Journal on Only Yours
"Mallery...excels at creating varied, well-developed characters and an emotion-packed story gently infused with her trademark wit and humor." One of the Top 10 Romances of 2011!
- Booklist on Only Mine