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.
Review: I have read every single Fool’s Gold novel as soon as they came out. I adored Just One Kiss and was not disappointed in the latest addition to Fool’s Gold series. We meet Patience a single mother who hasn’t dated since her divorce. She does not know that her heart was taken by Justice, 15 years ago until he returns to town.
Justice is the tough guy who can’t get over the fact his father was a hateful and ruthless killer. He is strong and caring. The fact that he is caring is a character trait that he has to get used to to.
All the characters in Susan Mallery’s fictional town are very nice and wholesome. I’m always jealous of the friendships they women share and how helpful the town is. The town always seems like a town from the past where the neighbors look out for each other.
I love how Mallery threw in a bit of suspense at the end. I felt sorry for Justice with all his internal conflict. I hoped he came to his senses in the end. I loved how intense the passion and the love Patience and Justice had for each other. Their love scenes were very hot. I cannot wait for the next novel!