Tuesday, July 23, 2019

JUST ONE KISS by Courtney Walsh, Reviewed by Nicole Cook. #RELEASE DAY

“I would do anything for you, Carly Collins. And that’ll be true until the day I die.”

“From the very second he had asked her out, Carly knew she would never love anyone the way she loved him.”

New York Times Bestselling Author Courtney Walsh’s latest contemporary romance novel, Just One Kiss, thoroughly captivates her readers with a heartwarming and emotional story that demonstrates the power of true love and redemption through faith and forgiveness.

Josh Dixon has been in love with Carly Collins ever since they were young. The horrors of his childhood continue to haunt him as an adult, and Josh walks out on his chance for a real family with Carly and their infant son. Sixteen years later, Josh returns to Harbor Pointe when his son is hospitalized, and he is determined to win Carly back. Walsh weaves together a powerful story of romance, humor, and second chances as their son’s recovery brings Josh and Carly together and Josh attempts to overcome the painful memories of his childhood.

Readers will find themselves laughing out loud at the banter between Josh and Carly and wiping away tears as they discover the pain that Josh endured growing up and the life-changing secret that his parents have kept from him all these years. Courtney Walsh is a master of contemporary romance, and readers will be rooting for Josh Dixon to finally get his girl back. Courtney Walsh is one of my favorite must-read authors, and I think that Just One Kiss is her best novel yet! This novel will definitely be one of my top reads for 2019.

With his short dark hair, charismatic personality, and his tortured past, Josh is the perfect hero for readers to fall in love with. His never-ending love and devotion to Carly will have readers swooning and begging Carly to give Josh a second chance. Courtney Walsh was able to make me laugh out loud and also brought me to tears in this novel, so be ready with a box of tissues!

Trust me...this is one contemporary romance novel that you want to be sure to read!

Just One Kiss is highly recommended for fans of contemporary romance and for readers who enjoy novels by authors such as Denise Hunter, Becky Wade, Melissa Tagg, and Susan May Warren. For readers who have never read a novel by Courtney Walsh, this is the perfect opportunity! You will not be disappointed!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
“Easy, laid back and sexy as all get out. That pretty much summed up Josh Dixon. And none of those things were what she should be thinking about right now. Untrustworthy, unreliable and unfaithful. That’s what she should be thinking.”

“He’d forgotten how much he liked her. She wasn’t like other women. She was smart and funny and a little bit sarcastic. She pushed his buttons and she made him want to be better. A deep sense of longing pulsed through his body. He just wanted a second chance—to prove to her he could be the man she needed. God, that’s all I’m asking for.”

Back Cover Blurb:
He broke her heart. Now, he’s back, and he’s determined to show her what they had isn’t over. . . and he can prove it with just one kiss.

Single mother Carly Collins likes predictability. However, when her son Jaden’s health is threatened, her neatly controlled world is tossed into a tailspin. Nothing is certain anymore, especially her feelings for Josh Dixon, Jaden’s father, her first love and the man responsible for shattering her heart sixteen years ago.

When Josh Dixon walked out of Harbor Pointe, he left behind his only shot at a real family. Now a successful tech mogul, the town rebel has found a cause—ensure his son’s recovery and prove to Carly and Jaden that he’s not the same guy he was back then.

Carly and Josh are forced to wade through messy emotions and questions that have gone unanswered for years, which would be easier if not for the pesky feelings, every bit as strong and impossible to ignore as they ever were.

Will forgiveness win, giving Carly and Josh a second chance at love . . . or will the past prove too much to overcome?

A small town romance about first love second chances and how our most beautiful life might look nothing like we planned. 

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Author Bio:
Courtney Walsh is an author, artist, theatre director, and playwright. Just Let Go will be her eighth inspirational romance novel. Her debut, A Sweethaven Summer, hit the New York Times and USA Today e-book bestseller lists and was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category. A creative at heart, Courtney has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois where she and her husband own a performing arts studio and youth theatre. They have three children.

Connect with Courtney online at her website (courtneywalshwrites.com 

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  1. This book sounds like a very good read! I love the cover. I love the blurb!! I will be adding this book to my TBR list as it sounds amazing! Blessings.

    1. Thanks for stopping in Alicia! We appreciate it!

  2. I just finished this one and loved it! Courtney's books just keep getting better and better!

  3. These are a treat, aren't they? Thanks Nicole!

    1. I can’t wait to re-read it once I get my paperback copy!


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