Book Review: ‘Just One Kiss’ by Courtney Walsh

About The Book:

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.

“Original, romantic, and emotional. Walsh doesn’t just write the typical romance novel. . . She makes you feel for all the characters, sometimes laughing and sometimes crying along with them.” ~Romantic Times

About Courtney Walsh

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.

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My Rating: 5 Stars!!! Highly, highly recommended.

‘I promise that in all things you will forever be my always.’

Every once in a while you read a book that just dives so deep into your heart and involves your emotions to such a degree that you can’t even think about picking up another book right away; a book that makes you smile and cry and just wonder in amazement at the depth of love a man has for a woman. This is that book.

Josh Dixon left Carly Collins with an infant and walked out of her life. He left Carly broken. Now their 16 year old son is having serious health issues and Josh is determined to help and also to prove to Carly that he is so sorry for his past and is determined to win her back. Carly wants nothing to do with this plan. Josh had reasons for leaving and he has had to deal with incredibly painful hurts, but he can’t bear to tell Carly.

This is quite possibly the most poignant, tender and moving romance I have ever read. I can’t really describe adequately how this book made me feel. Walsh has given us a story full of a love that has endured through over twenty years, a love that knows no bounds and is incapable of fading. Josh Dixon is a hero that will stay with me, that’s for sure. He has been hurt beyond imagining, and the girl who loved him through the hurt is the girl he has loved deeply and will love forever. I do not think there is a woman alive who would not want to be loved the way Josh Dixon loves Carly Collins. It’s a love that’s nearly tangible on the page! I highly, highly recommend this novel.

*My thanks to the author for a complimentary preview copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.

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