Audiobook Review: Just One Kiss (Fool’s Gold #10) by Susan Mallery

Posted July 3, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 Comments

Audiobook Review: Just One Kiss (Fool’s Gold #10) by Susan MallerySource: Audiobook Review, NetGalley EBook Review, Provided by Brilliance, Provided by Harlequin HQN

Format: Audiobook

Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery
Narrator: Tanya Eby
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins

Date Read: June 2013

Genre: Contemporary, Romance

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

More Information:
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Harlequin HQN
Series: Fool's Gold #10

Also by this author: All Summer Long, A Fool's Gold Christmas, Two of a Kind, Three Little Words, Christmas on 4th Street
Also in this series: All Summer Long, A Fool's Gold Christmas, Two of a Kind, Three Little Words, Christmas on 4th Street

My Thoughts on


Read in July, 2013

Listened for Review (Brilliance Audio)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thoughts When Finished: Old friends to new lovers is one of my favorite types of romance and Just One Kiss was amazing!

Story Thoughts: Oh to live in Fool’s Gold where extraordinary things happen to ordinary people. In fact, the part I loved most about 1/2 of the story was that Patience could be any normal gal. Most often stories tend to be between two people who have had out of the ordinary things happen to them but Patience is a single mom who is trying to do the best she can by her daughter (and doing a darn good job of it too). Made me pull for her and Justice even more. Now Justice did have extraordinary things happen to him but that made him a great balance for Patience!

Character Thoughts: Susan Mallery writes good characters! I always seem to fall for them and in this case I was already rooting hard for Patience. She is such a wonderful character and a great mom. She deserved a HEA of epic proportions and I think Justice was just the man to fill that bill. Now Justice I really loved 3/4 of the book. I will admit at the end I thought he was a little bone-headed though. He did come through but that was enough to pull me out of the story a little bit.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Tanya Eby / Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins

I think Tanya is a great match for the Fool’s Gold female characters. She has spunk, sweetness, and the right attitude for the strong ladies of Fool’s Gold. I am still not a huge fan of her male voices but that doesn’t distract from the story for me.

Final Thoughts: Fool’s Gold is my “comfort” read series! This will go down as one of my favorites from the series!


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10 responses to “Audiobook Review: Just One Kiss (Fool’s Gold #10) by Susan Mallery

  1. Always love returning to Fool’s Gold. It is like returning home!! I love starting my summer reading a new Fool’s Gold book!! Just One Kiss was a great book & a must read!!

  2. Lesley

    I loved this book! I think Justice and Patience make a great couple and look forward to hearing about them in future books.

  3. Shari

    I love Fool’s Gold series. They can be read as a stand alone book. Once you read one though, you will want to read all of them. Looking forward to reading Three Little Words.

  4. Its always amazing to hear how many different ways you can read Susan’s books and one of them is audio which i have not tried! So glad you loved the book. You will love the rest in the series.

  5. Aww, its a book right up my ally. I adore Mallory’s sweet little romances. And Ive never tried them on Audio, for sure going on my wish list.