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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Do You Know Susan Mallery? (contest)

Long-Lost Loves

Remember that boy from high school, the one who you thought about while listening to romantic songs on the radio, by yourself, in the dark, sobbing because he didn’t return your feelings? Remember how seeing him in the hallways at school made your breath catch in your throat? And if he caught your gaze and smiled at you, your spirits soared.

Remember him?

What if he was your best friend? And what if you went to his house before school one day so you could walk together as you always did… only he was gone?

Gone-gone. The doors were open, the closets were empty, and you never saw him again. He just… disappeared.

That’s what happened to Patience McGraw when she was a teen. As JUST ONE KISS begins 15 years later, Patience is at work in a salon in Fool’s Gold, California when Justice returns.

"Patience?"
                She didn't recognize the male voice, but turned anyway. A man stood in the entrance of the shop. He was tall, with dark gold-blond hair and deep blue eyes. His shoulders were broad and he had the kind of face that would be happy up on a movie screen. Nice, but she had no idea who he...
                She felt the cape flutter to the floor as she really looked at the man moving toward her. He was a few inches taller, a lot more muscular, but his eyes... They were exactly the same. They even crinkled when he smiled at her.
                "Hello, Patience."
                She was fourteen again, standing in that empty house, more scared than she'd ever been in her life. There hadn't been any answers. Not then or since. No solution to the mystery. Just questions and a gnawing sense that something had gone terribly wrong.
                "Justice?" she asked, her voice more breath than sound. "Justice?"
                He gave her a slight shrug. The familiar gesture was enough to send her flying across the shop. She flung herself at him, determined to hang on this time.
                He caught her against him and held on to her nearly as tightly as she held on to him. He was warm and solid and real. She pressed her head against his shoulder and inhaled the scent of him. A clean, masculine smell that had nothing to do with the boy she remembered. This wasn't happening, she thought, still dazed. Justice couldn't be back.
                Yet he was, and here. But the man was very different from the boy and the moment got awkward quickly.




Justice has returned to Fool’s Gold to open a bodyguard academy with a few of his ex-military buddies. (This is Fool’s Gold, where we go light on danger and heavy on humor, charm, and fun, flirty romance.) Justice leapt at the chance to return to the town that took him in at a very tense point in his life, and he was eager to see Patience again, his sassy, beautiful friend.

She’s just as open-hearted as she was back then, unstained by the darkness in the world, darkness he lives with every day. The moment Justice holds her in his arms, he vows to protect her from himself. Patience is everything good and pure in the world, and he won’t ruin that. She draws him like sunlight on a cold day, but though he can’t resist the need to be near her, to kiss her, he won’t allow himself to fall in love.

Enter the JUST ONE KISS blog tour contest once a day every day from May 28 through June 9 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or BN.com gift card! And because this blog was set up by Fool’s Gold Cheerleader __CHA-CHA_, if you win, she’ll win a gift card, too!



Are you still in touch with the boy or boys you had a crush on in high school? Did they grow up to be as cute as you thought they would?

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com.

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting, Missy! I hope your readers fall in love with Susan Mallery's books like I did.

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    1. You're very welcome. The blurb and excerpt certainly has me intrigued. ;-)

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  2. Loved this book. Susan's characters come to life and make you wish there was a real Fool's Gold.

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  3. Oh, I loved Just One Kiss, and the Land of Happy Endings. Long lost loves is something every one can relate to I would say. On top of that they are so believable...

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, ladies! :-)

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  5. Great review, Susan Mallery has a lot of our hearts in Fool's Gold.

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  6. Just One Kiss was fabulous! I l LOVED IT! It is a great book to start off our summer reading! Justice and Patience match perfectly with each other and in the Fool's Gold town. The struggles each face with their families we can find pieces we relate with allowing us closer to the characters in the book. Susan Mallery delivers again! This book is a must read on everyone's summer reading list! Enjoy!

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  7. I love the Fool's Gold series. It is such a gem and Just One Kiss is my favorite so far!

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  8. I love the Fool's Gold series and Just One Kiss didn't disappoint! Can't wait for more!

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  9. Great review!! So excited to get more of this summer's bodyguards!! Susan ROCKS!!

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  10. Ahh Angi I see you found time in your busy schedule. Yep if you read her books you fall in love every time. Her characters are loving and oh so wonderful you want to eat them up......well not litterly hahahaha Love you

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  11. You ladies certainly have me wanting to run out and pick this one up. ;-)

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  12. Thanks Missy for hosting! I am excited to find a new blog tor read!! You defiantly need to pick up a copy of Just One Kiss! It is defiantly well worth the money.

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    1. It's officially on my TBR list. ;-)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I loved the book and thought it was one of the best in the Fools Gold Series. Can't wait for the next one to be released!

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  14. I could so easily crawl into this town and be very happy for the rest of my life. Everybody is not only handy but they help each other out. So much to this book, twists and turns and unexpected things. Kept me on my toes til the end!

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  15. Michele and Julie, thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  16. Always love returning to Fool's Gold. It is like returning home!! I love the relationship between Patience & Justice.

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