1. Just a Kiss - eBookeBOOK
    Just a Kiss - eBook
    Denise Hunter
    Thomas Nelson / 2016 / ePub
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 34 Reviews
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  1. Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Just a Kiss
    October 8, 2016
    Laura Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for Just a Kiss.
    Denise Hunter is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors but I guess everyone has a book that doesn't click with everyone. This is one of them. I was looking so forward to reading JUST A KISS and getting Riley and Paige's story but I couldn't connect with these characters.

    Riley is a wounded hero. He lost a leg in Afghanistan and is now home to recover. He's sore, he's angry, suffering from PTSD, and majorly bitter. He things Paige only feels sorry for her and even though she tells him over and over that she loves him he keeps pushing her away.

    Paige expects to loose everything and everyone. Her dad died, her mom informed her that she wasn't really her daughter, and then her boss comes in to tell her that they are closing the shelter where she works. And Riley, of course, he'll leave her -- just like everyone else.

    Paige and her friends (the other Callahan brides) come up with ingenious ideas for raising money to save the shelter and that adds a bit of intrigue to the story. Can they or can't they? And will Riley actually stick around?

    The faith message is weak, and as a very conservative reader, I was bothered by the soft swear words and the taking of God's name in vain in this book. I found that offensive. I realize I'm probably in the minority here, but it really bothered me.

    I will continue to read Ms. Hunter's books, and hope this one is in the minority.
  2. The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet Romance
    October 4, 2016
    Marbie
    The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Just a Kiss.
    A sweet romance, as we have become to expect from the pen of Denise Hunter, Just a Kiss is a story about two friends who take the big step from being just friends to becoming more.

    Sometimes frustrated with Riley about how he is dealing with Paige and his personal demons, I could not help but love the guy. I had gotten to know Riley in the first book of the series and hoped all along to read his and Paiges story. It is a tale full of surprises not only about Riley and Paiges relationship, but also to find out the truth about Aunt Trudy and Sheriff Colton.

    This is a feel-good-romance that teaches us to find our inner peace, because we cant fully love someone else if we cannot love ourselves. Just a Kiss is well written and the storyline draws you in from the start. I am certainly going to miss the Callahan brothers as they are all great guys and I have enjoyed reading about their love lives in this series.
  3. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    GOD is good
    October 2, 2016
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Just a Kiss, Large Print.
    What a heart wrenching book. I could not believe the story, it was enlightening(the PTSD, the loss of a leg, the yearning for love but not going after it because of not feeling whole,) restoring (when the main characters rely on each other with GOD), muddled love (love that was hidden through all the wounds - seen and unseen), a love that is overdue(he was in love with her since childhood), powerful(the story is so powerful in how love is seen in so many ways but none of it mattered with out the love of GOD). warmhearted (I know everyone uses that word in reviews but this is truly the word for this book - she takes him and cares for him and loves him while he loves her on the inside but doesn't feel worthy because he doesn't believe he is a whole man) There is something I didn't tell you all that is also standing in the way - she has a boyfriend. That is an awkward triangle don't you think? I can't tell you what happens because it is seriously big but - you need to read it for yourself and it is worth every single Penney you spend. I received this book to read and give you an honest review
  4. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    GOD is good
    October 2, 2016
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Just a Kiss.
    What a heart wrenching book. I could not believe the story, it was enlightening(the PTSD, the loss of a leg, the yearning for love but not going after it because of not feeling whole,) restoring (when the main characters rely on each other with GOD), muddled love (love that was hidden through all the wounds - seen and unseen), a love that is overdue(he was in love with her since childhood), powerful(the story is so powerful in how love is seen in so many ways but none of it mattered with out the love of GOD). warmhearted (I know everyone uses that word in reviews but this is truly the word for this book - she takes him and cares for him and loves him while he loves her on the inside but doesn't feel worthy because he doesn't believe he is a whole man) There is something I didn't tell you all that is also standing in the way - she has a boyfriend. That is an awkward triangle don't you think? I can't tell you what happens because it is seriously big but - you need to read it for yourself and it is worth every single Penney you spend. I received this book to read and give you an honest review
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Conclusion to the Series!
    October 1, 2016
    Susan Barrett
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Just a Kiss.
    Just a Kiss is the third book in the Summer Harbor series, written by Denise Hunter and published by Thomas Nelson. I have really enjoyed this series, and am sad to see it end. I was hoping that this would be the best book of the series, but for some reason, something felt off about it to me. The story seemed to be researched with regard to Riley's injury, but, well, I don't know. Riley's character didn't seem as realistic as he did in book one.



    Paige Warren has always had a thing for the Callahan boys. First she was best friends with Riley through tough personal problems of her own, then she dated the eldest, Beau, which made Riley crazy, then after Riley enlists to get away from seeing Beau and Paige together and returns, she's caring for Riley.



    Riley Callahan has always loved Paige, and it was torturous to watch her with his brother. Thus, he enlisted into the Marines--only to have the couple break up around his going-away party. Now back from deployment with one less leg than he left with, Riley has mixed feelings about seeing Paige again. On one hand, he is excited to be reunited with her after all their Skype chats, but on the other hand, he doesn't feel worthy to be with her because of his survivor's guilt, PTSD, and one leg.



    I wish that I could pin down what felt "off" in this book. Maybe it was the fact that Riley had to stay at Paige's house during his recovery. Or that Riley didn't seem as realistic of a PTSD victim as did Jake Porter in Becky Wade's A Love Like Ours. Maybe it was how Paige and Riley fought over stupid things and had poor communication even though they were supposed to have this great, long-lasted friendship. Friends have to know how to communicate. Maybe it was also that the climax seemed weak, and the romance not as strong as in the first two books.



    Really though, I did enjoy this book--I read it over one weekend. I would still recommend reading it, especially after reading the other two in the series, although it does work as a standalone. It was a sweet story, and I hope I didn't dissuade anyone from reading this, as it is still worth reading. I only wanted to explain why it was four instead of five stars for me.



    Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.
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