Monday, August 29, 2016

Just A Kiss By Denise Hunter

Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are derailed when his life is drastically altered in Afghanistan.
Watching the love of his life fall for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and win his best friend’s heart once and for all.
But all that changes when an IED takes the life of a comrade and leaves Riley an amputee. Now he’s heading home, injured and troubled. His plans to win Paige are a distant dream. She deserves so much more than the man that’s left. All he can do now is put some healthy distance between them. But upon his return he discovers his family has arranged for him to stay with Paige.
Paige is a nurturer at heart and happy to take care of her best buddy. By all appearances Riley is adjusting miraculously well to his disability. But as the days pass, Paige begins to see that the smiles and laughter are just a mask for the pain he’s hiding. To make matters worse, her job is in serious jeopardy. The animal shelter that she’s poured her heart into has lost its funding, and she has three months to come up with the money needed to save it.
As the weeks wear on, Paige’s feelings for Riley begin to shift into uncharted territory. Why is she suddenly noticing his arm muscles and the way his lips curl at the corners? Will she be able to deny her feelings for another Callahan brother? And will Riley let his heart heal so he can let Paige in?

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Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 25 books, including "The Convenient Groom" which has been made into a Hallmark movie. She has appeared on the The 700 club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Carol Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the experience of falling in love vicariously through her characters and can expect a happily-ever-after sigh as they close the pages of her books.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking good coffee, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband have three boys and are rapidly approaching an empty nest.

You can learn more about Denise through her website or by visiting her FaceBook page at

I have every book that Hunter has wrote to date. With out a doubt she is gifted with God given talent. She writes like no one else.
That being said Just a Kiss was out of this world and did not disappoint at all.
I loved Riley and Pagie and I enjoyed watching their story unfold before me. This series was fantastic and in my opinion should be a Hallmark movie. I love happily ever after books. You are sure to love this ending to this series.
I gave this book 5 stars two times and I can't wait for Hunters next book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I'm ready to dig into this one.

  2. Love love love her book's .Blessings DanaGirl

  3. 5 Stars!!!! Enough said. I'm buying it.

  4. My wife will love this one for sure.

  5. I think this one will be on the top of my list.

  6. Mary you have me wanting to order this book right now! Sounds like a fantastic book and with the 5 stars 2 times, it has to be good!

  7. I love Denise Hunter she is one of my favorites.

  8. I know this book has to be good for you to give it 5 stars.

  9. I'm headed to my library tomorrow to try and get this.

  10. Oh boy, this one sounds really good.

  11. Denise Hunter is my favorite. I am getting this one because she is a 5 star author. Thank you for the review Mary.