Just One Kiss: A Harbor Pointe Novel by Courtney Walsh

Young Llama Thoughts
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  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
2.9 Llamas


I will say, this might be my least favorite Courtney Walsh book yet… Which is sad, but in a series you have your favorites and your not-so-favorites… This is my not-so-favorite…

This book is about Carly, a single mother just trying to survive raising her teenager and working her nursing job. But when her son Jaden has a medical emergency, his father is called and now Carly is dealing with the man who broke her heart. Back together again in their hometown old feelings are awakened, and new dreams start coming to light…

This was a good book, I just found it a bit more depressing than usual… The romance was more stressed, the laughter was surrounded by sadness, it was just not as fun and uplifting as Courtney Walsh’s other novels. I found it more… Moody. Kind-of like 2 miserable people trying to find their way back together. (I am a more happy reader. I want to laugh and smile during a novel. Not frown…)

This book is definitely NOT a kids book. There are adult topics brought up quite a bit. Mention of abuse, burns, bruises and such. Mention of ‘ex, and early pregnancy. The stuff brought up in the novel is just 18 and up. Not described or detailed but mentioned…

Overall, this was a good book but not my favorite. If you like a more realistic read that brings up real-life this would be a good choice for you. I on the other hand will go read some of Walsh’s happier reads! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A good read for young women.
  • Romantic, interesting and funny.


  • Lots of mentions of adult topics…
  • 18 and up…

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.

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