One Perfect Kiss

Hope, Book #8

By Jaci Burton

ISBN#:13: 9781472247902

Author Website: jaciburton(.)com


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The New York Times bestselling author of Love Me Again returns to the town of Hope, Oklahoma where school is in session and love rules the playbook.

Josie Barnes has always craved a sense of home. She’s found that in Hope, Oklahoma–she bought a house, has a new job as an English teacher at Hope High, she’s made wonderful friends, and she’s taking in stray animals that no one else wants. Now she’s flirting with fellow teacher and hot high school football coach Zach Powers. But he’s almost too good to be true, and Josie learned long ago not to trust in the too-good-to-be-true, because it has always let her down.

A former pro football player, Zach had to pull back when a career-ending knee injury forced him to rethink his future. Now he’s happy calling plays as Coach. If he could just get Josie Barnes to stop benching his players for their poor grades, life would be perfect. Instead, she drives him crazy as the stern teacher at school and the sexy woman of his dreams outside of the classroom. He knows she’s been hurt in the past, but he wants to be that guy she can trust.

The one thing Josie has never been able to count on is the people closest to her. But Zach intends to show her that what they have between them is a textbook case of love.  (Goodreads)


Josie is a smart hardworking caring person.  She has not had an easy life. She has had problems with her mother and she has been unlucky in love.  Because of these things, she has major trust issues and does not want a committed relationship. She doesn’t mind flirting and having fun but that is as far as she wants to take it.

Zach has had disappointment in his life too.  After all of his hard work, he finally made it to the pros for football.  When he is injured and unable to continue to play, he had decisions to make.  He is happy that he decided to become a teacher and a coach. And when he has to spend more and more time with Josie because of his players grades, that is just icing on the cake.  The more time he spends with Josie, the more he likes her and wants to get to know her better. Will he be able to convince Josie to take a chance with him so they can have their happily-ever-after?   

I really enjoyed getting to know Josie and Zach.  I really enjoyed their bickering and banter, I found it amusing.  The other characters added a lot to the book and it was great getting to see what has been happening in their lives.  And there are a lot of cute animals for all the pet-lovers out there.

The writing style flows smoothly and defines the characters very clearly through their actions and words.  The authors descriptive writing pulled me right into the story and carried me along on a wonderful journey.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written women’s contemporary.  I have read a few of the books in this series and I have enjoyed them all.


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