The Blog Tour for Just One Kiss by Traci Hall!

by: Traci Hall
Publication Date: January 11, 2021
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Contemporary, Romance

Free-spirited Grace Sheldon is used to living on a tight budget as a freelance photographer. But nothing short of a miracle could produce the thirty thousand dollars she owes on the house she’s inherited. Without steady employment, the bank refuses to give her a loan. Working a temp job won’t give her nearly enough, but she’ll take any little bit she can get until she figures out a solution. Her first day, though, she realizes this is no ordinary office—and her handsome new boss is no ordinary man.

After Sawyer Rivera’s well-planned career in Seattle officially imploded all he’s looking for is a small beach town where he can open a dog training facility and start a simple life. Except, his new office assistant is anything but. Grace is carefree, artsy, and doesn’t know a thing about dogs. The woman has pet chickens! She’s also funny, kind, and the best part of his day.

Grace is his complete opposite—and completely refreshing. But when her month of temp work is over, she could disappear from his life for good. Sawyer realizes he has just one chance to try to change their fate.

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Grace was pretty good at going with the flow, but it took all of her willpower not to smash the rest of her chocolate cupcake into the guy’s handsome face. One, it would be a waste of a good cupcake, and two, it would set a very bad example for Violet. While she tried to hold back, Violet diligently colored outside the lines, completely unaware of Grace’s dilemma. 

Why hadn’t he waited for her? She hadn’t pegged him as the kind to skip out on something. He’d fooled her, and that burned. Maybe she’d given more credit than was due, and that was ridiculous. Her anger needed to be at herself, too.

Lottie passed the coffee and donut he’d ordered over the top of the glass case. “You’re Sawyer Rivera, aren’t you?”

He shuffled his feet, as if suddenly uncomfortable. “Yes.”

Grace popped up from her seat, and all the calming self-talk went out the window. She’d never heard of him, but Lottie obviously had. She ambled toward the two men. “Lottie, this is the guy I was telling you about on the beach this morning.”

“With the bad dog?” Lottie asked in surprise. She wiped her hands on her apron. 

Sawyer backed up a step, almost into poor Bill, who juggled his coffee and an apple fritter. Lottie giggled nervously, her green eyes round. Bill looked from Grace to his friend in confusion.

“Yep.” Grace glared at him.

Sawyer set his coffee and donut on one of the empty white tables. “I can explain,” he told her in a rush. He glanced from Grace to Lottie and back. “I wanted to wait for you, but my dog ate your camera, and I had to take him to the vet.”

That was probably the worst excuse she’d ever heard. No wonder teachers all over the world didn’t fall for it. 

Grace flung her arms to her sides. “He didn’t eat the camera. He chewed the strap a little.” She lifted an eyebrow at Bill. He was a good guy—if Sawyer was lying, Bill would tell her, right?

“Sawyer, what’s she talking about?” Bill asked. “Grace, hon, there has to be a mistake. My buddy just moved to Kingston…” He put his coffee down next to the register. “He’s a dog trainer.”

“Trainer?” That had to be the biggest joke of all, if that was why he was famous. “I don’t believe it. He had no control over his dog.”

Sawyer reached for her arm, his fingertips grazing her elbow and making her whole arm tingle. She instinctively jerked back, and he flushed as if embarrassed. 

“I’m sorry,” he said. “After you left, Bert broke your camera with his teeth and swallowed the plastic pieces. I had to make sure he’s okay. Vet said he upchucked it all on his own, no surgery, so that was a relief. He’s fine now.”

“Oh.” He’d had a legitimate emergency, which made her feel bad for assuming he’d ditched her. Grace swallowed and smoothed the ruffles on her bright yellow hem to calm down. Bert had been a handful. “I’m glad your dog’s okay.” Should she ask for his assistance with the camera or just let it go?

Traci Hall

With an impressive bibliography in an array of genres, USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall has garnered a notable fan base. She pens stories guaranteed to touch the heart while transporting the reader to another time and place. Her belief in happily ever after shines through, whether it’s a romantic glimpse into history or a love affair for today.


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