One Perfect Kiss (Hope, #8) by Jaci Burton

One Perfect Kiss (Hope, #8)

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 f...

Details One Perfect Kiss (Hope, #8)

TitleOne Perfect Kiss (Hope, #8)
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews One Perfect Kiss (Hope, #8)

  • Alex ♈
    Love story - solid 4 stars100 000 stars for the animals!!! 😍😍😍Wilson, Tumbles, Arthur - cutest pets ever!!!Very likable heroine. Smart, strong, sassy, not a shy wallflower. Her love for animals made her even more beautiful in my eyes. Not a typical CR heroine - she didn't drool, didn't wet her panties on a regular basis, she had brain [!!!], could still build coherent sentences while being aroused and even during and after good sex!!! Se...
  • Beth
    I enjoyed One Perfect Kiss. The easy, beach kind of romance read. Not over complex, easily followed and an intriguing group of characters that seem to have an affinity for loving animals. You can't go wrong with an animal loving cast.That being said, I had a hard time justifying Josie's choices and personality vacillations between mature and educated to irrational. She was burned, had a hard time trusting but the conflicts were internal and self ...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Pretty good. Solid story. 3.5 Stars~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I’m a bit conflicted with this story. I’ve read one other book in the series before this one so I was a bit familiar with a few of the characters. But it had been a while so I don’t know that I remember Josie and Zach.So why am I conflicted? A lot of it came from Josie. She seemed locked in the past and uncertain about life in a few scenes and some of the conversation didn’t flow for m...
  • Auntee
    A little ho-hum for me. Two high school teachers with a little baggage each go from friends to lovers. A perfectly OK read, but I just didn't feel the passion in this one. Probably my least favorite one from a pretty solid series.3 stars
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Two-Fer Review - Amanda and KittyJaci Burton wrote such a sweet and sentimental story with One Perfect Kiss. Even though the story started off a little slow for me, she picked the pace up and had me hooked in the fun tale of the teacher and the coach.Zach was relentless throughout the book. He has wanted Josie for a while. She flirts, has a wonderful time but doesn't let on that she may be interested in anything other than being friends. That is,...
  • Stacee
    I had never read this author’s books, but I liked the synopsis, so figured I would give it a try. Sadly, it wasn’t what I expected. Josie and Zach are decent enough characters. They’re both driven, loyal, good people. They’re just insanely boring. I didn’t see any chemistry between them at all and that made some of the cringeworthy scenes even worse. As for secondary characters, I’m assuming everyone else is from the previous books. T...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Release Date: September 4, 2018 Genre: Small Town Romance Actual Rating: 4 starsI absolutely adore this series! Jaci Burton has a way with these books and she always puts a smile on my face. In One Perfect Kiss, two teachers find love although, it isn't sunshine and rainbows in the beginning. True love, as shown in this book, takes time, effort, and sometimes a lot more energy than one would want! I loved this book. I finished it in one sittin...
  • Dianne
    Her past left her craving a sense of home and belonging. Josie Barnes found that Hope, Oklahoma could be that “home” she never had. She has found new friends who are genuine and is trying to leave her painful past behind. She even has “eyes” for the high school football coach, Zach Powers.Zach has always noticed Josie since she joined his circle of friends. He’s also noticed she carries emotional scars, but he is determined to be the ma...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Jaci Burton returns with another sweet installment in the Hope series. I have to say that this is one of my favorite series by this author, mainly because I think it stays consistent throughout the books. If you haven’t read Burton before, she has a sexy side as well as a sweet one and I think th...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Jaci Burton returns with another sweet installment in the Hope series. I have to say that this is one of my favorite series by this author, mainly because I think it stays consistent throughout the books. If you haven’t read Burton before, she has a sexy side as well as a sweet one and I think this Hope series lands a little bit more on the sweet side.However, that is not to say that there isn’t any sexiness in this book. Because the hero of ...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewIt has been a while since I have read a Jaci Burton story, and I have not read any of the previous Hope book, however this did not affect my enjoyment of One Perfect Kiss.Zack and Josie's story is sweet and cute and adorable and just the light read that I needed this past weekend after reading a few emotionally draining stories in a row.I loved the support characters (even though I hadn't read any of...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    ***ARC received for an honest review***I’d not read Jaci Burton before, and I was looking for something light and sweet to break up my intense reads. In this instance, however, light and sweet equated to shallow and trite. Josie and Zach are teachers with a crush on one another. Over the space of the book they take their mutual attraction to the next level. There’s a lot of characters in this book - I suspect that most of them come from the s...
  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    "Josie knew better than to trust in fairy tales, because she knew better than most that there was no such thing as a happily-ever-after." Though this is the 8th book in the Hope series, I read it as a standalone. I really enjoyed the support characters whom I'm assuming the other stories are focused on, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this story not to have read them yet.This is only my second book by this author, my first being in h...
  • Danielle Urban
    One Perfect Kiss by Jaci Burton is a romantic contemporary romance read. It was simple, fast-paced, and heartfelt. I loved the funny yet fun banters between football coach and English teacher. Both feel an undeniable attraction towards each other. Good looks, intelligence, and a passion for helping others in need made this a sweet story.Josie is experiencing family issues from her past and present. Her mother is struggling to keep a job and to st...
  • Amy
    One Perfect Kiss is a fast paced addicting romance.One Perfect Kiss follows the story of Josie and Zach. The only thing Josie has ever wanted was a feeling of home and she thinks she may have found the perfect place in Hope, Oklahoma. She’s finally living the life she’s always dreamed. She’s got the perfect job, great friends and even a potential love interest. But, if there’s one thing that Josie has learned, it’s that if it seems too ...
  • Allyson ☘️
    *2018 50 States Reading Challenge-Oklahoma**ARC NETGALLEY*3.5 StarsI love Jaci Burton. It’s been a while since I’ve picked up one of her books but I still adore her. I did feel the writing was a little stiff at times but I still loved the story. I’m going to miss the gang in Hope.
  • Julie
    Moving to Hope is a way for Josie to be near her mother. Don’t be mistaken in the fact that this is tedious for Josie. With a mother who struggles to stay clean, Josie is always at the beck and call of her mother’s whims. More often than not, Josie’s mother will ask for money. A way to fuel her addiction. Determined not to let it get her down, Josie finds a way to hold her head high in the face of her troubled family drama. As the high scho...
  • Heather andrews
    Zack could be a skeptical one at times, “he really is very sweet and cuddly,” she said. “Once he gets to know you.” Zach took a sip of his beer but kept his eye on the dining room table with its glowing eyes. “You don’t like cats?” Josie knows how to hit her man where it hurts: “Pizza or ***, Zach.” He straightened, then frowned at her in the mirror. “That’s not fair. You can’t make me choose between the two.”Zach is a s...
  • Kathy
    I loved this story of two high school teachers, both new to the small town, finding each other. I appreciated the way Zach was portrayed, a former pro football player with a career-ending knee injury, who found fulfillment in teaching and coaching high school football. Josie was also a great character, on her own but dealing with a drug addict mother. She was strong in denying hand-outs to her mother but helped get her into rehab when she was rea...
  • Sophia
    As a fan of small town romance, I've enjoyed the string of stories set in Hope, Oklahoma with their gentle plots and tender, but slightly spicy romances. A bit of conflict between two teachers at the local high school and a side of attraction seemed just the thing for the Back to School time of year.One Perfect Kiss is book eight in the Hope series. While the characters are rather new and their situations were unknown before this making it seem l...
  • Kristin
    I can’t quite put my finger one why this story didn’t really work for me. I have really enjoyed Burton’s previous work, but this one left me wanting more. One thing that stuck out for me was the fact that I felt a lack of connection with the characters. Both of them are teachers, not to mention the fact that Zach is the high school’s football coach. However, you don’t really get too much time with them on the job. You get a few snippets...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Two teachers gets the hots for each other. That sums it up. Though they have been friends for a while since they are in the came circle of friends, and they have flirted. But they have never taken that next step since they teach at the same school.Also Josie is an English teacher and some of the football players are failing. And Zach is the football coach and he wants his team to go state. Though it does not really cause drama cos they are both s...
  • Mary
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. To me, the town of Hope seems to be a place where second chances can be found along with life-long friends. A small town where everyone knows everyone else and looks out for each other.To Josie, its a dream come true. Moving to Hope is a way for her to be closer to her mother yet far enough away from her daily drama. Zach returned to Hope after his football career ended and ...
  • Danielle from Short and Sassy
    This one fell a little flat for me. I found myself struggling to keep going with it. I didn't love Josie, and that might have been my biggest problem with the story.
  • Nalla Reads
    Originally posted on!It's small town romance with a sporty touch! Both new to the town of Hope, Josie and Zach have become friends outside of being teachers at Hope's high school. There's flirting and chemistry between them but Josie's been burned before and doesn't want to risk her new happy life in Hope for a fling. But as they spend more time together, Josie sees how kind and charming Zach is. Not only does he care about the kid...
  • Elizabeth
    I absolutely love Jaci Burton’s Hope series! Small-town romances are definitely my cup of tea! Josie and Zach’s story is fun, sexy and full of all kinds of good feels! Their chemistry is off the charts! The sexual tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife! I really enjoyed their scenes together, especially when it involved their furry friends. Josie has trust issues stemming from some serious family issues but that didn’t stop Zach fr...
  • Patti
    Very excited to revisit the town of Hope, Oklahoma and catch up on all the earlier couples from this series!! Josie Barnes and Zach Powers are both teachers in the local high school and have been friends for a while. With Josie having major trust issues she has a hard time avoiding her feelings for Zach! Both Zach and Josie are very attracted to each other but with Josie's past she avoids any true emotions! With Zach and Josie getting closer, can...
  • Sandy Reilly
    Josie has a dark past filled with family issues that she's trying to leave behind her, yet it leaves her with issues getting close to people and questioning what it means to love someone. Zach's past consists of a professional football career cut short by a knee injury which he seems to have gotten over now that he's a high school football coach and History teacher. With so many friends in common, and with Josie being an English teacher at the sa...
  • Shelleen Toland
    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 a...