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Only One Kiss

(Only One #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,159 ratings  ·  427 reviews
From USA Bestseller Natasha Madison comes a brand new Hockey series The Only One.

Being traded to Dallas was a dream come true. I had everything I wanted, my game had never been better, and my wife was due to have our baby any day now.

What could go wrong?

I was now raising our baby on my own. After hockey practice and games, I didn't have time to sleep, l
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by Natasha Madison
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I’ve never read a more dramatic people in my freaking life. 🙄😂
Yes, he called her his dead wife’s name, be glad he didn’t do it while you were doing it. She’s acting like he cheated, crying and calling everyone telling them how he called her “Cassie” and he’s thinking that he was having a heart attack and crying because he hurt her by saying the name was funny asf as well as stupid. Bunch of ridiculous people!
Dora Koutsoukou
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 💖💖💖💖🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️

I had a wonderful time with the series “This Is” and Only One Kiss was a fantastic start for the new “Only One” series.
A very heartwarming and sweet sports romance read!

Ralph was a great single dad character, focused, passionate and slightly over possessive.
Candace, a strong and feisty social media expert, independent, and caring.
Ariella, the cutest and most adorable 5 months old princess, stole my heart from the very start.

Beautifully written, very well developed characters, fin
Carmen Rae
So I just finished the Southern series and naturally I had to jump straight into this one. And I didn't read the blurb, I just figured it was more small southern town secrets. So, I was really shocked when I realised that Candace was related to characters from the This Is series. Which kind of sucks since it's still sitting in my kindle waiting for me to have time.

Luckily, the story is a new series and can be read as a standalone. But it does have me wanting to drop everything and curl up with t
Halle Reads
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-2020
2.75 Stars 🌟


Only One Kiss is the first book in a spinoff series. This is is Ralph & Candace's story and is a single dad hockey romance which is usually right up my alley but sadly I did not love this one was much as I thought I would.

Even though this is stylized as a standalone I found the beginning of the book wasn't as smooth of a transition for someone like me who has not read the previous series connected to this story. There were a lot of names and characters thrown in and family dynami
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Natasha Madison is fast becoming a favourite and I could not resist signing up to review her latest book.

“One kiss is all it takes for me to fall in love with you”.

This statement reflects the story told in Only One Kiss, the first book in the Only One series.

The story introduces Candace, a social media influencer to the top NHL players. She started out promoting
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

The start of a new series from Natasha Madison, and a sweet, sexy and emotional single-dad sports romance that absolutely melted my heart. I read this book in a day, unable to put it down, and I loved it!

This is the story of Candace and Ralph. Candace is a social media expert for professional hockey players, Ralph is a member of the Dallas team who is the single father of a 5 month old baby girl. (Fun fact: Candace is the younger sister of Evan from This Is Crazy, creating a fantastic
25 Readings Or More
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Everytimes i read one of Natasha Madison' books i remember why i love so much her style: her stories are funny, engaging, passionate, sexy, with just the right amount of drama that makes you shed a few tears before you get to the happy ending.

Only One Kiss is the story of Candace, Evan' sister ( from "this is crazy"), and Ralph.

Ralph is left with a baby girl to raise by himself. She is his whole world, apart from hockey and a second chance in love is the least of his thoughts.... Until he meet
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5 "All In" Stars ⭐️
This first installment in the Only One Series was so freaking amazing. Single dad romances always get to me deeply and Only One Kiss wasn't an exception. I couldn't get enough of Candace, Ralph and baby Ariella. Natasha Madison easily captured my heart with this slow burn romance brimming with feels and passion. It’s not a secret that the Something So Series and its spin-off This Is Series are my absolutely favorite sports romances. I love this group of protagonists so
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

I've really enjoyed this story.
I have a problem with Natasha Madison's books I finish them too quickly, her writing is so smooth that I don't want put my reader down until the ens of the book.

Ralph, is a single dad and a hockey player. He tries to balance his career and being the best dad a baby girl could have. It is not easy and even if he wants to do everything by himself at one point he understands he needs some help. He hires a nanny and reluctantly a social media manager.
Candace is the b

1-Click Addict Support Group
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ralph only has love for Ariella (Ari) and quite honestly he doesn't think he could ever give his heart to anyone else. Despite being through some hard trials Ralph is trying to keep going because Ari depends on him completely. He was quite yet when he needed to Ralph let his caveness show! Candace is the "It" girl and she made a decision long ago to never date a hockey player....but then Ralph comes out of nowhere and her heart clearly did not get the message.

The chemistry between Ralph and Cand
Jun 05, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: adult, pub-2020
I'm not sure I'm feeling a guy named Ralph but I'll give him a try. 😉

not sure gif
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
*4.5 Stars*

Swoony, Sweet, and Sexy!!!
Natasha Madison is the queen of swoon!

About Only One Kiss:

Only One Kiss is the first book in the Only One series by Natasha Madison. This novel is told from both Ralph and Candace’s point of view.

Ralph is a new single father living his life and trying to be the best dad he can possibly be for his baby girl. But every night he finds he’s haunted by the ghost of what ifs and whys. He’s pulled under in the turmoil of the past and his daughter’s mother’s passing
Sandy Nikolas
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it

I can’t even. That was one of the most heartbreaking scenes ever! HEA happens, but, that one scene! Read it.
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing

What a book, I am speechless. I started this book and read it in hours. This book was beautifully written and was a story that is a hard one to handle. Ralph is a single father that's dealt a rough deal. Not for being a father but for the circumstances that lead him to where he is and being alone.

We met Candace in Evan's book This Is Crazy and god she was a nasty bitch to Zara. But she is to me a different woman. She has grown and has become a solid in their world. When Ralph and Candace me
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it
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⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Hockey Lovers.
Shelves: arc-beauty-2020
5 Tentage+Boobage ⭐Stars⭐!
A Fabulous story with Laughs, Happiness, So-Cute Moments, Teary Times & lots of swoons!
DEVOURED this story in a few hours😍. I LOVED Ralph, Candace & Baby Ari!

We've Got The Dallas Team here!
When Natasha Posted that she was writing another Hockey Series, I Danced with Glee! This Series is A spin-off From 'This is' Series, We've got Cameos! *Yay*

Ralph is a single dad Whose whole life revolves around his Baby Daughter-Ariella *Aww😍cute!* But he's Clueless about the 'Social
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I've said it before and I'll say it again each time I read a new Natasha Madison book, this chick's got it and I'm crazy glad she started her writing journey. Her words are like a soothing balm to my soul. Her characters are everything in the best (and sometimes worst) ways. She’s just got that IT factor and I hope it never goes away.

Only One Kiss is the first book in her brand new (technically a spin off but still new!) Only One series and y'all, I was here for every single little momen
Jill M
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-athletes
This was a fantastic start to a new series by Natasha Madison. This was an entertaining book with a lot of heartfelt moments, angst and chemistry for days. It will pull on the heartstrings while giving you all the sexy. I loved that Candace was a strong independent woman and not some pushover. Ralph was a sweet doting dad a one minute and a sexy alpha the next. These two just fit together perfectly. The story was well written and all the characters were entertaining.

I look forward to more in thi
Isha Coleman
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Instant attraction gives hearts a slow burn romance. Madison woos emotions with a sweetness that feels swoon-worthy. Ralph is adorably, clueless when it comes to knowing his heart. With a beautiful baby girl, a steady career and a tragic backstory, he's in need of some TLC. Candace is the happy ending he never thought he'd find. But will the guilt from his past, ruin his chance at the family he's always wanted? Only One Kiss is a heart tingle kind of read. It sneaks up on your blindside and walt ...more
Brigid Brown
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Only One Kiss is All. The. Feels. Right from the start, I fell in love with this story.

It's the story of Ralph, hockey player and single dad with a heartbreaking back story, and Candace the social media guru and lover of children. Neither are necessarily looking for love but there is an attraction that they just can't fight. Whoa, their chemistry had me fanning myself!

In true Natasha Madison style she had me laughing and she had me crying. It is the perfect blend of humor, angst and hot steamy
Ros 🌼
Sep 07, 2020 rated it liked it
2.75 stars

Meh, this was a generic fluffy read - perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

I liked Ralph and Candace, but the dramatics at the end were a bit much for me.

Yes, he called her his dead wife’s name. Yes, it was offensive, but honestly, the theatrics!

And as for Ralph suspecting he had a heart attack when she left? I shouldn’t laugh, but 🤣.
Aug 05, 2020 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Natasha Madison Fans, Hockey, Romance
What First Was A Favor For Her Brother...
Became A Wonderful Career for Candace...
She Is Now The Queen of Social Media Posting
For Over Fifty NHL Players...

Ralph Was Living His Dream...
Skating For the Team In Dallas...
Married To His Love...
And Their Little Baby Was Due...

The Dream Of This Family Was Crushed...
But A New Smaller Family...
Of Daddy and Daughter Was Born...

When Ralph and Candace Meet...
All Past No's Become Maybe's...
Because Candace Decides...
To Take Him On As A Client...

And With Cl
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Ralph Weber thought life was going great; pregnant wife, traded to a new hockey team...until everything came crashing down around him. Now a single dad to Ariella, he has too much on his plate. Candace Richards was doing social media for only a few sports players yet when faced with the most adorable girl and a man desperate for help, she decides to take on one more client. Working so close together, can this single dad maybe open his heart again? This is a new hockey series however characters f ...more
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited that Candice got her story, check out my full review & teaser on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing


I've always been biased on hockey romance... Personally, I think hockey players are rougher and sexier, and I feel like most of them have alpha personalities.

I really love Ralph and Candace's love story... It was swoon-worthy... I love how reasonably possessive he was even at the beginning... I love how he's not afraid to show his vulnerable side... how he strives hard for his little girl... and how he doesn't give up so easily. And Candace, I love how strong and level-headed she is...
Yamina -Women Who Stare at Books
I’m a shell of a man without you. I’m existing when all I want to do is live.

ONLY ONE KISS had me laughing, crying, and swooning in a major way. It's everything I look for in a romance story.

Great characters, and a romance that keeps you captivated, in suspense, turning the pages, just waiting to see if everything turns out well in the end.
Maggie Robinson
Aug 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I went into this book super excited. It has, hands down, the best opening line I’ve read this year.

First - just the facts.

Ralph is a suddenly widowed new dad trying to raise his daughter by himself and still play high level in the NHL. And he’s doing it!

Candace is a take charge branding and social media wizard who has built her business from the ground up and worked her butt off to be the best there is in getting the right players noticed by both their fans and the right sponsors.

Candace is t
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I really don’t get it.. honestly. this was just bad all around.
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