Sage Remington, a definite hunk with an artistic soul wants to do more with his life. He is at the top of his game as an artist and has more money then he knows what to do with--he lives in Greenwich Village (NYC) and is actually quite unhappy. He decides to volunteer for two weeks in a small village in Belize to see if maybe he can "center" himself. He loves nature and the concrete jungle is not quite cutting it. The group of volunteers he joins up with are all celebrities and not at all like he is--of course he has to convince the woman in charge (Kate)--which does take a while, even though there is an instant attraction between them.
Kate is all about lists and knowing exactly what is and will be happening at any second of any day. Sage is a do it by your gut kind of guy-I mean he is an artist. Talk about opposites attract--It isn't until Sage finally convinces Kate that he should help the kids draw a mural and the kids obviously like it and him that she begins a fast thaw. Everyone in the small village knows they were meant for each other but Kate!
I loved how this book ended and can't wait until I find out if the not for profit business Sage is starting with Kate actually works out. I will continue reading this series because I am sure that somewhere down the line Melissa Foster will let us know!
Kate Parello runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn’t felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.
Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what’s missing in his life, not to find a woman.
Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate’s misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way—even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world—and love her to the ends of the earth.
STROKE OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
About the Author
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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