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Book Review/Giveaway-Sea of Love (Book 4-The Bradens)-2/6/2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Poor Lacy-after enduring 15 months of talking to, skyping etc. Dane Braden they finally meet up. She is nervous, but so is he. There is still instant attraction between these two but I began to wonder if they would ever get together. I lost count of how many times one or the other walked away (for the supposed good of the other!). It seems that Lacy has a scar on her thigh from a shark from when she was a child and is dedicated to her job, working towards a big promotion--and Dane is a shark tagger, which keeps him away and traveling a lot--. It virtually takes Danica, Kaylie (Lacy's 2 sisters) and almost all of Dane's siblings and his father to get these two together--but what finally does it--not gonna tell ya!! This book does get steamy and it seems that Lacy is most like her sister Kaylie when she puts her mind to it! And Dane--well another sensitive hunk! Another 5 stars in my estimation.


Book #4 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #7

You fell in love with Lacy Snow in Sisters in White (Snow Sisters, Book Three). Follow her on her path to her forever love in Sea of Love.

Lacy Snow wasn’t looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living—and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores—and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.

Fifteen months—and hundreds of flirty emails, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats—later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy’s phobia meets Dane’s past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.

FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE is part of the 9 book Love in Bloom series.  

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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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

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Book #1 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series 
Sisters In Love

DANICA SNOW has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. 

BLAKE CARTER is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best. 

WHEN BLAKE walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free. 

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Book #2 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series 
Sisters In Bloom
You loved Danica and Kaylie in SISTERS IN LOVE, find out what happens next with SISTERS IN BLOOM "

Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now her burgeoning baby bump, hormone-infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister, Danica, glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie’s insecurities rise to the forefront—and her relationship with fiancé Chaz Crew is caught in the crossfire.

Chaz Crew has everything he’s ever wanted: a lovely fiancée, a baby on the way, and soon, the film festival he owns will host its biggest event ever. When he’s called away to woo the festival’s largest sponsor—and the lover he’s never admitted to having—secrets from his past turn his new life upside down.

With her baby shower around the corner and her fiancé’s big event looming, the pressure is on for Kaylie to pull herself together—and for Chaz to right his wrongs. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds—and their hearts.

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Book #3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series

Sisters In White

Danica and Kaylie Snow are about to celebrate the biggest day of their lives—their double wedding—on an island in the Bahamas. But no wedding is complete without a little family drama. The two sisters aren’t ready to face the father they haven’t seen since he divorced their mother and moved away to marry his mistress, and live with Lacy, the half sister they’ve never met.

While Danica has exchanged letters and phone calls with Lacy, Kaylie has fervently tried to pretend she doesn’t exist. Lacy is sweet, fun, and nearly a mirror image of Kaylie. To make matters worse, not only is Lacy looking forward to meeting her sisters, but she idolizes them, too. As the countdown to the wedding date ticks on, their parents are playing a devious game of revenge, and there’s a storm brewing over the island, threatening to cancel their perfect wedding. The sisters are about to find out if the bond of sisterhood really trumps all.

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Book #4 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series

Lovers at Heart

You met Treat Braden and Max Armstrong in Sisters in White, Book Three of the Snow Sisters (Love in Bloom Series). Now fall in love with Treat and Max all over again, and see where their hearts take them next.

Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he’s going home to try to forget her all together.

Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she’s never needed a man to help her find her way—until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she’d spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain—including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.

When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever—and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.

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Book #2 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #5
Destined for Love
You met Rex Braden in Lovers at Heart, Book One of the The Bradens (Love in Bloom Series). Jade Johnson is about to turn his comfortable rancher's life upside down. Don't miss this powerful love story.

Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.

After ditching a horrific relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life.

Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny—and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.

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Book #3 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #6

Friendship on Fire

You met Josh and Riley in Destined for Love (The Bradens, Book Two). Follow these two young lovers to New York and see what fate has in store for them.

Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break—working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and—just maybe—explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when. Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered. Josh and Riley’s friendship heats up. Every steamy kiss and every erotic caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley’s mentor accuses her of stealing the design. Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry—and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.

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COMING SOON.......................

Release Dates......
Bursting with Love, January 9, 2014 
Hearts at Play, January 9, 2014

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Three lucky winners will each receive ebooks for
Lovers at Heart (Bk 1 of The Bradens) & the very first book of the Love In Bloom Series, Sisters In Love (Bk1 of the Snow Sisters)
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Beck Valley Books said...

More steam and another hunk, how exciting !!

Masshole Mommy said...

Yup, I have to get this one - but I need to read the first three first. Looks like I know what I'll be reading this summer.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I would love to read the Sea of Love. I love the twist and turns as you have described.

Ashley Gill said...

I've not actually read any of Melissa Foster's books but you have turned me onto them! I have quite a few waiting for me on my kindle! So excited to start them!

Unknown said...

This series of books sound amazing! I love reading books like this. But with 2 young girls and a husband it would take me forever to read!

andie said...
Haven't read any of her books...yet...willing to make it my next winter read.

Melissa Foster said...

Wow! Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so happy that you're enjoying the series so much XOXO

Nicole A. said...

Hope I win! I'm going to put at least one of these on my list of books to read.

Trendy Cyndie said...

I have never read any of these books by this author. I like the reviews you have featured.

Unknown said...

I just entered the giveaway. This sounds like an amazing collection of love books, perfect for Valentine's Day!

Rebecca said...

haven't read any of these books but they sound good will add to my list and watch out for them

Unknown said...

These all sound like fun books to read! I think the sisters in bloom would be fun for me.

Pam said...

These books sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

I'm an avid reader and always looking for good books to read next. Thanks for sharing these!

Kiittäkää Aina ja Kaikesta said...

Never read any of her books. Sounds like a lot of steamy romance. Not really my type of book but there's a huge market for them.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

lovely giveaway - I kind of like that "Sea of Love"

Taty said...

I love series and reading a few books from the same author. this is perfect for the upcoming love fest!

Anonymous said...

You're totally inspiring me to go back to the books I used to read all the time - romances!

Anonymous said...

I felt like you this past weekend - I read two of her books in one weekend. That is so not me as I am usually running after kids and can maybe get one book in a week. I love Melissa Foster books, they are addicting though.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

great collection of books. Perfect valentine's day for

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing these I have been looking for new books to read.

Unknown said...

Great collection i would love to read some of these.

Unknown said...

Looks like a great collection of wonderful books! Thanks for the review.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I have always favored the romance genre to be my favorite. I can recall reading book after book when I was a teenager.

Liz Mays said...

In that first one, the connection with the sharks is really interesting. Makes me want to see what happens. Sisters in love sounds good too!

Nikki said...

Wow, so many great books in one post! I'll have to check out a few for my winter reading!

BabsProjects said...

This looks like a great collection of books. If I had the time I would check out each and every of them. After all I do love romantic novel especially when the character is tall, dark and handsome.

Fan R. said...

Interesting love stories to take a look at, I just caught myself finding that people force to choose the what is the best for them- love, comfort or both.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady

Anonymous said...

These books sound really cool. I would love to go somewhere warm and sit and read these books. Thank you for sharing!

Onica said...

Sounds like a good read for those who like complicated romance stories.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

A romance with a beach backdrop sounds like a great book. Thank you so much for the suggestion!

Michelle H said...

I haven't read a lot of books written in such a modern age with Skype and email, but I bet it's a nice escape into a fun world.

Meghan said...

I haven't but i would like to!

Amanda Ripsam said...

I do need to get back into reading books again, for me I rather read blogs lately and I haven't had much time as I like to to that even with a special needs child and teenage step kids :)

bn100 said...

No, I haven't

Edna Williams said...

I have read this author and thanks for the suggestion!

KMichelleC87 said...

i havent read any yet but they look soooo good!!


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