Only For You (Sugar Lake #2) by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

ONLY FOR YOU (Sugar Lake #2) by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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ONLY FOR YOU
Sugar Lake #2
by Melissa Foster
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
Release Date: December 5, 2017

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Love only works when your heart is in the right place. Hers could be right next door…

Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette’s not ready to hand over her heart…but she could use a distraction.

Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He’s never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son.

But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more…

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REVIEW: ONLY FOR YOU is the second instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult SUGAR LAKE romance series focusing on the men and women of Sweetwater, New York. This is single mom and florist Bridgette Dalton, and former Special Forces soldier Bodhi Booker’s story line. ONLY FOR YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. We were first introduced to Bridgette in Wild Boys After Dark: Logan. SUGAR LAKE is a spin off, and interconnected with a number of Melissa Foster’s other series.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Bodhi and Bridgette) ONLY FOR YOU follows the building relationship between former Special Forces soldier Bodhi Booker, and single mom/widow/florist Bridgette Dalton. Bodhi Booker doesn’t do relationships but meeting his mother’s future next door neighbor finds our hero in all kinds of trouble as he feels himself pulled into the orbit of single mom Bridgette Dalton, and her five year old son Louie. Only two weeks away from his next ‘military’ training Bodhi struggles with his attraction to Bridgette knowing their time together has a deadline. But the heart wants what the heart wants and Bodhi will soon lose his heart to Bridgette and her five year old son. What ensues is the growing love between Bodhi and Bridgette, and the potential fall out as Bodhi says good bye to the woman he loves.

The relationship between Bodhi and Bridgette is temporary; a mutual decision based on previous loss, and potential heartbreak. Bodhi struggled as he watched his mother lose the man that she loved, and our hero refuses to place Bridgette on the slippery slope of a military man’s wife. The $ex scenes are intimate, seductive and passionate (without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text) as Bodhi and Bridgette will fall in love knowing their will be no happily ever after for either one.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Bridgette’s son Louie, her sisters Piper, Talia, Willow, and Willow’s fiancé Zane (The Real Thing #1), their brother Benjamin, and their parents Roxie and Dan Dalton. WE are introduced to Bodhi’s mother Alisha Booker, his friend Aurelia, his accountant Shira, and Bodhi’s lovable Great Dane Dahlia. Melissa has plans for all of Bridgette’s siblings.

ONLY FOR YOU is an emotional story line. As Bodhi heads to places unknown Bridgette knows she may never again see or speak to the man that she loves therefore kissing him goodbye is probably her last. The premise is wonderful and heart warming; the characters are colorful, energetic and fun; the romance is captivating and sensual. Melissa Foster takes the reader through the ups and downs of a small town romance with big city heart !

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Melissa FosterMelissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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 World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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The Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster – Review Tour & Giveway

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THE THRILL OF LOVE
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor
by Melissa Foster
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
Release Date: October 4, 2017

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The Bradens are a series of sexy stand-alone romances. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

Fall in love with Ty Braden, a world-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer. He’s about to take on his toughest assignment yet–winning the heart of the one that got away.

Do you believe in fate?

World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his—and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.

After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn’t imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she’d worked so hard to create.

Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all

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Review:

The Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster is the 6th book in her The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, MD Melissa Foster always gives us sweet sexy romances, and The Thrill of Love is no different; however there is a twist that takes over the storyline a bit past the half way point that is totally different. 

Ty Braden, a known womanizer and famous mountain climber met his match, in our heroine, Aiyla Bell, a fellow climber and photographer.  They spent 4 days together, when they were both in Saint-Luc and Ty still thinks constantly about the girl who got away.  Months later, in another tournament, to his pleasant surprise, Aiyla is also in the same event in the Colorado Mountains.  This time Ty is determined to not let Aiyla out of his site.  Of course, Aiyla has also not forgotten the gorgeous sexy Ty, but she felt he was not the type to settle down into anything serious.  In a very short time, she will learn that she is wrong and Ty is determined to win her over.  The first half of the book was a fun filled sexy romp between Ty and Aiyla, as well as spending time with his friends, and especially the wonderful Braden family.   Aiyla finds herself totally fitting in with the Bradens and it was a fun time with them all.

Aiyla is bent on winning her events, even if her leg is hurting from overuse.  After a bit, I began to suspect that this will become something more, and at this point the story changes to become more serious, with some heart wrenching moments.  Rather than tell too much more, what follows is an amazing story that brings everyone in Ty’s family, Aiyla’s sister and their friends to help support them. I absolutely loved the Braden family; how they all rallied behind Ty and Aiyla, and totally fell in love with Ty.  He was a fun sexy hero to start, but as time went on, he was awesome and supportive to Aiyla in her need. Aiyla was also a fantastic heroine, and an amazingly strong independent woman, who was strong enough to fight her fears and make mind boggling decisions.

Melissa Foster once again gives us a sensational couple, whom we rooted hard for; but added an element to this romance that gave us some dark moments.  The Thrill of Love was a wonderful story, great couple and terrific secondary characters.   I suggest you find time to read this book, which reads very well as a standalone.

Reviewed by Barb

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Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Swept Into Love: Gage Ryder (The Ryders #5 : Love in Bloom) by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

SWEPT INTO LOVE : GAGE RYDER (The Ryders #5 / Love in Bloom) by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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SWEPT INTO LOVE: Gage Ryder
The Ryders #5 /Love In Bloom
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: August 16,2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance

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The Ryders are a series of sexy stand-alone romances. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

It’s been years since Sally Tuft’s husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she’d ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.

Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that’s simmered between them since the day they met. Tasked with opening a new youth center in Oak Falls, Virginia, Gage hopes the trip away is just what they need to finally come together.

Before Gage and Sally ever reach Oak Falls, one night at a conference changes everything, putting their friendship—and their love—on the line, and the two must decide if getting swept up in love is the beginning of forever, or the end of their friendship as they know it.

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REVIEW: SWEPT INTO LOVE is the fifth installment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult THE RYDERS erotic, romance series focusing on the Ryder siblings. This is children’s center workers Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft’s story line. SWEPT INTO LOVE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. The Ryder series is a spin off from, and set in the world of the author’s Love in Bloom series.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Gage and Sally) SWEPT INTO LOVE is a friends to lovers story line that focuses on widow and single mother Sally Tuft, and Gage Ryder. Gage and Sally have worked together for years, and with the death of her husband David (six years earlier), Gage has been our heroine’s rock and savior, as well as her son’s mentor and friend. A business conference in Vegas finds our couple living the reality of ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’, after a drunken night of romance and $ex. With a week to recover before heading home Gage Ryder sets about proving to Sally that she is the woman who holds the key to his heart. What ensues is the long-time-coming friends to lovers relationship that will change Sally’s outlook of the future with man that she loves.

The relationship is a friends to lovers but a relationship that has been simmering for several years. Gage is a swoon-worthy hero; a man every woman wishes for both in and out of the bedroom-the perfect lover, husband, and the epitome of emotional strength and support. Sally struggles with memories from the past, and the love for Gage she is unable to acknowledge fearing guilt and betrayal of the ghost in the room. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic, seductive and intense.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including most, if not all, of the previous story line couples. We get a glimpse into the Ryder family dynamics and support system including the overwhelming love and acceptance of Sally and her now college-bound son.

SWEPT INTO LOVE is a sexy, sassy, spirited romantic love story; a second chance for a woman who loved and lost, and a happily ever after for a man who waited in the wings until the time was right. The premise is emotional and spirited; the characters are passionate and real; the romance is captivating and inspiring. WE should all fall in love with a man like Gage Ryder. Melissa’s pulled me into a sensual ride of romance and love.

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Melissa FosterMelissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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 World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Carson: Bad Boys After Dark #3 by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

CARSON: BAD BOYS AFTER DARK #3 by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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CARSON
Bad Boys After Dark #3
by Melissa Foster
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: July 11, 2017

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Everything’s naughtier after dark…
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life—in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.

Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved—the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?

Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…

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REVIEW: CARSON is the third installment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult BAD BOYS AFTER DARK erotic, romance series focusing on the Bad brothers-Mick, Dylan, Carson and Brett Bad. This is security expert Carson Bad, and perfumer Tawny Bishop’s story line. CARSON can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Tawny and Carson) CARSON: BAD BOYS AFTER DARK follows the rekindling romance between millionaire security expert Carson Bad, and perfumer Tawny ‘Tabs’ Bishop. As friends and lovers Tawny and Carson kept secret their college affair until the fateful night Tawny walked away without looking back. Fast forward ten years and Tawny is hoping to rekindle her relationship with the man she has never stopped loving. Enter Carson Bad, security specialist, and the man who stole our heroine’s heart years before. What ensues is the second chance romance between Carson and Tawny as Tawny struggles with what the future may hold.

CARSON is a story of friendship, romance, family and love. While Tawny places an end date on their rekindling romance as she must return to Paris, her job and someone she doesn’t want to leave behind, Carson is determined to make Tawny a permanent part of his family and future. Carson slowly seduces the woman he has always loved, as his family befriends Tawny behind the scenes ensuring our heroine is loved and protected. The $ex scenes are intimate, intense and seductive. Carson is quick to rekindle his love for the woman who walked away, years before.

All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting characters: Mick and Amanda MICK #1, Dylan and Tiffany DYLAN #2, as well as Brett Bad whose story line is next in …BRETT.

The world building continues to focus on the Bad brothers tight knit relationship, their loves and their happily ever afters. There is very little outside conflict except that which our heroine brings into the relationship with her need to return home.

CARSON is an engaging, entertaining and heartwarming story line. The premise is energetic; the characters are spirited and dynamic; the romance is sensual and passionate. CARSON is a wonderful addition to Melissa Foster’s playful BAD BOYS AFTER DARK series.

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Melissa FosterMelissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Bayside Desires (Bayside Summers #1) by Melissa Foster – Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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BAYSIDE DESIRES
Bayside Summers #1
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary,erotic, romance

 

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BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of STANDALONE steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to. Bayside Summers is part of the LOVE IN BLOOM romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.

Fall in love with Rick and Desiree in Bayside Desires.

In Bayside Desires…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous beachfront resort where he works with his best friends and brother, and plenty of beautiful women to keep him company. When Desiree Cleary moves in next door to take care of her mother’s estate, Rick sets his sights on the sexy pre-school teacher. But Desiree’s sister isn’t keen on the fast-talking playboy making moves on the younger sister she’s never had a chance to get to know. And she has other ideas in store–like opening Summer House Inn, a bed and breakfast that could be big-time competition for Rick’s resort.

 

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Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster is the 1st book in her new Bayside Summers series.  I have read many of the Love in Bloom series and the spinoffs.  Melissa is such a prolific author & I have not been able to keep up with her.  However, I have enjoyed every book I have read. Bayside Desires is a new series with characters from previous series.  

Desiree Cleary comes home to Bayside under the impression that her mother needs her help.  When she arrives, her sister also arrives, and she too is under the wrong impression.  Seems their mother is going travelling, and wants her daughters to run her businesses.  Desiree is not happy, as it’s been a long time since she saw her mother and sister, having been growing up with her father after a divorce.  Being forced to stay a few months until her mother returns, Desiree, who is reserved,  will slowly reunite with her wild liberated sister.  

Desiree will also meet Rick Savage, our hero, who is in Bayside to help his brother run their Bayside Resorts.  Both Rick and Desiree are immediately attracted to each other, and despite their differences (he is a fun loving outgoing playboy type and she is a quiet confident reserved type), the chemistry between them will escalate into a full blown hot sexy romance.

Between Violet and Rick, Desiree will become more open to being more liberated, and the fun begins. Besides the sweet romance between Desiree and Rick, they each have issues to get past.  Rick has not gotten over the death of his father years before, and Desiree wishes her mother would pay more attention to her.  One of the best parts in this story was the dog, Cosmo, who was such fun.  I also enjoyed the secondary characters, mostly Rick’s family and Emery, Desiree’s best friend.

This was a fun story, heavily on the sexual side, as well as having some somber moments.  It was nice to see Desiree and Violet bond, even if they are very different.  As we got closer to the end, we weren’t sure if our couple would have a happy ever after, especially since Desiree might stay in Bayside and Rick would go back to Washington, DC.  I enjoyed Bayside Desires, and the finale was sweet.

Reviewed by Barb

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY by Melissa Foster-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: April 10, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance

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A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon.

In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY…
Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.

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REVIEW: TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY by Melissa Foster is a contemporary, adult, stand alone romantic story line focusing on biker/mechanic Robert ‘Bear’ Whiskey, and costume designer Crystal Moon. We were previously introduced to Bear and the Whisky family in River of Love (The Bradens), and Crystal in Foster’s TRU BLUE (Tru and Gemma’s story line). Bear and Crystal’s story line begins in Tru Blue. Several familiar characters and names cross over from previous novels and series for cohesion.

Told from dual third person points of view (Bear and Crystal) TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY focuses on the developing relationship between biker / mechanic Bear Whiskey, and designer Crystal Moon. For close to eight months Bear has waited patiently for Crystal to realize they were meant to be but something in Crystal’s past kept our heroine from reaching to the man that called to her heart. What ensues is Bear’s ongoing seduction of Crystal Moon, and Crystal’s struggle to let go of the past.

Bear’s patience is beyond reproach. He is a big, battered and tattooed biker with a softer side where it concerns his family, friends and the woman with whom he is falling in love but there are dark demons in Crystal’s past that control so many aspects of her present and future. As Crystal struggles to step out of her comfort zone, Bear’s overwhelming need to protect and claim Crystal becomes his number one priority. An offer from an unlikely source has Bear contemplating both his and Crystal’s future –a future of which Bear battles his devotion to his family and the businesses they own. Meanwhile the Whiskey family becomes embroiled in turmoil when one of their own is willing to step down and let another family member take his place at the family run Whiskey Bro’s biker bar.

We are introduced to Bear’s extended and tight-knit family-a family that founded the Dark Knights MC, Whiskey Bro’s bar, and Whiskey Automotive: his brothers Bones (a physician by day and a biker by night), and former soldier/ Special Forces veteran Bullet, their long-suffering sister Dixie, and his parents Biggs and Wren (Red) Whiskey, as well as Bear’s best friend Truman, Gemma and Tru’s brothers and sister, Quincy, Lincoln and Kennedy. Kennedy’s innocent, child-like language is endearing and cute. Crystal’s brother Jed battles too many demons but he too, is on the road to recovery with the help of the Whiskey family and Truman’s brother Quincy.

The world building focuses on the building relationship between Crystal and Bear but also on family, friendships and demons from the past. Crystal’s wishy/washy inability to commit controls a major portion of the story line conflict; and the preparations for Truman and Gemma’s upcoming nuptials allows for some humorous moments in relief. Each of the Whiskey siblings (Bullet, Bones and Dixie) will be featured in their own story line. I hope for a happily ever after for Jed Moon, as well.

TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY is a heartwarming story of romance with a realistic and genuine look at family and friendships, betrayal and revenge, romance and love. The premise captivating and compelling; the characters are passionate and warm; the romance is tender and affectionate without the use of sexually graphic, over the top language and text. I did have some issues with Crystal’s inability to commit, to let go, and to trust but under the circumstances everyone’s reactions would be different, and time does not necessarily heal all wounds.

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Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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WHISPER OF LOVE
Love in Bloom / The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: February 22, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 22, 2017

The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

Tempest Braden adores her family and her small hometown, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be confining. At almost thirty, having watched most of her siblings find true love, she’s anxious to experience her own happily ever after, and the move to Pleasant Hill, Maryland, is just the change she needs. When she rents a room from ruggedly handsome, and closed-off, artist Nash Morgan and his adorable son, Phillip, she thinks she’s found a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of town, where she can concentrate on building her business. That is, if she can ignore the undeniable heat between her and the sinfully hot single father.

When Nash bought his farmette, he had one goal in mind—to provide a loving, stable home for his son. He never imagined he’d be raising Phillip alone, or renting out a room to keep their heads above water. Then again, he never imagined losing his brother, or spending two years sailing around the world with parents who seemed to forget one son was still alive.

Sparks fly from the moment Tempest moves in, and her positive energy and inquisitive nature brings new life into Nash and Phillip’s quiet, confined world. For the first time in years, Nash wants to let a woman into his world, but while his loss made him stronger, that strength came at a price, leaving him walled off and wary of opening his heart again.

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REVIEW:

Whisper of Love by Melissa Foster is the 5th book in The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, MD series. This is a spinoff and  actually book #17 of the Bradens, and book #36 of Love in Bloom series.  Melissa is a prolific author who writes so many books, it is hard to keep up with her; especially when I do read a lot of books.  I did fall a little behind on the Bradens, and I will have to find time to catch up.   Whisper of Love was a fantastic sweet romance that had us emotionally invested in the characters from the start. 

Tempest Braden moves to Pleasant Hill, Md to start her own business, and decides to find a place to live, since her cousin is a night owl , keeping her up all night.  She meets her new landlord, Nash Morgan, and his adorable precious 3 year old son, Philip.  We never had a chance to decide if we liked Nash and Philip, as we fell just as hard as Tempest.  What a romance that Melissa Foster has given us.  So wonderful, with so many emotional and heartwarming moments that had us either laughing or happy tears.  So very well done.

Nash has taken care of Philip since his than girlfriend left after giving birth to Philip.  Nash loves his son so much, that he has sheltered him and even cut himself off from the outer world.  Once Tempest moves in, she will change both of their lives forever.  She will teach Nash how to allow Philip to make friends, go to school and learn to be more outgoing and free.  Tempest will also help Nash trust to let go of his son enough to allow him to be surround by wonderful people and to open his heart and live again.  Then he gets to meet the Braden family (very large family), which gives him a chance to see what a family is like.   It was wonderful to watch how quickly Tempest and Nash fall in love, and how she helps him let go of the past and allow him to believe in their future.  I loved every moment of this story.  I will say that I rarely find myself in tears, but Melissa, you pulled me totally in and the tears did fall during that show.  Wow If you enjoy pure romances, then you can never go wrong with Melissa FosterWhisper of Love was one of the best romances I have read this year, and I have enjoyed quite a few. 

Reviewed by Barb

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Healed by Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)
Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

HEALED BY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

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

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Surrender My Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #2)
Annalise “Leesa” Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush–and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.

From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He’s a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there’s a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart–and a painful past–but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.

A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs–and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?

SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

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

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River of Love Book (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #3)
River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He’s fast, focused, and determined—and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.

Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She’s also put what she’s learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss’s sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn’t want, and she’s determined to resist him.

Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn’t have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it’s Faith who’s left with something to prove.

RIVER OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

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

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Crushing on Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #4)
Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.

Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance.

When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?

CRUSHING ON LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

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

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Melissa FosterMelissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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 World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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RESCUED BY LOVE
The Ryders #4
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: January 11, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic,romance

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The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

Addison Dahl is excited to return to Elpitha Island for her best friend Gabriella’s wedding. A weekend of sun and fun is just what she needs before setting out on her newest adventure—roughing it in the wilderness. Addison is tough, she’s independent, and she doesn’t “do” feelings toward men. But lately her friend—and Gabriella’s brother-in-law—sinfully sexy and ornery-as-hell Jake Ryder has been the star of her late-night fantasies, and she can’t get him out of her mind. It doesn’t help that the chemistry between them is scorching hot. With any luck, a few days in the wilderness will snap that craziness out of her head.

As a top search and rescue professional, Jake Ryder spends his days saving those in need and his nights in the arms of willing women who offer nothing more than a few hours of sexual enjoyment. But there’s only one woman he wants, and he’s spent the last several months trying to get beautiful, smart, and sassy Addison to give him one sinful night. He’s sure one night will lead to more.

The night of the wedding the heat between Jake and Addy ignites, and they’re powerless to resist their explosive passion. Wild kisses, sensual touches, and heartfelt conversations brings them closer together, and when the weekend ends, Jake is determined to keep Addy close and make her his. But Addy has other plans.

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REVIEW: RESCUED BY LOVE is the fourth installment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult THE RYDERS erotic, romance series that is part of Melissa’s Love in Bloom series. This is former Park Ranger, and Search and Rescue operative Jake Ryder, and paralegal Addison “Addy” Dahl’s story line. RESCUED BY LOVE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty although a large number of secondary and supporting characters cross over from several of Melissa’s other series.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Addy and Jake) RESCUED BY LOVE focuses on the building romance between Jake Ryder and the reluctant Addison Dahl. For months Addy Dahl has pushed aside all of Jake Ryder’s attempts at seduction and romance until her best friend Gabriella’s wedding on Elpitha Island. Jake’s presence and his persistence pay off when Addy agrees to a one night stand that turns into something more. What ensues is the building relationship between Addy and Jake that meets a mountain of a roadblock when Addy’s embarks on a personal journey of freedom and independence.

RESCUED BY LOVE is a story of romance, heartbreak, adventure and a happily ever after. Jake Ryder has lusted after our story line heroine for months but Addy struggles to keep the man that calls to her heart, at a distance. The $ex scenes are intimate and erotic without the use of sexually graphic language and text.

Melissa Foster’s RESCUED BY LOVE is a wonderful and breathtaking tale of fated lovers; another Ryder sibling falls in love and looks forward to his happily ever after with the woman that calls to his soul. The premise is romantic and passionate; the characters are spirited and realistic; the romance is beautiful and intoxicating.

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Melissa FosterMelissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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 World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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