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

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

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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



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

Copy supplied for review

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About The author

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.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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2014 Read Pink® in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2014 Read Pink® in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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Once again we are pleased to participate in the 2014 Read Pink® in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Support the Next Chapter in Innovative Research sponsored by Penguin Random House.


Read Pink® in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Support the Next Chapter in Innovative Research

Penguin Random House Marks Five-Year Partnership Milestone and $125,000in Donations to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®


What’s black and white and pink all over? The initiative by Penguin Random House called Read Pink® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)!

Today the scientific community has left behind the “one-size-fits-all” breast cancer treatment to emerge with targeted, more effective therapies. As a result, after remaining stagnant for more than 50 years, the death rate from breast cancer has decreased by 30 percent. The Read Pink® initiative by Penguin Random House is proud to be part of this exciting new chapter in the fight against breast cancer, supporting the bold research of The Breast Cancer Foundation® (BCRF), while leveraging its passionate readers to help increase awareness and education about the disease. This literary embrace of a life-saving cause has resulted in nearly 1.5 million best-selling novels shipped with Read Pink seals and information about BCRF across all five years of the promotion.

Penguin Random House is thrilled to partner once again this year with BCRF, as 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.

The $25,000 donation that Penguin Random House contributes, regardless of sales, provides vital funds to support the mission of BCRF.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Penguin Random House’s Read Pink® editions, we are featuring a few participating authors and what Read Pink® means to them…

a hundred summersBeatriz Williams (2014 Read Pink® Spokesperson), A Hundred Summers

“Every life lost to breast cancer leaves behind a hole that can never be filled again: a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, an aunt, a grandmother. I’m so grateful for organizations like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for their efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease, and honored to support breast cancer awareness, detection, and research through Penguin’s READ PINK program in 2014. With your help, we can move closer to the day when breast cancer leaves behind only survivors.”


the time betweenKaren White
, The Time Between
“Since 1989, death rates from breast cancer have been decreasing due to earlier detection and improved treatment because of the efforts of organizations like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Books have always been an important part of my life, and I am honored that my book will be part of Penguin’s Read Pink program that supports breast cancer awareness and research through reading. It is my greatest hope that through efforts like this we might find a cure within my lifetime.”



Nora Roberts, Sea Swept and The Witness
“To all the moms and daughters, wives and sisters, lovers and friends, Read Pink is here for you and yours. Help support breast cancer awareness and the strong, brave women who fight or will fight this disease and Read Pink in October.”

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Perfect TimeingCatherine Anderson, Perfect Timing
“I am so delighted to be included in the Read Pink campaign again this year with Perfect Timing being featured, along with so many other great books, to raise funds for breast cancer research. I can remember when a diagnosis of breast cancer was often equivalent to a death sentence. Nowadays, the survival rates have increased greatly, and I personally know women who have prevailed over this terrible disease. Sadly, I’ve also known a few women who lost the battle. So I call upon all of you to join ranks with me and countless other women in a war to defeat breast cancer. ‘Read Pink! Buy books bearing the Read Pink logo as gifts for the women you love.’ By standing together as sisters, we have it within our power to make

a huge difference!”

Dream eyesJayne Ann Krentz, Dream Eyes
“This is the time of year when we celebrate the progress that has been made in the battle against breast cancer and acknowledge the work that lies ahead. No, we aren’t there yet. There’s a long way to go. The greatest weapon we have to fight this disease is research and research costs money. That is why this breast cancer awareness campaign is so important and why I am proud to participate.”




I Want To Hold Your Hand 2Marie Force, I Want to Hold Your Hand
“I’m so thrilled to be part of the Read Pink effort to help raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research. I hear frequently from romance readers who tell me my books and those of other romance authors have helped them get through breast cancer treatment. I want to hear from fewer of them in the future. I want to hear they took our books on fabulous vacations rather than treatments. Please Read Pink in October to support all the courageous women fighting this disease and to fund critical research. Thank you for Reading Pink!”



Full List of 2014 Participating Authors:
Jojo Moyes, The Last Letter from your Lover
Karen White, The Time Between
Nora Roberts, Sea Swept and The Witness
Jennifer Chiaverini, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
Beatriz Williams, A Hundred Summers
Wendy Wax, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
Catherine Anderson, Perfect Timing
Marie Force, I Want to Hold Your Hand
Janet Chapman, The Heart of a Hero
Lisa Gardner, MacNamara’s Woman
Jayne Ann Krentz, Dream Eyes


Mark your calendars and remember to join in the conversation with @BerkleyRomance and @PenguinGroupUSA on Twitter in October. Make sure to use the hashtag #ReadPink!

 For more information about the Read Pink initiative and to view a complete list of the participating retail outlets, please visit


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Blog Tour Schedule

Please support the blogs taking part in this special, Read Pink® Spotlight Tour!

 October 1 – Exclusive guest post with spokesperson Beatriz Williams on

September 22       Cheryl’s Book Nook; The Readers Den; Gone with the Words;                                                                 Pretty Sassy Cool
September 23       Reading Reality; You Gotta Read; Adria’s Romance Reviews
September 24       Kimberly Faye Reads; Nicely Phrased; I Smell Sheep
September 25       Romance Junkies; To Read or Not To Read; A Southern Girl’s Bookshelf
September 26       Cindy’s Love of Books; Chick Lit Plus; The Book Reading Gals
September 29       LitChat; Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf; Chris Book Blog Emporium
September 30       Reality Bites! Let’s Get Lost!; Grave Tells; Britt’s Book and Life Blog;      Sincerely Stacie
October 1             Cocktails and Books; The Reading Nook Reviews; 2Bookaholics;                                                                 Wit & Sin; Raw Books
October 2            SOS Aloha; Bookish Things & More; Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
October 3            Dew on the Kudzu; Peace Love Books; Grown Up Book Reviews
October 6            My Book Addiction and More; Book-alicious Mama; Chick Lit Central
October 7            A Dream Within A Dream; Thoughts in Progress; Mundie Moms
October 8           Flirty and Dirty Book Blog; Readers Live A Thousand Lives;                                                                 That’s What I’m Talking About
October 9          Book Lovin’ Mamas; Lori’s Reading Corner; The Book Reading Gals

October 10        Supernatural Snark; Once Upon a Twilight; Expressions of a Hopeful Romantic
October 13        Fallen Angel Reviews; Parajunkee’s View; As I Turn the Pages
October 14        Reading in Black & White; Keepin It Real Book Blog
October 15        ABCD Diaries; Fictional Candy; Paranormal Book Club
October 16        Sexy Bibliophiles; Book Sniffers Anonymous; Sexy Book Reviews By Shelly & April
October 17       Wicked Lil Pixie; The Book Swarm; Addicted 2 Novels;                                                                 Stephanie’s Book Reports
October 20       News & Sentinel, “Book Nook”; The Reading Café
October 21       The Book Bellas; The Book Cellar
October 22       The Novel Life; My Book Muse; Confessions of a Y.A. & N.A. Book Addict
October 23       Rock Stars of Romance; Silver’s Reviews; Journey of a Bookseller
October 24       Sunshine & Mountains
October 27       Bewitched Bookworms; Ramblings From This Chick
October 28       Reading in Pajamas; Turn the Page
October 29       Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks; Stuck In YA Books; Reviews by Tammy & Kim
October 30      Fang-tastic Books; No BS Book Reviews; Marie’s Cozy Corner Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews
October 31      In Shadows; Love Romances & More