Posted on October 29, 2014 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 3 Comments

Book #9 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #17

After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, this is the third of six books.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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The thing I like the most about the Melissa Foster’s series is
that you can read them out of order and not be lost.  Romancing My Love #17 in the Love in Bloom series
and #9 in the Braeden series is no exception. 
Romancing My Love is the kind of story that will stir up
your emotions, but the one it resonated for me was the pain of losing a loved
one.  Having recently lost my mom under the
same circumstances as Rebecca, the female protagonist, it was easy for me to
relate to her and the pain she was going through.  I understood exactly how she felt and for me
this story brought back some painful, angry and happy memories.
Rebecca likes to be in total control of her life. She is
self-sufficient and detests relying on others for help, as such when she met
Pierce Braden, who was determined to be her knight in shining armor, she was
having none of it.
Pierce an entrepreneur and billionaire was captivated by
Rebecca the first time he laid eyes on her. 
He is a womanizer whom could have any woman he wanted. Women were always
throwing themselves at him so he was pleasantly surprised when Rebecca was not
susceptible to his charms at first.  Due
to his persistent nature, he was able to wear down her resistance.
These two are great together, but Rebecca is afraid to trust
her heart to Pierce.  Her desire to be in
 control at all times ends up affecting
her ability to trust and to allow Pierce to love her the best way he knows how.
Pierce is patient with her and is willing to love her on her
own terms even if it meant suppressing his desires to protect her. This was not
easy for him as he is the type of man that any woman would love to have in
their lives. He is loving, sensitive, compassionate and passionate.
After reading this book I have to say without a doubt that
Melissa Foster has joined my list of must read authors. She is skilled at
weaving a story that pulls you in and keeps you entertained to the very
end.  Her stories are usually based on some
real life issues to which her readers can relate.

Romancing My Love is a beautiful  and romantic story that will tug at your heart
strings and will  stay with you for days.

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult romance, LGBT romance, contemporary women’s fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Some say her romance novels are lovingly erotic, she deems them simply loving and real. 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.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest
her personal website.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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  1. I'm sorry you are able to relate to Rebecca in that way–so sorry for your loss. Despite the connection to losing your mother, I'm happy that you were able to enjoy the book and that I've made it on your must be read list 🙂
    Thank you for your awesome review! XO