BOOK TOUR – Surrender My Love

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 4 stars, Beck Valley Books, Book Tour, Love in Bloom Series, Melissa Foster, Review / 2 Comments

Book #2 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, Love in Bloom

Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love.


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 SURRENDER MY LOVE 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 Foster is one of the top authors of contemporary romance. She never fails to deliver the type of stories that are filled with sexy characters that will make your heart go pitter patter.  Her stories are guaranteed to warm your heart. Surrender My Love was no different.  

This story is about Cole Braden and Annalise “Leesa” Avalon. Cole is an orthopedic surgeon. His practice is located in Peaceful Harbor. He had his heart broken in the past. However, this did not stop him from desiring to find that special woman, with whom he would spend the rest of his life with.  He wanted a meaningful and lasting relationship. He was not sure he would find what he was looking for in Peaceful Harbor. Then one fateful day he met a woman who awakened desires in him that he never knew existed.  Was this the woman he had been searching for all his life?
Annalise is a teacher, who was accused by one of her students of a heinous act.  This accusation proved to be the death of her career. Although she had the support of her colleagues, the one person she was counting on decided to distance himself from the situation. Tired of the stress stemming from the investigation, she came to Peaceful Harbor at the behest of her friend.  Little did she know that being in Peaceful Harbor would further change her life in a way she never expected.
It was easy to fall in love with Cole. I understand why Leesa was drawn to him. He is a family man. He is loyal, caring, protective and supportive of those he loved.  Leesa was strong and selfless.  In spite of what she had endured, she rose above it and took charge of her life. Being embraced by Cole’s family helped with her healing process.  I liked that she was willing to forgive her accuser. In doing this, it made it easy for her to move on with her life. I loved her attitude. She was not the type to wallow in self-pity.  The fact that she did not blame her accuser for destroying her life speaks to her selflessness. 
The romance between Cole and Leesa moved quickly. It was evident that they were in love with each other. However, Leesa’s past was proving to be a hindrance. She believed that the issues from her past would hurt Cole and his family.  I thought they were perfect for each other. They both deserved to have their happily ever after.
I understood Leesa’s fears. Despite her innocence being proven, she still lived with the fear that someone may find out about her past. Some people may find her behaviour irrational.  However, society as a way of condemning persons, even after their innocence has been proven.
The story is well written. Which was no less that what I have come to expect from Ms. Foster. It was engaging and heart warming. 
This story demonstrates how  devastating lies are.  Lies may seem harmless,  but they have the power to destroy lives.  Surrender My Love is a story about forgiveness, healing, and love.  It shows that at times life will throw us curveballs, which forces us to make changes in our lives. Our willingness to make these changes will determine how successful we will be in dealing with these new challenges.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, heartwarming romance, then you have to try this book! 

Also Available
Healed by Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)

Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

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.

THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.

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

Book available to buy from …<   Barnes and Noble   KOBO   iTunes

Melissa 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 also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. 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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