BOOK TOUR: Chased by Love by Melissa Foster

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 5 stars, Beck Valley Books, Book Tour, COYER Reading Challenge, Love in Bloom Series, Melissa Foster, Review / 0 Comments


Chased by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #3

Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don’t. When she’s awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America’s hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she’s beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft–but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he’s just another rocker with a great PR team.

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker’s private world. He’s coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he’s not likely to change–until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet–Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they’re trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?


THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features 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. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

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

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Another engaging and entertaining installment in the ‘Ryders Love in Bloom’ series and as I have come to expect Melissa Foster did not let me down. I am at a lost has to how she is able to accomplish it, but her stories keep getting better and better. As soon as I hear that she has a new book coming out I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. 

With ‘Chased by Love she has hit a home run. Since being introduced to her work in the past two years I have read several of her books and this is my favourite thus far. The story had everything needed to keep me glued to the pages. I can’t stop thinking about Trish and Boone. Their romance was not the stuff made of fairy tales. Sure, there was an attraction between them, but their love for each other grew over time. 

Trish had been crushing on Boone for some time, so when the opportunity came for her to work alongside him she was ecstatic. However, that excitement soon faded when his actions made her question his dedication to the current project. Added to that he appears to be having difficulty with the role he has been assigned. To ensure that the movie stays on track Trish is forced to spend 10 days with Boone to get him into character. She was definitely not looking forward to it, especially now that her perception of him has changed. However, the more time she spends with him she would discover that she was too quick in her judgement of him. He has proven to be a compassionate, sensitive, selfless and family oriented guy. Did I mention that he can cook? That made him even more adorable. 

Trish is strong and tenacious. She knew that there was something preventing Boone from getting into character and she was determined to get him to open up about what was troubling him. This was not an easy task as he had erected walls that not many people could break through. Trish, however, was able to break through and in the process discovered a love that transcends social barriers.

These two were not without their faults and this made them realistic and relatable. Trish was quick to rush to judgement about Boone without getting the facts. I am sure that this is something we can all relate to. This is something that I have been guilty of at some point. It is a typical human reaction. As for Boone he had a lot to learn about what it meant to be in a relationship. What I like most about Trish and Boone was that they were not afraid to acknowledge their faults. They were honest and accepted each other for who they were. They brought the best out in each other.

I enjoyed this installment. It illustrated how quick persons are to pass judgement on others based on hearsay. It revealed that not because the media says it’s so, does not necessarily mean that it’s true. ‘Chased by Love elicited a variety of emotions within me, but the one that stood out most was its ability to make me smile up to the very end. This is a sweet, funny and romantic read which I highly recommend.

“You think acting is pretending, and I get that, because that’s exactly what it looks like, but it’s not. Do you know why I’m an A-list actress? Because I climb into the heads of my characters and feel what they feel. The story might be pretend, but the gut-wrenching sadness, the pain, the glory, and the joy?” She pointed at him as she spoke.

He stood in the pouring rain staring at the woman who had dredged up his demons, and he was unable to stop the rest from coming out. “And then there’s you, giving everything you’ve got to this role. Studying all night, starving yourself. You’re on set for ten, fifteen grueling hours a day, not only kicking ass with your role, but when they’re sick and tired of me messing up, you’re telling them you believe in me every damn day, when I don’t even know if I believe in myself. And day after day I’m watching you, wanting you, and trying to hold back because no matter what I know in my head when we’re acting out those vile scenes”— he tapped angrily on the side of his head—“ you become her.”

“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” ―New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

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Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders

YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

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

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Claimed by Love, Book #2 The Ryders

Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he’s not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean flooruntil he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke’s powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who’s used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

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

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About the author

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’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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