Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #2
Also in this series: Trails of Love , Wild, Crazy Hearts , Searching for Love , Sweet, Sexy Heart , Then Came Love
Published by World Literary Press on June 27, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Beck Valley Book Tours
Anything For Love is a USA Today Bestseller
After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family’s Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue—even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can’t live up to the fictional heroes she creates—until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn and, for the first time in forever, she’s intrigued by a real man.
Beau lost his first love years ago, and he’s never let go of his guilt over her death. As he nears the anniversary of his loss, he is on the cusp of becoming the star of a home-renovation reality show. Escaping the painful memories of his past to work at the defunct old inn is just the promise of solitude he needs to clear his head before diving in to the all-too-public career. But he didn’t count on being attracted to the whimsical, adorably sexy innkeeper.
Neither Charlotte nor Beau is looking for an attachment or a fling. But the more they learn about each other, the closer they become. Romantic evenings lead to intimate conversations, and neither can deny their deep connection or the passion it sparks. They’ve never fully healed on their own, but together maybe anything is possible.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
One of the most heart-rending moments is when we blame ourselves for the death of a loved one. Where we keep second guessing ourselves as to whether or not we could have done more or do something differently that would have prevented their death.
Beau Braden has been carrying that weight on his shoulder for almost a decade. A weight which isolated him from family and friends as he believed they also blamed him for the tragedy. This weight bogged him down to the point where every year on the anniversary he distanced himself further away from his family. This year was no different. He intends to take up a job offer has a reality TV host in LA. However, before he does, he gladly took on a repair job at Sterling Inn on the recommendations of his uncle. What he never expected was the sexy, but conservative Charlotte Sterling who would turn his world inside out.
Charlotte Sterling is an erotic romance writer who is suffering a case of writer’s block with her current novel. To address this she role-play with blow up dolls and a variety of sex toys. It was during one of her role-plays she came face to face with Beau. I bet you can imagine how that meeting went. (wink). I will tell you this much it had me laughing. Even now as I am writing this review, the memory has me grinning from ear to ear.
These two, although opposites are a match made in heaven. Charlotte was looking for the type of love her parents shared. Stuff made of fairy tales. She wants to experience a relationship where intimacy meant something, not just a quick roll in the hay. She thought that kind of love no longer existed, but that was until she met Beau.
Beau was not looking for love in any size, shape. However, Charlotte stirred feelings he never expected to experience again. Pain ruled his life. He refuses to let go of the pain from the past. However, Charlotte as a believer of true love and fairy tale endings was determined to show him he could experience love once again.
She restored hope and love in his life. Watching them together was such a delight. Their interactions with each other were sweet, heartwarming and hot. They blended into each other’s world and I loved how Beau assisted her in her research with writing a scene. They helped to build each other, which aided in their journey of healing, self-discovery and love.
The story was exactly what I expected from Miss Foster. Heartwarming, sweet and steamy, with a focus on family friendships. This was a quick and easy read although there were moments when I found it dragged somewhat. However, this did not prevent me from enjoying the story.
Melissa Foster delivered a sweet, sizzling and heartwarming story with relatable characters in ?Anything For Love. Fans of contemporary romance will enjoy this new addition to the Bradens and Montgomery series.
“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” – NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely
Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.
Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again—and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…
When Graham Braden travels to Oak Falls, Virginia to attend the wedding of his buddy Reed Cross to Grace Montgomery, he sticks around to help with renovations to Reed’s new theater. The last thing he expects is to be asked to assess and possibly invest in Grace’s sister Morgyn’s business endeavor. Graham is a careful, keen businessman, and Morgyn is impulsive, disorganized, and more interested in the energy flow in her eclectic retail shop than in the accuracy of her records. While Graham isn’t ready to open his pockets to the sassy, sexy business owner, he may be ready to open his heart.
Follow the Book Tour
Win Touched by Love ebook – 2 Winners
- Good as Gold by Sarina Bowen - June 2, 2023
- An Armored Heart by R. C. Boldt - May 31, 2023
- 🎧Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall - May 30, 2023
I’m so glad Charlotte’s roll playing was so amusing 😉
Thank you, thank you for taking the time to read and review XOXO
You are welcome. 🙂
That first meeting must have been hilarious lol
Karen @ For What It’s Worth
If you only knew. 🙂
Oh ha! That’s quite the set of elements for a meet cute. Heh Sounds like a good read. She’s one I still need to try out.
I so need to read the one I have, alas no time…I should have it in audio instead! 😉
I read a book by this author a long time ago. I remember enjoying it while I was reading it, but I don’t remember anything about it – except that I am pretty sure it was a Braden novel! I do love the premise for this one and will have to add it to my tbr!
What an interesting way to meet someone 🙂 It sounds like Beau has had some really tough things to deal with. Glad you enjoyed this one!
I think opposites make great couples and balance out each other. This sounds like a story with lots of feels.
That sounds great. I’ve been hearing great things about her books but I haven’t read one yet.
Oh thanks for this, I’ve been wanting to try this series I love the covers and your review convinced me it’s right up my alley 🙂