Review Tour: Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 2018 new release challenge, Netgalley, Reviews / 9 Comments

Review Tour: Love Like Ours by Melissa FosterTitle: Love Like Ours
Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: Sugar Lake #3
Published by World Literary Press on September 11, 2018
Pages: 252
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Author, Beck Valley Book Tours
Format: ARC, eBook
Purchase: Amazon
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One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones…
Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.
Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty — and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.
For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs — if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.

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As usual when I pick up a book written by Melissa Foster I know I will get a sweet, steamy and emotional story. Love Like Ours was no different. I have been following the Sugar Lake series from the start and each the Dalton siblings intrigued me. Their personalities varied from wild to conservative and I was curious to discover whom they would be paired with romantically.

Talia Dalton, a college professor is conservative and staid by nature. She avoids relationships as she believes men cannot be trusted based on experience. She would rethink her position when she almost ran over sexy male dancer Derek Grant with her car.

Derek Grant is a college student, bartender and a male dancer. Certainly not the kind of guy that a staid and conservative professor would date much less to call in love with. However, when love comes knocking, it does not care who it strikes as Talia will discover.

Love Like Ours tells the story of two people who found love by accident and was determined to make their relationship work despite the odds. You are probably wondering if this was a case of a teacher falling for her student, well let me put you at ease it is not. Derek was never one of Talia’s students.

I admired Derek for his selflessness. He danced as it provided him with much-needed funds to take care of his dad who was suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s. Never once did he resent taking care of his dad, even when things got tough he maintained a positive attitude.

Talia is an understanding girlfriend. She never made him feel that he had to choose between her and his dad. She was there for him every step of the way, offering him comfort and encouragement. I enjoyed watching how her family embraced Derek and their willingness to assist in the care of his dad.

 I know that Melissa’s stories are free of conflict and angst.  I must confess that based on the topic the author explored I was expecting some amount of conflict. Well, it did not materialise. The characters had their issues, but they addressed them with no unnecessary drama.
I loved how  their relationship developed. It started out fast but then it slowed building up to that moment when they realised they were in love with each other.

The author provided tidbits of information regarding the characters from the previous installment. She brought readers up to date on what is happening in their lives since they found their happily ever after.


Fans of sweet and drama free romance will enjoy this latest offering from Ms. Foster.




Also available in Sugar Lake Series
The Real Thing (Sugar Lake Book 1)
Fall in love on the shores of Sugar Lake in the small town of Sweetwater with Willow Dalton and Zane Walker.
This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?
Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?
Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.


Available to buy from …

This book is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE ereader app to read it HERE (or order the paperback)


Only for You (Sugar Lake Book 2)

Love only works when your heart is in the right place. Hers could be right next door…

Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette’s not ready to hand over her heart…but she could use a distraction.

Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He’s never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son.

But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more…

Available to buy from…
This book is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE ereader app to read it HERE (or order the paperback)



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About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s 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, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event! Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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9 responses to “Review Tour: Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster

  1. Melissa Foster

    Nadene, thank you for recommending Love Like Ours! I’m so happy you enjoyed it XOXO

  2. RO

    I’ve never read any of these books, but they sound like they are really good with exceptional characters. Thanks a bunch for passing these on! Hugs…RO