Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #3
Also in this series: Anything for Love , Wild, Crazy Hearts , Searching for Love , Sweet, Sexy Heart , Then Came Love
Published by World Literary Press on January 9, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Beck Valley Book Tours
Fall in love with Graham Braden and Morgyn Montgomery in USA Today Bestseller TRAILS OF LOVE.
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 Morgan’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.
The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa's Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.
THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls). Order of future books is subject to change. Embracing Her HeartAnything For LoveTrails of LoveOur Wicked HeartsSearching for LoveWild Crazy HeartsSummer of LoveHot For LoveSweet Sexy HeartsWinter of LoveClaiming Her Heart
**Please note that future books in the original Montgomery series are crossing over to the Bradens at Pleasant Hill, and for this reason I have combined the series into THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls).
Whenever I pick up a novel written by Melissa Foster, I can expect to get a story filled, with friendship, family and a sweet and steamy romance. Trails of Love provided it all. However, it was missing the IT factor I normally expect to get from her stories. It was not a bad story, but it did not wow me the way I hoped it would.
We visit Oak Falls once again this time for a festival and the wedding of Morgyn’s sister. In this installment, we get the opportunity to witness Morgyn getting her chance to experience true love.
Morgyn is what you would call a free spirit. She does things on her own terms. Planner and organized are not words you would use to describe this young woman. Laid back and artistic would best describe this lovely lady.
Graham is the complete opposite. As an engineer and investor, he assess risks, plans and develop a strategy before arriving at a decision. However, he would learn that with matters of the heart assessing, planning and strategizing served no purpose.
These two had a whirlwind romance. They met at a festival, they had an instant connection and since they were inseparable. I do not know what it was about these two, but I could not feel their chemistry. The story said it was there, but I did not connect with it.
Compared to the couples in Ms. Foster’s other stories they felt flat. I think it had to do with they fell in love, and were making major decisions about their lives together within two weeks of meeting each other. In addition based on their conversations their relationship appeared as if sex was the glue that held it together. If they are not having sex, they are discussing it.
I loved the family setting, and enjoyed how each welcomed both Morgyn and Graham into their fold. I loved their openness with each other. Drama and an angst free story line mixed with sweetness made for an easy read.
The ease with which they discussed sex in front of their parents was discomforting, especially considering the fact they barely knew each other after spending two weeks together. Personally, I would be uncomfortable with such a scenario, but that is just me. I know there are other readers who would have no problem with this.
Despite Morgyn and Graham not being my favourite couple, I still enjoyed Trails of Love and would recommend it to fans of contemporary romance. Fans Ms. Foster’s work will enjoy this addition to the Bradens and Montgomery series. I cannot wait to read Brindle’s story.
“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…
Brindle Montgomery and Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they’re both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace’s wild, crazy heart into a frenzy—and Brindle is left wondering if she’s made the biggest mistake of her life.
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