Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls, #6; The Bradens #27; Love in Bloom #67
Also in this series: Anything for Love , Trails of Love , Wild, Crazy Hearts , Sweet, Sexy Heart , Then Came Love
Published by World Literary Press on July 29, 2020
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Romance
Source: Author, Beck Valley Book Tours
Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.
In SEARCHING FOR LOVE... Zev Braden and Carly Dylan were childhood best friends, co-explorers, and first loves. Their close-knit families were sure they were destined to marry—until a devastating tragedy struck, breaking the two lovers apart. Over the next decade Zev, a nomadic treasure hunter, rarely returned to his hometown, and Carly became a chocolatier and built a whole new life across the country. When a chance encounter brings them back into each other’s lives, can they find the true love that once existed, or will shattered dreams and broken hearts prevail? Find out in Searching for Love, a deliciously sexy, funny, and emotional second-chance romance.
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I have been waiting patiently for Zev Braden and Carly Dylan’s story, from the moment I read about them in previous books in the series. Based on the titbits of information the previous books in the series provided as it relates to their history, I knew their story would be poignant and Foster did not disappoint. She delivered a story that not only captivated me, but will have me thinking of this awesome couple for days to come.
Zev and Carly have been friends since grade school. They shared a lot of firsts, which includes first kiss and first love. They dreamed of spending the rest of their lives together, doing the things they loved. However, tragedy struck, changing the trajectory of their lives, and putting an end to their dream of happily ever after. Will Zev and Carly find their way back to each other or will time and distance prove fatal to what they once considered a beautiful and loving relationship.
I enjoyed every moment spent in Zev and Carly’s world. Their story was one of second chances. A second chance for healing and to rekindle a love that was once lost. Carly and Zev were a beautiful couple and I couldn’t help but root for them at every turn of the page. Having suffered so much pain and heartache in the past, they needed something good in their lives for a change. Finding their way back to each other was the first step in their journey towards healing and love. Despite the difficulties encountered, their love proved strong enough to navigate the obstacles encountered. Their love for each other was clear in every word and action expressed.
I loved how their romance developed. Despite their history, they took their time getting reacquainted, and in the process, they made fresh memories while reliving the old ones. Their chemistry was off the charts and their moments of intimacy would have likely set my phone on fire.
The author introduced the reader to the intricate and legal world of treasure hunting. A process, which made me realize that while it may be fun and adventurous, it was not a glamorous career.
The secondary characters brought a lightness to the story, so there were several humorous moments. As usual, I am looking forward to the stories of those characters that have yet to be released.
Searching for Love is a heart-warming and passionate second chance romance, which showed how true love can survive distance and time and that it had the power to heal and conquer all.
“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…
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Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women’s fiction. For avid readers of the Love in Bloom series, you may have met sexy and hilarious Knox Bentley, Graham Braden’s business partner, in Trails of Love, and Aubrey Stewart, one of the badass billionaire founders of the Ladies Who Write (LWW), in Anything for Love.
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Glad to hear you loved this one, especially since you’ve been waiting for these character’s story!
Its great when s story you’ve been waiting for makes the grade. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review and the chance to win a Foster book who I’ve been meaning to try for a while now.
You are welcome, Debbie. Good luck with the giveaway.
I’m a sucker for childhood sweethearts getting a second chance. And, yes, like you, I always had a vision of treasure hunting as a bit glamorous. 🙂
Sophia, you and I are on the same page with childhood sweethearts getting a second chance.
I’ve heard great things about Melissa Foster, but I haven’t picked up one of her books yet.
Wow, this seems like a series that is very enjoyable for readers!
Sizzle and snap, I wants them all!
Sounds like a fab series. Great review.
Sounds like a great series!
I know I would love the series. Great review.
Looks like a great series.
Sounds fab. Thanks for sharing
I’m so happy you loved the development of their romance! Thank you for joining the tour! XOXO
Great review. I love seeing your reviewing a Melissa Foster. I love what I have read from her so far. And second chance plus treasure hunting??!! I am reading this series next!