Review Tour: Searching For Love by Melissa Foster

Posted on August 3, 2020 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 18 Comments


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.

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“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” – NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​

“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 
“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!”– New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner

More Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls 
Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]
Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross. 

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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Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]
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. 
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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.

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.

Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]
Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He’d distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can’t close, the precious jewel even his billions can’t buy. Now that he’s back in the States, he’s determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.

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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HOT FOR LOVE – Releasing February 17th 2021
Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]
Trixie Jericho is on a mission to start her own miniature horse business. She’s sick of being told her idea is cute and wants nothing more than to be taken seriously. When rancher and sought-after freestyle horse trainer Nick Braden offers an opportunity she can’t refuse, Trixie jumps on it. The problem is, she also wants to jump on him, but the bullheaded, big-muscled, motorcycle-riding cowboy doesn’t mix business with pleasure. Little does he know, Trixie has never backed down from a challenge, especially one she wants more than her next breath. Saddle up, big boy, because this boot-stompin’, risk-taking, Daisy Duke-wearing cowgirl isn’t afraid to play dirty.

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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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18 responses to “Review Tour: Searching For Love by Melissa Foster

  1. Debbie Haupt

    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.

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. Bewitched Reader

    I’ve heard great things about Melissa Foster, but I haven’t picked up one of her books yet.

  4. Melissa Foster

    I’m so happy you loved the development of their romance! Thank you for joining the tour! XOXO

  5. 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!