Oh Man! Foster fulfilled all of my expectations and more in this her latest novel featuring the Braden family. Then Came Love, delivered an emotional tale about not settling for less than one deserves.
Title: Then Came Love
Blazing heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and an abundance of swoon-worthy moments make this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster unputdownable. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and guaranteed to leave you breathlessly in love with the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens. 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.
Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #9
Also in this series: Anything for Love , Trails of Love , Wild, Crazy Hearts , Searching for Love , Sweet, Sexy Heart
Published by World Literary Press on May 18, 2022
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Beck Valley Book Tours
What happens when you find your soul mate but she belongs to someone else?Months ago, famed wedding-gown designer Jax Braden met the woman of his dreams when a bride-to-be came in for a consultation. He’s tried to move on, but there is no forgetting beautiful, smart, and refreshingly real Jordan Lawler, or the loneliness she cleverly tries to hide. When Jordan hires him to design her wedding gown, Jax knows he’s in trouble, but he cannot walk away. As business meetings turn to late-night confessions, their connection deepens, igniting passion too strong to deny. They’re drawn into an inescapable and forbidden love. Loyalties are tested and hearts are frayed, but neither will cross that invisible line in the sand. Come along for the sexy, emotional ride as Jax and Jordan face their toughest competitors yet—their hearts.
**LOVE IN BLOOM novels feature alpha male heroes and smart, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy sexy contemporary romance and women's fiction.
THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls)Embracing Her HeartAnything For LoveTrails of LoveWild Crazy HeartsMaking You MineSearching for LoveHot for LoveSweet Sexy HeartOur Wicked HeartsClaiming Her HeartRocked by Love
Blazing heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and an abundance of swoon-worthy moments make this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster unputdownable. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and guaranteed to leave you breathlessly in love with the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens.
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.
Eight months ago, renowned wedding gown designer Jaxon Braden met his soul mate. However, there was a major problem: she was to marry someone else. He knew he should get her out of his thoughts, but that was easier said than done. The beautiful Jordan Lawler had somehow wormed her way into his heart. The situation took a major turn when she hired him to design her wedding gown. The right thing to do was to let his sister do the job, but he couldn’t walk away. Soon they would find themselves in a position where feelings would intensify and passion ignites.
I had some reservations about Jaxon and Jordan’s story because of Jordan’s engaged status at the beginning. But my worries were for naught. Foster did a bang-up job with their story. Have no fear, no cheating occurred between the protagonists. A line in the sand was drawn and never once did they cross it, despite their growing feelings for each other.
Be still my beating heart. All of Foster’s heroes hold a special place in my heart. Now Jaxon is on that list. So far, he is my favourite Braden hero. The perfect embodiment of the following adjectives: caring, supportive, passionate, protective and affectionate. He showed how a woman should be treated by a man who truly loves her. He demonstrated these traits even after he was relegated to the friend zone. Flirtations occurred, but he never crossed the line.
Foster’s heroines are relatable, and Jordan was no exception. Her experiences led to her current insecurities. Insecurities, which led to her settling with her fiancée’s unacceptable behaviour. Jaxon showed her she deserved so much more. It took her a while to recognise this fact, but when she did, she took a major step, which showcased her courage. A step which would change her life in the best way imaginable. By now you may wonder about Jordan’s finance. I certainly wouldn’t wish him on my enemy. What she saw in him, I cannot tell.
I enjoyed the slow burn, swoon worthy romance which developed between our couple. Their relationship, which grew from friends to lovers was chock-full of emotions. it will make you laugh and cry, while you root for this awesome couple. The side story involving Jordan’s family will break your heart, then slowly bring you to a place of healing.
Then Came Love delivered a well-written romance. It gives you hope and demonstrates that one should never settle for less than they deserve.
“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…
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.
MAKING YOU MINE
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.
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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