Wednesday, 20 April 2016

River of Love - Melissa Foster - Review Tour

The Bradens- Peaceful Harbor, MD #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing on April 20th, 2016
World Literary Press 

Fall in love with Sam Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love.

River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He’s fast, focused, and determined—and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.

Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She’s also put what she’s learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss’s sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn’t want, and she’s determined to resist him.

Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn’t have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it’s Faith who’s left with something to prove.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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River of Love is the thirty fourth book in the "Love In Bloom" series, fifteenth book in "The Braden's" Series and the third book in "The Braden's at Peaceful Harbor" by Melissa Foster.  As with any of Melissa's books this can be read as a standalone but trust me once you start this series you will be hooked.  I have been a fan of Melissa's since I read "Sister's in Love" the first of the "Love In Bloom" books and fell in love with Braden family when I read Treat and Max's story in "Lover's at Heart".  Be prepared to become addicted to the stories of this amazing, caring and loving family!  With each book, I think I have found my favorite, they just keep getting better.  

Sam is the proprietor of a rafting and adventure company with a well earned reputation of a fun loving ladies man with a bit of a commitment phobia. Sam is drawn to Faith from their very first meeting. Once he realizes that collecting notches to his bed post is loosing its appeal he begins to pursue Faith.  Sam is an enigma, a smooth talker with a reputation as a womanizing playboy, but also romantic, thoughtful, sweet and a generally nice person. When Sam decides he wants to get to know Faith and spend time with her he is full of determination and his actions show he is more than willing to work for Faiths attention and prove himself worthy of her love and trust.  He wants Faith to get to know the real Sam, rather than the womanizing persona that he has perpetuated since he was a teen.

"There were no two ways about it, Sam loved women and everyone around him knew it.  he loved the way they smelled, the feel of their soft bodies against his hard muscles, their delicate features, the sounds they made in the throes of passion.   But his mind refused to play the any woman game these days.   It was drenched in thoughts of Faith, and he wanted to experience all those things about her firsthand." 

Faith is serious, reserved, classy, honest and smart.  She dates boring men who are nice, reliable, smart, honest and the absolute antithesis of Sam who has women eating from the palm of his hand.  Faith has been hurt in the past, by a cheating boyfriend and as a result formed an online support forum 'WAC' Women Against Cheaters. Even though Faith is attracted to Sam she doesn't want to risk her heart.  Their undeniable chemistry builds and sparks fly with Sam working to thaw Faith's resolve to not get involved. 

Faith's best friend, Vivian is such a fun character, she has also been hurt by a cheating ex and encourages Faith to keep away from Sam. She is bold and tends to say what she thinks, which creates a humorous and engaging banter between Faith and Vivian.  I hope we get to read how she finds her happy ever after. 

As this was my first book in the "Braden's of Peacful Harbor" I loved reading about the six siblings  that make up the Braden family, they share a special bond and closeness.  I can't wait to read more of their stories. 

"Everything in their family was sacred.  They protected one another and those they loved as if their lives depended on it." 

I loved "River Of Love" its a lovely contemporary romance, the character are realistic and so enjoyable to read, I couldn't put this book down and read it in one sitting.  Those who have read previous books in the series will recognize the mention of members of both the Trusty and Colorado Bradens.

Thank you to Tasty Book Tours and Melissa Foster for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful ARC.

Five of Melissa's ebooks from the "Love In Bloom" series can be be downloaded for free, including two Braden's books.  The links for various retailers can be found on Melissa's webpage