Friday, January 15, 2016

review || SURRENDER MY LOVE { blog tour } by Melissa Foster

World Literary Press | January 13, 2016 | Contemporary Romance
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, book 2


Annalise “Leesa” Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush—and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.

From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He’s a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there’s a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart—and a painful past—but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.

A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs—and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?

{ about melissa foster } .

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.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

{ review } .

I've said it once, I've said it twice, I've probably said it in every Melissa Foster review I've written -- she's done it again. Her stories are always enjoyable and her style is one that I've come to know and respect as sweet contemporary. Not so sweet in the sense that it's all candy and roses, but a true-type love story.

In this latest LOVE IN BLOOM spin-off story, we have Dr. Cole Braden and Leesa (with two 'e's) Avalon. Leesa was a teacher and after a disastrous year with accusations, she's now found herself in Peaceful Harbor helping out her 'broken' friend (broken in the sense she has a bone on the mend). Leesa met Cole at the coffee shop, and a few hours later learned he was her friend's doctor. These two... Their conversations were extremely fun from the get-go. They had sweet banter and the flirting just fell off the page, even when he was supposed to be professional with her friend, he couldn't help but flirt with Leesa. So right away, I found this couple to be cute.

I rather enjoyed watching work-aholic Cole Braden find time in his life to put aside the charts he scoured over, to spend time with Leesa, especially when his caring, protective instincts took hold.

Whenever Melissa comes across my radar, I know the book is going to be a good one. I can't wait to see what she puts out next.

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  1. Great review! Thank you for hosting SURRENDER MY LOVE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. I have a busy schedule for 2016, so you don't have to wait long ;-)
    I'm never tired reading your thoughts about the Love in Bloom series. I feel so lucky to have you as a reader--you rock!! Thank you XOXO