Friday, April 22, 2016

review || RIVER OF LOVE { blog tour } by Melissa Foster

World Literary Press | April 20, 2016 | Contemporary Romance
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, book 3


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.

{ 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 } .

While I can't say this was my favorite Melissa Foster title, I still enjoyed the characters.

First we have the ever gorgeous Sam Braden, of the infamous Bradens. His work-a-holic brother, Cole, and brother who wanted the friend's sister, Nate, were such fun Bradens to read about, so I knew I would at least enjoy Mr. Sam Braden. Sam's determination to win Faith over -- for nothing other than to prove he's a good guy and that good guys do exist -- was such a huge plus for him. Sure, he had a reputation to work around, but...

Faith... She was probably the part of the story that dragged me down. Here, we have a woman scourned and what does she do to feel better about it? She starts herself an organization.She becomes so fixated on men who cheat, that I was constantly question if she were ever going to take the leap, open up her heart, and trust that sometimes what you see truly is what you get -- even if what you see seems to be a man entirely too good.

This Braden family continues to prove what a great mix of 'kids' they are. Next is Shannon, and the simple words " and mouse chase" has me super pumped for that book! I do love me a cat and mouse chase.

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  1. Lovely review. Thank you for hosting RIVER OF LOVE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. I'm glad you're looking forward to the chase! There's so many more Braden stories to look forward to! Thank you for an awesome review--have a wonderful weekend! XOXO