Friday, May 6, 2016

#ARCBookReview and #Giveaway: River of Love (The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #3) by Melissa Foster


New Release........
Book #3 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor

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.

RIVER OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


ARC Book Review

River of Love by Melissa Foster is the newest installment in The Bradens series and while part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.

I met Sam Braden and Faith Hayes for the first time in Surrender My Love and was instantly intrigued by these characters. Sam is adventure loving, playboy while Faith is serious, shy and a woman who abstains from falling for casanova types like Sam except that her heart flutters and body thrums when he is near.

Sam has felt attracted towards Faith from the first time that he met her in his brother, Cole's office where she works as Physician Assistant. Unable to justify his attraction, he just likes flustering her until one evening when everything changes and he realizes that he wants her in his life. 

This book narrates the heartwarming story of how Sam, a playboy who never commits and loves only short flings, changes when he really commits to the woman he loves. I felt misty eyed several times while reading about Sam's determination to prove himself worthy of Faith's love and change a reputation that he had nurtured since his teens.

Faith, on the other hand, has been wounded and heart by a man before and is not ready to commit her broken heart again. It was fun watching these two butt heads and I just loved how Sam thawed her resolve and found various unexpected and oh so sweet ways to court her.

Melissa's writing style is her usual fluid and expressive self and I enjoyed her portrayal of Peaceful Harbor and loved meeting the Braden family where several new romances are hinted at and I am so eager to get to read them.

I loved Faith's best friend, Vivian who has also faced heartbreak at the hands of the man she loved and is now critical of Sam's devotion and feelings towards her friend, Faith. She is sassy, sometimes blunt but always a devoted friend to Faith. Would love to read her story too and maybe Melissa will give us her story soon.

All in all, River of Love is a sweet, heartfelt and engaging story of love that had me engrossed right till the end. 4.5 out of 5 to it and recommended to all romance lovers above the age of eighteen.



I received and ARC from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.


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Also Available
Healed by Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)
Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Surrender My Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #2)
Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love. .

In SURRENDER MY LOVE... 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?

SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.


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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY !!

Win Healed by Love ebook, (The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)
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