READ AND REVIEW
RIVER OF LOVE (LOVE IN BLOOM: THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR # 3) BY MELISSA FOSTER
Release Date: April 20, 2016
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+**
REVIEW: RIVER OF LOVE (LOVE IN BLOOM: THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR # 3) BY MELISSA FOSTER
River of Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens): Sam Braden by Melissa Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Erecting the mask was the easy part, keeping it in place is proving to be a difficult process. I received an ARC of River of Love in exchange for an honest review. Sam and Faith aren't all that different. Good at hiding personal pain by keeping others at a distance. Sam wallows in a variety of short relationships that resort in a revolving door of women. Faith turns her feelings inward and exudes a shy, unyielding personality.
Nobody does irony like Ms. Foster. Faith and Sam shouldn't have a connection. But they do. My guess is because they sense the wounded animal and turbulent emotions each is trying to hide. As they get to know more about each other, the walls start to come down and the healing begins. What starts out as a slow building friendship may have a chance at becoming more. River of Love has the makings of a Lifetime movie with the emotional upheaval of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series. By now, Melissa Foster cannot surprise me. Her stories keep getting better and her characters are rapidly maturing with every novel.
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