Thursday, 9 January 2014

Review - Destined for Love - Melissa Foster


Think I'd like to emigrate to the States and live on a ranch!

Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.

After ditching a horrific relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life.

Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny—and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.

I'd not read anything by Melissa before and as this book was the second in the Love in Bloom series I decided to read the first book before this one. This is not necessary although I would recommend it because it is so good. 

Destined for Love follows the story of cowboy Rex who was a fabulous hero and Jade who was a feisty woman looking for love with a man she'd known all her life. I loved the way that Melissa created a family with amazing values, bonds and loyalties. There were some steamy sex scenes which fitted into the story really well and the characters came to life well through Melissa's writing. 

Rex seems a little too good to be true! Gorgeous and sexy but romantic and thoughtful and who will sacrifice everything so he can be with the woman he loves.  Qualities that I would think that most women look for in a man! 

This book certainly made me want to emigrate to the US and live on a ranch with this fabulous family, become friends with the characters and ride a horse into the sunset. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read and I'm really looking forward to reading more about this wonderful family. 

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This book is just one in a series of 9 books. More information about this series can be found here

Sisters in Love is free on Amazon US from now throughout January 2014.  

About the Author

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 MagazineThe Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Café. 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 annual 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 The Women's NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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The giveaway  on this tour is 3 ecopies of Lovers at Heart.


Melissa Foster said...

I love how attached you are to The Bradens and their ranch. I bet they'd welcome you in with open arms ;)
Thank you for your awesome review! XOXO

Shaz Goodwin said...

So glad you enjoyed Destined for Love Kim.

Thank you for taking part in Melissa's tour.