Thursday, June 26, 2014



NEW RELEASE... THE BRAND NEW BRADEN COUSIN'S Book #7 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 TAKEN BY LOVE is the first of six hot, wealthy, and wickedly naughty Braden cousins, and the newest additions to the BRADEN series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again—but she’s completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her—and the man she’s never forgotten. Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he’s finally ready to settle down—only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he’s never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke’s past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined. A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy’s life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can’t manage a future until he puts his past to rest. THE BRADEN COUSINS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series. **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


I have read a number of romance novels, but never anything by Melissa Foster.  On completing Taken by Love I had to ask myself, ‘What took me so long to discover this author?’ I am now compelled to read more of her work.

Taken by Love is a beautiful and heartwarming story of love, acceptance and forgiveness. It depicts how being able to forgive and letting go of the hurts of the past lead to greater things in our future.

This is an easy read  with characters that  are lovable and easy to relate to.  My favourite is Dr. Honey Davis. She had been through so much as a teenager in the town of Trusty that she was not willing to return after she had completed her medical studies. However, when her dad met with an accident, she returned home all but reluctantly.  It was during this time that she found love with no other than her  high school crush, Luke Braden.   She also was able to move pass the pain of her past and came to the realization that things were not the same as before. Her power to let go of all the pain and hurt equipped her with the ability to achieve her dreams in a town she once hated.

The romance between Luke and Honey  was believable and sweet. They just complement each other so well. They had a history  and I liked how the author built on that in the development of their romance.  

If you enjoy romance, then you need to get yourself a copy of this book. 

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About the Author

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. 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 Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod. Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers.

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  1. Sounds like such a great read, to glad you enjoyed it x

    1. It definitely was. I am grateful for the opportunity to read it.

  2. I'm so honored you gave one of my books a try! I'm happy you enjoyed the characters so much and that you'd recommend it to your followers. Thank you for your wonderful review and I hope to drop by your blog again XOXO