Monday, February 16, 2015

BOOK TOUR - Dreaming of Love

Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Thanks,  Beck Valley Books for the privilege of getting to know Melissa Foster through her fantastic writing.  Every time I take up one of her books I know I am in for a great romantic adventure.  Dreaming of Love was no exception.  This story reminded me why she is one of my favourite romance authors.

Dreaming of Love, book #19 in the Love in Bloom series tells the story of Emily Braden, the youngest member of the Braden family. She is a successful business woman, but felt that there was something missing from her life.  Over the years she has watched her brothers find their soul mates.  She is happy for them, but she wishes that she too would one day find such happiness. 
Her chance of finding this missing piece of her life came when on vacation in Tuscany she met Dae Bray. The attraction between them was instantaneous and electrifying.  Dae was not sure what to make of his instant attraction to Emily but the one thing he knew is that he never felt this way about any other woman before.

They grew close in a very short time. (I believe that the romantic setting in Tuscany contributed to the whirlwind romance).  Although the romantic element of the story moved quickly I found it to be credible.   However, the road to true love is not without its obstacles.  They are both successful in their respective careers, however, their beliefs when it came to the way buildings are to be treated were different. Emily  is an architect and believes in the preservation of buildings and Dae is a demolitionist.   When she discovered that he was in Tuscany to destroy a building that meant a lot to the local women she had a hard time dealing with it.

She is torn between her fundamental beliefs and her feelings for Dae.  Love means meeting your partner half way and finding a common ground.  It’s clear she does not view it that way. Will she allow such a simple matter to destroy the very thing she has spent her whole life searching for?
Initially Dae came off as a bit overbearing, but as the story progresses it is clear that he is a sweet and caring guy.  He is the type of man that most women would find appealing. It was easy to fall in love with him.  He, unlike Emily was willing to look past their differences. 

Overall, I enjoyed this story and I am eager to see what next Melissa Foster has in store for her fans. 

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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.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 

Books 7 - 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 - 20

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your review today xx

  2. How can you not fall in love in such a beautiful place? LOL
    Thank you for reading and for your fabulous review. I'm so happy you enjoyed it and look forward to your thoughts on the next Love in Bloom novel! XOXO

    1. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Thanks for the awesome stories.