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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Book Review - Destined for Love by Melissa Foster Book #2 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #5

Book Review
Destined for Love
by Melissa Foster

Book Description
You met Rex Braden in Lovers at Heart, Book One of the The Bradens (Love in Bloom Series). Jade Johnson is about to turn his comfortable rancher's life upside down. Don't miss this powerful love story.

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.

DESTINED FOR LOVE is part of the 9 book Love in Bloom series.  
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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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. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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Our Book Review
I was introduced to Rex Braden in the previous book Lovers at Heart, Rex has helped his dad working on the family ranch since leaving school, he's loyal, honorable, strong, a family guy and obviously rather handsome. The problem is that the girl he is in love with, Jade, the very girl he has loved since school, is a 'Johnson' and is strictly off limits. The Johnson's and the Braden's are the centre of one massive family feud after both fathers fell out over a land dispute years ago, the very mention of each others name is prohibited. What makes matters even worse is that Jade is just as much in love with Rex as he is with her, but neither want to break their families hearts and cause more distress than there already is.  Jade and Rex have years of pent up affection, lust and love for each other, will love win out or will their family loyalty win?

I enjoyed the whole horsey theme to this story, especially the close bond and affection all the Bradens have for their mothers horse Hope, their father had bought their mother the horse when she became ill before she passed away.  Loosing their mother affected each of the Braden family deeply in different ways and there is such a connection to Hope.

The second half of the book strongly grabbed me and I read it in one day, I just couldn't put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen next, it was intense and emotional! The author easily pulls you into the story feeling that your part of it as it unfolds.

The story is not only hot and steamy but it's also heartwarming, emotional, and reinforces just how much family really matters.

Our Rating

Sharon x

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  1. I just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it!

  2. I wish I had more time to read, these days I am too busy or only reading uni books.
    Doesn't sound like my type of books but seems like a good read.

  3. This looks like a really great book! Can't wait to check it out!

  4. I read this book and absolutely loved it. All of Melissa Foster's books are fast reads--I know I read most of them in one sitting. I just could not put them down!

  5. Thank you so much for reviewing Destined for Love! And for each of you who have read it, too. xox

  6. This sounds like a really good book. I can't wait to finish uni in a few weeks and start reading again. All I seem to read these days are academic books!


  7. Oh, I want to read this one! Sounds great!

  8. Another love story by Melissa Foster! Here's another great one I need to read!

  9. Sounds like a book I need to read. My to read list is growing!


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