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Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster


Book #9 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #18

After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, this is the third of six books.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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My thoughts are below;

Melissa Foster is an amazing author! I have read so many of her books and she never fails to amazing me!! I am super glad that I was introduced into the Beck Valley Book Tours because this is how I was introduced to her books!

I have my own Knight in Shining Armor, but I think if I didn’t, I would definitely want a Braden to be mine! Rebecca Rivera didn’t want or need that! She is super independent and has been through a lot of ups and downs. Mr. Pierce Braden has quickly become very taken with her, despite the fact that she isn’t the type of relationship material that he normally has! I like that he doesn’t try to swoop in and save Rebecca.

There haven’t been many books of Melissa’s that I’ve read where I haven’t either teared up from sadness or laughter, and this book was absolutely no exception! Rebecca’s story is super sad, I think. She has recently lost her mom, the place where she lived and her job. Like me, she is too stubborn to ask for help! Pierce Braden, with out a doubt, sees past the walls that Rebecca has put up around herself and tries to break through. He does and it is awesome!

There are more books coming from Melissa Foster and I absolutely can not wait!

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult romance, LGBT romance, contemporary women’s fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Some say her romance novels are lovingly erotic, she deems them simply loving and real. 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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Photobucket 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








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  1. It’s good to have real emotion in a book, to connect more with the characters. I think I would need a few tissues with this one and maybe a fan to cool me down lol x

    1. Jessica says:

      I think a fan just might be necessary! Lol! Thanks for the comment.

  2. I feel the same way. BECK is how I was introduced to Melissa’s books too. I’m loving all of them.

    1. Jessica says:

      There honestly hasn’t been one that I haven’t liked so far!! Thanks for your comment!

  3. Meagan says:

    I read a ton of romance novels, but have never read Melissa Foster, thank you for the suggestion. I am also a sucker for series- I never want to let go of good characters. 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      Melissa Foster would be your author to read then, in my opinion! She has a WHOLE series of books about the Braden family!!

  4. Great book review. I dont really read romance novels, so i dont think i am quite your demographic but still a great review and post. I look forward to future posts!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Sounds interesting. I really should read more. I have a hard time finding the time.

    1. Jessica says:

      I have this problem sometimes as well! I have learned to read when we are either in the car, which thankfully I don’t get carsick, or I read for an hour (or more) every night once my kids have gone to bed!

  6. Paula Parker says:

    I like the occasional hot steamy romance books, so thank you for the info on this one! Sounds great.

  7. I love reading and this sounds like a really good read. Thank you for the review/giveaway.

  8. I’m happy I found Beck Valley Books as well and that you’ve become such a loyal reader! Thank you for your amazing review!! XOXO

    1. Jessica says:

      Every time you comment on one of my posts, it makes me grin 😀 Thanks for stopping by!!
      I grew up seeing my mom reading a book all the time, typically those books were written by Danielle Steel or they were similar in genre; so I kind of “inherited” the love of reading from her & would have to say that the hot & steamy books are probably my favorites!

  9. Thanks for the great giveaway and review of this book. I might have to pick this author up and read some of her books. Looks like something that I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the review.

    1. Jessica says:

      I highly recommend Melissa’s books! So many of them are about the Braden’s, so they are wonderful as a series, but I think what I like most is they can be read as a stand alone book also!

  10. Great review! I need to start reading something new. Maybe I will pick up a romance novel of Melissas soon:)

  11. Sounds like another great romance! She is really amazingly prolific writer.

  12. Sounds like the story is full of emotion. I think we are all as strong as we are vulnerable- showing who we truly are takes courage.

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