Title: Trails of Love
Series: (The Bradens and Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) Book 3)
Publisher: World Literary Press
Released: January 9, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Reading Challenges: 2019 New Release
Whenever I pick up a novel written by Melissa Foster, I can expect to get a story filled, with friendship, family and a sweet and steamy romance.
Trails of Love provided it all. However, it was missing the IT factor I normally expect to get from her stories. It was not a bad story, but it did not wow me the way I hoped it would.
We visit Oak Falls once again this time for a festival and the wedding of Morgyn’s sister. In this installment, we get the opportunity to witness Morgyn getting her chance to experience true love.
Morgyn is what you would call a free spirit. She does things on her own terms. Planner and organized are not words you would use to describe this young woman. She is laid back, artistic and hates being tied down. She has a heart of gold therefore making it easy for persons to be drawn to her.
Graham is the complete opposite. As an engineer and investor, he assess risks, plans and develop a strategy before arriving at a decision. However, he would learn that with matters of the heart assessing, planning and strategizing served no purpose.
These two had a whirlwind romance. They met at a festival, they had an instant connection and since they were inseparable. I do not know what it was about these two, but I could not feel their chemistry. The story said it was there, but I did not connect with it. Compared to the couples in Ms. Foster’s other stories they felt flat. I think it had to do with they fell in love, and were making major decisions about their lives together within two weeks of meeting each other. In addition based on their conversations their relationship appeared as if sex was the glue that held it together. If they are not having sex, they are talking about it.
I loved the family setting, and enjoyed how each welcomed both Morgyn and Graham into their fold. I loved their openness with each other. Drama and an angst free story line mixed with sweetness made for an easy read. What I found a little weird though was the ease they talked about sex in front of their parents especially considering the fact they barely knew each other after spending two weeks together. Personally, I would be uncomfortable with such a scenario, but that is just me. I know there are other readers who would have no problem with this.
Despite Morgyn and Graham not being my favourite couple, I still enjoyed Trails of Love and would recommend it to fans of contemporary romance. Ffans Ms. Foster's work will enjoy this addition to the Bradens and Montgomery series. I cannot wait to read Brindle’s story.
Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens and the rest of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. In TRAILS OF LOVE... When Graham Braden travels to Oak Falls, Virginia to attend the wedding of his buddy Reed Cross to Grace Montgomery, he sticks around to help with renovations to Reed's new theater. The last thing he expects is to be asked to assess and possibly invest in Grace's sister Morgyn's business endeavor. Graham is a careful, keen businessman, and Morgyn is impulsive, disorganized, and more interested in the energy flow in her eclectic retail shop than in the accuracy of her records. While Graham isn't ready to open his pockets to the sassy, sexy business owner, he may be ready to open his heart. The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa's Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance. **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" - NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely
"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" - New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" - New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner
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Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.
Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.
Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again—and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…
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ANYTHING FOR LOVE
After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family's Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue-even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can't live up to the fictional heroes she creates-until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn and, for the first time in forever, she's intrigued by a real man.
Beau lost his first love years ago, and he's never let go of his guilt over her death. As he nears the anniversary of his loss, he is on the cusp of becoming the star of a home-renovation reality show. Escaping the painful memories of his past to work at the defunct old inn is just the promise of solitude he needs to clear his head before diving in to the all-too-public career. But he didn't count on being attracted to the whimsical, adorably sexy innkeeper.
Neither Charlotte nor Beau is looking for an attachment or a fling. But the more they learn about each other, the closer they become. Romantic evenings lead to intimate conversations, and neither can deny their deep connection or the passion it sparks. They've never fully healed on their own, but together maybe anything is possible.
The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa's Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.
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WILD, CRAZY HEARTS - Releasing June 12th, 2019
Brindle Montgomery and Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they’re both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace’s wild, crazy heart into a frenzy—and Brindle is left wondering if she’s made the biggest mistake of her life.
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About the author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times
& USA Today
bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole
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