Posted April 9, 2021 by Carole in Audiobook, Book Reviews / 7 Comments
Sea of Love by Melissa Foster
Narrated by B.J. Harrison
Series: The Bradens #4; Love in Bloom #7
Publisher: Melissa Foster
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
Date Read: April 5, 2021
Length: 10 hours 10 minutes
Lacy Snow wasn’t looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three, darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living – and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.
As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores – and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.
Fifteen months – and hundreds of flirty emails, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats – later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy’s phobia meets Dane’s past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.
I liked this one. This wasn’t my favorite book by this author but it was an entertaining listen all the same. This book features Dane, one of the Braden siblings, and Lacy, one of the three Snow sisters. I was looking forward to watching them come together in this book. This story is a stand-alone but fans of the series will enjoy checking in with characters from previous stories.
I am learning that I can be quite the mood reader, especially lately. After a couple of hours of listening to this book, I set it aside to listen to a murder mystery since I just didn’t seem to be feeling this one. I came back to it a few days later and it worked much better for me. I tend to think of these romances as sweeter stories, even though there is a fair amount of heat. I like this kind of story but I have to be in the mood for it.
Dane and Lacy have been talking to each other on the phone and online for the past 15 months. They are more than ready to be together when they finally get the chance to see each other again. There is one big obstacle to any possible relationship. Dan spends his days researching sharks while Lacy is terrified of sharks after surviving an attack as a child. I have to say that this obstacle didn’t make a lot of sense to me. I have been married for over 20 years and have never felt the need to go with my husband to work. I just felt like he could go work with sharks while she goes to her job and the problem would disappear. I just kind of decided to go with it anyway. I did like Dane and Lacy. They had fantastic chemistry with each other and they were both incredibly kind. They both wanted to figure out how to make things work with each other deep down. It was fun watching their relationship grow over the course of the story.
B.J. Harrison once again did a great job with the narration of this story. He does a great job with both the male and female voices and he always speaks very clearly. He has a very pleasant voice and I think that he adds a lot of emotion to the story which added to my overall enjoyment.
I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. I found this to be a nice easy listen and look forward to reading more of this author’s work in the future.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the author/publicist.
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, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.
I need to pick up this one. Great review.
I have been reading some nice reviews about this author lately. I'll definitely need to check her out. I'm glad this one worked for you in the end. 😉
I have this one on audio as well and I've been struggling to get into it. I think, like you, I need to set it aside and pick it back up when I'm in the mood for romance. I'm glad you enjoyed this one when you picked it back up! Great review!
I still haven't read this author. Someday. I'm glad to know you liked it.
Anne – Books of My Heart
I have not read anything by Foster, but she certainly has a large catalog. It's good to set books aside when they aren't working with your mood. You definitely end up enjoying the books more when it's the right book at the right time
I've definitely found I'm a bit more of a mood reader lately and this sounds like a good one. I haven't read really any romance lately but I've been wanting to read Melissa Foster for ages.
I'm typically a fan of online romance connection in books, but what I don't like is the time it takes for the characters to physically meet up. I hope that's not the case here.