I received this book for free from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bursting with Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens) by Melissa Foster
Narrator: B. J. Harrison
Series: Love in Bloom #8
Published by Melissa Foster on March 31, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes
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After having her heart broken by a country music star, Savannah Braden has sworn off men. She takes a break from her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for a weekend at a survivor camp to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. But when she meets the handsome guide, Jack Remington, she's drawn to everything about him--from his powerful physique to his brooding stare--despite the big chip on his shoulder. Powerless to ignore the heated glances and mounting sexual tension, Savannah begins to reassess her hasty decision.
After losing his wife in a tragic accident, Jack Remington found solace in the Colorado Mountains. This solitary existence allows him to wallow in his guilt and punish himself for having made a decision that he believes cost his wife her life. He never expected to want to return to the life he once knew--but then again, he never expected to meet gorgeous, stubborn, and competitive Savannah Braden.
One passionate kiss is all it takes to crack the walls the two have built to protect themselves, and allow love to slip in. While Jack fights his way through his guilt, and struggles to get back into the lives of those he left behind, Savannah is there to help him heal, and together they nurture hope that they've finally found their forever loves.
Another well-done romance from Melissa Foster! I have been slowly working my way through the Love in Bloom series and I was excited to read Savannah’s story. This book was exactly what I have come to expect from this author with a straightforward romance with enough heat to keep things very interesting. This book can definitely be read as a stand-alone but a lot of the characters featured in the earlier books play a pretty big role so reading the series in order would be ideal.
Savannah is the only daughter in the large Braden family. She seems to keep picking the wrong men so she has sworn them off for now and is escaping to a survivor wilderness retreat. Jack runs the survivor camp and notices Savannah right away. Jack has been lost for the past two years since his wife died and has a lot of work to do for himself in order to move on. Savannah may just be what he needs to come alive once again.
Savannah and Jack had a lot of chemistry. They fell for each other pretty quickly but it seemed to work in this story. There were a few things in the story that were kind of unbelievable but I just went with it since it is a fictional story. I did like how they talked about the things that they had been through and were able to support each other as they worked through their issues.
B.J. Harrison continues to do a great job in narrating this series. I decided to speed the narration up to 1.25 x speed which worked perfectly for me. I thought that he did a great job with the various character voices and I liked that he was able to add a lot of emotion to the narration. I wouldn’t hesitate to listen to more of this narrator’s work in the future.
I would recommend this book to others. I think that this was an enjoyable read with just enough heat. I can’t wait to read more of this series!
I received a copy of this audiobook from the author/publicist.
This author is on my wish list Carole, thanks for sharing your great review I love how you summed it up too, “An enjoyable read with just enough heat” I love those 🙂
I have not read this one as yet. Looking forward to it. Great review.
I’m slowly working my way up to 2x narration for my audiobooks!
I’m happy you’ve been enjoying this series.
I’ve got several from this series and plan to start, but I’m always glad to see your thoughts on them to help get me more excited to pick them up.
This sounds like a book and a series I would enjoy. I see Foster’s books all the time but her backlist is pretty intimidating!
I need to ty Foster, I do have some of her books 😀
I’m with you, Carole. So what if it’s not realistic. It’s ok since it’s fiction.
I haven’t read anything by this author but she’s been on my TBR for ages. I love the outdoorsy setting and I can’t remember the last time I read a contemporary.