Review – Taken by Love by Melissa Foster

Posted May 21, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 10 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Taken by Love by Melissa FosterTaken by Love (The Bradens at Trusty) by Melissa Foster
Narrator: B. J. Harrison
Series: Love in Bloom #16
Published by Melissa Foster on December 1, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again - but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her - and the man she's never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down - only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

This was really good! This book had the romance, characters that are easy to fall for, and real-life issues that I have come to expect from Melissa Foster’s writing. This book is part of the larger Love in Bloom series but works well on its own. I found this to be a very entertaining and enjoyable read.

Daisy is a new Doctor and her plans were to move to a big practice but that changed when her family needed her close. So she is working at the clinic in her hometown of Trusty, Colorado. Growing up in Trusty was hard for Daisy since she was the object of many hateful rumors. Luke runs a ranch where he breeds horses and has had a better experience in Trusty but there have been a few rumors about him as well. When the pair run into each other, they have an instant connection and I loved the chemistry between them from the start. It was great seeing them try to figure out how to fit into each other’s lives. I thought that their relationship felt very authentic and I was eager to watch them find their happily ever after.

B.J. Harrison does a wonderful job in bringing the books in this series to life. He uses a nice variety of voices for both the male and female characters which adds to the listening experience. I think that he is able to add just the right amount of emotion into his reading. I believe that his narration added to my enjoyment of this story.

I would recommend this book to others. I found this to be a nice romantic read with characters that were easy to care about. I cannot wait to read the next book set in Trusty, Colorado.

I received a copy of this audiobook from the author/publicist.

10 responses to “Review – Taken by Love by Melissa Foster

  1. I’ve been really enjoying more romance and women’s fiction lately and have yet to read anything by Melissa Foster. This sounds like a great read and I love when the characters are easy to connect with and root for.