Thursday, January 9, 2014

Destined for Love (The Bradens #2) by Melissa Foster - Book Tour!

"I'm not softening a girl's heart. I'm wooing the woman I want to share my life with." - Rex Braden

Destined for Love
The Bradens #2
Author: Melissa Foster
Published: November 2013
Publisher: World Literary Press
Source: publisher for review (via Tasty Book Tours)

Purchase Links: Amazon - Barnes & Noble

Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.

After ditching a horrific relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life.

Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny—and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.


Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She is an amazingly talented writer and I am loving her Bradens series. I adored the first book in this series and was so excited to read Destined for Love. It was everything I wanted and more.

Destined for Love is the story of Rex Braden and Jade Johnson. Although we met Rex in the first book, we really get to know him in this one. For as long as he can remember, he's been attracted to Jade Johnson. He's watched her from afar when they were teenagers and now that she's back in town, he can't seem to keep his eyes (and hands) off her. There is one problem... Their fathers hate each other. Knowing this, the pair reluctantly hide their relationship from their fathers. They want nothing more to be happy and in love with no family barriers between them. When they have had enough hiding, it takes a lot of patience, a bucketful of water under the bride, and a sly horse name Hope for Rex and Jade to have a future together. 

I loved Destined for Love. Melissa Foster creates characters that are so easy to love. They are always strong characters that hold belief in family, fate, and, most importantly, love. These are honest characters and it kills Rex and Jade to lie to their fathers. They are both torn between the love they feel towards each other and the love of their family. Rex and Jade are destined to be together. They have loved each for years and it took a very smart horse to finally push them together. I can't say enough good things about Destined for Love and Melissa Foster. I am so looking forward to continuing with the series and reading Friendship on Fire. 


"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This  is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked."  International bestseller, M.J. Rose 

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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  1. Yay!! So happy to hear you loved Rex and Jade's story. It definitely seems to be a fan favorite - I think it has something to do with a certain sexy cowboy ;)
    Thank you for your awesome review and the author love XOXO

    1. You're very welcome, Melissa! I loved Rex. Nothing sexier than a guy who is so loyal to both his family and the love of his life. Talk about swoon worthy! When will we get to meet the youngest Braden Boys?

  2. You're welcome! Thank you for allowing me to host. :)