Stroke of Love
The Remingtons #2
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: March 11, 2014
Source: author for review
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Kate Parello runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn’t felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.
Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what’s missing in his life, not to find a woman.
Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate’s misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way—even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world—and love her to the ends of the earth.
Melissa Foster, you did it again. I should have known better than to start this book at 11:00 pm. I start it and by midnight, I'm like "Sleep? What's that? I can't sleep until I hit 'The End'." Sure enough, I got zero sleep that night and I'm sure I looked lovely in my zombie state the following morning. Eh, who am I kidding? I probably scared a lot of little kids. Sleep is overrated when I have a Melissa Foster masterpiece on my Kindle.
Holy mama, I freaking loved this book. Sage is officially my favorite Foster hero. He's hot, sensitive, and can make you swoon with just one look. And...he's an artist. Hello! The scene where he's drawing on Kate's stomach has to be the most intimate scene between 2 characters. I wanted to push Kate aside and jump Sage. Just sayin'. Kate, on the other hand, was a bit much for me. She is a conundrum. On one hand, she's incredibly caring and strong when fighting for other people. She refuses to take no for an answer when it comes to anything that'll help the small village she's come to love. I loved that part of her personality. On the other hand, she's also very insecure when it came to Sage. She felt the growing attraction between her and Sage, but she wouldn't make the move. It takes a very sweet moment between the two where Sage simply takes her in his arms for her to let down her walls. I totally understood why she kept second guessing herself, but I thought it was a little too much. In my eyes, she wasn't as assertive as previous Foster heroines have been. I seriously want a best friend like Luce. She's sassy and says whatever comes to her mind. I would love to see her again in a future book. Every romance book lovin' character needs her own love. *grin*
Another incredible Melissa Foster book. The romance is always sweet and sexy. The heroes are always guys you want to fall in love with. The heroines are rocking awesome, even Kate was awesome when she was fighting for the villagers. The attraction between Sage and Kate was adorable. I loved watching them slowly fall in love. I loved everything about this book. Definitely swoon-worthy.
"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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Squeee! You found your favorite hunk?!! Sage is definitely worth your praise. I loved writing him and couldn't help but grow attached to him as well. Thank you for taking the time for such an in depth review and I'm so sorry you lost sleep reading XOXOReplyDelete