Slope of Love
The Remingtons #4
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: April 21, 2014
Source: author for review
Purchase Links: Amazon - B & N - iTunes - Kobo
Olympic gold medalist skiers Jayla Stone and Rush Remington have been best friends for years. They’ve seen each other at their best and worst and have kept each other’s secrets without fail. Only there’s one secret Rush has kept close to his chest. After months of introspection, Rush realizes he’s been filling his bed but not tending to his heart. He’s changed his womanizing ways, and the only woman who can fill his heart has been right by his side all this time.
Years of intimate conversations and the sharing of hopes and dreams collide when Rush reveals his secret, and one toe-curling kiss changes everything between Rush and Jayla. They’re no match for the passion that kiss ignites, or the pull of true love. But being Rush’s best friend means knowing all about his revolving bedroom door—and Jayla has a secret of her own that could jeopardize her career andher relationship with Rush. Even their love may not be enough to overcome Rush’s past or secure Jayla’s future.
You should have my reaction when Slope of Love appeared on my Kindle. I may or may not have done a happy dance in front of my bedroom window. Why? Two reasons... First reason - it is Melissa Foster. Not like you haven't heard me rave about her before. Melissa, I swear I'm not going to stalk you. Second reason - friends to lovers! My favorite romance trope. There is nothing better than two friends realizing that they have feelings for each other. The first time they have sex is always hot and a little awkward. I loved the built-in chemistry and romance the characters have at the beginning of the book. Add any trips down memory lane and I'm on cloud 9. What I thought set Slope of Love apart from most other friends to lovers books is the amount of thought and feelings that went into Rush and Jayla's minds before they decided to take things to the next level. It was not a decision they jumped into lightly. First they share a kiss that has so much passion that they can't deny their feelings anymore. From there, things just got hotter and hotter between them. What I also loved about Rush and Jayla as a couple was the mixed feelings they had after their first time together. Rush is confused and really doesn't know how to be a boyfriend. He's constantly torn between acting as he did as a friend and what he should do as a boyfriend. He knows one thing for sure, he's not letting Jayla go without a fight. Jayla, on the other hand, becomes more reserved and shy with her body after they have sex. She's going through a difficult time in her career and that really plays into her actions towards Rush. I loved watching them move from friends secretly in love with each other to their first time to them confessing their love and wanting to be together. Such an adorable love story.
I can't finish this review without mentioning my favorite scene... The last scene was sizzlin' HOT!
"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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