Thursday, September 25, 2014

Review of ROMANCING MY LOVE (The Bradens #9) by Melissa Foster

"I like you, Rebecca. You're a no-bullshit woman." - Pierce Braden

Romancing My Love
Series: The Bradens # 9
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: September 15th, 2014
Source: author for review

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After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

For me, starting a new Melissa Foster book is like going home for a family visit and meeting new friends. Not only do we get to catch up with previous characters, we also get to meet new ones. In Romancing My Love, readers meet Rebecca Rivera for the first time. Rebecca is one of the strongest heroines that Melissa has given us, both emotionally and psychically. Rebecca has had to put her life on hold to be her mother's caretaker and now that she has passed away, Rebecca is sort of lost. She just quit her lousy job and has to live in her car. Things begin to look up for her, though. She lands a job she's good at with people she likes and just happens to meet Pierce Braden. Pierce is such a sweetheart. He's a Braden male through and through. He immediately wants to take care of Rebecca as they both start to fall in love. I loved this book. As always, we get an adorably cute (and sometimes sexy) romance between two lovable characters. What I loved the most about Romancing My Love was how broken Rebecca was and the emotional change she had to endure during the book. She's had to open herself up to the possibility of love and to allow herself to be taken care of for the first time in many years. She's so used to taking care of others that she puts a wall around her heart the moment she thought Pierce pitied her, when in reality, he thought she was incredibly strong. I truly loved that about both Pierce and Rebecca. They awoken love and happiness within each other. I loved every moment of this book and for Emily's sake, I hope her book is coming up soon.

"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 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you appreciated both of these strong characters and how their love bloomed. Thank you for your review and for continuing to read the series. You rock!! XOXO