Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review of Dreaming of Love (The Bradens #11) by Melissa Foster

"Let's see what tomorrow brings." - Dae Bray

Dreaming of Love
Series: The Bradens #11 (Love in Bloom # 19)
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: January 20th, 2015
Source: author for review

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Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

As I continue to read more of Melissa Foster's books, it can get a little difficult to review them because, let's face it, I have loved each and every one of her books. So, instead of doing a normal review, I'm going to pick a word that I feel best describes the book and use that word to discuss/describe my feelings. The word I picked for Melissa's Dreaming of Love is magical. First off, there is the Tuscan countryside. Just imagining the beautiful colors, gorgeous landmarks, and the breathtaking stories and folklore that add to the romance blossoming between Emily and Dae. As much as I loved Emily and Dae together, I had originally wanted Emily to be with someone else. When I first heard that Dae Bray was going to be her hero, I was a bit sad, but it took me maybe five chapters to come to the conclusion that Dae was the perfect hero for her. As cliche as it sounds, they complete each other. I love that Dae makes Emily stop and look at the beautiful things in life. It goes both ways as Emily teaches Dae that some things are meant to be saved and cherished. To meet each other in a little Italian Inn in Tuscany, the most magical aspect of Dreaming of Love is the fact that it was truly fate that brought Emily and Dae together. Just perfect...

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! I'm wearing the biggest smile ever after reading your review! Thank you for reading and reviewing another book--you're such a loyal reader. I'm so lucky XO