Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: Whisper of Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #5) by Melissa Foster

"My sweet, sweet angel, you unleashed years of pent-up sexuality. I have a feeling you might need to tame me." - Nash Morgan

Whisper of Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #5
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: February 22, 2017
Source: Author for Review

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Tempest Braden adores her family and her small hometown, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be confining. At almost thirty, having watched most of her siblings find true love, she’s anxious to experience her own happily ever after, and the move to Pleasant Hill, Maryland, is just the change she needs. When she rents a room from ruggedly handsome, and closed-off, artist Nash Morgan and his adorable son, Phillip, she thinks she’s found a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of town, where she can concentrate on building her business. That is, if she can ignore the undeniable heat between her and the sinfully hot single father.

When Nash bought his farmette, he had one goal in mind—to provide a loving, stable home for his son. He never imagined he’d be raising Phillip alone, or renting out a room to keep their heads above water. Then again, he never imagined losing his brother, or spending two years sailing around the world with parents who seemed to forget one son was still alive.

Sparks fly from the moment Tempest moves in, and her positive energy and inquisitive nature brings new life into Nash and Phillip’s quiet, confined world. For the first time in years, Nash wants to let a woman into his world, but while his loss made him stronger, that strength came at a price, leaving him walled off and wary of opening his heart again.


A theme that commonly runs through most of Melissa Foster's romances is one that played a major role in Whisper of Love... Destiny. I know that it isn't unusual to find destiny or fate in a romance, but it can be a much stronger driving force for most of Melissa's couples. Take Tempest and Nash, for example. It was destined for Nash to advertise the room for rent, just when Tempe needed a change of scenery. Both characters are at a crossroad. Nash continues to bury his past while trying to be a good dad for Phillip. He doesn't quite know what he's doing, but he'll do anything for his son. Tempe wants a change in her career and is striving towards her ultimate goal. It's not until they find each other that things start to unfold and blossom. Tempe teaches Nash to let go of his demons and focus on a more positive future while Nash gives Tempe silent support and encouragement that she can succeed. It was destined for them to find each other at the exact moment in their lives when they needed the support and love. And that is what keeps bringing me back to Melissa's books. There are no flaws in the plan (sorry, I'm watching The Matrix while typing this). No monkey-wrenches to come between them at the end of the book. And as a long-time reader, I know that this is not their end, that their story will continue on as Melissa brings us back to this family and their friends. Everything is as it should be in Foster's creative world and what I would give to visit it one day.




Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 


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