Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: Swept Into Love (The Ryders #5) by Melissa Foster

"Love you. You're so beautiful. I can't believe you're finally mine." - Gage Ryder

Swept Into Love
Series: The Ryders #5
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: August 16, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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It’s been years since Sally Tuft’s husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she’d ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.

Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that’s simmered between them since the day they met. Tasked with opening a new youth center in Oak Falls, Virginia, Gage hopes the trip away is just what they need to finally come together.

Before Gage and Sally ever reach Oak Falls, one night at a conference changes everything, putting their friendship—and their love—on the line, and the two must decide if getting swept up in love is the beginning of forever, or the end of their friendship as they know it.

As the saying goes... What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Well, Gage Ryder begs to differ. Now that he has Sally Tuft right where he wants her, there in no way in hell he's going to stand for that. Nope! For Gage, the new saying is what happened Vegas will continue to happen every damn night of their lives. Fans of Melissa Foster watched them dance around each other. For years, Gage has only had eyes for Sally. Everything he wants to be is for her. Never wanting to push her, he's had to put his own desires aside until she was ready. Sally has been through so much and as readers are quick to learn, the loss of her husband is only the tip of the iceberg. She understandably feels guilty for her feelings towards Gage. Not only that, she's also concerned about how a relationship with Gage would impact her son. With all of this going on, it's only fitting that they finally give into their desires while their inhibitions are completely forgotten.

As with every Melissa Foster book, I fell in love from the very first page. I've been rooting for Gage and Sally from the moment they first appeared together. Chemistry and sexual tension radiate off of these two whenever they are within 20 feet of each other. I will say this, though. That was not how I imaged them finally getting together, which is a good thing. I love that Melissa can still keep me guessing even after reading well over 30 of her books. Since it is my tradition to pick a word or phrase that best describes a Foster book, I feel obligated to pick one for Swept Into Love. This one was inspired by Gage... "Patience is a virtue, but blue balls really suck." After watching Gage's reactions towards Sally for a handful of books, I don't know how the man lasted as long as he did. I have a feeling he's going to keep Sally really busy... If you catch my drift. *wink*

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.


  1. OMG, you've read that many so far?! What dedication! Thank you so much for continuing to read and for all of your kind reviews XOXO

    1. Actually, I'm pretty sure it is over 50. I need to update my review archive for a more accurate count.

  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely review!! Blue balls...LOL!

  3. I love it when a couple or character you've been rooting for finally gets their story. This series and this novel looks good. Thanks