Embracing Her Heart
Series: The Bradens and Montgomerys #1
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: April 17, 2018
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Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.
Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.
Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again—and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…
I'm always excited to start a new series with a favorite author. Most of the time that means I get to meet and fall in love with a new group of characters. When the author is Melissa Foster, I know that not only will I meet new characters, I'll also get to catch up on old friends and watch some of them fall in love. That is exactly how Embracing Her Heart won me over. While Grace (whom we met in Foster's previous new release) is reunited with her love, readers are treated to the whole Montgomery or Jericho families, all characters I know I'll fall for in future books.
I've read and review quite a lot of Melissa's books so it's pretty obvious that I adore her writing style. Instead, I like to pick a word or phrase that describes the book. For Embracing Her Heart, the phrase is actually a quote from our heroine, Grace. In a pretty heated conversation with Reed, Grace says to him, "Don't ask. Know." This can sum up any number of Melissa's books, but with Reed and Grace they were meant to reunite. They never have to question their feelings because they know it's love and that this is it for them. I love that there's never any doubt that they were going to be together, which is one of the elements I adore in Melissa's romances. Grace and Reed were on the same page from the very beginning and they never let doubt get between them. Yet another fun and sweet romance from Melissa Foster, one that I devoured.
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.