Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fated for Love by Melissa Foster (Love in Bloom, #16 / The Bradens, #8)

Fated for Love
by Melissa Foster

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Bradens - Book 8
Publication Date: July 14, 2014
Publisher: World Literary Press
ISBN: 1941480012
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 300 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Librarian Callie Barnes has visions of reading and relaxing--and maybe having a few too many drinks--on her girls' weekend away. Her hopes are crushed when her friends pull into a dude ranch instead of a spa, and she refuses to say longer than one night. That is...until she realizes the ranch is owned by sinfully sexy, and dangerously rugged, Wes Braden--the subject of her late-night fantasies.

Fearless rancher Wes Braden thinks he's the luckiest guy on the planet when the sweet, sexy librarian from his hometown shows up at his ranch. Their connection is white-hot, making it impossible for either to ignore their carnal desires. Wes is more than willing to convert sweet Callie from chick lit to a world of erotic romance, but Callie ties sex to love, and Wes avoids commitment like the plague.

Callie is thrust into physically demanding activities that ignite her deepest fears. Luckily, Wes is as tender as he is strong, and he's there every step of the way to help her find her inner strength. With Callie's influence, Wes might even discover that he's been nursing a few fears of his own. Passion pulls Callie and Wes from their safe, comfortable lives into each other's arms, and they're about to find out just how alike they really are.

Fated for Love (Love in Bloom, #16; The Bradens, #8)My Review
Fated for Love by Melissa Foster

Don’t you just love it when a series is filled with characters that you begin see as friends? Once again Melissa Foster and her latest tale,Fated for Love makes love bloom between two people with little in common. Callie is the last of her friends to remain single, convincing herself that she loves her life as a refined, small town assistant librarian. Enter her Thursday eye candy, avid reader, Wes Braden, rugged, handsome and one of the most eligible bachelors in town. When her college friends arrange a ‘spa” weekend, little did either Callie or Wes know how just a few days can turn their lives upside down and inside out. Once again, Fate has a little fun with cupid's help!

That ‘spa” visit? Turned out to be a weekend at a Dude Ranch, complete with rugged cowboys, horses, and wild animals, not to mention the wild beauty of nature. Too bad Callie is a city girl and totally out of her element. Owner Wes Braden breaks his own rule and will do anything to help Callie learn to enjoy the outdoors, including giving his heart to her. But will opposites be able to keep their attraction strong or is this just a weekend fling between the cowboy and the fragile flower? Could be Callie is more Tiger Lily than Pansy as she learns to trust and take a chance on living and loving.

Melissa Foster has put the love story back in contemporary romance with her gentle approach to a budding relationship between her characters as they begin circling each other with love and lust in their eyes. With light humor and well-meaning supporting characters, Ms. Foster’s gift for creating a warm and fuzzy romance is spot on. As the passion heats up, warm and fuzzy starts to sizzle and electrify, while still flowing perfectly to a satisfying end. A true boy meets girl love story that will leave you with a sigh.

1 comment:

  1. As I write the characters, they become real. I care about them like they are my own family or friends. I'm so happy you've become attached to them too! XOXO