Thursday, September 25, 2014

Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster ( Love in Bloom #17)

Romancing My Love
by Melissa Foster

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Love in Bloom Book 17 - The Bradens Book 9
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: World Literary Press
ISBN: 1941480047
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 300 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes& Noble


After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

Romancing My Love (Love in Bloom, #17; The Bradens, #9)My Review
Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster

What happens when a take charge, alpha kind of guy and a woman who is hanging on by a thread, but determined to do things her way meet, clash and keep secrets from each other, all while growing nearer and nearer both physically and emotionally? Is it possible to truly care for someone you will not trust with your inner secrets? Is it fair to prejudge others based on your specific criteria? As hard as the handsome and wealthy Pierce Braden tried to be supportive and caring to Rebecca Rivera, she found fault, felt threatened or being pitied. Rebecca has judged the world and found it lacking in all ways after years of caring for her dying mother, while putting her own life on hold. Can Pierce break through Rebecca’s barriers and open her eyes to the real world around her? Is it worth the pain? The trouble? The uphill battle?

Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster is filled with doubt, mistrust and the need for love. Her characters are slightly different than most romance characters. Rebecca is damaged, her life has had some ups and recently, many downs, but her ego and pride and need to “keep up appearances” of being in control and independent goes a little too far into a selfish need to prove to the world, including herself that she is” woman-hear her roar”. Pierce goes beyond book boyfriend with his patience and need to understand Rebecca and give her all of the space she needs. With a cast of “in the background” characters, the spotlight is definitely on the actions and interactions between this couple. With hot and explicit sexual tension, Melissa Foster does bring home another quick read with her signature style of writing!

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