Bursting with Love: The Bradens, #5 by Melissa Foster with Giveaway

Today I have a contemporary romance review and giveaway.  Please be sure to check the other tour stops, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you can enter to win one of Three Digital Copies of Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster.

Book Review:

Who doesn’t love a good second chance for love story? Not the “I missed my first” but a story where characters had found love yet life decided to throw up a stumbling block, leaving them to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Jack had lost his one chance at love: the guilt and refusal to move forward have left him stagnant. Savannah sang the old country standard Stand by Your Man one time too many, and the infidelity from the man she loved has soured her on all men.

I had not read the earlier books in the series, so the relationships between all the secondary characters took a few moments for me to place, but their interaction and regard for one another is clear and present, and provides a solid sense of both their own, and the main characters.

When Jack and Savannah encounter each other, the tension and attraction is evident, yet the two are so focused on building their own walls and keeping others out that a relationship between them seems near impossible.  With her unwillingness to trust, and Jack’s guilt making him believe he is untrustworthy, there is a curious mix of interaction and testing that these two go through, until they are finally at the point of share or walk away.

And share, and start to heal, they do and do so very well. It is hard not to cheer them on, or feel badly for their earlier woes.  Yet, with the familial support, their obvious chemistry and the heartfelt revelations of history and trying times leave them with hope that this time things will work out well.

Bursting with Love: The Bradens, #5 by Melissa Foster with Giveaway

Title: Bursting with Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Published by: World Literary Press
Source: Author via Tour Company
Pages: 366
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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After having her heart broken by a country music star, Savannah Braden has sworn off men. She takes a break from her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for a weekend at a survivor camp to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. But when she meets the handsome guide, Jack Remington, she’s drawn to everything about him—from his powerful physique to his brooding stare—despite the big chip on his shoulder. Powerless to ignore the heated glances and mounting sexual tension, Savannah begins to reassess her hasty decision.

After losing his wife in a tragic accident, Jack Remington found solace in the mountains of Canada. This solitary existence allows him to wallow in his guilt and punish himself for having made a decision that he believes cost his wife her life. He never expected to want to return to the life he once knew—but then again, he never expected to meet gorgeous, stubborn, and competitive Savannah Braden.

One passionate kiss is all it takes to crack the walls the two have built to protect themselves, and allow love to slip in. While Jack fights his way through his guilt, and struggles to get back into the lives of those he left behind, Savannah is there to help him heal, and together they nurture hope that they’ve finally found their forever loves.

A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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