Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Tour: Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster

I received a copy of Dreaming in Love in exchange for my review.

Emily Braden has watched her brothers fall in love, all the while dreaming for love herself. On her treat holiday to Tuscany, Emily wants to have fun and to take advantage of all the things that Italy has to offer. Little does she expect to find Dae, sexy and intellegent, she is drawn to him from the moment that they met. Dae is determined to win Emily's heart, though it may take them both places they never expected to go...

YEY! Emily got her happy ending. The poor sister of the Braden brothers, she's watched four of her five brothers fall in love, all while waiting for her turn. And now there's only Jake left, and I think he's in for a shock in the next book!

Interestingly, less of the Braden clan was seen in Dreaming of Love (they were there at the end, and they text Emily making her laugh in some places, and being so them in others). In previous books they've all supported each other and ribbed each other in person, and in a way I missed that, but in others I really liked the focus on Emily.

I really liked the dynamics between Dae and Emily. It was refreshing to see both characters going into something not wanting a fling, and not being surprised by the fact that they didn't want one. It seemed that both of them had reached a maturer state of mind where they could move forward, and even though the chemistry was red hot between them, they still managed the more mature and adult connection.

I also liked the side story of the House of Wishes, and Serafina and Dante's story. Not only did it help with the development of Emily and Dae's relationship, but it made the story much more for it. The side characters made a big difference in this case and I really liked it.

I thought that Foster did a fantastic job of bringing the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Italy to the page, even though I've never been to Tuscany I felt as if I was there (though I have been to Rome, Naples and Pompeii so I'm not completely clueless about Italian culture!)

I loved Dreaming of Love, just as I've loved the rest of the Love in Bloom books, there's just something about them!

Dreaming of Love counts towards Winter COYER

Series: Love in Bloom, #19 The Bradens, #11
Contemporary Romance

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

About the Author

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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. 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 annual 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 The Women's NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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