Wednesday, 20 April 2016
River of Love by Melissa Foster
Series: The Bradens (Love In Bloom) (#15)
Author: Melissa Foster
Release Date: 20th April 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Faith loves her job and the life she's built for herself after being left heartbroken by her ex. Sam Braden has a reputation; he loves women and isn't afraid to admit it. But for Sam, there is something about Faith that's different from all the other women he's ever known, and he can't help but want more from her. Faith isn't a woman to let herself be blind sided by a man with a reputation such as Sam's, and if he wants to prove to her that he's serious about a relationship then he has his work cut out for him
I love knowing what I'm in for when I read something by Foster. Her books have great chemistry between the lead characters, as well as romance, family and enough drama to keep the story going without it becoming unrealistic...or at least that's the best way I can think of to sum up Foster's books!
I loved Sam! He wasn't quite the classic bad boy, other than the fact he slept around a bit and had a reputation, he didn't actually do anything "bad", and even the sleeping around wasn't actually bad, after all he wasn't cheating on anyone or hurting anyone on purpose.
I did however like that Faith made him work for her. She didn't want to fall for the town player and she didn't want to let him in without him proving that he was worth her. I loved that Faith had enough self worth for that, and Sam really had to pull out all the romantic stops for her!
The romance, and the chemistry, was great between the two leads. As a reader you were with them in the moment going "awww" or wanting them to rip each others' clothes off. It worked well and added a level of realism to the story. As a reader you find yourself truely caring for them and wanting it to work out.
There was a big focus on Sam's relationships with his three brothers, Nate, Ty and Cole, and so a lesser extent his relationship with his sisters, Tempest and Shannon. The brothers had the balance of protectiveness, straight talking and comeraderie. I love the sense of family these books give!
This was another great read from Melissa Foster!