Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Tour & Review: Bursting With Love by Melissa Foster

Title: Bursting With Love   
Author: Melissa Foster 
Series: Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters & The Bradens #8; Love in Bloom: The Bradens #5   
Published: December 2013, World Literary Press   
Format: E-copy, 300 pages 
Source: Publicist  

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.

My thoughts: I feel like a broken record when it comes to my reviews of this series as I keep saying that each book is better than the last, but honestly, I really feel that it's true! Not that I didn't like all the previous books, but I just seem to fall more in love with the family and the subsequent love stories as I make my way through the series.

This time around we get Savannah's happily-ever-after. As the lone female in the Braden family, I've been quite curious about her story, knowing that whoever she ends up with would have to stand up to the scrutiny of not only Hal Braden, my favorite patriarch of all-time, but also the five Braden brothers. And I truly believe Jack Remington holds his own and then some! My goodness, just wait until you get to the end of the book - there's a scene where you will absolutely melt...I still get goosebumps just thinking about it!!!

I loved Savannah and Jack's story. It's filled with emotion - raw, gut-wrenching, passionate emotion that I don't think we've really experienced in this series so far. This truly is a story about second chance love and knowing when to let the past go. It's beautifully written and quite a few times I found myself tearing up, the emotion was so palpable.

This book also introduced us to Jack's family, who will be the focus of Melissa's next series, The Remingtons. I know I have some catching up to do with some of the earlier books that I missed, but then I will absolutely be reading the next series...I just can't get enough of these families that Melissa creates! Oh - and rest assured, you don't need to read this series in order. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.

Books in the 14-book Love in Bloom series:

Snow Sisters                                
     1. Sisters in Love                       
     2. Sisters in Bloom                    
     3. Sisters in White                     

The Bradens
     4. Lovers at Heart     
     5. Destined for Love
     6. Friendship on Fire
     7. Sea of Love
     8. Bursting With Love
     9. Hearts at Play

The Remingtons
   10. Game of Love
   11. Stroke of Love
   12. Flames of Love
   13. Slope of Love
   14. Read, Write Love                                                             

*** Both Sisters in Love and Lovers at Heart are currently free on Amazon US.

More information about this series can be found here:

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 MagazineThe Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and 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.

Authors Links: 
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  1. Kristin, fabulous review. Family is so important!

    Thank you for hosting on tour.


  2. YAY! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and that you plan on going back to read others in the series! Thank you for your great review! XOXO


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