Today’s review comes from Sterna, she blogs at http://sternakruger.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/romancing-my-love-the-braden-series-by-melissa-foster/
Sterna chose to read and review Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster in conjunction with Brook Cottage Books
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This review is on behalf of BrookCottage Books. Romancing My Love is book #17 in the Love In Bloom series and #9 of The Bradens.
Pierce Braden is thirty-six, with dark hair and dark eyes, six three and two hundred and ten pounds of solid muscle and a very successful business man with a shrewd mind and a tendency to fix things for people, and if that isn’t enough to send your heart into overdrive already, he is a family man with a big heart and a genuinely caring nature.
And though he has never had trouble finding woman, he has always seen them as somewhat expendable, never letting anyone close, which is why he is caught completely off guard with Rebecca’s less than enthusiastic response to him when they first meet.
Rebecca Rivera is intelligent, fierce and absolutely gorgeous; and the last thing she’s thinking about while trying to piece her life back together after losing her mother, is a man, especially a man who seems to be in the annoying habit of wanting to fix everything for everyone.
Pierce and Rebecca meet in the opening chapter, where he witnesses first-hand how capable she is of standing her ground and defending herself when she decks a guy that was pawing her, and immediately has the reader rooting for her from the first pages. And Combined with her unfazed reaction to his wealth or status had me in laughing out loud at some of her comments to him and he’s reaction to being handled so nonchalantly.
“My mother warned me about men who look like you.” That line will stay with me forever, and I’m sure we’ll be hearing it a lot more in the future …
Rebecca’s self-sufficient, I-can-handle-it-all-myself attitude might be masking up a much deeper fear though, one that could shake her to the core if uncovered … and Pierces’ controlling nature and choice to keep everyone at arm’s length could be the result of his own crippling tragedy …
There are real and truly emotional pieces in the book that had me swallowing a lump in my throat and left me wanting nothing more than to hug Rebecca with all my heart.
Beautifully detailed story with sassy, sexy characters that are like friends in the end, and which never once had me feeling as if it was being dragged out or worse, rushed and with missing pieces.
The back story is well written in, giving the book just that much more color and depth.
And the warm, heartfelt ending left me with a smile on my face and a strong urge to immediately find not only the next Braden story, but also to read or re-read the first eight Braden novels again!