My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Healed By Love is from the Love in Bloom series and is #13 of The Bradens. These books can all be read as stand alone books, so don’t worry that you need to start with book 1 in any of the series which branch off from this.
Melissa Foster’s books are easy read hot romances, with sexy men, strong women and HEA endings. In this book we meet Nate Braden, a 27 year old ex-soldier with a huge bucket load of guilt and a long standing secret love for his best friend’s sister.
Jewel Fisher is 22. She works at Chelsea’s Boutique and helps her family as much as she can, running the kids to school, cooking meals, checking on everyone else. Since her father died and then her older brother, Jewel stepped up to the plate and put her family first. She’ll do anything she can to protect them.
Nate’s been released from the military for a week, he’s returned home to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland where he’ll help run the family micro-brewery until he sorts out the rest of his life. He promised Rick he’d look after his family, so he’ll just have to get over the “hots” for Jewel and act responsibly. Perhaps if he avoids Jewel that will work?
But when Jewel has an accident Nate’s the first on the scene and he just can’t put her out of his life. Jewel might think she likes Nate, but how will she feel when she knows he gave the order which killed Rick?
I really enjoyed the depths of emotion which these characters went through before they could let go of all of their grief, yes Melissa’s men are very emotional and will eventually admit their flaws, yes this may not reflect men in real-life, but that’s the fun of an escapism feel good read like this.
This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author via Brook Cottage Books
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HEALED BY LOVE
The Bradens (at Peaceful Harbor)
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor are the newest addition to the award-winning Braden series and the Love in Bloom family, joining the Snow Sisters, the Bradens, the Remingtons, & Seaside Summers, (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business Moms, UK).
Fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.
Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.
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 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.
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3 ecopies of GAME OF LOVE
Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.
Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.
A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?