Crashing Into Love by Melissa Foster

Crashing into Love (Love in Bloom, #20; The Bradens #12)Crashing into Love by Melissa Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Crashing Into Love is Book #20 of The Love In Bloom series and #12 of The Bradens. It’s hot romance and ticks all the boxes for romance readers.

Jake Braden is an LA stuntman, he leads a fast life, women, parties, cars at a whirlwind pace. Anything to avoid the silence which will bring him crashing down in painful thoughts.

Fiona Steele is a geologist at the Bureau of Mines and Geology and for the last sixteen years she’s been avoiding Jake as much as he’s been hiding from her. As teenagers they dated but when Fiona’s father abandoned her mother, it caused upheaval in all their lives, with Fiona due to leave home for college, her Mum’s advice was to let Jake go and spread her wings.

It broke her heart to leave Jake and he never got over it either. Now Fiona wants him back, but can she break down the barriers and slay the demons which have taken over? When both are home in Trusty, Colorado, Jakes brothers set him up to meet Fiona in a bar. The meeting is tense and doesn’t go well.

Fiona has been bold, she’s taken unpaid time off work and for the next few weeks she’s going to be her friend Trish’s assistant on the set of a new film where Jake is the stuntman. He can’t stay in denial long when he sees Fiona everyday and soon he starts to question the life he leads and what he really wants. But what about the future? Fiona has a huge job promotion offer and Jake will have more film work all over the world. Can they possible compromise to make a relationship work?

Another great book is this series.

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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Only one woman could hurt ultra-alpha bad boy Jake Braden.

Only one woman can heal him.

Fiona Steele has arrived…

Fiona Steele has a great career, strong friendships, and a loving family. To an outsider, her life appears happy and fulfilling. But the one thing that’s missing is true love, and the only man Fiona wants is the one she can’t have, sinfully handsome and seductively intense Jake Braden—the man whose heart she broke, which she has regretted ever since.

As an LA stuntman, Jake Braden’s at the top of his game. He’s hired for all the best movies, hooks up with the hottest women, and lives an unencumbered lifestyle where his needs come first—and where he doesn’t have to examine his life too closely. Except when he visits his family in his close-knit hometown of Trusty, Colorado, where he spends his time avoiding Fiona—the only woman who knows who he really is.

When Fiona’s best friend is hired to act in Jake’s movie, Fiona jumps at the chance to try to win him back. There’s no denying the white-hot attraction burning between them. With every encounter, Fiona hopes Jake can’t resist falling back into the love they once shared. But her well-orchestrated rendezvous doesn’t go over well with the brooding heartthrob. Living in the fast lane is perfect for a guy who’s buried his emotions so damn deep he’s not sure he can remember how to feel—and he’s not sure he ever wants to.

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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.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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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?

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Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 48

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

March 15th – It’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK, as a mother myself I’m sandwiched in the middle of giving and receiving gifts. Wrote my review of Crashing into Love by Melissa Foster ready for my place on the book tour next week.

March 16th – My morning in school volunteering, and a lunchtime walk to deliver some thank you notes.

March 17th – Delivered a whole car load of items to the charity shop on behalf on the in-laws.

March 18th – Finished reading Britannia Part II: The Watchmen by Richard Denham book two in his Roman Britain tales around men who protected Hadrian’s Wall. Went for my walk and picked up litter.

March 19th – Collected some books from my Mum to pass on to other readers, finished reading Reality Is In A Dream by Lauren Mayhew

March 20th – Have been reading Aquarius Addiction by Trish Jackson. Everything went rather dark this morning for the eclipse 2015, but as it was cloudy no one could see too much, I went for my walk early just to be out in the eerie atmosphere and picked up litter, even the birds went a bit quiet.

March 21st – Getting ready for the A to Z Challenge theme reveal on Monday, an early walk in the park, it’s our town half marathon tomorrow and the park is being fenced off in readiness for all the runners. A swift walk and litter pick on the way home. I’m been reading A Twist Of Fortune by Mike Martin ready for an April launch and I’ve just started  reading The Sand Dollar by Maggie Christensen

Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 47

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

March 8th –  A Very good friend’s birthday today, sent best wishes and will catch up in the week. Sent off my review of Breath Of The Titans. Good deeds received, I won a £10 Amazon gift voucher from a draw for book tour bloggers from Brook Cottage Books – Yay, guess what I’m off to buy!

March 9th – My morning volunteering at the local school, went for a lovely lunchtime walk and picked up litter. I’m reading The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley

March 10th – On my walk today I picked up a lottery scratch card which was dropped on the floor, was just about to throw it away when my inner voice told me to check it first and yes, it was a winning ticket! I shall be a couple of pounds better off now. Ate my lunch in the park and picked up more litter on the way home.

March 11th – Helped a lady who was in a wheelchair with some of her shopping today, and picked up litter. I’m reading Last Child by Terry Tyler.

March 12th – It’s Comic Relief Day tomorrow, so while I was in town today I bought a mad looking pen with money going towards the charity. Red Nose Day and Sport Relief together spend the money raised to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice in the UK and across the world. Picked up litter on my route to and from town. I’m reading Haunted by Maria Savva.

March 13th – Today I read Back Behind Enemy Lines by Chris Bridge a really good WW2 drama set in two parts, one in Normandy 1944 and the second in England 2006. Went for a quick walk, picked up litter.

March 14th – Visited my Mum with her Mother’s Day Gift and helped her out with several computer issues. Today I’m reading Crashing Into Love by Melissa Foster