REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: River of Love by Melissa Foster


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The Bradens- Peaceful Harbor, MD #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing on April 20th, 2016
World Literary Press 


Fall in love with Sam Braden in the
Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to
the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love.
River rafting and adventure company
owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He’s fast, focused, and
determined—and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The
trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.
Physician assistant Faith Hayes
escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She’s
also put what she’s learned to good use helping others by founding Women
Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss’s sinfully sexy
brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is
everything she shouldn’t want, and she’s determined to resist him.
Sam pulls out all the stops, proving
to Faith that his past doesn’t have to define his future. As she lets down her
guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate
pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it’s Faith
who’s left with something to prove.
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
Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the
publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering
Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post,
and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an 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.


Sarah’s Review:

Thank you to Melissa Foster and Tasty Book Tours for the opportunity to keep reading amazing books.  I have been a fan of this series since the very first book and the subsequent series and romances that have followed.  As long as Melissa keeps writing, I will keep reading!

Sam has a horrible reputation, but no one knows the real Sam, not even Sam’s family.  Sam has had his eyes set on Faith for a while but Cole, his brother, has warned him off of Faith because of Sam’s reputation.  Things change the night of Cole and Leesa’s wedding.  Sam realizes that he wants Faith and is willing to do what he needs to do for that to happen.  When Faith turns down Sam for a dance at the reception, Sam realizes that his reputation could cost him the one person that he truly wants.  Watching Sam overcome and prove that he is not what his reputation has led him to be perceived as.

Faith is an employee of Sam’s brother and doesn’t want anything to do with Sam because of her history.  Women Against Cheaters, WAC, was created because of what Faith went through with her ex-boyfriend.  This online community that Faith created gave women a place to have support and a way to make themselves better.   Sam finds out about WAC when he arrives at the car wash Faith mentioned when she turned him down for a dance.  Sam decides that he wants to prove to Faith that he is not who every one thinks he is.

Within the first 3 chapters, I messaged Melissa and let her know that I wanted to smack Vivian.  I didn’t like the way she treated Faith, even though I understood why she was acting the way she was.  Vivian did redeem herself, slightly with me.  I am interested to see if Melissa will write Vivian’s story and maybe I can understand why she was such a witch to Faith at the beginning of Faith & Sam’s relationship.




I am a 36 y/o single mom of a 14 y/o son. I read many of the sub-genres of romance.

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