16 December 2013

Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

The Bradens, Book One
Love in Bloom Series, Book 4

Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he’s going home to try to forget her all together.

Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she’s never needed a man to help her find her way—until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she’d spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain—including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.

When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever—and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.

"...steamy sex scenes and heartfelt confessions...a satisfying addition to the 'Love in Bloom' series."
-- Midwest Book Review

"Foster’s tale of stubborn yet persistent love takes us on a heartbreaking and soul-searing journey."
-- Reader's Favorite

"Contemporary romance at it's hottest. Each Braden sibling left me craving the next. Sensual, sexy, and satisfying, the Braden series is a captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life."
Bestselling author, Keri Nola, Psychotherapist 

Acquisition, jet-setting and closing deals has fueled Treat Braden’s juices since he started his real-estate business. He’s handsome, sexy and successful. He is used to getting what he wants and he doesn’t back out on challenges – until Max Armstrong walked into his life.

He wasn’t a believer of love at first sight – but how can someone explain how he felt for her? She sparked something inside him that made him want her more than just for one night. It made his heart beat a little bit faster and his head a little bit hanging in the air. One single misunderstanding had brought them apart. Six months later, he was back home for his father and still trying his best to forget her.

Max Armstrong is good at what she does. She’s the best employee Chaz has ever had. She can organize the whole film festival with one eye closed. She led a successful career and a comfortable lifestyle. Only that, she didn’t have a man in his life, nor did she feel the need to have any until Treat. Her past made sure she was scarred enough to try to love or trust the opposite again. She had try to get past at it, and put it aside. It was the kind of pain she would not want to experience again. She’s afraid that giving in to Treat might put her heart and soul in danger.

Accidently, or by means of fate – they have crossed paths in the festival and gave in to the throes of passion until Max realized that she wasn’t ready, and Treat had realized he had made a mistake which can cause him to lose Max completely.

Treat has been afraid to give his heart to someone. He had seen how devastated his father had been when his mother died. He was never the same again. It was like, half of his heart was buried along with her. He didn’t want that to happened, so like a coward he ran away. He didn’t realize it was a mistake until he had already left and is missing her terribly. He had tried his best to woo her, give her space, give her everything that she might need, and even give up some of his acquisitions to be with her – but it seems the more he tries to get into her heart, the more barriers come up. Just as when he thought she was giving him a chance, suddenly, she was letting him go.

As much as I was frustrated watching her let him go – because trust me, if that man exists honey, I’d be waiting for her to drop him and I’d be catching him instantly. He’s almost perfect! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! Ah yes, her past. It had been bothering her too much. There were times I wished she’d be honest with her feelings for him because he was already pouring his heart out to her. Nevertheless, she had my heart when she finally got the courage to face her demons and let out her inner vixen in the near end. You go girl!

It’s Melissa Foster – I always had a grand time reading her contemporary romance novels. It had always made me fall in love and this – LOVERS AT HEART – didn’t disappoint. I love how the two of them finally got their heads out of their ass and realize they are meant to be together. But most especially, my favorite scene in this novel is not the steamy scene that can make you pant like horses – but the scene with Treat and his family. Awww. It was so touching, it almost had me in tears. More than just a love story that can make you swoon, Lovers at Heart is all about family – the triumphs and failures, the ups and downs, the celebrations and fights – it doesn’t matter where life takes you or what you make of yourself, because in the long run you will always come back home – to where your family is because they will be the only ones who will not judge, but will love you unconditionally.

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★Check out my Review
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"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This  is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked."  International bestseller, M.J. Rose 

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, 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 is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

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  1. Wow! Thank you for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. It was hard not to get attached to such interesting characters - they were just waiting to come out! XOXO

  2. Charlene, great that you're loving Melissa's series.

    Thank you for taking part in the tour.