19 February 2014

Bursting With Love by Melissa Foster - Blog Tour, Book Review

After having her heart broken by a country music star, Savannah Braden has sworn off men. She takes a break from her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for a weekend at a survivor camp to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. But when she meets the handsome guide, Jack Remington, she’s drawn to everything about him—from his powerful physique to his brooding stare—despite the big chip on his shoulder. Powerless to ignore the heated glances and mounting sexual tension, Savannah begins to reassess her hasty decision.

After losing his wife in a tragic accident, Jack Remington found solace in the mountains of Canada. This solitary existence allows him to wallow in his guilt and punish himself for having made a decision that he believes cost his wife her life. He never expected to want to return to the life he once knew—but then again, he never expected to meet gorgeous, stubborn, and competitive Savannah Braden.

One passionate kiss is all it takes to crack the walls the two have built to protect themselves, and allow love to slip in. While Jack fights his way through his guilt, and struggles to get back into the lives of those he left behind, Savannah is there to help him heal, and together they nurture hope that they’ve finally found their forever loves.
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my review -
I am BURSTING WITH LOVE for Melissa Foster. It’s the fifth book of the Bradens series, and still she never failed to surprise me, amaze me and make me fall in love all over again with one of the siblings. This time, it’s Savannah’s turn. Not only that, we are introduced to a new bunch of amazing people – THE REMINGTONS.

I really thought it was Connor for Savannah – I never realized they would never worked out, and Melissa would have someone else in mind for her. nevertheless, I was glad it was Jack Remington.

Savannah didn’t just have the beauty and the body – she has the brain and the attitude as well. So why doesn’t she have a love life? Why can’t someone love her like the way their other-halves love her brothers? She wants that all compassing, intense love that they shared. But all she has are mediocre relationships.

After Connor broke her heart, she decided to take a break from the fast-paced life of Manhattan. She joined the survivor camp not only for a breather – but to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. What she didn’t expect was to meet Jack Remington. He might be the sexiest man she ever laid eyes on (did she just say he looked like Chris Hemsworth?!) – but he’s a first class jerk. (and acted like Alec Baldwin?)
 I'm being serious. When he talks to me, I swoon like a teenager. And when he touches me, I turn into a sex-starved seductress.
But the attraction was too powerful, too potent for her to stop, and before she knew it – she was giving in. This man, however, has a lot more baggage than she realized. Savannah just came from a heartbreak, is she willing to risk her heart again?
I know how much it hurts to lose someone you love and how, no matter what you do, you can't let that love go. I know that it eats you up inside, and you feel like the person's right there with you but you just can't reach them.
For two years, Jack was engulfed by grief and guilt after losing his wife in a tragic accident. He closed off, built walls around his heart and shove away his family and friends. He preferred living in solitude, silently punishing himself for the death of his wife. But everything changed with Savannah came into his life – she was life itself. He had never felt more invigorated, more challenged and more alive.
You can learn all the fancy skills you feel you need, but the strength and ability to survive comes from within. You just remember that, darlin'. And you're a survivor. There ain't nothing this world can hand you that you cannot endure.
Savannah might have her apprehensions, but she’s a strong girl. I appreciate her character because she wasn’t into dramatics. She was exactly what Jack needed to heal – someone tough enough to lean on when he needed it the most.

I love seeing the two of them get together, and her helping him on the way to healing and moving on. He might drive her away, but he might not know how stubborn the Bradens are – she stayed and helped him get through all the pain and the heartache that was caused by the past. Because that is what love is supposed to be, right? Staying with the person you cared for a lot when times get rough.

Again, Melissa Foster gave me a favorite scene – one that has been constantly appearing in every book she has with the Bradens, but this time, it was the Remingtons. She gave me a family scene that have touched my heart and left me a little teary. (I just love men who can express their emotions without sounding sappy!). She gave me scene of a long lost brother and son who finally found his way back home. It proves the importance of family, and this time we get to see the strong bond and the great love that the Remingtons has for each other. I have always loved the Bradens – and it is not really a secret because I constantly expressed it, but I can’t help but be excited to meet the Remingtons, and I know just like the previous family, they will steal my heart as well.

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

the author -

"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. 

other books in the series -

The Bradens Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★

Lovers at Heart
★☆✫Check out my Review★☆✫
Destined for Love
★☆✫Check out my Review★☆✫
Friendship on Fire
★☆✫Check out my Review★☆✫
Sea of Love
★☆✫Check out my Review★☆✫
Bursting with Love
Hearts at Play

* The Bradens is part of a 6-book series which includes 3 books from the Sisters In Love

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  1. I'm so happy that you got on board with Jack and his family. I love how much you seem to appreciate the the Braden relationships. Thank you so much for your awesome review!!

  2. I always thoroughly enjoy reading your reviews.

    Thank you for your continued support on Melissa's tours.