Monday, January 20, 2014

Fiction Addiction Book Tours: Destined For Love

Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.

After ditching a horrific relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life.

Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny—and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.

More information about this series can be found here

Review:  I've heard so much about Melissa Foster. It seemed like everywhere I turned, someone was reviewing one of her books. So when I had the opportunity to read one, I jumped on board. Destined For Love is part of The Bradens' series.

It is a stand alone novel, but it will have you craving the other...erm 9 books in the series. I did it again, I haven't read any of the other books, but it didn't really affect how I felt about this one.

The story has a bit of the Romeo and Juliet premise, of a family feud. Of course, this being a romance, we don't have to worry about either Rex or Jade dying at the end!


Melissa's writing reminds me of Linda Lael Miller's Creed Saga..that spanned a bajillion books, or so it seemed. Well, except for one thing, Melissa's story has a little more spice.


Spicy cowboys! Yum!

Seriously Jade and Rex were a fabulous couple.

Jade's love for animals is what drew me to her, especially her care for Flame and Hope. I'm a sucker for books with animals, always have been. Oh and Riley's nickname for Rex is awesome..Sexy Rexy! It really doesn't get any better than this.

It really was painful waiting for the resolution of the feud. The reason wasn't what I was expecting but it made sense.

This is a perfect quick read for anyone that loves books about families or if you just love a good hunky cowboy hero!

If you haven't read Melissa yet, what is stopping you?

Rating: 5 flowers

About the Author

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 MagazineThe Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and 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 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 The Women's NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Sisters in Love is free on Amazon US from now throughout January 2014.  

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Melissa Foster said...

I absolutely LOVE your site - it's so cute! I'm so happy you read and loved Rex and Jade's story. Thanks for the awesome review! XOXO

Shaz Goodwin said...

5 flowers! So glad you enjoyed Destined for Love.

Thank you for taking part in Melissa's tour.

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