River of Love

Sam Braden (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor)

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Publisher Description

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with The Bradens. The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. 

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak 

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner 

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely 


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. 


WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series: 

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD) 

Healed by Love (Nate) 

Surrender My Love (Cole) 

River of Love (Sam) 

More Coming Soon! 

Crushing on Love (Shannon) 

Whisper of Love (Tempest) 

Thrill of Love (Ty) 


The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series: 


Sisters in Love 

Sisters in Bloom 

Sisters in White 


Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) 

Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) 

Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) 

Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) 

Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) 

Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) 


Taken by Love (Luke) 

Fated for Love (Wes) 

Romancing My Love (Pierce) 

Flirting with Love (Ross) 

Dreaming of Love (Emily) 

Crashing into Love (Jake) 


Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) 

**Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens** 


Game of Love (Dex) 

Stroke of Love (Sage) 

Flames of Love (Siena) 

Slope of Love (Rush) 

Read, Write, Love (Kurt) 


Seaside Dreams (Bella) 

Seaside Hearts (Jenna) 

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) 

Seaside Secrets (Amy) 

Seaside Nights (Sky) 

Seaside Embrace (Hunter) 

Seaside Lovers (Grayson) 

Seaside Whispers (Matt) 


Seized by Love (Blue) 

Claimed by Love (Duke) 

Chased by Love (Trish) 

Rescued by Love (Jake)


Swept Into Love (Gage)



"...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK 

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning 


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

20 April
World Literary Press
World Literary Press, LLC

Customer Reviews

Katskidsbitz ,

Another great Braden book!

River of Love is the thirty fourth book in the "Love In Bloom" series, fifteenth book in "The Braden's" Series and the third book in "The Braden's at Peaceful Harbor" by Melissa Foster. As with any of Melissa's books this can be read as a standalone but trust me once you start this series you will be hooked. I have been a fan of Melissa's since I read "Sister's in Love" the first of the "Love In Bloom" books and fell in love with Braden family when I read Treat and Max's story in "Lover's at Heart". Be prepared to become addicted to the stories of this amazing, caring and loving family! With each book, I think I have found my favorite, they just keep getting better.

Sam is the proprietor of a rafting and adventure company with a well earned reputation of a fun loving ladies man with a bit of a commitment phobia. Sam is drawn to Faith from their very first meeting. Once he realizes that collecting notches to his bed post is loosing its appeal he begins to pursue Faith. Sam is an enigma, a smooth talker with a reputation as a womanizing playboy, but also romantic, thoughtful, sweet and a generally nice person. When Sam decides he wants to get to know Faith and spend time with her he is full of determination and his actions show he is more than willing to work for Faiths attention and prove himself worthy of her love and trust. He wants Faith to get to know the real Sam, rather than the womanizing persona that he has perpetuated since he was a teen.

"There were no two ways about it, Sam loved women and everyone around him knew it. he loved the way they smelled, the feel of their soft bodies against his hard muscles, their delicate features, the sounds they made in the throes of passion. But his mind refused to play the any woman game these days. It was drenched in thoughts of Faith, and he wanted to experience all those things about her firsthand."

Faith is serious, reserved, classy, honest and smart. She dates boring men who are nice, reliable, smart, honest and the absolute antithesis of Sam who has women eating from the palm of his hand. Faith has been hurt in the past, by a cheating boyfriend and as a result formed an online support forum 'WAC' Women Against Cheaters. Even though Faith is attracted to Sam she doesn't want to risk her heart. Their undeniable chemistry builds and sparks fly with Sam working to thaw Faith's resolve to not get involved.

Faith's best friend, Vivian is such a fun character, she has also been hurt by a cheating ex and encourages Faith to keep away from Sam. She is bold and tends to say what she thinks, which creates a humorous and engaging banter between Faith and Vivian. I hope we get to read how she finds her happy ever after.

As this was my first book in the "Braden's of Peacful Harbor" I loved reading about the six siblings that make up the Braden family, they share a special bond and closeness. I can't wait to read more of their stories.

"Everything in their family was sacred. They protected one another and those they loved as if their lives depended on it."

I loved "River Of Love" its a lovely contemporary romance, the character are realistic and so enjoyable to read, I couldn't put this book down and read it in one sitting. Those who have read previous books in the series will recognize the mention of members of both the Trusty and Colorado Bradens.

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