Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance featuring Graham Braden's business partner, Knox Bentley!
In MAKING YOU MINE...
Knox Bentley never liked the pomp and circumstance that came with being wealthy. He'd distanced himself from his pretentious family and their fortune as a young adult and found his own path to success. But even with the world at his fingertips, he realizes something is missing, and after a long stay overseas, he finally knows exactly what it is. His no-strings-attached hookups with Aubrey Stewart, an exquisite and stubbornly independent blonde, are no longer enough for him. They connect on every level, but Aubrey is a fierce businesswoman with a new movie channel on the horizon and no time for much else. She is the deal he can't close, the precious jewel even his billions can't buy. Now that he's back in the States, he's determined to show her that what they have goes beyond the bedroom and finally make her his.
Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. For avid readers of the Love in Bloom series, you may have met sexy and hilarious Knox Bentley, Graham Braden’s business partner, in TRAILS OF LOVE, and Aubrey Stewart, one of the badass billionaire founders of the Ladies Who Write (LWW), in ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls). Order of future books is subject to change.
Embracing Her Heart
Anything For Love
Trails of Love
Wild Crazy Hearts
Making You Mine
Searching for Love
Our Wicked Hearts
Summer of Love
Hot for Love
Claiming Her Heart
Sweet Sexy Hearts
Winter of Love
"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews
"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!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner
"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York TimesBestseller Lauren Blakely
"Melissa Foster writes her romance novels similarly to my favorite adult romance author, Danielle Steel: the perfect blend of drama, romance, friendship, love and passion."- Andrea Buginsky, author
"I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." - Tia Bach, author
"Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing (on Fated for Love)
"I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books....I am sure there are going to be other family's that intertwine and that is what I love most about these books. They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series. I am a huge fan of Marie Force. And now Melissa Foster has joined her ranks...." - I Love NY, Reviewer
Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.
4.25 stars-stirring and sensual
4.25 stars--MAKING YOU MINE is the fifth instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult The Bradens and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill-Oak Falls erotic, romance series. This is wealthy business owner Knox Bentley, and business woman Aubrey Stewart’s story line MAKING YOU MINE can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines and series is revealed where necessary. THE BRADENS AND MONTGOMERY: Pleasnt Hill-Oak Falls series is a spin off from several of the author’s other ongoing series.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Knox and Aubrey) MAKING YOU MINE follows the building romance and relationship between ‘friends with benefits’ wealthy business owner Knox Bentley, and business woman Aubrey Stewart. Aubrey Stewart is all about the success of the Ladies Who Write, an enterprise she co-owns with best friends Presley Cabot and Libby Warren, but sacrificing love is the least of her worries. Business owner Knox Bentley is hoping for something more from his two year, no strings attached / friends with benefits relationship with Aubrey Stewart, a relationship in which Aubrey refuses to see beyond the convenience of $ex. A trip to scout out a location for an upcoming movie, finds Aubrey and Knox stranded in a snow storm, battling their attraction, of which Aubrey struggles to accept or deny. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Aubrey and Knox, and the potential fall-out as Knox’s need to fix everything and everyone backfires for the two of the people he loves the most.
Aubrey Stewart doesn’t do relationship but her two year ‘affair’ with Knox Bentley is just that-a monogamous relationship with a man who is the personification of the perfect man. A week together ‘scouting’ the location at the Monroe House, finds our couple taking their no strings attached relationship to the next level, a level that turns into something more. Knox Bentley wants it all: the happy family, wife, children and more but the woman that calls to his heart refuses to accept their relationship beyond the present. Know has an ‘in’ with the owners of Monroe House, an ‘in’ that pushes the boundaries for our leading couple.
The relationship between Aubrey and Knox is a friends with benefits relationship wherein our couple find themselves together at numerous events. Aubrey is determined to remain single in an effort to focus on the business and her friends, but heart wins the battle when Knox offers Audrey something more. The $ex scenes are intimate, passionate and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
There is a large ensemble cast of colorful secondary and supporting characters including many of the author’s characters from previous instalments and cross-over series. We are introduced to Knox’s family: brother Landon, and sister Paige, as well as their parents Griffin and Elizabeth Bentley ; chef Leon and his wife Joyce; Aubrey’s brothers Troy and Joe, and their parents Hammond and Debra; and Aubrey’s best friends Presley Cabot ,Libby Warren, and Charlotte Sterling.
MAKING YOU MINE is a story of determination and acceptance; family and friendships; romance and love. The premise is stirring ; the romance is sensual and spicy; the characters are energetic and strong but I read several chapters before I was able to warm up to Aubrey Stewart –her attitude about relationships was distracting and detracted from my overall enjoyment.