"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
IN CLAIMED BY LOVE...
Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.
Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?
The RYDERS are just one of the many families featured in the Love in Bloom series. Each book may be read as a standalone novel, or as part of the series.
Seized by Love (Blue)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Swept Into Love (Gage)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Full LOVE IN BLOOM series:
THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
"...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." Kimberly Winning, avid reader
"Foster's tale of stubborn yet persistent love takes us on a heartbreaking and soul-searing journey." -- Readers' Favorite (on Lovers at Heart)
"Contemporary romance at its 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 (on The Bradens)
"Steamy sex scenes and heartfelt confessions...a satisfying addition to the 'Love in Bloom' series." -- Midwest Book Review (on Lovers at Heart)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. All Melissa's books may be read as stand-alone novels. They're perfect beach reads featuring alpha male heroes and smart, sassy heroines.
Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.
As I read, and now listen, to Melissa's books, the boys usually become my boyfriend, but with Duke and Gabrilella I was a little jealous!
As you go on their story with them, the descriptions of the beautiful locations take you right there, especially to the island and you beging to understand Gabriella's reluctance to change.
If you have not read or listened to any of these books before, don’t worry they are great stand alone stories, but if you have red some before, it’s like catching up with old friends.
Should you chose to listen to the book, B J Harrison's voice is very smooth and makes listening very easy. I love his voice and it added another level to the story. It also made a very long car journey, much more enjoyable :)