Voted Best Book Series of 2013 by Supportive Business Moms, UK.
Bursting with Love is the newest addition to The Bradens (Love in Bloom series) by New York Times & USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to listeners who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction....
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 Colorado Mountains. 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.
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Be Open to Love
Beautiful, strong and extremely capable Manhattan attorney Savannah Braden has had it with her on again off again boyfriend country music star Connor Dean. Questioning why she took him back after cheating on her multiple times, she decides to get away at a survivor camp in the mountains, hoping to rebuild her confidence and get her head and heart on straight. She doesn’t need a man in her life, but watching her brothers fall in love makes her question when will it be her turn?
Savannah doesn’t count on meeting the brooding, handsome alpha Jack Remington, their pilot and survival guide for the next few days. Although he’s anything but friendly, she’s inexplicably attracted to him, from his rugged good looks to his masculine physique and although he brings new meaning to the term gruff, he shares the powerful attraction, stealing glances as if against his own will. This throws her making her question herself even more.
Jack has walked away from life, leaving family and friends behind after losing his beloved wife Linda in a tragic accident two years earlier. An accident he blames himself for. He can’t get past the guilt, so he runs away to the mountains living a solitary life and punishing himself, not allowing any happiness, joy or love into his life.
He is not prepared for the magnetic force of attraction he feels for Savannah and after saving her from a bobcat, they share a passionate kiss that changes everything..
Jack, confused and ruled by guilt waffles between being the broken man and self-proclaimed mean bastard he is and the old Jack wanting to reemerge.
Savannah is exactly what Jack needs, but is he what she needs? Will she forever be living with Linda’s ghost or will Jack be able to finally face his past and put it to rest?
This is a very emotional story of love and loss and love again, packed with intense and spontaneous heat, passion, romance and love. There are tender sweet moments, heartbreaking memories and coming to terms with the truth of what we should assume responsibility for and what is simply fate.
The family reunion was particularly heartfelt and emotional. B.J. Harrison does a phenomenal job of bringing these characters to life. He has perfect timing, knowing when to speak softly and when to raise his voice, the way you do when making a point or losing your temper. Once again his cadence and different voices make it easy to follow the story, easily recognizing each character. He does an amazing job of voicing the parents, putting you in the story as if a witness to the action.
Another 5 stars for Melissa Foster for bringing a story of self-forgiveness, enlightenment and letting yourself be open to the possibility of love, told in the way only she can do it justice!
Time to go to the woods and find love
Savanah is the only girl in the Weston, CO. Bradens family. Her father and brothers love her in their overbearing way. She decides that a wilderness weekend is just what she needs to get over a bad break up. Jack’s solution to a tragic loss is to go off into the woods and have very limited contact with his family, friends and the world in general. Fate brings Savanah and Jack together. Together their love is beautiful, touching but still very hot. I recently got to come back to the woods and revisit Jack and Savannah’s story while listening to the audio recording. This is one of my favorite Melissa Foster stories. The narrator does a great job getting into the head of each character and making the words come to live.
Anyone who is familiar with this series or Melissa Foster can tell where this is going, but OH MY….it was hot and fun getting there.
Throughout the Snow Sisters Series, the men have been hot, sexy and romantic. Jack is all those things, but he is also rough and tough with a lot more baggage than the other men. At first I had a hard time warming up to Jack. He came across as rude, obnoxious, and downright uncaring. Then I started getting glimpses of his true self, the self from before the accident, the self he has hidden so deep inside it had to claw its way back out. These glimpses warmed my heart for him. Whether he was able to stay with Savannah or not I really wanted him to be happy again. To understand it is called an accident for a reason and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it and to make up with those closest to him.
Savannah is amazing. Not many people can understand what Jack is going through and know the right words to say and the right way to comfort him. At no point did she push him to move on, or forget his wife. She had all the right words to encourage him to make things right, but in his own time frame. I also enjoyed seeing how strong Savannah was, standing up to a groveling ex who caused her nothing but heart ache without knowing if Jack really was her happily ever after.
I am so glad that Savannah got her happily ever after; it’s been a long time coming in this series. Hugh is up next and I can hardly wait to read it. The Remington’s story will follow. Melissa Foster is amazing, she keeps coming up with such different, but equally romantic and fun stories about each character. This is a series I recommend, but you can read any of the books as a standalone.