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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.
I received this audiobook free for an honest review. All of the stores in the series get an A++. The author is so incredibly talented. Each one is a stand alone, but it is nice to listen to each in order to get a feel for the dynamics of the family. Each story is so different. It is now Savannah's turn at romance. The relationship between Savannah and Jack is very heartfelt. Savannah deserves real love. The narrator did a great job with the characters and their personalities.
It's been awhile since Melissa Foster has broken my heart, but she has managed to do it in this book. Jack's story is so heartbreaking, I had tears rolling down my face. I am so glad Savannah was his bright light in the darkness. I'm glad her sense of family made him want to reconnect with his family. And I'm really glad he and his dad had their come to Jesus conversation.
Having listened to the Remington series before listening to the Bradens, I had no idea about Jack's history. Like I said, Jack's story broke my heart. But, of course, Ms Foster gave us the "HEA" with the big family get together at the end.
Another BJ Harrison narration that guts you with the telling of the story of the accident. This is probably my favorite book by him because of the emotional toll. I can't imagine the toll it took on him to get into character and narrate this book.
This man is no match for a stubborn Braden.....
Bursting with Love is the fifth book in The Bradens mini-series, and it features the only sister of the family, the feisty and determined Savannah Braden. After dumping her cheating boyfriend, Savannah runs away to a survivalist weekend camp with a gorgeous but irritable and brooding guide named Jack Remington. Although leery of opening herself to the possibility of being hurt by love, Savannah can't fight both her powerful pull towards Jack and the challenge of getting under his skin at every turn. Jack is still grieving the death of his wife after two years and has perfected the art of being miserable. These two together seem like a disaster in the making, but the passion and chemistry when they finally give into their desires is combustible.
I liked Savannah from the very first Bradens book, and I hated watching her with her cheating boyfriend in previous books. As with so many strong, successful, beautiful women, she kept going back to the bad boy. On the surface, Jack, a former special forces soldier and modern day adventurer seems like a bad boy, but he is the best kind of sweet and loving underneath that hard exterior. As with all of Melissa Foster's stories, family drama is sprinkled throughout the book, and I teared up several times watching Jack reconnect with his family and allow himself to grieve for his deceased wife. I make the story sound heavy, but Foster employees her usual finesse to balance poignant emotions with scorching steam and a sprinkling of comedy. I already miss Jack and Savannah, and I am headed off to start Hugh Braden's story next.
BJ Harrison narrates most of the books in the Love in Bloom series, and he is an ideal choice for the single narration style. Harrison performs both male and female roles with skill, but I especially love his deep, masculine cadence for the sexy male leads. His delivery is flawless, and he makes an already moving story even more touching as an audiobook.
I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.