In Dreaming of Love, Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does - with the exception of finding true love. She's watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn't have.
Dae Bray doesn't do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work - until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule - and just about everything else he's ever believed about himself.
Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?
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Expertly written and narrated.
Dreaming of Love is the story of Emily Braden and Dae Bray. Emily is on vacation in Italy and meets Dae who is there for work, at the villa they are staying at. They hit it off and spend time together. Several other stories are within this one, the wishing tree and the MIA son in law of the owners of the villa. I love the way Melissa Foster had weaves them together flawlessly resulting a heartfelt novel. BJ Harrison’s narration accentuates the emotions already described. I highly recommend this audiobook.
...the heart wants what it wants.
It feels like I've been waiting forever for Emily Braden to find her Prince Charming. Surprisingly, it wasn't how I thought it would be. Dreaming of Love is the story of two dreamers in desperate need of a wake up call. Foster puts Emily on a collision course with heartache in the form of Dae Bray. He's the antithesis of everything Emily believes in. Their path is paved with heartbrak and the guiding light of compromise. Out of the collateral damage comes the hope for something more. I got more than I ever expected, but was still hoping for a little bit more.
Dae Bray (sigh) is amazing. The romance, the love, the understanding all makes him the best so far. The fact that Dae and Emily have pretty much opposite jobs, yet he doesn’t think twice about it being an issue between them makes his true feelings shine through. There is never a doubt that Emily and Dae will end up together.
From the first time Melissa Foster brought Emily into the books, I wanted to know her story. I knew she would find her happy every after, I mean she is a Braden, but who, when, and where??? Of all the female characters in this series she is the toughest, the roughest, and the most deserving. Her upbringing of being raised by a single mom with all those brothers around her could not possibly be easy. Then she goes on to be so successful, yet all alone. I was thrilled with Dreaming of Love came out and was Emily’s story.
BJ Armstrong's voice is perfect for this series. He is able to portray each character perfectly while keeping the pace of the book. The emotions each character feels are felt as he reads the book pulling me in with each chapter.