"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" (New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely)
Welcome to Oak Falls, Virginia, home to horse farms, midnight rodeos, bookstores, coffee shops, and quaint restaurants where you’re greeted like family and treated like treasured guests. Buckle up for a wild ride. Like any Southern girls worth their salt, the sweet-talking, sharp-tongued Montgomery sisters can take men to their knees with one seductive glance or a single sugarcoated sentence.
In Embracing Her Heart....
Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at 4:30 in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again - ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.
Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.
Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again - and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas....
Small town perfection
My first ever Melissa Foster book and boy, I am glad I came across it! I be checking out the other books in the series because I fell irrevocably in love with not just the characters and storyline, but the author’s writing style.
Grace and Reed’s second chance love story was…perfect!! I absolutely loved every single second of their book! The story’s pace and how everything developed between them was perfect for me!
Also, Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are brilliant narrators so that was another plus!
5 stars and a top 2021 fave.
Embracing Her Heart
Ugh. BORING. I fast forwarded through many parts and didn’t miss anything. I almost gave up on it, but I always have to know how things end.
Second Chance at love!
Grace Montgomery and Reed Cross were secret high school sweethearts and each's one true love. After graduation, Grace heads to New York and becomes an off-Broadway producer and playwriter. Reed moves to Michigan and starts a business preserving old buildings. Ten years later, Grace is home in Oak Falls visiting her family and to help in her sister's bookstore, when she's blindsided to see her one true love is back in town. While Reed is repairing her parent's porch, Grace comes face to face with the one person she has never forgotten. Once they clear the air about past hurts, the love they've had for one another is even stronger. They decide to make the most out of the three weeks they have before she returns to New York. They visit their special places from when they were dating in high school and he even surprises her with a prom they never got to go to together. He is not letting her go this time and is determined to make it work long distance when she leaves.
Grace's true happiness is with Reed in Oak Falls, a town she couldn't leave fast enough after high school and realizes deep down, she's still a country girl at heart. A wonderful story of first loves and second chances. Sebastian York and Andi Arndt are amazing narrating Grace and Reed's story.