Discover the magic of New York Times best seller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of fans have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance families. All Love in Bloom books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series.
For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed football player-turned-author was supposed to be easy.... Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.
Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life, running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress - including relationships.
When Amber hosts a book signing for famed athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.
Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting - his reputation, his sisters, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.
Amber Montgomery and Dash Pennington are absolutely perfect together. Dash is instantly smitten with Amber when they first meet but she feels Dash is too much man for her since he is so outgoing and she keeps pretty much to herself due to her suffering from epilepsy. Knowing about her condition, he does his research so when he convinces her to go on a date with him, he is prepared should anything happen. Once they begin to date, she realizes he is very romantic and has a big heart. They take you on a journey of unconditional love, fear and a host of other emotions. Dash is so swoony worthy and romantic you can’t wait to see what he’ll do next and you hope Amber’s fears don’t keep her from finally getting her HEA that she so desperately wants.
Another amazing story by Melissa Foster. Meg Sylvan and Tim Paige do a great job narrating Dash and Amber’s story.
Great addition to this series
In typical Melissa Foster fashion, this book was a heart warming story full of romance that I loved from the start.
In this book, we get Dash and Amber's story. Dash, a former football player turned motivational speaker, wrote a book that was featured in Amber's bookstore. Amber, the heroine of this story is a bookstore owner who also happens to have epilepsy. When this pair meet, the chemistry between them is not only instantaneous but also off the charts. Their connection gives the reader the love at first sight feel even from the pair's first encounter.
Overall, this was a great read that I enjoyed from page one. This was a slow burn romance that also gave the reader a tasteful insight into Amber's epilepsy. The characters were well written and their interactions whether they were the main characters or a supporting characters were entertaining and it was good to see characters from the previous books in the series as a means to catch up with them.
In the audio version of this book, the narrators Meg Sylvan and Tim Paige did a great job bringing this story to life making it an enjoyable listening experience. In the end, this was a great read and listen that I would recommend to others.