Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again - but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her - and the man she's never forgotten.
Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down - only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.
A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.
Taken by Love is part of the Love in Bloom series. While it can be heard as a stand-alone novel, for even more enjoyment, you may want to listen to the entire Love in Bloom series in order. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.
Luke & Daisy!!
I just love meeting the members of the Braden family and now getting to meet the branch that lives in Trusty is just a treat! This one features the first of the brothers, Luke. A man not ever looking to settle down has begun to grow his roots in his ranch. Enjoying his horses and his life, he is feeling the need to find someone to share it with. Daisy has returned to Trusty after her father's accident. After a terrible senior year in high school, she left, got her medical degree and was not looking back. But family is strong, and she has come temporarily to help out. When these two meet again, after the years that have passed, the pull is there and impossible to deny. With Daisy's days numbered though, is it even worth letting them into each others' lives? Is their love strong enough? I loved these two! Each has something to overcome and trust is a big issue! Plus, I love how Melissa Foster works in relevant issues giving us awareness of medical needs of the small town, domestic abuse and how important family is. It's a wonderful listen, with some steamy passion and a journey well worth taking!
BJ Harrison continues his narration of the Bradens, and for me he is the voice of this family. Each time, I fall into the listen and know I am in for a fantastic telling of the story. Each voice perfect for the character and all the emotion needed to make it realistic. Love his narrations.
Cowboy and Doctor, What a Mix
I received this audiobook free for an honest review. The author brought the two characters ad the small town to life. The small town life is classic. Daisy and Luke can't do anything that everyone doesn't know about. The story was well developed and thorough. The characters were authentic. The narrator did a great job with the characters' personalities and the overall story.
Going home ...
Gawd, this book brought back so many high school memories. Daisy went through a lot in high school and couldn't wait to leave Trusty. Now she's back for a short time and fearing more of the nightmare from back then.
Having been bullied in high school, I feel for Daisy. I hate going home to visit and choose not to because of it. I have no desire to run into anyone from back then. So listening to this book made me realize high school is over and many of us have moved on and forgotten about back then. But it's not easy to let go. And that's what Daisy has to deal with in this book.
I love how supportive Luke is and the fact that Kevin is her best friend and was there for her through it all. Not having that because of being in a big city, I love that she has a support system. And, now, she has all of those girls who hassled her in high school, asking her if they can help. So it was so nice to see that.
Having listened to so many Melissa Foster books, I have come to expect BJ Harrison's fun and fabulous narration. If I ever get one of her books without him narrating, I'll probably not know what to do with it.