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Publisher Description

Discover the magic of Melissa Foster’s writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

DESTINED TO LOVE is a BRONZE MEDAL WINNER in the Readers' Favorite Awards - Romance Sizzle Category

Love hot cowboys?

Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.

After ditching a horrific relationship--and her veterinary practice in the process--Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life.

Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny--and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.


Be sure to get PROMISE MY LOVE, Rex & Jade's wedding novella!


All BRADEN novels can be read as stand-alone books or as part of the larger series.



Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)

Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)

Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)

Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)

Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)

Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)




Want more LOVE IN BLOOM books? Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.


Sisters in Love

Sisters in Bloom

Sisters in White


Taken by Love (Luke)

Fated for Love (Wes)

Romancing My Love (Pierce)

Flirting with Love (Ross)

Dreaming of Love (Emily)

Crashing into Love (Jake)



Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)

**Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens**



Game of Love (Dex)

Stroke of Love (Sage)

Flames of Love (Siena)

Slope of Love (Rush)

Read, Write, Love (Kurt)


Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)

Healed by Love (Nate)

Surrender My Love (Cole)

River of Love (Sam)

Crushing on Love (Shannon)

Whisper of Love (Tempest)

Thrill of Love (Ty)


"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." Kimberly Winning, avid reader

"Sensual, sexy, and satisfying. A captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life." -- Bestselling author, Keri Nola


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sass

November 8
World Literary Press
World Literary Press, LLC

Customer Reviews

LKKtechie ,

Lovers Destiny

Destined For Love is Rex Braden and Jade Johnson’s love story set in Weston, Colorado. I read this story several years ago, loved it then and now that I was able to listen to the audio version I found I still loved it!! I completely love Melissa Foster. Her writing is fun, sexy, emotional, with lots of heat, and alphas galore! Both Rex and Jade are smart, sexy, beautiful people inside and out. Will they find their forever love even if their father’s do not bring an end to a 40 year feud?
BJ Harrison is the narrator once again. He does an excellent job with the variety of characters in a Melissa Foster book.
I received an ALC in exchange for an honest review. *****

Xiaguan2014 ,

Jade and Rex

A lovely story of two star crossed lovers. Jade is a wonderful woman burned in love......Rex is a homebody who never found the right girl......or he did long ago and never acted on it. Their chance to make them both happy is full of drama and fun times. A great story but I’m not thrilled with the narrator. I sometimes have a hard time with a male narrator or doesn’t do female voices well. It feels forced to me but it doesn’t make you not want to know what happens !

romancereader77 ,

Destined for Love

This is Rex’s and Jade’s forbidden love story. Just like the first book in the series this one drags out in the first half of the book. It makes the beginning of the story a little boring. Toward the end it picks up and is really good. It even made me cry in parts. I got this in a three book collection so I’ll be reading the next one too.

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