The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
"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!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
IN USA Today bestseller ROMANCING MY LOVE...
After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn't trust--but she's determined not to let her mother's death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she's certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles--even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.
Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he's spent his life protecting those he loves. He's used to being in charge and making things right, and although he'd give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable--until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.
Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn't take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn't even realize she had--and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?
WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:
THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO)
Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)
The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
THE BRADENS (Weston, CO)
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)
THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS
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." K. Winning
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.
"Melissa Foster writes her romance novels similarly to my favorite adult romance author, Danielle Steel: the perfect blend of drama, romance, friendship, love and passion."- Andrea Buginsky, author
"I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." - Tia Bach, author
"Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing (on Fated for Love)
"I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books....I am sure there are going to be other family's that intertwine and that is what I love most about these books. They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series. I am a huge fan of Marie Force. And now Melissa Foster has joined her ranks...." - I Love NY, Reviewer
"Melissa's writing reminds me of Linda Lael Miller's Creed Saga..that spanned a bajillion books, or so it seemed. Well, except for one thing, Melissa's story has a little more spice." - A Chick Who Reads
"I love family-oriented stories, or series that focus on a family. [...] In a way it reminded me of Bella Andre's Sullivans series." - Joy, Goodreads Reviewer
"Between Melissa and Marie Force I'm in readers heaven." - A Reviewer
"Steamy and sensual with huge heart! I had to start reading the 2nd book right away! My new favorite author! If you're a Nora Roberts fan, you'll love Melissa Foster's books!" - K. Winning
"...a great circle of friends bring echoes of favorite Maeve Binchey novels mixed with thoroughly modern American romance."- Sheila D.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Pierce and Rebecca had me captivated!
I first read this book a couple years ago upon discovering some of Melissa Foster's other books. I recently had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook and rediscover this great story. Pierce is a typical alpha male on the surface, but with a huge caring heart underneath that big cloak of privacy and workaholic lifestyle. Rebecca is likable from the very beginning as the reader learns of some of her struggles-some that she is still working through. I tend to read very fast, and sometimes I miss little details, so I really liked taking the time to listen to the audiobook and get re-introduced to the characters. I only gave it 4 out of 5 because the premise of the story (rich guy/down on her luck girl) has been so overdone. Melissa actually does a great job developing characters that not only "fit" together, but that I wanted to get to know!
Romancing My Love is one of my favorite books by this author. Casino owner Pierce Braden still has a small town guy feel. He isn’t one to be throwing his money around and acting like the important rich guy.
Rebecca Rivera is a strong heroine who doesn’t go around whining about her lot even though she has had a lot of hardships to endure. Her biggest fault is she gets so much into doing everything for herself she can’t let anyone help her. Her pride and stubbornness trips her up at every turn.
I loved listening to this audiobook on my commute. The excellent narration really added to the story and kept me interested and entertained.
Pierce the Protector
I listened to this Audiobook and it really brought the book I read and loved a couple of years ago to life for me. I really enjoyed it again in this new way! BJ Harrison is a wonderful narrator, his ability to switch voices/characters is just flawless. You really feel as if you are a part of the story.
I love Pierce and Rebecca! The chemistry between these two is crazy!! They are both such real and likable characters! Pierce, being the eldest of the Braden siblings has always been the protector and always gone after what he wants. He didn't see Rebecca coming though. She made him want things he didn't think he wanted. Rebecca has been through so much and is just so strong. She is trying so hard to be independent and the last thing she needs is someone coddling her. But she wants Pierce and can't stop from falling for him. These two characters are so opposite but they really work and are so good together! I loved watching them fall in love and seeing Pierce in a whole different light.
Another amazing Braden story! Love this family!