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The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
In SEIZED BY LOVE...
Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.
Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.
Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.
More Ryders coming soon!
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Swept Into Love (Gage)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
The Ryders are part of the Love in Bloom family. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.
Read the entire LOVE IN BLOOM series:
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
THE BRADENS (at 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)
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)
THE BRADENS (at 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)
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)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
"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
"[The Bradens] A sinfully sexy and heartwarming series," -- Bestselling author Amy Manemann
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. All Melissa's books may be read as stand-alone novels. They're perfect beach reads featuring alpha male heroes and smart, sassy heroines.
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Seized by Love is the first book in the Love in Bloom/Ryders Series. This book is about Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber's love story. Lizzie is flower shop owner during the day and the "Naked Baker" by Night. Her nighttime job however it mainly to put her sister though school and use the extra money to pay off her flower shop. Lizzie and Blue have known each other for years and Blue finally talks Lizzie into allowing her to date him but Lizzie fears her secret night job will be the end of their relationship.
This was my first book of Melissa's and I found it to be well thought out and her characters very well written. There was a lot of character development and I felt like I really connected to them throughout the storyline. Melissa puts a lot of emotions into her characters and you can feel them in her writing style. There is also some great sex scenes which is always nice in a romance novel. I like that I also got to know other characters and want to read their books as well.
I listened to this in audiobook form and the narration was well done. The tone, speed and inflections made the book very easy to listen to. I would listen to the narrator again.
Seized by Love
Loved the book.
This is a fairly enchanting story about a small town florist and her friend, a handy man, complicated by the woman’s secret online business which funds her and her sister’s educations. Both of the main characters are believable and the spark is easy to see.
(Trigger warning: sex-shaming women)
But. It was really upsetting to read the man’s slut-shaming towards the woman. (Not a spoiler: her online identity is basically the equivalent of an exotic dancer on a baking instructional show who speaks in sensual innuendos. Her family is very religious and she keeps this business a secret from them as well.) It’s understandable why a secret like that causes conflict. I don’t mind that it’s the central conflict.
But his paternalistic, sex-shaming, “wow my adult girlfriend isn’t a sheltered virgin she’s ruined for me” reaction made me instantly hate him, and despite a whole lot of semi-apologies and behind her back maneuvering... I couldn’t forgive him enough to enjoy the HEA.