Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. 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 for years, running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting—his reputation, his family, 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.
Within the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection, characters from each sub-series appear in future books.
The Bradens at Weston
The Bradens at Trusty
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor
The Bradens & The Montgomerys
Steeles at Silver Harbor
Wild Billionaires After Dark
Bad Billionaires After Dark
Tru Blue and The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor
The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside
"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews
"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
"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner
"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
"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
I’ve read every book Melissa has released and Dash is my favorite. He makes me swoon and want to be so girly and feminine and wear ruffle socks just so he could look at me and make me blush. ❤️
Great Small Town Romance
I absolutely loved Sweet, Sexy Heart by Melissa Foster, it is an incredible love at first sight love story. It is the ninth book in her The Bradens and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hills – Oak Falls series. Sweet, Sexy Heart is the first book that I have read by Melissa Foster and am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. I was pleased that each book is a standalone and that I did not have to have read the other books in her series to enjoy Sweet Sexy Heart. Melissa Foster showed that she is an amazing storyteller. I could not put Sweet, Sexy Heart down and I loved every page. Who doesn't love hot sexy men, strong females, loving families and friends, who always support one another? I really enjoy how the book is told from the perspective of the main characters. I love getting the insight and feelings from the different characters. Sweet, Sexy Heart is a love at first sight love story and is filled with heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. I love the lighter moments where I find myself smiling and laughing out loud. My favorite moments are the ones that pull at my heartstrings that cause me to sigh, as I read the heartbreaking moments. Sweet, Sexy Heart is filled with such moments, and with so much emotion. It is filled with all those things that we have come to love and expect in a love story, Melissa Foster did not disappoint, especially with the poignant and bittersweet moments that filled this page turner. Sweet, Sexy Heart is the story of Dash Pennington, retired professional football player, current motivational speaker and author of a new book, Capturing the Fire Within and Amber Montgomery, owner of Story Time bookstore, who was hosting the first stop of his book signing tour. Amber suffers from epilepsy and has a service dog, Reno. Amber and Dash meet when Dash arrives early in Oak Harbor for some rest and relaxation and his friend Sinclair “Sin” Vernon takes him to a jam session to meet Amber. He is taken by her before he even is introduced. After the introduction Amber disappears and heads home. Dash heads to Story Time and ends up assisting Amber in mailing out books for one of her online book clubs. Dash buys the book so that her can read himself to see what type of books Amber reads. I love that a photo of him reading the book on an airplane goes viral. Conversation between Amber and Dash flows so easily, I love that both Amber and Dash share secrets with one another that they have not shared with anyone before, especially the secrets that Dash shares about his family and Amber’s about her epilepsy. As Amber and Dash spend time together, things change between them and they both admit their true feelings for one another. I love what occurs following Amber and Dash’s first kiss, it is truly priceless. I love that Dash starts exercising with the women of Oak Harbor, and his plans for the future. My favorite part was how Dash fulfilled Amber’s teenage dreams, since teenage boys did not want to date her because of her epilepsy. I also loved what Amber and Dash did to the park for Hellie on her anniversary. It was so heartwarming. I enjoyed all the song choices that were interspersed throughout the story. I loved that Sweet, Sexy Heart is a more than just a romance, there are dilemmas that both Amber and Dash are facing that need to be resolved. I love how the storylines get so beautifully resolved. I love Dash’s proposal and the ending of the love story, how both Amber and Dash change because of their love for one another and how Dash makes Amber’s dreams come true. Sweet, Sexy Heart is filled with poignant and bittersweet moments as well as plot twists. I love the characters and the family dynamic in Sweet, Sexy Heart the characters feel like family and friends. I enjoyed all the interactions between the Montgomery siblings and Dash’s interactions with his siblings, it feels like real family love and makes me laugh at their teasing. I loved all the characters in Sweet, Sexy Heart and I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Who doesn’t love family and friends that always have each other’s backs? I thoroughly enjoyed Sweet, Sexy Heart, who doesn’t love a love at first sight love story. Highly recommend this incredible love story and am so looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
Dash a retired football player, book author and motivational speaker goes to a small town to take some time off a d visit a friend. They decided to go to the barn party and his eyes land one Amber. Amber is a book store owner and the place where he is having g his first book signing in a few weeks. But he ca t help it he pursues her. Amber has epilepsy and has a trained dog with her at all times. She doesn’t think he right for her so she continues to turn him down, but he is no quitter he continues til he wins her over. Dash turns out to be this awesome guy that loves her through her insecurities.