Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.
Fall in love with Ty Braden and Aiyla Bell in an epic USA Today bestselling love story. Fate brings them together, but will tragedy tear them apart?
Do you believe in fate?
World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his--and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.
After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn't imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she'd worked so hard to create.
Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.
"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 TimesBestseller Lauren Blakely
WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:
THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
The Bradens are a series of sexy stand-alone romances bursting with rich family ties and everlasting love. These hot contemporary love stories feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary and new adult romance, and women's fiction.
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 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 BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS
Promise My Love
Our New Love
Daring Her Love
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)
Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)
Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Swept Into Love (Gage)
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional love stories are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.
"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.
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The true meaning of love
The first book I read of Melissa’s was the beginning of the Love in Bloom series and I have read every one since then. I have to admit this latest book, “The Thrill of Love”, is my favorite. It is well written and it drew me in right from the first chapter.
As we find out in the beginning of the book, Aiyla and Ty met for the first time in Switzerland. They made a pact at that time that if fate was on their side, they would meet again. And as fate would have it… a charity bike ride/marathon in Colorado brings them back together.
They are drawn to each other once again and begin to realize that they belong together. But as it happens, that may not be as easy as it seems as fate may have other plans for them. Their love and commitment is tested by a potential tragedy and decisions need to be made. Can they weather the storm or will they lose each other once again?
Be prepared for an emotional ride as you read this book. It is a story of love, of pain, of fear and of true commitment. I recommend it without hesitation but be sure to have some tissues ready!
The narrator,BJ Harrison does a great job. He has a very easy to listen to voice and I enjoyed this book.
Ty and Aiyla
Ty Braden is a thrill seeker, photographer (I’m talking National Geographic here), and quite the lady’s man, if his reputation is accurate. He never thought of settling down with one woman until he met Aiyla Bell. She is an adventurer, and she’s also a photographer (of older faces around the world). They spent five amazing days together in Saint Luc, but agreed to let fate decide if they would meet again. Fate plays a big part in this story. Ty and Aiyla do meet again, and as any good romance novel dictates, they fall in love. But that’s not all there is to this story. In fact, that’s pretty much the beginning. All it takes is one life changing event…
Melissa Foster has written another wonderful, hot, heart-wrenching, love filled story that will make you believe in fate and the forever kind of love that seems so rare these days. When you read this story, be prepared to feel all the feels, cry the tears, laugh and love right along with the Bradens. This story runs so much deeper than most. Grab it and enjoy the ride!
B.J. Harrison narrates the audio version of this story so well. His voice and inflections so clearly bring this story to life. My imagination was pretty good when reading the book, but hearing someone else read it put a whole new spin on the story for me. Such a good one!
What a “Thrill”
I haven’t written a review in a very long time, but after reading Ty & Aiyla’s story I had to share my thoughts. This book was fantastic! What a beautifully told love story. I cried so much. Not once did I feel frustrated with any of the characters. This book was real. I believe that the love Ty feels for Aiyla is real and should not be discounted. I’ve witnessed a love like this; and it’s a beautiful thing.