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.
In WILD, CRAZY HEARTS...
High school teacher Brindle Montgomery and rancher Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they're both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace's wild, crazy heart into a frenzy--and Brindle is left wondering if she's made the biggest mistake of her life.
The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster's Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. These novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.
THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls). Order of future books is subject to change.
Embracing Her Heart
Anything For Love
Trails of Love
Wild Crazy Hearts
Making You Mine
Searching for Love
Our Wicked Hearts
Summer of Love
Hot For Love
Claiming Her Heart
Sweet Sexy Hearts
Winter of Love
"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
"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
Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.
Wild, Crazy Love
This was a wonderfully romantic book. These two have been in love with each other since early teenage years. Brindle Montgomery and Trace Jericho are the ultimate “it” couple in their small town.
Brindle is a 25 year old woman that loves to party at the creek, dancing on Tuesdays at the local bar on Girls’ Night Out and being with Trace. She is an English teacher at the local high school but she has problems with communicating with Trace though. Trace for his part is a 28 year old cowboy that didn’t go to college as he didn’t want to be away from Brindle or the ranch for long. He now helps to run the family ranch with another brother and sister due to his father’s health. Trace loves his monthly early morning horse riding with his brothers and loves his Mustang (his pet name for Brindle).
Brindle returns to Oak Falls after an extended stay in Paris, France. She is pregnant and she goes to the Jerichos’ barn bash to tell her family and Trace. Unfortunately Trace jumps to the wrong conclusions as to the paternity and the book really starts with glimpse into their relationship.
I adored how these two get over the misunderstanding and how they work on their relationship. It was a refreshing change to see the continued growth of these two and the lengths they went to to work on the relationship and themselves.
While this is a part of a series, you don’t have to read in order to comprehend this story. Also it is a sexy read. I highly recommend this to anyone over the age of 18.
Wild and sweet romance
I loved Brindle and Trace’s story! Brindle was always the wild child who didn’t want to be pinned down. She returns from her trip to Paris with a bun in the oven and sets the small town rumor mills on fire.
“I like hearing you say I’m yours... Then tell me again so I can hear it in my dreams.”
Trace and Brindle really needed to grow throughout this story. They have always had a wild on again/off again relationship. They both need to learn to forgive and allow themselves to just love each other.
I loved the narration. Savannah Peachwood has become one of my favorite narrators.
Trace & Brindle
I listened to the audiobook as well as having read this book that brings the Braden and the Montgomery clans together. Savannah Peachwood and Brian Pallino were new narrators for me, but I have to say they did a wonderful job of bringing these two lovers to life and added so much to the story telling.
Trust and communication are two things that both Brindle “Mustang” Montgomery and Trace “Cowboy” Jericho desperately need to work on.
They have a non-traditional relationship and are more than best friends with benefits since teenagers. Brindle is a wild child at heart and has never wanted to be tied down or viewed marriage the way other women do. At least that’s what she’s always thought. They fight like teenagers, lashing out at each other and pretending they don’t care, but pretending to be able to easily walk away is not working.
Brindle takes a solo trip to Paris to sort out her life, leaving Trace behind. When she extends her stay this only hurts Trace further, being the one left behind. Trace has always played by Brindle’s rules, but this trip to Paris without him makes him decide he’s taking the reins from now on, until she comes back with a revelation of her own.
Never professing their love for each other for fear of pushing the other away, hurt causing them to let accusations fly. This is how they’ve always operated, but clearly it’s not working. Each takes steps to grow up and learn to be better communicators starting with telling the truth. It’s not an easy path to take, especially for Brindle who enlists the aid of the married women in her family to help teach her to become a better communicator without running away.
Trace for his part, is relieved to finally do all the things he’s wanted to do with Brindle, starting with dating like a traditional couple instead of just hanging out and hooking up, but he also has his fair share of growing to do.
I really liked Trace. He was what you’d expect in a hero, but so much more. His pride more than anything else is what caused him to let Brindle think he could be tempted by another pretty face. When they both leave themselves exposed and vulnerable it’s touching and beautiful.
Passion and heat is never a problem for Trace and Brindle, but it’s the time they take to listen to the other and the efforts they make to become the couple they were always mean to be that grabs your heart. As with all of Melissa Foster stories you get to see family and old friends and she takes you on another wonderful ride with Wild, Crazy Hearts!