Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Review + Giveaway: Taken by Love by Melissa Foster


Taken By Love
The Braden’s Series Book 7

By: Melissa Foster

Released June 9th, 2014


TAKEN BY LOVE is the first of six hot, wealthy, and wickedly naughty Braden cousins, and the newest additions to the BRADEN series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster.

Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again—but she’s completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her—and the man she’s never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he’s finally ready to settle down—only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he’s never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke’s past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy’s life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can’t manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

 ~*Review by Vanessa*~

I rated Taken by Love by Melissa Foster FOUR LEAVES!!

This book was so sweet I think I need a cavity after reading it! I loved it! Daisy Honey is a doctor who’s had to go back home and face her demons from her past after her father took a fall off his tractor and needed some help. Hating being back in Trusty, she has no choice but to try to ignore the memories of all the rumors those spiteful girls spread about her in high school; doctor or no doctor there is no fixing something like that. The only thing she didn’t count on was seeing only other man, besides her best friend, that stuck up for her: town bad boy Luke Braden and he is one hot cowboy!! After literally running into Luke and almost losing her cake she realizes that the crush she used to have on him has now turned into a strong case of lust. Luke has never felt a connection to the women in his hometown, the rumors point him as what he feels is the bad guy and he has no interest in connecting, until he catches Daisy. 
Luke and Daisy have tons of hurdles that they must cross individually before they can fully commit to one another. Add the fact that she has a choice between two big city hospitals that want her, with a time limit of four weeks until she has to choose, she’s not so sure that leaving is even what she wants anymore. Can Luke convince her to stay with him or will she choose to get away from the town she thought she hated? I want a Luke he is one of the sweetest cowboys ever! Swoon!

~*About the Author*~

"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge
"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This  is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked."  International bestseller, M.J. Rose 
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

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  1. I know, isn't Luke yummy?! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book and thank you so much for your awesome review! I love your colorful site and hope to visit again! XOXO