Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dreaming of Love Book Review and Giveaway

Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

My thoughts:

I love Melissa Foster. She writes fantastic stories of people finding the right person, with quite a bit of steam mixed in! However, I have to say that I love love love this book! What could possibly make Emily Braden's story better than to set it in Tuscany? A land of beauty and romance, of architectural and cultural history, where Emily plans to get swept away in the beauty and relaxation of Italy.

She meets Dae Bray, who even though he is glorious, is the epitome of everything she fights against in her career. And he's in Italy to demolish an old building that is the centerpiece of the beliefs of the local women.

Do they have enough in common to make it work? Or will their differences tear them apart?

This is definitely a book that can be read alone, but I definitely suggest you read the whole series! You can't go wrong with any of Melissa's books!

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 

Books 7 - 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 - 20

Books 1 - 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 - 24

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  1. What a beautiful place to set a love story x

  2. I'm so glad that Emily finally got her own story.

  3. Squee!! Yay--so happy you loved it so much! Thank you for your wonderful review :-)