Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Virtual Review tour & Giveaway for Destined for Love by Melissa Foster

Join author Melissa Foster on her Virtual Review Tour for Destined for Love, presented by Tasty Book Tours from January 6 – January 17, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for Melissa to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.   You can also follow the rest of the tour here
Destined for Love
By Melissa Foster
The Bradens, Book 2

Publisher:  World Literary Press
Release Date: December 22, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 292 Pages
ISBN:   978-0-989050-89-0

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About the book: 

Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.

After ditching a horrific relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life.

Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny—and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.

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"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 Café. 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. 

Author Links
Twitter: @Melissa_Foster
My social network for women: http://www.TheWomensNest.com
World Literary Café: http://www.worldliterarycafe.com
Facebook Melissa Foster: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor  (Fanpage)

Two star crossed lovers kept apart by a family feud are the central characters in Melissa Foster’s Destined for Love, the second book in her contemporary romance series, The Bradens.  Well developed characters, good dialogue and just the right amount of spicy romance kept me turning the pages to discover what would happen next.  While a part of a series, this book can be enjoyed completely on its own.

A hard working cowboy who’s kept the family ranch running successfully, Rex Braden has reached a crossroad in his life.  Tired of settling for part time relationships, Rex knows he wants something more – he just doesn’t know what that is until he runs into Jade Johnson, the girl who got away because of a family feud.  He just didn’t realize he’d have to choose between what his heart wants and his family.

Returning home after losing her vet practice and being stalked by an ex who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word no, Jade Johnson wants a chance to start over.  When her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue, Jade realizes she can no longer deny the attraction between them.  She just didn’t plan on losing her heart.

The scenes between Rex and Jade are well written and lots of fun.  They have great verbal and physical chemistry.  Ms. Foster does a good job developing their characters; both are hard working, loyal and deeply devoted to their families.  They also know the relationship growing between them is mean to be.  They’ll have to take a united stand against their family’s ridiculous feud.

The secondary characters are also well written and I enjoyed getting to know the Bradens better.  I also enjoyed meeting Jade’s family, especially her dad, Earl.  We also get to meet Rex’s horse, Hope, who’s been a "member" of Rex’s family for a while, and who plays an important part in Rex and Jade’s relationship.

Will Rex and Jade have what it takes to make their relationship work?  Will the love between them be enough to become a bridge between their families?  You’ll have to read Destined for Love to find out, I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Foster’s work.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars       


  1. Love the site!! So glad you enjoyed the book and thank you for the awesome review! XOXO

  2. congrats to Melissa on the newest release !Thanks for sharing :)