Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dreaming of Love + 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+**

This story is fast paced and romantic. It sucked me in after the first few pages. The settings and beauty of Italy are well described. It made me jealous and want to be there to experience what Italy had to offer. 
Much like our own culture, Italy also has traditions passed down from generation to generation. In this story, there's the myth of the House of Wishes where women go to pray and wish about love, happiness, and miracles. It has been passed down for many years from mother to daughter in the  surrounding locations. A disruption to traditions like this can either make people drift apart or come together. 
Melissa did an excellent job with making the characters come to life. Each one had they're distinct personality, and many could be found relate-able.
Emily Braden is a successful architect who is hard working and determined. Her brothers are overprotective and have found it's time for her to take a break from her work. It's hard for her because it's not what she's used to. Like many of us, Emily always dreamed of going to Italy. Her brother helps her dreams come true. While there, Emily meets Dae Bray, who is a demolitionist. Dae likes to live in the moment and helps Emily see the small things she's missing.
Love can happen fast and one can fall hard. Like many of us, the differences in their lives could keep them apart if they allowed it.   

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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.
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  1. What a beautiful name the house of wishes is x So glad you enjoyed your read xx

  2. I'm so happy the characters came to life for you! I love hearing that from my readers! Thank you for the wonderful review--I'm so glad you enjoyed it XOXO