Thursday, January 14, 2016

Surrender My Love Review & Giveaway

Book #2 The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor, Love in Bloom

Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love. .

In SURRENDER MY LOVE... Annalise "Leesa" Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush--and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.

From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He's a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there's a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart--and a painful past--but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.

A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs--and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?

SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
The second novel in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor series made me tear up. Surrender My Love is a relatable story with well developed characters.  
It's scary how easy one event, accusation, or rumor could completely turn your life upside down.  
Annalise "Leesa" Avalon's life is in shambles after a student she's been helping makes claims about how she's acted around him. After weeks of her life being invaded during an investigation, placed on leave, relationships destroyed, and friendships tested.  
Now Annalise must find some order in the mess that's been made. Escaping to a new town and going by the name Leesa, Annalise must try to find herself or who she truly wants to be. Waiting for the bomb to drop of someone recognizing her get tiring, especially after she meets Cole. Now Annalise "Leesa" has to worry about her past affecting more than just her.  
Cole Braden is the eldest of the Braden brothers. He's the one who has taught and encourage his younger siblings that family and loyalty come first. He cares deeply for his family and for his patients. Since meeting Leesa, the workaholic doctor has found that living life is just as important as him work.  
My favorite part of the Braden novels is seeing their family interact. I love how close nit and caring they are for one another. They love to tease each other, yet the loyalty and love they have for each other runs deep. 
Two people who have very similar values and interest can fall deeply in love fast. Annalise must deal with her present issues to determine if there's a possible loving future with Cole. The way Annalise faces her situation left me tearing up.

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Healed by Love (Love in Bloom, The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor #1)
Meet the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor and fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old—but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive.

THE BRADENS AT PEACEFUL HARBOR are one of the newest additions to the Braden series and the LOVE IN BLOOM family.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

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  1. Loved your review, so glad you enjoyed it so much x

  2. I'm so touched that the story affected you so much. It sounds like you truly loved the characters. Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. Have a happy 2016 XOXO