Friday, 31 January 2014

Books Read: Melissa Foster - Sea of Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, book 4)

Lacy Snow wasn't looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living--and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction. As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores--and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love. Fifteen months--and hundreds of flirty emails, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats--later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy's phobia meets Dane's past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love. 

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In Sea of Love we meet Lacy, the youngest Snow sister, and Dane, one of the Braden boys, from the two families that have made up the 9 part Love in Bloom series from Melissa Foster.

Having first met at the double wedding of Lacy's sisters the previous year they have not seen each in person since, instead they have been having some pretty intense online and video chats so both are nervous and full of anticipation to finally see each other again at the wedding of Dane's brother Treat and Max.  And when they do meet it's clear that the chemistry is still pretty hot between them so can they make the transition from a virtual relationship?...

For me this series grows from strength to strength and I think I'm a little bit fickle because most of the Braden boys have become my favourite during their story and with Dane it was no different.  One of the things that really had me rooting for him was how he was willing to do whatever it took to help Lacy confront her phobia head on even if it meant him making sacrifices in his own life.  Who could ask for anything more from the man they love?

But at the same time I could understand Lacy's fear and reluctance to commit, she too has a job that she loves and she's frightened to open her heart to him knowing how dangerous his job is and that she could lose him at any time.

I liked the fact that the relationship side of things is different in Lacy and Dane's story than we've seen from the other couples in the series as they've already built the groundwork to a relationship during their virtual exchanges, so for them it's more a case of working at taking their relationship to the next level.  

Even though I knew exactly how it was going to end before I even started reading it was still an enjoyable story to read, full of relationship highs and lows and as I've come to expect from this series some pretty racy scenes too.

I'd like to thank Shaz at Fiction Addiction Book Tours for sending me a copy of this eBook to review. 


  1. What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to read and post on your great site! XOXO

  2. Thank you Sharon. Great you think the series is going from strength to strength :)