Friday, 14 February 2014

Books Read: Melissa Foster - Bursting with Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, book 5)

After having her heart broken by a country music star, Savannah Braden has sworn off men. She takes a break from her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for a weekend at a survivor camp to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. But when she meets the handsome guide, Jack Remington, she's drawn to everything about him--from his powerful physique to his brooding stare--despite the big chip on his shoulder. Powerless to ignore the heated glances and mounting sexual tension, Savannah begins to reassess her hasty decision.

After losing his wife in a tragic accident, Jack Remington found solace in the Colorado Mountains. This solitary existence allows him to wallow in his guilt and punish himself for having made a decision that he believes cost his wife her life. He never expected to want to return to the life he once knew--but then again, he never expected to meet gorgeous, stubborn, and competitive Savannah Braden.

One passionate kiss is all it takes to crack the walls the two have built to protect themselves, and allow love to slip in. While Jack fights his way through his guilt, and struggles to get back into the lives of those he left behind, Savannah is there to help him heal, and together they nurture hope that they've finally found their forever loves.

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In Bursting with Love we meet Savannah, the sole girl in the Braden family who's had to be a tough cookie to survive in a household full of men, and Jack Remington, the first member of the new family in the Love in Bloom series.

After finally calling it a day with her on/off boyfriend Connor she decides to take some time out and signs up for a survivor weekend in the mountains.  Jack Remington has shut himself away from the world following the death of his wife, running camp survival weekends in the middle of nowhere.  So the last thing either of them expected was the magnetic pull that they feel when they meet, something they both try their best to ignore as neither are ready for a new relationship at this time...

This was such an emotionally driven story as we see Jack conflicted and struggling to deal with mixed emotions, he's still trying to come to terms with his guilt over the death of his wife but now he's also having to deal with his feelings towards Savannah.

It was also great to finally get to know who Savannah really is, as we've only seen glimpses of her in the previous books in the series, as she struggles to deal with her emotions towards Jack and her desire to help him reunite with his family.  She's used to being the strong one, both in her family and at work, so isn't used to feeling so out of control.

I love the way that these stories can be read as part of a series, as I have done having read all the previous 7 books, but can also be read as standalones as reading each book you get a feel as to where each character slots into the family dynamics.    

Once again Melissa Foster has created the perfect formula, a steamy romance with its fair share of drama along the way as we all know life isn't always smooth sailing!


  1. Great review Sharon :)

    Thank you for supporting the Love in Bloom tours.


  2. Thanks for the awesome review Sharon! Love that you've kept up with every book in the series. On this day of love, it's a fitting post about romance :-)