Friday, 17 October 2014

Books Read & Giveaway: Melissa Foster - Romancing My Love

After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn't trust--but she's determined not to let her mother's death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she's certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles--even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he's spent his life protecting those he loves. He's used to being in charge and making things right, and although he'd give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable--until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn't take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn't even realize she had--and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

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Romancing My Love is the latest book in the Love in Bloom series featuring the Braden cousins, this time it's Pierce's turn to find the love of his life when he was least expecting it.  A successful business man running a casino in Reno he definitely lives and breathes work so the last thing he expected was to fall head over heels in love at first sight!

Rebecca Rivera has totally been dealt a shitty hand in life but despite everything she is having to deal with she doesn't feel sorry for herself instead she just gets on with things and is determined to make a good life for herself without any help from others especially Pierce.

I loved the fact that Rebecca was so fiercely independent but also how over time Pierce was able to coax down her barriers to uncover her whole story but also respected her desire to do things on her own terms.  At first glance they have absolutely nothing in common yet they are the perfect match.

In most of the other Love in Bloom books my favourite character has been the family member but in Romancing My Love it was Rebecca who stole it for me.  I think mainly because I could relate to her as I too lost my mum in my twenties but that's where the similarities between us end as I certainly didn't get swept off my feet by Prince Charming,  I don't know how I would have handled everything that she had to deal with... I'd probably have crumbled and not come out fighting strong like she did!

Although Romancing My Love is part of a series it can be read as a standalone story although I'd personally recommend reading them all as you'll get to know the whole family and get a real feel for their strong family values.

I'd like to thank JB at Brook Cottage Books for sending me a copy of this eBook to review

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  1. Thanks for being an amazing host. x

  2. Good sounding Romance and thanks for running a giveaway

  3. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your mother so early. It sounds like you could really relate to Rebecca's story. Thank you for your wonderful review and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! XOXO