Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Taken by Love by Melissa Foster + GIVEAWAY

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My own copy
The blurb:

Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again--but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down--only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Daisy Honey is back in Trusty, where she meets Luke again. She always liked him, but he was two years older and never seemed to show interest before.

Both characters had a certain spark surrounding them and they both had their own story to tell as well. It was great getting to know them and reading about their feelings. They came across so natural and honest.

Daisy’s and Luke’s relationship developed fast, but that didn’t bother me at all. They had so much chemistry and as a reader I just felt that they were made for each other. Luke finally found someone, who really showed him was love is.

Their story is flirty, passionate, honest, sexy and just so adorable. I loved, how they both expressed their emotions. When they were together the sun was shining. On the other hand, both characters still had their own past following them and also important decisions to make about their future. It was just so sweet to read, how they made the other person feel.

Melissa’s writing is entertaining, passionate and very gripping. The only thing that bothered me a little bit was that there were a lot of other characters involved as well, but it seemed like some of them weren’t really part of it though. I think part of that is explained with the fact that this book is part of a series. I just think that some of the people didn’t fit in the story, they had no real place in it.

The ending is sweet and all the scenes, where Luke and Daisy were together were just so adorable :)


My possible cast:

Luke: model

Daisy: Amber Lancaster

About the author:

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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. 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 annual 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.

Visit Melissa on The Women's NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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  1. Simona, I think the other characters are either coming up in the series or may have already been in the series.

    Great review!

    Thank you for supporting Melissa on tour.


  2. I like your casting for Luke and Daisy ;-)
    The characters are linked throughout the books, which is why there are a few people that may not have made sense. This is how readers who follow the series are able to catch up with the whole family.
    I am so happy you enjoyed the book and I'm glad I could visit your blog! Thank you for your amazing review and for joining the tour. I hope to drop by again! XOXO