Monday, 1 September 2014

Fated for Love - by Melissa Foster

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My own copy
The blurb:

Librarian Callie Barnes has visions of reading and relaxing--and maybe having a few too many drinks--on her girls' weekend away. Her hopes are crushed when her friends pull into a dude ranch instead of a spa, and she refuses to say longer than one night. That is...until she realizes the ranch is owned by sinfully sexy, and dangerously rugged, Wes Braden--the subject of her late-night fantasies.

Fearless rancher Wes Braden thinks he's the luckiest guy on the planet when the sweet, sexy librarian from his hometown shows up at his ranch. Their connection is white-hot, making it impossible for either to ignore their carnal desires. Wes is more than willing to convert sweet Callie from chick lit to a world of erotic romance, but Callie ties sex to love, and Wes avoids commitment like the plague.

Callie is thrust into physically demanding activities that ignite her deepest fears. Luckily, Wes is as tender as he is strong, and he's there every step of the way to help her find her inner strength. With Callie's influence, Wes might even discover that he's been nursing a few fears of his own. Passion pulls Callie and Wes from their safe, comfortable lives into each other's arms, and they're about to find out just how alike they really are.

My Opinion:

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

This is my second book by Melissa Forster and of course the Braden series. I read Luke and Daisy’s story before and I loved it.

Now it was time for Wes Braden, Luke’s older brother. I loved him ;) He’s fearless, strong, protective, sweet, caring and very understanding, oh and did I mention very hot?! Well, definitely book boyfriend material ;)

Then there was Callie, sweet librarian Callie. I instantly clicked with her. She loves books and reading and would love to live in the books… So I found ways to relate to her very easily. Every Thursday she had to get three books ready for non other than Wes Braden, her secret crush ;). Well, I can’t blame her…
One thing I thought was a little disappointing, was that she was just living in her world, without wanting a big social interaction, with others, especially men. The good thing about that: her three best friends, who whisked her away for a ranch weekend, pretending it would be a spa weekend, very clever. Oh well, and who owns the ranch?!
Well, I think you have guessed, yes it’s Braden.

Their chemistry and passion was pretty obvious from then on and they couldn’t keep their hands off each other, developing deep feelings for the other person very fast, but it was always kept very real, which I liked. It helped to read about both perspectives, to get an honest and authentic inside to their love story.
Callie had to face a lot of fears on this ranch, but she did overcome them, also with a little help from Wes, he was so tender and caring, oh my…
I can assure you that there are plenty of passionate and sweet scenes, like a love story has to be in my eyes, of course with a little drama as well and his family was included too, I loved reading about Daisy and Luke again.

And Callie’s friends?! Well, the friends, one could wish for and they were so funny as well… There were so many hilarious scenes, a great change to the passionate storyline, but always together as one and not separate.

My favourite Melissa Foster so far J


My possible cast:

Wes: Ryan Guzman

Callie: Lacey Chabert

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. Oh Simone! I have to post this on FB and share with readers - Love those picks for a cast!! xox

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  2. I would love to read this book! Simona's cast is perfect as always :)