Embracing Her Heart by Melissa Foster Review

Embracing Her Heart

The Bradens and Montgomerys

(Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls) – Book 1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing April 17, 2018
World Literary Press
Source: ARC provided by the author


Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.

Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.

Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again—and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*


When lies and ambition separate soul mates, will they eventually find their way back to each other? That is the question being asked in the newest Melissa Foster series, and in my humble opinion, this first book has more depth than I was prepared for, but like most Melissa Foster books, it sucked me into the pages.

Embracing Her Heart set in Oak Falls, Virginia, and is centered around the return of the prodigal daughter Grace Montgomery, and her vacation from her job as screenwriter and Broadway producer, and come home to teach a class for her sister, the last thing she needed was to be dragged out of her bed by her sisters at o'dark thirty, to watch the hot guys if Oak Falls train the horses, but then seeing her ex there shocked her to her core, but you cannot help but  like Grace, with all the pain she has gone through, she is still a strong woman.

Reed Cross was home to stay after his uncle had a heart attack, and seeing Grace again sealed his happiness in being home, but when the painful truth is revealed, it shakes both Reed and Grace to their core. When it comes to Reed I had instant sympathy for his character, with his mother dying and his father abandoning him he was very lucky to be raised by his Aunt and Uncle. They with letting Grace go, Chicago, and coming home again, it would make anyone want to bury the head in the sand, but Reed is strong, despite the hits he keeps standing.

Melissa Foster has hit a home run with Embracing Her Heart! It's such a great book to start a series with, and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book!

I give Embracing Her Heart 5 stars!






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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.







1 comment

  1. Yay! I'm so happy you were sucked into the book! Thank you for taking the time to review OXOX

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