Jan 21, 2015

Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster review

Dreaming of Love
The Bradens #11, Love in Bloom # 19
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing January 20th, 2015

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?
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So before I tell you my feeling on this story, let me tell you about the story itself. Emily; the giving sister to all those yummy Braden men has finally made her way to Tuscany. A place she has always wanted to visit and explore, not only for the architecture (she is an architect after all), but for the history and romance of the place. One her first day at the villa where she is staying, she meets Dae, a demolition expert who is there for work.
Their chemistry is instant and it is much more than a fling for both of them. After promising each other their days, until Dae has to concentrate on the job that he is there for. But within a instant of knowing Emily, Dae knew his job was going to be an issue between them and he was going to work hard not to allow that…but will that wish actually come true.
I have to say that this book is THE romance book I have always wanted to read. I know that statement sounds weird, but it is true. I read romances every day and they tend to follow the same pattern, boy meets girl, other girl wants boy, jealousy happens, boy fights for girl 1 and then they have a happy ever after. But in this book there is no dramatic break up that send your heart through the wringer, there is no other women whom you want to slap. This story is just a wonderful sweet romance, where two adults fall in love and make adult choices! And I LOVED every second of this book.
As always with Melissa Foster, this book is well thought out, the characters are whole and story delicious. This is my favorite Braden story ever told and one that I will reread again and again, as it sparks such warm emotions in me that I want to go out to search for my own house of wishes!
I give Dreaming of Love a very well deserved 10 out of 10.

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"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge
"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This  is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked."  International bestseller, M.J. Rose
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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  1. I hope you find your own house of wishes too!! I'm so touched that you appreciated this book so much and plan on reading it again and again :-)
    Thank you for the fabulous review and for being such a loyal reader XOXO

  2. Thank you for hosting today!! GREAT Review!