Jan 14, 2016

Surrender My Love by Melissa Foster Review

Surrender My Love
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #2:
Love in Bloom: The Bradens #14
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing January 13, 2016
World Literary Press

Annalise “Leesa” Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush—and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.
From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He’s a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there’s a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart—and a painful past—but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.
A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs—and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?

I am super excited to be to be back here Braden's of Peaceful Harbor Maryland and I am even more excited to be reading another Melissa Foster romance.

Annalise (Leesa) Avalon is a hard working teacher who gave her everything to her students and boyfriend. But when Leesa spurns a teenager’s unrequited love, he makes false allegations against her, she loses everything, her boyfriend, job and girls empowering group that she loves. Even after she has been cleared of all of the charges, Leesa feels no difference. So she heads to Peaceful Harbor for the summer, while she tries to decide her future. What she doesn't expect is fate taking it out of her hands.

Dr. Cole Braden is an Orthopedic Surgeon with a booming practice, but what he doesn't have is someone to share it all with. But for the first time is a while he feels a spark of attraction with a stranger who takes his morning coffee and muffin by mistake. After bumping in to Leesa again, he knew he wanted to get to know her more! Then fate intervened when he find out that she is working at his parents restaurant Mr. B's.

But just when things are going great, the past comes back to haunt both Cole and Leesa! Even though they say that they have put everything into the past… is that true? And will they truly be whole people without facing their demons?

This book is so moving! Oh my word I cried like a little girl in parts. It is truly a moving story that I honestly couldn't put down. I will also say that this book was a bit of an eye opener, when you hear about a person getting accused of inappropriate behavior and then they are cleared, you dismiss it from your mind without giving it a further thought, but this book makes you take a step back and think.

The plot, characters and writing was simply perfect in this story and I honestly couldn't find a thing wrong with it. It was a classic romance that just made my heart break, piece back together and then melts in to a pile of goo!

So yet again I am spellbound by another Melissa Foster book, which is why it earned 5 stars from me.

 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 World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. 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 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 social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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  1. Great review! Thank you for hosting SURRENDER MY LOVE today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. Ooh, heart goo! Sounds like you were really put through the an emotional rollercoaster with this one. It made me smile reading your review--so great! Thank you and I hope you have a happy 2016 OXOX