Jun 2, 2016

Touched by Love by Melissa Foster Review

Touched by Love
Love in Bloom: The Remingtons #6
By: Melissa Foster
Released May 18, 2016
World Literary Press

Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she’s forced to give up the very independence she’s worked so hard to achieve.

Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream—being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely—a difficult task given his attraction to one of his co-workers.

When Boyd comes to Janie’s rescue, she’s forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there’s more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn’t the only one who needs healing. Boyd’s painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.

Melissa Foster is back with a new Remington story and it's an amazing story of courage and overcoming some of the toughest obstacles a person may every have to face.

Janie Jansen is one of the top technical writers for her company, has a great friend network and is a fiercely independent women on the road to success and a wanna be romance writer, the fact that she is blind hasn't slowed her drive to be free; free of her over protective parents, free of pity and free of people believing that not being able to see, means that she is less of a person!

Boyd Hudson is a firefighter and a consultant to the same company that Janie works for, he looks like a man who has drive, determination and looks like he hasn't a care in the world! Though that is very far from the truth; Boyd is haunted by a tragic accident that claimed his parents lives as a child and still lives with the trauma of that today. He avoids every kind of commitment that could stop him from aching his goal of becoming a Doctor.

Janie and Boyd always had a fun co-worker relationship and maybe a little flirting thrown in, until a accident changes all of that and they realize they mean so much more to each other. But will Boyd's overprotective nature and Janie's fierce independence be their downfall?

Now I know I say this with all of Melissa Foster's books, but I truly loved this book! So much so it reduced me to tears. I loved the way that the perceptions were reversed and that the one person who looks like they have it all together, is the one that is falling apart on the inside! I loved the way the characters were sweet and understanding towards each other and just how much their love bloomed.

The writing was smooth and flawless and the plot was without holes, though I would have loved to read a bigger seen between Janie and her parents. I also loved the introduction of Amber and her service dog. But oh boy! Did Kiki steal almost every scene she was in! Oh my goodness she was a riot!

I give Touched by Love a very well earned 5 stars!

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. Thank you for sharing your amazing review!

  2. Kiki really was hilarious to write--I'm glad you enjoyed her and the other characters. It's so fun reading the reviews on Touched by Love. Janie seems to have affected so many. Thank you for reading and reviewing OXOX