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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Review: Surrender my love by Melissa Foster

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Love in Bloom: The Bradens #14
Melissa Foster
Releasing on 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?

My Thoughts:
Every time I read a Melissa Foster book I immediately have a new favorite, but then comes another great book and that one becomes my favorite. It's a never-ending cycle. 
When I read what this book was about I just knew I had to read it and I'm so happy I did. Ms. Foster has a way of making you adore her characters, from the leading characters to the supporting characters. Leesa and Cole have to be my favorite (until I read another of her books) couple. There was such a gentleness and kindness about Cole that made me want to cuddle him. Leesa has such a huge heart and even though she was cleared of any wrongdoing, the whole situation shook her faith in herself. Leesa though that she could start over in Peaceful Harbor, but she didn't realize how much she needed to go back and find the closure of her old life. I think everyone of us could relate to Leesa in one way or another. These characters both had some problems in relations, but from the moment Cole gave Leesa his muffin you just knew that they could help heal each other. 
Siiiigh. I really did find this book lovely and every character unique. 
My rating: 4


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.