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Friday, April 1, 2016

Review: Claimed by love by Melissa Foster


Claimed by Love
Love in Bloom: The Ryders #2
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing March 23, 2016
World Literary Press

Blurb
Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

My Thoughts:
What can I say about Melissa Foster that I haven't already said? She is one of my favorite authors. Hands down. This book was so good. If I wasn't married I'd be all over Duke(if he was real that is haha). I also love that it took place in my home state. 

Duke comes to the island as a potential investor, the last thing he expects is to fall in love. The island is a beautiful mixture of Greek and Southern style. There Duke meets Gabriella. These two were so sweet it was almost too much to handle. Even though they both had different opinions on what the island should reflect, it didn't affect how they felt about each other. The sizzling romance between these two wasn't that long, but when you know, you know.  

I've read almost all of Melissa Foster's books, and this book has secured a special place in my heart. I can't wait for these two to have little Greek babies. 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23123770-claimed-by-love

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/135715-love-in-bloom-the-ryders

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Author Info

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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