*All BRADEN books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the series*
In CRASHING INTO LOVE...
Fiona Steele has a great career, strong friendships, and a loving family. To an outsider, her life appears happy and fulfilling. But the one thing that's missing is true love, and the only man Fiona wants is the one she can't have, sinfully handsome and seductively intense Jake Braden - the man whose heart she broke, which she has regretted ever since.
As an LA stuntman, Jake Braden's at the top of his game. He's hired for all the best movies, hooks up with the hottest women, and lives an unencumbered lifestyle where his needs come first - and where he doesn't have to examine his life too closely. Except when he visits his family in his close-knit hometown of Trusty, Colorado, where he spends his time avoiding Fiona - the only woman who knows who he really is.When Fiona's best friend is hired to act in Jake's movie, Fiona jumps at the chance to try to win him back. There's no denying the white-hot attraction burning between them. With every encounter, Fiona hopes Jake can't resist falling back into the love they once shared. But her well-orchestrated rendezvous doesn't go over well with the brooding heartthrob. Living in the fast lane is perfect for a guy who's buried his emotions so damn deep he's not sure he can remember how to feel - and he's not sure he ever wants to.
©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster
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"Rough and Tumble boy second chance at True Love"
Jake and Phe fall in love all over again while this time Jake is the one who plays hard to get! She broke his heart after school and she was bound and determined to win their hearts back!
"A hard fight for love!"
This is a second chance love story. Jake and Fiona were a couple when they were younger and Jake thought they would be together forever...until Fiona packed up and left town. Years later, Jake is bitter and wants nothing to do with Fiona when she shows up again when he's back in town for a few days and starts trying to talk to him. Fiona regrets giving up their love and wants another shot at making it work with him.
When Jake returns back to his work as a stuntman, Fiona appears on the set as assistant to her actress friend. Jake begins to soften toward her and it looks like things could work out. Then Jake's lifestyle throws Fiona for a loop. His Hollywood life is a far stretch from her scientific job back in Trusty. Is there any way this couple's love can keep them strong enough to conquer their separate lives...together?
I honestly just had a little trouble getting into the movie star type persona of Jake and his lifestyle. That's just me. A good story by Melissa Foster and a great narration by B.J. Harrison.
"Jake is amazing"
I have fallen in love with listening to books. I read Crashing into Love before I started listening to it so I knew where the story was going. Yet, I could not turn my phone off and stop listening. BJ Harrison once again did a marvelous job narrating Crashing into Love. The tone and the pace of his voice is perfect. He is able to differentiate between the characters without missing a beat. He brought the main and secondary characters to life.
Since I am familiar with the rest of the Braden brothers and Jake was mentioned numerous times I knew of the history between him and Fiona. I was sure they belonged together and knew that I had to know their story.
I am feeling sad now that I have finished Jake Braden’s story. He is the last of the Braden brothers, well from that side of the family. I feel like I am leaving my book crushes behind. Yet, I know that Melissa Foster will continue to entertain me and introduce me to more book crushes in the stories of the cousins yet to come in this series.
Jake is amazing. Of course he is, he’s a Braden. I love that he fought his broken heart and finally gave into what his heart and head told him he really wanted. I wanted him and Fiona to get back together, yet I really just wanted him to be true to himself. The ache he felt was so heartbreaking that it actually made him a person that he did not like. The first time he runs into Fiona and blows her off I could hear the wall around his heart start to break and was excited for what was to come.
Fiona, oh Fiona. She made an immature choice when she was younger and it haunted her forever. I believe that her choice made both her and Jake the people they are and if that choice had not had happen their relationship may have ended very differently. As she grew up and started to understand life and what she wanted from life, Fiona knew that she had to fix what was broken. She put herself out there, stepped out of the normal bounds, and put her feelings before everything to make her life right again.
Of course, I recommend Melissa Foster’s Love in Bloom Series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but are more enjoyable when read in order as a series.
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