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Searching for Love

The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls, Book 6)
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

Discover the magic of New York Times best seller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. 

Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance. 

In Searching for Love: Zev Braden and Carly Dylan have known each other their whole lives. Their close-knit families were sure they were destined to marry - until a devastating tragedy struck, breaking the two lovers apart. Over the next decade, Zev, a nomadic treasure hunter, rarely returned to his hometown, and Carly became a chocolatier and built a whole new life across the country. When a chance encounter brings them back into each other’s lives, can they find the true love that once existed, or will shattered dreams and broken hearts prevail? Find out in Searching for Love, a deliciously sexy, funny, and emotional second-chance romance. 

Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and smart, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to those who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction.

©2020 Melissa Foster (P)2020 Melissa Foster

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  • Lisa Osborn
  • 07-09-2020

Loved it!

Melissa Foster’s rendition on the story about two childhood friends who become lovers made me fall head over heels for Zev and Carly!! Zev was protective, passionate honest, adventurous and forthcoming with his true feelings no matter the situation! Carly was loving, forgiving, independent and resilient! Although both suffered from the tragedy of losing a friend, it shaped each of them in a different way, thereby proving that what does not kill us makes us stronger! Virginia Rose and Brian Pallino’s performances held me captive from beginning to end! I felt each emotionally charged yet poignant moment of their heartfelt relationship! Loved it ❣️😍🥰🤩😘

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  • kgagnon
  • 02-09-2020

Sweet and Steamy Romance!

Zev Braden and Carly Dylan's story is a sweet and steamy second chance romance. They were childhood best friends and first loves. They both loved adventure and dreamed of finding sunken treasure together. They were destined to be together forever until tragedy strikes and tears them both apart, breaking both their hearts. Zev went on to have great adventures while Carly changed her path to a safe, quiet life as a chocolatier. They never forgot their other half and could never quite move on. Now, years later, they have a chance meeting, and their chemistry is still fiery as ever. Zev doesn't recognize the woman before him, living a quiet life, but he sees glimpses of the adventurer who has always owned his heart. Now that he has Carly back in his life, he is determined to show her that he is a better man, one she deserves. But first he needs to remind her who she really is and to take a chance on him and the life they are meant to have together. But Carly has a new life that she has worked hard to build, with a successful business and great friends. Is it too late for Zev to win her back? Narrators Virginia Rose, and Brian Pallino are so perfect as Carly and Zev. Their expressive voices and ability to easily move between fun and flirty to impassioned and poignant is incredible. I love listening to them both and they definitely make this story filled with friendship, family and a sweet and steamy romance even better.

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  • KindleKat64
  • 01-09-2020

A love that stood the test of time and distance

I absolutely loved this story! Zev and Carly will make you believe that it is never too late for second chances to get things right and that true love always prevails. You never forget your first love and if your lucky, he/she becomes your last love!! This book is everything I have come to expect in a Melissa Foster romance! My heart is so happy and full! This is a fun, sexy, flirty, adventurous and emotional book. The narration is wonderful and really brought this incredible love story to life. Brian is amazing as Zev! And Virginia did a great job as Carly too. I love the way they voiced the other characters as well. As with all the books in this long running series, we get to see many of the other characters we know and love again as well as new ones! That's because besides love, family is always at the heart of these books.

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  • Virginia
  • 29-08-2020

Fantastic!

Melissa has written another mind blowing story. It is fun, romantic, sexy, and has plenty of laughs to keep you entertained until the last word. Zev and Carly were the best of friends since second grade. Zev said that she was the only girl to keep up with him. Then one day a death of a friend tore them apart. Zev went on his treasure hunting expeditions in the ocean. It was a dream that Zev and Carly had together for years, but Carly went to Colorado and took over her aunts chocolate shop. Years later they met again at a wedding, and there were feelings that could not be denied. What an adventure! Virginia Rose and Brian Pallino narrated the story and they were fabulous! They each had perfect voices for the characters. I thought I was watching a movie with me standing there watching with my emotions on my sleeve.

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  • G C
  • 27-08-2020

I LOVED IT!

I absolutely loved it! This book was full of emotions, drama and romance. The narration was outstanding and kept me entertained! The author did an outstanding job with the character builds and plot. I've read so many books by this author and really love her writing style! I look forward to reading more books in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • lclarke1
  • 20-08-2020

Good story!

This was a good second chance romance as Zev and Carly find love with each other again. The pair have suffered loss of a friend as well as guilt of actions leading up to the grief that they suffered as teens. They then reunited a few years later where they had a one night stand but Carly felt that she needed to protect herself and left before they could attempt to resolve anything with their pasts. The pair are then reunited a second time where they find love with each other and resolve their feelings and issues from the past. The characters are both well written with chemistry that was off the charts. I enjoyed the family orientation that they characters have as well as the return of characters from previous books and series. The story moved along well an kept me interested throughout as the story flowed. In the audio version, the narrators, Virginia Rose and Brian Pallino, performed the story well doing a great job bringing the story to life. Overall, this was a good book that I would recommend to others.

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  • AMcCrary
  • 16-08-2020

Searching for Love....FOUND!

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow....what a wonderful love story! I had Lucky Charms Cereal this morning before I finished this book! Wow, true love that began in early childhood, that has stood the test of time. A true treasure!!

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  • Mommysuz
  • 01-10-2020

loved

**Review Update** I read this book when it was first published. I just l finished listening to the audio book. I love the narrations of Virginia Rose and Brian Pallino.  I love audio books, I listen while I'm in my car, cooking and I put my headphones in and listen right before bed. Zev and Carly dated young till college. Once their friend was killed in a car accident, Zev took off without any warning. He was gone for years, which ripped Carly apart. Carly has now settled down in her life, running her chocolate store. Knowing she would see Zev at her friends wedding. She wanting to show how over Zev she was. So Carly brought a friend as a date. Zev had no idea she would be at his brothers wedding. Zev was determined to win Carly back. This book for me was an emotional rollercoaster. At some points I found myself mad at Zev for leaving Carly. You know you're reading a good book when your emotions go up and down. That's what makes Melissa's books so good. As always, Melissa's wrote a fantastic book. I love how Melissa includes previous characters in all her books. This book has a HEA with no cliffhanger. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Wisteria strong
  • 26-09-2020

This what it sounds like when your heart sings.

An amazingly beautiful story that makes your heart sing. This story answers the question “ can you fine your soulmate when your just 10 years old?” ...... the answer is ... yes.....

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  • Melissa Guerra
  • 17-09-2020

First Love

I listened to the audiobook of Searching for Love by Melissa Foster. The narrators were Virgina Rose and Brian Pallino. I loved their story and the narrators definitely brought the story to life. I believe in second chances and that's what this story was all about. We get to meet Zev and Carly and follow their path into their second chance. They are first loves and the only reason they ended it was because they had a horrible tragedy tear them apart. But years later they meet again and all the feeling come back and this time they will get their happy ending. I loved their banter and how they know each other so well. Definitely a must listen.