Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Anything for Love by Melissa Foster Blog Tour

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family's Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue-even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can't live up to the fictional heroes she creates—until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn and, for the first time in forever, she's intrigued by a real man.

Beau lost his first love years ago, and he's never let go of his guilt over her death. As he nears the anniversary of his loss, he is on the cusp of becoming the star of a home-renovation reality show. Escaping the painful memories of his past to work at the defunct old inn is just the promise of solitude he needs to clear his head before diving in to the all-too-public career. But he didn't count on being attracted to the whimsical, adorably sexy innkeeper.

Neither Charlotte nor Beau is looking for an attachment or a fling. But the more they learn about each other, the closer they become. Romantic evenings lead to intimate conversations, and neither can deny their deep connection or the passion it sparks. They've never fully healed on their own, but together maybe anything is possible.

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

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This book is part of the wonderful world created by Melissa Foster. I almost feel like I need not say more, but if you have never read one of her stories before then you are in for a HUGE treat, and I defy you not to want to read more. Each story is complete in itself, but forms part of a whole which is as good as can be. I have to admit that the cameo of Ty and Aiyla (Thrill of Love) had me sobbing... totally perfect as always.

Beau has spent ten years engulfed in guilt and avoiding his family and hometown due to... well, we do find out eventually, but it is a struggle for him to talk about it. In the spirit of avoidance, he goes to do some renovations on Charlotte Sterling’s Inn at the request of his brothers. Little does he know what he will find when he gets there.

Charlotte is a wonderfully unworldly author who lives mostly with her “props” for her erotic novels, and yes, you will laugh at some of the scenes... and wonder whether your favourite authors also adopt this method of plotting their writing !

As always in a Foster novel, family, friends, and a happily ever after are guaranteed themes, and this is true here too. Sadly, Charlotte’s family is all gone, and Beau has been avoiding going home to his. However, they still adore him and want him to be happy, so make sure he thinks about what he is doing and why he would deny himself a meaningful relationship even now.

As an aside – I loved the description of the Snow White cabin, it sounded absolutely amazing.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Romance

So, this is the second installment in this series. I don't believe that you need to read book one, but it could be helpful.

This book is more about learning to love again after loss. Both main characters have dealt with tremendous loss, but they each handled it very different. Charlotte has turned in on herself. She loves living through her books. Despite wanting to remember her family members, she hasn't truly lived outside of the walls of the inn for quite some time.

Beau has dealt with his loss through guilt and running. He was playing the "what if" game for years. When he meets Charlotte, he sees that despite all of her loss, she's able to still enjoy her life – to live her life.

Both characters need each other in order to be the best version of themselves. I think for me, this was not as great a romance or story as the first one, but it will still enjoyable.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Beau and Charlotte have both suffered loss and each have taken a very different path when it comes to handling that pain.

Beau has shut himself away, determined to wallow in the guilt of not being there, of playing the what if game for the last ten years. So much so, that he's existed since the accident that took his girlfriend's life but not really lived. He's refused to talk about her to anyone, leaves town as the date of the accident approaches, and doesn't want any absolution for what he believes is his betrayal and fool heartedness.

Charlotte has embraced the memories of the past, choosing to live in her grandparents’ inn in the mountains of Colorado after her grandfather passed away. She feels closer to her parents there, as well as her grandparents. Losing her parents at seventeen was heartbreaking but at least she had her grandfather to lean on as she learned to live again. Having him show her how to smile through the tears is what makes her strong, to face her fears.

What it doesn't do is make Char live outside of the stories in her mind. She's turned inside herself, living through the stories she writes because she's comfortable in that life, in that world. When Beau shows up to do some minor repairs ahead of the Mad Prix race, Char's reminded that there is an outside world.

Beau is amazed at Char, at how she still has a zest for life after all of trouble life has handed her. As Char quietly gets under his skin, he realizes that her quiet strength is just what he's been looking for – he just didn't know it.

I read Embracing Her Heart, #1 in the Bradens and Montgomerys series by Melissa Foster, which I adored. These books can easily be read as a standalone if you’d prefer to skip around. Foster easily grabbed my attention and had me. I have definitely warmed up to Foster and as an avid reader of contemporary romance books, Foster has hands down won me over after reading Anything for Love.

After losing her last living relative, Charlotte Sterling moves to her grandfather’s Colorado Mountain inn, choosing to spend most of her time alone writing erotic romance novels because the guys she meets don’t compare to the dashing men in her head. However, that all changes when Beau Braden arrives to do some work on the inn. Beau has never quite recovered from losing his first love and continues to carry around a lot of guilt over her death. Doing some work on a secluded mountain inn sounds like exactly the kind of escape Beau needs as the anniversary of her death approaches. But he had no idea what he signed up for after meeting Charlotte.

I was completely smitten by Charlotte and Beau’s story. Also, the chemistry between Charlotte and Beau was literally OFF THE CHARTS. I just can’t get over what a perfect combination of heat and romance this story was. Also, I loved how Charlotte’s character was such a romantic. Plus, let’s talk about how swoon worthy Beau is! I was so invested in these characters and I easily fell in love with them both. This series just keeps getting better and I’m looking forward to seeing what Foster is up to in her next installment!

5 STARS for Melissa Foster’s Anything for Love

Also Available in The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Embracing Her Heart Blog Tour.

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Anything for Love (The Bradens & Montgomerys #2) by Melissa Foster to read and review for this tour.

1 comment:

  1. Visiting your blog is like being offered a box of chocolates! So many amazing reviewers in one place! Thank you all for reading and reviewing--you rock! XO


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