Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster


One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones…

Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.

Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty—and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.

For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs—if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.


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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the third book in the series, and at least as good as the other two, possibly better. One can pretty much guarantee that Melissa Foster will deliver a sexy, smart, fun, and family-focused story, with tears and smiles pretty evenly distributed. There is always cuteness, but never an overload, and drama, but not of the over-the-top variety. Basically, a really good read!

In this installment, the sensible, guarded professor, Talia finds out that maybe she has to accept that her mother's love potions do work... in a roundabout way. We get a real feel for the kind of person that Talia is, thanks to meeting her friend Fletch, his dog Molly, and her revealing how she generally dealt with her big loud family by reading off to the side. She also has to overcome the damage done by a heartless boyfriend who put her down and ruined her confidence of being a desirable woman. Luckily Derek has nothing but praise and admiration for the sexy professor who nearly runs him over and is determined to pursue her. It is fun watching her break down her barriers because she recognises that her trust will not be misplaced this time.

Jonah's story is heart-rending and beautifully written. The scenes with Louie are just perfect and will require a tissue or two. Foster has done an amazing job of writing about the pleasure, the guilt, and the time demands of having such a parent, as well as the possibility of inheriting the disease, yet never in a preachy or sentimental way. It forms a key part of the book, but certainly does not overshadow the pleasure that Derek and Talia experience together, nor the talent that both Derek and his father have in drawing cartoons. The very descriptions of them brought them to life, which was again thanks to the skill of this talented author.

Thank you for another lovely, fun, sad, and ultimately uplifting book of life and love.


Mary☆☆☆☆☆
This is the third book in the Sugar Lake series and all about Talia, the oldest of the Dalton siblings. She is a college professor and thinks her life is fine just as it is. But her sisters will not settle for fine. They want to see Talia happy and in a relationship that might lead to love. Or maybe for her to let her hair down a little. But Talia has to keep control and guard her heart. She will not let any man hurt her again. While on the way to school one day and talking to her sisters and being distracted from driving, she almost runs over a man. A very gorgeous and sexy man with bedroom blue eyes and he seems to have stirred something inside of her.

Derek Grant can't believe that a woman almost ran him over, she wasn't even paying attention. When she got out of the car, he did notice she was very sexy, even in her rattled state. As he hurried to his class, he can't stop thinking about her. After his class and on the way out of the building, he hears a familiar voice, the woman who almost ran him over and she is a professor. So he sits down and listens to her for the rest of the class. Funny how he attends a class that he isn't even enrolled in just to be near her.

Talia and Derek hit it off because they are two peas in a pod. They are made for each other and their story is a perfect mix of funny, sweet, sexy, loving, heartbreaking, and forever. And don't forget that Talia still has to put up with her crazy family and their meddling and her mom and her love potions.

I love this series and I think this is my favorite couple so far. If you are looking for the perfect mix of emotional reading, then you need to read this series or better yet, any series by Melissa Foster. She will have you glued to every page until the end and leave you smiling. I never read the synopsis of any of Foster's book, I know I will want to read them when they come up in the review group. So get something to drink and enjoy the ride with Talia and Derek, I loved it and I hope you do too.


Also Available in the Sugar Lake Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our The Real Thing post.


Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our Only for You post.




Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than sixty-five books. Her novels have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown magazine, the Patriot, and more. She has also painted and donated several murals to the Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC.

She enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and she welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Love Like Ours (Sugar Lake #3) by Melissa Foster to read and review.

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