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Published by World Literary Press on June 27, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
Fall in love with Beau Braden and Charlotte Sterling in ANYTHING FOR LOVE.
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.
The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa's Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. 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.
THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls). Order of future books is subject to change.Embracing Her HeartAnything For LoveTrails of LoveOur Wicked HeartsSearching for LoveWild Crazy HeartsSummer of LoveHot For LoveSweet Sexy HeartsWinter of LoveClaiming Her Heart
Anything for Love
(The Bradens and Montgomerys #2)
By Melissa Foster
Waiting for a fairy-tale…and not settling for less.
I have a great relationship with my hubby. What makes our relationship special is I know what a great hubby I have. What makes our relationship even more special, is he makes it known to me that I’m a great wifey. We are a mutual admiration society…in a good way. We prop each other up when we’re feeling down. Give each other the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…so help us both. And, defend each other to the death. We can be nauseatingly happy, hold each other’s hands and kiss lots. BUT…we don’t always agree (he “fights” calmly…so annoying), can be a little hormonal (ME), a wee bit stubborn (HIM), and we could do with more money (BOTH of us could work a little harder, but where’s the fun in that). We’re not perfect, but we’re perfectly happy together.
I wouldn’t say hubby is my fairy-tale, but I would say that he was what I hoped for in my dreams. I wanted a husband who would love me in the good and bad times, a protector, a lover and a provider. He’s not a fairy-tale because he’s real, makes mistakes and does blokey things that drive me bonkers. Then again, I’m no fairy-tale either.
Anyways…I completely understood Charlotte’s need to find the right man and not settle for anything less. Yes, she dreamed of fairy-tales, but you could also tell that she wanted a real life, a real love and a real happy ever after. Charlotte has seen what a real love looks like and she wants the same thing for herself. She’s also lost loved ones and she’s hesitant to open her heart up for it to be trampled and abused. But, she’s got a lot of love to give if she can only find the man to accept her…and her blow up dolls.
Beau is a closed-up shell of a man. When he’s begged by his family to help a friend with some building and reno work, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Beau will take any excuse to be away from his hometown and family at thistimes of the year. This time of the year is a reminder of his biggest mistake and a catastrophic loss. Guilt is his burden to carry and ten years has not lessened his load. Beau feels like he’s not meant for happiness or deserves to have love. It turns out that a fairy…with a blow-up doll and handcuffs, might change everything in his world.
I really enjoyed reading Anything for Love. This was my first read by Melissa Foster and it will definitely not be my last. Her writing is the sigh-worthy contemporary romance kind. The heroes aren’t perfect and fight the love-bug initially. They redeem themselves when they realise they found their perfect woman and become possessive, loving and thoughtful. There’s plenty of steamy bits and in this case, we’re treated to a bit of play in the sexy times. It’s not *bring out the whips and chains* more like *experimental fun times*.
If I was to complain about anything, I would say that it was a little wordier than what I normally like. In the middle, I found myself getting impatient and wishing they would just get to it already. Sure, I needed their backstory and their getting to know each other stage, but it seemed that Beau’s history took forever to come out. I needed to know sooner why he was such a grumpy bear.
I loved that Charlotte was an erotic romance writer and we get to see the research involved in the writing process. I now have romance and erotic authors pictured in my mind, buying blow-up dolls, handcuffs and gadgets to test things out. I may not be able to look another romance or erotic author in the eye again. 😉
I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read and review Anything for Love. I enjoy a lot of different types of romance reads (excluding alien ones with tentacles…shudders) and each has a special time and place in my life. Melissa Foster will be my new go-to author when my hubby does something sweet and I appreciate it. Or, I need a reminder that hubby is capable of doing something sweet. Either way, I’m happy I found Melissa Foster and her sigh-worthy contemporary romances.