Tuesday, June 10

***Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway*** Taken by Love By Melissa Foster

Title: Taken by Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 9,2014
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Taken by Love (Love in Bloom, #15, The Bradens, #7 )


Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again--but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down--only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

My Review
 Daisy Honey was raised in the small town of Trusty, where everybody knew what you were doing before you even did it and on the flip side they would know things that you never did or would ever do but that didn’t stop them from talking. Daisy’s high school years were full of hateful rumours and hateful people. The only person to ever really stand up for her was Luke Braden. After he saved her from a group of boys, she ran and never did stop. For 11 years she worked herself silly to become a doctor. When her father is hurt at his farm it causes Daisy to return home to a town she never wanted to see again.

At the local coffee shop fate intervenes and Daisy runs into Luke again and she is not surprised to see that he is H-O-T!! At first she doesn’t think he recognises her and she is about to bolt again to her temporary job at the clinic, when she notices he has a piece of duct tape on his arm with blood around it. Well-being that she is a doctor she can’t just walk away even though he claims its fine.

Luke instantly becomes intrigued by Daisy and well the hunt is on. When he shows up at the clinic for a tetanus shot it starts a relationship that neither of them would ever see coming. Their love and bond grows but both of them are still trying to navigate around their demons that are buried deep in Trusty.

Let me start with Luke…sweet baby jesus that man is one hot cowboy!! He has never been able to connect with people besides his brothers and cousins. But when it comes to his “girls” (gypsy horses) he has more love and compassion than anyone else, which will have you melting in a puddle of goo. The way he loves is all or nothing and when it comes to Daisy he can’t see a day without her but before he can move on with her he has to figure out his past, while fighting a reputation of his own around town.

Daisy is a strong female character with great values but when she comes back and runs into the ‘mean’ girls from her past it makes her feel like she is in high school all over again. My heart broke for her over and over again while she opened up about her torment. I love though how she was able to use her anger and hurt to better herself and become a better person for it. It was refreshing to read a book where the female character didn’t crawl into a ball and die even though it would have been easier to.

Over all Melissa Foster did a wonderful job of bring all the characters to life, I even found myself falling in love with Luke’s brothers without them even having huge roles in the book. I laughed at the easy banter between everyone and felt as if I could go to Trusty and have a drink with them. But make sure you have a few Kleenexes on hand because there are a few parts that have you wanting to cry along with them because Miss.Foster was able to touch base on some pretty heavy topics that are all too common in real life.

Taken by Love is a must read and I can’t wait to follow up with the rest of the Braden crew to see what trouble they find themselves in next.

★★☆5 Stitched up Cowboy Stars ☆★★

Reviewed By Angela Deforge

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About the Author

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately...I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose

"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"--Author Jennie Shortridge

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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  1. Have never read any of this series, but it looks good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Thank you so much! I am so thrilled that you loved the book and the characters! Who doesn't love a hot cowboy!? Thank you for such a lovely review!

  3. Review and synopsis outstanding. Can't wait to read this one.

  4. Thanks for having the Giveaway!!