After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.
Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.
Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?
ROMANCING MY LOVE is the newest addition to the BRADEN series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.
Review by Marlene Engel
Pierce couldn’t take his eyes off of the feisty woman at the bar. Not only was she beautiful, he could sense something in her eyes. Something that made him want to know more about her. Unlike most women who threw themselves at Pierce, Rebecca wanted nothing to do with him. Yes, he was tall and movie star handsome, but grieving the recent loss of her mother and trying to get her life back on track were here priorities right now. Her mother’s landlord had been kind enough to allow them to stay rent-free while her mom was sick, but being the independent woman that Rebecca was, she could not allow herself to continue taking handouts … even if that meant she had to live in her car. She knew that, before she could romance the thought of a man in her life, she had to find a job and a place to live.
But fate had other plans for Rebecca. While at the Astral resort and casino interviewing for a job, she hears a familiar voice call her name. She’d know that voice anywhere. It’s the same one that’s been playing over in her head since the night she first heard it at the bar. That sexy, manly voice belonged to none other than Pierce Braden. Determined not to let this opportunity pass, he asked Rebecca to join him for a drink. Only this time, she said yes!
Will their friendship fail before it even gets off the ground when Pierce finds out that Rebecca’s been living out of her car? And what will Rebecca think when she finds out that Pierce doesn’t just work at Astral resort and casino, he owns it?
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Melissa Foster’s writing. She has the hottest characters and best stories! But what made this book a bit different, and made me love it that much more, is that she touched on some serious subjects such as illness, death and homelessness. Don’t get me wrong, you are still going to swoon over the alpha in this story just like all of her other books, but I enjoyed how she incorporated such sensitive topics as well. Kudos to her for making me cry one moment and blush another! Another book that you must put at the top of your “to be read” pile!
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