Monday, March 16, 2015

Crashing Into Love - Review & Giveaway

Crashing Into Love
Love in Bloom #20: The Bradens # 12
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing March 17th, 2015

Fiona Steele has a great career, strong friendships, and a loving family. To an outsider, her life appears happy and fulfilling. But the one thing that’s missing is true love, and the only man Fiona wants is the one she can’t have, sinfully handsome and seductively intense Jake Braden—the man whose heart she broke, which she has regretted ever since.

As an LA stuntman, Jake Braden’s at the top of his game. He’s hired for all the best movies, hooks up with the hottest women, and lives an unencumbered lifestyle where his needs come first—and where he doesn’t have to examine his life too closely. Except when he visits his family in his close-knit hometown of Trusty, Colorado, where he spends his time avoiding Fiona—the only woman who knows who he really is.

When Fiona’s best friend is hired to act in Jake’s movie, Fiona jumps at the chance to try to win him back. There’s no denying the white-hot attraction burning between them. With every encounter, Fiona hopes Jake can’t resist falling back into the love they once shared. But her well-orchestrated rendezvous doesn’t go over well with the brooding heartthrob. Living in the fast lane is perfect for a guy who’s buried his emotions so damn deep he’s not sure he can remember how to feel—and he’s not sure he ever wants to.

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Review by Marlene Engel
Jake and Fiona were high school sweethearts on the path to a lifetime together until a rash decision, encouraged by Fiona’s mother, caused Fiona to end things with Jake.  Although years have passed since they’d been together, Jake has never been far from Fiona’s mind … or heart.  When Fiona hears that Jake, who is a professional stuntman, has been cast in the same movie her best friend is acting in, she figures, this may be her only chance at trying to get him back. 

Since breaking up, Jake has made every effort to avoid Fiona.  He’s reluctant to admit to anyone, sometimes even himself, that his love for Fiona is still strong.   Now, living in LA, his life is much different than it was in Trusty.  His house resembles a party any given night of the week and he usually has a different girl on his arm.  Quite a different life than the one Fiona was in.

Fiona enlists the help of Jake’s family to get him to the bar that she’s going to be at, in hopes of a happy reunion.  But when Jake spies Fiona, he’s anything but happy.  Fiona fears that she may have lost him for good.

I’ve always been of the thought that everyone deserves a second chance.  So, it’s no surprise that I was rooting for Fiona and Jake to get back together.  If they do or not, well that’s left up to you to find out when you read the book.  I loved this story, fell in love with the characters and devoured this book in no time!  I have yet to meet a Melissa Foster character (and book) that I didn’t like.  Grab this book, you’ll be glad you did.

About the Author:
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 World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. 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.

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