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Book tour, review, & giveaway: Trails of Love, by Melissa Foster

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 and the rest of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection.

When Graham Braden travels to Oak Falls, Virginia to attend the wedding of his buddy Reed Cross to Grace Montgomery, he sticks around to help with renovations to Reed’s new theater. The last thing he expects is to be asked to assess and possibly invest in Grace’s sister Morgyn’s business endeavor. Graham is a careful, keen businessman, and Morgyn is impulsive, disorganized, and more interested in the energy flow in her eclectic retail shop than in the accuracy of her records. While Graham isn’t ready to open his pockets to the sassy, sexy business owner, he may be ready to open his heart.

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 pe right into this fun, sexy romance.

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

**My Review**

Welcome to my stop on the tour for Melissa Foster’s latest in her Bradens & Montgomerys series (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls), Trails of Love! This absolutely amazing novel is about Graham Braden and Morgyn Montgomery who just happen to meet one another at a music festival while Graham’s in town for a friend’s wedding. Graham is sexy, manly, extremely kind-hearted, and a successful businessman. Morgyn is a free-spirit running her own successful business, but whereas Graham is level-headed and a planner, Morgyn just goes with the flow in life as long everything is fun and happy. Although it may seem that this is an opposites-attract story, it’s more like two people made for another that perfectly balance one another out!

I loved both of the main characters from the start of the novel until the very last word. There was literally nothing I disliked about either of them. I loved the differences between them and how it just sort of worked, but even more, I loved the numerous similarities in the two, although they weren’t immediately noticeable. Because once these two really started talking and sharing, it was clear that they held several of the same core beliefs and what they wanted to accomplish in their lives. Each of them also come from huge families, which became very confusing at times. I’m familiar with both families from previous novels, but keeping brothers, sisters, sets of twins, cousins, etc. straight was a bit of a challenge at times! These people would appear in the story and I would find myself thinking, are they the ones from the Inn and she was a writer, or are these the ones that have the outdoor adventure business, and so on. But this in no way impacted how much I fell in love with Graham and Morgyn’s story!

Once again, Melissa Foster has blown me away with her ability to think up, create, develop, and bring life to such incredibly unique characters. Somehow, they all come together perfectly as a family or within their circle of friends, yet each has their own distinct voice that makes each of her novels so special and different from the others. Readers are probably tired of me saying, “I think this might be my favorite of her novels,” so I won’t say that this time. Actually, yes I will because these are definitely my favorite of her characters! Fans of Melissa Foster will eat this one up, and for those that haven’t experienced her novels yet, any contemporary romance fans will absolutely love this one and any of this series with these insanely sexy men and beautiful women that just happen to march to the beat of their own drummers.

*Thanks to Beck Valley and to the author for providing this review copy in exchange for my honest review!

Available to buy from … Barnes and Noble KOBO iBooks GPlay Paperback

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More Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls


Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]

Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.

Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.

Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again—and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…

Available to buy from … Barnes and Noble KOBO iBooks GPlay Paperback


Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]

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 ping 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 pe right into this fun, sexy romance.

Available to buy from … Barnes and Noble KOBO iBooks GPlay Paperback

WILD, CRAZY HEARTS – Releasing June 12th, 2019

Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]

Brindle Montgomery and Trace Jericho have been close friends forever and on-again-off-again lovers for years. As rebellious as they are stubborn, they’re both perfectly happy with their no-strings-attached hookups. But when Brindle returns from a trip to Paris with a baby bump, it sends Trace’s wild, crazy heart into a frenzy—and Brindle is left wondering if she’s made the biggest mistake of her life.

Available to pre-order from … Barnes and Noble KOBO iBooks GPlay Paperback


About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

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2 thoughts on “Book tour, review, & giveaway: Trails of Love, by Melissa Foster”

    1. Yay, I’m glad, because I suspect it will keep happening! But there’s just something about this one… So good!


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