Taken by Love: Love in Bloom: The Bradens (Unabridged)
by Melissa Foster
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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. Taken by Love is part of the Love in Bloom series. While it can be heard as a stand-alone novel, for even more enjoyment, you may want to listen to the entire Love in Bloom series in order. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.
Melissa Foster writes amazing/hot stories, this is no exception. I love small town charactors and adore The Bradens. I have never listened to an audiobook before. I must say I absolutely loved it. I was able to listen while driving, shopping, etc. The narrators voice was so soothing.
Taken by Love.... Another great book!
What another great book by Melissa Foster. Daisy returns home to her parents after her father has been hurt. Her hometown of Trusty hold some bad memories for her. Luke has lived in Trusty his entire life and does not intend on leaving. Luke has issues he needs to work through as well. When daisy and Luke run into each other, they feel the immediate connection between them. Can Luke help Daisy see their hometown differently? I love the Braden series and can't wait until the next book in this series. I listened to the audible version as well. The narrator was easy to listen to, and made you feel like you were part of the story. Listening to the story added depth, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Small town love
Taken by Love is another book in the Love in Bloom series by Melissa Foster. The setting of this book is Trusty Colorado… a small town where everyone knows everyone and the gossip mill runs constantly.
Daisy left Trusty to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor and to escape the bullying she suffered at the hands of classmates in high school. But due to an injury her father has suffered, she reluctantly is back in town working temporarily at the medical clinic. One of her first patients is Luke Braden, who Daisy had a major crush on in high school and who came to her rescue many years prior when she was caught in a compromising situation. In spite of her plans to only stay in town for a short time during her father’s recuperation, Daisy and Luke begin to spend time together and their feelings begin to grow. She has dreams of working in a big city with all the latest technology in medicine but the more time she spends with Luke and in her hometown, those dreams seem less and less attractive.
It is a well written love story which deals with the ramifications of domestic abuse, of bullying and of abandonment. Luke and Daisy help each other heal and in their healing, find their HEA.
I read this book as well as listened to the audio version. The narration was well done and the narrator’s voice was pleasant to listen to. The only issue I had was when he used a contrived Southern drawl when speaking as peripheral characters in the story. It seemed out of place and almost made the characters seem like country bumpkins. All in all I would give this book a 5 star rating.