Flirting with Love
Book 10, Love in Bloom: The Bradens - Ross Braden: Bradens at Trusty
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The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
FLIRTING WITH LOVE is a USA Today Bestseller
"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
IN FLIRTING WITH LOVE...
Elisabeth Nash has spent years dreaming of returning to the small town of Trusty, Colorado, where she spent summers with her favorite aunt. When she inherits her aunt's farmette, she closes her Los Angeles pet bakery and pampering business, sure that life in Trusty will be as peaceful and as welcoming as she remembers. But being an outsider in the close-knit town proves to be very different from the happy summers she remembers from her childhood--and falling for Trusty's hot, wealthy, and sinfully irresistible veterinarian, Ross Braden, sends the rumor mill into a frenzy.
Ross Braden learned long ago that gossip spreads faster than weeds in his small hometown, and Ross loves nothing more than his privacy. For that reason, he doesn't date women who live in Trusty. But that was before blond, beautiful, and refreshingly honest Elisabeth Nash flew into his vet clinic seeking help for her panicked piglet and turned his comfortable life--and his heart--inside out.
Despite rumors about Elisabeth's motives toward her aunt's property, passion brews between Elisabeth and Ross. Every steamy kiss and every sensual touch brings the pair closer together, and when Ross helps Elisabeth try to fit into the town he adores, it makes their bond even stronger. But even Elisabeth's efforts toward reaching the community, and the love she and Ross so desperately believe in, might not be enough for the protective small town to offer them a future.
*All BRADEN books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the series*
Want More Bradens? Read the full Braden at Trusty, CO series!
Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)
FLIRTING WITH LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. Love in Bloom books can be read as a stand-alone novels or as part of the series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
THE BRADENS (Weston, CO)
Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)
THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS
Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)
Daring Her Love
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)
THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.
A New Favorite!
Elisabeth has always dreamed of making a life in Trusty, the small town where she her aunt ran a pie business, raised a few animals, and made their time together almost magical. So when her aunt passes away and leaves everything to her, she doesn't hesitate to pack up her life and move. Except the town isn't nearly as welcoming as she remembers, and no one seems all that interested in her pet pampering and bakery idea. In fact, their reception of her is downright frosty — with the exception of the handsome veterinarian who lives one property over.
The Verdict: Elisabeth may be my favorite character yet. She's perpetually hopeful and sees nearly everything as an opportunity, giving the less than friendly people of Trusty the benefit of the doubt despite their reluctance to accept her. Her love for animals had her running a pet pampering and bakery business back in L.A., but no one in Trusty seems to have any interest in her setting up shop in their town. She goes full steam ahead anyway, confident enough in her worth that she offers her services for free just to get their attention. And along the way, she gets the attention of Ross Braden.
Ross knows better than to date a woman in Trusty. With the way the town gossips, everyone would know his business in a matter of seconds, and if the relationship didn't work out, he'd have even more gossip and discomfort to deal with. But Elisabeth is so friendly and unassuming, with a good -hearted quirkiness that he can't seem to get her off his mind once he's met her. From the way she dotes on his dogs to her worry about a runt piglet to her lying in a field at night while singing to a lost cow, she's everything good he's ever looked for in a woman.
Their romance is incredibly sweet and seems to bloom before either of them really know what they've gotten themselves into. While the rest of the town assumes she's shown up for no other reason than to sell of her late aunt's property, he quickly sees her for the genuinely good person she is. Between her determination to smile in the face of the town's attitude and his sticking by her side, things start to turn around for her.
The genuine friendship between Ross and Elisabeth is wonderful to see, and when the rest of the Braden clan swoops in and adores her as well, all the fun of the previous books in the series is revisited. Of course, it wouldn't be a romance without a little adversity, so when someone from Elisabeth's past shows up to reclaim her, things get a little messy. But both Ross and Elizabeth aren't the type of people to brood silently, and while the angst certainly gets turned up a notch, the way they handle it is just perfect for their characters.
The chemistry between them is pretty damned incredible as well, but when it comes down to it, I think it's just Elisabeth that won me over. I'm not sure I've met a character like her before who didn't become some sort of oddball caricature by the end of the book. Elisabeth's eccentricities, however, were simply an extension of her caring nature, not some dramatic attempt to write a too-ideal free spirit, and it made her both believable and relatable. So yeah, I have a new favorite Bradens book…well, at least until I get my hands on the next one, right?
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Flirting with awesome!
This had to have been my favorite of the Braden series! I laughed and cried my way throughout the story! I loved Ross the best!