Romancing My Love
Book 9, Love in Bloom: The Bradens - Pierce 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.
"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
ROMANCING MY LOVE is a USA TODAY Bestseller
IN ROMANCING MY LOVE...
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?
WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:
THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO)
Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)
The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:
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)
**Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens**
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 (at Peaceful Harbor)
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 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.
Strong characters, wonderful love story
Pierce Braden doesn’t see the need to ever settle down. With his successful business deals, profitable properties, and no trouble finding company for the evening when he wants it, he thinks he doesn’t need anything more. And when he steps up to defend a woman being harassed in a bar, the last thing he expects is for her not to him either…or to find himself so intrigued that he can’t stay away from her.
Rebecca Rivera’s used to relying only on herself. After years of taking care of her sick mother and losing just about everything else in the process, she’s now on her own in the worst way. Her mother’s gone, she has no job, and she’ll be sleeping in her car for the foreseeable future. And when a handsome man wearing a suit that probably cost more than her car treats her as if she’s some damsel in distress, she’s having none of it. Of course, she didn’t plan on his being quite so charming, or on falling for him, or on finding out maybe she needs something, someone more in her life.
The Verdict: If ever there was an opening scene that perfectly introduced a character, Romancing My Love has it. Rebecca wears her grief like armor, steeling herself for a somewhat solitary existence and trying to get back on her feet without anyone’s pity or charity. Her guard is up so high that she can’t see common courtesy or chivalry for what it is, expecting every kindness shown to her is tainted with sympathy and condescension, and she’s determined to make it on her own, even if that means pushing everyone else away. While the self-reliant heroine has certainly been done before, Rebecca’s story adds a different dimension to it, and her refusal to show even the smallest vulnerability makes for a very interesting character. She’s not looking to be romanced or given gifts or being placed on a pedestal. She’s not actually looking for anything at all, except maybe a somewhat smoother path in life. So getting her to open up and allow someone else to take care of her is an almost impossible task for Pierce.
Pierce is more than just a handsome, charming, successful man. Sure, he’s got all that, and he’s a bit surprised when Rebecca turns down his offer to see her home after she defends herself against a jerk at her now former job. But he doesn’t really pull the old, “I can’t believe she didn’t fall for my charms,” bit that would make him annoyingly overconfident. Instead, his interest is piqued, and he’s both impressed and amused by her fiery independence. He’s also believably oblivious to her tenuous living situation, not really recognizing the few clues that she’s not as put together as she seems. What I found most interesting refreshing, though, was that he didn’t throw money around to save her.
Where most books with a similar premise would have had Pierce talking Rebecca into accepting financial help, offering a place to stay, or maybe pulling strings to get her a job, the story between these two is quite different. Instead of providing a solution way too convenient to ever happen in real life, Pierce — not his money — is the solution. Oh, he makes it more than clear that he’d love to do more for her, but he doesn’t push, and it’s obvious Rebecca would never allow it. So instead he simply lets their relationship progress, becomes more important to her than she ever thought possible, and lets her work things out her way. It’s that process that makes their ultimate happily ever after feel that much more earned.
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Love the Braden boys
What another great story from Melissa Foster. Rebecca Riveria has recently lost her mother, job and apartment. She's a head strong woman, determined to get back on her feet and does not need a man to survive. Pierce Braden is a wealthy real estate investor and he's used to having women fall at his feet and getting what he wants. When Rebecca doesn't fall at his feet Pierce is taken back and intrigued. Pierce and Rebecca learn that their relationship is give and take. Rebecca wanting to do everything on her own and Pierce wants to fix all of her problems for her. Their chemistry is off of the charts. You cannot help but to fall in love with every member of the Braden family.
Not only did I enjoy reading Romancing My Love, I enjoyed the audiobook version as well. I love the narrator B J Harrison, he draws you in and you feel like you are part of the story. It is so easy to get lost in B J Harrison's voice.
Melissa is truly an amazing author. She takes you on an emotional roller-coaster. In the beginning my heart broke for Rebecca.
When Rebecca met Pierce she had some struggles. However, Rebecca is a strong and determined woman. Pierce is the eldest brother who stepped in to take charge after his dad left. Rebecca had to learn how to kean on Pierce. This book had me laughing and crying. The narration of B.J. Harrison is incredible. All his different character voices and great.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Jul 19, 2014
- Publisher: World Literary Press
- Seller: World Literary Press
- Print Length: 300 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 9, Love in Bloom: The Bradens