The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
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In TAKEN BY LOVE...
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.
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)
TAKEN BY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. All Love in Bloom books can be read as a stand-alone novels, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom 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)
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)
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)
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Love this Story
Taken by Love might be my new favorite book by this author!
When Daisy Honey returns to her hometown it is with an end date. She is just staying to help her Dad while he recovers from an injury and she considers the job offers from hospitals in 2 large cities.
Daisy still has vivid memories of the teasing she endured in High School because of her name and blonde hair. She is sure that small town life is not for her.
“I love you, Daisy, and people who love each other do whatever it takes to help each other be the best they can be and achieve their dreams.”
Luke Braden has a few things from his past that he needs to work through before he is ready to consider a serious relationship, but he open minded and willing to work for what he wants. He is definitely a swoon-worthy hero, thinking of Daisy and what may be best for her.
I listened to this on audiobook and I really enjoyed the narration. I loved all the characters in Trusty and I can’t wait to return there for more stories.
Taken by Love was another great read by Melissa Foster. This is The Braden's at Trusty, CO #1). I loved reading Daisy and Luke's story. They are character's that you can completely relate to. Daisy returns to Trusty, CO after becoming a physician. She meets Luke again and it can change her life completely. I cant wait to read more of The Braden's.
Love The World Of The Bradens
Would you consider the audio edition of Taken by Love to be better than the print version?
I have the book version but haven't read it yet. That may have been a good thing. I've never tried the Whispersync for Voice before and this just may be the book that changes that.
What did you like best about this story?
This is a story about being able to go home again. Daisy Honey was unsure at the beginning but with the right incentive she may change her mind. Luke has his own insecurities but he's ready to get past it all in order to let love in.
Which character – as performed by B.J. Harrison – was your favorite?
I don't have one favorite with this one. Every character is important in their own way - even down to the secondary characters. Especially when we're trying to get to know the town of Trusty Colorado.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There was a moment but it didn't particularly move me. Daisy lets us get to know her at the beginning of the story. She felt that she had to reinvent herself because of past misinterpretations. People, especially kids, can be hurtful and there can be consequences because of it. Daisy was stronger but it was sad because she felt that she had to change something in order to silence the bullies.
Any additional comments?
This was my first introduction to the Bradens of Trusty Colorado. It was a great first introduction. I used to have a farm at the end of my street and this book made me wish that it was still there. They had one horse and as I was delivering papers; I would stop, say hello, and then feed said horse. I'm also a certain age where doctor's made house calls. I could picture Daisy as one of them. Mr. Harrison lets us see how much she cares about people and her first thought is to help them.
"Taken By Love" made me glad that I don't live in a small town. I wouldn't mind going for a visit but to live there you'd have to deal with town gossip. It's one thing to talk about it but it's another to be the butt of the gossip. Then I think roadtrip since I've never been to Colorado.
Mr. Harrison has a soothing voice that has you sit back and sigh. I don't mind that I can't picture what a character may look like. There's just something about his voice where I automatically sit back and listen to him bring this story to life. Once the warmer weather gets here it will be nice to sit back and have some relaxing time to do nothing more than relisten to this book. There's a farm, up the road apiece, that sells ice cream - a second thought of where to relisten. I just have to be careful about sitting downwind.
We all seem to buy the new books that come out - but why. You should buy a book because you want to. If you're following a series and need to fill in some of the gaps, remember that you can also check out your local library. A lot of them have programs where you can borrow audiobooks as well. Some have cooperating programs where you can also get them should your own library not have the title you're looking for. It would be sad that if you're following the Braden's you don't have all the books.
What's good about this author is that a lot of her books can be read as a standalone even though at times I want to experience the character's stories in order. My problem becomes with all the series that she currently has out, I don't know that I'll ever catch up. That's good too because there will always be another one ready for me. I won't have to wait for the next book to come out. But then I have another issue, how about when I want to relisten to a book. Makes me wish we always had three day weekends.
I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.