Thursday, June 9, 2016

Touched by Love by Melissa Foster & GIVEAWAY

Touched by Love, The Remingtons #6, Love in Bloom

Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she's spent her life proving it. She's moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she's forced to give up the very independence she's worked so hard to achieve.

Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream―being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely―a difficult task given his attraction to one of his co-workers.

When Boyd comes to Janie's rescue, she's forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there's more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn't the only one who needs healing. Boyd's painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.

My Thoughts…

Oh Boyd.  You melted my heart.     I felt like Boyd should be a tough, hard to reach, bad boy fireman.    He tried to be but he failed.    He is so soft, cuddly, lovable, and needing love that I could not help by fall for him.     Touched by Love is his story.   Sure Janie is in it, there has to be a woman to fall for, but this book is all about Boyd.     This is the story of a boy who lost his parents and took on the roll of mother and father to his siblings.    It is the story of a man who has never properly dealt with the loss of his parents.    This is the story of a man who will do anything to protect, guide, and love those who are dearest to him.

Janie is in need of a rescue and Boyd is in the right place at the right time to rescue her.   She pushed him away, he pushes himself closer to her, the tug of war was so fun to watch.   I knew it would be equally gratifying for them both when they came to accept they were meant for each other.      There was no disappointment when they did finally realize that they had to be together.  

I was incredibly impressed by the way Janie was portrayed.  Being blind could be seen as a handicap but in Melissa Foster’s world it is appreciated and enhances the sense of Janie.    She knows her limitations and then says she can surpass them all.    She asks for help when she absolutely has to and pushes away help when she knows she can do it on her own.      I loved how Janie called people out on treating her differently and expected no special treatment due to her lack of sight.   

I have read all the Love in Bloom books thus far and always look forward to more.   The characters make appearances in each other books but each book is a standalone story.    I recommend picking up Boyd and Janie’s story then going back and picking up the rest of this series.    They are all amazing.

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

*** THE REMINGTONS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 6-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, Seaside Summers & The Ryders)

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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical 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. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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  1. Your Boyd sounds like my Bad Boy Mick ;-)

  2. Sounds like someone has a crush on Boyd ;-)
    I can tell how involved you got in the character's lives. Thank you so much for being such a loyal reader and for reading ALL of the Love in Bloom books--you rock! XOXOX