Saturday, July 14, 2018

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW of Claimed by Love by Melissa Foster

Love in Bloom: The Ryders, Book 2
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: Love in Bloom: The Ryders, Book 2, Love in Bloom, Book 39
Length: 9 hrs
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 07-11-17
Language: English
Publisher: Melissa Foster

Publisher's Summary

Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host, the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

My Thoughts…

I have become the biggest BJ Harrison and Melissa Foster Audiobook fan.     There is nothing better than listening to BJ Harrison read me Melissa’s amazing story.   The voice brings the story to life.  I can hear the emotions that the characters are going through.   Their stories come to life for me.    

I listen while working out, cleaning the house, driving around, or pretty much anytime I can sneak more than 5 minutes for myself.     It makes the time doing things I may not enjoy as much so much better.    

Panty melting smile…. How can you not love a book that uses that to describe the hunky, sexy, and wonderful main character? I couldn’t pass up on reading Duke’s story when that is how Gabriella describes him. Who am I kidding? I couldn’t pass up reading Claimed by Love because it is written by the amazing Melissa Foster and is part of the Love in Bloom series. 

In true Love in Bloom style, Duke and Gabriella have a true and real love. Their attraction is instantaneous but they have to work for it. It would have been easy to just fall into bed and hope for the best but Duke is just too good of a guy for a quick lay with Gabriella. Gabriella is also a wonderful character. She calls out Duke on his intentions with the island, she holds tight to her beliefs and wants, and make Duke work to win her over for good. Together these two are absolutely on fire. 

I also loved that other Love in Bloom characters makes appearances in Claimed by Love. Pierce Braden (sigh), Emily, and of course those wonderful Ryder siblings all made appearances. This book can be read as part of the series, which I recommend, or it can be read as a standalone. 

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