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Friday, January 30, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster (Review + Giveaway)


Can you believe January is almost over?! Where did the month go? Anyway, thanks for stopping by the blog today! As part of Melissa Foster's tour, I'm sharing my thoughts on the book and of course, there's a pretty neat giveaway! Thank you again to Tasty Book Tours who have such a great reputation for being quick, efficient and easy to work with.

About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, 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 is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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Format: .epub (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 20, 2015

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?



Wow, nineteen books in a series and it doesn’t seem like author Melissa Foster is slowing down anytime soon! It seems like only a few days ago I was talking about book eighteen in the Love in Bloom series.

So basically Emily Braden has been successful in almost everything she’s set her mind to but watching her brothers fall in love has reminded her of one very important thing, she hasn’t been successful in finding love for herself. Needing to get away from all the reminders of what she doesn’t have, Emily takes a job in Tuscany. As a leader in architectural preservation, she’s a perfect candidate to save a property that is scheduled for demolition. She just didn’t count on Dae Bray. A demolitionist, Dae just wants to do his job and move on but then he meets Emily he starts thinking that maybe “forever” with Emily might not be so bad, until he finds out that she’s there to prevent him from taking down a property.

Don’t let the title fool you, Dreaming of Love is actually a pretty sensual romance. It’s definitely not a sugary sweet one and I really enjoyed Emily and Dae’s romance.

Side note: How cool is the name Dae? I’ve never encountered it before. Sounds exotic and sexy. Definitely sexy. He has this whole tough guy exterior going on but in reality he’s kindness and thoughtfulness wrapped up in a very visually appealing package. Emily didn’t really stand a chance!

Dreaming of Love moves the romance from the states to Tuscany, Italy, which is one of the places I want to see eventually. The setting added to the romance between Emily and Dae, I mean, it’s impossible not to fall in love in beautiful Italy! With all the time they spent together, they managed to form a fragile bond that was severely tested when their jobs were on opposite sides of a preservation issue. I understood both Dae and Emily’s dilemmas; their personal and professional lives were not on the same page and it provided a significant amount of conflict. It was a genuinely relatable issue. They needed their jobs and they needed to be good at them yet they were presented with an opportunity to find love.

However, my favorite part of Dreaming of Love was the scenery. Melissa Foster did such a bang up job of bringing Italy to life, I could easily picture it in my mind and it was gorgeous!

This series has been such a surprise for me, I still have the previous books to read and it is a little daunting because, hello, nineteen books! Well, seventeen because I’ve read this one and the one before but still, it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.


Final Verdict: If book nineteen is this good, how good do you think the previous ones are?


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3 comments:

  1. There are a lot of books, I agree, but I'm so happy that you're going to go back for more! What a compliment :-)
    I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Italy with Emily and Dae--reading revews like yours make my day XOXO

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  2. Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for stopping by, I always feel a little awe struck when an author leaves a comment. I just love your writing style, it fits me as a reader so well. I think this one is going to be the book to beat in the series, at least for me but I won't know until I've had a chance to read all of them. I look forward to doing so.

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