Oct 11, 2017

Blog Tour & Review -- Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster

Fate brings Ty and Aiyla together, but will tragedy tear them apart?

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #6
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 4, 2017
World Literary Press

Do you believe in fate?

World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his—and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.

After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn’t imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she’d worked so hard to create.

Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.


He leaned in close, and she held her breath, readying for a kiss she wasn’t sure she should accept—but she wanted nonetheless. She closed her eyes and his lips touched her cheek.

“Good luck out there, baby cakes,” he said just above a whisper, and walked away.

The air rushed from her lungs. Baby cakes. That’s what he’d called her last time they were together, though she’d never known why. Did he call everyone baby cakes? And if so, did those other women feel as special as she did when he said it? She watched him walk away and noticed several other girls also enjoying the view of his fine ass in those tight cycling shorts. Life would be a whole lot easier if she were more like her much-older sister, Cherise, who had raised her from the time Aiyla was fifteen, when they’d lost their mother. Cherise lived a careful, meticulously orchestrated life, void of any risks, including those that pertained to her heart. She’d married a safe, reliable accountant with no sense of adventure. They had a comfortable home with a white picket fence and two adorable little boys. Just the idea of living such a mundane life made Aiyla’s stomach turn. Hadn’t their mother’s death taught her sister that fate played its hand no matter how many walls one erected? Living a safe, boring life in fear of it all being taken away wasn’t living at all.

Aiyla had accepted long ago that she’d never be a white-picket-fence type of girl. She loved adventures, thrived on capturing in photographs that would live on forever the faces of people who had lived full, even if torturous, lives. And she felt rejuvenated when surrounded by untamed wilderness. As she forced her gaze away from Ty, her fingers absently brushing over the cheek he’d kissed, she had to admit, she also enjoyed the sheer energy of a man marking his territory.

Now, if only she could focus on the race instead of the man who’d set her heart on fire.


"What are you doing here?"
"It's fate. Fate has brought us together for another five days."
"You don't believe in fate, remember? You believe people are in charge of their own destiny...to see where things end up."
"I think that's change, Aiyla."

This was a beautiful story about two people that are getting their second chance at love.
But it's also about accepting love in it's purest and strongest of forms.

Ty and Aiyla have been fated to be together, but that doesn't mean it's an easy journey.
These two can climb mountains, run races, and canoe with the best of them. And when life hands them the biggest feat of all, they lean on each other to get through it.

"I'm falling so hard for you all over again, I can barely see straight."
"Me too. It's like nothing has changed and everything has changed at once."
"For the better."

I immediately fell in love with both of them!
Their chemistry was as unmeasurable as their love for each other.
I enjoyed their banter and the way they couldn't get enough of the other.

Melissa Foster has a great way with love stories.
Not only is it the love between two people, but also the love of family.
That Braden family just pulled me in once again with their love and support for their children and signifcant others!!
Gah! I got emotional at one point because you can literally feel love through the pages and it hits you right in the heart!

"You've always been mine, and I've always been yours."

The heartstrings that pulled.
The laughs that occured.
The smiles from sweet moments.
The tears from heartbreaking moments.
The feel of love throughout every single page I turned.

This book had it all!!

I'm so excited for more Braden's because I can't get enough!
There's also two certain friends that I wouldn't mind seeing get their own story;)
Another great read from Melissa Foster!

"I had no idea what love meant before you. But now I know it means that someone else is always there. You're in my every thought, in everything I hope for. Our stars have collided, babe, and the universe awaits our exploration."
"Then let's not keep it waiting."

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance 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–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

1 comment:

  1. I truly, truly loved your review--it was poetic! I'm so glad Ty and Aiyla pulled at your heartstrings. They are quite a pair. Have a beautiful weekend XOXO


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