Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Tour Company: AToMR
Source: ARC provided by the author in exchange for a honest review.
Lovers at Heart is a steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. Enjoy Lovers at Heart as a stand-alone novel or for more enjoyment, read the entire Love and Bloom series (nine full-length novels featuring the Snow Sisters and the Bradens).
Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he's going home to try to forget her all together.
Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she's never needed a man to help her find her way--until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she'd spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain--including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.
When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever--and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.
Flirty Review: Three Lip Bites
Six months ago Max and Treat met at resort, that Treat owns, for a mutual friends' wedding. They meet and I guess there were some sparks there but there wasn't enough because Treat sees Max the next morning in the same clothes she was wearing the night before which tells him she is doing the walk of shame. The only thing is, Max and Treat never really hooked up yet and she has not commitment to him whatsoever. So what's the big deal, Treat? He gets all pissy that she was with another man. Very judgy of him. Then they go their separate ways. Only Treat is still thinking about Max and has to take a trip back home to get his mind off of things.
Then boom! Max just happens to be there too. If Treat wanted to get his mind off of Max, why go to a place she could potentially be? *Scratches head* It's not like he couldn't have found it out. Oh well.
The kicker is, and I was a little confused, when Treat sees Max again, it's like instalove. Where was the hostility he held? It seemed like anything that was driving his behavior was gone. Which isn't really bad. But it was like he fell for her too fast. It didn't seem real. I know this is book fairytale land but something didn't add up with Treat in that aspect.
Even though this was a stand alone book in a new series, I felt that I was missing bits and pieces as I read. I quickly caught on that there was another series that came before, The Snow Sisters series, that ties into this series. I probably need to go and read those books to fully appreciate this series.
I think this is a great start to a hot series with some potentially good male and female leads. Just this book didn't hold me as much. I still plan on reading the whole series to see what else Foster has in store for her readers.
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