A sensuous, heartfelt, uplifting love story…
I’ve read a couple of Melissa Foster’s standalones previously and I’m actually quite bummed I hadn’t delved into her Love in Bloom series. Foster writes such beautiful romances with so much heart and soul, and Whisper of Love is no different. When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I knew that I was going to enjoy it because all of Foster’s books that I’ve read have always made me so deliriously happy and chirpy. Reading one of her books feels so accomplishing – it’s like a big bowl of the yummiest comfort food you’ll ever have!
In true Foster style, Whisper of Love is lighthearted and uplifting. The premise is superb and alluring, it has country charm and a real homey pull. By that I mean that the story draws you in and cocoons you like home. It’s not wild and far-fetched, your mind doesn’t constantly feel like it’s working on overtime to direct the story in your mind’s eye. It’s such an easy plot to follow and fall in love with, however it also has it’s twists that keep it enthralling. Melissa Foster’s writing style is like savouring a hot fudge chocolate sundae at the peak of summer. It’s satisfying and delicious!
Tell me you won’t run scared tomorrow … Tell me I’m not fucking this up.
I found both Tempest and Nash really easy to empathise with. I loved that they were on equal footing when it came to the push and pull of the story. And their chemistry was palpable and savourable. It was really refreshing to have a heroine that didn’t lose their identity when she fell in love. Tempest is already sturdy on her feet, Nash is just the cherry on the cake. Get what I mean? Like, Nash is what opens her to the reader. Their interactions bring out her traits. She’s humble, kind, loving, sweet and what makes her so intriguing and compelling is her innocence. Don’t get me wrong though, she has this sassy, sexy and sensual side that make her feel so real. Foster has really created a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional character that isn’t unrealistic and whose imperfections only serve to make her endearing. The same goes for Nash, he’s actually a really deep character and he has this dazzling, easy on the eyes qualoty about him. He’s super duper uber hot sex on legs with a twist and a shake of kindness and light and sweetness. However, Nash also has a darker mysterious side to him that contrasts with Tempest, and to me what actually makes this story is the way in which Tempest coaxes him into revealing his mystery and his darkness and through it he becomes and even better version of himself. Let’s not forget little Flip or Phillip… this little guy at times really stole the spotlight from Nash and Tempest, but in a good way. Again, Foster knocked it out of the park with this little fella.
His gaze went predatory. She swallowed hard. Yup. She’d said it all right.
I’m so gutted that I haven’t read any of the other Love in Bloom books, because Whisper of Love was just magnificent to get lost in. It drew me in and left me speechless, at times it tore at my heart and left me in pools of tears and when it got hot and saucy it left me completely sweltering. I love that Nash and Tempest’s intimacy was playful, sultry, sweaty and just so damn AROUSING! I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the Love in Bloom series and fall in love with the rest of the Braden clan.
She brushed her thumb over his lower lip and he trapped it inside his mouth, sucking it slowly. He was sinful, and this was not her. She didn’t get carried away, didn’t cross lines. She didn’t let men suck on her thumb, and she didn’t straddle them, rocking like a lapdancer. But oh, how she wanted him. She pulled her thumb from his mouth with a pop and and captured his lips with hers. shocked by her own aggressiveness, she knew she needed to rein her desires. She told herself to stop, but the kiss was too exhilarating, he felt too good, and she succumbed to the forceful domination of her inner woman, giving herself over to their passion.
Whisper of Love is OUT NOW!
About the Book
Tempest Braden adores her family and her small hometown, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be confining. At almost thirty, having watched most of her siblings find true love, she’s anxious to experience her own happily ever after, and the move to Pleasant Hill, Maryland, is just the change she needs. When she rents a room from ruggedly handsome, and closed-off, artist Nash Morgan and his adorable son, Phillip, she thinks she’s found a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of town, where she can concentrate on building her business. That is, if she can ignore the undeniable heat between her and the sinfully hot single father.
When Nash bought his farmette, he had one goal in mind—to provide a loving, stable home for his son. He never imagined he’d be raising Phillip alone, or renting out a room to keep their heads above water. Then again, he never imagined losing his brother, or spending two years sailing around the world with parents who seemed to forget one son was still alive.
Sparks fly from the moment Tempest moves in, and her positive energy and inquisitive nature brings new life into Nash and Phillip’s quiet, confined world. For the first time in years, Nash wants to let a woman into his world, but while his loss made him stronger, that strength came at a price, leaving him walled off and wary of opening his heart again.
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, and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented.