For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed-football-player-turned-author was supposed to be easy… Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.
The Bradens & Montgomerys
by Melissa Foster
Releasing Aug 4, 2021
World Literary Press
Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life. She loves running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress—including relationships. When Amber hosts a book signing for famed-athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.
Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and for years, running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting—his reputation, his family, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39329375-sweet-sexy-heart
Goodreads series link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/151180-the-bradens-montgomerys-pleasant-hill—oak-falls
Available in audio (Narrated by Tim Paige and Meg Sylvan)
Read Sneak Peek here, https://melissafoster.com/sweet-sexy-heart-sneak-peek/
Ya know, the biggest complaint I’ve seen so far for Foster’s newest is that her hero is just a little too awesome. And … well, I kinda get it. Dash is charming, attractive, smart, and caring. He comes to town, is charmed by Amber’s awkwardness with him, and starts an assault to get her attention that is so adorable. He also starts wooing the people of the town just because he’s that darn awesome. There’s very little fault to find with him so, while that makes a great romance hero, it does make him just a tad too perfect to be real. That doesn’t stop him from being a great book boyfriend though!
Amber is also pretty great on her own. She’s a central figure in her town and takes the time to show people that someone cares. She’s a little nervous about Dash because he’s so big and she needs (or so she thinks) someone a little more quiet. But it doesn’t take long for him to show her she’s wrong and they make a great (and giving) couple.
There’s very little drama to be found here but a lot of heart and heat. Dash and Amber together are sweet but they also set the bed on fire. If you like big characters, small town charm, and a lot of spice on your way to finding HEA, Foster always delivers.
Sweet, Sexy Heart is a stand-alone in an interconnected series but can be read by itself. You’ll likely find hints to a few stories that you’ll want to add to your TBR pile though so this is your warning 🙂
Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling 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.
💕EMBRACING HER HEART (Book 1)
Also in Audio book (narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York)
💕ANYTHING FOR LOVE (Book 2)
Also in Audio book (narrated by Ava Erickson and Zachary Webber)
💕TRAILS OF LOVE (Book 3)
Also in Audio book (narrated by Virginia Rose and Aaron Shedlock)
💕WILD, CRAZY HEARTS (Book 4)
Also in Audio Book (narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Brian Pallino)
💕MAKING YOU MINE (Book 5)
Also in Audio book (narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke)
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💕SEARCHING FOR LOVE (Book 6)
Also in audio book (narrated by Brian Pallino and Savannah Peachwood)
❤️ HOT FOR LOVE (Book 7)
Also in audio book (narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow)
❤️ THEN CAME LOVE (Book 9)