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Crashing into Love

(The Bradens at Trusty, Colorado #6)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  1,251 ratings  ·  141 reviews
Fiona Steele has a great career, strong friendships, and a loving family. To an outsider, her life appears happy and fulfilling. But the one thing that’s missing is true love, and the only man Fiona wants is the one she can’t have, sinfully handsome and seductively intense Jake Braden—the man whose heart she broke, which she has regretted ever since.

As an LA stuntman, Jake
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Published March 17th 2015 (first published March 14th 2015)
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Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love Melissa Foster and her Love in Bloom series. All of these men are sexy and alpha and the woman can keep up with them. Jake and Fiona were high school sweethearts that had their life planned out together. They spent two blissful years learning and falling in love before one decision took that all away. Fiona and Jake were always meant to be and now Fiona just has to prove that to Jake all over again.

Fiona Steele has everything. She has a great job that she loves, friends that she hangs out
Isha Coleman
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Reading a Melissa Foster story means catching up with old friends. Each story I have read by Ms. Foster has allowed me to jump seamlessly into the world of the characters and not want to set it down until the story is finished. Crashing into Love is no exception. Jake and Fiona fell in love at a young age, but allowed youth and life circumstances to tear them apart. Fiona now realizing she has let the love of her life slip through her fingers is doing everything in her power for a second chance. ...more
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jake and Fiona were high school sweethearts on the path to a lifetime together until a rash decision, encouraged by Fiona’s mother, caused Fiona to end things with Jake. Although years have passed since they’d been together, Jake has never been far from Fiona’s mind … or heart. When Fiona hears that Jake, who is a professional stuntman, has been cast in the same movie her best friend is acting in, she figures, this may be her only chance at trying to get him back.

Since breaking up, Jake has mad
Charlotte Lynn
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am feeling sad now that I have finished Jake Braden’s story. He is the last of the Braden brothers, well from that side of the family. I feel like I am leaving my book crushes behind. Yet, I know that Melissa Foster will continue to entertain me and introduce me to more book crushes in the stories of the cousins yet to come in this series.

Jake is amazing. Of course he is, he’s a Braden. I love that he fought his broken heart and finally gave into what his heart and head told him he really wan
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finally, here it is – Fiona and Jake: their second chance. Would they grab it? Or would they just let it flow away?

Fiona has it all – success in career, great friends and wonderful family. She might appear happy, but there’s always something missing in her life. And it was Jake Braden. Now, if she can just break the walls that he had built around his heart ever since she left it broken.

He didn’t want to go home. Trusty reminds him of the one thing that he couldn’t have: Fiona. He has everything
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Have you ever wondered about the one that you let get away? In this book twenty of the Love in Bloom series by Melissa Foster you will get a look at that answer. In Crashing into Love, Ms. Foster addresses young love that although separated, cannot forget what they once had. This is Jake Braden and Fiona Steele’s story of reunited love and forgiveness.

Fiona has loved only one man, Jake Braden. He was her high school sweetheart and the man that she said goodbye
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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When I started Crashing Into Love, I wasn't sure I was going to like Jake. Granted I had love him in other stories, when he was a jerk to Fiona I was like "Oh no, he didn't moment". LOL. Anyway, I have to give a lot a credit to Fiona for going after Jake when he had this animosity towards her. I think I would have curled up into a ball and hid in a corner, but she had spunk. As you can guess, they had a past relationship that didn't end too well. In Fiona's defense, I t
Rosie Amber
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Crashing Into Love is Book #20 of The Love In Bloom series and #12 of The Bradens. It's hot romance and ticks all the boxes for romance readers.

Jake Braden is an LA stuntman, he leads a fast life, women, parties, cars at a whirlwind pace. Anything to avoid the silence which will bring him crashing down in painful thoughts.

Fiona Steele is a geologist at the Bureau of Mines and Geology and for the last sixteen years she's been avoiding Jake as much as he's been hiding from her. As teenagers they d
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Will selfishness or selflessness prevail??

Jake Braden, the last holdout of the family in the marriage mart, is sick of seeing how happy his brothers and sister are in wedded bliss. It reminds him too much of Fiona Steele, the woman that broke his heart 16 years prior. Fiona regrets the decision she made of cutting their relationship off based on the advice of her mother to sow some wild oats.... In order to win him back, she takes an unorthodox job with no pay as a personal assistant to her best
Alison Davies
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Alison by: anyone who loves happy endings
I'm so In love with Melissa Foster, her books are never disappointing... She never fails to give 110% in anything that she writes...
Fiona made the biggest mistake of her life when she left her hometown and the love of her life behind... years later she's given the perfect chance to see him and she's prepared to fight with everything in her, to make him hers and never let him go!!
Jake was broken when she left, he has spent years building a steel cage around his heart...
Then she turns up out of t
Heather Greenwood
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh Melissa always make me fall in love with these sweet, tough, caring men. Every single time I end up walking away with a sign hoping that I'll find my own Braden! Jake is no exception here. Jake's entire family seems to have caught the love/marriage bug and all of these amazingly talented Braden's are finding the loves of their lives.....but Jake isn't totally sure that's his thing. A relationship from the past has left him looking for fun rather than love. He's a total Hollywood ...more
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: most-favorite
This is the best, sexiest, steamiest story Melissa Foster has written to date! I adored the love story between Jake Braden and Fiona Steele, who after many years apart, are reunited to continue their romance. Well done, Melissa! Your characters, as always, are born within you to enter our hearts! Bravo!

As always, I encourage readers who are new to this series entitled Love in Bloom, to begin with the Snow sisters and progress in the order in which the books are released so that you can experienc
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
True Love

Fiona has always loved Jake even though she broke his heart. When she pursues him he is very resistant but eventually wins him over. These two had a lot of bad luck in their lives that split them apart but now that they are older and wiser they're free to love each other again. Such a wonderful, beautiful story that made my heart happy.
Lady Joan  M Deacon
Fantastic book, love all Melissa's books ...more
Nate Brightman
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Crashing into Love is the final book in the Bradens of Trusty Co. series. First I have to say that whenever I read modern romance I need to continually remind myself that they are fantasy books and the fantasy goes beyond the idea that every hero and heroine is dazzlingly beautiful inside and out. For Crashing into Love the larger fantasy is that Jake Braden a Hollywood stuntman is an "A-List' celebrity on a par with say Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). Much of this book is about Jake's love Fiona who ...more
Charlotte Lynn
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have fallen in love with listening to books. I read Crashing into Love before I started listening to it so I knew where the story was going. Yet, I could not turn my phone off and stop listening. BJ Harrison once again did a marvelous job narrating Crashing into Love. The tone and the pace of his voice is perfect. He is able to differentiate between the characters without missing a beat. He brought the main and secondary characters to life.

Since I am familiar with the rest of the Braden broth
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
JESUS CHRIST FOR ONCE IN THE HISTORY OF ROMANCE NOVELS CAN THE GUY LEAVE HIS THRIVING CAREER BEHIND AND RELOCATE FOR A GIRL?!?!?! Until the end, I really really really thought Jake would move two hours away for Fiona’s obviously thriving career but nooooooo. She gave up a promotion AND left her entire career behind AND relocated so he could keep doing stunts even though it was alluded in the book that he wasn’t entirely satisfied or fulfilled with his lifestyle??? He did not even OFFER omg! And ...more
Audiobook: Narrator - B.J. Harrison

Another great narration by the voice of the series! Mr. Harrison does an incredible job of bringing depth and emotion to all of the characters. He makes me feel all the feels not just by the words on the page, but by the way he presents them

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I loved Fiona and her determination to get another chance with Jake, her high school sweetheart. She had a real battle before her because Jake didn’t want to see, speak or be in the same area as Fiona. The fact that he could
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crashing Into Love: Jake Braden by Melissa Foster

I received an audio ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Jake Braden and Fiona Steele were HS sweethearts who planned a future together right up until a few weeks before leaving for college when Fiona broke up with Jake, breaking him in the process.

A decade later, Jake went on to become a successful stuntman and Fiona a recognized geologist. While both are successful in their careers neither has found true love.

Jake refuses to risk his heart ever
Laura Hannaway
This book bugged me!

It was well written and my anticipation was high as the fact that Jake had his heart broken and subsequently turned into a man-whore has been mentioned in every book in the Truly series. I didn’t have a problem with that. I didn’t really have a problem with Jake or Fiona, though I would have liked more of an apology from Fiona and a real acceptance of same by Jake (she does say sorry briefly several times and she acknowledges how badly she hurt him but a scene where they has
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great Audio book by Melissa Foster
Crashing into Love written by the fabulous Melissa Foster and narrated by the sexy voice that belongs to BJ Harrison. Him reading Jake Braden and Fiona Steele's story was phenomenal to listen to. Jake who is now a stunt man for some of Hollywood's top celebrities and Fiona is on a break from being a geologist to be her best friends assistance on the film Jake is the stunt man. Of course Fiona knows this and Jake does not. She has figured out what she did
Melissa Guerra
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: melissa-guerra
I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook of Crashing into Love. B.J. Harrison was the narrator and he does an awesome job with the voices and really gets you into the story. This story is of Jake Braden and Fiona Steel. Jake is a stuntman and Fiona is a geologist. They used to date back in school for 2 years before Fiona broke Jake's heart. They both made plans to go away to college together and live happily ever after. Fiona mom convinced her ro go away to college single and experience ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great second chance at love story. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series and this one is not exception. I enjoyed the characters Jake and Fiona as they worked through there past to find their future together realizing through the journey that they were not the same people that they were as teenagers. I also enjoyed that they were older and life experienced characters that had a strong sense of family. The plot of the story moved along well and did not drag and the narration b ...more
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jake and Fiona knew they were made for each other back in high school. They dated for years and then Fiona ended it after worrying about making the wrong choices based on what she saw in her parents.

Fast forward several years and Fiona has realized her mistake and heads to L.A. on a mission to get Jake back. Jake is carrying around a lot of anger and hurt over their break up. He’s been avoiding Fiona for years. What will it take to get Jake to let Fiona back into his life? Jake’s walls start to
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melissa had written a wickedly hot, unique plot. B. J. Harrison narrated the audiobook and he is so outstanding, he is in a category by himself.
Jake Braden is a LA stuntman and he is hired for all the best movies. He had his heart broken when the love of his life, Fiona Steele broke up with him when they got out of high school. Jake worked hard and played harder after his heartbreak and every woman was after him. Fiona has regretted it ever since. When her best friend Trish Ryder is hired to be
Geri Grinstead
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jake & Fiona - audiobook

In several of the Braden books we hear mention of Jake coming home to Colorado to visit but always avoiding Fiona. Now we have their story. Jake has returned to LA but he feels unsettled in his own home. Fiona is on Jake’s turf as she is an assist to the actress in the lead role in the movie where Jake is the stunt man. He really can’t avoid her anymore so he will have to deal with her and the feelings they both have. B J Harrison narrates this beautiful story of two peop
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
Crashing Into Love is the sixth book in the Braden’s at Trusty, Co series. It can be read as a standalone.

It is a second chance romance for Fiona Steele and Jake Braden who fell in love once upon a time until Fiona moved away from Trusty leaving Jake and his broken heart behind.

“We just need to figure out how to navigate the rest of the world, and we’ll either sink or swim. I’m a really good swimmer. The question is, how long can you hold your breath?”

I loved listening to this story on audiob
Amy Meyer
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jake and Fiona were high school sweethearts with big plans for the future until Fiona's mother convinces her to break things off with Jake. As the years past, neither have forgotten about the other. Jake is now a stuntman and Fiona followed her dream and become a geologist. When Fiona's friend Trish is starting in a move that Jake is also a part of, Fiona decides to put her career on hold to pursue Jake and beg for a second chance.

Will Jake be able to forgive Fiona for breaking his heart to fin
Lynn Zagrod
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this audiobook free for an honest review. Again, Melissa does not disappoint. I was looking forward to this book because it is the last of the Braden boys to find true love. Fiona and Jake were an item in their younger years. Fiona made a mistake of breaking it off with Jake. He never recovered. Move the clock a few years and they are both settled in their careers in different states. However, their love never really died. This is a great feel good and second chance romance. The narra ...more
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