Healed By Love
In HEALED BY LOVE...
Nate Braden has loved his best friend's younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he's always kept his feelings at bay. Now he's back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old--but there's an even bigger obstacle standing in ...more
Nate Braden has been in love with his best friend, Rick’s, sister for years. But he never made his move because at first she was too young and then he was enlisted in the military so he didn’t want to tell her how he felt before he returned, too afraid he wouldn’t return from war. But his dream of finally telling Jewel the truth died the day Rick was killed during a routine mission he had ordered. But Nate had promised Rick that he would take care of his family and that is what Nate intends to d...more
I'm being too hard on this book, but Jewel was unbearable & Nate's only flaw was misplaced guilt, so he was kind of boring. But final straw for me was that the conflict could have been solved on page 2 if everyone involv ...more
I'm in love. I'm dying in love. Character development at its finest. I'm in love.
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This is my first Melissa Foster book mainly because I haven’t read the other two in my Kindle… and those have been there since, like,… forever…
Let me make this review short.
It’s short, lovely and romantic and sweet and quiet…
First off, the characters were beautifully flawed. Someti ...more
Melissa Foster's books are easy read hot romances, with sexy men, strong women and HEA endings. In this book we meet Nate Braden, a 27 year old ex-soldier with a huge bucket load of guilt and a long standing secret love for his best friend's sister.
Jewel Fisher is 22. She work ...more
Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 3 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars
Nate Braden had been in love with his best friends sister. The best friends he sent out to die. The best friend that he loved like a brother. Nate Braden was doing his job. The very job that took away something/someone very precious to him and the family he left back at home.
I loved this one because Nate carried a burden. You could see it with the words he said and the actions ...more
Nate Braden has always loved Jewel, his best friend Rick’s kid sister. Nate returns from his tour overseas as a hero, but Rick didn’t make it home and Nate harbors so much guilt. He tries to keep his distance while still watching out for Jewel as a promise to Rick.
Jewel has been on her own and doesn’t know if she wants the com ...more
Grief hits the family when Rick and Jewel lose their father. Stepping up to the plate to help handle his family before Nat ...more
Nate Braden has always been in love with his best friend Rick's younger sister, but he would never break the bro code, so he's kept silent about his feelings. Just when he's ready to come clean about his feelings for Jewel, tragedy strikes and he's left with a lost opportunity and a guilt that overshadows everything else. It's been two years and Nate has left the military to return to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland and help with the family business while he figures out his future and he'll be checkin...more
Melissa Foster has built a whole world around the families that feature in this interlinked series of 12 or 13 books so far. I have not read them all, but they stand up well to being read alone.
The story is easy to read, inevitable in its outcome, but so enjoyable in the telling. I may have needed a tissue or two, but that is nothing new for Ms Foster's stories. Her characters are well rounded, have clearly understandable tr ...more
Healed by Love drew me in with some sweet characters that I quickly became invested in. The hero and heroine have much emotional baggage to let go of, but they really do work things out with good communication.
Sweet read, and not too difficult on your lady balls.
4 stars. ...more
I have had the pleasure of being a part of almost all of the Braden’s lives. (Yes, even If I’m on my couch only reading their story I am still absolutely there, don’t judge) And what a journey it has been!
Miss Foster, you have introduced us to such an amazing family and their friends, sharing their stories of heart ache, forgiveness, fear and love in such a sp ...more
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Melissa Foster is expanding those Bradens!
HEALED BY LOVE is book one in the Peaceful Harbor, Maryland Bradens, and features Nate; the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor will focus on Nate and his five siblings. While reading this book, I couldn’t help but think how in the world does Melissa keep coming up with all of these ...more
Nate and Jewel have such an emotional journey in thi ...more
Now that that's out of the way, let me say what a great start to this new series! Nate Braden is ex-military and has been pining for his best friend's little sister for longer than he thinks he should have, but does she feel the same?
Jewel Fisher is Rick's little ...more
In this story, you meet Nate Braden and Jewel Fisher. For as long as Nate can remember he has been in love with his best friend's little sister, but there are multiple reasons why he can't pursue her. Whether it be age, timing or the sheer respect he has for his best friend Rick, he is doing everything ...more
Nate loves Jewel, and everyone in town knows it, exc ...more
Let me tell you--these characters, both main and secondary, are down to earth, very well developed, and right from the start I felt like I was coming into a family. As for the leads, it's your classic brother's best friend ...more
This book is centered around Jewel and Nate. Nate grew up knowing Jewel's family, because he was best friends with Jewel's older brother, Rick. Rick and Nate entered the military together, and were overseas together. Unfortunately Rick didn't make it home.
Nate and Jewel had been hiding their feelings for one another f ...more
All of the characters are very likeable and well written. They grow throughout the book and heal old wounds through love. Jewel is dealing with the death of her father and brother who both died years ago. She feel that now being the oldest sibling, she has to help her mom at home and in a sense put her l ...more
Jewel is in her 20's and has not been interested in pursuing a relationship like most women her age, instead she focuses on caring for her 3 younger siblings while her mother is working and taking class ...more
This was my first introduction to The Bradens series and this ...more
Healed by love explored some hard hitting issues, such as grief, loss, guilt,trying ...more
Nate has loved his best friend's little sister for as long as he can remember, but there have always been obstacles in his way, first their age, then the war, and now that has returned home, survivor's gui ...more
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