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River of Love

(The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #3)

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River of Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book Three) is a USA Today Bestseller!

Get ready for RIVER OF LOVE, the movie! Sam and Faith's story has been optioned for film by Passionflix. More details coming soon.

Fall in love with Sam Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and lov
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Published April 20th 2016
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Jo
You might miss out on a really great story if you judge a book by its cover.

When Faith Hayes’ ex cheated on her, she was humiliated and crushed. In her devastation she started WAC, Women Against Cheaters, an online support group she’d started for women who had been cheated on. And she also moved to a new town, where she loves her job as a physician’s assistant. These days she only dates boring and slightly nerdy men. Men she’s sure wouldn’t break her heart. If it wasn’t for her unwanted attra

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Rejane
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


RIVER OF LOVE is the first book of Melissa Foster’s that I read without a co-author. I actually discovered her writing though Bella Andre and have been meaning to read more of her work since. Even though this is technically book fifteen in the Love in Bloom: The Bradens series, I found that I could easily slip into this world that Foster has created. As you can expect, there’s quite a big cast of characters as it revolves around a family and their friends but Foster still doesn’t allow that to
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Tina
Nov 21, 2016 marked it as stay-away-not-for-me
note for me: never ever ever, I can't believe this is the same author that wrote the wonderful hero from Tru Blue

just my preference not a review :)
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
 
 
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own
 
There are a few authors whose novels can keep me glued to the pages. Melissa Foster falls into that category.  (There may be one or two that falls through the cracks). The portrayal of her characters and the emotions they elicit as a result makes for a compelling read.  ‘River of Love’ was no exception.
Who would have thought that Sam Braden, the consummate playboy would be brought to hi
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Under the Covers Book Blog

RIVER OF LOVE is the first book of Melissa Foster's that I read without a co-author. I actually discovered her writing though Bella Andre and have been meaning to read more of her work since. Even though this is technically book fifteen in the Love in Bloom: The Bradens series, I found that I could easily slip into this world that Foster has created. As you can expect, there's quite a big cast of characters as it revolves around a family and their friends but Foster still doesn't allow that to

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Jessica Alcazar
I love reading a story where the playboy gets knocked to his knees by his HEA. I don't know why, but it just makes for some of the best romance novels out there! And Melissa Foster delivered in a style that wasn't cliche or predictable! #WIN

One thing I want to mention is that River of Love, as with all of Melissa Foster's books, can actually be read as a stand-alone. I've read a big amount of her books, all out of order, and enjoyed every single one. However, the characters in her previous books
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Cami
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Sweet Stars!!!

I have never read a Melissa Foster book and didn’t even have her on my radar since I’ve never marked one of her books as one to be added to my TBR. Clearly my mistake because I thoroughly enjoyed her writing. I received this book free and am very glad I did since I have already added several more of her books to my TBR.

Sam Braden comes from a large very close knit family. He is the owner of a river rafting and adventure company. He works hard and plays harder. As a matter of
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Amy
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
River of Love had become one of my favorites!! Sam knows what he wants and won't stop until he gets it. Faith works for Sam's brother and loves her job helping others. Sam is always flirting with Faith even tho the flirting is not returned.
Sam finally wears Faith down and she agrees to go out with him. Sam is the perfect gentlemen and starts to change how Faith views him. These two make such a great couple. I just wish all the Braden men didn't have the reputation of having any woman they want a
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Cathy Tremblay
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sam Braden is a hot sexy, enigmatic player. All the women swoon over him and he wants them back but only for a night. Love them, please them, leave them panting for more but only for one night; that’s his way. Big Sammy is all about fun with no strings attach kinda guy.

Faith loves her job, her friends she met thru the group she started; Women against Cheaters and she surely keeps away from big sexy alpha males. She learned her lesson the hard way to never trust a man but that’s until Sam Braden
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☆☆Hannah☆☆
This just wasn't as good as I had wanted. Faith really drove me nuts for a decent amount of the book and by the time she was more likable it was too late. I hated how she assumed Sam was a certain way. Even though he never showed or told her otherwise. She kept just going on about what she thought he was like. Needless to say, I was annoyed by that and it was hard for me to really get into this book. The good thing is that in the end they finally got it together.
Meredith Kennedy
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome free book from the romance book club. Playboy Sam got put in his place by the strong Faith. I loved that Faith didn't just give in right away, Sam really had to work for that first date which was super cute. He really became an awesome guy. Think I am going to have read more about the other Braden guys.
Books, Coffee & Passion
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Books, Coffee & Passion
River of Love is the third book in Melissa Foster’s The Bradens - Peaceful Harbor, MD Series and it can be read as a standalone.

Sam Braden is a playboy, he's sexy, strong, determined and honest about the way he lives his life. He has a reputation of sleeping around and he enjoys his single life, but he knows something is off with him when he starts making up excuses to visit his brother's office, just to see Faith...

Faith is a sweet smart girl who has been hurt in the
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Annis-Bücherstapel
Durch eine Leserunde auf Lovelybooks bin ich auf das Buch „Liebe gegen den Strom“ aufmerksam geworden. Der Klappentext war es, der mich sofort überzeugt hat, denn er verspricht nicht nur Liebe, sondern deutet einen (zu diesem Genre) passenden Konflikt an. Und natürlich wollte ich dann auch wissen, ob die Protagonisten zueinander finden.

Das Cover ist sehr schlicht gehalten. Ein Mann hebt eine Frau hoch und sie schauen sich verliebt an. Im Hintergrund spiegelt sich die Sonne in einem Gewässer. Rec
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Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Lisa for letting me take part in this tour. I've been looking forward to hearing Sammy's story for quite a while.

Sam Braden is a well known player in Peaceful Harbor. He works hard and he plays even harder. The girls Sammy hooks up with don't mean anything to him and he was ju
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Amy Williams
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My favorite book boyfriend now! So we met Sam and Faith in Surrender my Love. Sam is Cole's younger brother and Faith is Cole's PA that works at his clinic with him.

Ever since he met Faith, something clicked. He knew she was different somehow. Every time he went to visit his brother at work, he would always say hello which would cause her to stutter and get really nervous. He liked pushing her buttons.

Faith is a PA who works with Cole. Every time his sexy brother Sam comes to visit, she gets s
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Tina
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Faith is the Physician's Assistant at Sam Braden's brother, Cole's medical office. Knowing Sam's playboy reputation, Cole has warned him off of nice girl Faith. Because Cole has issued this warning, Faith has become forbidden fruit to Sam. Whenever Sam comes around the medical office Faith turns all flustered. She, too, is attracted to Sam, but she knows his history with women. She's once burnt and twice shy when it comes to all men. With his reputation, she tries to steer clear of Sam. Sam has ...more
Donna Morrison
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

There is no way you could read one of these books and not love it. It might not be your favorite but you will live it. This is one of my favorite Peaceful Harbor Braden's books. Every mini series in this hugh love in bloom series I have a few favorites in each. I hope you enjoy Sam as much as I did.
Gail R. Diel
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Change worthy

I knew Sam was worthy. Burden family keeps growing. Can't wait for the rest of siblings to find love. I feel I know them.
Svanvithe
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sam Braden betreibt in Peaceful Harbor ein erfolgreiches Unternehmen für Rafting- und Abenteuertouren. Außerdem ist er – salopp gesagt - ein Frauenheld, und reihenweise erliegt das weibliche Geschlecht seinem Charme. Eine feste Beziehung kommt für ihn nicht in Frage, bis er sieht, wie glücklich seine Brüder mit ihren Partnerinnen sind und er das Gefühl hat, etwas zu verpassen. Und bis er ein Auge (oder vielmehr zwei) auf Faith Hayes, die Arztassistentin seines Bruders Cole, wirft. Diese lässt ih ...more
A.M.
Sam Braden loves women. But recently he’s caught himself hanging around his brother’s surgery just to talk to the medical assistant, Faith Hayes. She’s not interested in dating him and she’s busy setting up her club for women who’ve been cheated on.
But she’s different. And he wants her.
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Because it’s the intro for yet another Braden series it’s very ‘you know XX, he’s my sister’s cousin’s boyfriend’s boss’ as everyone is introduced.
But I’ve read a few of her books, and this one… idk… the langua
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Denise
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an audio ARC of River of Love: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 3 by Melissa Foster (Sam & Faith) in exchange for an honest review.

Faith is a dedicated, sweet, caring Physician's Assistant who works for Cole Braden in his medical practice. Cole feels protective of Faith and makes it clear that she is off limits to his womanizing brother Sam. So of course Sam can't seem to stay away. At first the challenge of forbidden fruit beckons Sam, but as you get to know him you realize F
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Katie
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can Sam overcome his reputation? Is Sam just going against his brother to go after Faith? These are some of the questions confronted by both Sam and Faith in River of Love. Sam has fallen for Faith and has to work hard (which is not his normal MO), to make sure Faith knows his lightbulb went off and she is it for him. Sam wants to make sure Faith understands how important she is to him by showing her "firsts" with a woman - first motorcycle ride and first time at his bar. The strength of family ...more
Annie
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing story narrated by BJ Harrison. I love audio books but this one was outstanding. BJ Harrison has a way of transporting you to a front row seat to all the action. With Melissa's word magic you feel like you're witnessing close friends and family live life and find love. In this fun loving romance we meet Sam Braden (which quite possibly is one of my favorite Bradens) and he's an adventure guy with his own company filled with river rafting and adventure fun...so his days are fil ...more
dawn hampton
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a person's ability to change in order to be worthy of someone's love and the other person's learning to trust enough to let love in.Sam's brother has warned him away from Faith, the physician's assistant that works in Cole's practice. He knows Sam is a huge player and doesn't want to see Faith hurt. Sam's attraction to Faith overcomes everything else and he wants to get to know her better. Unfortunately, Faith knows about his reputation, too.She's convinced he's a cheater.
When
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Karen
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved Sam and Faith's story. Who knew the playboy and king of one-night stands could fall hard for someone? That is exactly what happened with Sam. One look at Faith and he was hooked, however it took him two years to figure out that she was what he needed.

Faith has been burned in the past and has some major trust issues. So when the town playboy catches her eye, she knows she is in trouble. She also does not want to be another notch on his belt. However the chemistry is intense and she can't de
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Wendy Frye
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this book and these characters!

I have this book 5stars because 1) I couldn't put it down 2) the story was engaging and compelling 3) I never became frustrated with the storyline as I have with some other authors I've read. By that I mean there were no parts I found boring or where the story strayed off about something irrelevant just to cause conflict between the couple 4) The male lead, Sam, was strong and masculine yet vulnerable in ways that showed that his heart was sensitive, but he w
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Sandra
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it
After reading a handful of Melissa Foster's books I've decided they should go into one of two categories: Sweet and a Little Sexy or Syrupy (Sickeningly?) Sweet. "River of Love" belongs in the Sickeningly, uh sorry, Syrupy Sweet category. Faith had her heart broken by her cheating ex so she founded WAC (Women Against Cheaters). Then she meets Sam Braden, notorious womanizer and all-round bad boy who's the antithesis of everything Faith is looking for in a man. But Sam turns out to be not just a ...more
Virginia
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What fun Melissa has given us! B. J. Harrison's narration of the audiobook was perfection!
Sam Braden was the owner of Rough Riders Rafting Company. He saw Faith in a bar. She worked in his brothers medical practice as a PA. He thought that he shouldn't be thinking of laying her down on the bar and having his way with her. He had been banging every woman that caught his eye, but Faith was what he really wanted. He went over to her and asked her to dance and she turned him down and went out the do
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KimberlyDawn
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
River of Love is the third book in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series. This book is Sam and Faith’s story and can be read as a standalone; however, reading the others in the series will enhance the story enjoyment. Sam has a history of being a player but now is hooked on the one woman that wants nothing to do with him. Faith is recovering from a break-up that emotionally devastated her. As a result, she starts an online support group called WAC - ‘Women Against Cheaters’. As they spend more t ...more
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Other books in the series

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD (6 books)
  • Healed By Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #1; The Bradens #13; Love in Bloom #32)
  • Surrender My Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor #2; The Bradens #14; Love in Bloom #33)
  • Crushing on Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #4; The Bradens #20; Love in Bloom #35 )
  • Whisper of Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #5; The Bradens #21; Love in Bloom #36)
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