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Swept Into Love

(The Ryders #5)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  800 ratings  ·  207 reviews
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The Ryders are a series of sexy stand-alone romances. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.

It’s been years since Sally Tuft’s husband died and she
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published August 16th 2017 by World Literay Press
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Tpagirl Loves Romance
Swept Into Love was Melissa Foster’s long-awaited fifth book in the Ryder series and forty first book in the Love In Bloom series. As always, it was a great addition to the series.

Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft have been a part of several books within the Love In Bloom series so we’ve been building up to finally getting their story. Sally lost her husband several years ago in a skiing accident (book one, Sisters in Love) and was a single mom. Gage met her through the youth center and although the att
4.5 Heartwarming Stars

Swept Into Love ~ Gage Ryder by Melissa Foster was a beautifully written, heartwarming romantic read.

The storyline was engaging, both Gage and Sally were likable, warm, endearing characters that I found easy to connect with and loved watching them get their happily ever after.
Gage is such a sweetheart, I loved how patient, caring and loving he is. From the first meeting he knew Sally was the girl for him but he also knew he needed to be patient as she needed time before she
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: SWEPT INTO LOVE by Melissa Foster 'SWEPT INTO LOVE' by Melissa Foster is Book Five in "The Ryders" Series . This is the story of Sally and Gage. I have not yet read the other books in this series so for me this was a standalone book. Sally lost her husband some years ago leaving her with a Son to raise. Within a few months after his death she meets Gage along with being her friend is her coworker. Gage has even helped her son Rusty when he needs a father figure / friend. Now Rus ...more
Isha Coleman
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So this is what it means to take baby steps.

Step 1: Meet your soulmate.
Step 2: Break your own heart.
Step 3: Learn how to love again.

There's something about a guy, that will break his own heart in order to heal someone else's. Gage is that guy. A stand up friend, a stand - in father and a sensitive and sensual delight. He wears his heart on his sleeve and his penchant to love flows naturally. So close and yet so far away, convincing the woman of his dreams is proving anything but easy. Can he r
Jessica Alcazar
So first I need to just say that #TitleWIN because not only did it fit the journey of Gage and Sally perfectly, but also the reader’s journey. This story swept me right along with it. It grabbed me by my heart and just … whooooosh <3

I’ve been a fan of Melissa’s work for a while now. She keeps churning out those words that are just so easy to read. Her books speak to you. Well, they speak to me. She does an exceptional job unfolding a story and making sure the reader becomes part of the journey.
Lynn Mullan
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh My! I have been waiting for Gage & Sally to get their happy ever after, even since we met them in the Snow Sisters: Sisters in Love, and although it was a long time was magnificent.
From the start (What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!) you are sucked into this story, and you follow them from Vegas to Virginia. I really don't want to give away any spoilers, so all I'm gonna say is that they have plenty of angst, soul searching, and lots of hot lovin' on their business trip. But wh
Books, Coffee & Passion
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't swept into love like Gage and Sally, I was utterly blown away by their romance! Honestly, I knew there was going to be some drama with Rusty (Sally's twenty year old son) and I don't usually like when a hero or heroine has to sacrifice his/her happiness in order to keep his/her children happy but I truly wanted to read Gage and Sally's story and I can't really resist to Melissa's books. Melissa Foster is one of my favorite authors and once again she amazed me with a beautiful, swooning, ...more
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Once again Melissa Foster swept me into a love story so sweet and adorable that it just melted my heart.

Gage Ryder has been in love with Sally Tuft for years. He has been watching and waiting for her to get over her husband’s death. Ready to make his move as soon as she is ready. He is like a second father to her son and a very close friend to Sally, but he wants more.
Sally is struggling with her desire for Gage, but she is not prepared to jeopardize their relationship just to have a n
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I read the previous books in the Ryder series and enjoyed them. So, it should not come as a surprise I would want to read Swept Into Love, book #5 in the series. Gage Ryder intrigued me, when I met him in the previous instalments, so I was doubly excited when I discovered that this would be his story.

What The Story Is About.
Gage Ryder has been in love with his best friend, Sally Tuft, for years. However, he was contented to remain in the friend zone as long as it would take for her to move pass
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
4.5 stars

Friends to lovers is a favourite trope of mine and Swept into Love more than meets my expectations.

Widowed Sally Tuft is a single parent who's son Rusty is now in college. In the time since her husband died, she's worked hard to provide a secure home for them both as well as forge a close friendship with her work colleague Gage Ryder. A trip to Vegas changes her relationship with Gage forever. However, can come to accept their 'careless mistake' as a sign to build a life together as a c
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

If you have never read a Melissa Foster book before - then I can only ask you why? She is an author at the top of her craft - and this story is no exception. As you will probably know, there are many, many books which all interlink, and yet this would be very rich as a standalone too. That said, why would you not want to immerse yourself in the goodness that comes from reading a Foster novel?

If only I had a Gage in my l
Susan Gorman
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Foster wowed me with this thoughtful, romantic novel. Swept into Love features Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft’s friends-to-lovers romance. Their story has an unusual beginning but, it’s abundantly clear that this couple shares a strong, emotional connection.
I loved how Gage and Sally’s story unfolded on each page. I understood why Gage gave Sally her space and could feel his love for her as I read each chapter. Sally’s struggle to think of herself as a woman and not as solely someone’s mother
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gage and Sally have been best friends for years, doing things that normal couples would do. They buy gifts for others together, share dinners, work together, and Gage has been like a father to Sally's son Rusty. Sally's husband Dave died in a skiing accident almost 6 years earlier, and both Sally and Gage have ignored their feelings for one another. But now that Rusty has been away at college for a few years, things definitely start to change between them. 

I loved Gage and Sally's story for seve
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sally and Gage have been friends for 5 years. They work at the same place--go out to dinner a lot and in general really enjoy each others company. Sally's husband died leaving her alone with a son. Gage acts as a kind of surrogate father. Now Gage has been in love with Sally ever since he met her--but is waiting for some kind of signal--She is afraid of losing his friendship but even more so that her son might lose his mentor if they take it any farther and it does not work out. Sally is a worri ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Swept Into Love literally had me swept away! There is something special about a love that develops with a foundation of friendship. In today's world, we see people easily get swept up in the idea of love, the surface of someone, and quick flings but a friendship first gives true love a good, firm foundation. Sally and Gage are incredible. They wake up in Las Vegas with the ol' cliche of finding themselves married and while Sally wants the marriage annulled, Gage convinces her to give it a go. 

VernonandMissy Tanner
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
How long should friends just stay friends before exploring a natural attraction to each other?  In Swept Into Love, Melissa Foster tells the story of Sally and Gage, two friends who tried to ignore the attraction and fate threw them into a marriage they both wanted but didn't know they did.

Out of all Melissa Foster's amazing stories, I love this one so much!   I'm a sucker for an arranged marriage or a marriage by accident story and this one is truly amazing.  Gage and Sally have been flitting a
Elaine Watling
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Swept Into Love is Book 5 in the Ryder series. In this book we follow the story of Sally Tuft and her best friend Gage Ryder. Sally’s had a tough life, her husband died leaving her all alone to raise her teenage son. He’s now left home for college which has left Sally with time for other things, she’s always had more feeling for her best friend and co-worker Gage who is a great friend and mentor to her son but doesn’t want to spoil the friendship. Gage has always been there for Sally and her son ...more
Renee Entress
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, sadness, pain, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Seized By Love (Love In Bloom; The Ryders, #1)
Claimed by Love: Duke Ryder (The Ryders #2)
Chased by Love (The Ryders #3)
Rescued by Love (The Ryders #4)

This is Sally and Gage’s story. Sally lost her husband year ago but has been raising her son. Now that her son has left for college she knows it’s time to move on. There has on
Ana Paula
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Foster's Love in Bloom series is a wonderful tribute to romance. The characters are modern, sassy, urban and most of all have real feelings and emotions. The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances within the Love in Bloom about a fiercely loyal family with alpha males and strong women.
I have been waiting for Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft since the beginning of the Love in Bloom series.

Sally Tuft is the widow of Blake Carter's partner in Sister in Love and she faced many challenges as a
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's about time for Gage and Sally! I've been hoping they'd finally get together soon. I love the Ryder family with their sense of loyalty, strength, and compassion.

Sally's turmoil is apparent right from the start. Sally is a strong, loving mother who is also very cautious for her own life and her son's. Sally is very hesitant to take a risk with Gage because so much is at steak if things go sour.

Gage is Sally's best friend, co-worker, and her son's confident. He helped be the male role model fo
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Foster is one of my favorite authors. Her stories draw me in and capture me. I'm addicted lol! So I couldn't wait to read her newest book Swept into Love.

Gage and Sally are so cute together. I remember reading about them in other books in the series and think they would be perfect together. What I love about their story is it is different from most others where the female falls in love first. Gage knows he loves her and wants her but she pushes him away and just wants to be friends for f
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One wild night turn into forever

I always love Ms. Melissa Foster books and Swept Into Love is not an exemption. This book has many delicious moments which I am not complaining. My very first time to read her series with full of fanning actions while am reading my Nook. It is even hotter than summer.

Gage and Sally one wild night turn into forever. These two are like sizzling steak which you cannot stop to devour right away. Their chemistry is darn hot.

I loved this story. I loved how Gage is so re
Silvie Armas
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Here is another great addition to the Love in Bloom series. Melissa Foster has most definitely done it again! If you follow my book reviews then you already know that I love female characters that are both strong and sexy. That is the case of Sally who has done a great job of raising a teenage son on her own after the death of her husband. In this story you can see how a mom can not just be strong but sexy as well. 

Sally and Gage have been friends for a while now (no, nothing has happened betwee
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

It all comes full circle with Melissa Foster's Swept Into Love. Gage Ryder met his match in Sally Tuft years ago (we met them both in Sisters in Love/Love in Bloom), but we finally get their love story and it's everything I hoped it would be.

Love, lust, romance, friendship all mesh together in this newest romance from Melissa Foster's brilliant mind. Once again, I have to say that creates the most well-rounded, charming characters. Especially those hunky heroes! Just like in the other T
Melissa Guerra
The long awaited story of Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft was absolutley worth the wait. After Sally loses her husband, she never thought she would be able to find love again. Gage has been there for her for years as a confidant and best friend. They do everything together. Everyone has always wondered why they havent gotten together yet. But one night in Vegas changes all that. Gage has always had a thing for Sally. Sally never wanted to ruin the friendship they have together especially the bond Gage ...more
Sally and Gages story was amazing from the very first word to the very last word! Man you could just feel the heat coming from the pages between them and what they felt for each other. Pent up sexual tension for at least 5 years if not more, you could tell. They might be one of my favorite couples out of Melissa Fosters books so far! I do wish I could have read more and found out more about their future, but I have a feeling this won't be the last I hear about them. I do have to say that this is ...more
Stephanie M
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sally is single mother, widowed from her high school sweetheart, who cares so much about her son and his welfare. Sally evaluates every move she makes and how it would impact her son and is grateful for her friendship with Gage, even if she does want more. Gage can think about nothing but becoming something more with his best friend, Sally.

After 5 years of friendship, not only do you wake up in the bed with the guy you've loved for years, but you find out you're married to him to. What a dream c
Sasha Says
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Although I am totally new to Melissa Foster's interconnected books (see the super long list below- this book is #41!), I really enjoyed this sweet friends to lovers story. I think I might have enjoyed it more if I was more familiar with the side characters, but I still found it a satisfying read. I felt for Sally and what she had been through and appreciated her need to be be cautious about a new relationship. But Gage was quite the guy- and they had quite the chemistry. Foster writes with lots ...more
MB Knapp
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been waiting for Gage and Sally's HEA ever since they were mentioned in Duke and Gabriella's book. Once again, Melissa has managed to create a story that is both hot and incredibly sweet. Gage is entirely committed to convincing Sally that they are meant to be. Like all of Melissa's heroes, once he's in, he's all in. Sally, on the other hand, grated on my nerves a bit. As the child of a single parent, I get that initially she was afraid of how her son would feel about her moving on. Howev ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, oh my! This book was maddening, hot, and full of love. I am pretty sure I looked like a fool with a silly love struck grin on my face.

I have always believed that best friends can make the best lovers and Sally and Gage just proved that right.

Anyone who has read previous Love in Bloom books know that Sally and Gage were meant to be.

I absolutely adored this story – Sally’s protectiveness of Rusty, her motherly instincts, Gage’s love for Sally and Rusty, and Gage’s endless romance.

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