Monday, September 9, 2013

Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster (4.5 stars)

About Sisters in Love (Snow Sisters, Book 1, Love in Bloom Series)
(from GoodReads)

"A beautiful story about love and self-growth and finding that balance to happiness. Powerfully written and riveting from beginning to end."
National bestselling author, Jane Porter

"Steamy, passionate, and revealing. Perfect for readers of romances and stories about motivations and impulses that lead to emotional transitions."
Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.

Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.

When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.

SISTERS IN LOVE is a light, uplifting work of women's fiction and will resonate with readers who enjoy emotional journeys of the heart with strong heroines and sexy, lovable heroes. Readers of books by Jane Porter and Beth Kendrick will enjoy Danica and Blake's story.


Danica Snow appreciates practicality and responsibility, even if it means her life borders on boring. In addition to her career as a therapist, she counsels her sister and the young woman she mentors as part of the Big Sister program. Her life has been all about helping other people with their problems, rarely focusing on her own life and needs.

Blake Carter has yet to meet the woman he can't seduce, often with little effort. But when he loses his best friend in a tragic accident, Blake finds himself floundering and out of control--especially when he tries to help his friend's son who's devastated by loss and angered by secrets.

Blake's journey to healing leads him to Danica's office--their attraction is intense and immediate, but Danica can't betray her professional obligations. Plus, she's on her own journey of self-discovery. Can they find their way to each other?

Sisters in Love is a charming and captivating story. Danica and Blake have plenty of heat, but it goes so much deeper than that. Their growing romance has adult obstacles, ones with no clear cut answers. Some of my favorite scenes were between Danica and her Little Sister--they are heartwarming and real as the young girl is struggling with disappointment, insecurity, and distrust. Plus, the interactions between Danica and her sister are priceless, vacillating between sarcastic fun and heartfelt moments. Oh, and did I mention that Blake is hot and only gets hotter as he does some soul-searching?

I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart.

Rating: 4.5 stars

About the Author

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women's NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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Melissa Foster said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so excited that you enjoyed Danica and Blake falling in love. They are always with me now. xox

Tia Bach said...

I am so excited about this new series of yours. Of course, if you write it, I will read it. Your writing always touches my heart, because you have an amazing way with characters.