*Excellent reads! USA Today and NYT bestselling author Melissa Foster has delivered another masterpiece in book 5 of her sweet, sexy and steamy blockbuster hit series featuring the gorgeous Remington brothers which is a continuation of the Love in Bloom series..(18+)....He worked rigorously at his keyboard after arriving at his beach front property in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. His goal as always was to remain in seclusion and stay hunkered down for the summer by completing his project and finishing his last thriller. Bestselling author Kurt Remington habitually worked twelve straight hours a day, and even though he lived just outside of New York City, he enjoyed the change of scenery of the Cape. The sounds of the sea inspired his efficiency, that is, until he rescues the gorgeous free-spirited Leanna Bray from drowning in the ocean while trying to save her dog. Not only is Kurt irritated by the sexy woman who lives life on the whim, but he's also intrigued by the beautiful creature who doesn't even know the definition of the word organized. For some reason, she rattled him by sending his heart off kilter with everything she did, and Kurt finds himself drawn to Leanna like a pen to paper. Nearly drowning for dear life in the ocean, Leanna Bray couldn't believe she was saved by the handsome-brooding writer. She'd come to the Cape to figure out her life and career by trying to make her jam business a success, and the last thing in her plans was falling for the six-foot-two sexy Kurt Remington. As much as she keeps tellling herself a simple thank you would be enough, however, that thought was soon forgotten when Leanna finds herself spending a steamy afternoon in the arms of the gorgeous writer testing the powers of not only chemistry, but something so much more. Could this be love?...
Kurt Remington has always let a quiet, structured life. Using the determination his military father instilled in him from a young age, he's made a successful career of writing thriller novels, a career that allows him to divide his time between his family in New York and his tranquil days spent writing at the beach. But all that quiet and structure is shattered when a free-spirited woman with no roots and her disobedient dog wander out into the stormy surf in view of his deck. Leanna Bray upsets his carefully planned schedule and the solitude of his summer, but maybe her disorganized ways and unruly pet are exactly what he needs to start the next chapter of his life.
The Verdict: Kurt was every bit the quiet thinker I expected, but of course he still had that Remington sex appeal and strong family values. His life, however, revolves around his writing schedule, and while it's certainly good for his career, outside of his siblings and parents, he doesn't have much else.
His initial reaction to Leanna was hilarious, the perfect combination of annoyed and attracted and intrigued, and while he couldn't exactly wrap his head around her piles of laundry and inattention to all the ways her life was completely disorderly, it was just the kind of disorder he needed. I especially loved the way he just accepted her dog as part of the package deal, knowing that including Pepper in just about everything he and Leanna did was important to keeping her happy.
I was surprised by the lack of angsty conflict in this book when compared to the others in the series. There were no giant misunderstandings or grudges, no sacrificing the relationship in some misguided attempt to preserve anything for the other person. There was still conflict, namely how they would manage a future together when it seemed their careers would require their being apart, but it was cool to read a story where the romantic pair didn't do something inanely stupid and almost ruin things. That's not to say I avoid the stories where that happens, since the truth is that we all do really stupid things when it comes to relationships. But I thoroughly enjoyed that the characters were up front and pretty much faced things head-on.
Read, Write, Love is just another great story in the epic romantic saga that is Love in Bloom, and if you love romance reads, grab the whole series. It's got every kind of strong male lead you could want, from the sensitive writer to the angry survivalist, and every single one of them is just perfect. Leanna and Kurt add a new splatter of color to the series with her rather whimsical personality and his complete devotion to her.
Kurt Remington has always been somewhat of a loner spending the majority of his days in front of his computer writing suspense thrillers and is a bestselling author. He’s also neat freak and likes things organized, he has a schedule that he follows every day and like to be left alone in solitude and silence. Kurt is the last of the Remington’s to find love but then he isn’t looking for love anyway. Neither were any of his brothers or his sister. Love just found them, it was fate.
Leanna Bray has spent her summer at the Cape since she was little girl when she and her family would come. Now that she’s grown, she’s comes by herself with her dog Pepper. Pepper who is untrainable and never listens or behaves. She’s a free spirit with no organization skills at all and talks nonstop. She’s Kurt’s exact opposite but you know what they say, opposites attack.
This was by far my favorite book in the series so far! I absolutely loved Kurt, who was not at all like I thought he would be, and Leanna was perfect for him. I loved her free spirit and the way that she never tried to get in the way of Kurt and his writing as much I loved Kurt taking time off to spend time with her and trying to squish her insecurities. The side characters were great as well. Bella, Jenna and Amy where the perfect lifelong friends that everyone wants to have. Friends that even though you only see them a few months out of each year, you can catch up and it’s like you were never a part. This is the latest in a long line of the Love in Bloom series and while it can be read as standalone, the series is amazing. This series is what made Mellissa Foster one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait for the next book!