• Dreaming of Love: Emily Braden

  • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 5
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Dreaming of Love, Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does - with the exception of finding true love. She's watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn't have.

Dae Bray doesn't do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work - until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule - and just about everything else he's ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster

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AWESOME READ!

I loved it! This book was the best in the series so far! The narration was outstanding and gave the story that extra flair! The author did an amazing job with the character builds and plot. I can't recommend this series enough! I look forward to reading the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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everyone deserves a Dae

I've been waiting for Emily's book ever since we meet the Trusty Braden's. I was not disappointed. Dae was such a romantic. He was the dream guy every woman deserves. I guess the only thing I felt was lacking was there was no mention of the Bray/Braden/Remington connection.

BJ's narration is spot on. He's really got a great voice.

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Emily & Dae!

What do you do when the person you love has a career in direct conflict with your own? Emily Braden finds out when she goes to Tuscany. Swept off her feet by Dae, these two are meant to be together. There is an instant attraction, and their relationship progresses quickly. But with Emily, an architectural preservationist and Dae a demolitionist, we knew there was going to be a problem. I was excited to have Emily find her forever! It was about time since her brothers all found it first!!! Dae is quite the catch. Smooth talking, always up front and honest, I found him refreshing and wonderful. Emily at times for me was frustrating, as she knew what the deal was when their relationship started. And I really didn't know how it was going to end. Learning the art of compromise can be challenging, but love will prevail! Love we get a glimpse at the brothers back in Trusty and the ending is perfect! This is a great addition to the series.

BJ Harrison brings this story to life as he continues his narration of the Bradens. He is this family, and I would not want anyone else to be telling me the story! He is this series and enjoy his performances.

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Emily and Dae - Swoon-worthy! ❤️

I loved Emily and Dae’s story!  This is such a great series, and this is a very sweet and romantic romance for Emily.  Dae is a man that any woman would want to fall for her and spend the rest of her life with.  There are some differences in their lives, and they have to spend some time working through them, but this is another wonderful Braden story.  The only thing that I wished for in this story, is for more interaction when the brothers actually met Dae with Emily.  That is always the theme of these stories, and I missed that in this story.  It was still a great story and I look forward to my next Melissa Foster story because I always feel like I need to be listening to one of her stories all the time because they are so great.  B.J.’s narration was great in the story.


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Beautiful story

Audiobook: Narrator - B.J. Harrison

I’ve enjoyed this narrator in all the previous books in this series, and while I still enjoyed him very much, I sometimes found myself unsure if something the character said was a thought or actually spoken out loud. All of Ms. Foster’s characters tend to talk to themselves in their mind and it’s never really bothered me before. For some reason, I had a hard time with it this go around. I still loved the narration as well as the book, but I did have this one minor blip.


What a wonderfully romantic story for Emily! I’ve been waiting for her for so long and I just knew something amazing was going to happen to her in Tuscany and holy heck, did it ever!

I love that this couple acted in a mature manner and that they were both careful of previous hookups to the point they were limited. The conflict this couple faces was unique while still being believable. The way they faced it and worked it out was beautiful. Dae was definitely a swoon worthy hero.

Loved this so much!

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Great continuation of Awesome Series

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. The romance in this story started quickly. Sexy Dae and headstrung Emily have some hurdles to overcome, but being two very understanding people, their romance grows throughout the story. Emily wasn't looking for love when she went to Italy, but with her siblings all falling in love and finding their life partners, Emily just wanted to get away for some solitude. Dae was in Italy on business and their first meeting was the beginning of a worldwind romance. The author tells a wonderful love story and is just full of magical ideas. The narrator did a great job with the characters, their personalities and making the story come to life.

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Emily’s story

Emily has been waiting for her HEA. She has looked and looked BUT having 5 big brothers can really wreck with a girls dating life. Dae is a man who is not looking for a relationship. When he meets Emily in Italy they both realize this is the one. Great insta love story.

The narrator has a smooth voice that will relax you as you listen to Emily fall in love.

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Sweet, Romantic, and Passionate

This is the fifth book in The Bradens at Trusty Series, in the amazing World of the Love in Bloom Series. I love this Series. Emily and Dae's story is sweet, romantic, passionate, and heartwarming. BJ Harrison did a great job with the narration. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series, Crashing into Love.

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Emily and Dae's HEA

Emily Braden is an architect designing passive homes; Dae Bray is a demolition expert. They meet while staying at the same villa in Tuscany and decide to tour the countryside together. As they begin to spend every minute together, Dae and Emily’s feelings turn from friendship to love; their chemistry is off the charts. As they explore their feelings for one another, will their professions drive a wedge between them or can they find a common ground to a HEA.

This is a wonderful romantic story set in Tuscany.

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...the heart wants what it wants.

Dutiful daughter, trusted friend, loyal sister and obvious romantic. It feels like I've been waiting forever for Emily Braden to find her Prince Charming. Surprisingly, it wasn't how I thought it would be. Dreaming of Love is the story of two dreamers in desperate need of a wake up call. Foster puts Emily on a collison course with heartache in the form of Dae Bray. He's the antithesis of everything Emily believes in. Yet, the heart wants what it wants. Their path is paved with the battle scars of heartbreak and the guiding light of compromise. Out of the collateral damage comes the hope for something more. Although I enjoy listening to Mr. Harrison wax poetic, I was hoping that the audio would give two points of view, in two different voices. I got more than I ever expected, but was still hoping for a little bit more.

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  • 11-24-19

Holiday Romance

Emily Braden has been given a holiday in Italy by her brother. Not looking for a romance one of the first people she meets is Dae Bray. The attraction is instant and takes them on a journey of fun and adventure. There is a slight bump along the way when Emily finds out why Dae is in Italy. He is a demolition expert, and Emily is an architectural preserver. But somehow they find a way to work together. There is also the side story of Adelina and her family who are waiting for the return of a loved one. It also introduces us to more of Dae and Leanna's brothers and sister, which would make great reading.

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  • Pasqua
  • 05-19-16

Dreaming of love - Emily Braden

Just love these books.. The Bradens .. Love the sensual intense love scenes .. This book was full of good romance.. The sexy voice over in audio is the best makes you feel right there with the story line... Need more books on audio 5 stRs all the way start to end .. The best ever !!