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"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" (New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely)

Welcome to Oak Falls, Virginia, home to horse farms, midnight rodeos, bookstores, coffee shops, and quaint restaurants where you’re greeted like family and treated like treasured guests. Buckle up for a wild ride. Like any Southern girls worth their salt, the sweet-talking, sharp-tongued Montgomery sisters can take men to their knees with one seductive glance or a single sugarcoated sentence. 

In Embracing Her Heart....
Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at 4:30 in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again - ruggedly handsome Reed Cross. 

Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape. 

Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again - and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas....

©2018 Melissa Foster (P)2018 Melissa Foster

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Smoking HOT and so much fun!

GAHHHHH!!! I swear my kindle bout burst into flames! Reed and Grace light up the pages and it is MAGIC! I absolutely loved EMBRACING HER HEART, a sexy yet romantic second chance romance. The narrators were spot on, I was completely sucked into the story and what a story it is! Not heavy on the angst, but I laughed and I teared up and I fell in love. It was exactly what I needed! Highly recommended!

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You’ll want your own Greedy Boy!

Embracing Her Heart (The Bradens and Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls)
Book 1 by Melissa Foster

Ok this is now one of my new favorite books by Melissa Foster. I love second chance romances and this one does not disappoint!

I read the ebook and listened to the audiobook as well. Do yourself a favor and get this audiobook. Andi Arndt and Sebastian York were incredible in the telling of Grace and Reed's story.

Grace Montgomery and Reed Cross were high school sweethearts who had to keep their relationship secret because of a rivalry between their high schools. Having grown up in a small city where such rivalries existed, it was easy to identify with.

Grace was always convinced country life was not for her and upon graduation she pursues her dream in NYC to become a playwright and producer. But at what cost?

Reed has has own dreams that don't include leaving Oak Falls, but is devastated when Grace departs and heads off to Michigan to escape his heartache and becomes a leading historical preservation expert opening a business with a college friend, Thad. After a betrayal Reed sells his share of the business and returns to Oak Falls to help out his Uncle Roy who suffered a heart attack and stays to run his uncle's business.

Fate brings these two together when Grace returns for a three week visit to teach a screenplay writing class and of course Gracie and Reed can't escape seeing each other.

Reed, aka Greedy Boy is as sweet and romantic as he is sexy and alpha. A perfect compliment to Grace's smart, sweet and sassy nature. His thoughtfulness and romantic gestures make him instantly endearing. Their chemistry is stronger than ever and what ensues is more than a trip down memory lane, as these two lovers make new memories while treasuring the old ones.

You can take the girl out of the country, but can you take the country out of the girl? And does she really want to? With Grace's three weeks coming to an end and her life back in NYC, can these two lovers make a long distance relationship work?

These are well-developed characters with great secondary characters who add to the story and move it forward. From Grace's huge family to Reed's Aunt and Uncle who raised him, to his missing father and their many friends, to the house Reed buys and movie theater which holds such fond memories for them, this book is a wonderful read and listen.

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good story

great narrative, predictable story, not enough drama outside 2 characters. needs more descriptive about the play and theater aspect of main character career.

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Love This book

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I read this book back in April. I just now listened to the audio version. I loved, loved, loved, the narration Andi Arndt & Sebastian York. Having a male and female do the narration is wonderful. I love audio books, they make driving back and forth to work tolerable.
Reed and Grace were sweethearts back in school. However, they kept their relationship secret due to rival schools. Grace leaves her small town to become something. Reed return to help out an ailing family. Who says you can't have a 2nd chance with your first love. This time around Reed will have no sneaking around. What a fantastic story. Melissa is great making me escape from my daily life.

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Hot and Exciting!

A great emotional story! Andi Arndt and Sebastian York narrate this and they are one hot team!
Grace Montgomery was a playwright and producer of off Broadway plays. She went back home for three weeks to teach a screenplay class. Grace went with the girls to secretly watch hot men break horses. The first to ride was Reed Cross her past lover. She ran back to the house as fast as she could. The next morning she walked out of the house and Reed was working on her parents house. They both remembered their love for each other while they were in high school. She had broke it off with him to pursue her dream of going to New York to study. Grace and Reed caused fireworks to explode when they kissed. Then things really get hot!

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Fantastic Book!

Story was great- narrators were fabulous! I enjoyed this book so much that I've recommended it to everyone I know. A must for everyone!!
Thank you, Melissa, for another fantastic book!!

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Great story but Hate the POV

Good storyline. Sebastian and Andi are Great. But The book would have been much better if written in the 1st person POV

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Love my 2 favorite narrators 😍

Great story and Sabastian York and Andi Arndt know how to bring this story to Life! Melissa Foster has made me a fan and can’t wait for the next book in this series! I really pray and hope she keeps the same narrators.. I buy all the books they narrate in lol huge fan

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  • Debra McDonald
  • 08-08-18

Second chance love

Loved this story and these narrators are totally perfect for it. I could really relate to these narrators and how realistic they made this story sound. Absolutely perfect

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  • karen grave
  • 06-20-18

it was a bit on the nice side for my taste

I've been listening to stories with a but more grit and vengeance so I had to step back and nestle into a feel good story.
I like ms fosters writing so will continue to listen..might try the bad boys and wild boys series next.
I'm also not used to Mr Yorks part be g so placid and nice I simply love him when he reads the bad boy parts of a novel xx