• Hot for Love: Nick Braden

  • The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls, Book 7
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Discover the magic of New York Times best seller Melissa Foster's stories and see why millions of fans have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love-in-Bloom big-family romance families.

All Love in Bloom books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series. 

Trixie Jericho is on a mission to start her own miniature horse business. She’s sick of being told her idea is cute and wants nothing more than to be taken seriously. When rancher and sought-after freestyle-horse-trainer Nick Braden offers an opportunity she can’t refuse, Trixie jumps on it. The problem is she also wants to jump on him, but the bullheaded, big-muscled, motorcycle-riding cowboy doesn't mix business with pleasure. Little does he know, Trixie has never backed down from a challenge, especially one she wants more than her next breath. Saddle up, big boy, because this boot-stompin’, risk-taking, Daisy Duke-wearing cowgirl isn’t afraid to play dirty. 

Love-in-Bloom novels feature alpha-male heroes and smart, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to listeners who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. 

Ready to binge? The Love-in-Bloom big-family contemporary-romance collection features billionaires as well as everyday heroes. Characters from each subseries appear in future books, so you never lose track of engagements, weddings, or births. 

©2021 Melissa Foster (P)2021 Melissa Foster

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This is excellent!

Nick and Trixies story is so heart warming and sweet!!! They have been friends forever... but Trixie loves him and sees the heart he will never admit to having. He doesn’t believe in love.... but maybe... well, you’ll see! Everything about this book reached out to me when I saw it. The blurb, the cover, not to mention that Melissa Foster wrote it! There is nothing written by her that I wouldn’t read. Her writing is clear, deep, rich, and colorful. It has a way of taking you where the story is and keeping you wanting till the end!

Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow were excellent choices for narrators! Both have voices that are soothing to listen to and they both are good at making the characters distinctive.

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Hot and Sexy

I had the amazing pleasure of listening to the audiobook of HOT FOR LOVE by Melissa Foster and let me tell you, I could feel the heat coming off the pages. It was a great story and I could not stop listening to the whole thing. The narrators Aiden Snow and Savannah Peachwood were perfect in telling the story. I could picture every scene in my head vividly. This story is about Nick Braden and Trixie Jericho and these two were made for each other. Trixie wants to start her own miniature horse farm and and the only person who doesnt think her ideas are cute or not serious is Nick. He is the first one to jump in with both feet to help her. They both care for each other but Nick has felt pain before and doesnt really want anything serious. But Trixie is the one to break through his issues and help him see that loving someone is a good thing. Nick is just the man Trixie needs to satisfy every need she has. This audiobook is so good. Melissa Foster did a great job writing their story.

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#TEAMNIXIE

I’ve read the book as well as listened to the audiobook. Narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow who were perfect as Trixie and Nick, delivering the hotness that this couple truly is.

I don’t think I’ve enjoyed the beginning of a story as much as I did the first chapter of Nick and Trixie’s story. Tough, rugged, broody Nick Braden is completely dumbfounded by his reaction to his longtime friend and hottie, Trixie Jericho. He’s got a bad case of misplaced lust or so he thinks. When he witnesses her brother’s teasing over her dream of her own mini horse therapy business, he steps in and offers not only his assistance, but his home as well for one month.

So begins their journey. While Nick is the biggest challenge of her life she’s not afraid to go after him with all she’s got and poor Nick doesn’t stand a chance. I really loved the way their friendship blossomed and bloomed into so much more. This is where Melissa Foster excels. She creates characters that you genuinely care for and pull for, wanting their HEA as if it were your own.

Their story has something for everyone: lust, passion, humor, learning to cope with jealousy and of course LOVE! They go from friends with benefits to a true couple to more.

I will be honest, there were times I wanted to throttle Nick and his reasons for not getting involved or realizing he just might need more in his life than what he had, but overall it was fun watching him continue to fall for Trixie and the lengths he found himself willing to go.

Trixie for all her bravado and confidence was also sweetly vulnerable and so very likeable. She’s sweet without being sappy and adorable without being cheesy. I did cry but I won’t say where or why because I want you to discover that for yourself.

Run, don’t walk and definitely don’t delay and get Hot For Love. Warning - this is probably one of Melissa Foster’s hottest couples, like 5 alarm x 2 fire hot!

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Emotional and steamy make for a great story!

I listened to the audio version of this book. This story was highly emotional (especially at the beginning) and pretty steamy. It is a friends to lovers trope that starts out with Nick offering Trixie a place to stay while she tries to work out starting her own business--one involving miniature therapy horses.

Nick has definitely put Trixie in the friend zone...until he doesn't. He's had a rough start in life and only views loving someone as the path to destruction. Trixie is determined to show him that's not the case. She turns him every which way but loose and soon he's having to rethink some things.

I really enjoyed this audiobook narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow. I was totally into both characters and their relationship.

I was gifted a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.

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Holy Hot Cowby

Hot cowboy, sexy therapist, beautiful horses and plenty of romance. This book has it all. Nick Braden and Trixie Jericho are my new favorite couple from Melissa Foster. If you like friends to lovers you will love Nick and Trixie.

This book was great to listen to. Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow really do the book justice. They get you sucked into the story and don't want it to end.

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Hot for Love is HOT in Audio!

Trixie Jericho and Nick Braden have been friends for years. Trixie often visits Nick who lives a couple hours away when she has business in the area. This time Trixie is staying with Nick as she learns more about miniature therapy horses as it has been her dream to provide this service. Nick has also been Trixie’s crush for years. I love a good friends to lovers story and Melissa Foster has provided a riveting one. There is a slow build throughout as Trixie and Nick explore their feelings. This author is a master at building anticipation till the very end. The smooth voice Savannah Peachwood and sexy voice of Aiden Snow were combustible as they brought Melissa Foster’s words to life. I found myself lost in the characters while listening. Kudos to all.

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OMG!! I love Nick & Trixie!

Nick Braden and Trixie Jericho are best friends; however, she’s had feelings for him for years. She is the only person, other than family, that has invaded his personal space. No one outside of family stays at his ranch, except Trixie. When Trixie takes Nick up on his offer to stay with him for a month to help her get her horse therapy business off the ground, she is determined to put her crush for Nick behind her.

Nick trains horses and is a stunt rider. Since his brother’s wedding when he watched over a drunk Trixie a year ago, his feelings have change towards her. Everyone knows Nick is closed off to love due to a tragic accident that left two of his brothers heartbroken, but when he and Trixie take their friendship to the next level, the sparkles ignite! Slowly, she is tearing down the concrete wall that he’s had around his heart for years. Once he realizes how great of a couple they are, until he can say the words, he shows her by helping make her dream of owning a horse therapy business come true. When it’s time for her to return to Oak Falls, Nick must decide if a long distant relationship is really what he wants or if he will do anything to keep her with him and have the HEA he thought he’d never have.

A wonderful friends to lovers story! Nick and Trixie are a hot and steamy couple. Aiden Snow and Savannah Peachwood were excellent narrators!

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Trixie and Nick... so hot!

Audiobook Review: Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow are phenomenal narrators. They took the feisty, strong-willed Trixie and brought her spirit to life with their voices. The tough, alpha male Nick was made real through the tone and emotions of the narrator's voices. I had already read Melissa Foster's written version of Hot for Love. I thought I had a good understanding of their relationship but hearing the words gave me such a better understanding of Trixie and Nick. I love hearing their emotions and their feelings, the characters are brought to life as I listen.

eBook Review: Trixie Jericho is a spitfire. Growing up with only brothers she has always had to prove herself. Prove that she can keep up with the boys, prove that she can handle herself, and prove that she can follow her own dreams. Nick Braden, sigh, has offered Trixie his house as a home base for the next month to figure out what it will take to start her own miniature horse business. He has no doubt it will be hard to share his house with Trixie since he has been attracted to her and has had feelings for her forever.

I just have to say that I love, love, love these two together. They challenge each other, they push each other, and the trust each other. Nick pushes Trixie to start her business, purchase her horses, and make her dreams come true. Trixie pushes Nick to let people in, open up about his past, and to let her in. Both knew that they needed to find their happy ever after and knew that that happiness was dependent on them being together.

Their fights, their making up, and the loving was always exactly right. Neither lost their spunk by being together. They both stood their ground, opened their hearts, and fell into each other.

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Love with a Loner

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. I know any book Melissa writes will be an awesome story. Trixie and Nick are old friends. Trixie knew she loved Nick, but Nick wouldn't allow himself to love Trixie. He was a loner, but knew something was different with Trixie. The side story of Trixie and her support miniature horses is so cool. I had no idea how much therapy training was involved. It is difficult for both Trixie and Nick to voice their love for each other. Excellent story. Melissa comes up with so many different stories that lead to love for the Braden and Montgomery men and women. The narrators were awsesome. They bring the story to life. Love them both. Two of my favorites.

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Friends to Lovers

Nick and Trixie's story is about being the best of friends for a long while and finally opening your eyes one day and realizing there is more than just friendship there. That happened for Nick Braden when he helped his friend to achieve her dreams. This story is so good, there is the brudy cowboy and the cowgirl and them both loving the same things but there is also the inter workings of both of their families and friends so you get the whole feeling of a community of love. We still have the magic of the Inn working it's love surprise on these two when they least expect it and we get to watch Nick's heart heal from old wounds that he has carried for far too long. We watch Trixie grow up a little where she is going for her dream and doing it without her family's help. These two are a great couple and I really loved their story.

Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow were great as Trixie and Nick. Savannah brought what was needed for Trixie's spunky characters and Aiden was a perfect Nick, all smoldering hot cowboy. Great job.

This is a stand alone book that is part of an ongoing series where the characters all know one another and each book we get to revisit old friends and see how their lives are going as well. I love series like that, where you can read just one or all of the books and still know what is going on. I recommend this book.

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  • katiemay
  • 04-28-21

Hot,Hot, Hot

Wow, this is a story you don't want to end. We know from previous books in the series that Nick and Trixie have always been a hot couple but once Trixie moves in with Nick to get her business started you could tell this would a story to lose yourself in. And who couldn't fall in love with those miniature ponies. Looking forward to reading more in the series especially Jax's book. Thank you Melissa another great book. Just listened to the audio version which just brings the story alive.

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  • Maria Fernanda G. Lechuga
  • 03-15-21

Team Nixie!

I absolutely adored this book, it is one of those books that leaves you with a big smile and warm feelings.
Nick, and Trixie’s story is so good, I loved every moment of them, they really did not disappoint. A perfect friends to lovers story.
As for the narration, SavannaH Peachwood and Aiden Snow were so amazing at bringing this wonderful story to life. I loved their narration so much.

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  • Gillek2
  • 03-05-21

Trixie and Nick!

Trixie and Nick have been friends for a while and although her feelings extend far beyond friendship she doesn’t believe that he would ever feel the same way. Even though her family doesn’t agree she believes she has a great business idea which will not only fulfill her but help others as well. When Nick offers to assist it is an offer she can’t turn down especially when it means that she will get to spend the next month at his home.

Nick is the perfect package as he is a rancher, horse trainer and rides a motorcycle. He doesn’t allow many people close so he values his relationship with Trixie above all else. He was determined to keep their relationship as friends only but Trixie was a temptation that he might not be able to resist.

Seeing Trixie and Nick acknowledge that they were meant to be more than friends was so much fun to watch. The way they support each other is a testament to why they are so perfect for each other and their journey is filled with humor, heat and all the feels. The narrators did a great job of ensuring that you were invested in the characters and their story. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • Sara
  • 03-05-21

Fabulous all around!

First, you might look at Hot for Love and think.... wait, this is book 75 in a series? Or book #31 in another series. However, I haven't listened or read the other 100 books to get me here. You can listen to this book easily as a standalone. Yes, you'll meet what I assume are characters from the earlier books. But that's ok and does not take away from the current story. Speaking of the current story, Trixie was fabulous! I loved her go-get-em attitude. Poor Nick didn't stand a chance when faced with Trixie. I loved the slow development from friends to lovers and just how fun the story was.


Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow were the best narrators for this audiobook. Peachwood has this soft and sassy voice that was spot on for Trixie. Snow was just as good. He was able to portray multipe charractes and give them all a solitary voice while still bwing overwhelmingly Nick. Both narrator brought their A-game and was able to add emotion and heart to the story. Fab job!


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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 03-04-21

A Must Read/Listen Contemporary Romance

Hot For Love: Nick Braden by Melissa Foster is a contemporary romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow.

This is the seventh book in The Braden's and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.

I absolutely love Melissa’s books! They always leave you with a smile. You can’t help but fall in love with Trixie and Nick. I really enjoyed that we got both of their points of views throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

Savannah and Aiden did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I can't wait to listen to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romances.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 03-04-21

Hot for Love

A friends to lovers book that will have you swoon. I loved these two and how they supported each other in all things and grew as both a couple and as a person in their own too. This book is fantastic and the narration was done equally as well.

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  • N. Mahoney
  • 03-04-21

Contemporary romance

It's been a while since I enjoyed a contemporary romance as much as I enjoyed the audiobook of Hot for Love. I am new to this series but had met a couple of the characters from another book by Melissa Foster.
I found all of the characters to be likeable and interesting and every character had a great role. Nick, the hot cowboy (horse rancher.) with a legion of female fans is the epitome of gruff, and private, when away from his work. Trixie is the exception to that privacy rule. She is also his closest female friend and a family friend.
Trixie is sociable, friendly, caring and fun. She has also had feelings for Nick for a long time but had given up on the thought that anything may happen.
The chemistry between these two leapt off of the page. But it is how supportive that they are for each other makes this more than just a romance. Their friendship has been built on a strong platform of respect and support.
The narration by Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow was excellent they gave each character a voice that suited their personality and the scenes were acted wonderfully. I was drawn into the story and kept there from the first word to the last.
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  • PATRICIA
  • 03-03-21

So easy to fall for Trixie and Nick!

There are times we have a couple that just click. Trixie and Nick are that couple. These two have known each other for years, have similar passions and seem perfect together. But Nick doesn't do commitment and Trixie has a dream she is following. When she needs some help from an objective person, Nick comes to her aid. Now in close quarters, the sparks may just be too hard to ignore. But can it lead to a happily ever after? I absolutely love these two! I love that they are friends first and the basis of their relationship is strong. I love how Nick helps her find her horses and I love how she thrives as she begins to put together her company. I love the brothers and cousins coming to rile Nick up a bit in good fun and if you can't tell, I totally fell for this couple. They are easy to get to know, low angst and a heartwarming love story we can't help but get caught up in. It's another amazing listen by Melissa Foster and I can't wait for more!

Aiden Snow and Savannah Peachwood bring this touching story to life. The seasoned narrators are cast perfectly and use their voices to draw us in and capture our hearts. It's a team I love to listen to and will look forward to their next collaboration.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 02-24-21

Love it

One thing know when I'm reading (or in this case, listening to) a Melissa Foster book is that I'll be swooning a lot and loving the low angst, wonderfully romantic story. And this was no different. Trixie wants to start a mini horse business to help rehabilitate children. Nick has been her friend for years and is always supporting and offers to help her with her business. During this time, they start a relationship and it evolves so beautifully. I loved how the progression was natural and fun. This is a low angst story that was perfectly performed by Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow. These two narrators were so perfect for the roles and were able to play the multiple characters that were a part of this story. I also adored how Melissa Foster integrates so many of her characters from her other series into each book- as an avid fan of her stories, I love being immersed in her worlds.

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