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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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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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small town romance

Nick Braeden, is the trick riding cowboy. the buckle bunnies swoon over him.
Trixie Jericho is a spitfire, all cowgirl . She grew up knowing Nick and had a crush on him, but always wanting for more.
She loves her family, but being the only girl in a family of all guys makes it difficult to date and have a relationship.
She has an ambition to start her own business, The only person that believes in her idea, is non other than Nick.
She was excited when he invites her to stay at his ranch for a month, to buy the ponies and train them. Melissa Foster has written another fantastic story with angst, compassion, love, and family,
Savannah Peachwood and Aiden Snow are excellent narrators portraying all the emotions, love, angst and of each character . I really enjoyed listening to this story.
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I LOVED IT!

I absolutely loved the story of Nick and Trixie! This book was full of drama and romance! The narration was great and kept me entertained! The author did a great job with the character builds and plot! 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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that something extra was added

Trixie and Nick have been in the making for a long time now. Any regular reader of MF books know that the two of them have been on a collision course to each other for awhile. That day just over a year ago was the turning point for Nick. He was able to see well beyond any boundaries that he erected, but not fully able to move past them. Trixie was everything that he could have desired in a woman, a partner, a lover. Trixie in her own right was sexy, sassy, strong, determined, independent, and a dream for Nick. She had to push to get what she wanted even if she had to phrase it as something other. The antics unleashed by Trixie were well worth the wait to see them put into action on Nick. Nick had his moments of romance. He had his moments of just plain blindness or maleness.

Nick took his time opening up to the possibilities of a future, a love, and a life with someone outside of the little world he built for himself. While at the same time no fully realizing that he had let Trixie in a long time ago. Nick has been her hero/protector/ideal for a long time. She just could not find it in herself to move on to someone else.

Melissa Foster (MF) makes a way to have you involved in the world that she has created with the family, friends, communities, and so much more. Each time I begin a new story I feel like I am there right along with the other characters.

Nick. Trixie. Miniature horses. Motorcycle. Risk. Saddle. And all this must not forget super short shorts.

Savannah and Aiden are very welcome additions to making this romance come to life. I loved very much hearing Nick's 'darlin'. It for me added that something extra. Its one thing to read it but hearing it took it to a new level. Thank you Savannah and Aiden for your contributions to an already perfect read for me. You made that read work while in travel.

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Heartwarming Best Friends to Lovers!

This is the seventh book in The Bradens and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls Series. Trixie and Nick's best friends to lovers story is sweet, beautiful, heartwarming, and romantic. Nick is handsome. Trixie is lovely and determined. They share an undeniable chemistry. The supporting characters are great. Savannah Peachwood, and Aiden Snow did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it. #AudiobookObsession

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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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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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Gotta Love Cowbys!

Title: Hot for Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Format: Audio
Narrators: Aiden Snow, Savannah Peachwood
Genre: Romance, Friends to Lovers, Cowboy
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 7 in the Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill-Oak Falls
POV: Nick and Trixie
Steam Level: Toasty
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What do you get when you cross a smoking-hot, broody cowboy with his feisty female friend who pushes all his buttons and boundaries? In Hot for Love you get a steaming affair that is a push-pull between two bossy and stubborn friends who drive each other nuts in all the good ways. Both Nick and Trixie have had the hots for each other but have never acted on them. Hot for Love has everything that I've come to love in Melissa Foster's books: Family, friendship, support, minimal angst, humor and steam. As always, I loved seeing couples from previous books pop in and say hello.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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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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  • 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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