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River of Love

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 3
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: The Bradens: Peaceful Harbor, MD, Book 3, Love in Bloom, Book 34, The Bradens, Book 15
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He's fast, focussed, and determined - and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.

Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She's also put what she's learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss's sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn't want, and she's determined to resist him.

Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn't have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it's Faith who's left with something to prove.

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster

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Braden’s Girl

As usual, Melissa Foster strikes again! I love the Love in Bloom series! Sam is what you would call a playboy...he has a bit of a reputation amongst the ladies, but one look at Faith has him changing instantly. Faith has moved on in her life after being hurt by a previous relationship, so she’s a bit warily when it comes to Sam, rightfully so. The attraction & connection between Sam & Faith is instantly there. I loved that their story didn’t involved a lot of drama or unnecessary obstacles, super sweet book. Narrator did an amazing job as usual. Would definitely recommend!

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I want to be Braden’s girl!

Faith and Sam.... an unlikely combination. Faith has been burned by a former boyfriend and Sam is known as the town "player". His reputation is well earned but underneath all that "alpha-ness" is a tender heart that has also been bruised and battered.

Faith works for Sam's brother, Cole, and Sam has been warned that she is "hands off". Everyone thinks she is too sweet and innocent for a man like Sam. But Sam is determined to win her over in spite of hers and his friend's and family's objections. He has set his sights on Faith and is willing to become everything she needs him to be in order to show his love for her. Faith struggles to believe that Sam can change and she bounces back and forth in her mind as to whether he truly cares for her or is he just leading her on.

I love Melissa's books and I really enjoyed seeing Sam and Faith's relationship grow and blossom. It was not an easy road for either of them but in the end, it was worth the effort.

The narrator, BJ Harrison, does a great job and has a voice that is very easy to listen to. I would recommend either the print or the audio version without hesitation.

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Wow

Wow....Sam is such a complex character. In Melissa's books usually the female makes the most changes, but in this book it's the male. I'm so happy about that. I like to see different angles that an author can take. Sam is a ladies man with a reputation to match his wild ways....thats until Faith turns him down for a date. It's not the first time it's happened to Sam, but it doesn't happen often. Sam reevaluated his life to be the man Faith needs. Even when friends and family aren't happy about the coupling, love wins out!
The audio of his book is just amazing. It gives you emotion and you feel like you are right there.

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Sweet

 I really enjoyed this audiobook very much. I could not put it down. River of Love starts off at Sam Bradens's brothers wedding reception. Sam locks eyes with Faith Haydes who works for Sam's brother Cole at his medical practice. Sam has had a thing for Faith ever since he saw her at the practice while visiting Cole. Faith will not give him the time of day because Sam has a reputation of sleeping with a new girl every day of the week. Sam doesnt do relationships. Now all of a sudden Sam really wants to be with Faith and wants to make it work. So he starts pursuing herm Sam and Faith have amazing chemistry. Sam now only has eyes for Faith and Faith is on the fence because she thinks he only wants one thing from her. Sam starts showing Faith a different side of himself. A more caring side. He explains to Faith to give him one chance. They both start falling in love immediately. They are perfect for each other. Faith still has doubts because she does not want to get cheated on like in the past. Sam does everything in his power to show Faith how serious he is about making their relationship work. I so throughly enjoyed this audiobook so much. 

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Love love love!

I was wondering when Sam would get snagged and faith turning him down at first was great. Following Sam through his journey to become the man he should be was fantastic and watching face regain her confidence and learn to trust again kept me on my toes

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Fun Story!

What fun Melissa has given us. B. J. Harrison's narration was perfection!
Sam Braden was the owner of Rough Riders Rafting Company. He saw Faith in a bar. She worked in his brothers medical practice as a PA. He thought that he shouldn't be thinking of laying her down on the bar and having his was with her. He had been banging every woman that caught his eye, but Faith was what he really wanted. He went over to her and asked her to dance and she turned him down and went out the door. The next day Faith headed up a car wash to benefit a group called Women Against Cheaters and Sam showed up there. He took off his shirt and started helping. His body could make a blind girl weep! Faith refused to be a swoon for Sam Braden girl, then the battle was on!

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Loved it!

This is an amazing story about how someone can change when they find true love. Sam has a reputation as a ladies man but before Faith it has never mattered. Faith has been hurt before and isn’t sure if she can trust Sam because of his reputation. The narrator does a wonderful job of making you believe their story. I had a hard time taking breaks and wanted to finish the story as soon as possible because it was so good.

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  • Susan D
  • Western North Carolina
  • 03-04-18

Loved It!

First, is the story. Sam, well known for his many women that he has been with, finally asks out Faith, his brother's physician assistant. She is recovering from a cheating ex, so is very careful, and so she tries very hard not to fall for him, but there are three positives about Sam. He is a hard worker, honest, and very determined to have Faith. From there, Melissa Foster, has written a wonderful story, as Sam tries to prove to not only Faith, but also to their families and friends that he can be trusted. Then, there is B.J. Harrison that narrates this book. He is one of the best. He does such an amazing job with this book. His voice and Melissa Foster's words are a winning pair.

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Love River of Love

River of Love had become one of my favorites!! Sam knows what he wants and won't stop until he gets it. Faith works for Sam's brother and loves her job helping others. Sam is always flirting with Faith even tho the flirting is not returned.
Sam finally wears Faith down and she agrees to go out with him. Sam is the perfect gentlemen and starts to change how Faith views him. These two make such a great couple. I just wish all the Braden men didn't have the reputation of having any woman they want and being with lots of women and having to work to shake that reputation. This book was great to listen to. The narrator keeps you engrossed in the story and makes you feel like you are right there with Sam and Faith.

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One to keep you hooked...

River of Love is the third book in the The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series. This book is Sam and Faith’s story and can be read as a standalone; however, reading the others in the series will enhance the story enjoyment. Sam has a history of being a player but now is hooked on the one woman that wants nothing to do with him. Faith is recovering from a break-up that emotionally devastated her. As a result, she starts an online support group called WAC ‘Women Against Cheaters’. As they spend more time together, they each learn more about the other, and the attraction rises. This story is engaging and will keep you hooked. I enjoyed listening to this narrator, and definitely recommend this book.

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  • Debra McDonald
  • 12-05-17

Player becomes reformed

Sam Braden is the ultimate player, has never had a girlfriend and normally only spends one night with them. That all changed when he meets Faith Hayes who works for his brother. When Cole is off on his honeymoon these two begin dating and Sam becomes the perfect boyfriend. I love how the audio book really brings this story to life.