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Taken by Love Audiobook

Taken by Love: Love in Bloom: The Bradens

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Publisher's Summary

Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again - but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her - and the man she's never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down - only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

Taken by Love is part of the Love in Bloom series. While it can be heard as a stand-alone novel, for even more enjoyment, you may want to listen to the entire Love in Bloom series in order. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.

©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster

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    TR New Jersey 04-01-16
    TR New Jersey 04-01-16 Member Since 2014

    Self Proclaimed Audiobook Expert...lol.

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    "Sweet and Sexy"

    I liked this book. the story was sweet and homey. there wasn't any bullshit angst or drama. it was just a story of two people falling i love and trying to figure out their futures. I wanted something light and I got exactly what i wanted. While there are many books in the series before this one the book can be read as a stand alone. I wasn't lost at all even with other family members being mentioned. Hi-5 to Melissa Foster!!

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    Narrator 3.5 his slight southern drawl was NICE!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Nutt Sherwood 08-30-16
    Debbie Nutt Sherwood 08-30-16
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    "I need more"

    Now I have to read all the other books. The narrator pulls you into the story with ease. I kinda like how the suspense of the story was emotional. You really work through the past problems with daisy and Luke. I smiled through the whole book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Zena 04-15-16
    Zena 04-15-16
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    "Worth a read"

    Such a lovely love story about two people who've known each other for ages, went their own ways for a time and then met up again and after a while they realize that they are in fact in love with each other. There are a few ups and downs in their environment while they decide how they can make a life together and they eventually sort themselves out.
    This was one of those books that is beautifully written, holds ones interest and I just hated that it ended, but there are others in this series so YAY!
    The narration of this audiobook is superb. Such a beautiful voice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tonya smallwood 04-07-16
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    "Great journey through a budding romance"

    Very enjoyable and easy to follow while I was working in the gardens. The story line was wonderful and classy romantic with a twist of slight ecstasy.

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    Literature Litehouse 02-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun and Sassy Romance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Taken by Love to be better than the print version?

    Since I hadn't read this title in print I can't answer this question, however I purchased it because it sounded like it might be a light-hearted romance that would be fun to listen to at work and it completely exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the story line and am not looking into more of the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved so many things about the story. I was looking for something fun and I found it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is a scene in the book where the community comes together to run a clinic. I loved the whole thing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fairfax, CA 08-26-17
    Amazon Customer Fairfax, CA 08-26-17 Member Since 2015

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    "My Least Favorite Braden Book"
    Would you try another book from Melissa Foster and/or B.J. Harrison?

    Yes, I've enjoyed many other books from both.


    Has Taken by Love turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, his voice is silky smooth and relaxing. Perfect for bedtime listening.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Taken by Love?

    Most of the sex scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed a few other books in the Braden series, however, this one disappointed.

    From the start, Max, the female lead, is self deprecating, and doesn't reflect on her actions or emotional motivations. I assume this is because the storyline has involved a past trauma that caused her to "put up walls" around her heart. However, this approach backfired because even by mid-way into the book I had developed no empathy for her. She lacked emotional maturity, was insecure and shallow, even while Treat treated her like the Sun rose and set in his eyes. Also, the shared history that drew Treat and Max together began before this book (in a different book), so I never understood the source of the attraction.

    When the sex scenes started to irritate me - as their physical attraction was the only thing pulling the story along- I couldn't make myself continue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Clare Chu USA 07-11-17
    Clare Chu USA 07-11-17 Listener Since 2001

    A booklover!

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    "A very sweet and sexy tale"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the interplay between Luke and Daisy where they were both unsure of their own worth. Luke had a past he was hiding from and so did Daisy. Listening to them finally open up to each other was so emotional.


    What does B.J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I don't have much time for reading these days, so I would say I love to listen while doing other things. B.J. Harrison brings warmth and snark to the story which makes it all the more enjoyable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's not what they say about you that matters, but who you are.


    Any additional comments?

    I've always enjoyed Melissa Foster's stories and Taken By Love is no exception.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angie M. 07-07-17
    Angie M. 07-07-17
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    "Overcoming the past toward an amazing future!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Taken by Love to be better than the print version?

    Yes! I always feel like listening to a book give me more of a connection with books because I can read less and just feel!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Luke. His personality and his past are just so real! He feels deeply and acts on what he feels.


    Which character – as performed by B.J. Harrison – was your favorite?

    Luke! I like B.J. no matter what but I could feel the depth of Luke's character!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What it takes to move beyond the past!


    Any additional comments?

    I love listening to Melissa's books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KindleKat64 Warwick, RI 06-28-17
    KindleKat64 Warwick, RI 06-28-17

    Marybeth Berrio

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    "Always trust in love"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Taken by Love to be better than the print version?

    I like to read better than listening so no but I liked it just as much!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main characters, Luke & Daisy , and how perfect they fit together. I also love the small town and sense of community and the way everyone pitches in to help one another.


    Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to BJ before and I have to say he just smashes my expectations every time!!He is amazing and does such a fantastic job on these characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't let anything take you away from love


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!!!!

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    Amy Barnes 06-14-17
    Amy Barnes 06-14-17
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    "Love me some Luke Braden"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this because I love Melissa Fosters writing and am a big fan of her Love in Bloom series.


    What other book might you compare Taken by Love to and why?

    I would compare this book to Destined for Love by Melissa Foster. Luke works with horses and Daisy is a doctor who helps take care of sick people in the community, Rex also works with horses and Jade is a Vet who helps take care of sick animals.


    Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have and it is just as good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes. I want to listen to all of Melissa Fosters books in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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