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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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You can’t outrun the past

Daisy left Trusty years ago after being bullied. She’s returned home to be the towns doctor. Luke Braden a local good hometown boy had defended her in the past. Now that they are older they have found that they can’t out run their past but I believe it eventually made them stronger. I love BJ Harrison’s voice as the narrator!

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Will Dr. Daisy find a new home?

Loved this sweet story by Melissa Foster. Daisy Honey left Trusty, Colorado behind to pursue her dream of being a doctor--and to escape an undeserved rumor that destroyed her reputation. She comes home to Trusty to help her family out while she thinks about job offers she has in the big city, and while working in the small urgent care clinic she starts to fall in love with the town again, as well as handsome Luke Braden who stood up for her so many years ago. With the air between them heating up and almost literally sparking--the chemistry of these two lead characters is HOT. I loved the narration of the audio book--the dialogue and story flows well.

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Captivating

Melissa Foster is a genius when it comes to captivating her audience. Taken by Love is the 3rd book I have listend to. BJ Harrison is once again a huge part of making the Audio version come to life. Daisy and Luke are meant to be.. after being apart for some years.. Daisy comes home to help her parents. Luke is stunned by her return and stops at nothing to be the man she wants. He just has to come to terms with his past.
This book is filled with friends, old feelings, and a small home town anyone would love to be from.

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Wonderful Small Town Love

Melissa teaches us how love will find you when it's ready. B. J. Harrison is a fantastic narrator.
Daisy Honey had a crush on Luke Braden through high school. He was two years ahead of her in school. She went away to medical school and after becoming a doctor, she went back home to Trusty, Colorado to take care of her father. They met again and Luke asker her on a date. The kids in high school had been cruel to Daisy, but now they all had apologized. Luke had stood by her in the difficult time in her life. Luke owned and ran a horse ranch. She had been offered jobs away from Trusty. Would she take one of them or would love keep her in her hometown?