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Publisher's Summary

The Bradens are a series of sexy standalone romances. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to listeners who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.

Fall in love with Ty Braden, a world-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer. He's about to take on his toughest assignment yet - winning the heart of the one that got away.

Do you believe in fate?

World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his - and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.

After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn't imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she'd worked so hard to create.

Months later, fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.

©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

Critic Reviews

"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" ( The Romance Reviews)

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Fate and Love with Emotion!

Mellisa had given us a sweet and hot story. B. J. Harrison narrated it with passion.
Ty Braden is a mountain climber and nature photographer known all over the world. Ty had met Aiyla Bell at Saint-Luc, Switzerland, but his reputation with women made her turn him down on his offer of going with him. In the Colorado mountains, they meet again with both competing in a race. She called it fate. She was late in coming in for her race and he went looking for her. She was so mad at him and told him she could do this on her own when he offered to help. Aiyla's leg was hurting her, but she was to stubborn to drop out of the rest of the race. Would fate save them? A must listen!

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Love Means Never Giving Up

Thrill of Love: Ty Braden (Love in Bloom: Braden at Peaceful Harbor, MD ) by Melissa Foster

I read the book and listened to the audiobook as well. Be prepared for an emotional journey! B.J. Harrison once again doesn't disappoint as he narrates Melissa Foster's beautiful romance that will tug at your heart and fill your soul. He has become one of my favorite narrators as he brings Melissa's story to life.

Ty Braden , world-renown mountain climber and nature photographer, and Aiyla Bell, ski instructor and photographer spend five incredible days together in Saint-Luc and they're the best of their lives. They discover how much they have in common and how perfectly they click.

Ty wants Aiyla to go with him on his next assignment and continue their relationship, but Aiyla, careful with her heart and fearful of Ty's "player rep" refuses to take the chance and upend her life that's she's worked hard for. Instead she makes him promise not to contact her and leave the chance for them to get together to Fate. If they're meant to be, it will happen without either searching for the other.

When Fate does step in they're brought together for a five day event in Colorado. Their passion is sizzling and their love real and Ty realizes he can't lose her again. Their world is thrown upside down when an unexpected tragedy occurs. A tragedy that will make you weep so much you'll find it difficult to read through your tears.

The emotional journey Ty and Aiyla take you on is intense at times (keep those tissues handy) and will make you root for them not to lose faith. But can love and faith prevent them from being torn apart?

This book is a keeper, meaning you'll want to own it so you can read it and listen to it again and again. A wonderful love story, but so much more than that. You watch Ty fall in love after believing it's not meant for him. You'll watch him grow in ways that alter you forever. You'll see the strength of not only their love, but the real fear that all could be lost.

Aiyla is a strong, beautiful and amazing woman who is perfect for Ty in every way. No young couple should ever have to go through what they do and make the kind of decisions that are truly real world. That's what you can expect of Melissa's books - real issues that most of us can identify with. That's what makes her books so heart-wrenching and heart warming.

This book is right up there with Tru Blue and Tempting Tristan. I totally loved it!

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Love conquefrs all

This book shows you what true love really means. Aiyla and Ty are soo good together. They love adventure about as much as they love each other. Aiyla has been dealing with pain in her left leg but just chalks it up to over use. While competing in an outdoors competition she runs into Ty whom she had not seen in months. They rekindle right where they left off.

They decide to team up and Ty begins to notice Aiyla having pain in her leg and taking pills to help ease the pain. He tries to get her to ease up on it but Aiyla is not one to give up. Ty finally convinces her to let his buddy and fellow race participant Dr. John Butterscotch take a look at it. They convince her to let Dr. Butterscotch examine her in his office after the race is over and they get back to Peaceful Harbor. When John gets the chance to really examine Aiyla's leg he discovers it is not over use but cancer.

Ty vows to stay with her and help her get through her medical ordeal. His whole family rallys around him and Aiyla and helps them both get through it. Ty shows that love can conquer all. BJ Harrison is the narrator and did a great job of going from different male voices to different female voices and then kids voices. He made this book very enjoyable to listen to.

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This story is the love story between Ty Braden and Ayla. These two are fiercely competitive. The best part of this competitive spirit is the fact that they can still remain friendly and open with others while still wanting to win and compete. It isn't about downing others but rather being the best they can be during the competition. I think this is a very positive message to portray in the book. There is a difference between being a good competitor versus a bully.

I enjoyed the byplay between all of the characters and the personalities that were introduced in Jon and the other competitors. There is a surprise at the end (no I won't spoil it) but I will say that it is controversial and I have to say it makes you see the inner strength inside Ayla.

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Great story

Thrill of Love is part of The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series. Ty is a love ’em and leave 'em kind of guy. But he met his match when he met Aiyla. Things heat up when her kisses turn him inside out. But his reputation is larger than his feelings express, so they part ways. When fate gives them a second chance, will it end the same way? Or will he be able to prove his feelings and win his girl? I loved this story, and I definitely recommend it. The narrator was enjoyable to listen to as well.

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Love Has No Boundaries

Would you listen to Thrill of Love again? Why?

Yes because I loved this story so much.

What other book might you compare Thrill of Love to and why?

Any of Melissa Foster's books

What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

How he brought Ty to life

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

If I could I would.

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More Please!

I loved this book when I first read it in the fall and it didn't disappoint as an Audible book the second time I "read/listened" to it. There is nothing better than listening to a Melissa Foster book read by BJ Harrison. He brings the characters to life and the Bradens at Peaceful Harbor are great!

I started this book with the same excitement I have for each Melissa Foster book and at first I wondered why Melissa hadn’t spent more time on the “before” relationship for Ty Braden and Aiyla Bell, but quickly I realized that while the “before” was important to set the scene, the NOW was SO powerful and needed the whole book to explore their relationship. Fate steps in and brings Ty and Aiyla back together after meeting months before. Their love is as strong as ever when they reconnect at a charity race and they feel as if nothing can come between them, until they encounter a health scare and have to really test their love. Aiyla has to overcome her fear that she is just one of many to Ty and he does all he can to prove to her that she is the only one for him now and forever. This is by far my favorite Melissa Foster book (and I have loved them all).

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Fate for the Win!

I love listening to Melissa’s books after reading them in print when they were first released! I highly recommend this one! BJ’s narration was spot on as usual!

Aiyla and Ty met and had an instant connection. They spent 5 amazing days together in Switzerland and then rather than exchanging information, they left their future up to fate.

Months later, at a race in Colorado, fate stepped in and brought them back together. They had longed for each other while apart and finally had a chance to be together.

Throughout the race, Aiyla battled pain in her leg, slowing her down. Ty supported her and stuck by her side to the finish.

After the race, these two continue together as a couple. As they grew closer, they had many highs and lows. Can this new, yet deep love for each other survive the pain together?

I love all of Melissa's books but this is the most emotionally invested I have been in one of her books in a while. I smiled, felt nervous and even cried with these characters.

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True, Unconditional Love

Amazing, Wonderful, heart-wrenching, touching...There are not enough words to express how Awesome Ty & Aiyla's story is! They meet, they leave and then depend on Fate to see if they find each other again. Once they do, Ty is bound and determined to never lose her again!

Then, Aiyla is given news that completely turns her life upside-down. The news is even worse than when her mother passed and she isn't sure if she can get through it. But, she isn't alone. Not only is Ty right there by her side, his family and her family are with them every single heart-wrenching, difficult step!

Make sure you have the tissues ready because in order to get through this beautiful story of unconditional love, you will definitely shed some tears of your own. Melissa, you have DEFINITELY done it again. BJ...you've really brought out the feelings in ever situation! AMAZING JOB!!!

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5 Stars for Thrill of Love!

Yet AGAIN Melissa Foster has surpassed my expectations with Ty and Ailya’s story!

This book had me hooked and was so emotional, I couldn’t put it down!! Loved every word and would highly recommend this book! It was beautifully written and had many different elements to it that made for a pleasant surprise all around from Melissa.

I have read the book and also listened to the audiobook from here on Audible. Let me tell you, it is EVEN BETTER on audio book! I loved Ty, and how he was truly willing to do whatever it took to prove to Ailya that he wasn't really the man that she thought he was perceived to be. The narrator was fantastic and I truly enjoyed listening to this book!