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Publisher's Summary

The Remingtons are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series. Touched by Love is a USA Today best seller.

In Touched by Love...

Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she's spent her life proving it. She's moved away from her overprotective parents and built a life in New York City and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she's forced to give up the very independence she's worked so hard to achieve.

Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream - being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely - a difficult task given his attraction to one of his coworkers.

When Boyd comes to Janie's rescue, she's forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there's more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn't the only one who needs healing. Boyd's painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

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Oh Boyd, you melt my heart.

I love a good romance book. While the story stays the same whether reading or listening to the book I find myself learning new things about the characters that I missed when I was reading compared to listening to the book. I also catch myself feeling a different emotion when listening vs. reading the book. With Melissa Foster's books BJ Harrison is the perfect voice for her characters. He brings so much feeling, so much heart, and makes the characters come alive to the listener.


Oh Boyd. You melted my heart. I felt like Boyd should be a tough, hard to reach, bad boy fireman. He tried to be but he failed. He is so soft, cuddly, lovable, and needing love that I could not help by fall for him. Touched by Love is his story. Sure Janie is in it, there has to be a woman to fall for, but this book is all about Boyd. This is the story of a boy who lost his parents and took on the roll of mother and father to his siblings. It is the story of a man who has never properly dealt with the loss of his parents. This is the story of a man who will do anything to protect, guide, and love those who are dearest to him.

Janie is in need of a rescue and Boyd is in the right place at the right time to rescue her. She pushed him away, he pushes himself closer to her, the tug of war was so fun to watch. I knew it would be equally gratifying for them both when they came to accept they were meant for each other. There was no disappointment when they did finally realize that they had to be together.

I was incredibly impressed by the way Janie was portrayed. Being blind could be seen as a handicap but in Melissa Foster’s world it is appreciated and enhances the sense of Janie. She knows her limitations and then says she can surpass them all. She asks for help when she absolutely has to and pushes away help when she knows she can do it on her own. I loved how Janie called people out on treating her differently and expected no special treatment due to her lack of sight.


I have read all the Love in Bloom books thus far and always look forward to more. The characters make appearances in each other books but each book is a standalone story. I recommend picking up Boyd and Janie’s story then going back and picking up the rest of this series. They are all amazing.

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Heartwarming!

Two damaged people working their way through life’s problems. Boyd was a firefighter wanting to go to medical school. Janie was blind and she was an editor. This is better than just a five star review. The narrator was super great! He does every character perfect with his sexy voice.

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Awesome!!

This is my new favorite couple and book. Melissa never disappoints. Her books always fresh and amazing. This book is about Boyd and Janie. They both have things from their past to overcome. I cried and laughed. I highly recommend. BJ Harrison did an excellent job with the narration. Loved listening to this audio book!!!

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Boyd is my new favorite Love in Bloom hero! Janie and Boyd both have obstacles to overcome in their life, but only Janie's is visible whereas Boyd's are inside. Janie is blind and fiercely independent, when her independence is derailed by a fall Boyd is there is help Janie see she can rely upon others. In helping Janie, She is able to help Boyd deal with the childhood trauma still haunting him. Janie and Boyd prove that love is about the whole person, inside and out - Boyd learns how to read Janie without being able to use her eyes and Janie learns how to help Boyd work through his internal trauma. Janie's best friend Kiki will show you the fierce love of a friendship that is truly sister of the heart. Your heart will melt when Janie "sees" Boyd for the first time and they become each other's heroes. This is my favorite Melissa Foster yet!

Listening to Mr Harrison really felt like I was able to connect more with Janie but also maybe gave a little insight into Boyd as well - I found myself closing my eyes more and trying to see the told through Janie’s lense when I was able to “just” listen to the novel. Bravo!

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good book

This was a fast moving feel good type of love story for both Janie and Boyd. Both came into their relationship with a boat load of issues - Janie not wanting her blindness to impede her abilities and Boyd's issues with his tragic past to get in the way of his dreams of his love for Janie. Their fast moving, well written tale made it feel like it took place in the blink of an eye but the timeline worked for them. The pair had their struggles but it was nice to see a different type of heroine that what one 'normally' sees in books. The narration in this book was well performed as Mr. Harrison portrayed the characters enthusiastically, making the story move along well and with his differentiation of the characters making them easy to determine from one another. I enjoyed this book from start to finish and would recommend it to others.

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Loved it

If you could sum up Touched by Love in three words, what would they be?

Determined, passionate and independent

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

Slope of love! Because it has another determined strong woman who doesn’t think she needs help, but finds it’s ok to lean on someone.

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

They are all good.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

We all need someone to lean on occasionally

Any additional comments?

Another great book from Melissa. Great that Janie is a strong independent woman and not made out to be a victim of her blindness.