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Publisher's Summary

Lacy Snow wasn't looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three, darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living - and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores - and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.

Fifteen months - and hundreds of flirty emails, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats - later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy's phobia meets Dane's past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.

©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster

Critic Reviews

"...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births, and totally awesome characters." (Supportive Business Moms, UK)
"Contemporary romance at its hottest. Each Braden sibling left me craving the next. Sensual, sexy, and satisfying, the Braden series is a captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life." (Best-selling author Keri Nola)

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Braden men are solidly good guys –

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Lacy and Dane first met 15 months ago at her sister’s wedding: but distance and careers kept them apart. They’ve managed to keep in touch via telephone, Skype and email: but each loves the job they have, and neither is particularly ready for a full-on relationship. Lacy is working in her dream job: marketing and promotion, and she’s completely comfortable doing just that. Sure, she’s attracted to Dane, and she does dream of him, not to mention being totally turned on, but his job (and his commitment to it) scare her to death. Dane makes his living tagging sharks and educating people about them. He’s obsessed with sharks and probably has more than a mild streak of adrenaline junkie. He doesn’t know of Lacy’s bone-deep fear of sharks, or her concerns about a relationship with a man who not only won’t put her first as he works all the time, but works around such danger.

These two are cute together – and Lacy’s certainly got plenty to decide on: is it worth her effort to get attached to a man who works with the thing that scares her most – especially when he’s ALWAYS working? And what about that – is he running away from potential commitments, finding it easier to hide out with the man eaters? Oh Dane does appear to truly enjoy Lacy, and he cares for her – but he’s got a streak of spoilt and isn’t willing to discuss compromise. But neither can forget the electric connection, the steam that rises between them in every interaction – and what steam it is. With plenty of moments from other characters, including plenty of sisterly advice, the two do manage to both open up and be honest, and just maybe Lacy can overcome some of her fear, just as Dane is willing to open up to the possibility of being hurt by love.

Narration for this story is provided by B.J. Harrison, and while his performance was adept and acceptable, my ears and heart yearn for some dual narrative performances for this series, adding that palpable touch of feminine energy that Lacy so required and deserved. His performance of Dane and the other males in the cast felt natural, but there was a clear element missing with the women: it wasn’t for a lack of tone / pitch /delivery changes but a sense of energy that was less male, more feminine and softer, more an iron fist in velvet glove feel than I got here.

Each of these stories works alone, and while previous characters appear and influence the story, the listener is provided with enough information to understand the relationship in the moment, and becomes a treat for listeners familiar with their stories as they are allowed a moment to continue their own stories. The Braden men are solidly good guys – even when they misstep, and are sure to be favorites of many.

I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the producer for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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Love can be found in the Vast Ocean of Uncertainty

Sea of Love is one of my favorite love stories by Melissa Foster. In this book we meet Lacy and Dane again. In the sea of love we have to see if Lacy can handle the uncertainty that is associated with being in love with a man that is always out at sea. Lacy has to decide if she can handle this uncertainty and the fears that she has about being out at sea as well. During the book, if you can keep yourself from skipping to the end, you’ll fall in love with these two adorable characters and their love story too.

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Love Dane and Lacy's sexy story!

Love Dane and Lacy's sexy story!

Dane and Lacy have been talking and texting daily for 15 months but have not seen each other since her sisters' wedding in Nassau when they met. Sparks fly when they finally meet again at Max and Treat's wedding. Emotions go back and forth as you follow their story. You get to see Lacy's fears and to see how she tries to see if she can get over them to fit in Dane's life. I loved their romance and how much they loved each other. I loved the other Bradens and other characters in the story. This was one of my favorite Braden stories! The narration was good in the book.

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A perfect distraction with a wonderful story

Audiobook: Narrator – B.J. Harrison
I am beginning to expect this narrator for each book in this series and I’m more than okay with that. He does an exceptional job of bringing a deeper element of emotion to the story than reading the book alone would do. This particular performance hit me at the right time and I was more than ready for some B.J. Harrison as his smooth voice pulled me into this story.

Lacy and Dane have been texting, skyping and a few other naughty-ish things online for the last fifteen months. Now that they are finally face to face, they are more than ready to take things to the next level. But as they actually face each other, they must confront why they’ve allowed so many months to separate them as well as what issues might keep them apart.

This was a bit angsty as the story evolves from one place in their relationship to a place full of fear. My heart hurt for both Lacy and Dane. However, watching them face their problems and overcome them made me fall even deeper in love with them.

The background of a good portion of this book revolves around research in sharks and there are a lot of interesting tidbits shared throughout. I found it to increase my enjoyment. There are plenty of scenes with past favorite characters and a few new ones introduced. The steam is definitely on the high level and there are a few moments of humor. Overall, this was a very enjoyable audio that I refused to turn off when I normally would have done so.

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The Greatness Continues

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. The gorgeous Braden clan continues. The author does a great job of bring the two families, introduced in previous books, together. The psychological aspect of this story was very interesting. The process of helping Lacy overcome her fear of sharks was very informative. But Lacy isn't the only one of the two lovers that has issues. It was difficult to put this story down. Had to have uninterrupted listening time. The narrator does a great job with all the characters and their personalities, enhancing the story.

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I heart the Bradens

This book is a swoon worthy book with good sex. Not sure what more you can ask for. You can read this as a stand alone but it's fun starting from the beginning because each brother while having the same moral compass still have unique qualities. The Braden men are what every woman wishes to find. I love Bj's narration you can clearly hear he's a seasoned professional.

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Wow!

I totally loved this story! Dane was absolutely so caring and considerate of Lacey’s fear of sharks! I fell I love with him as he helped Lacey come to terms with her feArs!

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A roller coaster of emotions.............

Sea of Love is part of the Love in Bloom series, and I was happy that I had listened to the previous books in the series, so I understood the relationships between all the characters. However, I easily could have followed the story on it's own. I love anything written by Melissa Foster, but I found Sea of Love to have more angst than previous books. If you enjoy a book with lots and push and pull between the hero and heroine, this definitely fits the bill. The couple in question are Lacy Snow and Dane Braden. Both are successful, career-driven, independent people, so learning to let someone else become important to them is challenging to say the least. Lacy feels especially vulnerable to Dane hurting her in the future, and Dane is completely unprepared for how much he has come to care for Lacy. I had all the emotions listening to their dance towards and away from each other, but I definitely ended the book feeling happiness and joy. For series readers, it is great fun to catch up with couples from previous books, and I can hardly wait to continue with the next Braden sibling's story. As with all of Foster's books, Sea of Love has the perfect balance of story and steam, so I recommend it and the entire series to all romance fans.

Although I prefer the dual narration for romance books, I must admit that BJ Harrison did an amazing job of handling both sides of the story. He used just enough change in tone for female versus male characters for me to know which character was speaking without making his delivery forced or overly dramatic. His performance was flawless, and he definitely added flavor to an already passionate and moving love story.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for this honest review.

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AWESOME SERIES!

You can't go wrong with this series or any of Melissa Foster's books! I am totally hooked and invested in these characters. The narration is excellent! The author always does an amazing job with the character builds and plot. I'm on to the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Chock full of surprises

I love the Bradens. I love their family dynamics and the sage advice of their father. This book starts at Treat and Max's wedding with Dane and Lacy doing the deed. Both just acted on lust and not on ramifications/consequences.

Neither has any clue what is about to happen ...

Fears, anxiety and panic take over. Will Lacy be able to overcome her issues? Will Dane be able to overcome his issues. Will they be there for each other and help the other through?

This story surprised me a little. I always pictured Dane as a playboy, but that is not how he was portrayed in this story. His job is dangerous, but he treats it like another day in the office. I don't think he respects the danger involved in his work. Lacy seemed like a quiet, shy girl, but when she's around Dane, she becomes a vixen. Just surprises all around.

This is another BJ Harrison narrated book and as always he portrays the characters well.

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  • Lisa Dryden
  • 01-21-21

AMAZING!!!

What can I say? Another amazing audiobook!!!

I want more and more of every character because I love them that much. Every audiobook in this series has updates on previous characters which is why I love them so much.

Dane and Lacy are one of my favourites. Lacy is the half sister is Danica and Kaylie from the Snow Sisters and she and Dane met at the double wedding in Sisters in White. They reconnect in this audiobook at Treat and Max's wedding.

I cannot wait for Savannah and Jack's audiobook which will lead into the next series, The Remingtons.

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  • Fee
  • 12-24-19

Sea of Love

The Story:
Shark tagger an owner of the BRAVE foundation Dane Braden and Lacey Snow have been calling and texting each other for the better part of a year but never really meeting due to Dane always being at sea. Finally at Max & Treat's wedding they meet, and the sparks are electrifying from across the room.

They make the perfect couple, but Lacy is scared of the one thing that Dane works with - Sharks! Following a shark attack that happened to her when she was seven years old Lacy has been afraid of them ever since and feels that is a huge reason not to date Dane. Dane does everything he can to show her that he loves her no matter what, but being that tagging sharks is his living how can he help Lacy overcome her fear of them? With the help of Danica, Dean comes up with a way to help her face her fears head on.

Can Dane and Lacy make it work or will her fear ruin her chance at love? Well this is an Cole/Foster book so if you are long time reader you will be sure of the answer already! If not then definitely read it!

The Narration:
Once again B.J. Harrison has done a great job of bring Melissa's book to life with this production,

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  • katiemay
  • 08-05-17

Not all sharks are bad.

What did you like most about Sea of Love?
This was a coming of the Snow sisters with the Braden Family. It was good to catch up with Danica and Kaylie.

Who was your favorite character and why?
So many to choose from, Dane because he loves his job and so wants to share that with Lacy. Kaylie for her sense of humour, Danica for her love of her sister and Lacy for overcoming her fears to be with Dane.

Which character – as performed by B.J. Harrison – was your favourite?
He did a good job with all the characters. When he is in female mode you forget he is male. I have re read the book and have just finished listening to it again, still as good a the first time.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Lacy has her light bulb moment that accidents can happen everyday.

Any additional comments?
Love listening to BJ Harrison