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Publisher's Summary

Discover the magic of New York Times best seller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. 

Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance. 

In Searching for Love: Zev Braden and Carly Dylan have known each other their whole lives. Their close-knit families were sure they were destined to marry - until a devastating tragedy struck, breaking the two lovers apart. Over the next decade, Zev, a nomadic treasure hunter, rarely returned to his hometown, and Carly became a chocolatier and built a whole new life across the country. When a chance encounter brings them back into each other’s lives, can they find the true love that once existed, or will shattered dreams and broken hearts prevail? Find out in Searching for Love, a deliciously sexy, funny, and emotional second-chance romance. 

Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and smart, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to those who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction.

©2020 Melissa Foster (P)2020 Melissa Foster

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Loved it!

Melissa Foster’s rendition on the story about two childhood friends who become lovers made me fall head over heels for Zev and Carly!! Zev was protective, passionate honest, adventurous and forthcoming with his true feelings no matter the situation! Carly was loving, forgiving, independent and resilient! Although both suffered from the tragedy of losing a friend, it shaped each of them in a different way, thereby proving that what does not kill us makes us stronger! Virginia Rose and Brian Pallino’s performances held me captive from beginning to end! I felt each emotionally charged yet poignant moment of their heartfelt relationship! Loved it ❣️😍🥰🤩😘

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Sweet and Steamy Romance!

Zev Braden and Carly Dylan's story is a sweet and steamy second chance romance. They were childhood best friends and first loves. They both loved adventure and dreamed of finding sunken treasure together. They were destined to be together forever until tragedy strikes and tears them both apart, breaking both their hearts. Zev went on to have great adventures while Carly changed her path to a safe, quiet life as a chocolatier. They never forgot their other half and could never quite move on. Now, years later, they have a chance meeting, and their chemistry is still fiery as ever. Zev doesn't recognize the woman before him, living a quiet life, but he sees glimpses of the adventurer who has always owned his heart. Now that he has Carly back in his life, he is determined to show her that he is a better man, one she deserves. But first he needs to remind her who she really is and to take a chance on him and the life they are meant to have together. But Carly has a new life that she has worked hard to build, with a successful business and great friends. Is it too late for Zev to win her back?
Narrators Virginia Rose, and Brian Pallino are so perfect as Carly and Zev. Their expressive voices and ability to easily move between fun and flirty to impassioned and poignant is incredible. I love listening to them both and they definitely make this story filled with friendship, family and a sweet and steamy romance even better.

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A love that stood the test of time and distance

I absolutely loved this story! Zev and Carly will make you believe that it is never too late for second chances to get things right and that true love always prevails. You never forget your first love and if your lucky, he/she becomes your last love!! This book is everything I have come to expect in a Melissa Foster romance! My heart is so happy and full! This is a fun, sexy, flirty, adventurous and emotional book. The narration is wonderful and really brought this incredible love story to life. Brian is amazing as Zev! And Virginia did a great job as Carly too. I love the way they voiced the other characters as well. As with all the books in this long running series, we get to see many of the other characters we know and love again as well as new ones! That's because besides love, family is always at the heart of these books.

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Fantastic!

Melissa has written another mind blowing story. It is fun, romantic, sexy, and has plenty of laughs to keep you entertained until the last word.
Zev and Carly were the best of friends since second grade. Zev said that she was the only girl to keep up with him. Then one day a death of a friend tore them apart. Zev went on his treasure hunting expeditions in the ocean. It was a dream that Zev and Carly had together for years, but Carly went to Colorado and took over her aunts chocolate shop. Years later they met again at a wedding, and there were feelings that could not be denied. What an adventure!
Virginia Rose and Brian Pallino narrated the story and they were fabulous! They each had perfect voices for the characters. I thought I was watching a movie with me standing there watching with my emotions on my sleeve.

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I LOVED IT!

I absolutely loved it! This book was full of emotions, drama and romance. The narration was outstanding and kept me entertained! The author did an outstanding job with the character builds and plot. I've read so many books by this author and really love her writing style! I look forward to reading more books in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Good story!

This was a good second chance romance as Zev and Carly find love with each other again. The pair have suffered loss of a friend as well as guilt of actions leading up to the grief that they suffered as teens. They then reunited a few years later where they had a one night stand but Carly felt that she needed to protect herself and left before they could attempt to resolve anything with their pasts. The pair are then reunited a second time where they find love with each other and resolve their feelings and issues from the past.
The characters are both well written with chemistry that was off the charts. I enjoyed the family orientation that they characters have as well as the return of characters from previous books and series. The story moved along well an kept me interested throughout as the story flowed.
In the audio version, the narrators, Virginia Rose and Brian Pallino, performed the story well doing a great job bringing the story to life. Overall, this was a good book that I would recommend to others.

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Searching for Love....FOUND!

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow....what a wonderful love story! I had Lucky Charms Cereal this morning before I finished this book! Wow, true love that began in early childhood, that has stood the test of time. A true treasure!!

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Second Chance at Love!

Zev and Carly were inseparable growing up. They were always going on adventures and had big plans for their future until tragic struck and Zev left Carly behind. Throughout the years, their love for one another was still there.

As the years past, Zev continued his adventures as a treasure hunter and a jet setter, where as Carly is now a business owner. At Beau and Charlotte's wedding, Zev is shocked to see Carly. Even though she knew he would be there, she is not prepared to face him. Zev is determined to beg Carly for a second chance and asks her to spend the week with him while he's in town. When she agrees, Zev plans outings that will bring back the adventurous side to Carly. As their time together is coming to an end due to Zev's treasure hunting expedition, he promises Carly they will make it work long distance.

This is a wonderful story of second chances and letting go of past hurts to find a happily ever after. Brian Pallino and Virginia Rose did a great job narrating Zev and Carly's story.

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Great stories just keep on coming

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. The stories that Melissa Foster brings to the listener/reader are always great. None of the themes are repeated and each one is so very unique. This second-chance romance between Zev and Carly was inspiring. I was cheering for the reunion from the beginning. However, they both fight their history and their attraction. The author writes suspense with a touch of humor. I found myself chuckling. I really enjoy Melissa's writing talent. The narrators did a great job with the characters, their personalities and the overall story.

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such a great read

amazing characters I loved them. I loved the story of 2nd chance at love. I could relate to many of the feelings and situations being long distance in a relationship and some of the heartbreak that we go through in life. you will fall in love with Carly & Zevy if you dive on in!

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Fantastic book to listen to

There is nothing like a good audio book to get your heart thumping and the tears flowing and Melissa Foster does all of that in this book. Zev and Carly have suffered so much heartache when they where teenagers, after a tragedy that shook their small hometown. At the wedding of his brother Beau they finally meet again. They both know they still love each other, the sparks are there waiting to ignite. This is an emotional story of love heartbreak and even more love. It is lightened by Birdie her best friend who pushes her to be the best. So many new characters we get introduced to and some old ones to catch up on.