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Publisher's Summary

Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.

Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what's missing in his life, not to find a woman.

Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate's misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way - even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world - and love her to the ends of the earth.

©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

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Love It!

I love the storyline! This story is well written and realistic. It's entertaining and captivating. The two main characters, Sage and Kate, are two beautiful soul mates. They encountered in Belzile when Sage volunteers for an International Aid ran by Kate. It's a heartwarming listen. The narration is really great and easy to listen.

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Heart of Humanitarians

This is such a feel good listen about two incredible people. I loved the original storyline and thought both Sage Remington and Kate were endearing and realistic. The imagery of Belize makes me want to go volunteer there. I thought that the character of Javier stole some of the thunder with his charming personality. He is such a cute kid. I loved his voice that BJ Harrison gave him. The performance of this book is wonderful. I can't recommend this book enough. This book is both a standalone listen and part of a series. I thought it was great how Kate met Sage's family and was accepted.

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Store of Genius

OMG!!! I have been caught up in every single book of the Love in Bloom Series. And, they have gotten better with each book. Another great job by Melissa & BJ!! Melissa gave this Amazingly talented Artist another passion in Kate and their "new business", while BJ Harrison brought it to life with his story telling abilities!

Sage is my favorite Remington of all and this book just proves why! HE is sensitive and tough, and absolute, 100% Alpha Male. Kate is strong, able to support herself in her humanitarian efforts. She doesnt need anyone but with Sage, she not only needs him, but wants him.

I found myself actually feeling the emotions of Sage & Kate. My heart felt for them as they had to be apart for a week...I felt every bit of the raw emotion of their Surprise Reunion, which I had secretly hoped for while reading it! Sage's passion and feelings toward Kate, and her's toward him just made me feel WONDERFUL!!!

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Phenominal

Sage, is an artist that his soul is lost. He decides to go to Belize to volunteer and help his restless soul, and never expected to find Kate.
Kate is over the spoiled celebrities that come to make a name for there selfs, but never actually do any work. Just poses.
They have that connection that they both are trying to ignor, but the more late night talks... working together and him taking her beliefs and what she works so hard for, she is starting to let her feeling out. Sage not only helps , but he adores the kids. He even calls Kurt his twitter brother so he can talk to him about his dream of being a writer.
Kate and Sage live worlds apart, but will they find away to make all there dreams come true! Oh come on you gotta read it now. There is so much they need to accomplish in 2 weeks!
A true love story!
And a beautiful mural that sage paints. You can almost see it with the way she Melissa Foster describes it.

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Really loved it...

Stroke of Love was a great book. Sage is in search of whatever is missing in his life. He has to figure out what. Kate is tired of the diva artists and longs for something more. The chemistry is amazing between these two. Will they each be what the other needs? Their story kept me hooked throughout. I enjoyed listening to this narrator as well. I definitely recommend this book.

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Sage & Kate <3

I enjoyed B.J. Harrison's narration as Sage, the voice worked well for the character! I liked reading about Sage and Kate and enjoyed reading about their charity work, the relationship with the kids in the community, etc. I liked that it was different because they were away from the normal hustle and bustle of city life and instead you got to read about their humanitarian efforts and how Kate got to discover that Sage was not what she stereotyped him to be. I would have liked more struggle between Kate and Sage's relationship but overall, it was still very enjoyable to listen to the audiobook!

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Sage and Kate- An artists romance in Belize!

First and foremost with all of the Remingtons. Once they find love they love with all they have. Sage Remington, who is an artist who lives in NYC, was looking for a cause that was more then just to write a check as his donation. He hears about a non-profit group called AIA. Artists for International Aid. As he wants to make a difference he decides to donate his time AND his talent. With this he ends up in Punta Palacia, Belize.

Meet Kate Paletto. Kate is in charge of the volunteers that come to Belize with AIA and she lets all the volunteers what she expects from them. Which come to find out is not much. Most of the volunteers are actors and musicians who are only doing this for he publicity. Quite frankly she is tired of dealing with their childish, whining and complaining behavior. She also vows she will never “fall for” one of the volunteers since they are only there for a short time.

Usually women jump at the chance to be on Sage’s arm. Not Kate. She has walls around her heart and she is not willing to knock down those walls for anyone. Brick by brick Sage does just that. She finds that he is not one of those artists that care about his image and only his image. Once she accepts Sage for Sage she finds that she loves the way he engages the children to paint a mural on their school. She loves the fact that he makes things happen through hard work and sweat. She finally falls in love with Sage!

As for the narration. I really like BJ Harrison. I feel he reads with emotion and really touches the person listening to him tell the story. I think he is a good match for Melissa’s books!

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Love it

This book is one of my favorites in the Remington's part of the LIB series. The story takes place in Punta Palitia and the narrator BJ Harrison does a great job of making you feel like you are right there in the hot sticky jungle working to help make life a little better for the residents. When you read or listen to this book you will see what little things we take for granted like clean drinking water and good cellphone and internet connections. This was a great book filled with lots of love.

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Belize my Homeland

I enjoy all Melissa’s books, this one was especially dear to me because I was born in Belize but likes in the US for over 45 years . I still think of Belize as my home. Thank you Melisa for showing the beauty of this country in this book. Keep them coming. I will be vacationing in Belize in a couple of weeks.
Thank you
Carol

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Sage and Kate are a Perfect Match!

Sage and Kate's story in Stroke of Love definitely surprised me from the very beginning. Melissa Foster took a different spin on things by taking the story to Belize. This was a fantastic change up to her usual settings (not that I don't adore those), it truly made me want to pack my bags and visit myself!

Sage is looking for more in life. He has been very successful and blessed in life, but is still looking for more. More meaning to life. When he meets Kate, the two of them share an instant connection, and struggle denying it. But the last thing that Sage needs is a woman complicating things!

I truly adored this book from start to finish! The characters were a perfect fit for each other, and Melissa Fosters writing never disappoints. I have listened to many of Melissa's books, and BJ Harrison always does a great job of bringing the story, and the characters to life. You won't be disappointed with Stroke of Love!

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  • Jo Venison
  • 10-17-17

A holiday romance

I absolutely loved the story of Sage and Kate.

Sage is an artist on a two week holiday of self discovery, to get away from his Big Apple lifestyle. Kate runs a volunteer program which allows 'celebs' the opportunity to try and help those less fortunate and also perhaps repair their own damaged reputations. Over time Kate has got used to her volunteers and their agendas, and distances herself from them. Only this time, Sage stirs emotions that she hasn't felt for a long time.

This is a very sweet story of a girl trying to protect her heart from a man trying to prove he his who he seems and he wants to protect her heart too.

I found B J Harrison's narration very smooth and easy to listen too. I'd listen to more from him.


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  • katiemay
  • 09-21-17

Love in the Jungle

What did you like most about Stroke of Love?

All the different characters in the book blend together to make another good read/listen to from Melissa

Who was your favorite character and why?

Luce, because she said it how she saw it. Great sense of humour and her heart is truly in the right please

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

He is so good at what he does its difficult to pick one.

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

I always listen to my audio books when I a, travelling, either to work or shopping

Any additional comments?

BJ Harrison a great find by Melissa