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Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again - but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her - and the man she's never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down - only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

Taken by Love is part of the Love in Bloom series. While it can be heard as a stand-alone novel, for even more enjoyment, you may want to listen to the entire Love in Bloom series in order. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.

©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster

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  • 04-01-16

Sweet and Sexy

I liked this book. the story was sweet and homey. there wasn't any bullshit angst or drama. it was just a story of two people falling i love and trying to figure out their futures. I wanted something light and I got exactly what i wanted. While there are many books in the series before this one the book can be read as a stand alone. I wasn't lost at all even with other family members being mentioned. Hi-5 to Melissa Foster!!

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Narrator 3.5 his slight southern drawl was NICE!

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I need more

Now I have to read all the other books. The narrator pulls you into the story with ease. I kinda like how the suspense of the story was emotional. You really work through the past problems with daisy and Luke. I smiled through the whole book.

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Worth a read

Such a lovely love story about two people who've known each other for ages, went their own ways for a time and then met up again and after a while they realize that they are in fact in love with each other. There are a few ups and downs in their environment while they decide how they can make a life together and they eventually sort themselves out.
This was one of those books that is beautifully written, holds ones interest and I just hated that it ended, but there are others in this series so YAY!
The narration of this audiobook is superb. Such a beautiful voice.

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A very sweet and sexy tale

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the interplay between Luke and Daisy where they were both unsure of their own worth. Luke had a past he was hiding from and so did Daisy. Listening to them finally open up to each other was so emotional.

What does B.J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't have much time for reading these days, so I would say I love to listen while doing other things. B.J. Harrison brings warmth and snark to the story which makes it all the more enjoyable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It's not what they say about you that matters, but who you are.

Any additional comments?

I've always enjoyed Melissa Foster's stories and Taken By Love is no exception.

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Great journey through a budding romance

Very enjoyable and easy to follow while I was working in the gardens. The story line was wonderful and classy romantic with a twist of slight ecstasy.

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Fun and Sassy Romance

Would you consider the audio edition of Taken by Love to be better than the print version?

Since I hadn't read this title in print I can't answer this question, however I purchased it because it sounded like it might be a light-hearted romance that would be fun to listen to at work and it completely exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the story line and am not looking into more of the series.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved so many things about the story. I was looking for something fun and I found it.

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There is a scene in the book where the community comes together to run a clinic. I loved the whole thing.

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Beautiful Small Town Romance ❤️

Beautiful Small Town Romance ❤️
Daisy Honey had a tough time time in high school because the girls spread lies about her and ruined her reputation. She was happy to leave Trusty CO behind and go to school to become a doctor. She returns home to help her father and runs into Luke, who Daisy had a crush on and was the only one that stuck up for her in school. This meeting starts up their friendship again and their journey into their beautiful romance. Daisy is also struggling with trying to figure out where she wants to take a permanent job as a doctor outside of Trusty when she realizes that the people who used to treat her badly in school were now being friendly to her and she was also falling in love with Luke. I also really enjoyed all the other characters in this book. This is another wonderful Braden romance you don't want to miss. The narration was very good.

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Going home ...

Gawd, this book brought back so many high school memories. Daisy went through a lot in high school and couldn't wait to leave Trusty. Now she's back for a short time and fearing more of the nightmare from back then.

Having been bullied in high school, I feel for Daisy. I hate going home to visit and choose not to because of it. I have no desire to run into anyone from back then. So listening to this book made me realize high school is over and many of us have moved on and forgotten about back then. But it's not easy to let go. And that's what Daisy has to deal with in this book.

I love how supportive Luke is and the fact that Kevin is her best friend and was there for her through it all. Not having that because of being in a big city, I love that she has a support system. And, now, she has all of those girls who hassled her in high school, asking her if they can help. So it was so nice to see that.

Having listened to so many Melissa Foster books, I have come to expect BJ Harrison's fun and fabulous narration. If I ever get one of her books without him narrating, I'll probably not know what to do with it.

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Beautiful romance!

Audiobook: Narrator - B.J. Harrison

I’m officially a fan of this narrator and his performance of this series. He brings life to these characters that words alone could never do. His ability to add so much emotion into his voice boggles the mind.

What a wonderful romance made up from a heroine that carries wounds from her youthful past and a hero that is searching for answers for some of his reactions. I loved watching this couple find each other, help each other heal and fall in love. Definitely one of my favorites of the original series and a great outlook for this new series set in Trusty, Colorado.

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Cowboy and Doctor, What a Mix

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. The author brought the two characters ad the small town to life. The small town life is classic. Daisy and Luke can't do anything that everyone doesn't know about. The story was well developed and thorough. The characters were authentic. The narrator did a great job with the characters' personalities and the overall story.

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  • 08-08-19

Great intro to the Bradens of Trusty

I have read this book several times and have now listened to it. You forget how great the Trusty Bradens are. This is Luke and Daisy. They met when in school but lost contact when Daisy moved away Now back in town for a short while, Daisy can't wait to escape the small town community that mocked her in her shool years. But now she is being embraced by the same community and Luke and finds it harder to leave. Great introduction the the Bradens of Trusty.