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Taken by Love

Love in Bloom: The Bradens
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: The Bradens at Trusty, Book 1, Love in Bloom, Book 16, The Bradens, Book 7
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • TR
  • New Jersey
  • 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.

Which scene was your favorite?

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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...the best book I've forgotten to read.


Taken by Love could be the best book I've forgotten to read. I was disappointed to have overlooked such a devastatingly, powerful love story. Lucky for me, I happened to stumble across Daisy Honey and Luke Braden in audio. There's something about a Foster novel that changes the way you look at life. Daisy and Luke have the sweetest hearts, but are bogged down by less than stellar reputations. In a town where gossip runs rampant, two acquaintances find that they never really knew each other at all. If Melissa Foster has a way with words, B.J. Harrison has a gift for breathing new life into the way a heart looks at the real word.

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  • Diane S.
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  • 12-19-18

Love this story and narration!

Taken by Love might be my new favorite book by this author!

When Daisy Honey returns to her hometown it is with an end date. She is just staying to help her Dad while he recovers from an injury and she considers the job offers from hospitals in 2 large cities.

Daisy still has vivid memories of the teasing she endured in High School because of her name and blonde hair. She is sure that small town life is not for her.

“I love you, Daisy, and people who love each other do whatever it takes to help each other be the best they can be and achieve their dreams.”

Luke Braden has a few things from his past that he needs to work through before he is ready to consider a serious relationship, but he open minded and willing to work for what he wants. He is definitely a swoon-worthy hero, thinking of Daisy and what may be best for her.

I listened to this on audiobook and I really enjoyed the narration. I loved all the characters in Trusty and I can’t wait to return there for more stories.
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Loved it!

Taken by Love is the story of Daisy Honey and Luke Braden. Daisy is a beautiful girl whose reputation was slaughtered in her high school years by lies and rumors spread by hear jealous female classmates.
She left her hometown of Trusty, Colorado right after high school, going to medical school and becoming a doctor. After receiving her degree, she returns to Trusty to help care for her injured father and their ranch, and to decide which big city she will relocate to and begin her career.
Luke Braden is, well, a Braden. What can you say? He’s handsome and wealthy. A hard-working, extremely successful horse breeder, and single; and every unattached woman in Trusty would love to corral him. He’s ready to find someone to spend his life with but worries that his past may present a roadblock to his happily ever after.
Like everyone else, Daisy has always had a crush on Luke. When she literally runs into him and takes care of a barbed wire cut on his arm, which he has duct taped, she remembers how he had been the only one in high school to stand up for her when things got bad. Luke remembers Daisy, too, and decides he’d like to get to know this grown-up Daisy a little better.
So begins a journey of healing for both Luke and Daisy, and the realization that home may really be the best place to be. Though the old animosity is still there, they manage to work through it and the town embraces them and discovers who they really are.
This is another wonderful love story from Melissa Foster, for everyone who loves the Braden’s and their magic.

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Great Read

Taken by Love was another great read by Melissa Foster. This is The Braden's at Trusty, CO #1). I loved reading Daisy and Luke's story. They are character's that you can completely relate to. Daisy returns to Trusty, CO after becoming a physician. She meets Luke again and it can change her life completely. I cant wait to read more of The Braden's.

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  • katiemay
  • 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.