• Then Came Love: Jax Braden

  • The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls, Book 9
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Meg Sylvan, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Blazing heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and an abundance of swoon-worthy moments make this sexy standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster unpausable. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and guaranteed to leave you breathlessly in love with the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens.

What happens when you find your soul mate but she belongs to someone else?

Months ago, famed wedding-gown designer Jax Braden met the woman of his dreams when a bride-to-be came in for a consultation. He’s tried to move on, but there is no forgetting beautiful, smart, and refreshingly real Jordan Lawler, or the loneliness she cleverly tries to hide. When Jordan hires him to design her wedding gown, Jax knows he’s in trouble, but he cannot walk away. As business meetings turn to late-night confessions, their connection deepens, igniting passion too strong to deny. They’re drawn into an inescapable and forbidden love. Loyalties are tested and hearts are frayed, but neither will cross that invisible line in the sand. Come along for the sexy, emotional ride as Jax and Jordan face their toughest competitors yet—their hearts.

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

THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls)

Embracing Her Heart

Anything For Love

Trails of Love

Wild Crazy Hearts

Making You Mine

Searching for Love

Hot for Love

Sweet Sexy Heart

Then Came Love

Rocked by Love

Our Wicked Hearts

Ready to bing? The Love in Bloom big-family contemporary romance collection features billionaires as well as everyday heroes. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books so you never lose track of engagements, weddings, or births.

Big Families / Small Towns

Snow Sisters

The Bradens at Weston

The Bradens at Trusty

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor

The Bradens & The Montgomerys

The Remingtons

The Ryders

Sugar Lake

Harmony Pointe

Cape Cod and Beach Reads 

Seaside Summers

Bayside Summers

Silver Island

Harborside Nights

Billionaires 

Wild Billionaires After Dark

Bad Billionaires After Dark 

Bikers & Bad Boys with Big Hearts

The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Bayside  

The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside 

"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" (The Romance Reviews)

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" (Brenda Novak, New York Times best-selling author) 

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" (J. Kenner, New York Times best seller)

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" (Lauren Blakely, New York Times best seller)

"I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." (Tia Bach, author)

©2022 Melissa Foster (P)2022 Melissa Foster

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Finding love

Jax and Jordan's story has so much in it and I won't give away the details but just know this is a great story that has depth and lots of emotions. Jordan has suffered from her childhood and Jax will help her not only heal but to find herself and go for what she wants in life.

The characters are wonderful and I really loved listening to Meg Sylvan and Aiden Snow bring them to life. All the supporting characters are an added bonus to pull us into their lives and their story. I loved this book and highly recommend it.

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Wowza What a Story

I am already a huge fan of this author but this one will definitely blow you away. There are so many things I want to say about it but don't want to ruin it for any other listener's. I will say the narration gives this book an extra dimension that will have you hooked from the first word to the very end. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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ANOTHER GREAT READ!

Another great read from this author. I absolutely loved it! The narration was outstanding! It will keep you entertained! The author did an amazing job with the character builds and plot! I love this author's writing! You really don't want to miss the best series ever! I look forward to reading more of her books! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Another great, steamy Braden story!

I listened to the audio version of this book.

What happens when you meet someone that really does it for you and either you are already engaged or the other person is already engaged? That's what Jordon and Jax are dealing with in Then Came Love. She's engaged to someone that she has been with for a very long time and they are planning their wedding. Jax has feelings for her, but offers to design her wedding gown anyway. As they spend more time together, it becomes harder to fight their feeling for each other. What should they do? What will they do?

This is another great, steamy addition to the series of family, love and commitment.

Narrations by Meg Sylvan and Aiden Snow were very good, although sometimes the increased volumes given to some of the female voices were a little hard to deal with. Honestly, I don't know how some narrators manage to create a really excited part of the narration without yelling at you, but some do and that's always easier for me to listen to.

I was gifted a copy of this audiobook by the author. All thoughts are my own.

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Good addition to this series

In typical Melissa Foster fashion, she has created another good slow burn romance story that made for another good addition to the Oak Falls series. In this addition to this series we get Jax and Jordan's story.

Jordan, a bride to be has commissioned Jax to design her wedding dress. Over time and postponements, the pair get to know each other to later meet again at Trixie's wedding. After a few postponements, Jordan shares her heartbreaking past with Jax while engaged to the wrong man.

Jax, a wedding dress designer and swoon worthy man has an instant attraction to Jordan from his first meeting with her. The more time that he spends with her the more he fights his attraction while sharing confessions, banter and insight.

This story is what this genre was made for. The chemistry between the pair was palpable with their slow burn story. I loved the return of the characters from previous books and series as well as Jax's huge family that plays a role in this story.

The narration performed by Meg Sylvan and Aiden Snow was performed well. This pair did a great job bringing this story to life and making it an enjoyable listening experience.

Overall, this was a good read that I enjoyed from start to finish and in the end would recommend to others.

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  • Carrie P
  • 06-19-22

Awesome

My favourite so far

Cannot wait for Gillian’s and cassies stories to follow

Love them