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Publisher's Summary

The Bradens are a series of sexy standalone romances. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to listeners who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.

Fall in love with Ty Braden, a world-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer. He's about to take on his toughest assignment yet - winning the heart of the one that got away.

Do you believe in fate?

World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his - and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.

After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn't imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she'd worked so hard to create.

Months later, fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.

©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Amazing

Melissa is truly an amazing story teller. You get lost from the real world. Ayla and Ty went their separate ways after meeting and spending only 5 days together. Ayla said if it was meant to be fate would bring them back together. Just when you say to yourself you are not going to cry, you do. Tissues are a must when reading this book. If I could give this story more then 5 stars I totally would.

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Not only did I read Thrill of Love when it first came out, I just recently listened to the audio book. I love listening to the narration of BJ Harrison. BJ is an amazing storyteller. I listen in my car going back and forth to work, it makes traffic bearable.

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Ty and Aiyla

Ty Braden is a thrill seeker, photographer (I’m talking National Geographic here), and quite the lady’s man, if his reputation is accurate. He never thought of settling down with one woman until he met Aiyla Bell. She is an adventurer, and she’s also a photographer (of older faces around the world). They spent five amazing days together in Saint Luc, but agreed to let fate decide if they would meet again. Fate plays a big part in this story. Ty and Aiyla do meet again, and as any good romance novel dictates, they fall in love. But that’s not all there is to this story. In fact, that’s pretty much the beginning. All it takes is one life changing event…

Melissa Foster has written another wonderful, hot, heart-wrenching, love filled story that will make you believe in fate and the forever kind of love that seems so rare these days. When you read this story, be prepared to feel all the feels, cry the tears, laugh and love right along with the Bradens. This story runs so much deeper than most. Grab it and enjoy the ride!

B.J. Harrison narrates the audio version of this story so well. His voice and inflections so clearly bring this story to life. My imagination was pretty good when reading the book, but hearing someone else read it put a whole new spin on the story for me. Such a good one!

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The decision

I have read this book, but when it came out on audible I was excited to listen to it. This is one of my absolute favorites. And with BJ Harrison narrating it, it was even more emotional.

This book touched my heart and soul in so many ways. And it touched close to home.

Ty, and Aiyla were both photographers, and Ty was a mountain climber and she was a skier. They had met and fell in love in St. Luc. But when it came time for them to leave Ty wanted her to go with him. But she had worked hard for career, and they had parted ways.

5 days later Ty, and Aiyla met up again by chance in the Colorado Mountains. And there love for each other picked up where it left off.

But during there 5 day wilderness event Aiyla kept having terrible leg pains. She kept thinking it was a pulled muscle, but she kept on going. Kept trying to hide how bad the pain really was. But Ty was keeping a close eye on her. Towards the end of one of the hikes, Aiyla became much worse.

I want to tell you so much about this book, but I want you to hear so badly and not spoil it for you.

Aiyla had to make the most emotional decision of her life, and it was heart wrenching.

This is the best story of all times. This book will touch you in so many ways. It will pull at your heart strings. It will make you want to hug them both, and it will make you smile and laugh at the end. I was on a roller coaster of emotions.

This book has touched my heart so much, and for so many reasons.

Bravo Melissa foster for the best book ever. And thank you for the best story of my life.

Buy this book guys. You will never regret it. And have Kleenex on hand.

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True Love Can Withstand Anything

Fate? Ty Braden, a sexy world known mountain climber and photographer, has always been a player, until he meets Aiyla, a beautiful, stong ski instructor and photographer, and this alpha male falls hard, but so does Aiyla. They are living life together very happy, until something happens that will have you grabbing extra tissues. I do not want to give too much away, but this book is a very emotional read. It will grab your heart and squeeze it tightly, but through it all, their love just keeps getting stronger. This is a most wonderful story.
Then add to that B.J. Harrison as the narrator, it just earned its five plus stars. He did such a great job, as always. I just loved listening to this book.

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Fate and Love with Emotion!

Mellisa had given us a sweet and hot story. B. J. Harrison narrated it with passion.
Ty Braden is a mountain climber and nature photographer known all over the world. Ty had met Aiyla Bell at Saint-Luc, Switzerland, but his reputation with women made her turn him down on his offer of going with him. In the Colorado mountains, they meet again with both competing in a race. She called it fate. She was late in coming in for her race and he went looking for her. She was so mad at him and told him she could do this on her own when he offered to help. Aiyla's leg was hurting her, but she was to stubborn to drop out of the rest of the race. Would fate save them? A must listen!

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Love Means Never Giving Up

Thrill of Love: Ty Braden (Love in Bloom: Braden at Peaceful Harbor, MD ) by Melissa Foster

I read the book and listened to the audiobook as well. Be prepared for an emotional journey! B.J. Harrison once again doesn't disappoint as he narrates Melissa Foster's beautiful romance that will tug at your heart and fill your soul. He has become one of my favorite narrators as he brings Melissa's story to life.

Ty Braden , world-renown mountain climber and nature photographer, and Aiyla Bell, ski instructor and photographer spend five incredible days together in Saint-Luc and they're the best of their lives. They discover how much they have in common and how perfectly they click.

Ty wants Aiyla to go with him on his next assignment and continue their relationship, but Aiyla, careful with her heart and fearful of Ty's "player rep" refuses to take the chance and upend her life that's she's worked hard for. Instead she makes him promise not to contact her and leave the chance for them to get together to Fate. If they're meant to be, it will happen without either searching for the other.

When Fate does step in they're brought together for a five day event in Colorado. Their passion is sizzling and their love real and Ty realizes he can't lose her again. Their world is thrown upside down when an unexpected tragedy occurs. A tragedy that will make you weep so much you'll find it difficult to read through your tears.

The emotional journey Ty and Aiyla take you on is intense at times (keep those tissues handy) and will make you root for them not to lose faith. But can love and faith prevent them from being torn apart?

This book is a keeper, meaning you'll want to own it so you can read it and listen to it again and again. A wonderful love story, but so much more than that. You watch Ty fall in love after believing it's not meant for him. You'll watch him grow in ways that alter you forever. You'll see the strength of not only their love, but the real fear that all could be lost.

Aiyla is a strong, beautiful and amazing woman who is perfect for Ty in every way. No young couple should ever have to go through what they do and make the kind of decisions that are truly real world. That's what you can expect of Melissa's books - real issues that most of us can identify with. That's what makes her books so heart-wrenching and heart warming.

This book is right up there with Tru Blue and Tempting Tristan. I totally loved it!

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Love conquefrs all

This book shows you what true love really means. Aiyla and Ty are soo good together. They love adventure about as much as they love each other. Aiyla has been dealing with pain in her left leg but just chalks it up to over use. While competing in an outdoors competition she runs into Ty whom she had not seen in months. They rekindle right where they left off.

They decide to team up and Ty begins to notice Aiyla having pain in her leg and taking pills to help ease the pain. He tries to get her to ease up on it but Aiyla is not one to give up. Ty finally convinces her to let his buddy and fellow race participant Dr. John Butterscotch take a look at it. They convince her to let Dr. Butterscotch examine her in his office after the race is over and they get back to Peaceful Harbor. When John gets the chance to really examine Aiyla's leg he discovers it is not over use but cancer.

Ty vows to stay with her and help her get through her medical ordeal. His whole family rallys around him and Aiyla and helps them both get through it. Ty shows that love can conquer all. BJ Harrison is the narrator and did a great job of going from different male voices to different female voices and then kids voices. He made this book very enjoyable to listen to.

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This story is the love story between Ty Braden and Ayla. These two are fiercely competitive. The best part of this competitive spirit is the fact that they can still remain friendly and open with others while still wanting to win and compete. It isn't about downing others but rather being the best they can be during the competition. I think this is a very positive message to portray in the book. There is a difference between being a good competitor versus a bully.

I enjoyed the byplay between all of the characters and the personalities that were introduced in Jon and the other competitors. There is a surprise at the end (no I won't spoil it) but I will say that it is controversial and I have to say it makes you see the inner strength inside Ayla.

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Great story

Thrill of Love is part of The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series. Ty is a love ’em and leave 'em kind of guy. But he met his match when he met Aiyla. Things heat up when her kisses turn him inside out. But his reputation is larger than his feelings express, so they part ways. When fate gives them a second chance, will it end the same way? Or will he be able to prove his feelings and win his girl? I loved this story, and I definitely recommend it. The narrator was enjoyable to listen to as well.

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Love Has No Boundaries

Would you listen to Thrill of Love again? Why?

Yes because I loved this story so much.

What other book might you compare Thrill of Love to and why?

Any of Melissa Foster's books

What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

How he brought Ty to life

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

If I could I would.