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Librarian Callie Barnes has visions of reading and relaxing - and maybe having a few too many drinks on her girls' weekend away. Her hopes are crushed when her friends pull into a dude ranch instead of a spa, and she refuses to say longer than one night. That is...until she realizes the ranch is owned by sinfully sexy, and dangerously rugged, Wes Braden - the subject of her late-night fantasies.

Fearless rancher Wes Braden thinks he's the luckiest guy on the planet when the sweet, sexy librarian from his hometown shows up at his ranch. Their connection is white-hot, making it impossible for either to ignore their carnal desires. Wes is more than willing to convert sweet Callie from chick lit to a world of erotic romance, but Callie ties sex to love, and Wes avoids commitment like the plague.

Callie is thrust into physically demanding activities that ignite her deepest fears. Luckily, Wes is as tender as he is strong, and he's there every step of the way to help her find her inner strength. With Callie's influence, Wes might even discover that he's been nursing a few fears of his own. Passion pulls Callie and Wes from their safe, comfortable lives into each other's arms, and they're about to find out just how alike they really are.

©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster

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When Callie met Wes

Wes Braden is one sexy cowboy. Callie is a very demure librarian.Once a week Wes visited the library just to get a look at Callie. When her friends book a weekend away she thinks they are off to a spa, horrified she finds herself at Wes's ranch which caters for the more adventurous. Wanting to head back home she has a change of heart and try's to embrace everything that is thrown at her, this makes Wes fall in love with her even more. He shows his caring side when he arranges for a very special last night for her and her friends. This is a very entertaining book with the right amount of tears and laughter.

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  • Bren
  • 15-02-21

Love a Sexy Cowboy! ❤️

Wes and Callie are not a pair that you would typically see together but your heart wants what it wants. I love how Wes helped Callie try and get over her fears and learn to trust him and let's him sweep her off her feet! The other characters were also great in this book! This is such a sweet, sexy, heartwarming book that you don't want to miss it! The narration is great! I love this book and series and I know you will too!

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  • charlligirl
  • 31-01-21

Not my favorite

I had a hard time with this book because I did not care for Callie. She is afraid of everything and does not stand up for herself. I found her to be a hard character to like. On the otherhand, it was hard to relate to Wes. He is so down to earth and open. But it seems too good to be true. I think my favorite part of the book was Sweets. That dog is so sweet I just want to love her and cuddle her.

I was hoping that the weekend at the Dude Ranch would help Callie conquer her fears and "grow a backbone". Yes she rode a horse, but it took her 2 days to work up to it and all she did was ride it. At a walk. Yes she fished, but she was 10 feet from the water so she didn't confront her fear of deep water. Yes she scaled a mountain to save Sweets, but she did not confront her fear of heights, she confronted her fear for a hurt dog. Much different scenario.

This is another BJ Harrison narration and he handles the Braden's so well.

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  • carvanz
  • 06-11-20

Loved this couple!

Audiobook: Narrator - B.J. Harrison

Another great narration by Mr. Harrison. I love how smooth his voice is and how it adds so much depth to the emotions each character feels. He literally pulls me into the story each and every time.


I loved how this story revolved around not only Callie’s fears, but a few issues Wes was dealing with as well. I’m a huge fan of librarian heroines so I was behind Callie from the beginning. Watching her face each fear and conquer it was inspiring. Some of it was definitely Wes’ influence but she quickly learned what she could do on her own.

Wes was a great hero with plenty of alpha protectiveness and some twinges of jealousy to spice the building relationship up. This author checked a few of my perfect hero boxes with Wes!

This is filled with lots of great characters as well as plenty of steam. It’s a pretty fast read/listen and once I started, I didn’t want to quit.

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  • Lynnz
  • 03-11-20

Cute and sweet Romance

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This author always delivers sweet romances in her Series. You know when you listen/read her books you are going to finish with a HEA. Callie, the sweet librarian, is thrust into the lifestyle of a Dude Ranch and the handsome owner, Wes. Wes is not really a lady's man, but he takes care of Callie and helps her through her fears. I really enjoy these Series and Melissa has never disappointed me with her writing. The male narrator actually does a great job with all the characters.

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  • Katie
  • 27-09-20

Opposites attract in the most delightful way......

Fated for Love is part of the Love in Bloom series, but it can easily be read as a standalone. This book features two complete opposites, Callie, a librarian and a city-girl in all ways, and Wes, a rancher and a wilderness guide. Although Wes has been visiting Callie's library for several weeks, and she is incredibly attracted to him, she knows that he would never be interested in a bookworm like her. It isn't until her friends sabotage her with a girls weekend at Wes's dude ranch that she begins to see possibilities. Wes has also enjoyed his visits with Callie, but he doesn't give a relationship with her a serious thought until she opens up to him while he guides her in various outdoor adventures. Look out because once they decide to give into their chemistry, the passion and feelings beginning flowing, and the listeners are treated to some beautiful and sexy steamy moments.

Wes and Callie basically fall in love with each other over a weekend, and that would normally seem impossible. However, that is the talent of Melissa Foster. She can make any couple falling in love not only plausible but completely believable and enviable. As with all her books, there is a deep sense of family and friendship, and this leads to some terrific interactions with secondary characters. The hiccup in the road to Callie and Wes's HEA is short-lived and easily resolved, and that aspect in another favorite of mine with a Melissa Foster book. I don't care for drama for drama's sake. I just finished Fated for Love, but I am already excited to start my next book in this amazing series.

BJ Harrison narrates most of the books in the Love in Bloom series, and he is an incredibly talented narrator. He differentiates well between male and female characters, and he adds the perfect amount of emotion to his delivery to portray the feeling without going over the top. His performance is flawless, and the sound quality of the recording is perfect. This is a highly professional and enjoyable audiobook experience.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Xiaguan
  • 23-07-20

Callie and Wes

The librarian and the rancher.
Nothing like opposites attracting. This is a fun hot story showing us that people who are supposed to be make it work.

The audiobook is well done and I enjoy being able to listen to a Melissa Foster while sewing.

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  • ajmeyer
  • 17-07-20

Swoon worthy!

Callie Barnes is the local librarian. Callie believes she is going on a spa getaway with her best friends, when in fact, they are going to a dude ranch, Wes Braden’s dude ranch. They are determined to get Callie to step out of her comfort zone and face a few of her fears.

Wes doesn’t realize the group of women he’s taking on an overnight camping trip is Callie and her friends. As Wes helps Callie face her fears and they get to know each other better, the attraction and chemistry they have for one another, heats up.

Fated for Love is a wonderful story of love, friendship and finding a HEA.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 13-07-20

Sweet, Sexy, and Romantic!

This is the second book in The Bradens at Trusty Series, a sub-series of the amazing Love in Bloom Series. Callie and Wes's story is sweet and beautiful. The storyline is fun, sexy and romantic. Wes is handsome, sexy, caring, and protective. I loved him! She is lovely, sweet, and innocent. They are the perfect match! The friendship in this Series is amazing. B.J. Harrison did a great job with the narration, as always. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series, Romancing My Love.

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  • Lorraine Patterson
  • 26-06-20

Magical

Love, friendship, sweet what more can you ask for. Those Braeden men have it all. it is a treat to read Melissa's books and fall in love with her men and women

I also listened to the Audible narration and I just love how great B J Harrison does with the these stories.

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  • G C
  • 18-06-20

GREAT READ!

Loved it! This book was sweet, romantic and full of humor. The narration was great and kept me entertained. The author did a great job with the character builds and plot. I'm on to the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.