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Lovers at Heart Audiobook

Lovers at Heart: Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he's going home to try to forget her all together.

Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she's never needed a man to help her find her way - until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she'd spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain - including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat. When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever - and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.

©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2014 Melissa Foster

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    Anonymous 10/06/2017
    10/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "We all need a Treat in our lives"
    Where does Lovers at Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to about 5/6 books from the series this would be no.3


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Max, because she is tough on the outside but really she just wants someone to love her.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The ending when she heads to the ranch and Treat is heading to her place


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Max confronts her ex boyfriend


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book and it was made even more special as I was walking down Wellfleet high street listening a Max and Treat where doing the same thing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debra McDonald 19/02/2017
    Debra McDonald 19/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Another awesome audiobook"

    This book made me laugh, cry and swoon so much especially hearing it on audio book. So totally worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Laura
    02/03/17
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    "Amazement"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lovers at Heart to be better than the print version?

    I believe it's to close to call.. I love books. I love reading. This was the first time I used an Audio book and I was very pleased. I loved how having someone read to me, made the book come alive.


    What other book might you compare Lovers at Heart to and why?

    I am a Melissa Foster fan. All her books are captivating, amazing, and a chance to escape for a while.


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

    B.J. Harrison helps bring the book to life. He is an exquisite narrator. I would love to listen to him again.


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

    Two hearts that beat as one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MIssy DeHaven
    26/10/17
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    "Max and Treat!"

    What a couple. They both come into their relationship with so much life baggage that it takes them most of the book to both be on the same page at the same time. But it was worth the wait!! Another wonderful story from Melissa Foster and (if you read the books in order) our first full on adventure into the world of the amazing and beautiful Braden clan!! This audio book was heaven sent as I listened during our recent trip to Cape Cod. I highly recommend you take a listen. Five stars all the way!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beth Talbot
    23/09/17
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    "Not just an easy love story"
    Would you listen to Lovers at Heart again? Why?

    I loved Lovers at Heart. Max and Treat are both so independent that it is a battle to see who will drop their guard first (and most) to let the other in. The amount of heart and emotion (and chemistry and heat) that they have is insane! I would definitely listen to this again - in fact I started listening to this at the gym and my 30 minute workouts soon became 1 hour workouts because I had to listen for 5 more minutes, over and over again.


    What other book might you compare Lovers at Heart to and why?

    I don't like doing comparisons. Melissa Foster is amazing and each book should be individually appreciated.


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

    Just the character nuances that each one has.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I love this book. I laughed, cried, cursed when they were being dumb, and smiled.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geri Grinstead
    04/08/17
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    "Fall in love with the Braden Family!"

    I think this is my favorite Love in Bloom series book so far! In Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster she tells the story of Treat and Max who met at Chaz and Kaylie's wedding. He is a resort owner who grew up in Colorado. Treat was judgmental of Max and he has come back to Colorado to try to win her over since he couldn't get her out of his mind (or his heart). Hal Braden is Treat's dad and the patriarch of this family as well as a kind loving father who helps Treat work through some issues. I love Melissa Foster's characters. They are multidimensional and we come to know them well through her writings. And the voice of BJ Harrison brings them to life. His narration had me laughing out loud! I highly recommend this audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BJ's Reviews
    USA
    15/07/17
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    "3.5/4.5 Open Your Heart to 2nd Chances Stars"

    3.5 Open Your Heart to Second Chances Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for the narration.

    Lovers at Heart is a second chance romance with a strong women's fiction influence.  At the heart of this story (pun intended!) is the vulnerability of opening up one's heart to love after an initial rejection.  Much of this story is focused on an introspection of the fear of vulnerability that a person must necessarily experience to fall in love.  

    Although Lovers At Heart is the beginning of a new series, The Bradens, it's also a spin-off of the Love in Bloom Series where the hero and heroine are first introduced.  The heroine is Max, Chaz's assistant and the hero is Treat, the owner of the resort where sisters, Danica and Kaylie, get married.  Treat and Max first meet on the resort and share an intimate moment. However, Max is heartbroken when the next day Treat spurns her.  Of course, what Treat reacts to is seeing Max in the company of a co-worker in the early morning hours and she is wearing the same clothes from the night before which leads to Treat's own jealousy and hurt feelings.

    When Max and Treat meet again unexpectedly in Treat's hometown of Weston, Colorado, it's their opportunity to explore their second chance. But when the hurt feelings of their first meeting make this second opportunity at a union difficult, Treat and Max must learn that they must be willing to get hurt again if they really want to find love. Can their be a HEA under the circumstances?

    BJ Harrison returns to narrate this debut book in the spin-off series of The Bradens. Having already gotten used to Mr. Harrison's melodic voice, I was able to quickly re-transition back into the lives of these characters. I also as a general matter enjoy his voice. Mr. Harrison has a soothing voice that sounds like a therapist's voice. This voice worked well to highlight Treat's good qualities and also helped to bring to life Max's and Treat's struggles with their own feelings as they try and find love.

    All in all, the focus of this book is on the struggles that people must overcome to finally find true happiness and love. If you enjoy books with this as the central theme, and enjoy a full cast in your romances with lots of secondary characters that give the book the feeling of a family drama, then Lovers at Heart is sure to hit the right spot.

    Source: Review copy provided for review purposes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shannon O'Brien
    30/06/17
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    "I'm in love!"

    I love Foster's books, that's no secret! I've read nearly all of them. However, I'm loving going back to reread them the past few months! It's so good to get a chance to reconnect with old favorite characters. I forgot how much I'd missed treat and max! A+ to both Foster's writing and Harrison's narrating! It really added to a favorite tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JJB
    02/06/17
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    "Great start to the Braden series"
    What made the experience of listening to Lovers at Heart the most enjoyable?

    This is Treat and Max's story. We meet them in the Sisters in Love series. Treat is a big time resort owner and Max is working for Chaz. Treat will stop at nothing to win the heart of Max, and Max doesn't want her heart to be won. Love does prevail. This is also a great introduction to the rest of the characters you will meet through the other Braden books.

    The audio is very good. I really enjoy listening to BJ's voice. He really emphasizes the emotions of the characters. Can't wait for the next one.


    Which character – as performed by B. J. Harrison – was your favorite?

    Max is my favorite


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angie M.
    Kansas
    25/05/17
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    "Treat Braden, as expected, is such a treat!"
    What did you love best about Lovers at Heart?

    I enjoyed listening to this book after reading it when it was first released. I wanted to read Treat's story after first meeting him in the previous Love in Bloom books. He repeatedly showed how well he takes care of the guests of his resorts, his family, and his friends. This is also where I read about his first interactions with Max. Max is a kind, hardworking woman who has been hurt in the past. She's amazing and I LOVED reading about how her story with Treat began.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lovers at Heart?

    Treat and Max's first experience connecting with each other.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Treat and Max first saw each other at the festival after their time apart.


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

    Treat Braden, is a treat while our heroine Max takes us to the max!


    Any additional comments?

    Love Melissa's stories!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    GLENDALE, AZ, United States
    18/04/17
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    "This is a listen to over, and over, and over."

    I was gifted this audio book by the author. Oh how I love this series, and Max and Treat just made me love it even more.

    We saw the first hints of a Max/Treat match in Sisters in White. Treat is the super handsome, super single, super millionaire resort owner who officiated the marriage of Max's boss, Chaz and her friend and confidant, Kaylie White. There had been a horrible storm on the island where one of Treat's resorts is located and the minister was unable to get to the ceremony so Treat stepped in and did the deed for them. But I digress - - -

    Max is super in her own right. She is the super-efficient assistant who pulls together her company's annual film festival, which has grown to be one of the biggest festivals in the country. Thanks, in part, to Max's super organizational skills and her dedication to her job. She rarely takes time for herself, but on that island trip to Chaz and Kaylie’s wedding, the minute she locks eyes with Treat her life changes. Not exactly for the better though.

    As in any good romance, Treat and Max have issues that rear their ugly heads almost as soon as they realize their connection to each other. Treat's biggest fear has always kept him from letting himself fall for one woman, there is only one person who can help him understand and move beyond his fear, and that person just happens to be where Max is.

    Max's one experience with a serious relationship did not end well and has left her with major trust issues, one of them being that she doesn't really even trust her own choices. She had let those feelings go when she met Treat, but he broke her heart with just one look and she has retreated back behind the protective walls she's built around her heart.

    Max and Treat's story held me captive, keeping me wondering if they would ever be able to put their pasts behind them and finally share their lives, if it were even a possibility. Their story was so compelling that I spent most of the day yesterday with headphones attached because I could not stop listening. B.J. Harrison does an excellent job narrating all the characters. If you have not read this series you are truly missing out on something very special. I highly recommend the Love in Bloom series, and especially Max and Treat's book, Lovers at Heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KindleKat64
    Warwick, RI
    28/03/17
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    "What a delicious Treat this was!! (pun intended)"
    Where does Lovers at Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in the top 10 and I've listened to over 50.


    What other book might you compare Lovers at Heart to and why?

    I would compare it to the other Melissa Foster books in the Braden or Remington series or Bella Andre's Sullivan series. If you love to listen to incredibly sexy and heartfelt romance surrounding a particular family with a guaranteed HEA, this is definitely for you!


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

    B.J. has a lovely tone to his voice and can rock the heck out of female character voices, put the sweet and sexy into the male voices and also do all kinds of accents! He's just wonderful to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I can't pick out just one moment, this book is just full of incredible moments to cherish and remember.
    You absolutely cannot go wrong with this book or series.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Melissa Foster! Love this series! Love B.J. Harrison!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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