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River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He's fast, focussed, and determined - and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.

Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She's also put what she's learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss's sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn't want, and she's determined to resist him.

Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn't have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it's Faith who's left with something to prove.

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster

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There is more to Sam than just an image

Another good read from Melissa. Sam has a reputation as a ladies man but at his brothers wedding wants the one woman he cant have, Faith is the good girl next door who has been hurt in the past. Its a story of trust and letting go of the past for both of them. Sam realises that he has to step up and prove to Faith that he has more to offer than the playboy exterior that he is know for, and Faith knows at some point she has to trust him. Another great narration from BJ Harrison.

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Player becomes reformed

Sam Braden is the ultimate player, has never had a girlfriend and normally only spends one night with them. That all changed when he meets Faith Hayes who works for his brother. When Cole is off on his honeymoon these two begin dating and Sam becomes the perfect boyfriend. I love how the audio book really brings this story to life.

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  • Xiaguan
  • 24-03-21

Sugary sweet

Sam and Faith are a sugary sweet story. It is always fun to read when the rogue falls hard. Faith needs the rogue and Sam needs the strength.

The narrator is fabulous.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 21-12-20

Sam!

This is the third book in the Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Series. Sam and Faith's story is sweet, sexy, and beautiful. Faith is lovely, strong, and independent. Sam is a playboy, charming, caring, and supportive. I like his determinaton. I love the Bradens. BJ Harrison did a great job with the narration. This is one of my favorite stories in the Series.

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  • ajmeyer
  • 08-12-20

Sam & Faith

Sam Braden is attracted to Cole's medical assistant Faith Hayes. However, he is warned to stay away from her due to the fact he is a player. Faith Hayes has trust issues with men after being cheated on by a previous boyfriend. As Sam begins to show Faith that his past is not who he really his, she realizes there is a side to Sam that not many get to see. When Faith finally lets her guard down and gives Sam an honest chance, the sparks fly. Will Sam's past be too much for Faith to accept or can she put her trust in him to get their HEA?

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  • G C
  • 28-07-20

THE BEST!

I absolutely loved it! This is one of the best books I've read! The narration was outstanding and gives the story that extra flair! It will keep you entertained! The author did an amazing job with the character builds and plot. I have enjoyed every book in this series! I can't wait to read the next book! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Patti M.
  • 09-09-19

Fantastic narrator and author

As always Melissa Foster has written another great book about the Braden’s, this book is Sam’s story! Sam meets Faith at his brothers medical practice, everyone wants him to stay away from Faith because he hops from woman to woman and no one thinks he will stick with Faith, not only does he have to prove to her but his brother and her best friend too. Sam has his work cut out and Melissa knows how to spin a great story. I simply love how she pulls you into a story and keeps you engrossed in the story. I read the book first then was offered the audio version and let me just say listening to B.J. Harrison narrate, he was phenomenal. Didn’t want him to stop talking in my ear 😄. When ever I got to my destination I didn’t want to turn off the book, I wanted to keep listening to BJ’s voice. He just has a way with narration that keeps you listening. Melissa you know how to pick great narrators, I hope you keep BJ for future books as well. Go grab the eBook as well as the Audio version as well, you will love it. Thanks for letting me listen to the audio book, I really enjoyed it and look forward to hearing more of your books read by BJ Harrison. I highly recommend this audio book!!!

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  • SAMAAAY
  • 17-01-19

Braden’s Girl

As usual, Melissa Foster strikes again! I love the Love in Bloom series! Sam is what you would call a playboy...he has a bit of a reputation amongst the ladies, but one look at Faith has him changing instantly. Faith has moved on in her life after being hurt by a previous relationship, so she’s a bit warily when it comes to Sam, rightfully so. The attraction & connection between Sam & Faith is instantly there. I loved that their story didn’t involved a lot of drama or unnecessary obstacles, super sweet book. Narrator did an amazing job as usual. Would definitely recommend!

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  • Nanakay
  • 10-12-18

I want to be Braden’s girl!

Faith and Sam.... an unlikely combination. Faith has been burned by a former boyfriend and Sam is known as the town "player". His reputation is well earned but underneath all that "alpha-ness" is a tender heart that has also been bruised and battered.

Faith works for Sam's brother, Cole, and Sam has been warned that she is "hands off". Everyone thinks she is too sweet and innocent for a man like Sam. But Sam is determined to win her over in spite of hers and his friend's and family's objections. He has set his sights on Faith and is willing to become everything she needs him to be in order to show his love for her. Faith struggles to believe that Sam can change and she bounces back and forth in her mind as to whether he truly cares for her or is he just leading her on.

I love Melissa's books and I really enjoyed seeing Sam and Faith's relationship grow and blossom. It was not an easy road for either of them but in the end, it was worth the effort.

The narrator, BJ Harrison, does a great job and has a voice that is very easy to listen to. I would recommend either the print or the audio version without hesitation.

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  • JJB
  • 20-09-18

Wow

Wow....Sam is such a complex character. In Melissa's books usually the female makes the most changes, but in this book it's the male. I'm so happy about that. I like to see different angles that an author can take. Sam is a ladies man with a reputation to match his wild ways....thats until Faith turns him down for a date. It's not the first time it's happened to Sam, but it doesn't happen often. Sam reevaluated his life to be the man Faith needs. Even when friends and family aren't happy about the coupling, love wins out!
The audio of his book is just amazing. It gives you emotion and you feel like you are right there.

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  • Melissa Guerra
  • 20-08-18

Sweet

 I really enjoyed this audiobook very much. I could not put it down. River of Love starts off at Sam Bradens's brothers wedding reception. Sam locks eyes with Faith Haydes who works for Sam's brother Cole at his medical practice. Sam has had a thing for Faith ever since he saw her at the practice while visiting Cole. Faith will not give him the time of day because Sam has a reputation of sleeping with a new girl every day of the week. Sam doesnt do relationships. Now all of a sudden Sam really wants to be with Faith and wants to make it work. So he starts pursuing herm Sam and Faith have amazing chemistry. Sam now only has eyes for Faith and Faith is on the fence because she thinks he only wants one thing from her. Sam starts showing Faith a different side of himself. A more caring side. He explains to Faith to give him one chance. They both start falling in love immediately. They are perfect for each other. Faith still has doubts because she does not want to get cheated on like in the past. Sam does everything in his power to show Faith how serious he is about making their relationship work. I so throughly enjoyed this audiobook so much. 

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  • Debbie Nutt
  • 28-06-18

Love love love!

I was wondering when Sam would get snagged and faith turning him down at first was great. Following Sam through his journey to become the man he should be was fantastic and watching face regain her confidence and learn to trust again kept me on my toes