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River of Love

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 3
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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Summary

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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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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  • 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

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  • Virginia
  • 30-05-18

Fun Story!

What fun Melissa has given us. B. J. Harrison's narration was perfection!
Sam Braden was the owner of Rough Riders Rafting Company. He saw Faith in a bar. She worked in his brothers medical practice as a PA. He thought that he shouldn't be thinking of laying her down on the bar and having his was with her. He had been banging every woman that caught his eye, but Faith was what he really wanted. He went over to her and asked her to dance and she turned him down and went out the door. The next day Faith headed up a car wash to benefit a group called Women Against Cheaters and Sam showed up there. He took off his shirt and started helping. His body could make a blind girl weep! Faith refused to be a swoon for Sam Braden girl, then the battle was on!

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  • Mary Schuck
  • 02-05-18

Loved it!

This is an amazing story about how someone can change when they find true love. Sam has a reputation as a ladies man but before Faith it has never mattered. Faith has been hurt before and isn’t sure if she can trust Sam because of his reputation. The narrator does a wonderful job of making you believe their story. I had a hard time taking breaks and wanted to finish the story as soon as possible because it was so good.

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  • Susan D
  • 04-03-18

Loved It!

First, is the story. Sam, well known for his many women that he has been with, finally asks out Faith, his brother's physician assistant. She is recovering from a cheating ex, so is very careful, and so she tries very hard not to fall for him, but there are three positives about Sam. He is a hard worker, honest, and very determined to have Faith. From there, Melissa Foster, has written a wonderful story, as Sam tries to prove to not only Faith, but also to their families and friends that he can be trusted. Then, there is B.J. Harrison that narrates this book. He is one of the best. He does such an amazing job with this book. His voice and Melissa Foster's words are a winning pair.

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  • One Blessed Reader
  • 26-02-18

Love River of Love

River of Love had become one of my favorites!! Sam knows what he wants and won't stop until he gets it. Faith works for Sam's brother and loves her job helping others. Sam is always flirting with Faith even tho the flirting is not returned.
Sam finally wears Faith down and she agrees to go out with him. Sam is the perfect gentlemen and starts to change how Faith views him. These two make such a great couple. I just wish all the Braden men didn't have the reputation of having any woman they want and being with lots of women and having to work to shake that reputation. This book was great to listen to. The narrator keeps you engrossed in the story and makes you feel like you are right there with Sam and Faith.

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  • Kimberly Dawn
  • 26-12-17

One to keep you hooked...

River of Love is the third book in the The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series. This book is Sam and Faith’s story and can be read as a standalone; however, reading the others in the series will enhance the story enjoyment. Sam has a history of being a player but now is hooked on the one woman that wants nothing to do with him. Faith is recovering from a break-up that emotionally devastated her. As a result, she starts an online support group called WAC ‘Women Against Cheaters’. As they spend more time together, they each learn more about the other, and the attraction rises. This story is engaging and will keep you hooked. I enjoyed listening to this narrator, and definitely recommend this book.

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  • Dawn
  • 20-12-17

It gets better and better!

This book is about a person's ability to change in order to be worthy of someone's love and the other person's learning to trust enough to let love in.Sam's brother has warned him away from Faith, the physician's assistant that works in Cole's practice. He knows Sam is a huge player and doesn't want to see Faith hurt. Sam's attraction to Faith overcomes everything else and he wants to get to know her better. Unfortunately, Faith knows about his reputation, too.She's convinced he's a cheater.
When Sam shows up at an event to raise money for the group Faith has put together to help women who have been cheated on, his jumping in to help is the first chink in Faith's armor against Sam. He has lots more work to do to get close to her.
I absolutely loved that Sam was so determined and worked so hard to try to get Faith to give him a chance.
B.J. Harrison's narration is a smooth, melodious delivery that relaxes you from the first word and oozes romance.

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  • Denise M
  • 12-12-17

Journey Into Love

I received an audio ARC of River of Love: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 3 by Melissa Foster (Sam & Faith) in exchange for an honest review.

Faith is a dedicated, sweet, caring Physician's Assistant who works for Cole Braden in his medical practice. Cole feels protective of Faith and makes it clear that she is off limits to his womanizing brother Sam. So of course Sam can't seem to stay away. At first the challenge of forbidden fruit beckons Sam, but as you get to know him you realize Faith is more than a hook-up to him and wants her to give him a chance to prove he's more than his reputation.

Faith has founded an online support group Women Against Cheaters after being cheated on by her former boyfriend. She can't help but judge Sam by his well-earned reputation and sees Sam as exactly the kind of guy to steer clear of, but her attraction to him won't go away.

It was easy for me to put myself in Faith's place and ask myself all the same questions. How do you go anywhere locally and not wonder how many of the women you come across have already been with Sam? Would the green monster drive you crazy? Would it be worth the effort?

But this is Melissa Foster we're talking about and the depth of her characters make them real in every sense of the word. Why is Sam a playboy? Is it fair for Faith to look at most men as potential cheaters? Once Sam convinces Faith to go on one date, to do something with her he's never done with anyone else, the real Sam is beyond appealing. He works hard to show her not to judge a book by its cover. As the layers of each character are revealed you find yourself rooting for Sam and Faith and the absolute sweetness of their relationship! I absolutely loved their story, enough to read it again as soon as it ended!

Sam redeems himself in so many ways and the patience and love and thoughtfulness make him a total swoon worthy hero in every sense of the word! A Must Read!

I love audio books and B.J. Harrison does an exceptional job again! His ability to make you forget it's his voice and not the character's is nothing less than astonishing. He easily switches characters seamlessly and even when a character is thinking something, you know whose thoughts they are. It's amazing to me that he does such a wonderful job you don't need a male and female narrator - he can do it all!