The Bradens

19 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

Lovers at Heart 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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  • Book 1

    • Lovers at Heart

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 1
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We all need a Treat in our lives

    • By katiemay on 10-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • Destined for Love

    • Love in Bloom, Volume 5 (The Bradens, Book 2)
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Rex Braden is wealthy, hard-working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over 40 years, moves back into town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rex and Jade smoking hot!!

    • By Debra McDonald on 21-02-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • Friendship on Fire

    • Love in Bloom, Book 6
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered. Josh and Riley's friendship heats up. Every steamy kiss and every erotic caress stirs a love they cannot deny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Friends to lovers

    • By Debra McDonald on 16-03-17

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 4

    • Sea of Love

    • Love in Bloom, Book 7
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lacy Snow wasn't looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three, darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living - and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not all sharks are bad.

    • By katiemay on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 5

    • Bursting with Love

    • Love in Bloom, Book 8; The Bradens, Book 5
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    After having her heart broken by a country music star, Savannah Braden has sworn off men. She takes a break from her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for a weekend at a survivor camp to rebuild her confidence and readjust her priorities. But when she meets the handsome guide, Jack Remington, she's drawn to everything about him - from his powerful physique to his brooding stare - despite the big chip on his shoulder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong Savannah meets her match

    • By Debra McDonald on 21-05-17

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 6

    • Hearts at Play

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 6
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The last thing Capital Series Grand Prix racer Hugh Braden wants after dating media-hungry leggy models and money-hungry fan girls is a blind date. But how could he turn down a favor to one of his best friends? Hugh expected the date to go poorly, but he didn't expect to be intensely attracted to the beautiful brown-eyed bartender who completely blows him off - and steals his every thought thereafter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No frogs to kiss

    • By katiemay on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 7

    • Taken by Love

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again - but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her - and the man she's never forgotten.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 8

    • Fated for Love

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 9

    • Romancing My Love

    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he's spent his life protecting those he loves. He's used to being in charge and making things right, and although he'd give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable - until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 10

    • Flirting with Love

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book Ten
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Elisabeth Nash has spent years dreaming of returning to the small town of Trusty, Colorado, where she spent summers with her favorite aunt. When she inherits her aunt's farmette, she closes her Los Angeles pet bakery and pampering business, sure that life in Trusty will be as peaceful and as welcoming as she remembers. But being an outsider in the close-knit town proves to be very different from the happy summers she remembers from her childhood - and falling for Trusty's hot, wealthy, and sinfully irresistible veterinarian, Ross Braden, sends the rumor mill into a frenzy.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 11

    • Dreaming of Love: Emily Braden

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 5
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In Dreaming of Love, Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does - with the exception of finding true love. She's watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn't have. Dae Bray doesn't do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 12

    • Crashing into Love: Jake Braden

    • Love in Bloom: Bradens at Trusty, Book 6
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Fiona Steele has a great career, strong friendships, and a loving family. To an outsider, her life appears happy and fulfilling. But the one thing that's missing is true love, and the only man Fiona wants is the one she can't have, sinfully handsome and seductively intense Jake Braden - the man whose heart she broke, which she has regretted ever since.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 12.5

    • Daring Her Love

    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Kat Martin knows what she wants in a man - someone stable and adoring, definitely not the type of guy who sleeps around. After all, Kat rarely does the wrong thing - until she meets seductively enticing Eric James, and suddenly wrong has never felt so right. When it comes to his career, race-car driver Eric James is intense, obsessive, and passionate, but when it comes to sex, there's only one kind - daring, unbridled, and no-strings-attached.

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 13

    • Healed by Love: Nate Braden

    • Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 1
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Healed by Love, Nate Braden has loved his best friend's younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he's always kept his feelings at bay. Now he's back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer 16 years old - but there's an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn't make it out alive.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 14

    • Surrender My Love

    • The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 2
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Annalise "Leesa" Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush - and within 24 hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 15

    • River of Love

    • The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 3
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Player becomes reformed

    • By Debra McDonald on 05-12-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 16

    • Crushing on Love

    • The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 4
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Steve Johnson is living his life's passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control - after all, she's only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn't do casual affairs.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 17

    • Whisper of Love: Tempest Braden

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 5
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster comes a new sexy romance, Whisper of Love, in which Tempest Braden, a music therapist, meets Nash Morgan, a reclusive artist, and single father, with a secret past.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 18

    • Thrill of Love

    • Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 6
    • By: Melissa Foster
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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.

    Regular price: £18.79