Monday, January 13, 2014

Friendship on Fire Review...

Friendship on Fire
The Bradens Series Book Three
By: Melissa Foster


Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break—working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and—just maybe—explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when.

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. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley’s mentor accuses her of stealing the design.  
Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry—and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.

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This book was a bit of a struggle for me.  It started out at a fast pace, then slowed down, and finally picked up again.  While it is technically book 6 in the Love in Bloom Series it is only book 3 in The Braden's series but it is also a stand alone book.

This book follows Josh and Riley through their struggle in finding love together.  There was intrigue and hope.  There is longing and desire and even some heated passion.  This book had a little bit of everything, including mystery.

It is extremely well written and I will definitely have to look into the rest of the books in the Love in Bloom Series.  I did feel like like I was missing small things through out this book that I could find out in previous books.  I would definitely recommend this book to friends but I would suggest they start at the beginning.

RATING:  4 stars out of 5
"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge
"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This  is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked."  International bestseller, M.J. Rose 

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

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