Monday, April 7, 2014

Stroke of Love Review...

Stroke of Love
The Remington’s Series Book Two
By: Melissa Foster

Kate Parello runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn’t felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.

Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what’s missing in his life, not to find a woman.

Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate’s misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way—even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world—and love her to the ends of the earth.


Reviewed by Erycka:

Each time I sit down to read a new book, I look forward to getting lost in the pictures painted by words. This book took me to Belize, a country I’ve never been to, but would love to visit.

Kate is a twenty-seven year old single woman that has dedicated her life to serving with AIA. Her current assignment has her in a remote town of Punta Palacia in Belize. It’s hot, sticky, has limited internet, and is far from the white sand beaches of the resort areas of the country. On top of the less than savory conditions, Kate has to deal with celebrity volunteers that really have no interest in actually volunteering. That is until Sage Remington shows up.

Sage Remington, a sexy, passionate, compassionate artist from NYC needed more in his life. He’d written plenty of large checks for a variety of charities, but it wasn’t enough. He wanted to do more, he craved doing more. This craving brought him to the remote town of Punta Palacia. He didn’t know what his trip would bring; he just knew he needed to give back.

The attraction between Kate and Sage is palpable. Each of them stirred in ways they haven’t in years. Sage had given his life to his career as an artist and because of this, he’d lost several relationships. Kate had little experience with men. But had sworn men off all men just the same.

This story is about love, learning to trust the unknown, giving back, and sacrificing. The beautiful backdrop of the jungle and Undiscovered helped create a perfect setting for two people to fall in love. This was a fun, easy read. The overall concept was different from any I’ve read in the past and I found that to be refreshing.

4.5 stars

"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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