Game of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 1)

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THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster.

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she's been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the...

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Overview

THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster.

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she's been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the United States. He's handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he's not sure he'll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run-and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge, or are they destined to be apart forever?

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Editorial Reviews

Bestselling Author (on Love in Bloom: The Bradens) - Keri Nola
"Contemporary romance at its hottest. Each Braden sibling left me craving the next. Sensual, sexy, and satisfying, the Braden series is a captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life." --
Bestselling Author - Amy Manemann
"[The Remingtons] Sweet, sexy, and sensual."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780991046850
  • Publisher: World Literary Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 942,258
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose

"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"--Author Jennie Shortridge
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  • Posted March 23, 2014

    Another great read courtesy of Melissa Foster! When I was first

    Another great read courtesy of Melissa Foster!

    When I was first introduced to Dex Remington I just knew he was going to be a character that I would love.  Handsome, reserved, nerdy, handsome!!!  I love that each installment of the Love in Bloom series gives us more insight and makes us love the families more and more!

    Ellie’s backstory spoke volumes to me. Ms. Foster did not hold much back and I appreciate that. Life can be rough – it is not always sunshine and roses. Bad things happen to great people and our childhood shapes so much of our adult lives.  Ellie has to face her past and choose to love herself before she can love anyone else.

    In love stories, we are so used to the male character being the one to do the leaving. Reading it from a different perspective made for a great story line!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2014

    I enjoyed the story the characters has a profound message.

    I enjoyed the story the characters has a profound message.

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

    AWESOME

    I found this series when I got the first book free, and I had to have them all. Loved this story and the families!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    REDUNDANT.

    I could only read about a 100 pages. So dull and REDUNDANT. So MUCH narrative, UGH! Way TOO much self deprecation from the protagonists. PLEASE, authors, don't inundate us with so much information about secondary characters (for up in coming series) when we just want to read through this romance first! It's two pages of narrative before the hero answers a simple yes or no question from the heroine. I'd forgotten the question! Forgotten what they were talking about and almost dosed off. How the h*** did this book get such a high rating? Won't be reading more of this series.

    S.A.K.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Great

    Loved it a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

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    Good book!!

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    This is not my first Melissa Foster book. I¿ve read quite a few

    This is not my first Melissa Foster book. I’ve read quite a few – she’s quite a prolific romance writer.
     Because of that, I try to take a different approach to each reading. I leave behind every past reading
    and start like I’ve never read a romance before.
    It’s what you have to do – act like you want to be in love and then start reading.

    From that aspect I met Siena Remington and Cash Ryder {Yes – THAT name! immediate name crush}.
    Right away I am in trouble. Cash is not the one you want to crush on – he’s a bad boy firefighter.
    He might save you from the flames of a fire, but then who’s gonna save you from the flames of your
    heart?

    Anyhow – I’m sooo getting ahead of myself. Siena is beautiful, accomplished AND a Remington.
    Do you know of the Remington’s? Then you are new to Melissa Foster – you’re in for some good
    reading.
    Ironically, it is not a fire from which Cash saves Sienna – exactly. I would tell you how he saves her,
    but why give away too much of the book?

    Here’s a little more – have you ever had those friends that you wanna tell to get it together already?
    They seem kind of blind to their own intense togetherness? These two are those kind. While they are
    fighting against their own past issues, they are fighting against what’s right in front of them, and the
    flames are growing out of control.

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  • Posted April 10, 2014

    Oh, Dex. Just when you think that Melissa Foster can¿t create an

    Oh, Dex. Just when you think that Melissa Foster can’t create another sexy male for her stories, she brings us Dex Remington. Super sexy, intelligent, and a total sweetheart – Dex is the real deal.

    Dex and Ellie get their second chance in this emotional love story. Growing up, Ellie didn’t have it easy and took comfort in her friend, Dex. Although, nothing happened when they were younger, Dex always held out hope. Dex…damn, what a great guy. Melissa Foster does it yet again! She has created a group of heroes that we can’t help but fall in love with.

    Ellie is a runner, literally. She hasn’t ever stuck around to see anything through, so will she allow herself to be happy and to follow her heart this time? Don’t miss this witty addition to the Remington family series and I can’t wait to read Sage’s story next! We see more of the Remington’s in this story and I’m looking forward to seeing what is in store for us in the next few books.

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  • Posted April 10, 2014

    Well, this is our second Remington (but the first actual book fr

    Well, this is our second Remington (but the first actual book from the Remington side. Jack was the first Remington and we met him in one of the Braden books.) I have to admit, I don’t find Dex as hot and steamy as my Braden boys (I really do love those men) but Dex was still hot in the tattooed “bad boy” look (although he is not a “bad boy”).

    Regardless of me missing the hot and steamy factor, I still loved this book.

    I felt that out of all of the female characters we have met, I could relate to Ellie so easily. She really is just someone that you fall in love with.

    I felt a lot of time the female characters in previous books were flighty and dramatic and wanted to run from the relationship for some reason or another. I didn’t feel this way with Ellie. I felt I connected with her.

    And I have to admit – this one made me cry!

    I felt all kinds of emotions with this one – happiness, anger, pride, love, compassion. A fabulous read that I recommend!

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  • Posted April 9, 2014

    The first in the Remington series is definitely heart warming. D

    The first in the Remington series is definitely heart warming. Dex Remington and Ellie Parker have been friends since they met, but just friends. Enough so that Ellie used to sneak into Dex's window at night and just sleep beside him. Ellie was a foster child and never really felt sure about herself or anyone else-she had a habit of running away when things got too rough. She had already broken Dex's heart twice--once when she was sent to a different foster home and then again 4 years after that when she ran because she didn't think she was good enough for him.

    When Ellie is again in running mode she heads back to New York and by chance bumps into Dex in a bar the first night she arrives. Dex is both happy and scared to death-she has broken his heart twice already. When she shows up at his door hours later of course he lets her in. It is so sad how both of them are so scared of being hurt again.

    Do you believe in fate? Will these two ever truly get it together and live happily ever after? Will Dex's newest "game" be a success? Will Ellie find her dream teaching job? Am I being a tease? Read this 5 star book for yourself and maybe like me you will say awww at the end.

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  • Posted April 7, 2014

    First things first, this review is long overdue. I was in vacati

    First things first, this review is long overdue. I was in vacation-mode, and a little bit under the weather. Sorry.




    Allow me to start my review by asking: where can I find these men Melissa Foster has been writing about? First the Bradens, now the Remingtons! If you think you have seen the best men Ms. Foster has to offer when you read the Bradens series, it was only the tip of the iceberg.




    I think my heart just dilated a bit, because I couldn’t allow Dex not to be in it!




    Dex Remington is a gamer. He makes video games for a living, but he doesn’t really encourage people to make it their priorities. Instead, he still thinks education is important, and despite the huge promises of sales from his video games, he still wants children to have a life off the computer. He’s sensitive, loyal to a fault, and when he loves, awww, he loves with every thread of his being. That’s why when Ellie Parker, his best friend, left without a word four years ago leaving his heart broken and tattered into pieces. Now she was back in his life – will his love be enough to make her stay? Or will he constantly watch the door, paranoid that she might bail on him again?




    "I can’t be another pit stop. I won’t be another pit stop."




    Ellie Parker is a runner. She is a product of the system, and knew how tough life can be. She had sampled it, it was bitter, good thing she had someone to run to when things get a little out of hand. Dex Remington’s window is always open for her. His arms would be ready to welcome her. He was her safety, her comfort. He was too good for her. She had nothing to offer, so instead of staying, she had to go. But a sudden twist of fate had brought them back together, and this time she would do everything to glue her feet on the ground. She was done running. Now, how to make him believe her?



    I adore these two characters. Usually, I’m not into sensitive guys, I think their lame. But not Dex, despite his sensitive, he still oozes with confidence that I didn’t dare question his manliness. I understand that he was hurt, and he just wanted to protect his heart. It was just heartbreaking to see him paranoid and waiting for Ellie to break her word and run. As for Ellie, GIRL: HOW CAN YOU LEAVE HIM? He is perfect for you! They were perfect for each other. They didn’t need words to converse, they understood each other in silence. They were each other’s comfort and strength. Crossing my fingers, I was hoping Ellie wouldn’t run away again. Dex has been through enough. Ellie is a very strong girl, strong enough to rise from everything she had underwent through the system. She strived, and wished to make a difference to kids who are in the same situation as she was before.



    Melissa Foster always gives me the unexpected. I know I would love the characters, I just know I would feel pain, and maybe cry a little, and I always know I will fall in love, but there would always be something new, there would always be something unexpected that will throw me off guard and my jaws would widen in surprise.




    This time, the big surprise was the father. I was ready to hate him. After all the things he did to Dex, I was prepared for lashing it out on him. Imagine my surprise when he turned out to be different. He was a general, it was expected that he comes a bit strong, but what he did secretly for Dex – I didn’t really see it coming.




    His family, just like the Bradens, were completely diversified. If the Bradens lost their mother in an early age, the Remingtons had a wonderful, outgoing mother who babied her children despite their age, and a stern father who taught them how to be tough. Their mother had taught them love, and showed them how much to cover for their father’s inability to show his emotions. But despite this fact, their father had loved them and shows it in a different manner that will touch your hearts as well. I look forward for more Remingtons, and excited to read Sage’s story as well!   

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  • Posted April 6, 2014

    Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In

    Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.
     Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.




     A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?




    My Review:




    The Remington Family is absolutely amazing.   This series starts with Dex and Ellie.  Dex is a dream guy.  Although his heart has been broken by the same girl not once but twice, he is still willing to put his heart on the line and let Ellie back into his life.  That is what I call true love.  Dex is not a pushover though, he knows that he is taking a risk and does not let Ellie walk all over him.  He won’t let her run, as is her past history, and he pushes her to talk to him, tell him the truth. 




    Ellie is a rough cookie.  She has had a tough background, being in foster home after foster home and having to move often.   Not to mention the things she saw and dealt with while in those homes.  Running has always been her go to escape.   When Dex calls her out on her disappearing she knows that she has to stay and fight for the man she loves, has loved since she was twelve years old.  I was cheering for her and her relationship with Dex to work from the very first page.




    Melissa Foster has written another book that I could not possibly stop reading.   Some of the characters in this book are familiar from the Snow Sister’s and the Braden’s series, which I loved.  Game of Love can be read as part of a series or as a standalone book.   I highly recommend this entire series, including this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    I've read a lot of Melissa Foster -- l Loved the Bradens and now

    I've read a lot of Melissa Foster -- l Loved the Bradens and now can't wait to get to know more of the Remingtons. One thing I like about Melissa Foster's characters (men especially) is that they're well established in their lives and not too young for us older readers. Thank you Melissa Foster for writing this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Loved it!

    Melissa Foster has quickly become my second favorite current author. I thoroughly enjoyed the Bradens' series and now I am hooked on the Remingtons'.

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    Despite the very hot, smoldering tattooed guy on the cover who I

    Despite the very hot, smoldering tattooed guy on the cover who I was happy to stare at, when I began Game of Love I was unsure whether I would connect with the characters, particularly Ellie.
    Melissa Foster is frank with the reader about the past Dex and Ellie share; that after she left without a goodbye four years ago Dex has kept his heart guarded. I adored the fact that at the moment he sees Ellie again it is Dex, the company CEO and millionaire, who is weakened and the reader watches his world stop.
    However, it is not until Melissa Foster begins to crumble Ellie's walls that she becomes an easier character to understand, and Regina helps with this process. Although I felt uncomfortable at times with Ellie's admissions, thinking perhaps the extent to which they went unnecessary, it was valuable to see the interaction between Ellie, Dex and his parents.
    Game of Love catches up with The Remington family; one sister and four brothers, and I am really going to enjoy continuing this series.
    This novel has solid characters, both main and secondary ones, and a strong contemporary romance plot which will please all fans of the genre.

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    Ellie gripped my heart strings from the get go. Her life mirrors

    Ellie gripped my heart strings from the get go. Her life mirrors many of the lives of the students I work with on a daily basis. I’d like to imagine that everyone comes from a perfect home, but I know it isn’t true. Seeing Ellie fight off her demons and find Dex time and time again made my day.

    Dex is a hottie! Tattooed, smart, handsome, sensitive, and caring…what more could a girl want? Growing up, Ellie leaned on Dex to be her rock, her one stable point in a tumultuous young life. Dex is attempting to make the ultimate leap—right out of the friend zone! Grab a copy for yourself and cheer him on as he attempts the impossible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Great book!!

    Was amazing, I could'nt put it down!!

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  • Posted March 22, 2014

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    Romance is not my usual genre, but as with all her books they ha

    Romance is not my usual genre, but as with all her books they have a way of whisking you away. Then before you know it you are lost within the characters of the book.

    Speaking of characters, one of the unique qualities that you will find in any of the books is that you become connected to the characters. Each one has a personality that reminds you of someone in your life. These kinds of connections is what keeps you immersed within the pages. For example, Ellie struggling with trust issues. Who hasn’t done that, this is further driven by her upbringing. Bringing characters, like Ellie to life, is what makes these books beyond good.

    There are many feelings that you will encounter while reading Game Of Love. I myself, found frustration, love, being happy, sad, etc. Once you begin following this series, you will certainly want to read each novel for new relationships, new insights, and lots of loving entertainment.

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  • Posted March 20, 2014

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    A lot of men don¿t think about their heart like Dex Remington do

    A lot of men don’t think about their heart like Dex Remington does, and that’s what makes him such a unique character in my eyes. He has always been protective over who he lets in and has always had deep feelings anc connections towards Ellie Parker. It is not every day that you find a character who is still pining after his love of forever ago. Ellie is the type that has always been shy and has gotten away when things get too close or tough for her to handle. She just can’t seem to let anyone, even Dex, inside her world. It has been a long four years since Dex let Ellie know exactly how he felt and he has pined after her ever since. When he runs into her at a bar later down the road, he is shocked and can’t believe that he is looking at the same girl. She looks like she has the whole world on her shoulders by the look on her face, but he just can’t seem to stay away.

    Ellie’s life in New York was one where she just wanted to find herself and get away from everyhing that she knew back home. She wanted nothing to do with her memories or people that she knew that were back in Maryland. They haunted her still but she was making the most of her new life. When Ellie and Dex run into each other in her beginnings of a new start, you begin to root that maybe they will finally get together this time. Maybe she will finally let Dex make her happy and she will let him inside. In the back of your mind, as a reader, you just have the inkling that she is going to run like always and that kind of broke my heart. Dex was so genuine in his feelings and wanting to be with her. Why would she want to run from something like that?

    Ellie had always carried the burden of feeling that she was different and not good enough because she was raised in foster care. All she needed to realize was that Dex did not care. He wanted her as she was and where she came from. She didn’t have to be anything different or pretend. I loved that the author played a lot on the emotions that Ellie was feeling because of the way her younger life was before. It made her relatable and you could understand somewhat why she wouldn’t want to get close to anyone, even Dex. All I wanted as a reader was for Ellie to be happy and for Dex and her to get together so that she could be happy and finally live a little without having fear of what was to come next. Melissa Foster is one of my favorite authors ever and if you have never read a single thing by her, you are missing out! This is a must read.

    Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through Beck Valley Book Tours in exchange for my opinion. All thoughts are my own.

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  • Posted March 19, 2014

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    Review: Love in Bloom: The Remingtons #1: Game of Love

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Game of Love by Melissa Foster is the first book in The Remingtons and the tenth book in the encompassing Love In Bloom series.

    It is such a refreshing change to have the girl break the guys heart and run off into the night. Normally it's studly alpha-male leaves distressed broken damsel only to later return having suddenly realized his mistake years later. Well, not this story. Game of love takes that and flips it on it's head!

    There was a lot of back and forth between the characters that had me quite frustrated at times, especially with Ellie and her insecurities. Hot HOT Dex and his tattooed self is worth the frustration over Ellie. Another enjoyable romance from Melissa Foster.

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