Game of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 1) Contemporary Romance [NOOK Book]

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The Remingtons are the third installment of the Love in Bloom Series, joining the Snow Sisters & The Bradens (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES of 2013 by Supportive Business) Moms, UK

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

"[The Remingtons] Sweet, sexy, and sensual." ...
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Game of Love (Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 1) Contemporary Romance

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Overview

The Remingtons are the third installment of the Love in Bloom Series, joining the Snow Sisters & The Bradens (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES of 2013 by Supportive Business) Moms, UK

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

"[The Remingtons] Sweet, sexy, and sensual." Bestselling author Amy Manemann
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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. This 5-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, & The Remingtons)

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?

**BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Stroke of Love, The Remingtons, Book Two.


Read the full LOVE IN BLOOM series:

SNOW SISTERS
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White

THE BRADENS
Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

THE REMINGTONS
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage) - Releasing March 10, 2014
Flames of Love (Siena) - Releasing March 31, 2014
Slope of Love (Rush) - Releasing April 21, 2014
Read, Write, Love (Kurt) - Releasing May 12, 2014
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Editorial Reviews

Bestselling Author - Amy Manemann
"[The Remingtons] Sweet, sexy, and sensual."
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." --
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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 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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  • Posted February 19, 2014

    Yet another great book from Melissa Foster! Heartwarming, sweet

    Yet another great book from Melissa Foster! Heartwarming, sweet and sexy all at the same time. You will fall in love with the Remingtons and want to go the other books about the Bradens and the Snow sisters for sure! Well worth the read!

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    Posted June 27, 2014

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