Sea of Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book Four)

Sea of Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book Four)

by Melissa Foster

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BN ID: 2940149023615
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 12/04/2013
Series: Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Weston, CO Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 27,512
File size: 545 KB

About the 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.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.
"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" - New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
"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." New York Times Bestseller M.J. Rose
"?With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner?

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely?

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Sea of Love (The Bradens, Book Four: Love in Bloom, Book #7) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
DebsyN More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Fell in love with the families in the first book and had to read all of them. Great story!
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 4 Narration 4 Story: 4 Lacy and Dane first met 15 months ago at her sister’s wedding: but distance and careers kept them apart. They’ve managed to keep in touch via telephone, Skype and email: but each loves the job they have, and neither is particularly ready for a full-on relationship. Lacy is working in her dream job: marketing and promotion, and she’s completely comfortable doing just that. Sure, she’s attracted to Dane, and she does dream of him, not to mention being totally turned on, but his job (and his commitment to it) scare her to death. Dane makes his living tagging sharks and educating people about them. He’s obsessed with sharks and probably has more than a mild streak of adrenaline junkie. He doesn’t know of Lacy’s bone-deep fear of sharks, or her concerns about a relationship with a man who not only won’t put her first as he works all the time, but works around such danger. These two are cute together – and Lacy’s certainly got plenty to decide on: is it worth her effort to get attached to a man who works with the thing that scares her most – especially when he’s ALWAYS working? And what about that – is he running away from potential commitments, finding it easier to hide out with the man eaters? Oh Dane does appear to truly enjoy Lacy, and he cares for her – but he’s got a streak of spoilt and isn’t willing to discuss compromise. But neither can forget the electric connection, the steam that rises between them in every interaction – and what steam it is. With plenty of moments from other characters, including plenty of sisterly advice, the two do manage to both open up and be honest, and just maybe Lacy can overcome some of her fear, just as Dane is willing to open up to the possibility of being hurt by love. Narration for this story is provided by B.J. Harrison, and while his performance was adept and acceptable, my ears and heart yearn for some dual narrative performances for this series, adding that palpable touch of feminine energy that Lacy so required and deserved. His performance of Dane and the other males in the cast felt natural, but there was a clear element missing with the women: it wasn’t for a lack of tone / pitch /delivery changes but a sense of energy that was less male, more feminine and softer, more an iron fist in velvet glove feel than I got here. Each of these stories works alone, and while previous characters appear and influence the story, the listener is provided with enough information to understand the relationship in the moment, and becomes a treat for listeners familiar with their stories as they are allowed a moment to continue their own stories. The Braden men are solidly good guys – even when they misstep, and are sure to be favorites of many. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the producer for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
ysar More than 1 year ago
Dane Braden wasn't looking for anything serious, but in the fifteen months since he last saw Lacy Snow, she's somehow become a huge part of his life. But Skype and Facetime are nothing compared to what he feels when he finally lays eyes on her again. Lacy Snow knows better than to get involved with a man who makes a living — and makes his home — in a boat traveling around the world. But something about Dane grabs ahold of her, and when they're finally in the same place, there's no way they can deny their attraction. But what he does for a living is everything she fears, and falling in love doesn't necessarily make their lives any more compatible. TheVerdict: I absolutely loved Lacy. She's outgoing and sweet and fun — and even when things got all kinds of angsty, I understood every decision she made. To be honest, I didn't expect to like Dane very much. After learning a little about him in the earlier books, I just couldn't see how he was going to convince me that he was worth Lacy. But his internal conflict, his initially not being able to name or understand what he was feeling… Well, seeing everything from his perspective had me falling in love with him right alongside Lacy. While all the characters and stories in this series are very different from each other (and individually wonderful), this one really stood out to me. Maybe it's that Dane is a flawed guy who doesn't instantly better himself, but rather takes a bit of time to come to terms with both what he wants and who he wants to be. Or maybe it was the whole anxiety thing that sneaked up on Lacy — it should have irked me, given my usual aversion to fictional issues like that, but she ended up making perfect sense to me. And of course, there was the romance. These two took a hell of a long time to get their heads straight — kinda reminded me of Treat and Max with their whole self-sacrificing bit — but if ever there were a couple that belonged together! Their chemistry was off the charts, and the connection they shared was so believable that I was right in the middle of the angst-fest with them. Good thing Melissa Foster always delivers a happily ever after!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommended. Put in your beach bag.
RIshma More than 1 year ago
Another great book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but wish it had ended different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I've finished and started re-reading immediately. I love the story and the characters, and I cant' wait to read it again! This is the third book I've read in this series, and I've throughly enjoyed them all. I have the next one waiting for me, and I'm anxious to get started. I'll be going back to get the rest of the series, as well. I'm totally hooked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the challenges blocking their love. But love wins
RenWar More than 1 year ago
The Braden saga continues with Dane Branden taking the plunge. Dane and Lacy have only actually seen each other once in the past 15 months. Their attraction was immediate and strong but their careers drove them in different directions and kept them apart, physically, for over a year. Theirs is a story of learning to overcome fears. They’re both young and idealistic, determined to follow the path they have set for their lives. They’d met at Lacy’s sister’s wedding 15 months earlier and were wildly attracted to each other but did not have the time or opportunity to explore their feelings. They have been communicating with SKYPE and phone calls all this time and now Dane’s brother, Treat, is getting married and they have both arranged to take the time to get to know each other and see where it all goes. Dane’s love of the ocean, and sharks, is his life and his livelihood. He has always used this as an excuse to never commit to anyone. He spends 98% of his life on the water, even living on his boat. No ties. He has avoided commitment ever since the loss of his mother as a young boy. Watching the pain his father has endured every minute since his mother passed has made him think that loving someone that much is not for him. His career also poses a huge problem for Lacy, who was attacked by a shark at a young age and bears the scars, inside and out. She is afraid Dane will not want anything more to do with her if he finds out she is deathly afraid of sharks. Not to mention that she is just starting to make a name for herself in her chosen field of marketing and she doesn’t want to give up all the ground she has gained in the industry to travel the world’s oceans, even if it is with the sexiest man she has ever known. The journey these two must make to conquer their fears is the crux of this story and I found it very moving. It makes you stop and think about your own fears, what would you do to get over them, to move forward with your life, and to have the happiness that is right in front of you, but just out of reach?
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CassandraNZ More than 1 year ago
Sea of Love is book #7 in the Love in Bloom series and is book #4 in the Bradens at Weston. CO series but can be read as a standalone. Dane Braden is the founder of Brave Foundation and tags sharks for a living and chooses to go it alone because of the danger of his life’s work. He travels around the world from port to port with women in every one. But that begins to change after meeting Lacy Snow at a wedding. Lucy Snow couldn’t avoid the full body tingle his gorgeous, sexy Dane Braden evoked in her but there is a major issue. As a child Lacy was attacked by a shark with the scars to prove it. Can she get past Dane’s career? After a very long fifteen months of steamy phone calls, Skype Flirty emails and texts, they finally reunite at his brother’s wedding and thing heat up immediately but they are soon forced to face their deepest fears. Can a woman terrified of sharks be with a man who puts his life on the line on a daily basis with the objects she fears most? **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Rating: 4.5 Stars Finally after FIFTEEN months of connecting online, Lacy Snow and Dane Braden are about to meet again. It’s exciting, exhilarating, and the sexual tension is stronger than the adrenaline rush Dane has when he’s off tagging sharks. They are about to see each other face to face and see if their connection extends to more than online. There’s a problem though – Lacy is afraid of SHARKS. She is more than terrified and she’s not sure if the attraction is strong enough to overcome her phobia. "A guy like Dane doesn’t need to deal with a girl who’s afraid of the one thing he deals with everyday." So despite the chemistry, the intense attraction and compatibility – Lacy ran off. Good thing Dane Braden doesn’t give up easily. He found a way to win her back and to make her realize that swimming, and even tagging with the sharks is not as dangerous compare to driving on the streets. Can he convince her to face her deepest darkest fears to be with him? I am once again in love with a Braden – this time, it’s with Dane, the (ahem) ‘BIGGER’ brother. This sexy, handsome and dare-devil shark tagger just earned a space in my heart. What is it with Braden men that make them all irresistible?? Dane might be a lady’s man in the past, but after meeting Lacy, and just connecting with her through the internet, something has changed. Like his brothers, he’s totally put himself out of the market. But first, he needs to prove to her that his past remains where it should be, the PAST. I LOVE HIM because he’s affectionate and he’s not shy to show his emotions. His eyes may glisten a little or some tears might have fall – but it didn’t make him less a man. As for Lacy, I understand her reluctance in being honest with her fears. I just hoped that she was honest with him from the start to save both of them the heartaches. I was just glad about her realizations in the end of the novel. Once again, we met the Bradens clan, and not to mention the Snow sisters. They have showed how family stick to each other through thick or thin. Their much needed support, and words of wisdom had helped our love birds find their way into each other’s arms. I have always admired their relationship with each other. It doesn’t matter when their old, or when they are continents apart, they are always ready to lend help when it is needed. Now, I can’t wait until Savannah’s. Again, Melissa Foster had me hooked with this amazing tale of love, friendship and family. You don’t want to miss this series!! It’s a must-read! ¿ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.¿
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BookWormAndMore More than 1 year ago
Sea of Love is the seventh book in the Love in Bloom series, and the fourth installment of the Bradens. If you have read the other books in this series, you might recall Lacy (Danica and Kaylie's sister) and Dane (one of the Braden brothers). Don't worry though if you haven't read any of these books. Sea of Love can be read as a stand alone book. I love this series, and recommend that you read all of the books. Melissa Foster has done it again with Sea of Love. She has written another book that speaks to the heart. She will have you on an emotional rollercoaster. Her characters just seem to come alive on the page. I don't know what it is about her writing but every book that I've read seems to speak to me. There always seems to be some life lesson for me. It may just be a way for me to handle things differently, or a different perspective. I've gone through similar life experiences as some of the characters, and this book like her other books lets me see things from both sides. You will fall in love with Lacy and Dane. Lacy actually reminds me of my step sister. I've never really been close to her. I've always seen her as part of the other family. This story helped me see things from her perspective and realize that she probably has trust issues, too. The setting is wonderful and the best thing is that you will be able to picture everything in your mind. It will seem like you are really there. This book is a perfect fit for the series. I give this book 5 stars. I'm sure this book will speak to everyone on some level. However you must be aware that there are sexually explicit scenes in this book, and it is not appropriate for all ages. I received a free copy of this book from Beck Valley Books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seemed a little long and drawn out. I skipped through a few pages. Overall, it was ok....will continue with the series. Love those Braeden's
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Sea of Love by Melissa Foster is the 7th book in her Love in Bloom series, and the 4th for The Bradens. This series is so much fun, and very steamy, with a fantastic family to enjoy. I love starting a new book in this series, wondering if Melissa can keep it up, and continue to get us hooked into another Braden brother. I am happy to say Melissa has created another wonderful romance that sizzles from the start. Sea of Love belongs to Dane Braden and Lacy Snow, whom we met in Sisters in White. 15 months have passed since Danica and Kaylie’s weddings, and when Lacy became attracted to Dane. They have not seen each other in this period, but they texted each other every day. Finally at Treat and Max’s wedding, Dane and Lacy finally come face to face and what follows is hot hot, steamy affair, making up for their lost 15 months. Both know pretty quickly that they have strong feelings for each other, but Dane has always been a womanizer and Lacy is working hard to get a big promotion on her job. Needless to say this and other issues keep this relationship on the brink, even though they are so great together. A major stumbling block is Lacy’s fear of sharks, since as a child she was hurt and bears a scar. Of course, Dane is a Shark tagger, which is his life blood, as he runs the Brave Foundation that works to save sharks, and he is always traveling. Despite these things, they are very much in love, and just when you think they will finally get past their issues, something else happens to put another kink in their relationship. What I loved about this book was that we got to spend a lot of time with Danica and Kaylie Snow again, and it was fun to see the three sisters together helping one another. We know the Bradens are always there for each other, so it was nice to see more of the Snow sisters. Do Dane and Lacy get past their issues and cement their relationship? You need to read this book to find out. Melissa Foster once again has given us another wonderful steamy contemporary romance at its best, with a fabulous couple. I am though, very very excited that Savannah Braden will have her story next in Bursting with Love.