Surrender My Love (Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Series)

Surrender My Love (Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Series)

by Melissa Foster

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BN ID: 2940151160537
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 01/13/2016
Series: Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 33,878
File size: 511 KB

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole.

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Surrender My Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CassandraNZ More than 1 year ago
Surrender My Love is book #33 in the Love in Bloom series and is book #2 in the Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series but can be read as a standalone. Cole Braden is an Orthopedic Surgeon who grew up in Peaceful Harbor, Maryland. After college he returned to his hometown to set up his practice with a friend and to be surrounded by his family. For the first time he feels a spark of attraction with a stranger who takes his morning coffee and muffin by mistake. After bumping into Leesa again he knew he wanted to get to know her more. Then fate intervened when he find out that she is working at his parent’s restaurant Mr B’s. Annalisa “Leesa” Avalon is a hard working teacher whose life is turned upside down by unfortunate circumstances. She leaves her hometown and comes to Peaceful Harbor to spend a few weeks with her friend Tegan while she figures out what to do next. Leesa is getting breakfast for Tegan when she first meets Cole. It turns out she is buying the last of his favourite muffins and coffee. She starts seeing him around town a lot and Leesa and Cole are instantly drawn toward each other. **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
Cole is the perfect and sweetest boyfriend ever This is one of Ms. Melissa Forster's sweetest book. I really enjoyed reading this book. It deals with situation that am sure happening to a woman today. Leesa is one unfortunate victim of this situation. Taking a break is the best thing happened to her life. Thanks to her best friend Tegan. Cole is the perfect and sweetest boyfriend ever. The first met they had with Leesa is very funny. The attractions between these two is constant and undeniable. These two were meant to be together. They both shared past relationships that are not great. Second chances for these two is amazing and hotness. I love how Cole's family tie is close. This book also shows how to forgive and moved on. It is hard to put it down. Disclosure: I received an ARC of the book to review. All my thoughts and opinions are 100% honestly mine.
Time4mommy More than 1 year ago
I loved this cover and many of my friends are fans of this author so I decided to give it ago. This is the second book in this series but you can read it as a standalone because the author fills you in but I’d still like to go back and read the first one. Leesa was extremely likable and I connected with her. Cole was pretty perfect. Even his ‘baggage’ wasn’t that bad and they were pretty perfect together. Poor Leesa on the other hand had a lot to deal with. The author’s writing style is fantastic but parts were a little on the slow side for me but it got better. This was a sweet story about finding grounding after something devastating. It was a good read and I’m going to read the books I’ve already picked up from this author and the first in this series. Peaceful Harbor looks like it would be a nice place to visit.
TheUltimateFanBlog More than 1 year ago
I don't think I can ever grow tired of reading these books. They are always entertaining and so hard to put down! It makes you wish you were part of the family. Surrender My Love is Leesa and Cole's story. Their first encounter is humorous and maybe a little awkward. Although it's safe to say that sparks were present. Cole is an orthopedic surgeon. Leesa has some things in her past she's afraid people will find out about. At one time she was a teacher and she loved her job. After a serious misunderstanding with one of her students, Leesa finds herself being scrutinized. She relocates to another town in hopes of salvaging her life. Surrender My Love has a little angst, a few quirks, and a bachelor auction. The characters are endearing and as always, the story is written beautifully. Each book is like a brand new adventure and I look forward to every one of them!
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
Here is another steamy and excellent book from Melissa Foster. I have read several of her books and love them! This book is part of the Love In Bloom Series which has been great so far and this book didn’t disappoint! In this book Cole and Leesa keep running into each other like a play from destiny! Although Leesa is having a hard time starting her life over after having lived a public humiliation. I think that Cole is the perfect man to get her to pass all this! I loved their romance and this book. Great one Melissa Foster, then again I’m not surprised. I did receive this product discounted or free of charge in exchange for a review, however all opinions are 100% honest based on my own experience.
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
Melissa Foster hits another home run! I can't get enough of her writing and feel like she is sending hope out into the world that no matter what our situations are, we can find love. After all, isn't that all we want in life? To find the one who sets our soul on fire and fills a void like no other? Maybe I was feeling a little more emotional than usual when I read this one but I sure did use quite a few tissues. I live in a small town and I know how quickly a tiny rumor can tear a person's reputation apart. Even if they are found innocent of the crime that they're accused of, there is always a stigma left behind. Cole swept me off of my feet. I happen to find self-sufficiency, success and dedication to be sexy in a man. Leesa is understandably a bit off to start but goodness gracious! If I had been in her shoes, I think I may have lost my mind and been committed. The deepness at which she feels, I think is what brings her and Cole together. Their intimacy spans deeper levels than most and it's one of those situations where it can either make or break them. I couldn't soak up the words fast enough to find out how their story would wrap up. I love that Melissa didn't wrap it all up in pretty paper with a gorgeous bow on top. It was harsh, real and left my heart feeling burned (in a good way!). The character development is nothing short of amazing. It's like reading a book about the people around you with changed names and some embellishment on their stories. Love is messy but it's an incredible ride that takes people to another plane of living in the real world. We all have some sort of complication in our life but Melissa makes you believe that there is someone out there for you. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
A_Gluten_Free_Mom More than 1 year ago
he main character is an English teacher. What more can an English teacher want when reading about a heroine in a peaceful beach town? Well...maybe one without such a tragic back story. Leesa is running from her past, and rightfully so! A teacher's reputation is paramount in the world of teaching. Cole Braden is a dream catch! A hot, super hot, doctor who always keeps his family in the forefront of his mind. Neither are looking for love, but love seems to want to find them. I have read quite a few of Melisa Foster's books and this is one of my favorite. I really like the setting of Peaceful Harbor. It seems like the kind of place I would love to visit for a week at the shore.
cindypearl214 More than 1 year ago
Another great book written by the fabulous Melissa Foster!! I have read and loved each and every book she has written and Surrender My Love is no exception!! I couldn't put this book down until I finished it!! This book tells the beautiful love story of Dr. Cole Braden and Annalise "Leesa" Avalon. From the first time they met, their attraction was instanteous and off the charts!! You can actually see the sparks flying off the pages!! Both of them have trust issues, his from a past relationship and her's from a job-related incident that really scarred her. Can Cole break down Leesa's protective walls that she put up and learn to trust him and his love for her?? Will Cole and Leesa have their Happily Ever After?? I'm not going to spoil it and say anymore!! You need to find out for yourself!! All I'm going to say is that I laughed and cried throughout the whole book!! This book is a 5 star rating and I highly recommend reading it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this amazing story we meet Cole Braden and Annalise Avalon. Leesa has come to Peaceful Harbour to get away from a horrible experience with a student she was tutoring. She's staying with her friend Teegan who hurt her ankle earlier in the year. Enter Dr. Cole Braden Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a total workaholic and has the biggest heart filled with love for his family. There is instant attraction following a humorous encounter earlier in the coffee shop for these characters, it will totally pull you into the story right from the beginning and you will be willing the characters on. Can a lie really change someone's life? And can Cole knock down the walls Leesa erected around her heart? Find out where Melissa Foster takes these characters next, you won't be disappointed
GlitzyMomma08 More than 1 year ago
Ok...Melissa Foster has done it again! She created characters who captured my heart and touched my soul. I love all of the books in the Love in Bloom series, but this one??? WOW! I am a teacher and this kind of thing REALLY happens...sad, but true. The thing I liked most about this story is that the female character remained strong, yet was still afraid of saying anything against her student. In life, as teachers, we know kids are kids and although they can say and do hurtful things, most of the time, they don't realize the consequences to themselves and others. So not only is there a strong bond between Leesa and Cole, but an underlying message: We can stay true to ourselves while still showing compassion and forgiveness in others. I don't typically reread books, but this one? I will DEFINATELY be reading again.
Aiesa1 More than 1 year ago
Melissa has done it again! We have romance, spicy interaction, questionable past, and some hysterical responses. The happily ever after is really possible, but it will take some work and acceptance. That is the real life romance for Cole and Leesa. I just love these characters and Melissa has done a fine job bringing us into their world. The Bradens and their family story always makes for a fantastic read.
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
Once again Melissa Foster has done it! This book is all about love, understanding, acceptance and family. The main characters Cole and Leesa are sexy and mature in their actions. Leesa has a really serious problem which she tackles with the support and love of Cole's. This book in not only a love or romantic story and deals with serious matters that should be addressed to teachers, parents and community. I highly recommend.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
Leesa and Cole are the perfect fit--but she is petrified that her past will impact his life and his orthopedic practice adversely. Although proven innocent of any wrong doing Leesa just can't leave it all behind--all that went before keeps going through her thoughts. She is one of those totally honest people and comes clean to Cole. Will he accept her or dump her as her ex did just when she needed him the most. This novel is a lesson to us all--be careful what you say--even a couple of words can disrupt someone's life so totally that they may never be the same again.
dewer421 More than 1 year ago
I loved Cole from the moment he walked into the story, but Leesa made me uncomfortable at the beginning. I think the main reason I was uncomfortable is her history, which involves the accusation of a truly horrible act. However, even though it was an unfounded accusation Leesa lost her job, her boyfriend and essentially her life. She came to Peaceful Harbor to take a break and consider her future. She bumps into Cole and the steam rises instantly between these two! However, Cole is looking for a woman to love and a future, and Leesa is looking to survive her present. Can they find each other amid the mess of their present? As always, I love Melissa Foster's books, primarily because of the family relationships in her books. This book definitely continues the story of their family, and I couldn't put it down. This is a stand alone book, but I'd definitely recommend reading Healed by Love! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Rating 3 1/2 Stars In Surrender of Love, we get involved with Cole's love life. Granted he hasn't had much of a love life since he has been busy with his career. Like in all Braden form love wasn't too important till he found the one. Yes, he gets knockdown by pretty girl. Now Annalise is trying to figure out what do with her life after it had almost been completely destroyed by a 12 year old by. Since her world was rocked she's trying to figure out who she really is. Which is never easy. I liked Surrender to Love. It was a sweet story. I liked how Cole was willing stick by her side while she figure out what do with her life. Leesa is kind and adorable. Overall, sweet story about finding your footing after a fall. One of my favorite quotes from the story would be "We can run from our past, but we can't really move forward until we accept it. Pain and all." That pretty much summed up what Cole and Annalise had to do. Yes, Cole had to face his past too, but it wasn't as devastating as Annalise. Those who have enjoyed Melissa's story will find enjoyment in Surrender to Love. Copy provided by author via Tasty Book Tours.
libriamorimiei More than 1 year ago
I have recently discovered this author but I like so much her stories that she is becoming one of my favorite authors of contemporary novels. Her romances are sweet, romantic, flowing, easy to read. A real treat. I have always had a soft spot for large families, how could I not love Bradens. I would really like to be part of this family and can not wait to know all of them more thoroughly. I'm in love with Cole from the first page. He's so charming, sexy, sweet, funny, very attached to his family. He is completely devoted to work and to help members of his family, is happy but feel that there is something missing, an intelligent and sensitive woman with whom to share his life. When he meets Leesa in a coffee, is immediately fascinated by her, she is so different from the others. She's intelligent, quiet, sensitive. She's the woman who he wants by his side. But she will not be easy to conquer. Leesa had a wonderful job as a teacher, a guy who loved her and many friends. When she was found unjustly involved in a scandal all of them turned their backs on her. She has left her hometown to stay with a friend in Peaceful Harbor and try to put her life in order. She can't afford to have a relationship even if she is tremendously attracted to Cole. It 's an extraordinary romance with charming, engaging and believable characters, they are people I would like to know. Although it is part of a larger series you can easily read as standalone but once you read one you will want to read them all. If you enjoy reading sweet romance, then definitely pick this up!
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
Surrender My Love is installment #14 in Melissa Foster's fabulous Love In Bloom series. This installment is about Cole Braden and Annalise (Lessa) Avalon. One of the best parts of Melissa Foster's book are they immediately grab you and make you feel like you have known the characters all your life! Lessa's life she built is quickly falling apart. A student sends her career as a teacher into a tailspin, her boyfriend breaks up with her because of the situation and investigation and everyone whom she thought cared about her is turning their backs on her. All this makes it easy for Lessa to pack up and head to Peaceful Harbor. She hopes the distance will help put the rumors and gossip in her hometown to rest and give Lessa a chance to start over. Cole Braden has it all going on! He is drop dead gorgeous, a leading orthopedic surgeon and a deeply loving and caring individual. When he first meets Lessa he is instantly attracted and determined to get to know her better. Even though Lessa repeatedly turns down Cole's numberous attempts to get to know each other better he will not give up hope. Lessa is definitely intrigued and attracted to the good doctor she is determined to remain a loner after the recent heartbreak she has suffered. I loved how Ms. Foster developed the story between these two and how easily it flowed. Very believable and romantic. I would highly recommend this book to others. I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
AliDavies More than 1 year ago
Omg! This is a definite must read!! Omg! Cole Braden is everything you want in a man.. He's loyal, caring, he's puts Leesa first, he listens to everything she says and doesn't judge her... Cole shows her what it's like to have someone that believes in you...Hes tall, has a body to dies for and is sexy as sin!! Leesa has gone to stay in Peaceful Harbour, to spend some time with her friend.. Events out of her control, have forced her to leave everything she loves behind to work out what to do next... Leesa never expected to meet Cole Braden, or that she would fall head over heal for him.. I just love Melissa Foster and her amazing mind, she writes books that have you hooked for the very first page... Once you open one of them, you can't put it down. When you have finished, you feel the loss of her characters and the places they're at..
missfee81 More than 1 year ago
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own. Melissa Foster has the ability to bring her characters to life with real situations and with real struggles, she will make you love them and make it so you will devour her books leaving you wanting more from the hunky men in her series. This book is no exception. Dr Cole Braden is everything tall, dark and handsome who is strong and confident with what he wants. When a chance meeting in a coffee shop leaves him thinking of a new face to Peaceful Harbour you just know that it is the making of a good romance. Annalise, or Leesa as she now goes by, is a teacher who has moved to Peaceful Harbour to get away from the shame and humiliation she has endured when a student confessed to her that he had crush on her - within 24 hours her life was turned upside down with the accusation and the fact that her boyfriend decided to disassociate himself from the brush with which she has been tarred with. Leesa is wary of starting a new relationship let alone tell anyone of her past and what brought her to Peaceful Harbour, but Cole is determined to make her his - that sounds very cavemanish - but the underling story here is about the consequences of jumping to conclusions and giving people the chance. Cole and Leesa's story will suck you in from the start as with all the other Braden men, and I cant wait for the next instalment from Melissa.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
It should really be unbelievable when you read these stories where they are magically in love within a few days or a few weeks, but *sigh* it just works with some people. Leesa & Cole are just magic. They light up a room when they are around each other. Such a cute couple. Annalise Avalon's world fell apart a few months ago, and she needed to get away and recoup herself after all the investigation is over, so she goes to visit her friend Tegan in Peaceful Harbor. She quickly meets Cole and is drawn to him immediately even though she knows she shouldn't be. Cole Braden is a top orthopedic surgeon in his hometown and is surrounded by his extended family. He is taken with Leesa as soon as he sets eyes on her and doesn't want to take any excuses as to why she can't go on a date with him. Will Cole be able to help Leesa put her life back together and convince her that it should be there with him, or will she still go home and take the new job being offered to her in Baltimore? ** Received free in exchange for an honest review **
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Just the thought of the Braden family makes me smile and blush. Cole Braden just adds to that blush and smiles. He is sweet, sexy, and so wonderful. Then enter Leesa, with two e’s. His amazingness just grows with every interaction between the two of them. While Leesa’s entire life has been turned upside down all with the words of one little boy, Cole has had a stable life with a wonderful set of parents and many siblings. Cole brings stability and safety to Leesa’s world. I am not sure that I have ever met a character that was so understanding and patient. The setting of Peaceful Harbor is definitely one of my favorites. The seaside town, the wonderful neighborhood, and the amazing people is wonderful. There is a small town feel without it being overwhelming. People watch out for each other and yet respect the privacy of each other. I love how close the families are and how easy they protect each other. While Treat (Lovers at Heart) is still my favorite Braden, Cole is a very close second. If you have not checked out this series you are seriously missing out. The nice thing about this series is that you do not have to read them in order. The characters make appearances in each other’s book but each book is it’s own story complete with an ending. **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak. This is Leesa and Cole’s story. Leesa meets Cole when she needs the breakfast he was going to buy. Cole wants her to go out with him and Leesa has secrets that she does not want to reveal. She tries to not date Cole but after an auction gone wrong they end up on a date. Leesa wants a chance with Cole so she needs to reveal her secrets but will he want her after? Can he understand what happened? When she needs to revisit her past for closure will Cole understand or will he go back to his ex when she leaves town? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
rlmanuel71 More than 1 year ago
I have to say I'm addicted to Melissa Foster and her sweet romance novels. Not to say that these books don't have some steam factor to them, because they surely do. Melissa just has a way of taking you on a journey that leaves your heart happy... even after a small bumpy road. Leesa is new to town and she doesn't know how long she will be in Peaceful Harbor. She's trying to start over from a scandal that left her questioning everything around her. Cole is the one most eligible bachelors in town. He's sick of the dating game and ready to settle down. So when he meet Leesa and feels a connection with the mysterious woman, he thinks he may have found his forever. The chemistry between these two is combustible! Cole is kind, patient and compassionate. Leesa is sweet yet vulnerable and even though her head is telling her she's not ready for a relationship - her heart is on fire for the handsome doctor. I love each and every one of Melissa's books and ending one, just puts me on pins and needles for her next release.