Swept into Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders)

Swept into Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders)

by Melissa Foster


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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with The Ryders and the Love in Bloom series.


It's been years since Sally Tuft's husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she'd ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.

Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that's simmered between them since the day they met. Tasked with opening a new youth center in Oak Falls, Virginia, Gage hopes the trip away is just what they need to finally come together.

Before Gage and Sally ever reach Oak Falls, one night at a conference changes everything, putting their friendship-and their love-on the line, and the two must decide if getting swept up in love is the beginning of forever, or the end of their friendship as they know it.

The Ryders are a series of sexy stand-alone romances. These hot contemporary romance novels feature 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.


SNOW SISTERS: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (Weston, CO): Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, Destined for Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love, Bursting with Love, Hearts at Play, Promise My Love, Our New Love, Story of Love, Daring Her Love, A Very Braden Christmas

THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO): Taken by Love, Fated for Love, Romancing My Love, Flirting with Love, Dreaming of Love, Crashing into Love, Love at Last

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD): Healed by Love, Surrender My Love, River of Love, Crushing on Love, Whisper of Love, Thrill of Love

THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls) Embracing Her Heart, Anything for Love, Trails of Love – Wild, Crazy Heart, Making You Mine, Searching for Love

THE REMINGTONS: Game of Love, Stroke of Love, Flames of Love, Slope of Love, Read, Write, Love, Touched by Love

SEASIDE SUMMERS: Seaside Dreams, Seaside Hearts, Seaside Sunsets, Seaside Secrets, Seaside Nights, Seaside Embrace, Seaside Lovers, Seaside Whispers

BAYSIDE SUMMERS: Bayside Desires, Bayside Passions, Bayside Heat, Bayside Escape, Coming Soon: Bayside Fantasies and Bayside Romance

THE RYDERS: Seized by Love, Claimed by Love, Chased by Love. Rescued by Love, Swept into Love

TRU BLUE & THE WHISKEYS: Tru Blue, Truly, Madly, Whiskey, Driving Whiskey Wild, Wicked Whiskey Love, Mad about Moon

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS: Catching Cassidy, Discovering Delilah, Tempting Tristan, Coming Soon: Chasing Charley, Breaking Brandon


"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

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941480670
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 08/16/2017
Series: Love in Bloom: The Ryders Series , #5
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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 new adult romance 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 lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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Swept Into Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Boaters92 More than 1 year ago
Sally Tuft wakes up in Vegas and she’s not alone. She’s in bed with her best friend and the first man she’s been with since her husband died 6 years ago. And they’re married! Now what is she going to do?! Gage Ryder has been in love with Sally since they first met years ago. But he knew she wasn’t ready to accept how he felt so he’s stayed in the friend zone. He’s also looked out for her son, Rusty, who’s 20 years old now and is away at college. Gage is more than thrilled to be married to Sally, and she’s happy, but scared to be married to Gage. Sally doesn’t know how Rusty will handle it and is a nervous wreck. Gage convinces Sally to just go with it for the week while they’re away on business, setting up a youth center. He’s hoping a week together as husband and wife will convince Sally that they belong together. The question is, will a week be enough? This was another great book in the Love in Bloom series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but trust me, you’ll want to read them all! I loved this story. The characters are all so relatable. By the time you finish reading, you’ll wish you were part of the Ryder family. The chemistry between Gage and Sally is off the charts! Guess it’s true what they say. Friends do make better lovers! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sally had so much baggage in her life that she didn't have room for a love affair. Gage saw this and gave her the space to grieve the loss of her husband and to be supportive of her son who had lost his father. Gage stepped in as friend to both Sally and her son. What mature attitude, emotions must be worked through prior to getting into a relationship, if it is to survive. This my idea of a mature man who truly loves someone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never disappointed in a Melissa Foster book. And this was a perfect ending to Gage and Sally' s story. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story written by Melissa Foster. Most have waited a really long time for Gage and Sallys story. I havent waited to long because I just got done reading the snow sisters where you meet Gage and Sally. This book made me laugh, cry and say awww. It was a truly perfect story for these to characters. I loved it so much. Great job Melissa!!!
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
One wild night turn into forever I always love Ms. Melissa Foster books and Swept Into Love is not an exemption. This book has many delicious moments which I am not complaining. My very first time to read her series with full of fanning actions while am reading my Nook. It is even hotter than summer. Gage and Sally one wild night turn into forever. These two are like sizzling steak which you cannot stop to devour right away. Their chemistry is darn hot. I loved this story. I loved how Gage is so respectful of Sally's side which every man should do. I wish that single parent's relationship is like Sally and Gage. There is so much love aside from respect. This book is funny and very inspirational. It does not only deal with how to do the right parenting but also help kids to have a bright future with goal oriented organization like Gage and Sally handle. Kids will no doubt enjoy life and stay away from drugs and all the bad stuff. I really enjoyed reading this book.  
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
Here is another great addition to the Love in Bloom series. Melissa Foster has most definitely done it again! If you follow my book reviews then you already know that I love female characters that are both strong and sexy. That is the case of Sally who has done a great job of raising a teenage son on her own after the death of her husband. In this story you can see how a mom can not just be strong but sexy as well.  Sally and Gage have been friends for a while now (no, nothing has happened between them before). It's in this book where we learn that sometimes true love is really close by. In this book Sally and Gage get their turn at both romance and true love. I loved this story right from the start. While this book is part of a series, it's a great stand alone read. Trust me when I say it's a story you should not miss. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have and Sally have been best friends for years, but one drunken night in Vegas and the true feelings come out.
LadyStephM More than 1 year ago
Sally is single mother, widowed from her high school sweetheart, who cares so much about her son and his welfare. Sally evaluates every move she makes and how it would impact her son and is grateful for her friendship with Gage, even if she does want more. Gage can think about nothing but becoming something more with his best friend, Sally. After 5 years of friendship, not only do you wake up in the bed with the guy you've loved for years, but you find out you're married to him to. What a dream come true, or is it? There's nothing I love better than curling up with a great romance novel and this is a great tale told by Melissa Foster. *An advance copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes only, all opinions expressed are my own*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and this author. Waited for Gabe and Sally's story along time. Must admit Sally worked my last nerve from the beginning almost to the end of this book. Gabe has loved and been there for both her and her son for years. It seemed to me she was always making excuses not to give Gabe a chance. I just wanted someone to grab her shoulders and shake some sense into her! Glad she redeemed herself in the end. I simply love Gabe!
AngelaMc1 More than 1 year ago
Sally and Gage's story was full of turns and lots of love. The decisions they have to make bring their story to life and as usual Melissa Foster wrote a book no one will want to put down. The love between Sally and Gage has been built over many years and when they get together it explodes. The book starts out pretty funny because of a drunken night (I wont tell you more than that). I was pulled in by that and wanted to know more about the couple and their past. They work together and with Sally's son gone and her husband has passed Gage and her get to spend time together. Their story made me laugh and cry and I loved it.
collyn23 More than 1 year ago
Melissa Foster is one of my favorite authors. Her stories draw me in and capture me. I'm addicted lol! So I couldn't wait to read her newest book Swept into Love. Gage and Sally are so cute together. I remember reading about them in other books in the series and think they would be perfect together. What I love about their story is it is different from most others where the female falls in love first. Gage knows he loves her and wants her but she pushes him away and just wants to be friends for fear of hurting her son and her dead husband. Gage never gives up and his dream comes true she is finally his, now he has to prove to her it's meant to be. Alice is a good mom, wife, and friend but she worries too much about others. It's time for her to do what she wants and needs but that's easier said than done when you want everyone else to be happy first. This story had me laughing, smiling and crying. I felt like I was in the story and wanted to push them together faster. The love scenes were extremely hot and the ending was perfect. This is a definite must read if you love romance books. Pick it up today!
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Oh my, oh my! This book was maddening, hot, and full of love. I am pretty sure I looked like a fool with a silly love struck grin on my face. I have always believed that best friends can make the best lovers and Sally and Gage just proved that right. Anyone who has read previous Love in Bloom books know that Sally and Gage were meant to be. I absolutely adored this story – Sally’s protectiveness of Rusty, her motherly instincts, Gage’s love for Sally and Rusty, and Gage’s endless romance. Swept into Love definitely ranks up among my favorite Melissa Foster books!
Aiesa More than 1 year ago
Devout and dedicated mother. Bold and independant. Sally was widowed with a child. Gage is a very  positive influence as a friend and co-worker. Both of them have felt the attraction, but Sally chose to keep it on the back burner in order to raise  her son. Well her son is off to college and let me tell you... Gage is determined to fan the embers.  Being an avid fan of the Author, brings me to expect more with each new book. Melissa never disapoints. The title is really  on point since I was swept away with Swept into Love.
BooksCoffeePassion More than 1 year ago
I wasn't swept into love like Gage and Sally, I was utterly blown away by their romance! Honestly, I knew there was going to be some drama with Rusty (Sally's twenty year old son) and I don't usually like when a hero or heroine has to sacrifice his/her happiness in order to keep his/her children happy but I truly wanted to read Gage and Sally's story and I can't really resist to Melissa's books. Melissa Foster is one of my favorite authors and once again she amazed me with a beautiful, swooning, steamy romance that was the perfect culmination of years of true friendship. Gage is a fiercely loyal, protective, smart, sexy, strong man and he's definitely a perfect book boyfriend. He has been in love with Sally for years. They're best friends, co-workers, their attraction has been burning hot since they met but Gage knows he has to be patient with Sally, after losing her husband she dedicated herself to her son and hasn't allow herself to fully move on, however now Rusty has left for college and they have to take a trip to open a new youth center, so Gage is incredibly hopeful that they can give in to their feelings.  Will Sally be able to resist their burning red hot attraction? Sally is a loving, protective mother who has been dodging her feelings for Gage for years. Gage is her son's confident and her best friend and she's terrified of what might happen if they get involved. She's also a sexy, beautiful, independent, sassy woman who knows exactly what who she wants, however she's fighting her feelings even though it has been years since her husband died and Gage is the epitome of a walking temptation. Will she risk their friendship and her son's close relationship with Gage to take a chance on love? If you love romance, any type of romance, I highly recommend Swept into Love: a brilliantly written, amazing, swoony, emotional, sweet, addictive, hot best-friends-to-lovers story that can be read as a standalone. Unquestionably, a must read and a 2017 top favorite.
JenPH More than 1 year ago
From the opening salvo to the heartwarming ending, thirty-five-year-old Gage and thirty-eight-year-old Sally's story had me fully engaged. I empathized with Sally, especially since it's not as if her marriage was one fraught with bad memories. Would moving forward mean saying goodbye to everything she had with Dave, her late husband? But my heart also went out to Gage because the guy had been patient for six years and even though it wasn't as if he had confessed having been in love with her for that long, the fact that she made him wait even longer because she wasn't prepared to let everyone know their secret made me want to give the guy a hug. One of my favorite peripheral characters had to be Rusty, Sally's twenty-year-old son, who felt authentic. The Ryders may have ended with Swept Into Love, but it also gave us a glimpse of the upcoming The Montgomerys, and I can't wait. Five stars! ♥
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
The epitome of a second chance at love! She’s loved and lost before, it hurts her heart to even consider doing it again … but she has to admit it to herself and eventually to him, that Gage snuck under her defenses years ago. Great characters, a super sweet story! Gage Ryder and Sally Tuft have been the best of friends for years now, and everyone around them can see that there’s more to their relationship, but she hasn’t been ready for either of them to admit it. A wild night on a business trip brings it all to the surface and leaves them having to admit or deny their feelings for one another. Sally lost her husband and was left raising a teenage son on her own several years ago, and now that her son is moving on to college and his own life, she has to step back and take inventory of where that leaves her. Can she truly admit what she feels for Gage? Is she ready to take a chance on love again?
dewer421 More than 1 year ago
Gage and Sally have been best friends for years, spending most of their available time together. When a business trip changes their relationship overnight they're thrust into an uncomfortable situation that can change the future for them forever! As Gage and Sally explore their relationship further they struggle with how Sally's son will react to their situation, but their love keeps pushing them together. I've been waiting for Gage and Sally's story for a long time, and I'm so happy to finally read their story! And boy is it HOT! It's romantic, funny, friendly and sexy, and everything you could ever want in a book! I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Stacey06 More than 1 year ago
Swept Into Love blown me away. One of the best books yet by Melissa Foster she has been one of my favorite authors by far. Her writing is incredible and can't wait to see what else she has in store. This read was a heartwarming emotional read. You will have trouble putting it down. I had to finish the book so I knew what was going to happen. I was glued to story. Sally is one of my favorites she has been through enough and I kept on rooting away for Sall to fall in love again after her husband's death. She is a great lady and a mom and deserves the best. Gage is a handsome guy and always cared for Sally. They have always been great friends and wonders what would be like to be more. Sally and Gage go away together and one day wakes up and realized that's they were married. What will happen will they stay together? Or will it tare them apart? You will just have to pick up this book to find out. Highly recommend to Melissa Foster fans. You will love this. I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
MissyTanner More than 1 year ago
How long should friends just stay friends before exploring a natural attraction to each other?  In Swept Into Love, Melissa Foster tells the story of Sally and Gage, two friends who tried to ignore the attraction and fate threw them into a marriage they both wanted but didn't know they did. Out of all Melissa Foster's amazing stories, I love this one so much!   I'm a sucker for an arranged marriage or a marriage by accident story and this one is truly amazing.  Gage and Sally have been flitting around each other for several of Foster's books. I am so glad their story was finally told. Sally Tuft woke up with the mother of all hangovers in Vegas and a marriage to her best friend.  What happens in Vega will follow them like a bad haircut.  They knew there was an attraction, but when they discovered they were married, all rules are out. Gage and Sally finally discover that the heat they felt wasn't just in their heads. Finding out if their marriage would work once they were back home was the test of their lifetimes.  With Gage never being married, Sally having a grown son, they each have their own set of problems to deal with, but they find out that their friendship is even stronger than they ever imagined it was. Read Melissa Foster's Swept Into Love to find out how Sally and Gage's story continues.
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
Swept Into Love literally had me swept away! There is something special about a love that develops with a foundation of friendship. In today's world, we see people easily get swept up in the idea of love, the surface of someone, and quick flings but a friendship first gives true love a good, firm foundation. Sally and Gage are incredible. They wake up in Las Vegas with the ol' cliche of finding themselves married and while Sally wants the marriage annulled, Gage convinces her to give it a go.  He has already proven himself as a prominent part of her life and her son's, too; however, Sally has lost her husband in an accident and she's having to raise a teenage boy on her own. It's a lot to take on and is scary taking that big of a leap of faith again. The possibility of losing the love and respect that currently exists is a risk she's not sure should be taken. I love that Gage never had a second though about being such a permanent fixture in their lives. It makes him beyond incredibly lovable! The title for this book couldn't be more perfect. I love that Melissa chose to bring these two together in such a beautiful - yet super HOT - storyline. My only disappointment with this one - it ends!  I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Liliyana More than 1 year ago
Another great installment in the Love in Bloom series from Melissa Foster! One that emphasizes the strength and sexuality of a woman, even after she becomes a mother and raises a child. You'll be rooting for Gage and Sally to take their loving friendship to the next level from the moment you meet them. Proof that sometimes spontaneity can lead to the best things in our lives, even if it means walking a perilous line to get there.
Cowgirl2Fireman More than 1 year ago
A passionate and comical love story! Swept into Love is a romantic passion filled story full of love. The beginning of the book was quite comical and not expected. I thought this brought a good spin that started the book off just right. The ending was the magical romance that you come to expect in romances. Melissa Foster has written a book with a plethora of romance and passion. The chemistry between Gage and Sally is steamy and explosive. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters in the book. This author really knows how to build up the romance and passion while keeping your attention to the very end. The characters were well developed and engaging which makes it easy to connect to and likable. Melissa does a good job of intertwining the different characters from previous books. This was another book from Melissa Foster that I had a hard time putting down. Melissa is a very talented author that tells fabulous stories that captivate you and keep your attention from the first page to the last page. Definitely, an author that you will want to keep on your go-to list. I know when I pick up one of her books, that I won’t be disappointed. If you enjoy reading a steamy book filled with passion and romance, then you will enjoy this book.
BookMomto6 More than 1 year ago
I truly love Melissa Foster's writing. Her ability to make you feel like the people in the book are friends of yours is always present. As a divorced, single mom, I can definitely relate to Sally. It was at least high school for my youngest before I seriously started dating. He was 2 when my marriage ended. I understand that maternal instinct that tells you to always put the best interests of the kid(s) first. I had to laugh at the interesting happenings at the beginning of the book. While I have never been to a conference in Las Vegas, I could see some shenanigans going on. I was just slightly shocked at what these shenanigans were but it made me laugh pretty hard to start the book. Still worrying about her adult son made me just fall a bit more in love with Sally. The fact that Gage would acquiesce to her worries and let her take her time in explaining the change in their relationship means he's a keeper. Definitely pick up Swept Into Love and any other book by Melissa Foster for a great read, wonderful settings and extremely believable characters. I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Gage and Sally are the couple all Melissa Foster Love in Bloom readers have been waiting for. They have circled each other, flirted shamelessly, and been in love for so long that theirs was a story that had to be told. Let me tell you right away this is the perfect, beautiful, wonderful, sexy, and loving story for them. The saying What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas is the perfect start for them. In this case what happen in Vegas leads to heart ache, soul searching, opening of hearts, and learning to trust. Leaving their business trip and heading home brings to their lives many tough decisions and opens their eyes to all that they mean to each other. I love Gage’s dirty mouth, sweet demeanor, and total thoughtfulness of Randy (Sally’s son). The way he makes Sally blush and come out of her shell while not pushing her too far out of her comfort zone is perfect. Sally is also willing to come out of her comfort zone to experience the full force of Gage. The relationship between these two is hot, steamy, sweet, loving, and wonderful. Everything these two deserve after their long….very long courtship. My favorite is catching up with past couples in the Love in Bloom series. I love hearing about their relationships, their weddings, and their babies. This is a series that I hope never ends. I recommend picking up your own copy ASAP. **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+** I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
_KatMar More than 1 year ago
It's about time for Gage and Sally! I've been hoping they'd finally get together soon. I love the Ryder family with their sense of loyalty, strength, and compassion. Sally's turmoil is apparent right from the start. Sally is a strong, loving mother who is also very cautious for her own life and her son's. Sally is very hesitant to take a risk with Gage because so much is at steak if things go sour. Gage is Sally's best friend, co-worker, and her son's confident. He helped be the male role model for Sally's son. Gage is a true Ryder. His loyalty to Sally, without them being together, is amazing. To Gage, there is no other woman like Sally. He has been patiently waiting for Sally to be ready. I love how patient and comforting Gage is with Sally towards what happened. He allowed Sally to adjust and process what has happened between losing her husband and her feelings with Gage. No matter how challenging things got, Gage never gave up. Swept in Love is truly a romantic read. I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.