Unraveling the Truth About Love

Unraveling the Truth About Love

by Addison Cole


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Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling.

In Unraveling the Truth About Love...
Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break--working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and--just maybe--explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when.

Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered.

When Josh and Riley's friendship heats up, every steamy kiss, and every passionate caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley's mentor accuses her of stealing the design.

Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry--and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.

Unraveling the Truth About Love is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Friendship on Fire, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.

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"Addison Cole's stories are the perfect blend of sizzle and sweet. You won't be able to stop reading." - New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne

"Romance, fun, emotions, and happily ever afters that will warm your heart, Addison Cole writes charming and unforgettable stories about real people and love in its most wonderfully moving forms." - New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

"Addison Cole has created characters you'll fall in love with and a seaside world you'll never want to leave." USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston

"An absolute treat to read and cannot wait for more from Addison Cole." ~ New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett (aka Juliette Poe, on "Read, Write, Love at Seaside")

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

The perfect beach read for fans of Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The Bradens are wealthy and loyal, and you're guaranteed to enjoy a loving happily ever after.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948868280
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 01/23/2019
Series: Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens , #3
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Addison Cole is the sweet-romance pen name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

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Unraveling the Truth About Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Braden series! I loved how effortless the way Josh and Riley came together. They simply fit and it was the cutest thing since they both had crushes on the other for years. I like how they kept each other in their considerations when going through this huge design stealing ordeal. They were protective of each other while trying to maintain their relationship. I wish the scandal would have dealt a stronger blow to the accuser, but it was quick and easy fix. I loved seeing the Braden siblings have Josh's back while lecturing him in the next breath. And Jade keeping Riley in check as well. I truly loved the strong family units and their unconditional support. Cannot wait for the next ones in this series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book about a Braden! These Braden men...wow! Josh has worked to make a name for himself in the design world and could pick any woman he wants. He's dated but not seriously until Riley reenters his life. They've known each other since they were kids and even had secret crushes on each other. Nothing has ever come of it until one of Josh's brothers suggests he look at her portfolio and he then offers her a job. Riley is small town and loyal and New York is cutthroat, add that to the fact that she and Josh get together almost immediately but decide they need to keep it a secret so people don't get the wrong idea and it's a disaster in the making. I couldn't wait to see how these two worked through the trouble to get to their HEA. Great book! I read an ARC and am voluntarily leaving my review.
cgarr More than 1 year ago
I loved Riley. Her character is totally relatable. She is a mix of unsure small town girl and confident city girl. She is at a point in her life that she is taking a risk to achieve her dream. Josh is a great hero. He's supportive of Riley and wants her to achieve her dream, not give it to her. The challenges they face are believable. I felt a part of the story and wanted them to get their happily ever after! I look forward to reading the next story in the series. I received an advance copy for an honest review.
Cathy_1974 More than 1 year ago
Betrayal can tear someone’s soul and mistrust can shatter someone’s spirit. When in doubt, is love strong enough to conquer anything? I could feel the power of love emanating from Josh and feel the rage that traveled thru him when the love of his life is threatened; what a powerful feeling and it was so well written that I could almost see the smoke coming out of his ears ! What a mix of emotions! This beauty holds it all; Friendship, love, betrayal, jealousy, envy, lies, secrets and strong family bonds! Every little detail Addison Cole adds in her books is so refined that we almost feel like we are in the book and in the wonderful yet crazy and hard world of fashion. I was thrilled to see that the Braden brothers were all over this book with their strong family bond. Riley and Josh had a secret crush on each other in high school and it’s nice to see how it wasn’t a well-hidden secret for people around them even thou they never acted on their mutual feelings and attraction. I was mad at Riley a few times and I was waiting impatiently for her to finally do something and stop acting the way she was! I like how they are confused at first about their attraction but yet excited. Even thou this book can be read as a standalone, I recommend to read the ones before in the series so you get to meet the whole Braden clan and their significant others as well as the warm endearing head of the family; Hal Braden.
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
Riley Banks and Josh Braden have been friends forever... He is a famous designer in Manhattan now and she will be joining him to work with his company. However, their friendship is more than that and their connection is too strong. After all who can resist Josh for a long time?! The Weston Bradens are so wonderful and this revised series by Addison Cole tell their story in a sweet tone with so much love and tenderness. Riley and Josh are a cute, modern, urban couple and their story is worth reading!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Like every other family the Bradens have experienced their share of heartache. What I love most about this family is that they never let the hard knocks affect the love they have for each other. In this ever growing family love is an endless commodity, whether by blood, marriage or friendship there's always more than enough to go around. In Unraveling the Truth About Love, Addison Cole celebrates that gift by inviting the whole family to join in the courtship of Riley and Josh. The road may be treacherous, but with a sturdy foundation and an open heart, beating the odds is a given. Especially in this family.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
New York City adventure, work, romance, life. This was Riley''s chance to make her mark on the world and at the same time connected again with Josh Braden, but things are not all that she was hoping they would be. You trully have to read this one to understand the various staged of this NYC debacle. Things were more for these two friends that become so much more than either expected. There were some deep facets of their friendship. Trust is tested. Loyalty and more become a part of their surroundings. I have wanted to know more about Josh since I fist meet him in book one of this series. I almost felt sad that Josh was not as much as I was wanting him to be. I was happy to see that we still had touches with family a friends from Weston. I loved the updates and the extras. As always, Addison Cole brings good writing, beautiful romance, characters rich, warm, genuine, supportive, and close to friends and family. I love reading the new less explicit romances. I find it easier to share with my younger daughter.
bookloverfl12 More than 1 year ago
Yes! Yes! Yes! This book was so fun to read! At times I did want to slap Josh to wake him up to what was in front of him but as I have learned, let time handle things – which time did work for Riley. I flew through this book in one sitting. The writing is SO smooth and you become one with the story. A great weekend read!
pughtwins More than 1 year ago
Ms. Cole has a way of heating up the pages of any story but not straying from the sweet story. Riley and Josh get to unravel a love that most of us wish we could have. To not only get to reconnect with you childhood crush but to have them return your feelings. Josh is what we have come to expect form the Braden men, strong, loyal, determined. I could connect with Riley so well. Ms. Cole is able to make her characters feel like your best friends, and make you feel all of their emotions as if they were your own. I really enjoy this type of series, you could read as a standalone but it is so much better together. Getting to catch up with all the other Braden's and their loves make it that much more enjoyable. I can't wait for more!
Living_Life_With_Joy_ More than 1 year ago
One of the main themes of Unraveling the Truth About Love is the importance of family and having faith in the people you love. When you love someone you have to trust that they’re the kind-hearted honest person you know them to be, even when external forces are trying to convince you otherwise. You have to trust in your heart and know that you can’t always determine what will happen next in life but you certainly can control how you react to what happens. When the truth rises to the surface the liars are the ones that drown in the riptides and the honest ones are the ones that make it out as winners. Josh and Riley’s story is so sweet and addictive and you’ll find yourself rooting for them to get through the chaos surrounding them and make things work. Living and working in New York City is a big change for a small-town girl, especially when she’s in love with someone that could threaten to ruin her reputation that’s barely been built. Despite being in a world completely different than her own Riley’s fierce determination paired with her natural talent for design make her a force to be reckoned with and trust me, you want to be on Riley’s team. I loved that this book was a bit unlike the others I’ve read by Addison Cole because the main characters work in the cutthroat fashion business. Much like all of Addison Cole’s other novels, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it to all who enjoy sweet romances.
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
I have always believed that trust should be a big part of any relationship. In this book we meet Riley and Josh. Their romance is super sweet and filled with love. But like in many relationships, hey must overcome chaos and issues of mistrust. I found myself unable to put this book down. I absolutely loved it! Will Josh choose love or his career? Guess you’ll have to read this book to find out. If you like romance books with a little sweet heat, this is a great read!
ItsMySideOfLIife More than 1 year ago
Do people ever get over their childhood crushes? Riley Banks knows for her at least, the crush is still as strong as ever when she lands a job with Josh Braden, the boy she still holds a heated torch for.  A chance of a lifetime to work in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant is a dream come true for Riley, but it comes with a price. The price of a racing heartbeat, flushes cheeks and wanting to wrap herself around the very man she's working with, kinda of price. Riley isn't  too upset about it though, as the more she works with Josh, the more she falls for him. She loves everything about Josh, his charms, his kindness and his importance of family. While he fits in the big city world, Riley still sees the small town boy she'd first fallen in love with all those years back somewhere behind the business man. The question is, does Josh still see past the big city drama? Or will he be blind to what was before him the entire time? Riley knows where her heart is, but she isn't too sure Josh does when he breaks her trust.  Josh Braden knows the in's and out's of the fashion world, and it's a world he loves to be in.  When he sees Riley's designs he knows she's got something and offers her a job and hopes she'll learn everything he can teach her. The plan started out as simple as can be, but he hadn't accounted for an old teenage crush to ignite so passionately, and finds ways to spend more time with Riley as much as possible.   As their friendship grows closer he's willing to explore the possibilities of where it could take them, but soon finds himself questioning loyalties and it may be their downfall. If he doesn't figure out what went wrong, he may just lose the most important thing in his life he didn't know he needed or wanted so badly . Will Josh be able to look past fear, and the unknown? Will he put trust into those who deserve it? Or will he let the love of his life walk out of his life forever?  You'll have to read Unraveling The Truth About Love to find out!  Another great book by Addison Cole!  Loved the way this story came together. Some great twists and turns, and as always a challenge that must be overcome before true happiness can be found. Highly recommend picking up Unraveling the Truth About Love , you'll enjoy! 
Jenthomason1109 More than 1 year ago
I was really looking forward to this book because I feel Josh is a Braden that I don’t know very well. Especially compared to his brother Rex, I was wondering if he would have the same appeal living in New York, being a designer, etc. I ended up loving Josh when he was away from work and he was in fun situations with Riley. He was funny, sweet, goofy, and romantic. But I especially loved Riley’s character with her small-town charm and beauty that continued to shine even when faced with horrible people and dishonesty. However, my love for Josh didn’t carry on without issue. After Riley is accused of stealing the design she had done for Max’s wedding dress, Josh has a series of decisions to make in which I think he screwed up most of them. I realize that a good romance needs conflict and what not to build excitement and anticipation, but Josh aggravated me in this one. Yes, he eventually pulled out the stops and was amazingly sweet and romantic, but there were times I wished Riley would just walk away from him and not look back. Which is never how I feel with any of Addison Cole’s novels! I’m not sure why his reactions to everything bothered me so much, except for the fact that Riley’s always been such a kind and big-hearted character and obviously would never do such a thing, lol! Anyway, Unraveling the Truth About Love is yet another example of Addison Cole’s outstanding writing and storytelling. I loved this one, as I always do with her Sweet with Heat novels. This served as a reminder that like us “real people,” characters don’t always make the best decisions, but that doesn’t mean that everything won’t work out o.k. in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just the love the Braden Series! Josh and Reilly’s story from Weston Colorado to NYC, flows so beautifully from the first page to the last. I couldn’t put the book down and was surprised at how quickly I read the book! Another winner from Addison Cole!
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
The title of this book perfectly fits this story and set of characters! Everything is tailored perfectly -- until it isn't -- and everything begins to unravel. Riley and Josh have known each other for a long time so it's natural that he'd bring her on board after viewing her portfolio. In the fashion world (so I've been told), you can rise and fall in the blink of an eye. It's all about who you know. They can make or break you! Just as things seem to be completely falling into place for this sweet couple, outside forces (and people!) threaten to rip them apart at the seams. Loyalties are tested and in her sweet fashion, Addison makes another wonderful sweet romance that will capture your heart! I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
collyn23 More than 1 year ago
I have a new book by Addison Cole and it is amazing. Those of you who know Addison Cole know she is the pen name used by Melissa Foster for her sweet love stories that have no explicit content. They are still the amazing stories and great characters we fall in love with, so check out this new book called Unraveling the truth about love. This book is about another Braden brother named Josh who is a famous, hot, single fashion designer. If you read about any of the other Braden boys you probably heard of him. He is wealthy and family oriented. He loves his work but is starting to want more in the love life. He wants what his two other brothers found, forever love. Riley has had eyes for Josh since she was a kid but with being friends with their enemies she thought it would never happen. Her best friend is now dating one of the Braden brothers and Riley finally gets to be around Josh. Riley is also a fashion designer but has not had a chance to get noticed in her little town. Josh hires her as an assistant after spending time with her. They both feel sparks and things just spread like a wildfire. Things happen and Riley is now the talk of the gossip magazines but not in a good way. Can Josh trust her and get her to trust him after everything or will they be over as fast as they started? You will have to read to find out! I loved this story! It had drama, love, suspense, and everything in between. I definitely recommend it! So pick it up today and you won’t be disappointed.
IsabelSamonte4 More than 1 year ago
Book Review: Disclaimer: I receive a copy of this book in exchange for an HONEST review. Unraveling the Truth About Love is a beautiful story about love and the importance of trust and communication in a relationship. Riley is an inspiring designer from a small town and she is just so relatable. She is goal driven and I connect with her because she is a big dreamer like me. Josh is a famous designer with a soft side especially towards Riley and his family. In addition, the characterization and character growth in this book are my favorite. I love how Riley and Josh got more mature as the story progress. They finally got over their insecurities and fear, which kept them apart. Furthermore, the writing in this book is so good. You can really feel the emotions and the sexual tension between the characters off the pages. You can see their passion in their art of designing clothes. The emotions that radiate through this book is so real and intense. I had a lot of roller coaster feeling while reading this book, which is great because it means that the author did a great job in expressing the emotions of the characters in her book. There is not a lot of twists in this book but the sweet and great dialogue between Josh and Riley makes up for it. This book makes me want to read the first two books because Addison Cole really mastered the art of writing romance novel and I want to read more of the Weston Bradens. I definitely recommend this book. This is perfect when you are having a reading slump or if your just want a fun and light read.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I'm not a huge fashion person, but the characters in this book make it interesting. I enjoyed watching Riley and Josh work together to realize Riley's dream. Josh is such a gentleman and great book boyfriend material. This book also shows the cutthroat side of the business as well. What I really loved about Riley she stayed true to herself. Reading an Addison Cole book always warms my heart with the characters. Another winner in my opinion.
BookMomto6 More than 1 year ago
I’ve been reading Addison Cole’s Sweet with Heat books since she started writing them. They are amazing and have just enough heat to keep them interesting. Unraveling the Truth About Love is no different. It has the great writing I’ve come to expect and many twists along the way. Riley and Josh were childhood acquaintances. That always makes the adult meetings a bit more in my mind. Addison brings out the crushes both had in their teens for each other. This makes when Josh offers Riley a job – basically the job she has been dreaming of – interesting. Riley is not so sure about New York City, but I can’t blame her. If you are a small town girl, any city is a different place. New York City is that times a hundred. The fact that Josh and Riley get together once Riley is his employee leads to the two of them deciding not to tell anyone. Josh doesn’t want anyone to think Riley is sleeping her way to the top. Riley doesn’t want to cause waves with the other employees. This may be a smart move but may come back to bite them in the future. If you are looking for a love story with a few twists in it, pick up a copy of Unraveling the Truth About Love. You will not regret it. It is an amazing read. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts… Oh, Josh and Riley. I have been waiting for your story. I have heard about you two making googly eyes at each other since high school, I’ve seen how good Josh has been to Riley while helping her break into his fashion world, and I’ve felt the sparks between you. Now, these two are together in New York, working together, and I just know that it’s going to start sizzling a hot heat very quickly. There were times I wanted to yell at Josh, tell him to open his eyes and see the amazing woman who loves him with her entire being. He hurt her, he lost her trust (briefly), but he was learning how to open his heart to a woman. He had to figure out what his heart was saying and learn how to follow it. Josh is a smart, level headed man. He doesn’t get in physical fights he uses his head and figures out how to solve his problems until Riley’s problem comes up and he wants to take someone down. He has to learn how to control his fear and temper to solve their problem. He is just lucky that Riley never gives up on him. Their love is just so strong. Unraveling the Truth about Love is Josh and Riley’s story but I LOVE the friendships and the family relationships both of these have. When Riley returns to Weston her family and friends gather around her to show her support and love but they don’t let her give up. They listen, the push, and they love her all while helping her not give up on Josh and find a way for them to be together. Josh’s family supports and loves him also. They travel o New York to show him the love and stand right next to him when he returns to Weston. Addison Cole is amazing. Her Sweet with Heat stories are my favorites. The storylines are sweet and sexy while keeping it PG rated.
Boaters92 More than 1 year ago
Josh Braden is an up and coming designer in NYC, but he grew up in Colorado where he went to school with Riley Banks. What they didn’t know back then was that they were both secretly crushing on each other. Years later Josh’s brother shows him Rileys portfolio, and he decides to offer her a job. Riley is thrilled to be working with Josh. They quickly realize they still have feelings for each other that they can’t ignore, but Riley is afraid to have their relationship made public so soon after she’s been given her job so Josh agrees to keep the relationship quiet. Rileys immediate supervisor is anything but friendly towards her but Riley is determined to win her over with her hard work. Unfortunetly for Riley, that’s not the way it works out. As much as Josh cares about Riley, when a scandal breaks out at the office, he’s not sure who to believe. Can love really conquer all? I really enjoyed getting to know more about the Braden family and seeing how they all band together in a crises. They always have great advice that shows just how much they love each other. You’ll wish you were a Braden too by the end of this book!
Angela_Peay More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Addison Cole! The story of Riley Banks and Josh Braden will draw you in early and keep you hooked. They are from the same small town of Weston, Colorado but have both gone into the fashion industry in New York. It’s a sweet romantic story with these two with a good family background. There are appearances of characters from other books from Addison as well, but that doesn’t take away from Josh and Riley’s story. I love that there is no foul language and the sex scenes are not explicit. I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down and I’m a little disappointed that I finished it… I’m ready for the next book!
sugmadsdream More than 1 year ago
Addison Cole does it with style. Riley and Josh take off quickly and stay busy through to the end. The fashion industry is packed with jealousy and duplicity, intermittently binding Riley and Josh, then driving them apart. Claudia is the perfect villain. And it's fun to try to figure out which of the secondary players are on which team. I wanted to shake Riley for playing strictly by the rules. And Josh needed to be smacked up side the head for misplaced loyalty and for being so irresolute concerning Riley's innocence.
DBergs More than 1 year ago
I LOVE Josh and Riley. This particular couple has a different feel than Jade and Rex because the two of them did not get together when they were younger out of loyalty. Both of them had crushes on each other and the crush bloomed into a beautiful love. It broke my heart when Josh found himself in an impossible situation. At some point in everyone's life they find themselves questioning their judgment in others as Josh did. I love how he was able to prove Riley's innocence and tell the love of his life how he really felt about her. I can't wait for the next book!
Grinandstampit1 More than 1 year ago
Josh and Riley grew up in the same Colorado town and now Riley is working in Josh’s successful New York City clothing design company. Riley doesn’t really want special treatment so doesn’t disclose she knows the boss. She is also challenged in ways she never expected. When Josh shows her some attention there will be consequences. Addison Cole has written another beautiful romance filled with a few twists and turns, making for very interesting reading. Just couldn’t put this one down.