The hearts knows
By Mimi EvaC
The heart knows when its soul partner is present or missing. Time can’t stop the heart from loving who it’s meant to be with. Reed and Grace were lucky enough to find each other not once but twice. Time and distance can’t stop their love, even when they didn’t realize that they were missing a piece of their hearts while they were apart.
I would’ve loved to see an epilogue to their love story, but maybe it’s in the next book of this series. I’m looking forward to finding out.
Long and boring
Story was way too long and ended up being mind numbingly boring. So much repetition with the plot line. Chapter after chapter beating a dead plot line horse while in the span of just the first few chapters of this book the conflict/problem was both introduced and resolved! It should’ve ended there but instead it dragged on & on incessantly for 29 chapters.
Sweet, second chance, small town romance
I think Embracing Her Heart is my new favorite Melissa Foster book! I listened to this one on audiobook and loved the wonderful narration.
Grace Montgomery is at the top of her NYC theater career. She has mostly avoided returning to her hometown of Oak Falls, but is visiting her family there and helping out teaching a class.
Grace tries to steer clear of Reed Cross. Although bad feelings and misunderstandings cloud the memories of their past together, Reed is determined to rekindle the sparks he still feels for Grace.
I loved Embracing Her Heart. It is everything I love in a sweet, small town, second chance romance.
Reed and Grace
I read and reviewed the book first, then had the chance to listen to the audio. The audio is SO good! Narrated by both Andi Arndt and Sebastian York, the audio storytelling just went up a notch! It was so nice having a male voice for Reed and a female voice for Grace! If you get the chance, you should definitely listen to this one.
This is my book review: Do you remember high school? The rivalries? Such an intense time, those teenage years. That’s when Reed and Grace first got together, and with their schools being such heated rivals, they kept their relationship secret (well, mostly). Now, years later, Grace is home for a three- week visit, and Reed is home for good. Life took them in different directions, but now they’re back – and better than ever. But can they make it last this time? Will long distance really work? Will life get in the way, again?!
Melissa Foster writes good characters and interesting families. There’s heat, sibling shenanigans, secrets, and fun. I’m looking forward to what comes next! In the meantime, Grace and Reed have a story to tell, so get to reading it!
Second Chance Romance
Embracing Her Heart is deliciously wonderful second chance romance story that will have you smiling and laughing. Grace Montgomery is back home at Oak Hill, Virginia to help her sister Amber at her bookstore by hosting a playwriting course for the next three weeks. Grace has been working in New York City writing and producing plays. She was “Living the Dream” but it no longer excited her as it did in the beginning. Grace is abruptly awakened by her sisters Brindle and Sable to head off to Hottie Hill in the time honored sister ritual of checking out the Jericho brothers alongside others when they’d break in horses before dawn. They had been doing this since their teens as the guys did this shirtless. Yep! A bevy of shirtless men. Imagine her surprise when she recognized the hot man on a wild horse as her first “everything” Reed Cross. The Montgomery sisters are a riot. The parents as well. Reed Cross was... amazing. Even her friend Sophie Roberts (from Billionaires After Dark) makes an appearance. I really loved this story. It’s the perfect introduction to this new series.
An amazing emotional read!!!
What an amazing story of love, healing, and happily ever afters!!!
I loved Reed and Grace. After a rocky past, when they reunite they just click. There’s not a whole lot of drama that goes with this story, but just enough. I love the small town vibe of the story, and how when someone thinks they’ve got a “secret”, you can guarantee most of the town knows lol. A wonderfully written story that is a must read!!
I Love Reed and Gracie!
Oh my! I just loved this book! IReed and Gracie have loved each other since High School. But she couldn’t wait to leave her small town and move to a big city. She became a playwright and produced off-broadway plays. Reed left town after Gracie, he couldn’t stay with her gone. Fate intervened and they both wound up back home and realized their love had never died! What a wonderful story! The chemistry between the characters is great, the wit the humor I laughed and cried.
Has the curtain fallen on Grace and Reed?
Grace Montgomery, famed NYC theater producer, finally took a break and is visiting her family in Oak Falls. The last person she expects to see is Reed Cross. Grace and Reed had a forbidden romance in high school since they were from rival high schools and Grace broke up their relationship to pursue her theater dreams. In the years since Grace has become an incredible producer in NYC and Reed actually worked in Michigan restoring old homes until a falling out with his business partner caused him to return to his hometown as well. Now that Grace and Reed are back in the same town for the first time in years, are the sparks that flew crazy, but secretly, before still there? Read this incredible beginning to the Montgomery and Bradens of Pleasant Hill/ Oak Falls and find our whether the curtain truly has fallen on the relationship between Grace and Reed or whether their relationship will be restored just like the theater Reed has purchased. You will not be disappointed in this newest Love in Bloom novel by Melissa Foster, as always a hit - you will not be disappointed!
Sweet second chances
By Amy L momma
This was a truly enjoyable book! Grace is a sassy character. She fled Oak Falls at 18 thinking she didn’t want country life but rather big city theater. She broke things off with her high school sweetheart, Reed, who went to a rival HS. 10 years later, stars align and these two are forced together. She of course sasses him from the minute she sees him. Reed was definitely an alpha male personality, but boy did he have some serious sweet romantic bones in his body! The things he did for his “Gracie”. They were swoon worthy!!! Grace’s sisters are hysterical in this story. They kept her on her toes. I loved that Reed gave her the ultimatum of friends or lovers. But they would not be enemies. He called her out and made her listen and face the past. He was willing to be either, as long as she was in his life somehow. Grace finally met her match and in her three weeks at home, learned that she really needed to be a country girl.
Embracing Her Heart took my breathe away.
This beautiful story begins with Grace Montgomery returning home from New York to teach a screenwriting class at her sister Amber’s bookstore. While she is home her parents porch is being rebuilt by her secret high school boyfriend Reed Cross, who has also just returned to town. Grace is angered by running into Reed and wants nothing to do with him. But a chance meeting at a group event allows them to at least talk about their past. And what a past it turns out to be. Melissa Foster’s characters truly capture your heart. I felt like a participant rather than reading a story. Reed and Grace follow their hearts and the journey is full of twists and turns. I found myself with tears falling down my cheeks as I read Ms. Foster’s touching words. I am so looking forward to the characters and books in this Braden’s & Montgomery series.