writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her
sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in
town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled
lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she
spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.
on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his
uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls
to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love,
brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.
Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a
midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened.
Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no
kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes
steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…
Embracing Her Heart is Melissa Foster’s newest sweet and sexy romance. It is the story of Grace and Reed. They were in love with each other when they were younger, but Grace left Oak Falls, Virginia to pursue her dreams in NYC. She left Reed heartbroken, and he ended up leaving as well. Now years later, both have returned to their hometown. Grace has come home for several weeks to teach a playwriting class to help boost her sister’s bookstore. Reed is home to help run his uncle’s business after losing his ex to his now ex business partner.
Grace never forgot Reed even though she was the one to walk away. She tricks herself into believing she is over him. When she sees him again one night, all those old feelings come rushing back. She is determined that he will not have any affect on her whatsoever. Yeah, that is easier said than done when Reed is involved. She is so strong, independent, and determined, but not where Reed is concerned. Inside, she is sweet and loving, and Reed becomes determined to rediscover and get to know “his Gracie” again.
These two have amazing chemistry! I could easily feel the connection they shared, and I wanted them to rekindle that love. However, there were a lot of things these two had to work through as a couple. In addition, Reed has his own issues about his past, and when someone from his mother’s past shows up out of the blue, he will finally have to face them head on.
As with all of Foster’s books, she creates a memorable and complex group of secondary characters that tug at my heart and pull me even further into her books. I loved the relationship Grace has with her sisters, and I was so glad to find out that each of these amazing women will be getting their own book. One of my favorite things about Foster’s books is that characters from previous ones always show up in current ones. I always feel like I’m catching up with old friends. As usual, I’ll be awaiting the next one!!!!
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.