When he's called away to woo the festival's largest sponsor--and the lover he's never admitted to having--secrets from his past turn his new life upside down. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds--and their hearts.
A captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. She had to pee. She stifled the urge to lean over and kiss his barely parted lips. Surely her bladder could wait one small minute while she savored those memories. She remembered thinking that she wanted to run her hands through his wavy blond hair, which set off his ocean-blue eyes like jewels. When she awoke, the sun was warming the room, and his unkissed lips slightly parted as he slept.
She reached over now and ran her finger over the prickles of whiskers that lined the chiseled edge of his jaw. He rolled onto his side, snuggling deeper into the pillow, and shifted just enough to jiggle her bladder. Kaylie turned, holding the sheet across her heavy breasts. After Kaylie went to the bathroom, she washed her hands and inspected herself in the mirror.
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Naked Buddha. She turned sideways. Beached whale. She turned to the rear and looked over her shoulder. The evening before came tumbling back to her. She was a good singer! Look at me. It's about seven months since the end of book 1 and we find Kaylie restless and frustrated. While Danica is overwhelmed and thriving. It was fun to watch Chas explain to Kaylie about his misadventures with his big sponsor who is now holding out on him and threatening to buy out one of his partners.
But he did fess up. And she came back at them but through Kaylie this time. Are her intentions pure or misguided? This woman is a nuisance. Will Chas be able to outmaneuver her and end her machinations for good? I can't wait to see how Kaylie handles motherhood and becoming a wife. Danica and Blake are true and steady and I don't see too many issues for them with getting married. But Kaylie is a drama queen and I foresee upheaval on her wedding day. I hope Chas can handle her. BJ Harrison does another fine job of narrating this story.
He portrays Kaylie to a tee and he balances her outlandish behavior with Danica's calm. As Danica's life unfolds, we find that she is also a very caring person as she spends time with a troubled teenaged girl, Michelle, as part of the Big Sister Program.
The same is true of Blake Carter, who at first we believe to be nothing but an egotistical playboy. However, as events occur, we find there is a heart and soul below the showy exterior. When Danica and Blake meet, the attraction is mutual, but there are many barriers they each must break down before they can give in to those emotions. I really enjoyed this first novel in the Snow Sister's series. The characters are complex, likable, and well developed. The storyline kept me interested and reading so I could find out what happened to each of the characters. If you enjoy a romance novel with depth, heart, and soul, you will enjoy Sisters in Love.
Being a professional myself, I can easily relate to Danica and how she compartmentalizes her life between work and her private feelings. However when hot and confused Blake Carter walks into her office seeking therapy, Danica must keep him at a distance while secretly lusting after him. What I liked about this story is the interweaving of several deep and equally touching subplots. Blake's best friend, Dave, has died unexpectantly, leaving his families in turmoil. Meanwhile, Danica's sister, Kayl Being a professional myself, I can easily relate to Danica and how she compartmentalizes her life between work and her private feelings.
Meanwhile, Danica's sister, Kaylie, is in conniptions over whether to get closer to the man in her life, or go back to her playgirl ways. Finally, there is Michelle, Danica's Little Sister, who is struggling with her mother's alcoholism. All of these subplots allow Danica to dispense advice and guidance while wondering how much of it applies to herself. This is the first book of Melissa Foster's new series. It is chock full of character development and leaves enough open questions for the reader to eagerly await the next book in the series, and the next, and the next.
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC pre-release for an honest review. Alone in the house and feeling a bit lonely, I was in desperate need of a good distraction. I connected straight away to the characters and absolutely loved Melissa Foster's writing style. Her descriptions of the busy tourist town and the annoyance of the people who live there at the disruption to their morning coffee collection ro I was given an ARC of 'Sisters in Love' in exchange for an honest review. Her descriptions of the busy tourist town and the annoyance of the people who live there at the disruption to their morning coffee collection routine was great and made me as a reader nod along at the realistic day-to-day annoyances we all face especially now that I have just started working in a coffee shop, so see the annoyance on people's faces when I am taking too long learning the till and they tap their feet at me impatiently!
One of the lead females Danika was a real breath of fresh air, and really easy to relate to. I loved how close she was to her sister and how she let her make her own choices even when she had her own opinions. It was great to see her give Kaylie unprejudiced, therapeutic advice just as she would to her patients. It also gave me a real sense of sadness to see how brilliantly Danika was at giving other people sound advice, yet she struggles with taking the same advice herself.
Blake was a great character and one of my favourite things about this book was following his journey of self-discovery and his development as both a friend and a man. The pacing of the novel was perfect, without making the storyline, or the formation of characters and relationships seeming too rushed or too slow. Melissa Foster's writing style really spoke to me, as it holds a realistic tone, and accepts the day-to-day troubles people have to go through as a given part of life. I loved the developments that the characters go through and I really enjoyed reading the start to their story, and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
I enjoyed this book, though at times it was a bit slow for me. Danica Snow is a therapist, so there is a lot of figuring out of feelings and how to process them. I understand that it is part of the story line, but all the inner processing was somewhat tedious for me. Danica is a successful therapist, but she also has a few issues of her own. She is a likeable character, but her introspection was sometimes long and repetitive. Blake is I enjoyed this book, though at times it was a bit slow for me.
Blake is a hot player trying to reform his ways after the death of his best friend. I actually found him pretty endearing. He is just a lost guy trying to figure out his life. Of course, Danica becomes his therapist. They have met prior to the first therapy session, and they have an attraction to each other. This of course makes therapy tortuous as they try to maintain a professional relationship. All the characters are likeable, and as a whole, I liked this story.
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I wanted each character that was working through issues to succeed and overcome them. My main complaint about this book, though, is the way it abruptly ended. It just ended, in my opinion, right in the middle of a scene. There was a lot of buildup and sexual tension between the 2 characters, and not much of their relationship once they actually get together. I felt like there was more story for Danica and Blake. The confusing ending dropped my rating from 3. As I said, I enjoyed this story, but it seemed like the author just ran out of things to say and just stopped.
While she does in-depth analysis of her clients, she hardly ever takes a look at herself. Then enter the playboy Blake. Their relationship takes her on a rollercoaster ride. From furious to professional to passionate — Blake brings out the best and the worst in her, causing her to seriously evaluate her own life. The characters in this story are so different from each other and so varied. Perfect-life Dave — they are like the different colours that make up something as beautiful as a rainbow.
I also liked the pairing of Blake and Danica. They are indeed perfect for each other. She uses a very simple and easy to get into language to give a smooth flow to her stories. This book has a lot of love — friendship and drama that This book is for romance and chic-lit lovers, but no matter your preferred genre — you will find something penned by this author.
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This book was part of a blog tour I was given an ARC copy for my honest review Danica has always been the responsible one; she is a therapist and part of the big sister program. She doesn't have or make time for anything else, her life is boring. Blake has no real responsibilities beyond his business with his best friend; he has indiscriminate sex with any and every woman who wants him. The two of them meet at a coffee shop when Blake accidentally elbows Danica in the face; while her nose is blee This book was part of a blog tour I was given an ARC copy for my honest review Danica has always been the responsible one; she is a therapist and part of the big sister program.
The two of them meet at a coffee shop when Blake accidentally elbows Danica in the face; while her nose is bleeding Blake is checking out the hot chick who offers a napkin and Danica gets pissy with him. He goes to Danica, the two of them want each other but with Blakes anger and promiscuity issues and Danica dealing with her Little sister and biological sisters problems neither one of them may be ready or able to make things work.
The synopsis of this book had me interested right away the whole forbidden love between a therapist and patient. At first I wasn't sure how the author was going to pull it off without it leaning towards creepy or weird, but the way she set it up and the interactions between Blake and Danica kept it from straying into that taking advantage territory. One of my favorite things about this book is that it had a few different sub plots in it, it wasn't just about Blake and Danicas romance and yet at the same time everything seemed to come back to the two of them.
Melissa has created some great characters that are easy to relate to because they do have flaws, they are not perfect or untouchable you fall in love with them and want to fix all their problems. I can't wait to see what happens with these characters throughout the rest of the series.
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View 2 comments. I didn't think I would like Blake in the beginning, I mean, sexy YES, Quickies in the bathroom Danica on the other hand was I don't see how she could have been anything else. Always looking out for her younger sister Kaylie, the promiscuous one, who had a lady case of the "Cock Block", don't know what you call it when another lady blocks you from a sexy man.
The best part about the book, other than getting to see Danica and Blake get to know each other was, Danica's growth throughout. I think she learned to let things be, and learned that she couldn't control every aspect of everything. I liked watching her loosen up a bit, and "let her hair down". Happy Reading! Jun 22, C. I had the amazing opportunity to read this before it hits the stands, but don't worry! Your chance is coming soon, as it comes out this September. SIL follows the life of slightly uptight and careful Danica Snow, a skilled therapist who seems to be better at giving advice than investigating her own issues too deeply.
She's content in her simple, yet slightly boring, life. Enter Blake. Swoon-worthy, handsome playboy Blake. He is used to getting everything and everyone he wants. Whenever, wherever he wants it.
But when a chance and painful no really, she gets hurt! The story also closely intertwines with her real sister Kaylie's story from man-eater to confused in love, and the journey of her "Little Sister" who Danica works with through the Big Sister program as she overcomes secrets, her mom's addictions, and social anxieties from being different. SIL follows all three stories, but the main story is that of Danica's beautiful transformation from cautious, stuffy therapist, to a woman who dares to put it all on the line when the passion becomes too hard to ignore.
This book is a little steamier than Foster's readers may be used to, but in a very good, romantic, light-hearted way. You cannot help but fall in love with falling in love as you follow Danica's story. This book should come with a caution though: "So enticing and addictive, you will want to devour it all in one sitting! I'm a sucker for stories with family threads and romance, and this series delivers. First in a series, Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster is a complete story on its own, with romance, character development, and small-town drama offered in almost equal portions.
Well-crafted conversations with great dialog and pleasant good humor build scene and character and move the story forward. Danica, the sensible sister of the title, is a therapist blind-sided by the artful coincidence of love. But wild, rebellious Kaylie has her hidden depths a well, and while Danica learns to let go, Kay First in a series, Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster is a complete story on its own, with romance, character development, and small-town drama offered in almost equal portions.
But wild, rebellious Kaylie has her hidden depths a well, and while Danica learns to let go, Kaylie just might be preparing to settle down. And, just maybe, sensible and wild are over-simplifications in describing two young women whose paths through life are determined as much by the past as by hopes for the future. Danica makes a very convincing therapist, with a tendency to analyze herself, her relationships, and her friends at every opportunity.
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And a great circle of friends bring echoes of favorite Maeve Binchey novels mixed with thoroughly modern American romance. Author Melissa Foster blends uncompromising reality with honest integrity. Great dialog artfully balances real words and real-world humor with a gentle avoidance of offence. And enticing sensuality remains firmly grounded with relatable distractions. Disclosure: I was lucky enough to receive an eARC of this novel Jun 01, S.
Nelson rated it it was amazing. Danica reminds me of many people i know. Educated, self sufficient and happy but not very lucky in love.
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She will not sell herself short but instead will wait for the right person. Her sister, Kaylie, on the other hand is having fun in all the wrong places. There is no right or wrong here. They both have great stories to tell. Pairing up Danica and Blake is genius. He is the last person one would have expected her to end up with.
Loved the story. Jun 09, Dawntwilight rated it it was ok. Not a bad read,but the name dropping drove me insane. Melissa Foster is a new-to-me author with Sisters in Love being my first book by her. Please note that Sisters in Love is the first book in the first subseries under the umbrella of the Love in Bloom series. Summary: Danica Snow is used to being the smart, responsible one. Those attributes fit well with her career as a therapist.
Blake Carter enjoys his life. He never gets bored with the player lifestyle. That is, until his friend and business partner suddenly dies. But is it the right time to indulge? Danica was just an okay heroine for me. She was a loving and supportive sister, and had a never-ending well of empathy and compassion for others. I also really liked how she was with Michelle. She had some self-esteem and self-confidence issues to work through, but she got a good start on becoming the woman she wanted to be.
He seemed very arrogant and maybe a little self-absorbed. As the story progressed, he became a little more likeable. I liked that he started making changes. By the time Danica and Blake were together, the book ended, but they were in love. Even the love scenes disappointed. The first is in-your-face crude and fast. I got including this considering the issues Blake was dealing with, but then with him and Danica it was more of a fade-to-black.
Overall, the book was just kind of meh. In the blurb, the premise was intriguing, but I think the characters trying to overcome their issues overshadowed everything else. Blake had made strides in his therapy and then seemingly just quit. Everything was just kind of swept under a rug and hidden for a happy ending.
I settled on three stars because there were some good parts, and a few characters caught my attention. I think I may read on in the series eventually, just not right now. Jan 22, The Book Junkie Reads. I was on the fence through most if it. One sister I could work with while the other left me wondering about her and her motives. Could she really be so shallow? Overall it felt like an introduction to three important characters.
Simple, sweet and enjoyable. This was my first read from the author and I find that I can sink i introduction to these sisters Overall 3 out of 5 stars Performance 3 out of 5 stars Story 3 out of 5 stars What am I feeling? This was my first read from the author and I find that I can sink in and enjoy the read on a lazy day.
There was intensity and compassion. Danica Snow was the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. Blake Carter was the town player. Danica has and encounter with the town bad boy that becomes lasting and telling all at the same time. Her sister has her eyes set on him. That was until he goes to Danica to work out some issues in his life.
With all the ends and out of it this was a read that got me to a new series to enjoy any day any time. Mar 16, Rachel C. This was a cute, short book. I have to admit that I almost wish there had been a little more build-up on Blake's side of things for us to read about, but otherwise it was a pretty awesome read.