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PRAISE FOR MELISSA FOSTER:
"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

"​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" –New York Times bestselling author Julie Kenner​

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

PRAISE FOR CATCHING CASSIDY:
"Catching Cassidy is laugh out loud funny, heartwarming, sexy, and hands down one of my favorite reads so far this year!" ―#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Bet, Rachel Van Dyken

PRAISE FOR SISTERS IN WHITE:
"Steamy sex scenes and heartfelt confessions...a satisfying addition to the 'Love in Bloom' series." ―Midwest Book Review

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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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Product Details

  • Series: Love in Bloom: The Ryders (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: EverAfter Romance (March 23, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1941480292
  • ISBN-13: 978-1941480298
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,294,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another great read by Melissa Foster! The book is set on Elpitha Island, a small island owned and inhabited by an extended family of Greeks. Gabriella's grandfather has asked her to come home and meet with the investor looking at purchasing the island to build a resort. Gabriella is a family law attorney in New York City. She has always felt that her family pushed her off the island when that was really where she wanted to be. Duke Ryder is the investor that Gabriella meets at the ferry. Even though she thinks he isn't what the island needs, there is instant attraction. Gabriella is determined to ignore it since she feels its a conflict of interest due to the sale. Duke isn't about to let her go.

Sit back and enjoy the ride! Melissa takes us on a journey with both main characters. Gabriella has to stop looking at the island from the eyes of a child seeing perfection to realize the island & it's culture are dying. There are no prospects for the younger generation unless they move off island. The tourist trade is high but there is nothing to sustain them for the rest of the year. Duke has to realize that there is more to life than business and short term affairs. He needs to realize that he is looking for love. Can Duke negotiate the purchase of the island without alienating Gabriella? Can she reconcile Duke's vision and her love of the island life?

I love the plot line in this book and the added element of the Greek culture. There is such a huge feeling of family & looking out for each other. Melissa's writing does this perfect justice. You are drawn into the story from the first due to the chemistry between the characters & then the give & take between them keeps you involved. The characters are well developed & realistic. The only problem is that the story keeps you enthralled & reading so intently that the next thing you know, the book is finished! And you have a long wait for the next one!!
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Melissa Foster has done it again. From the beginning these books bring you into the relationship, town and setting and it's a trip of a life time. Duke & Gabriella are bought together on Elpitha Island.

The journey that is taken with Duke & Gabriella is amazing as are all the Braden, Remington & Seaside stories. Cameos and appearances from much loved characters are always great to see.

Melissa never disappoints. I think I have a new favorite Melissa - Duke has my heart ❤️
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Gabriella grew up on Elpitha Island, a place where everyone is your family. Duke is interested in purchasing the island from Gabriella's grandfather to put in a resort and to bring business back to the island. Gabriella is to be Duke's tour guide. From Duke and Gabriella's first meeting the sparks fly. Gabriella is afraid to leave her self fall for Duke, afraid he will change her home too much.

I have never been disappointed by any of Melissa Foster's books and this one is no different. You can't help but to fall in love with Duke, Gabriella and the Island of Elpitha
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I'm always eager for another Melissa Foster book to be released and Claimed by Love was even better than I expected! I love all of her books, especially the Seaside Summers series, and I enjoyed this one a lot because of the beautiful setting, the love and passion between Gabriella and Duke, and the strong themes of love and family that this book emphasizes. I had a hard time putting it down but I tore through it quickly and loved every minute of it!

"'Family. Love. It seeps into every part of our lives.'"

Gabriella Liakos is an attorney based out of New York City but her heart lies with her beloved island, Elpitha Island. Elpitha Island is a small, fictional island off the coast of South Carolina and has a unique combination of cultures, combining Gabriella's father's Greek heritage and her mother's Southern ways. Much of her family still lives there and they mean the world to her but the island is losing money because it isn't much of a tourist destination and they can't keep many businesses alive.

This is where Duke Ryder comes in. He is a real estate investor and he has visions to turn Elpitha Island into a big tourist attraction, complete with hotels, casinos, you name it. However, when he meets Gabriella, he becomes so attracted to her and doesn't want to lose her over a business deal that he will do anything to make her happy.

"'If missing each other is crazy, then someone better get a straitjacket made for two.'"

As someone who loves all things tropical, I LOVED the setting in this book! Melissa Foster's descriptions made me feel like I was there on Elpitha Island and I could practically smell and taste the delicious food Gabriella's family cooks. I also love food so all of the food talk made my mouth water!
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Claimed by Love is another fantastic book written by Melissa Foster about the Ryder family. How do you write a review for such a great book and give it the credit it deserves? I have no idea so I'm just going to write that this book really doesn't need me to sell it, the author's name and the title of the book does that all on its on. The way she writes her characters they seem real. I have read everything the has been published by Melissa Foster and to date "Claimed by Love" is my all time favorite. I LOVED LOVED Duke and Gabriella's story. Duke travels to Elpitha to look into buying a resort along with his partner Pierce Braden from the Liakos family, which happens to be Gabriella's family. So you can imagine what is going to happen. Gabriella is an Attorney who her Grandfather thought would be the best person to show Duke around and give him a tour of the Island. Gabriella loves the island and doesn't want to sell or change anything about it, she never wanted to leave, her Grandfather made her. For her family she would do anything, so here she is showing Duke around her beloved Elpitha. At first Gabriella comes across very judgmental but as the story progresses you learn why and you start to see her attitude towards Duke change, it takes her a bit about selling Elpitha. From the very first time Duke sees Gabriella he likes what he sees and of course he wants her. This is another great read with a wonderful Love story. Melissa Foster knows how to write a story and she writes them perfectly! Enjoy reading Claimed by Love, you don't need to read any of the other books in this series but I would highly recommend you start from the beginning and work you way through, you will not be disappointed. Thanks for Duke and Gabriella's story. Now go and get this book. Happy reading and enjoy!!!
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