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Love Like Ours (Sugar Lake Book 3) Kindle Edition
One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones…
Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.
Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty—and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.
For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs—if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.
“A sweet romance with a plucky heroine and a drool-worthy hero that more than deserve romance. Recommended.” —Library Journal
“Love Like Ours is an emotional, sexy, fun, and feel-good romance. Melissa Foster provided a wonderful cast of characters in their friends and families. Ms. Foster developed a sweet romance with banter, heat, and lots of anticipation. Love Like Ours can be read as a standalone in this series. Fans of Jenn McKinley, LuAnn McLane, and Beth Ciotta will enjoy Love Like Ours.” —Harlequin Junkie (4 stars)
“This is a sweet romance and brings to light some of the hardship of the caregivers of aging parents as well as some of the painful decisions which have to be made.” —eBook Obsessed
About the Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than sixty-five books, including The Real Thing and Only for You in the Sugar Lake series. Her novels have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown magazine, the Patriot, and others. She has also painted and donated several murals to the Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC.
She enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and she welcomes an invitation to your event. Visit Melissa on her website, www.MelissaFoster.com, or chat with her on Twitter @melissa_foster and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor.
- ASIN : B07BK5F3RX
- Publisher : Montlake Romance (September 11, 2018)
- Publication date : September 11, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3072 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 254 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1503905454
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,274 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2018
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it makes you look and think about yourself and your parents what are going to do.
Looking forward to the next book.
Talia is a college professor and she’s admittedly distracted by her family's group phone call while driving. Distracted enough that she nearly plows into the most gorgeous guy she’s ever seen. It’s one thing when he shows up in her class, but when he asks her out, she’s conflicted. Derek is undeniably hot, and the first guy who has stirred anything in her in years, but there are a few problems. He’s off limits as a student, his work as a dancer is troubling, and he's way out of her careful, controlled comfort zone.
Foster definitely pulls out the stops and pours on the feels in the early copy I read of this book! We have a heroine who got hurt badly and doesn’t trust men, choosing to focus on her family and responsibilities as a college professor. Then there’s Derek, an admirable guy with a really great heart who will do anything short of illegal, unethical or immoral to take care of his ailing father, including bartending and dancing, while trying to finish his master’s degree. Then the boisterous and meddling but loving Dalton family and Derek's father, Jonah, add an entirely different layer of emotion.
The way the Daltons care for each other and unconditionally welcome Derek and Jonah into their lives is nothing short of amazing. One beautifully tender moment occurs when five-year-old Louie is talking with Jonah, who thinks Louie is a young Derek. Without missing a beat, Louie speaks to Jonah as if he’s Derek, then whispers to Derek, “He’s confused, so I’m pretending.” I swear, I thought my heart would burst free from my chest! Another thing that takes this story over the top and sets it apart is the unique and unexpected use of the drawing journals of Jonah and Derek, with important family memories memorialized in their cartoon drawings, rather than photographs. They provided for some tender, poignant, and truly special threads that knit the story together in a fresh, significant way.
I loved everything about this book. Foster created my favorite kind of characters who are mature, strong, intelligent and determined and don’t wallow in self-doubt or create juvenile angst as the source of conflict. Instead, Talia and Derek are secure in their relationship and band together to support each other through every challenge. This book sucked me in and captivated my heart, and I wasn’t anywhere near ready to let go of these characters, so this is one I'll return to again. If you’re looking for something that warms your heart, stirs your soul, prompts a tear or two and still brings the heat then leaves you with a happy sigh, you'll adore Talia and Derek. You definitely won’t regret 1-clicking this one!
*I reviewed this book freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review.
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Like all Melissa Foster books, the characters are unique, quirky and above all relateable.
Talia is a reserved professor who has never lived life out of her comfort zone, but that all changes when almost running over Derek Grant.
Derek is creative, confident, bold and daring, he has a big heart and you learn that his day jobs do not define him. He is instantly besotted with Talia to the point he pretends to be a student just to hear her teach.
The book is very much centred around the idea of family, and like all of Foster's books you are reunited with some of your old favourites such as; Willow, Ben and Piper. You celebrate in their family occasions and their strong tight knit bond.
This book is also largely about Alzheimer's and the affect of can have on a carers life not just a person suffering with the disease. It shows the strength and determination a person will go to in order to ensure that a loved one is truly taken care of.
I always love Melissa Foster's books, because behind the romance and the kink, there is always a hard hitting raw and honest message. Her books always give light to subject matters that some authors shy away from.
I absolutely adored Talia and Derek's relationship and I eagerly await Piper's spin off novel.
I would recommend this book to all romance lovers, anyone who likes to read books as part of a series (even though it makes a good standalone), and someone who is looking for an easy and loveable read.
Also the truth of going thou emotions within oneself of do I find out? Just have faith....
Talia is a Beautiful strong woman to join a caring, loving stimulating,humorously , handsome and most importantly beautiful man inside......
Melissa brings this Characters and issues into the light, that so many people go thou daily..... Not all are lucky enough to have the back up of friends and family like the Dalton's..... I only wish they did...
I hope you enjoy this understanding tender love story as much as i did..... Have the tissues ready..... Lol 😍😢😘🤔🐘
This is Talia and Derek’s story. Talia finds trusting hard after a past boyfriend cheated on her. While Derek has little time for romance because he has committed to care for his father.
Like many of Foster’s stories, this romance is entwined with a serious theme. One which affects the lives of many people in different ways.
Ideal for those who like a little substance with their romance.
I always come away feeling that I’ve learned something new and this story is no exception.
Loved Derek and Talia, the opening scene is brilliant when she’s having a conversation with her sisters, trying to park and then almost running Derek over... its the start of a beautiful relationship.
Love Like Ours is a very endearing and thoughtful story and just when I think I’ve read the best.. there is always one more.!!
Derek done really well try to balance his life with his father's illness which is not easy.
Characters are great and loved that Louie help with Derek's father reading that was great.