Lovers at Heart : The Bradens

  • by Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by B. J. Harrison
  • Series: The Bradens
  • 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he's going home to try to forget her all together.
Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she's never needed a man to help her find her way - until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she'd spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain - including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat. When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever - and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.


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Would you consider the audio edition of Lovers at Heart to be better than the print version?

I believe it's to close to call.. I love books. I love reading. This was the first time I used an Audio book and I was very pleased. I loved how having someone read to me, made the book come alive.

What other book might you compare Lovers at Heart to and why?

I am a Melissa Foster fan. All her books are captivating, amazing, and a chance to escape for a while.

What does B. J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

B.J. Harrison helps bring the book to life. He is an exquisite narrator. I would love to listen to him again.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Two hearts that beat as one.

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- Laura

3.5/4.5 Open Your Heart to 2nd Chances Stars

3.5 Open Your Heart to Second Chances Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for the narration.

Lovers at Heart is a second chance romance with a strong women's fiction influence.  At the heart of this story (pun intended!) is the vulnerability of opening up one's heart to love after an initial rejection.  Much of this story is focused on an introspection of the fear of vulnerability that a person must necessarily experience to fall in love.  

Although Lovers At Heart is the beginning of a new series, The Bradens, it's also a spin-off of the Love in Bloom Series where the hero and heroine are first introduced.  The heroine is Max, Chaz's assistant and the hero is Treat, the owner of the resort where sisters, Danica and Kaylie, get married.  Treat and Max first meet on the resort and share an intimate moment. However, Max is heartbroken when the next day Treat spurns her.  Of course, what Treat reacts to is seeing Max in the company of a co-worker in the early morning hours and she is wearing the same clothes from the night before which leads to Treat's own jealousy and hurt feelings.

When Max and Treat meet again unexpectedly in Treat's hometown of Weston, Colorado, it's their opportunity to explore their second chance. But when the hurt feelings of their first meeting make this second opportunity at a union difficult, Treat and Max must learn that they must be willing to get hurt again if they really want to find love. Can their be a HEA under the circumstances?

BJ Harrison returns to narrate this debut book in the spin-off series of The Bradens. Having already gotten used to Mr. Harrison's melodic voice, I was able to quickly re-transition back into the lives of these characters. I also as a general matter enjoy his voice. Mr. Harrison has a soothing voice that sounds like a therapist's voice. This voice worked well to highlight Treat's good qualities and also helped to bring to life Max's and Treat's struggles with their own feelings as they try and find love.

All in all, the focus of this book is on the struggles that people must overcome to finally find true happiness and love. If you enjoy books with this as the central theme, and enjoy a full cast in your romances with lots of secondary characters that give the book the feeling of a family drama, then Lovers at Heart is sure to hit the right spot.

Source: Review copy provided for review purposes.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2014
  • Publisher: World Literary Press