Rescued by Love Melissa Foster Release Date: January 11, 2017 Publisher: World Literary Press Contemporary Romance Book #4 of the Ryder series and #42 of the Love in Bloom series Number of Pages: 300 Kindle Edition Source: Pre-purchased through Amazon Rating: NC-17 Read 1/11/17 to 1/12/17
Addy is such a confusing heroine to me. In so many ways she is strong and independent. I love a heroine that owns her sexuality without shame or remorse. It’s refreshing to read about a woman who enjoys sex for the sake of sex. On the other hand, she is a bit too stubborn. There’s even a part of the story where the hero says, “We’ve beaten that horse to death.” Those were the exact words I was thinking at that point. I get it! You don’t want to give up your independence! Get over it!
Jake is a saint. The patience he has for Addy’s neurotic tendencies is going above and beyond. From the beginning he is sweet and sexy, but I fell hard when he showed up at the bridal shop. That whole scene was a big bowl of warm-fuzzies. He is almost as stubborn as Addy, but he has his very wise father there to give him stellar advice. Jake is just like a white knight riding in to save the day, yet he does the swooping in more like a ninja so as not to spook Addy. He found a way to be there to catch her if she falls without making it obvious that’s what he’s doing.
The push/pull that goes on in Addy’s mind in the last third of the book is wonderful. Although this is where a lot of my frustration with her comes into play, it’s where as the reader we see that at least she realizes she’s being irrational. There’s a scene played out on Pirate’s Peak that is just golden and heart-breaking and gut-wrenching. It helped me to understand her so much more.
This has been one of my favorite Love in Bloom books in a while. I absolutely loved Tru Blue (which is not part of this series) and now this one, I feel Melissa Foster is getting her groove back. I always enjoy her books, this just had a little something more.