Swept Into Love (Gage Ryder) by Melissa Foster Release Date: August 16, 2017 Publisher: World Literary Press Contemporary Romance M/F Book #5 in The Ryders series Book #41 in the Love in Bloom series Number of Pages: 300 Kindle Edition Source: Pre-ordered through Amazon Rating: XXX Read 8/17/17 to 8/18/17
It seems I have been waiting FOREVER for Gage and Sally’s story to be told. And really, I kind of have. If you have been reading the bigger series (Love in Bloom) from the first book, that’s where we meet these two crazy kids! Then they pop up here and there throughout the series, especially once you get into the Ryders part of the series. Sure, as the author always says, you don’t have to read the whole series to enjoy this book. But if you really want to get the depth of the relationship between Sally and Gage and to get as excited as I did when I found out they’d finally get their HEA then start at the beginning.
Gage has always captivated me. From the beginning, he was so good with Sally’s son, Ryder. You don’t get to see that too much in this story, but it’s very obvious that Gage thinks of Ryder in a very paternal way. To get to see his personality really come out and shine in this story is fantastic. I especially enjoyed what I will call the George Michael scene, so as not to give any spoilers. It was so fun and sexy and thoughtful and darn right cute!
Sally was always the more serious of the two, with good reason. Sally is a single mom of a teenage boy who just lost his father when we first meet her. Getting Ryder through high school (not to mention a million other things that he has to deal with once his deceased dad’s secrets get out) is a full-time job in itself. Gage was always there to help Sally through those tough times. At the beginning of this story I was afraid Sally wouldn’t be able to let go and find her joy. Luckily, Gage got through to her pretty quickly. Yes, there were still reservations. But for the most part she was able to enjoy the ride.
So many things happen with Sally and Gage in a short amount of time, but it’s impossible to go in-depth on any of it without major spoilers. Some of the things are predictable and some are not…all make for a good story and were fun to read.
Melissa Foster also uses this book to start setting up a new family, the Montgomerys, for her readers to become enamored with. This time instead of a bunch of boys and one girl it seems the family is full of sisters and one brother. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!