This Is Love
by Melissa Foster
Release Date: December 3, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Book #2 in the Harmony Pointe series
Number of Pages: 333
Source: Pre-ordered through Amazon
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 12/9/19 to 12/13/19
Actress Remi Divine is sick of bodyguards, sick of stalkers, and sick of feeling like she is always under a microscope. But this movie star isn’t helpless by any means. She’s got a rebellious streak, and she knows how to use it. First order of business: getting rid of the overbearing bodyguards who are sticking to her like glue.
Mason Swift has made protecting others his life, and when Remi ditches his two best men, he takes over and gives it everything he has. Having grown up in the foster-care system, and as a former special operative, he knows all the tricks. Nothing gets by him, especially not gorgeous, sneaky Remi.
He thinks she’s a diva. She thinks he’s arrogant. But when sparks turn to flames and their walls come down, their true hearts are revealed, and their connection is unstoppable. And when tragedy strikes, Remi realizes that being protected isn’t the worst thing in the world—but losing Mason just might be.
Holy cow, I love Mason. He not only has the skill and power to protect Remi, and anyone else who may need protecting, but he’s also so extremely thoughtful. We’ve caught glimpses of Remi, Mason, and Remi’s brother Aiden throughout this author’s Sugar Lake series as well as the previous book in this series. I knew Remi’s would be an interesting story and she’d keep everyone on their toes. I just didn’t realize how she’d make me cry. And she wasn’t alone…Mason brought on even more tears than Remi.
It’s understandable that Aiden tried to keep a protected bubble around Remi throughout her life. But he never seems to take a step back to see that his “protection” was pushing her to do childish and risky things. Mason seems to understand Remi’s need for control from the moment they occupy the same space. He doesn’t bend when it comes to keeping her safe, but he involves her in the process so she doesn’t feel coddled and unheard. It’s very sweet and thoughtful, which just makes Mason a thousand times sexier in my eyes.
Remi is not the one-dimensional actress she is portrayed to be to the public. She cares deeply about the world and those around her. Mason helps her to tap into that need to help others in a way she never felt able to in the past. Remi really grows a lot in this story, into the woman she is meant to be…not the child her brother seems to thing she still is after all these years.
I love how the characters all banded together, more than once, to help Remi find some normalcy in her life. Not because they felt obligated or because they’d get anything out of it; they truly love and respect her and want to see her happy.
As usual, Melissa Foster leaves me content with the current story but wanting so much more with the any of her characters that are still single. I can’t wait for Aiden to meet his match!