Then Came Love (The Bradens & Montgomerys #9) Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance

· The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) Book 9 · Sold by World Literary Press
33 reviews

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Blazing heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and an abundance of swoon-worthy moments make this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster unputdownable. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and guaranteed to leave you breathlessly in love with the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens.

What happens when you find your soul mate but she belongs to someone else?

Months ago, famed wedding-gown designer Jax Braden met the woman of his dreams when a bride-to-be came in for a consultation. He’s tried to move on, but there is no forgetting beautiful, smart, and refreshingly real Jordan Lawler, or the loneliness she cleverly tries to hide. When Jordan hires him to design her wedding gown, Jax knows he’s in trouble, but he cannot walk away. As business meetings turn to late-night confessions, their connection deepens, igniting passion too strong to deny. They’re drawn into an inescapable and forbidden love. Loyalties are tested and hearts are frayed, but neither will cross that invisible line in the sand. Come along for the sexy, emotional ride as Jax and Jordan face their toughest competitors yet—their hearts.


LOVE IN BLOOM novels feature alpha male heroes and smart, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy sexy contemporary romance and women's fiction.

THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls)

Embracing Her Heart

Anything For Love

Trails of Love

Wild Crazy Hearts

Making You Mine

Searching for Love

Hot for Love

Sweet Sexy Heart

Then Came Love

Rocked by Love

Our Wicked Hearts


READY TO BINGE READ? The LOVE IN BLOOM big-family contemporary romance collection features billionaires as well as everyday heroes. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books so you never lose track of engagements, weddings, or births.

BIG FAMILIES / SMALL TOWNS (Heroes from all walks of life)

Snow Sisters

The Bradens at Weston

The Bradens at Trusty

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor

The Bradens & The Montgomerys

The Remingtons

The Ryders

Sugar Lake

Harmony Pointe


Seaside Summers

Bayside Summers

Silver Island

Harborside Nights


Wild Billionaires After Dark

Bad Billionaires After Dark


The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Bayside

The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside


"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" NYT Bestseller J. Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York TimesBestseller Lauren Blakely

"Melissa Foster writes her romance novels similarly to my favorite adult romance author, Danielle Steel: the perfect blend of drama, romance, friendship, love and passion."- Andrea Buginsky, author

"I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." - Tia Bach, author

"Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing (on Fated for Love)

"I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books....I am sure there are going to be other family's that intertwine and that is what I love most about these books. They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series. I am a huge fan of Marie Force. And now Melissa Foster has joined her ranks...." - I Love NY, Reviewer

Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

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33 reviews
Nathathida Atirekasâra
May 20, 2022
Jax and Jordan's story is so dreamy yet also gives me a forbidden vibe because Jordan has been engaged to someone else when they met. Well, as you can guess, Jax can't help himself and because Jordan is his new sister-in-law's best friend, he takes his opportunity into his hands and be friend with her. I can't deny that they have a chemistry and Jax is good for Jordan. She is a good woman and she deserves someone who can loves her fiercely. If you want to douse into a sexy, swoon-worthy, and alpha hero, you don't want to miss this book. And if you are a fan of the Braden's men, you are going to love Jax. He loves hard just like all the Bradens do and he would stop at nothing to get what he wants just like they do too (Nick's words not mine.)
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Kristy M
May 18, 2022
Amazing, heartfelt read! Jax lost his heart months ago, to someone who couldn't be his. Jordan was engaged to be married, but kept postponing the dates because she was conflicted. These two cannot deny there are sparks between them, but know that friendship is all there can be. Jax poured on the charm but it was never over the line. I loved reading their journey and was cheering when they finally got together! No cheating.
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Jean Rallings
May 17, 2022
This is book nine in The Bradens and Montgomery's : Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls Series and it is Jax and Jordan's story and omg it is definitely a must read. Ever since Jax and Jordan met there connection and chemistry was so strong and intense but Jordan is engaged to another man and Jax is the designer that is making her wedding dress but Jordan was so taken back with the reaction that she had to Jax that she walked out without making any decisions. Then they meet again at a wedding and they both feel that what they feel is so strong but Jordan just can't go there so she tries to keep her distance and avoid him but then he offers to make her wedding dress together after seeing some of been drawing and he thinks that she is so talented and he should no as he is a very well known and world renowned designer. Jordan has gone through so much heartache in her life and my heart broke for her but hopefully she will come to her senses and not marry a man that was not there for her or the right man for her as he was so selfish and a user. Jax is such an amazing, kind, thoughtful and sincere man and I absolutely loved him and Jordan together but what will it take for Jordan to realise and see that she is with the wrong man. Omg I absolutely loved this book and I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting until the early hours of the morning and I really enjoyed watching Jax and Jordan's relationship grow the more time that they spend together and they were so perfect for each other and I loved the outcome. Melissa Foster is an amazing author and writer and she certainly knows how to keep her reader's attention and on the edge of their seats and I can't wait to read more of her book's in the future.
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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name,  Addison Cole.

Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event!

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