Claimed by Love (The Ryders #2) Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance: Duke Ryder

· The Ryders Book 2 · Sold by World Literary Press
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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom series. The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.

 

CLAIMED BY LOVE is a USA Today Bestseller!

 

"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!" _New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak


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


IN CLAIMED BY LOVE...

Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.


Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host_the daughter of the owner of most of the island.


Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?


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MORE RYDERS!

Seized by Love (Blue)

Chased by Love (Trish)

Swept Into Love (Gage)

Rescued by Love (Jake)


The RYDERS are the newest addition to the Love in Bloom series. Characters from each series appear in future books. Each book may be read as a standalone novel, or as part of the series. Visit Melissa's website for a series guides and checklists.


Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:


SNOW SISTERS

Sisters in Love

Sisters in Bloom

Sisters in White


THE BRADENS (Weston, CO)

Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Treat & Max)

Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)

Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)

Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)

Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)

Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)


THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO)

Taken by Love (Luke)

Fated for Love (Wes)

Romancing My Love (Pierce)

Flirting with Love (Ross)

Dreaming of Love (Emily)

Crashing into Love (Jake)


THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS

Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)


THE REMINGTONS

Game of Love (Dex)

Stroke of Love (Sage)

Flames of Love (Siena)

Slope of Love (Rush)

Read, Write, Love (Kurt)


SEASIDE SUMMERS

Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)


THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)

Healed by Love (Nate)

Surrender My Love (Cole)

River of Love (Sam)

Crushing on Love (Shannon)

Whisper of Love (Tempest)

Thrill of Love (Ty)


REVIEWS

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner


"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)


NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult 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. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.


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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46 reviews
Cinta García de la Rosa
March 22, 2016
One more cute and sweet story written by phenomenal romance writer Melissa Foster. Gabriella and Duke are sweet and hot in equal measure. When Gabriella has to face the possible selling of her beloved family island, she is not happy at all. When Duke goes to Elpitha, he never thought he would find a hot-blooded Greek woman like Gabriella, who would drive him crazy. Crazy in the good way, of course. What happens when two people who are heavily family-oriented have to face their fears? I won't spoil anything here, so make sure you read this book. The story is cute and sweet, but it didn't have a lot of action or tension, so it wasn't very gripping for me. But I enjoyed it because Melissa Foster's books are the perfect escape from reality, and I fantasized all the time about escaping to Elpitha and being able to disconnect from routine and my busy life. If you like hot, hunky heroes and strong female characters, this is the book for you, and I double dare you not to fall in love with the Greek atmosphere of the island depicted in this book.
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Heather Major
March 21, 2016
Claimed by Love in the highly anticipated second installment in Melissa Foster's Love in Bloom: Ryder Family series. Gabriella Liakos is a tough family law attorney from New York. When she receives a phone call from her grandfather asking for her help to save her family's island from investors she rushed home. Duke Ryder is a real estate investor who, along with his partner Pierce Braden, is looking at opening a new resort on Gabriella's family island. Gabriella's family has charged her with showing the good-looking Duke around the island in hopes that she will be able to scare him away from investing and building on the island. Duke however has other plans. He is instantly attracted to the beautiful Gabriella and the more time he spends with her the more he wants to get to know her and make he his. The pull and tug dynamics of this relationship makes this book such a great read. These two are deeply attracted to each other both physically and emotionally but neither are willing to sway on their view points for the island. Only time will tell if these two will be able to work together in to turning the island into the vision they both have and if this vision will include a HEA for them. I received an eARC of the book compliments of the publisher for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
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Mary Schuck
March 23, 2016
Claimed by Love is the 2nd book in the Ryder Family Series by Melissa Foster and I couldn't put this book down once I started it. The characters are very well developed and they draw you into the book from the beginning. Duke is a real estate investor who wants to buy Gabriella's family island. Gabriella doesn't want anything to change on the island so she makes up her mind to chase him away, but their instant attraction makes her rethink that plan. Like all of Melissa's books you see characters from previous books. You really should read this book. I can't wait to read the next book in the Ryder's Series!
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About the author

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult 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. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

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