Daring Her Love by Melissa Foster…ARC Review


Daring Her Love releases TOMORROW!

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This BRADEN novella features Kat Martin, Brianna Heart’s best friend from HEARTS AT PLAY (The Bradens, #6) with appearances from the hot, wealthy, and wickedly naughty Bradens you know and love.


Kat Martin knows what she wants in a man—someone stable and adoring, definitely not the type of guy who sleeps around. After all, Kat rarely does the wrong thing—until she meets seductively enticing Eric James, and suddenly wrong has never felt so right.

When it comes to his career, race-car driver Eric James is intense, obsessive, and passionate, but when it comes to sex, there’s only one kind—daring, unbridled, and no-strings-attached.

One stormy night, a delayed flight and the dangerous allure of the unknown leads Kat to throw caution to the wind, and she indulges in a rendezvous that she vows to immediately forget—but the secret tryst stirs something possessive in Eric, and forgetting is not an option.


My Review:

Daring Her Love is a novella in author Melissa Foster’s Braden Series as well as story number 18 in the 2015 1,001 Dark Nights line-up.  Here’s where I admit that this is the very first work by Melissa Foster that I’ve read and here’s where I also admit that I went and bought the entire back list after devouring this book.  Ms. Foster knocked my socks off!

Kat is moving forward.  She’s leave her old life behind and is on her way to a fresh start.  A start without a new guy every few weeks.  A new town, new state, new start, new Kat.  She’s about to start with all of those new philosophies until she meets the sexy and smooth talking guy at the bar while waiting for her flight.  The flight taking her to the fresh beginning.  She knows she shouldn’t but she can’t help be tempted by this man and his sexy swagger.  One more quick fling couldn’t hurt, right?  Or could it…

Eric could use a distraction and the woman sitting at the bar giving him the sultry once-over seems to be just what the doctor ordered.  Even better is that she doesn’t seem to be recognizing him from his fame in the racing circuit.  It was refreshing to have someone being attracted to him for him, and not his fame and money.  Just one taste is all he’d need….but he will soon realize he was dead wrong.

What happened when karma intervenes and takes what Kat and Eric thinks is a one night fling and turns it into more than they ever thought possible?

I have two words for you: Smoking. Hot.  This story started out with one hell of a heated bang (heh, quite literally!) and just got better and better.  The attraction between Kat and Eric was fast and hot and I loved it but what I loved even more was when a monkey wrench was thrown into their plan of making it a one night thing.  I loved when they realized they would in no way, shape, or form be able to stay away from one another.  I loved that they tried hard to fight it but had no choice but to give in.  These two characters were so well written and multi-faceted and I enjoyed them tremendously.  They have both been burned in the past and aren’t looking to rush into things but are willing to give what they’ve found a chance.

Another aspect Ms. Foster added into this story was a bit of hidden history Kat and Eric shared that they didn’t realize right away but when they did?  Magic.  It really cemented the universe’s plan in getting these two to admit their connection is one to keep and cherish.

It bears repeating that Ms. Foster knocked my socks off and gained a new fan in this blogger!  I can’t wait to start from the very beginning and meet the whole Braden clan!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


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Book Links:

Amazon  |  1,001 Dark Nights Website

About the author:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She is the author of the award-winning Love in Bloom series featuring the Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, The Ryders, and Seaside Summers. She writes sexy contemporary romance with sinfully sexy, wealthy, and fiercely loyal heroes, and smart, sassy, and sensual heroines. Her Wild Boys After Dark series is hot enough to burn up the sheets.

Melissa has a wicked chocolate addiction, and she loves to name her characters after readers. She welcomes invitations to Skype with book clubs and reader groups.

Visit Melissa Foster’s website.





  1. I’m so happy you loved Kat and Eric as much as I did! I had a blast writing about them, and LOVED their connection from page one!! xox

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