Thursday, 27 September 2018

Review: Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster

One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones…

by Melissa Foster
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Format: Paperback
Release Date: September 11th, 2018
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.

Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty — and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.

For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs — if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.

Melissa Foster - you're amazing!

If you haven't read my review on the first installment in the Sugar Lake series, The Real Thing, please be sure to do so before you make your way any further into this review. The first installment completely wooed me. I fell for Willow and Zane and absolutely adored watching their relationship grow and flourish. I adored it so much, I immediately dove into Only You, the second title of the Sugar Lake series, which focuses on the story of Bridgette and Bodhi. Enough said, I was game for Love Like Ours, the latest installment, and I positively could not wait to binge read it the very week it arrived.

"Whatever this was between them was magnificent and stronger than anything he'd ever felt, but the caution in her eyes won again."

This book was complicated, but in the very best way. It awakened emotions in me I hadn't thought would come up during my reading experience, and for the most part it left me raw.

I set Love Like Ours aside a few times, and felt myself feeling sympathetic towards Derek and his father.  There were some uplifting moments between the two, but there were some sad ones that deeply moved me. Furthermore, Talia was a unique character, who had an interesting past I was eager to learn more about, but aside from that, she also possessed an interesting outlook on life. Derek, in contrast to Talia, was very focused and plan-oriented, spending most of his time worrying and caring for his ailing father. His personality highly differed from that of Melissa Foster's past male leads, especially in the Sugar Lake series. Talia and Derek's relationship was as hot as it was rocky, but I loved every minute of it. Reading along as their relationship with one another grew, learning more about one another, and coping with any trial that came their way was extremely exciting. By far, Love Like Ours is my favorite of the Sugar Lake titles, and I'm very eager to read the companion title "Finding My Girl".

If you love sugary-sweet romances with irresistible characters that will make you swoon, smile, and cheer, Love Like Ours by Melissa Foster is your next must read!

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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