~☆Review☆~ Claimed by Love by Melissa Foster


Claimed by Love
Love in Bloom: The Ryders #2
By: Melissa Foster
World Literary Press

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I wanted to be on the beach the whole time I read this book. Melissa Foster brought the South Carolina shore to life and added a dash of Mediterranean in for good measure.

The chemistry between Gabriella and Duke was hot and steamy. I thought the conflict between them, her wanting to preserve the island and him wanting to develop it, would have played out more, but as with most romance books it’s more about the relationships than the plot. That being said, if you’re not a fan of your romantic leads falling in love almost as soon as they meet, this is not the book for you. 

Overall, this was a fun, quick read, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had been on the beach…


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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☆¸.•*¨*★☆About the Author☆★*¨*•.¸☆

Melissa Author PhotoMelissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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2 thoughts on “~☆Review☆~ Claimed by Love by Melissa Foster

  1. I couldn’t have enjoyed writing it more than if I’d been on the beach too! I’m so happy you loved the book–and I hope you get your wish to be on the beach soon! Thank you for your review XOXO


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