Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster

Fate brings Ty and Aiyla together,

but will tragedy tear them apart?

Do you believe in fate?
World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his—and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.
After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn’t imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she’d worked so hard to create.
Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #6
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 4, 2017
World Literary Press



He leaned in close, and she held her breath, readying for a kiss she wasn’t sure she should accept—but she wanted nonetheless. She closed her eyes and his lips touched her cheek.

“Good luck out there, baby cakes,” he said just above a whisper, and walked away.

The air rushed from her lungs. Baby cakes. That’s what he’d called her last time they were together, though she’d never known why. Did he call everyone baby cakes? And if so, did those other women feel as special as she did when he said it? She watched him walk away and noticed several other girls also enjoying the view of his fine ass in those tight cycling shorts. Life would be a whole lot easier if she were more like her much-older sister, Cherise, who had raised her from the time Aiyla was fifteen, when they’d lost their mother. Cherise lived a careful, meticulously orchestrated life, void of any risks, including those that pertained to her heart. She’d married a safe, reliable accountant with no sense of adventure. They had a comfortable home with a white picket fence and two adorable little boys. Just the idea of living such a mundane life made Aiyla’s stomach turn. Hadn’t their mother’s death taught her sister that fate played its hand no matter how many walls one erected? Living a safe, boring life in fear of it all being taken away wasn’t living at all.

Aiyla had accepted long ago that she’d never be a white-picket-fence type of girl. She loved adventures, thrived on capturing in photographs that would live on forever the faces of people who had lived full, even if torturous, lives. And she felt rejuvenated when surrounded by untamed wilderness. As she forced her gaze away from Ty, her fingers absently brushing over the cheek he’d kissed, she had to admit, she also enjoyed the sheer energy of a man marking his territory.

Now, if only she could focus on the race instead of the man who’d set her heart on fire.



My heart was absolutely pounding while reading Thrill of Love. A stunning and shocking tale of fated love and having those that you need when you need them most in your life.

I cried happy and sorrowful tears while engrossed in the book. I had a hard time even putting the book down (damn adulting getting in the way of my finding out what happens next). This book is full of heart pounding adventure, both in and out of the bedroom, and the love that Ty and Aiyla share is awe inspiring.

Ty and Aiyla meet in Switzerland and shared an amazing 5 days together, inseparable from the start. But Aiyla had heard about Ty’s reputation and even though her heart told her that Ty could be the one, her head just wasn’t in the game. So she told Ty if it was fate, their paths would cross again.

Ty knew as soon as he saw Aiyla in Colorado at the Children’s Charity Mad Prix Race, that fate was truly on his side. He was determined not to let her slip by him once again. No matter how headstrong she was.

During the race, Aiyla injures herself and Ty decides to stick by her side. Aiyla plays off the injury as just over use, but Ty sees more than her just being tired and a small pull. Through his insistence, he has Aiyla checked out and what comes next is something neither of them ever expected.

Now that fate has brought the two of them back together again, could fate play a part in tearing them apart?

This book was such an emotional read. Love is tested and admiration and love are found in places neither of them ever expected.

Definitely a top read of the year for me. I get so excited with each new Melissa Foster release and this one has been my favorite by far!



Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance 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–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.




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