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Healed by Love: Nate Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Book 1) Kindle Edition
In USA Today Bestseller HEALED BY LOVE...
Nate Braden has loved his best friend's younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he's always kept his feelings at bay. Now he's back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old--but there's an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn't make it out alive.
The Bradens are a series of standalone romance novels that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
"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
"Once again, Melissa Foster has written the perfect romance. Strong friendship, deep emotions, and of course plenty of chemistry." -- Fic Central
Read the entire Love in Bloom series:
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
THE BRADENS (Weston, CO)
Lovers at Heart (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)
Our New Love (Jack & Savannah's Baby)
Daring Her Love Story of Love
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)
Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Swept Into Love (Gage)
"...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK
"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." -- K. Winning
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 always family oriented. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy, fiercely loyal heroes and smart, sassy heroines.
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“ARE YOU SURE you don’t want me to come back after they leave?” Jewel Fisher grabbed her purse from beneath the cash register and checked the posted work schedule one more time, confirming that she wasn’t due back until Monday.
“Yes. Positive. Go have fun. You haven’t had a weekend off for months.” Chelsea Helms, Jewel’s boss and the owner of Chelsea’s Boutique, gently nudged her away from the register. Jewel had worked for Chelsea for two years, although she’d known her much longer. Chelsea had gone to high school with Rick, Jewel’s older brother, who had died two years earlier while serving in Afghanistan.
“I had a weekend off in March.” Jewel walked toward the front of the store, straightening the display tables along the way.
Chelsea rolled her eyes. “That was two months ago, and you know I don’t mean from here. Retail hours are always crazy. I mean from your family and work. Go do something crazy like lose that V-card of yours.”
Jewel had about as much interest in losing her virginity as she did in taking time off from helping her family. It wasn’t that she thought her virginity was something special or worth hanging on to. It wasn’t something she thought about one way or another. Between helping her mother with her younger siblings for the past several years while going to school and now working full-time, she rarely had free time. Even though sex wasn’t something Jewel thought about often, she could feel it all around her. When she was in college, Jewel had lived at home so she could help with the kids, avoiding the nightly peer pressure of living in the dorms, where sex hovered in the eyes of every guy and in the seductive smiles of the girls. Since college, the few dates she had gone on―all set up by Chelsea―had been duds. At least in Jewel’s eyes. Guys her age were too immature, and she didn’t exactly have the time or the desire to go out and meet older guys.
And then there was the kiss…
The kiss that kept her up at night and did make her think about lying beneath a certain man, feeling his hands touch her body in ways that made it hum.
“Earth to Jewel.” Chelsea’s furrowed brow told Jewel she’d been waiting for a response.
“Sorry. I, um…” Have one thing on my mind, and he’s six foot two and a million miles away, fighting the war that stole my brother’s life. “I want to go for a long hike and clear my head. I feel like I’ve been running on full speed forever.”
“You have, Jewel. Go. Take a hike. Read a book. Do whatever will help you relax.” Chelsea raised her brows. “But I still think sex is the greatest stress reliever around.”
Chelsea waved her off to answer the phone, and Jewel headed out the door. She climbed into her Jeep and drove across town to her mother’s house, trying not to think about Nate Braden, because thinking of Nate only confused her. The kiss they’d shared had been at a New Year’s Eve party at his parents’ microbrewery, Mr. B’s. He could have easily turned at the stroke of midnight and grabbed any other woman in the room. She’d just been the one in arm’s reach―and it was a good thing he’d put his strong arms around her and held her tight, because the kiss had turned her entire body to melted butter.
She pushed thoughts of Nate away as she parked in front of her mother’s house and found her younger sister Krissy pouting on the front stoop. Her chin rested in her palm, and her eyes were trained on the ground.
""...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters."" --Supportive Business Moms, UK
""Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories."" Kimberly Winning, avid reader --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00UYD7J7K
- Publisher : World Literary Press (11 June 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 2778 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 275 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1941480152
- Best Sellers Rank: 51,843 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Jewel has had to grow up pretty fast because her dad died and later her brother who served in the forces, died in action. She has to help her mother with her younger brother and sisters and it’s hard on her.
Nate served with Rick, Jewel’s brother. He carries a secret about the day that Rick died and it’s stopping him from going after the one thing he truly wants, Jewel. He has been in love with her for a long time but never even thought about going near her because of Rick but now he’s home and things between them are increasing.
It’s a really great book and I’ve loved reading many books from Melissa Foster. Her characters are always appealing and great to read about. A very good book.
Nate was in love with Jewel for so long and when he comes home he is not sure it's going to work with her brother death over his head.
Jewel runs a tight ship trying to make sure the kids are ok but learns that they really don't have a life they would like.
As with all the Braden men, Nate is a keeper and the topic of loss and love is dealt with from both sides. Love Chelsea and her straight shooting.