Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumours sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again--but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten.
Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down--only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighbouring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.
A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.
Firstly a big thank you to Shaz a Fiction Addiction Book Tours for letting me take part in this tour.
The Love in Bloom series has a special place in my heart. Melissa is always writing these fantastic characters that you can't help but love. I was extremely upset when I finished the Braden series so as soon as I heard there was some more of them lurking out there I couldn't wait to get stuck in. This is the first book about the Braden Cousins. Daddy Hal has a sister Catherine and she also has 6 children.
Daisy Honey had a difficult childhood. When she was at school the girls used to bully her. They spread rumours about her because she was pretty. It was childish and deep down they were just jealous. That didn't mean that it hurt Daisy any less. She struggled through school and even when she left to go to university, med school and her residency she always had those rumours in the back of her mind. It didn't matter that it wasn't true it still affected her life. I think that Daisy is incredibly strong. Especially to return back to a place where she was so miserable.
What Daisy never expected when she returned to Trusty was to bump in to the man of her dreams. Quite literally. When she was younger Luke Braden had stuck up for her and she never forgot it.
Luke has all of the Braden traits. He's loyal, sweet, kind, caring and of course drop dead gorgeous. Luke is the youngest of his siblings and his father left before he was even born. He's been restless for most of his life but he's recently bought a ranch and feels like he's starting to settle. When he meet's Daisy again he realises it's her he's been waiting for. Luke think's he's been messed up because he never knew his dad but as you will read it's made him a better man.
I really loved the last chapter of this book. It was just so incredibly sweet. I cannot wait to read more of the Braden Cousins' stories.