BLOG TOUR + REVIEWS: Stroke of Love by Melissa Foster

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HI GUYS!!! Today I’m happy to share my reviews of Melissa Foster’s Remington series.
These are bunch of HOT and GOOOOOOD reads, so watch out 🙂
oh, p.s. you can click on the banner to see the rest of the tour schedule!
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Title: Game of Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Remingtons #1
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17th, 2014
Source: I was given a review copy in return for an honest review



Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?

My Feelings!
This was one breathtaking game of love!! I LOVED IT. I loved everything about it. I loved Dex. I reallly like Ellie. I LOVED all the supporting characters, like Mitch, Regina, and Dex’s family. But I especially loved the story. It was one of redemption, forgiveness, and new beginnings, and it was such a well written story, that I could help but fall in love with this beautiful book.
So, first off, there’s the totally smokin’ hot, nerdy, multi-million dollar game designer: Dex Remington. Seriously. Just from that description, who wouldn’t fall for him? 😉 What I liked about Dex, though, was that he was so understanding. He’s loved Ellie for pretty much his life, and when she walked away early on, he never thought he would see her again, and it’s an instant connection. But Ellie has so many problems, and yet, Dex fights for her like no one else has ever done for her. And that’s what I loved about him. The way in which he takes cares of Ellie, gets her to open up, and STAY for once in her life was such a heartwarming story to watch unravel. Of course, they had their bumps along the way, but Dex handled everything with such grace and charisma that I couldn’t help but fall in love with the man. I was fangirling so hard.
And then, there’s Ellie. To be honest, I felt like I would have like her more, but I guess I didn’t really feel the connection. But regardless, I really enjoyed her story. I loved seeing her grow with Dex’s love and I loved seeing her open up, and break her rules of flight for the man she was in love with. She had a troubled past, but with the help of the others in this book, she finally comes to fight for the thing she wants most: a happy ending with the man she loves. By the end of the book, I was tearing up a little because of not only the happy ending, but because of the beauty of all of Ellie and Dex’s moments. They really were a perfect couple, and they complemented each other so well. 🙂
My favorite quote?
“You deserve to be love. Do you hear me?
Ellie didn’t answer. She couldn’t push anything past the lump that formed thick and resistant in her throat.
Regina yanked her clooser. “Did you hear me, Ellie? You are not a product of the fucking system. You deserve to be loved, and if you have to fight for it, then that’s what you do. Fight for this with everything you’ve got.” She tugged her against her bony chest and hugged her.
NOW, you see why I loved the supporting characters sooo much too?? 😉

4 BEAUTIFUL butterflies from me 😉

4 butterflies

NEXT UP, We have Book #2: Stroke of Love *grin*
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Title: Stroke of Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Remingtons #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 3rd, 2014
Publisher: World Literary Press
Source: I was given a review copy in return for an honest review



Kate Parello runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn’t felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.

Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he’s always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what’s missing in his life, not to find a woman.

Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate’s misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way—even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world—and love her to the ends of the earth.

My Feelings!
*Sigh* Sage Remington. That’s all I have to say 😉 HAHA JK I have much more to gush about 😉 So, Stroke of Love is the second book in the Remington sibling series, and IT WAS SO DARN GOOD!!! I loved every second of it, and I didn’t want Kate and Sage’s story to end, because they were just sooooo good and perfect together.
The story tells the story of Sage Remington. Tired of a fast-paced city life where all he does is make money and give it to charities, he decided he wants the hands-on experience of being able to help others, so he goes to Belize to help with the humanitarian efforts. There, he meet Kate Parello 🙂 Kate has grown up with being a humanitarian, with her parents both being part of the Peace Corps, and in Belize, she’s helping with the program that brings celebrities to help bring publicity and awareness, as well as aid, to the children in underdeveloped nations.
On that note, WOW. The first thing that struck me in this book was how selfless and innately kind Kate and Sage both were. Of course, at the beginning, Kate thinks of Sage as just another arrogant celebrity looking for a good publicity stunt, but she eventually figures out that’s not true, and dang, was it wonderful. 🙂 As for Sage? He falls for Kate pretty much right off the bat, and throughout the book, he proves himself to be not only the opposite of the stereotypical celebrity, but the perfect match for Kate.
“A time filler,” he repeated. “You make me want to fill time over and over again. I never realized I had so much downtime to be filled.” He nuzzled against her neck. “Kate,” he whispered. “You’re so much more than a time filler. It scared the shit out of me.”
AH! Honestly, after reading Game of Love, I didn’t think theses Remingtons could get any hotter or any more swoonworthy, but if Dex was hot, Sage was FIRE. Sage was the perfect man, filled with the best intentions, and it was sooo cute seeing him prove himself, and help the kids create the mural. And his art sessions? *SWOOON* I love me a hot artist. 😉 And I had some serious Kate-love as well. 🙂 I think I connected to Kate more than I did to Ellie, but personally, I liked Kate’s character a lot more. (not that I didn’t love Ellie or anything, but…) She was so headstrong, which made her worthwhile to read about, but when she opened up, it was such a beautiful thing. She gave her heart to Sage and *SIGH*. I want a piece of that 😉
OH and did I mention Luce and Sage’s family. No? WELL THEY’RE AWESOME. Luce is Kate’s best friend in Belize, and she seriously pushes Kate towards the attraction she has for Sage. Not to mention she was really cute, and well, awesome.
Luce sighed. “This is better than a romance novel. Just don’t sweep her off her feet an take her on my bed.”
LOL SEE???? 😉
This books had ALL KINDS OF MOMENTS.
 It had the “AWWW this is soo sweet” moments
And then, it had these kinds of moments:
Stroke of Love was one HOT, FUNNY, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, and WONDERFUL story. It showed the life of two really good people coming together and trying to make themselves happy by being with each other, and the instantaneous connection and chemistry between Kate and Sage keeps the book alive and gooorgeous, may I say. 😉 I enjoyed this read SOOO much, and it’s a definite recommendation for all the happy ending lovers out there 🙂
4.5 butterflies

About the Author

Melissa 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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Café. 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 enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Connect with Melissa!
AND!!! Be sure to check out these other books by Melissa Foster!!

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Sisters in Love: Amazon | B&N

Lovers at Heart: Amazon | B&N 

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2 thoughts on “BLOG TOUR + REVIEWS: Stroke of Love by Melissa Foster

  1. Sounds like you fell for Dex and Sage 🙂
    Tears for Dex and Ellie and clear love connection with Sage and Kate. I’m so happy you loved them so much!! Thanks for reading and reviewing both books! XOXO

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