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?






I received an ARC of this book from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I am a proud fan of Melissa Foster. Even so, I won’t tell you that all her books are perfeect, because I have to admit that there are some books that I liked but did not love, However, I can definitely say that while I did not love every book, I certainly enjoyed all of them. Ms. Foster writes some of the most relatable characters. In all of the books I read from her, I always loved the way it was easy for me, as a reader, to connect to her characters. That’s because she writes about ordinary people who can easily be me, you, or people we all know.

This book, Claimed by Love, was something that excited me since I got an ARC for it. I loved the blurb. I was looking forward to reaing about the island and just why the heroine loved it, other than the fact that’s it’s part of her family history. I was also excited to see how the romance between the main characters would develop, given that they had a conflict of interest. I can say that if there was an author who could make a sweet story like this such a hit, it would be Ms. Foster. I definitely loved this book. I even think the Ryders may even be my favorite bunch in this long runing series.





Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2016/01/claimed-by-love-love-in-bloom-ryders-2.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23123770-claimed-by-love

Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/135715-love-in-bloom-the-ryders

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Author Info

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 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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