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?
If there’s an author out there that can write a love/romance story where the passion between the leads and within the leads just jumps off the pages, then Melissa Foster is it! Every book I have ever read has been fueled by passion, and Claimed by Love is no exception. It was ridiculously sexy! 🙂
Another very impressive part of this story was the insta-lust you don’t actually feel. And what I mean is that our leads fall for each other almost instantly, but it doesn’t feel short-changed. It feels right. And you know why? … the passion of course! LOL I just can’t say it enough, this story was alive with it. Not only in the setting of the beautiful island, but within our leads. Writing this review makes me want to go back and read it all over again!
Best of all …. there is little to zero angst in this story. It is just about love! #fabulous
Copy provided for blog tour review
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 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.
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