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Discover the magic of New York Times best seller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of fans have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance families. All Love in Bloom books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels or as part of the larger series.

For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed football player-turned-author was supposed to be easy.... Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.

Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life, running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress - including relationships. 

When Amber hosts a book signing for famed athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.

Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting - his reputation, his sisters, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.

©2021 Melissa Foster (P)2021 Melissa Foster

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Heartwarming, Sweet and Sexy

Title: Sweet, Sexy Heart
Author: Melissa Foster
Format: Audio
Narrators: Tim Paige, Meg Sylvan
Genre: Romance, small town, sports (football)
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 8 of The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls
POV: Dash, Amber
Steam Level: Steamy
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I'm blown away by Sweet, Sexy Heart. I love Dash and Amber. Dash is sweet, protective and the type of guy any girl would want. Amber is cautious, to the point of it holding her back from enjoying her life. But she's happy and loves her small town life. I related to Amber, rooted for her to exit her comfort zone and felt for Dash. This book had me laughing, smiling and in tears. I think this may be one of my favorite Melissa Foster books yet.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsessions and Pink Flamingo Productions. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Sweet and Sexy!

Melissa has magic in her pen, like acorns in a jar when writing a story.
Dash was a retired football star. He went to Oak Falls, Virginia to visit a buddy to get away from it all. Amber was the owner of a book store and seemed the only woman that wasn't trying to get his attention. He had contracted to have a signing in her book store to sign his book he had written. Dash was so sweet and thoughtful to Amber, expecially when she had seizures caused by her epilepsy.
Meg Sylvan and Tim Page did a fantastic job narrating it. They made me think I was standing by each character watching this beautiful story unfold.

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Dash and Amber ❤❤❤❤

Sweet,Sexy Heart is the perfect title for this Story. Dash and Amber are hot and dynamic. The sparks start flying from page one. Melissa has done it once again with this amazing book.

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Sweet and Steamy

The audiobook of Sweet, Sexy Heart by Melissa Foster had me captivated right from the start. Narrators are Meg Sylvan and Tim Paige and this is the first time i have heard them and then did a great job narratoring the story. In this story we meet Amber Montgomery who runs a bookstore and Dash Pennington who is an athlete turned author. They first get to meet because Amber agreed to have Dash come out to do a book signing. When Dash first lays eyes on Amber, he knew that instant that he had to get to know her. Amber was more cautious because Dash was too much of a man for her. Amber has a seizure response dog by the name of Reno so she is very cautious about getting too excited. Amber felt Dash was a playboy, not ready to settle down. Boy was she wrong. Dash did everything in his power to show her that he was sweet, caring and thoughtful. Dash was ready to slow down and settle down with Amber and he definitely proved that they belong together. I so loved listening to their story.

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AMAZING!

I absolutely loved it! It had it all (drama, suspense and romance). The narration was outstanding! It will keep you entertained! The author did an amazing job with the character builds and plot! I love this author's writing! You really don't want to miss the best series ever! I look forward to reading more of her books! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Dash & Amber

I listened to the audiobook as well as read the kindle edition. The narrators did a great job of bringing this story to life, adding the extra spice that makes audiobooks so enjoyable.

Sweet, Sexy Heart by Melissa Foster is a love story where the heroine, Amber Montgomery has epilepsy and lives a very guarded self-imposed lifestyle to ensure she keeps her stress level to a minimum. She’s happy in her quiet small-town life surrounded and supported by freinds, family and her service dog Reno.

Former Football MVP, motivational speaker and new author Dash Pennington arrives in Oak Falls needing a break and to open his book tour at Amber’s bookstore. It doesn’t take long before Dash realizes everything that’s missing in his life is here.

And so their love story begins. On the surface two people who seem opposites in every way, but going deeper they share so much and are soulmates in every way. 

There are wonderful supporting characters who lend a helping hand along the way. I especially love Cade Montgomery’s late night walks and talks with Amber. His unique way of looking at life, Amber’s life in particular, giving her a POV she hadn’t considered.    

I love the acorns and their special meaning, the heart notes, service to others and of course the heat you’ve come to expect from Melissa Foster. Dash is definitely swoonworthy, but he’s so much more. This book sould be required reading for yong men so they know how to treat that special someone in their life! 

Dash brings back charm, romantic overtures, and an open heart.  His ability to act in Amber’s best interest along with his thoughtfulness and to see Amber as so much more than how she views herself. She’s everything to him and that makes him the Swoonworthy hero of the year!

If you like Hallmark movies, grab this book. Sweet, Sexy Heart is the hotter version of a Hallmark movie playng out as you read. 

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Great opposites attract trope!

Ms. Foster continues her sweet and spicy series with the story of Amber and Dash. The opposites attract trope involves the small town bookstore owner with an ex-football player turned author. Foster seems to always throw in a very meaningful subplot and in this one, it was Amber's epilepsy. It was a learning experience hearing about her life with the condition and the ways in which her service dog helped her.

As usual, the hero was someone your heart has to lust after. Dash was so incredibly sweet to Amber and determined to take care of her. Amber had a strength and determination that was enviable. The two together were magic!

I was given a complimentary copy of this audio book via the author. All thoughts are my own.

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Love Love Love

I loved this book! It hit home for me but not like you would think. My dog had epilepsy and all the signs and symptoms that Amber had my dog had as well. Melissa really did her homework when learning about epilepsy.

Amber has dealt with epilepsy for most of her life. She always has her trusty service dog Reno by her side and her alert necklace on incase of an episode. She knows what triggers episodes and tries to avoid those situations. Dash Pennington is a former NFL star turned author who is doing a book tour to promote his new book. His first stop on the tour is Ambers book store. When he meets Amber he is blown away by her and wants to know more about her.

He studies up on all things epilepsy so he knows what to do in the event something happens while he is with her. He wants to get Amber out of her little world she has stayed in and show her things that life can offer. Dash is a lover and protector and knows just how to make Amber feel happy safe and loved. Dash is totally swoon worthy and the type of hero everyone wants. These two characters bring out the best in each other. I have been waiting not very patiently for this book to release and Melissa Foster did not disappoint.

The audio version of this book is soo good. Tim Page and Meg Sylvan are the narrators and they really do this book justice. Their voice really fit the characters and they had me wanting to hear more and not wanting the book to end. This is a audio book that I would listen to again and again.

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Ohhhh

What a fantastic story. I have read and enjoyed many books by this author. But....this is by far my favorite. I laughed and cried and smiled with this wonderful pair. The love between Amber and Dash lit up the "pages". This was such a wonderful love story. I just can't say enough about the story and the narration. You will enjoy.

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Dash and Amber forever

Audiobook Review: I absolutely love Meg Sylvan and Tim Paige as narrators. They are perfect for Melissa Foster’s Sweet, Sexy Heart book. Dash and Amber are sweet, sexy, and fun and the voices of the narrators portray them perfectly. I could feel their love, hear their respect, and know exactly what emotion they were feeling as I listened to the story.

eBook Review: Dash Pennington is all alpha male, which is exactly what Amber Montgomery is not needing in her life. Amber is happy to run her bookstore, hang out with her friends, and live her quiet life. Enter Dash, who upon first look decides that Amber is all that he wants. As a retired athlete, motivational speaker, and author he goes for what he wants and does not give up until he gets it.

I loved that Melissa Foster wrote Amber as not a perfect character. She has epilepsy and it has held her back some. She knows that stress and tiredness can bring on seizures, so she lives her life carefully and aware of her body’s reactions. Dash Pennington has done his research on epilepsy and knows that he has to be aware of Amber’s needs. I love that he embraces her life, supports her, and wants a relationship with her. He does not just pursue her, he woos her, he wins her over, and he gives her everything that he has to offer.

Dash and Amber are meant to be. They belong together and I look forward to catching glimpses of their future in other books in this series.

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  • 09-13-21

So sweet

I really liked Dash and Amber Story, it is really sweet and cute with many warm feelings.

Dash was amazing, super sweet, caring and understanding, trying all his best to make Amber feel comfortable, calm her fears about having a relationship, and doing everything within him to make it work.

The narration was perfect, Tim Paige and Meg Sylvan did a great job with this characters.

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  • 08-26-21

Amber and Dash!

Amber is content with her life as she has her bookstore, her dog Reno and is surrounded by great friends and family who are always there for her no matter what. In order not to exacerbate her medical condition she thrives on the peace and tranquility her life offers so she is cautious when she draws the attention of an ex-football player who she believes she has no place for in her life.

Dash has transitioned from life as professional football player to one as a writer, but the notoriety still follows him. He is enchanted by Amber from their first meeting, but he soon realizes that she is different from any woman he has met before and convincing her they belong together will be a challenge that he is determined to win.

Amber believes that he is too good to be true and that with enough time he will grow weary of the way she has chosen to live her life while Dash is everything you could want and more as he shows her with everything he says or does that he loves her just the way she is. The narrators managed to portray both the emotions of the characters and their beautiful romance to perfection. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • 08-26-21

Dash and Amber

Sweet, Sexy Heart is exactly what it says. Melissa Foster has crafted another amazing Braden-Montgomery couple! Dash is an retired football star, now getting ready to promote his new book. Amber is a bookstore owner in his hometown. When these two opposites meet, sparks fly! But there are complications to their budding relationship. Amber has health issues which keep her life consistent and mundane. Dash is worldly and wants to show her everything. Will these two find a compromise? Will Amber's health stop her from living the life she wants? Will Dash leave her behind for someone who will not hold him back? Sweet, loving and swoony, Dash is the ultimate book boyfriend. Attentive, patient and passionate, I love everything about him. Amber is cautious and I love that about her. I do love her new look at the adventurous side of her,and the way she does evolve. Seeing some of our favorites pop in too is always a plus for me. Makes the community feel so real, like we are actually a part of it! I also enjoy how Foster includes relevant issues in her stories. This one is woven into the fabric of the story through Amber, and it is eye opening. It's obvious the depth of knowledge Foster has gained and shared with us unknowingly as we read the story. It's a fun, sweet listen and would highly recommend it!

Tim Paige and Meg Sylvan are our story tellers for this one and they bring it all to life. Paige plays the swoony Dash with ease. He falls into character with a natural feel and lets us enjoy his easy calm and growing love. Sylvan comes in as Amber, with a wealth of emotion and gives it all to us. At times she lets us into the unease of her style of life, and others adds that nonchalance that Amber has after dealing with her illness for so long. It's a great casting and made for a wonderful listen.

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 08-23-21

Contemporary Romance

Sweet, Sexy Heart by Melissa Foster is a contemporary romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Meg Sylvan and Tim Paige.

This is the eighth book in The Braden's and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.

I absolutely love Melissa’s books! They always leave you with a smile. I loved the relationship that bloomed between Dash and Amber. I really enjoyed that we got both of their points of views throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

Meg and Tim did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I can't wait to listen to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romances.



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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 08-19-21

Great narration, ultra sweet story

Melissa Foster always writes the most heartwarming, sweet and romantic stories and this one is no different. Amber is a bookstore owner who has epilepsy. Dash is a ex-football star who is also a motivational speaker who has written a book that will be featured in Amber's store. Sparks fly immediately and this is pretty much a love at first sight book, which is kind of par for the course for this author's books. There are a lot of visits from prior characters in the author's worlds, which is great because she is a very character-driven author and since I've read so many of her books, many were recognizable and well loved by me. Also, the supporting cast of the mothers and grandmothers added humor and heart to the story.

That said, this book was a little slow and a bit too sweet for maybe half the book. I mean, Amber and Dash's romance was wonderful but the constant dialogue and loving words about each other started to feel a little repetitive, perhaps. Overall though, I really appreciated the interesting focus on epilepsy and the insight into how that affects the life of the sufferer and the people around her/him. The last 15% of the book had me tearing up at multiple points and I really loved the ending and the hinting about the next book to come. I read the ebook first and then listened to the audiobook and i loved the narration. It was beautifully done with the wonderful Meg Sylvan and Tim Paige. Both were perfectly cast and I really thought their narration elevated the story even more!

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