River of Love - Melissa Foster

River of Love

By Melissa Foster

  • Release Date: 2016-04-20
  • Genre: Contemporary
5 Score: 5 (From 80 Ratings)


The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

River rafting and adventure company owner Sam Braden works hard and plays harder. He's fast, focused, and determined--and never at a loss for a willing woman to share his time with. The trouble is, the only woman he wants refuses him at every turn.

Physician assistant Faith Hayes escaped her painful past and built a safe, happy life in Peaceful Harbor. She's also put what she's learned to good use helping others by founding Women Against Cheaters, an online support group. When her boss's sinfully sexy brother sets his sights on sweet Faith, she knows the self-professed player is everything she shouldn't want, and she's determined to resist him.

Sam pulls out all the stops, proving to Faith that his past doesn't have to define his future. As she lets down her guard and begins to trust Sam, intense conversations turn to intimate pleasures. But when real life steps in and their pasts collide, it's Faith who's left with something to prove.

WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
More Coming Soon!
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)
Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)
**Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens**
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)

Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)
Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)

Swept Into Love (Gage)

"...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.


  • It can’t get any better

    By Torinolvr
    This book is about a person's ability to change in order to be worthy of someone's love and the other person's learning to trust enough to let love in.Sam's brother has warned him away from Faith, the physician's assistant that works in Cole's practice. He knows Sam is a huge player and doesn't want to see Faith hurt. Sam's attraction to Faith overcomes everything else and he wants to get to know her better. Unfortunately, Faith knows about his reputation, too.She's convinced he's a cheater.
  • Sam & Faith...Match Made in Heaven

    By Kirsten Ellen
    MR SAM BRADEN is one heck of a man to be in Love with. And Faith knows it! She's been hurt by a man who is, in her mind, just like Sam. Flirty with woman, can't settle down with just one, and, in her eyes, would cheat in a heartbeat. But, what she doesn't realize is that Sam may be a flirt and jump from woman to woman, but he would never, EVER put a woman into the shoes he was once in and cheat on one of them. They know the story up front of what he wants. So, he sets out to prove her wrong. Faith and Sam fight the attraction toward each other until they cant anymore. In the end, can Faith and Sam fight the attraction or fight through her insecurities? BJ Harrison beautifully narrates this amazing story of Trust and faith, allowing us to feel every emotion that Sam and Faith are fighting with throughout.
  • Oil and water

    By FMDiamant
    What do you get when you mix a lady’s man with a woman who is weary of men in general, and those that cheat in particular. Sparks! I loved reading this book and seeing a love unfold between a man who was never willing to commit and a woman who never wanted to commit again. Despite his brother’s warning to stay away from Faith, Sam was on a mission to earn her trust. The lengths that Sam will go to in order to make Faith believe in him was very romantic. And Faith had to go against her best friend’s advice and take a leap of faith and hope that Sam would catch her!
  • Don't Always Judge a Book by Its Cover

    By Amanda0314
    I would have to say, Don't Always Judge, for my 3 words for this book. Don't always be so quick to judge others until you have all of the information. Sam was DEFINITELY my favorite character within the book. He really had to work hard to prove himself to Faith and show her that he is a good guy. I loved how confident he was with himself and how hard he was willing to work every time Faith tried to hold him at a distance. The two of them together were scorching. When reading a book, you are really only able to get so much out of it. You create the characters in your mind and can really only get so much out of it. B.J. Harrison helped bring the characters to life and add depth to them throughout. I loved how he brought a new side and view to things and made it even more enjoyable for readers throughout the book. If I had just read the book, I think that there are details I would have missed had I never listened to the audiobook.
  • Love Sam

    By GMJ0318
    One of my favorite Braden books. I love how Sam changed his ways when he found Faith. So romantic. I loved their date on the river.
  • Sam and Faith

    By Suds2u
    Sam doesn’t cheat. He’s actually a good guy with a big, well-deserved reputation. Can he earn Faith’s trust? Can he redeem himself enough to at least get her to go out with him? Can he stop playing the player and be true to himself? Melissa Foster has written another Braden winner with the story of Sam and Faith. The character building is phenomenal, from the main characters all the way to the friends and family. Like life, the storyline is simple, yet complex. The characters seem real, and the redemption isn’t too easy. Sam and Faith – names to remember. I read this book, then I listened to the audio version. B. J. Harrison is the narrator. He is SO good. His voice flows and he brings such great nuances to each character. I really think he could make the phone book sound good! Listening to this narrator was a pleasure, and his voice made the story come alive!
  • Who wouldn't want to be on the River of Love!!!

    By KateW65
    Melissa Foster has really master this story above and beyond!! How can you not fall I love with Sam and Faith!!! I would love a fantasy boyfriend like Sam💕
  • Conflict solved early on

    By Gimme-more
    I like Foster's book in general, but I couldn't wait for this one to end. First, the conflict ends midway through the book. There is not a lot going on after that (except a lot of sex, which in itself I don't engaging). The mini-conflict toward the end seems farfetched. Second, the writing is not great. The characters have similar and repetitive speech patterns, which suggests to me that they don't have a unique voice. "I love that (insert clause)" is a recurrent phrase, uttered by everyone. Can't there be more nuance than just plain "loving" that something happens? The story is not very original and with such lazy writing, I was truly turned off. I think this is my last Foster book. There many other romance writers who pay closer attention to the craft of writing. I shall stick to those.
  • River of Love - Fantastic!

    By Bruin Reviewer
    My most favorite book of Peaceful Harbor & the Bradens! The love story of Sam & Faith was a great romantic adventure & I couldn't put the book down once I started it. Sam's finally acknowledging that he wanted to have that special person in his life, the transformation from a sexy playboy to a loving man, was magical to experience with Faith! Great writing & very entertaining book!
  • Sam and Faith

    By Diva Princess1
    Sam is my new book boyfriend. Sam was not one to commit to one girl, so he dat d plenty until he meet is brothers physician assistant Faith. Faith is a girl who boyfriend cheated on her and not very trusting in men, especially not Sam the town playboy. He convinces her to one date... The rest is history,Sam is a true Braden... Love this series.