Hearts at Play - Melissa Foster

Hearts at Play

By Melissa Foster

  • Release Date: 2014-01-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 184 Ratings)


Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone without any unresolved issues or cliffhangers, so dive in and enjoy the fun, sexy ride!

"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

"Impressive and sweet and swoon-worthy...Melissa Foster struck the perfect balance, making the story real and lovely." - Readers Favorite

HEARTS AT PLAY is a GOLD MEDAL WINNER in the Readers' Favorite Awards - Romance Sizzle Category

Brianna Heart has a six-year old daughter and a twelve-year plan to keep her life as simple as possible until Layla turns eighteen. That means swearing off relationships and the drama that goes along with them, working two jobs, and being the best damn mother she can be.

The last thing Capital Series Grand Prix racer Hugh Braden wants after dating media-hungry leggy models and money-hungry fan girls is a blind date. But how could he turn down a favor to one of his best friends? Hugh expected the date to go poorly, but he didn't expect to be intensely attracted to the beautiful brown-eyed bartender who completely blows him off--and steals his every thought thereafter.

When Brianna's perfectly orchestrated life turns upside down, Hugh is there to help, softening the turmoil, and maybe even rescuing her heart from the lonely place where it has been hiding. Can a man who doesn't believe in fate and a woman who doesn't believe in true love find happiness in each other's arms forever?

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

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)

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

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)

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)

"...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

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

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

"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 always family oriented.


  • Hearts At Play

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    A new author for me, and happy to say I was not disappointed. It was a feel good book with a happy ending. I will call it more of a fairytale than true to life, but who doesn’t enjoy a sweet love story ?
  • Fairytale Love!

    By minow423
    This was an awesome book! I am in love with Hugh Braden! He is so sweet & romantic to Bree!! And I loved how much he loved Layla!! Prince Hugh!! Definitely one of my favorite Melissa Foster books! ❤️
  • Hearts at Play by Melissa Foster

    By Allyson Schapira
    Melissa Foster has done it again!!! The fifth Braden offspring to fall in love and it melted my heart!! Each Braden holds a special place in my heart now but Hugh Braden is the best! The building of trust and love between the once fast playboy type changed romantic man and his fated love Brianne is joyful, funny and sexy. It's a heartwarming story that makes you laugh, cry and love so much!
  • Review: Love In Bloom: The Bradens #6: Hearts at Play

    By @LisaHines711
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hearts at Play by Melissa Foster is the ninth book in the encompassing Love In Bloom series and the sixth book in The Bradens portion of that series. Once again, Melissa Foster delivers a sweet and heartwarming tale. This one is of two people with different life goals who begin to realize that, despite themselves, they may actually be better WITH the other person in their lives. They realize it's okay to open up and not try to do everything by yourself. Hugh Braden is a Grand Prix racecar driver and is using to living life fast and hard. He accepts a friends offer of a blind date because, honestly, can it be any worse than the gold-digging fan girls that currently chase him around? He didn't expect to be so besotted with the date that wants NOTHING to do with him. Brianna Heart is a mom to a beautiful six-year old girl and has a twelve-year plan of working two jobs and staying away from guys so that she can be the best mom possible to her daughter. she isn't expecting to be blown away by Hugh and fights it as much as possible. Can these two work out their difference in expectations and life-plans to finally allow love into their lives?
  • In love

    By Melinice
    This books are driving me crazy i love allllllll of Melissa's books i read them all n omg am in love with them. This books get to my heart they make me fel like am there the person living in the story. U should make a movie about this family.