Dreaming of Love - Melissa Foster

Dreaming of Love

By Melissa Foster

  • Release Date: 2015-01-20
  • Genre: Romance
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 113 Ratings)


Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens. The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

In USA Today Bestseller DREAMING OF LOVE...
Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does--with the exception of finding true love. She's watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn't have. 

Dae Bray doesn't do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work--until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule--and just about everything else he's ever believed about himself. 

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love? 

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

Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)

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)

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)

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)

"...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

"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

Love in Bloom VOTED BEST BOOK SERIES, Supportive Business Moms UK

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.


  • Amazing!

    By KindleKat64
    BJ Harrison knocks it out of the park again with his mad narrating skills as Melissa Foster does the same with her writing on this wonderful tale about falling in love in Italy. I love all things Braden, so of course I think Emily is awesome. But Dae, wow, I can't think of a better word for him than DREAMY. Loved the story line, the ease at which these two connected and just knew but how they still faced some dilemmas. I also loved the look into Tuscany, it's culture and the people they get close to while there. And of course I adore Emily and Dae, and the Braden clan.
  • Great Read

    By AshleyHedden
    Dreaming of Love was a great read by Melissa Foster. This is book five in The Bradens at Trust, CO series. Emily is a character that I have absolutely fell in love with in the previous Braden books. Emily's in Tuscany trying to forget about how badly she wants to find a love of her own. Dae isn't looking for a relationship but doesn't expect the feelings when he meets Emily. Unfortunately the differences in their jobs may get in the way. I loved this book and can't wait to read more by Melissa Foster.
  • Loved it

    By Torinolvr
    You can actually listen to them falling in love.... step by step...minute by minute His job of blowing things up and her job or protecting them. You would think they would mix like oil and water, who knew!!! She wants what all her brothers have and feel that love has eluded her, until Dae comes in her life. Beautiful story about complete opposites Love love love audiobooks

    By Webettes
    Melissa made me feel as though I was on a vacation in Italy with Emily. Emily met Dae her first night in Italy. She there for vacation, he there for work. There was an instant attactrion between them. I loved this story along with the narration of NJ Harrison.
  • Love!!

    By Dnlightf
    I was so excited when I saw this was about Emily and the fact that the setting is in Tuscany makes it that much better. To be honest I don't would like to know more about Adelina and Serafina.
  • What a true love story

    By KateW65
    What a great place to write a love story. Emily and Dae's love story was such a tear jerker. This was one book I couldn't put down. I had to see it through the end. The one part I loved how Catherine stepped in when the brothers were going to rough house or when all their cell phones went off. This was truly a beautiful love story.
  • Perfectly paced, believable falling in love

    By ficcentral
    Emily is an architect specializing in passive houses, and like many of us, she's been focused on her career for far too long. When her brother gifts her a dream vacation to Tuscany, she finally has a chance to unwind and have a little fun for herself. The scenery is beautiful, but it's the enticing man she meets on her first night there that really makes an impression. Dae is in Italy on business, visiting to discuss the demolition of an old local building that the locals call the House of Wishes — only he doesn't realize his next job and this local legend are one and the same. For ages, women have visited the house to see the olive tree growing inside and leave a token of their hearts' true desires, and both Dae and Emily are immediately intrigued by it. The Verdict: After meeting on their first night staying in the same little bed and breakfast, Emily and Dae are instantly attracted to each other but not rushing into anything foolish. However, the more time they spend together, the harder it is to behave, and what's a vacation without a little fun? Dae is quite the romantic, making sure Emily gets to do all she planned on for her trip, and their connection grows faster and stronger than they ever expected. He's kind and respectful and thrillingly hot, and while he does his best not to rush the physical, there's too much passion to be denied. Emily, too, is entirely loveable. She's smart and successful and has been such a big help to everyone else in her life that it's wonderful to see her getting her own dream come true. The conflict, of course, is their opposing careers, hers that creates and conserves versus his that destroys. Of course, it's more than just principle, and when they fall hard and fast, it's only natural to question and judge. Through it all, though, is a perfectly paced, believable falling in love, and if you've read the previous books, you'll agree with me that it's about time Emily got her happy ending! Fortunately, this book is the same fare from Melissa Foster that I've come to rely on. There's friendship and fun, chemistry and passion, and natural conflict and drama — never too much of anything and just enough to keep you turning the pages. And of course, there's a wonderful happily ever after to be had as well, though this one was decidedly different in its promise for even more. As always, I fell in love with the characters and their story, from the small but meaningful moments to the life-changing ones. If you haven't started this series yet, you're missing out on the perfect set of romances. ***FicCentral received this book from Tasty Book Tours for free in exchange for an honest review.
  • Dreaming of Love

    By Allyson Schapira
    This book is another brilliant, heartwarming love story of two incredible people. The setting was beautiful and I can't get enough of the characters! Just when I think Melissa Foster has outdone herself, and can't top the last book I read, she WOWS me yet again!!! Need to go reread!!!!