You met Josh and Riley in Destined for Love (The Bradens, Book Two). Follow these two young lovers to New York and see what fate has in store for them.
Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break—working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and—just maybe—explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when.
Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered.
Josh and Riley’s friendship heats up. Every steamy kiss and every erotic caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley’s mentor accuses her of stealing the design.
Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry—and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores.
FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE is part of the Love in Bloom series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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I am absolutely loving this series so much so I don’t want it to end. In Friendship On Fire we get to know more about Josh who so far in the series has been mentioned a few times but nothing more as well as Riley. They both grew up in the same town but due to the rival between the Braden’s and the Johnson’s they could not do anything but have a crush that was almost forbidden. As they grew up and flew the nest Josh went on to be a fashion designer and owns JB Designs after speaking to Riley when he was in his hometown and a bit of pushing from Rex and Jade he takes a look her portfolio and is very impressed, so much so that he hires her at his company as he sees huge potential for Riley she just needs the break.
When Riley arrives at her new job she is given a mentor who turns out to be a nasty, sneaky and sly woman who will do whatever it takes to make her break, even sleeping her way to the top. While she is plotting her way of making her break, Josh and Riley realise that they are attracted to each other and have been for many years. Riley wants to keep their relationship quite for a while so it doesn’t look like she is sleeping her way to the top and that she is doing it purely through her own merits.
Disaster strikes when Riley is accused of stealing her mentors designs and Josh although trying to clear Riley’s name is starting to have doubts, will their relationship be able to stand the strain?
Again I was completely hooked, the love between Josh and Riley is hot and emotional and the book is a huge rollercoaster of emotions which I found myself sharing the emotions I had a few cross words with my Kindle and my husband thought I was loopy.
Melissa wrote yet another fantastic addition to the Braden’s Series and I am looking forward to the next book.
About the Author
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. 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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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