Blog Tour: Only for You by Melissa Foster (Review & Giveaway!)

Today I'm excited to be part of the blog tour for Melissa Foster's Only For You! 

Title: Only For You
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

About Only For You: 
Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette’s not ready to hand over her heart…but she could use a distraction.

Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He’s never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son.

But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more…

I've been wanting to read one of Melissa Foster's books for a while now, so when the opportunity arose to take part in the blog tour Only for You, the second book in the Sugar Lake series, I instantly said yes. As it turns out, I'm so glad I did! Only for You is adorable, heartwarming, and most importantly, super high on the steam scale. 

Only for You introduces the alternating perspectives of Bridgette Dalton and Bodhi Booker. 

Over the course of Only for You, Bridgette takes on several important roles: supermom, business owner, sister, and daughter. Each role introduced a different side to Bridgette, and I loved seeing them all come together. Bridgette is independent, smart, and savvy. She'll do anything to allow her son to have a nice, happy childhood, even if it means denying herself the possibility of a new boyfriend. I always have such a respect for single moms, and that respect was on high when it came to Bridgette. However, I did wish she'd let loose and allow herself true happiness again, especially when it came to happiness with her hottie neighbor. Thankfully, as the book progressed, Bridgette did let loose and find a new level of happiness; however, she stayed true to who she was and that's what I admired the most.  

I always love mysterious, gruff, and good-looking heroes, but when you add in romance book lover to those characteristics, my heart is beating frantically! To put it simply, Bodhi was a gem. On the outside, he gives off a tough-as-nails look, but on the inside, he's the ultimate softie. It was heartwarming to see him take on a fatherly role with Bridgette's son, and I especially loved when they'd team up against her. Plus, as mentioned before, I loved that he was a romance book lover. It was such a cute addition to an already lovable lead.

The plot in this mainly revolved around Bodhi and Bridgette's romance. I thought Melissa Foster did a fantastic job of building up there romance. It wasn't too quick nor too slow, and more importantly, it felt believable. I also liked that it wasn't perfect. Over the course of the book, Bodhi and Bridgette deal with their own personal issues that hold them back from falling in love again. I thought Melissa did a great job of making those issues realistic yet not too overly dramatic. 

There were two aspects, however, that held me back from truly loving Only for You. For one, I wish more time had been given to Bodhi's career. It was such an important part of who he was yet little of the plot revolved around it. Even at the end the problems involving it were thrown to the side and fixed almost too easily. Second, sometimes it was hard to keep all the side characters straight. Now this may because I started the series with book 2; however, at first Bridgette's sisters blended together, making it hard sometimes to remember who was who. 

In all, Only for You is yet another enjoyable romance read! This may be my first book by Melissa but it certainly won't be my last. 

Grade: B

Only for You is now out! 

Source: eBook provided by publicist 

Special Note: 
ONLY FOR YOU is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE ereader app to read it here, or order the paperback.

About Melissa Foster: 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod. Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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  1. Sounds SO good. Glad that you enjoyed it. I haven’t read any book by this author but she’s already in my TBR list of authors I want to try soon. Thanks for sharing this book, Lauren. 😁❤️

  2. I haven't read a lot of romance novels, but it sounds so much fun! :) As I always say I need to read more different books.

  3. I'm so happy you decided to try one of my books! And more importantly, I'm so glad you enjoyed Only for You. Thank you for your thoughtful review XOXO


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