ARC Review: Trails of Love by Melissa Foster

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ARC Review: Trails of Love by Melissa Foster
Trails of Love

2 Stars


Book Info

Released: January 9 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #3
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC
 

“To be honest, it’s starting to get a bit confusing about which books and characters are from which series and it’s even tougher to get the characters straight.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been reading Melissa Foster for a long time and one of the things I most enjoyed about her books was the different characters and conflicts that all of her books had. She has written a lot of different books and series but I’ve found lately that a lot of them are starting to sound the same. This is especially true for this series, which is interconnected with many of her other series. To be honest, it’s starting to get a bit confusing about which books and characters are from which series and it’s even tougher to get the characters straight.

I used to really enjoy her characters, but found that with the dialogue, it became a little too forced, like perhaps she was trying too hard to make the stories light and funny. When this happens, it just puts strain on the pacing and makes me feel a bit awkward. I wasn’t a fan of the characters in this book and I didn’t like their banter at all. It just felt too forced for me and now, I’m wondering if its time to give up on this author. Her last few books have not been wins for me and this disappoints me because I used to really enjoy her books a few years back.

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About Melissa Foster

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately...I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose

"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"--Author Jennie Shortridge

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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, and the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, 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.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Kathleen Bylsma

Love Melissa , especially the Whiskey series

Elizabeth

I don’t read her very often which is probably why I can go back but yes, sometimes you just have to take a (long) break from an author.

kathy valentine

ty for your review annie, too bad it wasnt a great read. shared on my socials!

Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Annie