Taken by Love was another great read by Melissa Foster. This is The Braden's at Trusty, CO #1). I loved reading Daisy and Luke's story. They are character's that you can completely relate to. Daisy returns to Trusty, CO after becoming a physician. She meets Luke again and it can change her life completely. I cant wait to read more of The Braden's.
Would you consider the audio edition of Taken by Love to be better than the print version? I have the book version but haven't read it yet. That may have been a good thing. I've never tried the Whispersync for Voice before and this just may be the book that changes that. What did you like best about this story? This is a story about being able to go home again. Daisy Honey was unsure at the beginning but with the right incentive she may change her mind. Luke has his own insecurities but he's ready to get past it all in order to let love in. Which character – as performed by B.J. Harrison – was your favorite? I don't have one favorite with this one. Every character is important in their own way - even down to the secondary characters. Especially when we're trying to get to know the town of Trusty Colorado. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? There was a moment but it didn't particularly move me. Daisy lets us get to know her at the beginning of the story. She felt that she had to reinvent herself because of past misinterpretations. People, especially kids, can be hurtful and there can be consequences because of it. Daisy was stronger but it was sad because she felt that she had to change something in order to silence the bullies. Any additional comments? This was my first introduction to the Bradens of Trusty Colorado. It was a great first introduction. I used to have a farm at the end of my street and this book made me wish that it was still there. They had one horse and as I was delivering papers; I would stop, say hello, and then feed said horse. I'm also a certain age where doctor's made house calls. I could picture Daisy as one of them. Mr. Harrison lets us see how much she cares about people and her first thought is to help them. "Taken By Love" made me glad that I don't live in a small town. I wouldn't mind going for a visit but to live there you'd have to deal with town gossip. It's one thing to talk about it but it's another to be the butt of the gossip. Then I think roadtrip since I've never been to Colorado. Mr. Harrison has a soothing voice that has you sit back and sigh. I don't mind that I can't picture what a character may look like. There's just something about his voice where I automatically sit back and listen to him bring this story to life. Once the warmer weather gets here it will be nice to sit back and have some relaxing time to do nothing more than relisten to this book. There's a farm, up the road apiece, that sells ice cream - a second thought of where to relisten. I just have to be careful about sitting downwind. We all seem to buy the new books that come out - but why. You should buy a book because you want to. If you're following a series and need to fill in some of the gaps, remember that you can also check out your local library. A lot of them have programs where you can borrow audiobooks as well. Some have cooperating programs where you can also get them should your own library not have the title you're looking for. It would be sad that if you're following the Braden's you don't have all the books. What's good about this author is that a lot of her books can be read as a standalone even though at times I want to experience the character's stories in order. My problem becomes with all the series that she currently has out, I don't know that I'll ever catch up. That's good too because there will always be another one ready for me. I won't have to wait for the next book to come out. But then I have another issue, how about when I want to relisten to a book. Makes me wish we always had three day weekends. I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.
All Things Romance
I truly enjoyed listening to Luke and Daisy's story after reading the print version when it was first released. Luke and Daisy both carry the weight of having small town rumors weighing them down in their home town in Colorado. Luke is a rancher and horse breeder, with a painful family past. Daisy is a doctor with dreams of working in a large city, yet finds herself currently helping out in her home town while spending time with her father while he recovers from an injury. Luke and Daisy had a brief encounter when they were young, when Luke helped her out of a situation where she was being mistreated. By the time Luke was rid of the defender, Daisy had fled. Now, Luke and Daisy meet each other again and can't deny their attraction. They are both resistant at first, trying to escape their past. But, the attraction is too strong. As they grow to learn more about each other, they also learn about themselves as well as how the people they thought they knew really feel.
Well, Melissa did it again! Another Braden that's fiercely loyal and intense and OH SO YUMMY. And BJ Harrison, yet again, brought it to a whole new level with his narration, bringing in feeling through his tone and inflections. Daisy is the perfect companion for the Loveable Bad Boy on a Cycle (aint nothing better). This extension of the Braden Clan is just another example of Melissa's wonderful story telling. Luke is dealing with his past and abandonment from his father. HE left before Luke was born and he wondered why he didnt even come back to see/meet him. Daisy is dealing with the decision of where to go now. She's been back in Trusty for only a few weeks and she wasnt planning on staying. The wounds from her past are still fresh in ehr mind as if they'd just happened instead of years ago. Coming together was something neither of them had considered. Now they need to make the decisions of whether they let the past dictate how they proceed to their future.
I read the book and listened to the audible version as well I am so happy that daisy learned that there is no place like home... And people can change for the better.
I'm emotionally invested in the characters of this series and this one isn't any different. Romance, angst, overcoming your past so you can live in the now. The only thing that bothered me was how much Dr. Daisy was in her head about her past. Otherwise, this was an excellent addition to the LIB series.
Luke and Daisy's story is one of those that keeps you hooked from beginning to end, and I never wanted the story to end. Loved it and I highly recommend it!