Healed By Love (the Bradens At Peaceful Harbor): Nate Braden by Melissa FosterHealed By Love (the Bradens At Peaceful Harbor): Nate Braden by Melissa Foster

Healed By Love (the Bradens At Peaceful Harbor): Nate Braden

byMelissa Foster

Paperback | June 11, 2015

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HEALED BY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER

The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor are the newest addition to the award-winning Braden series and the Love in Bloom family, joining the Snow Sisters, the Bradens, the Remingtons, & Seaside Summers, (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business Moms, UK).

Fall in love with Nate Braden & Jewel Fisher in Healed by Love.

Nate Braden has loved his best friend's younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he's always kept his feelings at bay. Now he's back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old--but there's an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn't make it out alive.

READ THE FULL LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES:

SNOW SISTERS: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (Weston, CO): Lovers at Heart, Destined for Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love, Bursting with Love, Hearts at Play

THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO): Taken by Love, Fated for Love, Romancing My Love, Flirting with Love, Dreaming of Love, Crashing into Love

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD): Healed by Love (Nate), Surrender My Love
Coming Soon - River of Love

THE REMINGTONS: Game of Love, Stroke of Love, Flames of Love, Slope of Love, Read, Write, Love
Coming Soon - Touched by Love

SEASIDE SUMMERS: Seaside Dreams, Seaside Hearts, Seaside Sunsets, Seaside Secrets, Seaside Nights, Seaside Embrace
Coming Soon - Seaside Lovers

THE RYDERS: Seized by Love
Coming Soon - Claimed by Love, Chased by Love
Melissa Foster is aNew York Times&USA Todaybestselling 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--perfect be...
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Title:Healed By Love (the Bradens At Peaceful Harbor): Nate BradenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:June 11, 2015Publisher:EverAfter RomanceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941480152

ISBN - 13:9781941480151

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healed By Love Love the story, perfect romance Need more books in the series. Really, really enjoyed reading this book!
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once again, Foster has written the perfect romance The baby sister of his best friend, Jewel was always too young for Nate, but that didn’t stop him from falling in love with her. But then he and Rick headed off to war, and when the bullets stopped flying, only Nate was left. He’s avoided Rick’s family for the past couple of years, but when he sees Jewel again, he’s faced with both his love for her and his guilt over having send Rick on the mission that killed him. The Verdict: Well, in case the five star rating was too subtle, I loved it! I kept thinking I knew what was coming, but as usual, Melissa Foster took a classic romance plot and twisted it up a bit to have me turning pages as fast as I could! I love romances between characters who already have history, whether it’s friendship or school or just common links that don’t have them meeting as complete strangers. I think it’s that they can be themselves a little more, not deal with the usual getting-to-know-you drama. And of course it doesn’t hurt that they already care about each other. Jewel really seemed to have everything together, even though she was clearly stretching herself too thin in trying to work and also help her mother with her younger siblings. But all her responsibilities kept her from having much of a life for herself, and even if she’d had the opportunity, her heart was still tied up in Nate, the guy who’d been her late brother’s best friend and who’d set her on fire with an unexpected kiss one New Year’s Eve. Nate, on the other hand, was riddled with guilt over his role in Rick’s death. Having been the one to send Rick on the supply run that resulted in his death, robbing him of his best friend, miring him in guilt, and making it difficult to face Rick’s family. I think what I loved most was how forthcoming Jewel was. She tried to tamp down her feelings for Nate, thinking that he really only looked at her like a sibling, but when that proved to be impossible, she just went for it. And even when Nate was running hot and cold, she just put it all out there and took a shot at landing the man she loved. And Nate, despite his hesitation, didn’t really make a secret of his feelings, either — at least not once it was clear that she wanted him. Granted, he still had some things to work through, and he felt a bit like he was maybe taking advantage of her, but both characters were pretty clear when it came to expressing their emotions. What really surprised me, though, was when it came out that Jewel’s sense of responsibility to her family wasn’t simply selfless service but more rooted in fear of losing anyone else. Having lost her father and older brother, she played Mother Hen to protect what was left of them. Watching Jewel and Nate both navigate their own issues from loss was intense but rewarding, and had they not been such open people, they never would have made it. So yeah, once again, Melissa Foster has written the perfect romance. Strong friendship, deep emotions, and of course plenty of chemistry. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… Grab the whole Bradens series and get comfortable. It’s an awesome ride. ***FicCentral received this book from Brook Cottage Books for free in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Family, love and lots of emotion. Nate Braden has always been in love with his best friend Rick's younger sister, but he would never break the bro code, so he's kept silent about his feelings. Just when he's ready to come clean about his feelings for Jewel, tragedy strikes and he's left with a lost opportunity and a guilt that overshadows everything else. It's been two years and Nate has left the military to return to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland and help with the family business while he figures out his future and he'll be checking in on Rick's family as he promised, but he's determined to stay away from Jewel, especially as he's keeping secrets from her. Yeah well, that works for all of five seconds. Since Jewel lost her brother Rick, all she does is work and take care of her family. For a young woman in her early twenties, her social life is non-existent but she does not miss it. Taking care of her family is enough to fill her time and besides, the guy she's been in love with since she was fourteen only sees her as a younger sister, except for the one time he kissed her and then ran. But Nate is the one who comes to her aid when she's hurt and nurses her back to health. Both Nate and Jewel have unresolved emotional issues to deal with and their chance at a future together lies in getting through this. Nate blames himself for what happened to Rick and dreads having to tell Jewel that his orders as Rick's commanding officer may have led to tragedy. Jewel barely survived the loss of her father and her brother and her fear manifests itself in an irrational devotion to her mother and siblings. HEALED BY LOVE is their emotional journey to healing and forever. Nate cherishes Jewel and is protective of her and Jewel is sweet and gentle, with a core of steel, but together they are like two halves of a whole. The story as a whole isn't your usual romance, it's more about loss and dealing with the grief that follows loss. I have read quite a few of Ms. Foster's and while I enjoyed the story, I did not love it and this is why: I liked Nate and Jewel but they also got on my last nerve with the back and forth about their feelings for each other and their less than mature responses to and handling of the secrets. In spite of these issues, HEALED BY LOVE has everything we've come to expect from Ms. Foster: family, love and lots of emotion. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book in the Love in Bloom Series! Another great book in the Love in Bloom Series! Healed by Love is the start of a new branch of Bradens who live in Peaceful Harbor. Nate is the perfect book boyfriend - a sexy alpha male with a sensitive side. Both Nate and Jewel have emotional and psychological scars related to losing someone close, but like the title says, love heals them. It's definitely an emotional read as they both face their fears and begin to move forward and truly live. There is a big sense of family and I'm really looking forward to what's in store for Nate's siblings. 4.5 stars I received an ARC for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A genuine depiction of love I have read a number of Melissa Foster books - stand alone as well as many of the Snow Sisters, Bradens, and Remingtons. I have loved most of the books she's written, but honestly, this book really touched me in a way the others haven't. There is so much that is so real about this book. The fact that both Nate and Jewel have been nursing feelings for each other for so long, and these feelings are wound around their feelings of loss and grief, gives this book a depth than others I've read haven't had. "I'm not arrogant. I'm honest. I want you Jewel. I want to be inside you. I want you in my arms. I want to fall asleep wrapped around you and wake up beside you." his nostrils flared as the heated words left his lips. "I've done nothing but think about you for years. Every f-ing fantasy I've ever had involved you." Despite not having a previous romantic relationship with Jewel, Nate's initial declarations of love for her feel so completely genuine from the very beginning. Nate is a wonderfully strong, yet sensitive character. His sense of humor sneaks out when he, or Jewel, least expects it, and it was a fun relief from what at times is a serious story. I think Melissa Foster hit it out of the park with her depiction of a soldier home from deployment, suffering survivor's guilt, and feeling an obligation towards those he believes harmed by the decisions he was forced to make. When reading a book, I can often tell the direction a story is headed, or the motivations and fears of the characters, early on. This story was so well written, and I was so engrossed in the "here and now" that was happening with Nate and Jewel, that I didn't see or understand that Jewel's role in her family comes from a place of fear until Nate points it out to Jewel. "I told you she wouldn't let us." Taylor slumped into a seat in one of the canoes." It's like the bus. No boats, no buses, and if we lived in Afghanistan, it would be no trucks, too." "They're not scared, Jewel. Please don't project your fears on them. They'll resent you, and you're too good to them to deserve that." I think I was as surprised as Jewel was to have this pointed out to her. I really enjoyed how Jewel is able to self-analyze herself and her situations at that point, and throughout the book as we hear her dealing with her stresses with "breathe. breathe. breathe." Taking care of her family has become such a routine with her, and her mother, that neither of them are unable to step back and realize that it's helping none of them to continue this family dynamic. And I LOVE how Jewel reveals her ultimate change in her circumstances to Nate near the end of the book! It is a really cute way that the reader is able to experience this revelation WITH the characters, rather than just hearing a conversation BETWEEN the characters. As I mentioned above, this book touched me so much more than many I have read recently. I am so pleased I was able to read and review this book, and I cannot wait to get to know Nate's siblings better in upcoming books and peel back the onion of their lives in Peaceful Harbor.
Date published: 2015-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A WORTHY READ THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. Healed By Love captured all of the elements of romance. Unrequited love, heartbreak, coming of age, second chances and loss. Jewel was just as feisty as she was naive. Nate's inner struggles of guilt, pain and the horrific things seen and experienced while within the military caused him to close himself off. Melissa Foster has created a classic love story with modern day drama. Never ceases to amaze me how she can take an emotional story and make you feel so much while on the journey. Yet always leave you with a smile knowing that her characters have overcome all obstacles and found their way. I received an ARC of Healed by Love for an honest review. A WORTHY READ THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT.
Date published: 2015-05-31