13 May 2014

Title: Slope of Love (Love in Bloom #13)
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press, 280 Pages (April 21st, 2013)
From: the Author
Format: eARC
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Order a copy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK

NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: Olympic gold medalist skiers Jayla Stone and Rush Remington have been best friends for years. They've seen each other at their best and worst and have kept each other's secrets without fail. Only there's one secret Rush has kept close to his chest. After months of introspection, Rush realizes he's been filling his bed but not tending to his heart. He's changed his womanizing ways, and the only woman who can fill his heart has been right by his side all this time.

Years of intimate conversations and the sharing of hopes and dreams collide when Rush reveals his secret, and one toe-curling kiss changes everything between Rush and Jayla. They're no match for the passion that kiss ignites, or the pull of true love. But being Rush's best friend means knowing all about his revolving bedroom door--and Jayla has a secret of her own that could jeopardize her career and her relationship with Rush. Even their love may not be enough to overcome Rush's past or secure Jayla's future.

**BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Read, Write, Love, The Remingtons, Book Five.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Review: 3 Stars - Slope of Love, the fourth book in the Remington series, a spin off from author Melissa Foster’s Love in Bloom series follows Olympic skier Rush, who’s siblings we’ve had the pleasure of reading about in the previous three titles as he tries to come to terms with life and love.

Rush has always been a playboy and when a comment from his older brother rocks his world and his way of thinking he’s forced to come to terms with a few things. It’s time to change and that’s when he starts to see his best friend and Olympic team mate Jayla differently. The two have been friends for years, since they were younger so facing their feelings now is scary with all they have to lose.

Jayla is dealing with a possible scary change in her future that she’s keeping secret from everyone. Well that and she’s been in love with Rush since just about the beginning of their friendship. She’s fun, feisty and sweet. She’s a competitor through and through and trains hard to win.

I did like these two together and apart. I liked that they had history and seeing their relationship not only through both of their eyes but also seeing they had such a strong friendship they’ve carried over the years as a foundation for possibly something more.

These two were steamy and flirty and sweet. They butted heads time and time again which I loved while reading. It’s this that gave the book something more, which I was looking for… just wasn’t enough to be amazing. For me when this one was a bit lacking compared to the previous installments. While there were issues the couple had to face it felt just so light and fluffy that I was hoping for more by the time I had hit the middle of the book, then again at about three quarters of the way through. Not that it’s bad, it isn’t, it just didn’t have as much drama compared to the previous books and it felt more like going through the motions this time around.

In the end I wished it was more but it fit perfectly for what I needed at the time. As mentioned in previous reviews for this series I tend to reach for these books when I need something light to read and I can always count on that for these titles. I’m looking forward to the next book for these siblings – about Kurt who’s a bestselling author! I mean yeah!!! Can’t wait to read it. As always, I recommend these books for anyone who likes a light easy story to lose themselves in.

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