[Reading] ➰ This Is Love (Harmony Pointe, #2) ➸ Melissa Foster – Reliableradio.co.uk
This review was originally posted on my review blog This was my first Melissa Foster book, but her name did sound familiar to me This book was a fun romance, that deals with loss and overcoming it, but also has a hint of romantic suspense I think the only miss in the book was that I felt like there were SO many side characters that I couldn t keep them all straight.Remi is an interesting character, she has been kind of sheltered her whole life because her older brother raised her after their parents died when she was younger I get why she is so frustrated and feels trapped So when Mason starts working as her bodyguard, and they start to bond, I was glad to see that Because it felt like she was in a gilded cage.I really liked the slow burn, we can t do anything about this, romance that they had going on Remi knew what she wanted, but because of a miscommunication, she holds off Mason knows he s attracted to Remi, but feels conflicted because of their age difference and the fact that her brother is paying him to take care of her.Once they do get together, there are some great steamy scenes I loved their chemistry with each other, but I did feel bad they had to keep everything a secret.I did feel a little meh about the stalker To me, it just didn t make sense at all It also felt like it wrapped up a little too well Like it felt a little bit rushed and I felt like I didn t get a good explanation about what happened.I still enjoyed this one, and I am interested in reading other books from this author I received a review copy of this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. She Has Everything Money Can Buy, But Her Bodyguard Is All She Wants And Together They Re Exactly What Each Other Needs In This Heart Racing Romance By Melissa Foster, The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Call Her MineActress Remi Divine Is Sick Of Bodyguards, Sick Of Stalkers, And Sick Of Feeling Like She Is Always Under A Microscope But This Movie Star Isn T Helpless By Any Means She S Got A Rebellious Streak, And She Knows How To Use It First Order Of Business Getting Rid Of The Overbearing Bodyguards Who Are Sticking To Her Like GlueMason Swift Has Made Protecting Others His Life, And When Remi Ditches His Two Best Men, He Takes Over And Gives It Everything He Has Having Grown Up In The Foster Care System, And As A Former Special Operative, He Knows All The Tricks Nothing Gets By Him, Especially Not Gorgeous, Sneaky RemiHe Thinks She S A Diva She Thinks He S Arrogant But When Sparks Turn To Flames And Their Walls Come Down, Their True Hearts Are Revealed, And Their Connection Is Unstoppable And When Tragedy Strikes, Remi Realizes That Being Protected Isn T The Worst Thing In The World But Losing Mason Just Might Be Book 2 of Melissa Foster s Harmony Pointe series, is just as good as the first one Remi and Mason s instant attraction and slow burn romance makes for some entertaining reading Whether you are a new reader or an old friend of this group of close knit friends, Foster writes well flushed out characters and storylines that can be taken in order or as a standalone I really enjoyed this romance and look forward to in this series.Thank you, NetGalley, for an advanced copy for my honest review. This was absolutely DIVINE When Remi is fed up with the bodyguards her brother has attached to her in order to protect her from a stalker, she lets her frustration be known Then again, she really isn t one to hold back on what she s thinking or feelingas long as she s with friends or family The solution to her problem is resolved by installing Mason Swift into her life and her home Suddenly, she s no longer being ignored and bossed aroundshe s feeling her world tilt every which way but up.I actually liked Remi quite a bit, although actresses are some of my least favorite heroines She was pretty much down to earth like the girl next door and she ensnared Mason pretty quickly.Mason was a great hero His job is to protect but the instinct to do so goes deep into his DNA However, he recognized that Remi need room to breathe, and the opportunities to help make decisions about her life so he set out to do so immediately.Despite the stalker issue, this didn t revolve around the danger alone It showcases two people learning each other, falling in love and trying to figure out how they can make it work Add in all the amazing characters that are in this couple s life and this book is pretty much perfection.Dual POVSafe view spoiler no ow om drama although the h does think the H is in a relationship once she says something about it to him he corrects her h not a virgin H not a manwhore hide spoiler This is Love is book 2 in Melissa Foster s Harmony Pointe series I haven t read book one yet but I didn t feel like I was missing out and was still able to follow and enjoy this story From what I understand there is some character overlap but you don t need to know everyone to understand I picked it up mostly due to the cover, the model s smile and open expression just drew me in.This story features Remi and Mason Remi is a actress, diva and pretty much sick of people following her everywhere She wants some space and freedom and for people to stop judging her at a glance Mason takes on the difficult task of actually following Remi as her bodyguard and keeping her safe She s pretty good at being sneaky so he comes across as overbearing and a bit like a alpha protector where things need to be done his way because his way is best.This story is pretty light It s fun to read and doesn t take on too much Even with Remi having a stalker and there being the whole danger element things don t feel too serious This book is perfect to read after something heavier when you just want something to enjoy that doesn t make you think too much There s a build up into Remi and Mason creating a relationship and both characters experience nice personal growth, and then together as a couple It s a well rounded story.I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and would like to thank them and the author for making this available My review is my honest opinion and completely voluntary. A famous and beautiful Hollywood star, Remi Devine, has everything that money can buy Ever since losing both her parents in a horrific car crash, she has only had her older brother Aiden in her life That is until she met and befriended the Daltons Now she has a family of loving friends who care about and love her Unfortunately, she also has a stalker who is determined to claim her as his own and has been getting braver in his endeavour to make his threats a reality She has been trying to live a normal life as possible by trying to dodge her bodyguards and evade her brother And no matter how much she tries she neither feels safe nor alive That is until the best bodyguard in the business is assigned to be her personal security detail Mason Swift never had a family to call his own The only family he s ever had has been his brothers in arms He is the best security expert in the business and has been hired to protect Remi Divine, a woman who he believes to be a total Hollywood diva until he meets her in person and sees that she is anything but He can t let his attraction to her get in the way of his job or lose his focus, but living in close quarters and in constant danger isn t helping to lessen the burning and intense attraction he feels for her Another sexy and emotional addition to Melissa Foster s Harmony Pointe series There are just so many stories left to tell and I can t wait to read each and every one of them A beautifully written series that shouldn t be missed This is Love is book 2 in Melissa Foster s Harmony Pointe series I haven t read book one yet but I didn t feel like I was missing out and was still able to follow and enjoy this story From what I understand there is some character overlap but you don t need to know everyone to understand I picked it up mostly due to the cover, the model s smile and open expression just drew me in.This story features Remi and Mason Remi is a actress, diva and pretty much sick of people following her everywhere She wants some space and freedom and for people to stop judging her at a glance Mason takes on the difficult task of actually following Remi as her bodyguard and keeping her safe She s pretty good at being sneaky so he comes across as overbearing and a bit like a alpha protector where things need to be done his way because his way is best.This story is pretty light It s fun to read and doesn t take on too much Even with Remi having a stalker and there being the whole danger element things don t feel too serious This book is perfect to read after something heavier when you just want something to enjoy that doesn t make you think too much There s a build up into Remi and Mason creating a relationship and both characters experience nice personal growth, and then together as a couple It s a well rounded story.I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and would like to thank them and the author for making this available My review is my honest opinion and completely voluntary. Remi Divine has lived most of her life in the public eye, but that just comes with being a famous actress After too many creepy letters from a stalker and one house break in, her overprotective brother highers a security company to keep her safe Now she s 3000 miles away from her stalker in Harmony Pointe, NY, and is fed up with being ushered around like an object and not a person by her bodyguards, she demands one plain clothed guard Mason Swift is the best in the business and takes his job seriously He soon learns that Remi Devine has so much depth than she projects publicly.This is Love is what I like to call a Hallmark suspense since it has a sweet love story and minimal conflict Remi and Mason have both suffered great tragedies having lost parents and Mason having lost friends while at war, I was truly heartbroken for them both The stalker helped keep the anticipation, waiting for him to pop up I love how helping others became a big part of the story, especially such a vulnerable population There are so many side characters that I was continually confused, especially when there was a large gathering While I have read a few Melissa Foster books, I have not read them all, I can appreciate carryover characters or characters that make cameos but there are just so many it was too much for me to keep straight Overall this is a sweet story with a little bit of suspense to keep it interesting. Despite the author having written some 65 books I have to confess this is the first one of hers I ve read and for the most part I enjoyed it It s got the feel of The Bodyguard to it with superstar actress Remi being protected from a stalker by bodyguard Mason Remi doesn t like being followed around and kept in a box and Mason is determined to keep her safe Needless to say they clash and sparks start to fly.It s certainly a fun read and Mason and Remi do have some chemistry I do love the whole forced together trope so for the most part this worked for me Unfortunately though I feel like once they got together it lost a little something I would have preferred a little conflict and teasing between them It all gets a little too lovey dovey for me a little too fast.It also seemed like there were a lot of other characters, none of which were particularly well fleshed out I suspect they featured in the authors previous books so if you re a fan you ll probably love seeing how they re all doing As someone coming at it fresh I m afraid it was too many people with too much back story I just didn t care about I ended up skimming through the party sections as I couldn t keep track of everyone and their relationships.Anyway, it is a sweet and funny story with some steamy scenes so if like me you like that kind of thing I m sure you ll enjoy it.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC ARC Provided by the Author 3.5 StarsRemi has a stalker and an overprotective brother Mason is her new bodyguard Remi doesn t want a bodyguard and doesn t think there is a reason for her brother to be as worried about her safety as he is, so she is resistant to the idea of a bodyguard.Remi sees Mason before they are officially introduced, she is attracted to him and wants to find him in the crowdbut before she can she discovers that he is the new man who has been hired to protect her.Mason takes his job seriously And, falling in love with the woman he is supposed to protect is not something he is ok with, but he is not able to resist Remi the he gets to know her.I love books where the reason the characters are unable to be together feel real And, this is a real issue, it s a real problem Falling in love with her, and still being in charge of protecting her, is a conflict and a complication.I was engaged with this story and with the characters It makes it easy when you are fully able to believe the conflict This one worked for me as far as the conflict with the characters Although, there were times when I thought the romance built a little too quickly and that Mason moved past the issues he had with getting involved with Remi a little to fast for me to totally believe it.I enjoyed and recommend this title.