This is the second book in Addison Cole’s Braden family series (read my review of number one here)
The family feud that was mentioned in the first book becomes the central theme of this book, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet (actually just noticed that the lead lovers have the same initials!)
Rex Braden had been harbouring a secret love for Jade Johnson and so has she in return. But the animosity between their fathers has prevented them even speaking to each other for most of their lives.
Jade returned to Weston in the last book and is now here to stay so they need to address their feelings. They accept their emotional connection but keep it a secret from their families: will their love ever be accepted?
I didn’t really like Rex in the last book as he was quite unkind to his brother but he was much more likeable in this book as we got to see his softer side.
I got very involved with the characters and was frustrated by the single mindedness of the fathers for being proud and ruining their friendship. I also felt they were wrong to impose their opinions on their children.
It was an interesting dilemma to consider: the love you have always wanted versus the love of your family. Rex and Jade have put their families first for their whole lives but they can’t deny their own happiness any longer.
With lots more siblings, I’m looking forward to the rest of the Braden family stories…
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In OUR SWEET DESTINY…
After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and the son of the man her father has been feuding with for more than forty years comes to her rescue. She’s spent forever trying to deny her attraction to headstrong, too-handsome-for-his-own-good cowboy Rex Braden. The last thing she needs is that particular man complicating her life.
Fiercely loyal Rex Braden has never put anyone or anything before his family. Despite the irate family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, unleashing fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love—and causing the rebel in each of them to rear its powerful head.
Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained as Rex and Jade find out if true love really can conquer all.
Our Sweet Destiny is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Destined for Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name.
Also Available in Sweet Heat Series
Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.
A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.
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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
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