Slope of Love
Series: Love in Bloom, The Remingtons
Published on April 21, 2014 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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+**
Sisters in Love
Slope of Love was a charming, sweet and quick Sunday read for me. It made me swoon for Rush and hold my breath in anticipation throughout most of the book. This is the first time I read something by Melissa Foster, but it won’t be the last.
Lately with my busy work schedule and constant Facebook stalking, I have been in a reading haze. Everything I pick up is just, eh. I picked up Slope of Love on Mother’s Day and quickly read the entire book in one sitting. It was a perfect book to get me out of my reading funk, allowed me to escape the realty of my kids screaming and laundry waiting to be folded. This book was 100% cute, addicting, and scrumptious.
The story opens up with Rush and Jayla, two all american Olympic gold skiers and best friends, volunteering to help teenagers in a Colorado town learn how to ski, while practicing for their last race of the season. Rush, a confirmed player and hot alpha athlete, is coming to terms with NOT being a playboy anymore, in fact, he’s taken a year of celibacy to figure out his feelings and desires. Jayla, Rush’s best friend for 15 years is involved with a douchebag, but secretly has been lusting after her BFF since she was 13. (This is my favorite kind of story… friends than lovers… swoon.)
Both being top notch athletes have a hard time dissecting their feelings for each other because they don’t want to interfere with each other’s competitive careers, and don’t want to ruin their friendship. But, they can only hold back for so long. The angst in this story is great. Just when you’re about to be like, FINALLY, the author pulls away and makes you wanting more. When the two finally get their chance, Holla! It’s smoking.
I really liked Rush in this story. In fact, he’s probably one of my favorite male characters of the year so far. He’s honest and clear with his feelings towards Jayla, without sounding like a pansy ass. He’s supportive and charming, and just the right amount of alpha to wet your panties and make you want to read more. While there isn’t a lot of conflict in this book, it has enough angst to make it addictive. You keep chanting to yourself… just one more chapter…just one more. Next thing you realize you’re reading The End.
Slope of Love is a standalone, but it is the fourth book in the series. I’m thrilled to know that Melissa Foster is offering two of her books in another series for free, because I think I found my “go-to” author. The one that always delivers that solid, sweet read.
4 Gold Medal Stars!