Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 1)

Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 1)

by Melissa Foster


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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

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.


All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone. Love in Bloom features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.

Love In Bloom Series
Snow Sisters
The Bradens at Weston
The Bradens at Trusty
The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor
The Bradens & The Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls)
The Remingtons
The Ryders
Seaside Summers
Bayside Summers
Wild Billionaires After Dark
Bad Billionaires After Dark
Harborside Nights
The Whiskeys & Tru Blue

A Note From The Author:
If you're new to my stories, get ready to meet the couple who started the Braden sensation! Avid fans of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection may have read Treat and Max's original story, Lovers at Heart. For the past several years, I have had the nagging feeling that there was MORE to Treat and Max's story than I had originally thought. If you read and loved their original story, you'll adore this new, more mature and detailed spin on it! Find out the REST of Treat and Max's story and fall in love all over again in LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948868143
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 10/10/2018
Series: Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Weston, CO Series , #1
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling 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. Perfect beach reads. Melissa's emotional journeys are always family oriented.

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Lovers at Heart, Reimagined 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 24 days ago
Treat & Max are back Overall 5 out of 5 stars Performance 5 out of 5 stars Story 5 out of 5 stars The first of the Bradens of Weston to be coupled up finds that his story has a different spin put on it. You, the reader, get to have a look at more of Treat and Max. I liked it very much. Melissa Foster made her 7-layered iced cake into a show piece. Treat and Max were a puzzle that needed to be put together. They both intrigued you from the start of there meeting for the first time in Nassau for the Snow sisters wedding. Their encounters were one sided for us and the looks were just leading one to want more. Now, we get that chance to see just a bit more of what we were wanting to see from them the first time we met them. If you have not read the first book of the Love in Bloom series, this will be the one you want to go with. You will fall in love with Treat and Max and all the others from the Bradens' family, their friends, and some coworkers. Having the dual narration from Andi and Sebastian will be just the spark needed to make you feel as if you are right her with the new couple as they go from one hiding or running, to battling being together, to the misunderstanding that breaks them apart, to them reconnecting.
Anonymous 3 months ago
For an established, dynamic man, the romance and ups and downs was too much, a bit u believable.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book thinking that it had a different story line that added to the original copy of the book, but sadly there wasn't anything new. Just wasted 5.00 on another copy of the original book. Not good Melissa . Oh by the way , the books are not listed in the correct order in which they should be read. In some cases you have couples already married with babies on the way before you read the book with their weddings in them. If you are going to do a series , then you need to have them in the correct order in which the events take place . Just my opinion .
pughtwins More than 1 year ago
This reimagined view of Treat and Max's romance was a a new read for me. Every book by Ms. Foster has a way of pulling me and making me fall in love with her world, this book was no exception. Ms. Foster has a way of making her men strong but sensitive and her women independent, sometimes to a fault. Treat was that strong but very in tune with his feelings man that always has me rooting for him. Max, well she made me want to yell and scream at her a lot, but I couldn't stop rooting for her either. I really couldn't believe that I hadn't already read this book and now I have to go look and see how many others I have missed!
Jenthomason1109 More than 1 year ago
This is a special “treat” giving readers a new version of Treat Braden and Max Armstrong’s incredible love story! After working together, via telephone, to plan a mutual friend’s wedding Treat and Max finally meet while she’s at his resort in the Bahamas. After a magically romantic evening, a misunderstanding sends Max running home and leaves Treat with regrets. But when he decides to head to Colorado to visit his family, he is pleasantly surprised to find Max living and working there and decides to take advantage of his second chance. As typical with anything written by Melissa Foster, I loved this novel and fell in love with Treat and Max. I have to admit that for some reason, the beginning felt a bit slow and I did struggle to get fully engaged in their story. However, that problem did not last for long and I was quickly sucked into the incredible romance between Treat and Max. I enjoyed both main characters, but there are truly no words for the incredible yumminess that is Treat Braden. He’s smart, sexy, successful, polite, romantic, and super tall (a bonus)! I loved this man from beginning to end! I can’t say that I was blown away by any of Treat’s brothers, but I also adored his father and sister. This novel is not just romance, however, but in true Melissa Foster form, manages to weave relevant and relatable issues regarding family, careers, romance, love, and loss. I absolutely LOVED the fact that Treat’s Dad spoke to his late wife’s horse, Hope, as if he were speaking to her, I loved Treat’s incredible manners and gentlemanly ways about him – while also being incredibly sexy, and I loved how the stars aligned with Max in Wellfleet meeting Treat’s dear friends. Add this one to your TBR because this is not a novel to miss! Melissa Foster has once again wowed me with her characters, her voice, and her message.
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
Forgiveness heals a broken heart Holding any grudges can ruin your soul. You have to face the demons. Forgiveness heals a broken heart. Life would be easy when we let go of the bad emotions. Treat is a man that woman should have as a boyfriend and a husband. This guy knows how to treat a woman right. He has the looks, the job and above all the heart. I am swooning with the chocolate and Max brings the Victoria's Secret is even perfect for these lovebirds for a night full of love and passion. This book is such a beautiful read. It tackles everything from family, friendship and animals. It is an emotional book of healing. Ms. Melissa Foster's story gets even better and better in each story. I am sure she does it in purpose to make her readers laugh out loud and then swoon.
ItsMySideOfLIife More than 1 year ago
In the original Treat & Max book, Love So Sweet, we are swept along a passionate romance with Treat and Max. While they had plenty of ups- their relationship almost nearly stopped dead in the water. Through heart ache and facing their own demons Treat and Max took a second chance with each other, and came out stronger because of it. Lovers At Heart is a second installment if you will of Treat and Max, slightly different than Love So Sweet. We are treated with more of a in depth back story of how Treat and Max's passion first ignited at Nassau. We are taken along with them as they are faced with some personal challenges, ones they seem to have realized they can't just face alone, but together. Their chemistry is still strong and hard to miss with the turning of each page. Neither want to turn away from each other, yet both are facing some demons that they must over come before either can really have a future together. It was great to see how both Treat and Max understood that they had to deal with things in the past in order to move forwards in this book, it was a great addition to their story and how well they fit together. They really compliment each other in many ways, challenge each other and deeply care for one another. If you enjoy a great heart warming story, this is for you!
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This was a very romantic story with heat. The characters were great and engaging. They pilled me right into their story. Learning what Max went through broke my heart, but so happy for her to find someone like Treat. Treat has some inner issues he has to work through himself and with the help of Max he may just heal as well. Treat had many swoon worthy moments especially when it came to Max. All of Treat's siblings were intriguing. This a book I wouldn't pass up!
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read this book because I remember reading and loving the original Lovers at Heart. This reimagined version is just as good! Melissa Foster did an amazing job rewriting this book that was already a favorite of mine. No matter if you've read the original or not this one will not dissapoint. In this story we meet Max & Treat. I have always loved stories where opposites attract and this is definitely one of those. I felt that this story gave me more of an insight into their relationship than the first book. Max & Treat have always been one of my favorite couples and will definitely continue to be. Thank you Melissa for revamping this amazing romance!
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This well-written story really caught and held my attention. Max and Treat have a chance encounter, which brings their past back to the present. They had an intense connection, but something had caused Max to turn away, leaving Treat unable to stop thinking about her. When they run into each other again they start to rebuild. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by this author.
_KatMar More than 1 year ago
Lovers at Heart is a strong romantic read. The main characters both have their demons from their past that's been weighing them down. Lovers at Heart is a wonderful read where the main characters grow together. Max is a careful woman who got out of an abusive relationship when she was in college. That relationship shapes how she deals with dating and intimacy. It's held her back from finding love until Treat comes into her life. Treat is an amazing gentleman. He's hard working, patient, and loyal to his family. Losing his mom as a child left him feeling like he needed to take charge and be there for his siblings. His protective tendencies and patience with Max is what made me really like Treat. I really enjoy how focused this story is on communication. Treat communicating with Max is some of the sweetest moments in this story. The only thing I wish this story had is more moments or interactions between Max and Treat's family together. I received this story as an Advance Reader's Copy. I volunteered to leave my review. All opinions are my own.
Addis2244 More than 1 year ago
Just when I didn’t think Treat and Max's story could get any better, Melissa Foster proved me wrong. Within the Love in Bloom series, I have always loved Max and Treat in Lovers at Heart. I wasn't sure how I would feel reading their story again but I couldn’t put the book down. Reimagined just made their story better! The extra details that were added to the story of these two just enhanced the book. We are more aware of how they met, misunderstandings, insecurities and their love of each other and family to find their happily ever after. As one of my favorite couples Melissa Foster did not disappoint me in Reimagined.
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
Oh, Melissa! She has an incredible method of hitting my soft spots to make tears fall, followed by giggles that warm my heart. I didn't read Max and Treat's story the first time around; but the Reimagined version was sweet and fulfilled every romantic/sweet notion I have about reading Melissa's books. Max is full of spunk yet because of her past, she keeps it hidden -- until Treat brings it out in her. He is incredibly kind, romantic, gentle, and patient with her. The Braden family shows us that a little bit of miscommunication can pull a family apart. I loved how Max brought strength to Treat for him to mend fences with his siblings and father. Melissa gives me another swoon-worthy couple to drool over and envy with Max & Treat! I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
LOVERS AT HEART REIMAGINED by Melissa Foster is a contemporary romance collection with fiercely loyal heroes, smart, and empowered women. A new release to an older version of this story, updated and expanded. Set in Weston, CO. Love in Bloom Big-Family Romance Collection, The Bradens (at Weston). Features, Treat Braden, wealthy and the oldest Braden and Max Armstrong, Festival organizer. The characters are flawed, funny, and easy to relate to. The sizzling chemistry between Treat and Max, will pull at your heartstrings. The emotion, passion and pure romance of this story will keep you turning pages. A smexy, sassy, sultry story with strong women who are flawed but with huge hearts, the heroes are loyal and fierce. A steamy but fun read. Readers of sizzling chemistry, sexy heroes, strong, sassy women, are sure to enjoy this romantic Contemporary Romance. Well done, Melissa Foster! I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Steamy Reviewer: AprilR
ebookaddictsuk More than 1 year ago
I have a confession to make, I have not read Treat and Max's original story, so how this is re-imagined I am not sure, but one thing I am sure off is that this is a truly heartwarming story of second chances by the very talented Melissa Foster. Her Love in Bloom universe is immense and each book is different but all have characters that are real, relatable and easy to fall for. Lovers at Heat is an emotional ride for Treat Braden and Max Armstrong. They shared a magical evening together and the day after based on a misunderstanding Max ran from Treat and he has been longing for her every since. Six months later Treat heads back home to his father ranch and family and a chance meeting sees him bump into Max! The desire he felt for all this time bubbles to the surface and he is determined not to let her run away again. Max has been betrayed in the past and never in a million years did she expect to fall hard for Treat - a man who could have any woman on earth by the way, but he chose her. But her past insecurity and betrayal caused her to run, and Treat had no idea just what he had done. Once they finally get together again, and Max explains her past, Treat tells her about his own betrayal and proves that he is nothing like her ex. This is one emotional story for Max, and I absolutely loved every moment of it from the first to last page, I loved how they were together and how above all love prevails no matter what happens.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Lovers at Heart Reimagined by Melissa Foster The Bradens #1.5 Treat Braden grew up on a ranch but later went into the resort business and did a booming business with locations around the world. Max Armstrong works with a friend to arrange events and one event saw her arranging a wedding at Treat’s resort in Nassau. They spoke over the phone, met in person and spent a memorable evening together BUT something went wrong. That said, they couldn’t stop thinking about one another and wondered “what if?”. By coincidence they meet again at an event when Treat returns to his father’s ranch for some down time. When they see one another the embers left from their time together are rekindled. They have a fairly straightforward courtship with a few glitches thrown in and one rather bad experience from Max’s past that she needs to get over before a HEA can be achieved. I enjoyed this book and wonder if I had read the original novella or any other books in this series it would have made a difference as so many have said it was wonderful. Not having read anything in this series or the related one I came away feeling I had enjoyed time getting to know the couple and was intrigued by the family and now want to read more about Treat’s siblings and how they will end up finding their HEAs. Thank you to the author and Inkslinger PR for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4 Stars
TBranch More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Melissa Foster and I am glad that it was. I know that I will be reading many more by her now. Treat and Max just touched my heart from the first page. They gave me hope that love always finds a way, even when you may have given up on it. They were very realistic in the sense that they had their struggles, highs and lows, and challenges to overcome, just as any couple would. I definitely know that there was a reason this was "reimagined" as the characters had a maturity about them that made their actions understandable. This was a well done rewrite on an already great story!
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
Not having read the previous edition of this book I went in with an open mind. I was excited to learn about the book that started it all with Trent Braden and Max Armstrong’s story. Treat had no interest in finding love,happy with the casual hook ups he has had, but when he met Max it was like lightening striking, such was their connection. However it is not all smooth sailing as Max refuses to answer his calls and he has no idea why. When fate brings Treat and Max together again he will not lose the opportunity. I loved how Melissa Foster wove a story about hope, of overcoming one’s past and embracing ones present and moving forward together. As with real life not all goes smoothly but it is the ”realness” of their relationship that she describes that makes this such a great book. Lovers At Heart: Reimagined is a beautiful and romantic love story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
katiebasie More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical about reading this book because the original was such a huge part of my falling in love with the entire series (I loved every book from the Snow Sisters on) but Lover's At Heart, Reimagined) made me fall in love all over again. I am a big lover of Treat and Max but in this version, it brings them together more and faster as well as takes you on a journey with them that takes along your heart! Love, love, love this book and look forward to the new things that come from it!!! Five stars!!!
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Fans of this series, you are seriously in for a good treat. Lovers At Heart has been re-imagined and given a fresh new look. This book can be read as a stand-alone and can be enjoyed by new and old readers alike. Melissa Foster has breathed new life into a familiar story while still delivering the swoon that we’ve all come to know and enjoy… Told from dual points of view, Lovers At Heart follows the story of Max and Treat. From the moment I met these two, I was dying to know what could possibly gone wrong. The sparks and chemistry will still there, like it was their first meeting. But, just like with any new relationships, the foundation hasn’t been built yet, so misunderstandings or a wrong impression have the power to make a mess of things. But, I had a feeling about Max and Treat. They were so good together that I just knew their story couldn’t be over. It was a joy watching these two trying to figure things out and it was a lot of fun seeing how this series began. Lovers At Heart was a terrific read from beginning to end. I loved spending the day getting lost in Max and Treat. Their story made me swoon, fall in love and believe in second chances.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Treat Braden is my all time favorite Braden. With the original Lovers at Heart, he won me over with his persistence, his strength, and his love of family. With the Reimagined version of Lovers at Heart, he just won me over again. I love that Melissa Foster took an original story and re-wrote it to make it into a story that fits the characters better. In rewriting the story, Melissa Foster did not take anything away from Treat and Max’s story but instead took characters and built on their story making it just as wonderful as the original. The rest of the Braden family are all found within Treat’s story and of course, my second favorite Braden, Hal the father, makes a huge appearance. The wisdom, the strength, and the love of this family is so strong, so real, and so beautiful. I can hear Hal’s strong and firm voice that is so full of love and respect for those that he is talking to. His words lay the groundwork for all the other Braden family members. Melissa Foster re-wrote a book that was already a fan favorite. Anyone who read the first writing of the story will find the second writing just as wonderful.
GoldenGurl More than 1 year ago
At first, I was a little hesitant to read this book. I wasn't even sure why it had to be re-written in the first place. After reading it, however, I totally understand why. Treat and Max are much closer in this book. The original version had them apart for huge portions of the story, which isn't really something you want in a romance novel. As I read, I realized that was the main reason why I didn't feel so connected to Treat & Max as I have to other Melissa Foster couples. Also, I like how Treat and Max's previous romantic encounter (which took place in another book) is detailed a little more for those who didn't read the other book. Since this book was the start of a new series, I was confused with all of the previous series references. This rewritten version makes it much clearer. I also want to make clear that this isn't just a reworded version of the original story. There's a new subplot and an appearance by a future series character that weren't present in the original version. This isn't one of those situations where you buy a book and are ticked off because it's the exact same story that you already read. I truly believe that this book is worth the investment.
Angela_Peay More than 1 year ago
Treat Braden is a resort owning, tender hearted family man who runs into Max Armstrong at a wedding. He is captivated by her and they spend one fabulous night together and he jumps to the wrong conclusion and almost loses her. Jump ahead 6 months and fate steps in. They are in the same town at a festival where they run into each other again. They have both thought of each other often and wondered how things could have gone so wrong when everything between them was so right. This is a story of second chances with Romance, understanding, and unconditional love. You won’t be disappointed if you read it. Max and Treat are a great couple. Kudos to the Melissa Foster for drawing you into their world and making you want to live there.
DBergs More than 1 year ago
Lovers at Heart was the first book I read in the Love in Bloom series and it hooked me from the start. In Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, Melissa Foster brings the story of Treat and Max to a whole new level. Max and Treat start their relationship with some misunderstandings based on not taking the time to talk and by the end of the story, they are able to joke about their beginning and realize how important it is to communicate when there is an issue instead of making assumptions. I love how Max and Treat learn together that a relationship includes "give and take" and that they are not going to lose themselves by becoming flexible for another person who will help them get to happily ever after.