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Friday, May 16, 2014

Review of Slope of Love by Melissa Foster

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.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★☆

Rush and Jayla have been friends for fifteen years since they meet at ski camp as teenagers.  The love of skiing and completion through the years only made their bond stronger.  Jayla had loved Rush from the day she meet him at the age of thirteen but he had only looked at her as a BFF. She had always been there for him, listening to all of his escapades with other women.  However this year seemed different…Rush seemed different.

Rush had planned on revealing to Jayla that he finally realized he was truly, madly, and infuriatingly in love with her.

Rush had looked forward to this time with Jayla teaching at a volunteer ski camp for teens and training for the final competition of the season.  When Jayla shows up with a boyfriend, he has to ask himself is he too late.  Has Jayla moved on without him? Rush is relieved when Jayla breaks up with Marcus and he has the chance to show her that he has changed.

Her comment about his conquests nagged at him-and pissed him off.  He needed to tell her how he’d changed, and damn it, he needed to tell her why he’d changed.

One kiss changes everything between Jayla and Rush.  He can no longer deny the feeling he has for her and she is hesitant to believe that he has really changed.  If she opens up her heart to him and he walks away it will destroy her.  She will lose her best friend. 

“I know you think our friendship is a reason, but I see it as a foundation for so much more…The truth was, he didn’t know how to be just friends with Jayla now that he’d opened his heart to her.

For fifteen years they had always told each other everything.  Jayla is keeping a secret from him about her shoulder injury.  She is afraid that her injury will be the end of competitive skiing.  Rush tells her that it will not matter to him because he knows who she is!

Was she being stubborn and stupid?  She loved him.  Oh, how she loved him.

Jayla and Rush will have to face the truth about how they really feel and decide if there is a future for them as a couple.

Hero –Rush Remington: 5 stars
Heroine –Jayla: 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! The way Ms. Foster weaves the tale of struggle and triumph between two hearts, has her readers caught in a web of love and friendship.   

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I have yet to read one of this author’s books and been disappointed.  I look forward to reading her next effort.

***Received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***

2 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so happy you enjoyed Slope of Love! Thank you for taking the time to read and review. It's always so appreciated when readers give feedback. It's nice to know you enjoyed it so much...more happy ever afters to come! XOXO

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