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Love Like Ours

Sugar Lake, Book 3
Written by: Melissa Foster
Narrated by: John Lane
Series: Sugar Lake, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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One wrong move, and she meets a guy with all the right ones….

Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.

Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty - and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.

For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs - if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.

©2018 Melissa Foster (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Jenny Harris
  • 2020-03-10

Talia and Derek

This is the third book in the Dalton siblings. Talia has always been the serious one. In this book we learn why she is the way she is and what meeting Derek means to her. Derek has so much on his plate now adding a woman to the just wasn't in the cards for him. When he almost gets hit by Talia's car he feels like he needs to know more about her. Will they get that HEA or will their hangups hold them back? I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 2020-01-28

Talia and Derek has that magic

Talia heading to work for a friend never thought a simple distraction would bring her all she could ever desire. Derek was just the soothe for her body mind and soul. Derek learns that one can’t do it all and sometime the unexpected can and will become the norm. There are great characters family friends and supporters.

John Lane carries me away with his narration. Thank you.

Now on to more . . .
Another Dalton goes down. Talia and Derek did not have it easy. She a professor. He a dancer. He a caretaker. He has a dream. He has major responsibilities. Watching these two become more and more familiar with each other and the lives each one lived was page turning. See how each one dealt with the hand given them was more. This one was emotional. It may not have started that way but as you progressed further in to the story you find yourself choking up a bit here and there. Some of the subject matter was heartbreaking. Especially if this has hit close to home. And for me it has hit close to home on more than one occasion.

Beneath the exterior of Derek there was a man that had real hopes, dreams, and talent. He was so much more than I could have guessed he would be. I love his drawings (at least the descriptions). I look forward to December when the companion book is available. Talia and Derek were the couple for me in this series. The rise and fall the ins and outs. It all made me feel on a deeper level. These two balanced each other. She the stayed professor. Him the open, lively dancer. But for them to be defined only by this was doing them an injustice.

Melissa Foster has written a story that makes you fall in love with her writing all over again or for the first time. It all depends on which category you fall into.

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  • lclarke1
  • 2019-01-25

Good book!

This third installment of the Sugar Lake series was a good addition. Talia and Derek's story was a bit different than other teacher/student stories in that Derek was not her student so it was not made into a cliche story line. The story line for the couple was different in that Derek was a care giver for a family member and that is relatable to many readers since his being a care giver is a major part of this book. I felt that both characters were well written in that Talia is rather an introvert and does not step outside of her comfort zone but she does come out more and Derek is more outgoing especially since he is an exotic dancer as well as a bar tender as a means to make money to fulfill his life dreams and goals. I continue to enjoy that in all of Ms. Foster's books, family plays a large roll and has a large importance for its characters. The plot moved along rather quickly and their relationship had an insta-love type feel in that their story moved quickly but it worked for the pair. The narration performed by Mr. Lane was was done well making the story enjoyable to listen to. I would recommend this book to others and I look forward to seeing where this series goes next.

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  • Michelle Eriksen
  • 2018-12-31

Love Like Ours

Funny, sexy, full of amazing characters that could be the people next door; Love Like Ours way a joy to read. Derek and Talia were so darn cute and fun together. This book has some interesting situations that I'm not sure how I would react to in real life but make me think long and hard how I would possibly feel if put into some things... Loved this book!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-11-27

Life is messy but love can make it through

I enjoyed the book. At times I became annoyed with some of the repetitiveness of the leading lady’s insecurity. I enjoyed the aspect of it not being a nice neat they met, had sex, fell in love.
They got to know each other and each other’s families. The aspect of the father with Alzheimer’s brought a realism to how life is, messy. I enjoyed the narrator for the most part but truly struggled with his voice for Tallia and the way he made her sound pathetic at times. Enjoyable overall.

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  • paulette hartwell
  • 2018-10-25

EXCELLENT

I have read all of Melissa Foster books from the very first. But this is the first one that I have listened to. I have read Driving Whiskey Wild, now I am about to listen to it. I will rate that one when I finish. Love reading her books and I know I will love listening to them. Thank you for putting them on audio.

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  • Misty
  • 2018-10-11

steamy!!

loved this one the most out of the 3 books in the series. Usually a series loses steam after the first one, but this one gained it, and was smoking hot by the third.

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  • mrsinserra
  • 2018-09-28

good 3rd book

i did like this book. the H is a sweetheart, but manly. the h is a bit passive but not bad. i think what i didn't love was that the H wouldn't compromise. He refused to see how him being an almost stripper made the h feel. Even at the end the H expected the h to just acccept he took off his clothes for money even though he was a certified accountant. He now had backers that made the need to dance to care for his father unnecessary, but he still refused, expecting the h to just suck it up and deal with it. not cool.

so that being said, i couldn't really get behind the H totally.

there is kinda dirty described sex.

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  • MLS Kindle Customer
  • 2018-09-26

Good narrator

I liked the narrator. The story was ok but average. Overall it was still entertaining.

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  • Virginia
  • 2018-09-19

Hot & Heartfelt

Melissa has given us another great tender story! John Lane did an excellent job narrating the characters in this Sugar Lake story. Professor Talia Dalton was substitute teaching for a sick friend at a small college. Her sisters were after her to loosen up and find herself a man. When trying to park, she almost ran over a man that made her heart pound. His name was Derek Grant and Talia thought he was a student in her class because he came in and sat down. He finally confessed that he was not really in her class. She found out he was a bartender at an upscale nightclub. He invited her to come to the club and when she did, he told his customers that she was going to be his future wife. What a hot mess they became!!