Thrill of Love - Melissa Foster

Thrill of Love

Author: Melissa Foster

  • Publication Date: 2017-10-18
  • Category: Contemporary
5 Score: 5
(From 62 Ratings)


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.

Fall in love with Ty Braden and Aiyla Bell in an epic USA Today bestselling love story. Fate brings them together, but will tragedy tear them apart?

Do you believe in fate?

World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his--and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.

After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn't imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she'd worked so hard to create.

Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.


"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak 

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York TimesBestseller Lauren Blakely 

WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series: 

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate) 
Surrender My Love (Cole) 
River of Love (Sam) 
Crushing on Love (Shannon) 
Whisper of Love (Tempest) 
Thrill of Love (Ty)
The Bradens are a series of sexy stand-alone romances bursting with rich family ties and everlasting love. These hot contemporary love stories feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary and new adult romance, and women's fiction. 

The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:

Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White

Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)

Promise My Love
Our New Love 
Daring Her Love

Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)

Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt) 

Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Swept Into Love (Gage)

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. Melissa's emotional love stories are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

"Melissa Foster writes her romance novels similarly to my favorite adult romance author, Danielle Steel: the perfect blend of drama, romance, friendship, love and passion."- Andrea Buginsky, author

"I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." - Tia Bach, author

"Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing (on Fated for Love)

"I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books....I am sure there are going to be other family's that intertwine and that is what I love most about these books. They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series. I am a huge fan of Marie Force. And now Melissa Foster has joined her ranks...." - I Love NY, Reviewer

"Melissa's writing reminds me of Linda Lael Miller's Creed Saga..that spanned a bajillion books, or so it seemed. Well, except for one thing, Melissa's story has a little more spice." - A Chick Who Reads

"I love family-oriented stories, or series that focus on a family. [...] In a way it reminded me of Bella Andre's Sullivans series." - Joy, Goodreads Reviewer

"Between Melissa and Marie Force I'm in readers heaven." - A Reviewer

"Steamy and sensual with huge heart! I had to start reading the 2nd book right away! My new favorite author! If you're a Nora Roberts fan, you'll love Melissa Foster's books!" - K. Winning

"...a great circle of friends bring echoes of favorite Maeve Binchey novels mixed with thoroughly modern American romance."- Sheila D.


  • Ty and Aiyla

    By Suds2u
    Ty Braden is a thrill seeker, photographer (I’m talking National Geographic here), and quite the lady’s man, if his reputation is accurate. He never thought of settling down with one woman until he met Aiyla Bell. She is an adventurer, and she’s also a photographer (of older faces around the world). They spent five amazing days together in Saint Luc, but agreed to let fate decide if they would meet again. Fate plays a big part in this story. Ty and Aiyla do meet again, and as any good romance novel dictates, they fall in love. But that’s not all there is to this story. In fact, that’s pretty much the beginning. All it takes is one life changing event… Melissa Foster has written another wonderful, hot, heart-wrenching, love filled story that will make you believe in fate and the forever kind of love that seems so rare these days. When you read this story, be prepared to feel all the feels, cry the tears, laugh and love right along with the Bradens. This story runs so much deeper than most. Grab it and enjoy the ride! B.J. Harrison narrates the audio version of this story so well. His voice and inflections so clearly bring this story to life. My imagination was pretty good when reading the book, but hearing someone else read it put a whole new spin on the story for me. Such a good one!
  • What a “Thrill”

    By Lady nan
    I haven’t written a review in a very long time, but after reading Ty & Aiyla’s story I had to share my thoughts. This book was fantastic! What a beautifully told love story. I cried so much. Not once did I feel frustrated with any of the characters. This book was real. I believe that the love Ty feels for Aiyla is real and should not be discounted. I’ve witnessed a love like this; and it’s a beautiful thing.

    By Lynn B888
    With her powerful voice, Melissa Foster brings us her most emotional book yet! Fate brought them together, but their hearts easily attached and led them to the deep love they can’t imagine letting slip through their fingers. They might start out casual without plans of a future in tact, but each day brings more hope that it is their destiny to share a forever … until horrifying news tears through their dreams and make them have to decide how to soldier through. It’s gut wrenchingly real and beautifully written! Mountain climber and photographer Ty Braden has never been one for settling down and believing in more than living for the moment, but when he happens upon a gorgeous woman that he spends five days with in Saint-Luc, he gives his heart away without a second thought. She takes his breath away and he can’t imagine life without her, but his reputation precedes him and scares her away. Ski instructor and photographer Aiyla Bell can’t believe it when she runs into Ty again at a five day charity wilderness event! She hasn’t been able to forget about him since their time together a few months ago, but since she knew his reputation as a player, she was leery of trusting him. Now that he’s in front of her again and the same old feelings are burning strong, she can’t deny him again. This has to be real if fate has brought them together twice and they are both waiting for the other to complete them. They decide to when it’s time to pack up and leave that they have to share their lives … but when reality comes crashing in on them faster than they ever expected, they are going to have to dig deep to find the strength to lean on each other.
  • Ty and Aiyla....✨✨✨

    By Diva Princess1
    Aiyla and Ty story was beautiful, but tugs at all my heart strings. They were a beautiful outlet bound by fate. The love of the entire Braden family was remarkably awesome. I was so in to the characters, it seem real. They both loved the outdoors, running, hiking, swimming, mountain climbing and photography. They were meant to be happy together. Life takes and ugly turn, and they have to deal with life changing illness. In the end they survived it all. Maybe changed the way they had to live but they had life...
  • Thrill Of Love

    By Fongoul
    Way too sad for me! Not a true romance novel that you usually write. Sorry!
  • Wonderful if you believe in Love & Destiny!

    By BahamaTA
    Do you believe in fate? In Melissa’ Foster’s latest “Braden” novel, fate is exactly what brings together Ty Braden and Aiyla Bell. From the snowy slopes of Saint-Luc Switzerland to a grueling race in the mountains of Colorado, fate ensures the star-crossed lovers are once again, together. Much like the movie “Serendipity,” the Thrill of Love was a book that captured my attention from the very beginning. The Bradens of Peaceful Harbor have always been some of my favorites, and revisiting one of the offspring of Ace and Maisy was, for me, a fun trip down memory lane. This book didn’t have a typical “problem-solution” like many of Melissa’s books have…no dramatic breakups; no other man or woman to come between them; however, fate threw Ty and Aiyla a major curveball that some people may have had a hard time riding out as a couple. Not them…it only made them stronger. I highly recommend reading this book. The intensity of their love and relationship feels very authentic and not forced. You like the characters because they are likeable and you want them to be a couple. I found a very satisfying conclusion and as usual, can’t wait for the next book in the series to be released!
  • Do you believe in fate?

    By Torinolvr
    I absolutely love Aiyla and Ty I believe I cried for the whole last 4 chapters Cancer is such a horrible this, but they loved through it Beautiful story, beautiful couple Another great book by Melissa. Thank you!
  • Ty and Aiyla are on fire!

    By Grinandstampit
    First let me say I do love Melissa Foster books. I think the current one is always the best until I read the next. But this book featuring Ty Braden and Aiyla Bell is incredible. In my opinion Melissa's strong suit is her character development and this book is no different. This story is filled with fate, love and life changing events. You will experience the love of the entire Ace Braden Family. During the course of reading this tears were trickling down my face without my knowledge or permission. Anyone would want the kind of love Ty has for Aiyla. This is not just reading a book, it is a true reading experience. Kudos to Melissa Foster. A true 10 star book.