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Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn't know how to stop doing what he does best. When Blake walks into Danica's office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give in to the heat and risk her career. Danica's desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she's ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she's been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister's promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn't sure it's the right time to set her desires free.


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Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn't know how to stop doing what he does best. When Blake walks into Danica's office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn't the type to give in to the heat and risk her career. Danica's desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she's ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she's been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister's promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn't sure it's the right time to set her desires free.

30 review for Sisters in Love Audiobook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bj

    4 "The Responsible Sister and Her Ethical Dilemma" Stars for the story and narration! Lovers of women's fiction will not want to miss the debut of this sister based series that combines the stories of multiple lives to bring us a heart warming tale of blood and non-blood based sister love and the others who shape their lives. I particularly connected with the main character, and enjoyed seeing how she worked tirelessly to help those around her, making me especially happy to see her experience 4 "The Responsible Sister and Her Ethical Dilemma" Stars for the story and narration! Lovers of women's fiction will not want to miss the debut of this sister based series that combines the stories of multiple lives to bring us a heart warming tale of blood and non-blood based sister love and the others who shape their lives. I particularly connected with the main character, and enjoyed seeing how she worked tirelessly to help those around her, making me especially happy to see her experience success in resolving her own quandaries in the end. Additionally, the narration by experienced narrator BJ Harrison made listening to this tale easy to follow. Danica Snow who is the responsible sister, a therapist no less, was made to help others. Not only does she take a lead role in ensuring her promiscuous sister is safe and trying to better her life by leading a more straight and narrow life, but she also volunteers as a big sister for a young lady, who though she is lucky to have the love and care of her grandmother, lacks a mother or big sister role model. Amidst this already full life, Danica Snow must struggle with letting herself be a bit more free and with an unexpected attraction that leads to an ethical quandary. Blake Carter likes to dull the pain of his life in women. Never staying too long with one he used to be content living life day by day and leaving the committed relationship life to his business partner and best friend. However, when his best friend, an expert skier, dies unexpectedly on the slopes, Blake's life is left in a tale spin that leads him to therapist Danica's coach. Quite coincidentally it was his late best friend who gave him her number, but what really throws him for a loop is that they have already met, and that first meeting didn't go over quite so well. Can Danica really be Blake's answer to a new life under such an inauspicious beginning? Moreover, when they both start experiencing an attraction to one another, will it be possible to continue as either patient and doctor or something more given that the therapist ethics code very clearly would prohibit any personal relationship between them? BJ Harrison is easy to listen to and does a good job of reading this story. Although he doesn't provide a lot of differentiation between his male and female characters, I generally had no trouble following this story. While I have to admit that I at first was a little skeptical about a male narrator narrating a womens' fiction title-- as Mr. Harrison's narration style reminded me of the narrators that I have listened to in many romantic suspense titles (think Nora Roberts and the like)--he ultimately won me over and I was able to peacefully settle in to listening to story from his rendition. All in all, Sisters in Love drew me in and made me feel invested in these various characters' dilemmas. I think this title is particularly suited for women's fiction listeners as the romance is somewhat secondary to the resolution of the various characters' individual battles. Having been introduced to these colorful characters, I'm now eagerly awaiting Kaylie's story (Danica's promiscuous sister) in Sisters in Bloom. Source: Review copy provided for review purposes.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was a little concerned, because the basis of the plot is a therapist and her patient. I don't mind forbidden love stories, but I feel like ethical boundaries are set for a reason. Nevertheless, I wanted this to work (because I always do, at first) and I waited to be convinced. Then I started reading. As I read, I decided that here was a man who DEFINITELY needed a therapist. Blake has some serious anger issues. The h/h's meet cute is when he accidentally elbows her in the face while waiting in I was a little concerned, because the basis of the plot is a therapist and her patient. I don't mind forbidden love stories, but I feel like ethical boundaries are set for a reason. Nevertheless, I wanted this to work (because I always do, at first) and I waited to be convinced. Then I started reading. As I read, I decided that here was a man who DEFINITELY needed a therapist. Blake has some serious anger issues. The h/h's meet cute is when he accidentally elbows her in the face while waiting in line for coffee. (I know. Adorbs, right?) She is bleeding and upset, and he makes some general noises about being sorry and buying her coffee, all while checking out a hot blonde chick nearby. Danica, the heroine, gets huffy about that and they part ways. Now, supposedly our hero Blake genuinely feels bad about hurting her, but when he gets to work and sees blood on the arm of his shirt, he blames her. Yup. The chick HE injured is somehow at fault for ruining his favorite shirt. I think this anger was supposed to be some sort of misdirected anger about his upbringing and the state of his relationship with his father. But since that wasn't explored completely, I'm not certain. Regardless, he lost serious points with me there. Checking out the hot blonde? Not the worst possible offense. Human eyes are drawn to beautiful things. Blaming her for her blood on his shirt? Douchy. But it gets worse. Then he has some angry bathroom sex with an unnamed, red-headed cougar and goes through an episode of deserved shame and self-loathing. Why was he angry? Because the woman in the coffee house was annoyed with him and because of the aforementioned blood on his shirt. The scene was a embarrassing to read because his internal monologue is mixed in with his every thrust and moan, and it's all about hating the chick from the coffee house. I know I'm conservative but yikes. The violence of the act was well out of proportion to the trigger and although his partner was willing and oblivious to his thoughts, that violence still bothered me a great deal. He's a winner: a man whore with serious anger issues who uses his penis to punish willing sex partners. Believe it or not, I was still trying to like him and the book at this point. I thought, "Gosh, the author is doing a really believable job at creating a man who needs counseling." She was really setting up a believably angry man and I respected that. Then his best friend and business partner dies. It's tragic and throws him into a psychological tailspin. It's a credible crisis that drives him to seek help, which is what brings him to Danica's office. Danica, knowing that she's already overwhelmingly attracted to him on a physical level, agrees to take him on as a patient. This is where I get really uncomfortable. During their sessions, every other thought from her has to do with jumping his bones. She wants to kiss him, she wants to touch him. She keeps thinking about his lips. Yes, every thought is paired with another thought along the lines of "Stop thinking like that!" But to my mind, this is so seriously wrong I can't get over it. If she was really suffering that much with improper thoughts, there is no way she should have been his therapist. No f'ing way. How could she possibly be objective with him? SHE CAN'T. Nevertheless, she proceeds and within a miraculous few weeks, he overcomes all sorts of huge psychological problems. He goes from angry man whore to boyfriend material in a few weeks. Oh yes, I said it. Boyfriend material. They kiss, she pushes him away because kissing is wrong, and a week later, they start dating. No further qualms about what she's doing with a man who is psychologically vulnerable. No doubts that he's rushing into a long-term relationship to fill the gap recently vacated by his best (and only) friend. Nope. They had sex. They bonded for life. So how does the whole ethical dilemma wrap up? 48 hours into their relationship, she decides that she's going to give up her therapist's license (a pre-emptive strike against losing it for unethical behavior, if you ask me) and open a youth center instead. There it is. No reprecussions from her bad behavior. No lingering anger issues from the man whore. All wrapped up in a pretty little bow. I like Happily Ever After (I really, really do) but man, if you are going to set us up with Big Issues, those issues need to be resolved in credible ways.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Proffitt

    I admit, I picked this one up on a whim and because I was drawn to a title later in this very long series. My expectations were low and they seemed to be confirmed in the first part of the book. What I mean to say is that the first, oh, quarter or so is a little rocky and I wondered if Foster could pull a coherent story together out of what she had setup. And to be perfectly honest, I'm not entirely certain she did. Blake was more than simply a "player" as mentioned in the cover copy. He is I admit, I picked this one up on a whim and because I was drawn to a title later in this very long series. My expectations were low and they seemed to be confirmed in the first part of the book. What I mean to say is that the first, oh, quarter or so is a little rocky and I wondered if Foster could pull a coherent story together out of what she had setup. And to be perfectly honest, I'm not entirely certain she did. Blake was more than simply a "player" as mentioned in the cover copy. He is deeply damaged and both selfish and self-centered. He's likeable enough, in a bluff, easy-going kind of way (as befitting a player), but nothing to make the heart go flutter. And Danica is a woman torn between her profession, her desire, and her family and friends. These two really shouldn't work as anything more than a superficial, physical relationship. At the same time, I have to say that I was drawn into the story by Foster's deft work with deeply resonant emotional pivot-points that could have come off as manipulative but didn't. I bought Blake's desire to change himself on a fundamental level and that sets a foundation that makes his eventual transformation believable—not least because you see his effort and pain as he works through becoming a better person. Similarly, I bought Danica's work to become more integrated and less artificial in her interactions with family and friends—not least because you see her effort and pain as she works through becoming a better person. So yeah, I ended up connecting with both of them even though I started off more than a little alienated. And that made all the difference. I have to admit, however, that at least to some extent I wanted to be convinced that the two of them could change enough to be right for each other. At least to some extent, I wanted to buy those emotional pivot-points. That willingness to be converted may have been key to it working at all. What I mean is that I'm not sure if Foster actually earned my engagement or if I simply met her more than halfway. So I'm not sure if my eventual contentment with the story will translate very well to others. I'd be interested to see if others had the same reaction or not. A note about Steamy: The steam content was the bigger surprise of the novel. There were two very short explicit scenes and one of those was more than a little off-putting (deliberately so). Foster pulled the curtains way quicker than I expected given the apparent marketing of this novel (with big ole warnings about containing content for 18+ and all that). To be clear, this wasn't an unpleasant surprise. It just was unexpected...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

    4.5 stars SISTERS IN LOVE is the first book in the Snow Sisters series. Melissa Foster has many different series and whats so cool about them is that every one of them offers something different. So far, from all the Foster books Ive read, none of them are the same and yet, they all contain the wonderful qualities that I love in my Contemporary Romance reads. The Snow Sisters as you can guess follows sisters. In this particular book, Danica Snow is a therapist. Now if youve read any of my 4.5 stars SISTERS IN LOVE is the first book in the Snow Sisters series. Melissa Foster has many different series and what’s so cool about them is that every one of them offers something different. So far, from all the Foster books I’ve read, none of them are the same and yet, they all contain the wonderful qualities that I love in my Contemporary Romance reads. The Snow Sisters as you can guess follows sisters. In this particular book, Danica Snow is a therapist. Now if you’ve read any of my other reviews before than you’re already probably familiar with the fact that I have a background in Psychology and I often find that books don’t capture the job right. However, Foster does a good job of keeping true to real life and I had to respect that. In addition to that, Danica is also a part of a Big Sister Program. This puts her right in the middle of a troubled teens life as her mother undergoes rehab for alcoholism. While I enjoyed the romance of this book, I have to say that the real winner for me is the fact that Foster is able to integrate such real life issues into this novel and still manage to make light of it. Somehow, there’s an emotional and even inspirational quality to it. And no one gets it more than the hero of the story, Blake Carter. Blake is your typical player. He goes through women every night and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. His best friend constant bugs him about it but how can a man like Blake suddenly stop his way? Well, when a tragic event hits Blake, his world turns upside down and suddenly, he is starting to question everything. Even himself. And that’s really when we discover more about his character. The psychoanalysis in this book fits perfectly with Danica’s day job. In the beginning, Foster presents her characters one way and then as the book goes on, we discover that there are more layers beneath. The characterization of this book is unbelievable. We learn what’s true and what is not. We learn that sometimes it has to get hard before it gets easier. And we learn that we are not alone in the world. That there are people out there who can help, whether it be friends or family or even professionals. This book goes deeper than your regular romance and may even invite you to question your own life and relationships. But I think that’s a good thing. It’s not every day that you come across a book that has the ability to make you think quite like this one has. I can see some readers complaining that the romance takes a backseat but I think it’s more believable this way. Blake undergoes some serious stuff in this book and he needed the time to sort through that before he could have any relationship with Danica. There’s also the fact that Danica is his therapist that stands in the way. But Foster makes it work and not only does she deliver a believable romance but it’s a thoughtful one as well. The next book in the series is set up well. I’m looking forward to reading Kaylie’s story and see what she decides to do with her own life now that she isn’t alone. It’ll be interesting to see just how deep Foster will go to bring out the best in her characters.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mo_Better

    That was a complete waste of time. Danica is the worst therapist in the history of ever. Blake is a bumbling Ape. Kylie is immature and self-absorbed. The storyline with the Big Sister/Little Sister was completely pointless and I skipped it all. There was absolutely zero chemistry between Blake and Danica and there were definitely not enough interactions between them to allow them to fall in love. At the end of most of their interactions Blake was internally calling her an entitled bitch. I mean That was a complete waste of time. Danica is the worst therapist in the history of ever. Blake is a bumbling Ape. Kylie is immature and self-absorbed. The storyline with the Big Sister/Little Sister was completely pointless and I skipped it all. There was absolutely zero chemistry between Blake and Danica and there were definitely not enough interactions between them to allow them to fall in love. At the end of most of their interactions Blake was internally calling her an entitled bitch. I mean really. It's pretty stupid. They had no actual conversations. At least Blake knew absolutely nothing about her except that he found her mole hot. She knew a little more about him because she had a grand total of three therapy sessions with him. After which he was cured of course. She's just that good (insert eye roll here). I will forget about this book in the next hour and won't have really lost much.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    DNF @ 35 %. It's not that I didn't like the book it's just that I wasn't feeling it and then I found out that it is a three part book about Danica and Kaylie Snow. There was alot of inner monolgue with Danica which got a bit tedious and I'm not a fan of the H being with other women. It's a three part series which I'm avoiding at the moment but it's up to you guys.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    I liked it but don't know if I can continue the rest of the series. The story was all meshed into one

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    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. I have read almost all of Foster's books, and I love each one more than the last. The same was true for Sisters in Love. This beautiful romance novel told the lives of two people with very different backgrounds who both had a lot of issues to work through. Their meeting and their interaction comes as a surprise to both of them, 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. I have read almost all of Foster's books, and I love each one more than the last. The same was true for Sisters in Love. This beautiful romance novel told the lives of two people with very different backgrounds who both had a lot of issues to work through. Their meeting and their interaction comes as a surprise to both of them, but it's also the best thing to happen to both of them. As they continue to interact, they are able to learn more about themselves and what they really want out of life. What develops from there is truly amazing. Future books in this series are definitely on my TBR list.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Marlene

    Blake Carter never had a problem getting womens attention, but how he got Danica Snows was not in a typical way. They were both in line at the café and waiting for what felt like forever. When all of a sudden, Blake turned to look out the door and his elbow hit Danica in the face. As shes holding her bloody nose, she spies Blake checking out a blonde woman in the café. ARE YOU SERIOUS? Im bleeding over here and hes looking another woman up and down? At least shell never have to see him again or Blake Carter never had a problem getting women’s attention, but how he got Danica Snow’s was not in a typical way. They were both in line at the café and waiting for what felt like forever. When all of a sudden, Blake turned to look out the door and his elbow hit Danica in the face. As she’s holding her bloody nose, she spies Blake checking out a blonde woman in the café. ARE YOU SERIOUS? I’m bleeding over here and he’s looking another woman up and down? At least she’ll never have to see him again … or so she thought. Danica is twenty nine years old and a successful therapist. Most of her time is spent in professional clothing that one would not describe as sexy, but she enjoys her job and knows that she’s making a difference in the lives of others. Her sister, Kaylie, is the complete opposite. She’s two years younger, lives a carefree lifestyle and doesn’t feel the need to settle down with one guy. When you’re young and pretty, you can afford to keep your options open. Kaylie’s determined to get her sister to loosen up a bit and enjoy life. But can Danica leave her work behind once she steps out of the office? Or will her work continue to consume her and keep her from having any type of a social life? Blake’s world gets turned upside down when his best friend (and business partner), Dave, dies in a skiing accident. He starts reevaluating his life and questioning some choices he’s made in the past. He also finds out that he didn’t know Dave as well as he thought he did. When secrets come out, he starts to wonder if he was really as good a friend to Dave as Dave was to him. I fell in love with this book. The characters felt so real and the story brought you through so many emotions. One moment was steamy and the next had me close to tears. The twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen next. The author does a great job captivating your attention from the first page and holding it tight throughout the book. Overall, I really enjoyed reading Sisters in Love. I’m excited that it’s the first book in a 9 book series and that I get to follow the Snow Sisters more in the books to come.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Deanna Sletten

    When I purchased Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster, I expected a lighthearted romance, but as I began reading this novel, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the story was much more than that. While at its core, Sisters in Love is a romance (sometimes even steamy), the characters and the story has a depth you don't usually find in lighthearted romances. The main character, Danica Snow, is a strong woman who is very straight laced and work orientated, quite the opposite of her younger sister, When I purchased Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster, I expected a lighthearted romance, but as I began reading this novel, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the story was much more than that. While at its core, Sisters in Love is a romance (sometimes even steamy), the characters and the story has a depth you don't usually find in lighthearted romances. The main character, Danica Snow, is a strong woman who is very straight laced and work orientated, quite the opposite of her younger sister, Kaylie, who parties and jumps from man to man. As Danica's life unfolds, we find that she is also a very caring person as she spends time with a troubled teenaged girl, Michelle, as part of the Big Sister Program. The same is true of Blake Carter, who at first we believe to be nothing but an egotistical playboy. However, as events occur, we find there is a heart and soul below the showy exterior. When Danica and Blake meet, the attraction is mutual, but there are many barriers they each must break down before they can give in to those emotions. I really enjoyed this first novel in the Snow Sister's series. The characters are complex, likable, and well developed. The storyline kept me interested and reading so I could find out what happened to each of the characters. If you enjoy a romance novel with depth, heart, and soul, you will enjoy Sisters in Love.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rachelle Ayala

    Being a professional myself, I can easily relate to Danica and how she compartmentalizes her life between work and her private feelings. However when hot and confused Blake Carter walks into her office seeking therapy, Danica must keep him at a distance while secretly lusting after him. What I liked about this story is the interweaving of several deep and equally touching subplots. Blake's best friend, Dave, has died unexpectantly, leaving his families in turmoil. Meanwhile, Danica's sister, Being a professional myself, I can easily relate to Danica and how she compartmentalizes her life between work and her private feelings. However when hot and confused Blake Carter walks into her office seeking therapy, Danica must keep him at a distance while secretly lusting after him. What I liked about this story is the interweaving of several deep and equally touching subplots. Blake's best friend, Dave, has died unexpectantly, leaving his families in turmoil. Meanwhile, Danica's sister, Kaylie, is in conniptions over whether to get closer to the man in her life, or go back to her playgirl ways. Finally, there is Michelle, Danica's Little Sister, who is struggling with her mother's alcoholism. All of these subplots allow Danica to dispense advice and guidance while wondering how much of it applies to herself. This is the first book of Melissa Foster's new series. It is chock full of character development and leaves enough open questions for the reader to eagerly await the next book in the series, and the next, and the next. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC pre-release for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    3.5 Stars Challenges: ♥ RRRC February 2018 Monthly Challenge #2. Olympian Gods and Goddesses - Apollo ♥ 2018 Stacking the Series: 4/55 ♥ 2018 Where Are You Reading - #6 Colorado ♥ AMMP: Fairy Tale Sampler: Chicken Little: Read a book that shows the sky on the cover ♥ AMMP: Fairy Tale Spell Out: 'S in Goldilocks & 'M' Little Mermaid ♥ AMMP Cinderellas Team: Week 1 Task - Cinderella's Step Sisters - Read a book with sisters in it (2 Points) 3.5 Stars Challenges: ♥ RRRC February 2018 Monthly Challenge #2. Olympian Gods and Goddesses - Apollo ♥ 2018 Stacking the Series: 4/55 ♥ 2018 Where Are You Reading - #6 Colorado ♥ AMMP: Fairy Tale Sampler: Chicken Little: Read a book that shows the sky on the cover ♥ AMMP: Fairy Tale Spell Out: 'S’ in Goldilocks & 'M' Little Mermaid ♥ AMMP Cinderella’s Team: Week 1 Task - Cinderella's Step Sisters - Read a book with sisters in it (2 Points)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sorcha O'Dowd

    I was given an ARC of 'Sisters in Love' in exchange for an honest review. 'Sisters in Love' arrived to me just when I needed it. Alone in the house and feeling a bit lonely, I was in desperate need of a good distraction. 'Sisters in Love' was the perfect book! I connected straight away to the characters and absolutely loved Melissa Foster's writing style. Her descriptions of the busy tourist town and the annoyance of the people who live there at the disruption to their morning coffee collection I was given an ARC of 'Sisters in Love' in exchange for an honest review. 'Sisters in Love' arrived to me just when I needed it. Alone in the house and feeling a bit lonely, I was in desperate need of a good distraction. 'Sisters in Love' was the perfect book! I connected straight away to the characters and absolutely loved Melissa Foster's writing style. Her descriptions of the busy tourist town and the annoyance of the people who live there at the disruption to their morning coffee collection routine was great and made me as a reader nod along at the realistic day-to-day annoyances we all face (especially now that I have just started working in a coffee shop, so see the annoyance on people's faces when I am taking too long learning the till and they tap their feet at me impatiently!) One of the lead females Danika was a real breath of fresh air, and really easy to relate to. I loved how close she was to her sister and how she let her make her own choices even when she had her own opinions. It was great to see her give Kaylie unprejudiced, therapeutic advice just as she would to her patients. It also gave me a real sense of sadness to see how brilliantly Danika was at giving other people sound advice, yet she struggles with taking the same advice herself. Blake was a great character and one of my favourite things about this book was following his journey of self-discovery and his development as both a friend and a man. The pacing of the novel was perfect, without making the storyline, or the formation of characters and relationships seeming too rushed or too slow. Melissa Foster's writing style really spoke to me, as it holds a realistic tone, and accepts the day-to-day troubles people have to go through as a given part of life. I loved the developments that the characters go through and I really enjoyed reading the start to their story, and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. 5 Stars and a definite recommended read!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alicia at Mean Girls Luv Books

    I enjoyed this book, though at times it was a bit slow for me. Danica Snow is a therapist, so there is a lot of figuring out of feelings and how to process them. I understand that it is part of the story line, but all the inner processing was somewhat tedious for me. Danica is a successful therapist, but she also has a few issues of her own. Of course, its easier to give advice than to follow your own. She is a likeable character, but her introspection was sometimes long and repetitive. Blake is I enjoyed this book, though at times it was a bit slow for me. Danica Snow is a therapist, so there is a lot of figuring out of feelings and how to process them. I understand that it is part of the story line, but all the inner processing was somewhat tedious for me. Danica is a successful therapist, but she also has a few issues of her own. Of course, it’s easier to give advice than to follow your own. She is a likeable character, but her introspection was sometimes long and repetitive. Blake is a hot player trying to reform his ways after the death of his best friend. I actually found him pretty endearing. He is just a lost guy trying to figure out his life. Of course, Danica becomes his therapist. They have met prior to the first therapy session, and they have an attraction to each other. This of course makes therapy tortuous as they try to maintain a professional relationship. All the characters are likeable, and as a whole, I liked this story. I wanted each character that was working through issues to succeed and overcome them. My main complaint about this book, though, is the way it abruptly ended. There wasn’t a cliffhanger, no build up to tell me that the book was coming to a conclusion. It just ended, in my opinion, right in the middle of a scene. There was a lot of buildup and sexual tension between the 2 characters, and not much of their relationship once they actually get together. I felt like there was more story for Danica and Blake. The confusing ending dropped my rating from 3.5 stars to 3 stars. As I said, I enjoyed this story, but it seemed like the author just ran out of things to say and just stopped. This is the 1st book in the series, and I hope that in book 2, the author will continue Danica and Blake’s story so that I can find out more about their life together.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws

    I have previously read and loved a couple of Melissa Fosters books but they were more of the thriller genre and this being a romance, I wasnt sure whether I would like it or not. At the same time, knowing the authors calibre to tell stories beautifully, I didnt want miss out on anything. Sisters in Love tell the story of Danica, a psychologist, who has always been careful and done the right thing. While she does in-depth analysis of her clients, she hardly ever takes a look at herself. Then enter I have previously read and loved a couple of Melissa Foster’s books but they were more of the thriller genre and this being a romance, I wasn’t sure whether I would like it or not. At the same time, knowing the author’s calibre to tell stories beautifully, I didn’t want miss out on anything. ‘Sisters in Love’ tell the story of Danica, a psychologist, who has always been careful and done the right thing. While she does in-depth analysis of her clients, she hardly ever takes a look at herself. Then enter the playboy Blake. Their relationship takes her on a rollercoaster ride. From furious to professional to passionate – Blake brings out the best and the worst in her, causing her to seriously evaluate her own life. The story also encompasses the life of Kaylie – Danica’s younger sister, Michelle - Danica's sister through the Big Sisters program and Dave – Blake’s business partner. The characters in this story are so different from each other and so varied. From Uptight Danica to womanizing Blake to man-eating Kaylie to secretive Michelle to Mr.Perfect-life Dave – they are like the different colours that make up something as beautiful as a rainbow. I also liked the pairing of Blake and Danica. They are indeed perfect for each other. While you expect Danica, the psychologist, to change Blake’s life, it was indeed fun to watch as the playboy Blake brings out changes in Danica that’s both unexpected and extremely good. The plot is well predictable, like most books in this genre and unlike Melissa’s previous books. But what’s consistent is the author’s style of storytelling. She uses a very simple and easy to get into language to give a smooth flow to her stories. This book has a lot of love – friendship and drama that This book is for romance and chic-lit lovers, but no matter your preferred genre – you will find something penned by this author.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jillian (NetGalley Addict)

    This book was part of a blog tour I was given an ARC copy for my honest review Danica has always been the responsible one; she is a therapist and part of the big sister program. She doesn't have or make time for anything else, her life is boring. Blake has no real responsibilities beyond his business with his best friend; he has indiscriminate sex with any and every woman who wants him. The two of them meet at a coffee shop when Blake accidentally elbows Danica in the face; while her nose is This book was part of a blog tour I was given an ARC copy for my honest review Danica has always been the responsible one; she is a therapist and part of the big sister program. She doesn't have or make time for anything else, her life is boring. Blake has no real responsibilities beyond his business with his best friend; he has indiscriminate sex with any and every woman who wants him. The two of them meet at a coffee shop when Blake accidentally elbows Danica in the face; while her nose is bleeding Blake is checking out the hot chick who offers a napkin and Danica gets pissy with him. After that encounter the two of them start seeing things in their lives differently, when Blake’s best friend dies he realizes he needs to go to therapy. He goes to Danica, the two of them want each other but with Blakes anger and promiscuity issues and Danica dealing with her Little sister and biological sisters problems neither one of them may be ready or able to make things work. The synopsis of this book had me interested right away the whole forbidden love between a therapist and patient. At first I wasn't sure how the author was going to pull it off without it leaning towards creepy or weird, but the way she set it up and the interactions between Blake and Danica kept it from straying into that taking advantage territory. One of my favorite things about this book is that it had a few different sub plots in it, it wasn't just about Blake and Danicas romance and yet at the same time everything seemed to come back to the two of them. Melissa has created some great characters that are easy to relate to because they do have flaws, they are not perfect or untouchable you fall in love with them and want to fix all their problems. I can't wait to see what happens with these characters throughout the rest of the series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Filipe

    Definitely a change of storyline from the usual romance, Boy Meets Girl, Boy and Girl Fall, Tragedy Strikes, Boy and Girl Get Back Together, and all is good with the world. SISTERS IN LOVE is more of a growing process for Danica, our heroine, and Blake, our hero (who has A LOT of growing and changing within these pages). I didn't think I would like Blake in the beginning, I mean, sexy...yes, handsome...YES, Quickies in the bathroom.....MEH (I am not opposed to the hero of books being with other Definitely a change of storyline from the usual romance, Boy Meets Girl, Boy and Girl Fall, Tragedy Strikes, Boy and Girl Get Back Together, and all is good with the world. SISTERS IN LOVE is more of a growing process for Danica, our heroine, and Blake, our hero (who has A LOT of growing and changing within these pages). I didn't think I would like Blake in the beginning, I mean, sexy...yes, handsome...YES, Quickies in the bathroom.....MEH (I am not opposed to the hero of books being with other women in the beginning, but I like him to change his ways fairly quickly), Blake had a LOT of soul searching to do throughout, and I will say that by the end, I LOVED HIM. Danica on the other hand was...wow....can we say slightly uptight...but that goes with being the older sister and a Therapist...I don't see how she could have been anything else. Always looking out for her younger sister Kaylie, the promiscuous one, who had a lady case of the "Cock Block", don't know what you call it when another lady blocks you from a sexy man. The best part about the book, other than getting to see Danica and Blake get to know each other was, Danica's growth throughout. I think she learned to let things be, and learned that she couldn't control every aspect of everything. I liked watching her loosen up a bit, and "let her hair down". I am curious to know what will happen with sister, Kaylie, in her book LOVE IN BLOOM, so I will definitely be reading that, and the SNOW SISTERS Series continues with Three More Books after these two. A definite read if you are a fan of Women's Fiction, but remember, this is NOT your typical romance...so be warned...you might want to slap the hero a time or two, but it will be worth it! Happy Reading!

  18. 4 out of 5

    C.M. Albert

    "Sisters in Love" (SIL) is the fun and romantic first novel in Melissa Foster's Snow Sisters series. I had the amazing opportunity to read this before it hits the stands, but don't worry! Your chance is coming soon, as it comes out this September. SIL follows the life of slightly uptight and careful Danica Snow, a skilled therapist who seems to be better at giving advice than investigating her own issues too deeply. She's content in her simple, yet slightly boring, life. Enter Blake. "Sisters in Love" (SIL) is the fun and romantic first novel in Melissa Foster's Snow Sisters series. I had the amazing opportunity to read this before it hits the stands, but don't worry! Your chance is coming soon, as it comes out this September. SIL follows the life of slightly uptight and careful Danica Snow, a skilled therapist who seems to be better at giving advice than investigating her own issues too deeply. She's content in her simple, yet slightly boring, life. Enter Blake. Swoon-worthy, handsome playboy Blake. He is used to getting everything and everyone he wants. Whenever, wherever he wants it. But when a chance and painful (no really, she gets hurt!) encounter brings the two together, sparks that Danica never even knew she could feel start to fly. The story also closely intertwines with her real sister Kaylie's story from man-eater to confused in love, and the journey of her "Little Sister" (who Danica works with through the Big Sister program) as she overcomes secrets, her mom's addictions, and social anxieties from being different. SIL follows all three stories, but the main story is that of Danica's beautiful transformation from cautious, stuffy therapist, to a woman who dares to put it all on the line when the passion becomes too hard to ignore. This book is a little steamier than Foster's readers may be used to, but in a very good, romantic, light-hearted way. You cannot help but fall in love with falling in love as you follow Danica's story. This book should come with a caution though: "So enticing and addictive, you will want to devour it all in one sitting!" Can't wait for Kaylie's story, "Sisters in Bloom," which also comes out this fall! I'm a sucker for stories with family threads and romance, and this series delivers.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    First in a series, Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster is a complete story on its own, with romance, character development, and small-town drama offered in almost equal portions. Well-crafted conversations with great dialog and pleasant good humor build scene and character and move the story forward. Danica, the sensible sister of the title, is a therapist blind-sided by the artful coincidence of love. But wild, rebellious Kaylie has her hidden depths a well, and while Danica learns to let go, First in a series, Sisters in Love by Melissa Foster is a complete story on its own, with romance, character development, and small-town drama offered in almost equal portions. Well-crafted conversations with great dialog and pleasant good humor build scene and character and move the story forward. Danica, the sensible sister of the title, is a therapist blind-sided by the artful coincidence of love. But wild, rebellious Kaylie has her hidden depths a well, and while Danica learns to let go, Kaylie just might be preparing to settle down. And, just maybe, sensible and wild are over-simplifications in describing two young women whose paths through life are determined as much by the past as by hopes for the future. Danica makes a very convincing therapist, with a tendency to analyze herself, her relationships, and her friends at every opportunity. Blake’s a fine hot romantic interest, regretting his player past and hoping for more in the future. Kaylie’s fun. And a great circle of friends bring echoes of favorite Maeve Binchey novels mixed with thoroughly modern American romance. Author Melissa Foster blends uncompromising reality with honest integrity. Great dialog artfully balances real words and real-world humor with a gentle avoidance of offence. And enticing sensuality remains firmly grounded with relatable distractions. Add a wounded wife, hurting teens, broken marriages, great mountain scenery, and two thoroughly convincing, male and female, points of view, and you’ll have Sisters in Love, and the promise of more to come. Disclosure: I was lucky enough to receive an eARC of this novel

  20. 5 out of 5

    S.E. Nelson

    Danica reminds me of many people i know. Educated, self sufficient and happy but not very lucky in love. She will not sell herself short but instead will wait for the right person. Her sister, Kaylie, on the other hand is having fun in all the wrong places. There is no right or wrong here. They both have great stories to tell. Pairing up Danica and Blake is genius. He is the last person one would have expected her to end up with. Loved the story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dawntwilight000

    Not a bad read,but the name dropping drove me insane. Yes he drove a Range Rover,yes she wore Choo boots , yes he wore a Arcteryx Stingray jacket , and on and on, but I don't care!! Not a bad read,but the name dropping drove me insane. Yes he drove a Range Rover,yes she wore Choo boots , yes he wore a Arc’teryx Stingray jacket , and on and on, but I don't care!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    ✨ Gramy ✨

    The sexual explicity was unnecessary and I prefer not to have it included.. That reduces my rating.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    Melissa Foster is a new-to-me author with Sisters in Love being my first book by her. Please note that Sisters in Love is the first book in the first subseries under the umbrella of the Love in Bloom series. Summary: Danica Snow is used to being the smart, responsible one. Those attributes fit well with her career as a therapist. If shes honest, though, shes become a bit boring and not at all impressed with the woman she is. It began with her trying to live up to her parents expectations. Shes Melissa Foster is a new-to-me author with Sisters in Love being my first book by her. Please note that Sisters in Love is the first book in the first subseries under the umbrella of the Love in Bloom series. Summary: Danica Snow is used to being the smart, responsible one. Those attributes fit well with her career as a therapist. If she’s honest, though, she’s become a bit boring and not at all impressed with the woman she is. It began with her trying to live up to her parents’ expectations. She’s always taken pride in her reasonable and conservative choices, but now she feels she might have been doing more damage than good by repressing her dreams and desires. A sizzling attraction to a gorgeous man has her debating what’s safe, and what will make her heart happy. Blake Carter enjoys his life. He’s handsome, successful, and can have any woman he wants, and he does, frequently. He never gets bored with the player lifestyle. That is, until his friend and business partner suddenly dies. The loss has Blake reevaluating what’s really important in life. But how does he change something he does so well that’s become a fundamental part of who he is? When he arrives at Danica’s office, the mutual attraction is immediate. But is it the right time to indulge? Blake is trying to change his learned behavior with Danica’s help, and Danica isn’t one to give into reckless passion. Can they choose the right path when Danica’s career is at risk and the lives of those around them are in chaos? ************************* Sisters in Love was an okay beginning to the interconnecting subseries that fall under the larger Love in Bloom umbrella, but I felt like it left us hanging a bit. Danica was just an okay heroine for me. She was a loving and supportive sister, and had a never-ending well of empathy and compassion for others. I also really liked how she was with Michelle. She had some self-esteem and self-confidence issues to work through, but she got a good start on becoming the woman she wanted to be. I didn’t really like Blake at the beginning. He seemed very arrogant and maybe a little self-absorbed. I absolutely hated the way he treated women, and I agreed wholeheartedly that he needed a therapist’s guidance. As the story progressed, he became a little more likeable. I liked that he started making changes. As a couple, I could feel some of the tension and chemistry between them, but I was disappointed that we didn’t get more of the romance. By the time Danica and Blake were together, the book ended, but they were in love. I couldn’t see it or feel it because it seemed impossible with their limited interaction. Even the love scenes disappointed. The first is in-your-face crude and fast. I got including this considering the issues Blake was dealing with, but then with him and Danica it was more of a fade-to-black. It didn’t make sense. Overall, the book was just kind of meh. In the blurb, the premise was intriguing, but I think the characters trying to overcome their issues overshadowed everything else. This wouldn’t have been bad, but we got little to no romance, and IMO no satisfactory resolution to any of the issues. The issue of Danica’s license wasn’t dealt with so much as she took a route it would be a non-issue. Blake had made strides in his therapy and then seemingly just quit. I don’t feel he was in a place to stop seeing someone after only what amounts to two months of help. Everything was just kind of swept under a rug and hidden for a happy ending. I settled on three stars because there were some good parts, and a few characters caught my attention. I loved Michelle, as I said, and I’d really like to get into Sally’s story after what happened and all she learned. I think I may read on in the series eventually, just not right now. I’m just hoping that we see more of the love stories and maybe some steamy scenes with details. ♡

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carvanz

    Audiobook: Narrator B.J. Harrison Wow! My first audio by this narrator and let me just say, I am totally in love with his voice. Its completely swoon worthy! He gave the characters a deeper emotion and connection than I would have experienced had I been reading this book. There was a time or two that the dialogue between two characters were indistinguishable, but it was very brief and didnt hinder my enjoyment at all. This was so much more than what I was expecting. It was filled with tons of Audiobook: Narrator – B.J. Harrison Wow! My first audio by this narrator and let me just say, I am totally in love with his voice. It’s completely swoon worthy! He gave the characters a deeper emotion and connection than I would have experienced had I been reading this book. There was a time or two that the dialogue between two characters were indistinguishable, but it was very brief and didn’t hinder my enjoyment at all. This was so much more than what I was expecting. It was filled with tons of emotions and even more personal angst for both Danica and Blake, as well as secondary characters. While it centers around both the hero’s and heroine’s journey to change themselves, it is Danica that has the true awakening. Although Blake definitely makes the most lifestyle change thanks in part to the impact Danica has upon him. At the epicenter of it all is the attraction Danica and Blake share and yet they are unable to act upon it. The slow progression of their attraction to something more was perfect for their story making this a bit of a slow burn. I loved getting to know this couple. Danica was broken in her own way, just as Blake was. Watching her find herself was absolutely beautiful. Blake was a bit harder to accept, at least in the beginning. But as he began to dig deeper and fight against his tried and true methods of self-soothing, my heart slowly began to open up to him, just as Danica’s did. And when he finally finds himself free from the shackles he has placed upon himself, he was wonderful. I would have loved to have more together time with Danica and Blake as a couple but I’m hoping to see them again in the next book. Dual POV Safe (view spoiler)[no om drama; no ow drama although the H is with ow after meeting and feeling attracted to the h – no details of the act; h not a virgin; H is a manwhore (hide spoiler)] Triggers (view spoiler)[deals with sexual addiction (hide spoiler)]

  25. 5 out of 5

    Pennie Morgan

    This one is hard for me to write because I had mixed feelings about it. I wafted between 3 and 4 stars and sometimes even lower because if the mixed feelings. At times there was too much whining but that is because it is so emotional. Danica is a therapist who finds she gives her all to her clients and sister, real sister and assigned little sister. Blake is a playboy and after the death of his best friend and business partner he finds himself reevaluating his life. Seeking out therapy and This one is hard for me to write because I had mixed feelings about it. I wafted between 3 and 4 stars and sometimes even lower because if the mixed feelings. At times there was too much whining but that is because it is so emotional. Danica is a therapist who finds she gives her all to her clients and sister, real sister and assigned little sister. Blake is a playboy and after the death of his best friend and business partner he finds himself reevaluating his life. Seeking out therapy and ending up across from Danica who he had met before and her sister had called "dibs" on, was a surprise. An unlikely friendship develops and leads Danica to reevaluate her career choices. Lots of feels and lots of everything. On to book two to see if it all resolves...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rachel C.

    This was a cute, short book. I have to admit that I almost wish there had been a little more build-up on Blake's side of things for us to read about, but otherwise it was a pretty awesome read. Definitely good enough to finish in one day :)

  27. 5 out of 5

    Janine Booth

    Didnt finish the book couldnt get into it, male lead was annoying but also the female lead was Didn’t finish the book couldn’t get into it, male lead was annoying but also the female lead was

  28. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Atchley Robb

    4 stars for really intelligent, sophisticated and literate writing. I read this book once before a couple of years ago. I liked it more this time around. I'm not sure why that is. It seemed to be a story of so much more than a love story which kind of gets lost amidst all the angst and self recriminations from all the characters. However, I related to some of the characters ' problems and questioning about relationships, etc. This is a good story, but didn't care for the cliffhanger.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)

    What I loved about Sisters in Love was the bit of taboo to the love story. Danica is a therapist and Blake comes to her as a patient. Danicas heart broke with the realization she so often hadthat everyone carries baggage. Some peoples was just lighter than others. As much as she feels a pull towards Blake, Danica tries to make cautious, sensible decisions. She sees her sister Kaylies seeming promiscuity and doesnt want that for herself. We dont have to be who our parents or people around us What I loved about Sisters in Love was the bit of taboo to the love story. Danica is a therapist and Blake comes to her as a patient. “Danica’s heart broke with the realization she so often had—that everyone carries baggage. Some people’s was just lighter than others’.” As much as she feels a pull towards Blake, Danica tries to make cautious, sensible decisions. She sees her sister Kaylie’s seeming promiscuity and doesn’t want that for herself. “We don’t have to be who our parents or people around us expect us to be.” I loved the little hints of Kaylie’s story that we are given. It really makes me want to read the next Story Sister book. I listened to this on audiobook and I enjoy this narrator. He really brings the story to life off of the page. -3.5 Stars-

  30. 5 out of 5

    Books on Stereo

    Sisters in Love is a pure, sweet delight.

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