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Listening Time: 9 hours and 22 minutes TOUCHED BY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an Listening Time: 9 hours and 22 minutes TOUCHED BY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she’s forced to give up the very independence she’s worked so hard to achieve. Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream—being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely—a difficult task given his attraction to one of his co-workers. When Boyd comes to Janie’s rescue, she’s forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there’s more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn’t the only one who needs healing. Boyd’s painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.


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Listening Time: 9 hours and 22 minutes TOUCHED BY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an Listening Time: 9 hours and 22 minutes TOUCHED BY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she’s forced to give up the very independence she’s worked so hard to achieve. Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream—being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely—a difficult task given his attraction to one of his co-workers. When Boyd comes to Janie’s rescue, she’s forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there’s more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn’t the only one who needs healing. Boyd’s painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.

30 review for Touched by Love Audiobook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Irene

    4 heartwarming stars Touched by Love was a beautiful and heartfelt read. The storyline was sweet, emotional and entertaining read. Both Boyd and janie were great characters, I connected with them both and loved watching them fall in love. Boyd was supportive, sweet, caring and loved Janie unconditionally, he warmed my heart with his words and actions. Janie was strong, smart, and I loved her spirit and determination to not let her blindness hold her back. These two were perfect for each other, and tot 4 heartwarming stars Touched by Love was a beautiful and heartfelt read. The storyline was sweet, emotional and entertaining read. Both Boyd and janie were great characters, I connected with them both and loved watching them fall in love. Boyd was supportive, sweet, caring and loved Janie unconditionally, he warmed my heart with his words and actions. Janie was strong, smart, and I loved her spirit and determination to not let her blindness hold her back. These two were perfect for each other, and totally deserved their HEA. Melissa Foster has written a touching love story that will bring out all the feels and leave you with a heart full of love. **Purchase Links** KINDLE: http://smarturl.it/TBL_REM_Kindle KOBO: http://smarturl.it/TBL_REM_Kobo iBOOKS: http://www.melissafoster.com/TBL_REM_... GPLAY: http://www.melissafoster.com/TBL_REM_... NOOK: http://www.melissafoster.com/TBL_REM_... PAPERBACK: http://smarturl.it/TBL_REM_Paperback *Thank you to Tasty Tours for the ARC.*

  2. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    TOUCHED BY LOVE is the sixth book in the Love in Bloom: The Remingtons series. As a new fan of Melissa Foster’s I’ve been loving reading all these new books by her. As you can tell by the series name, all her books are connected somehow and they are almost always spin offs from another series. However, as I haven’t read any of the other books in this particular series yet, I still believe that you can read this as a standalone. From reading a handful of Foster’s books it’s clear to see that TOUCHED BY LOVE is the sixth book in the Love in Bloom: The Remingtons series. As a new fan of Melissa Foster’s I’ve been loving reading all these new books by her. As you can tell by the series name, all her books are connected somehow and they are almost always spin offs from another series. However, as I haven’t read any of the other books in this particular series yet, I still believe that you can read this as a standalone. From reading a handful of Foster’s books it’s clear to see that she loves writing her romances. I can’t think of another author who really takes the time like Foster does to build that romance from the ground up. Every page, every word is there to make the reader fall in love alongside the characters and Foster is really able to cement the fact that these two characters belong to one another. Janie Jansen is a very independent and strong heroine who also happens to be blind. While authors tend to describe their characters as a “blind heroine” etc., Foster really makes sure that there is depth to Janie and strives to prove that the disability she has doesn’t define her. Janie is in no way shape or form in need of help. But when she stumbles in the subway and has a near death experiment, Firefighter Boyd Hudson is there to offer a hand. At first, Janie is quite hesitant to offer help but Boyd proves that his intentions are all pure. Between the two, there are plenty of jokes and flirting, which does an amazing job of not only building the romance, but it cuts the tension of the situation a little bit so that there is room to grow. As we start to see Janie falling for Boyd, readers get swept up in the romance while also learning something along the way. TOUCHED BY LOVE really is a touching love story that will no doubt have readers wishing for more.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Reinhardt

    Have you ever read a book that changed you? That made you see everything in a different light? That made you feel way more for its characters than you ever thought possible? Touched by Love is that book for me. It is so powerful, so raw and so real. Boyd Hudson went through a horrible tragedy as a child that no one should ever have to go through. Blaming himself for what he and his family endured, his scars, both physically and emotionally, run so deep that he has spent his entire adult life kee Have you ever read a book that changed you? That made you see everything in a different light? That made you feel way more for its characters than you ever thought possible? Touched by Love is that book for me. It is so powerful, so raw and so real. Boyd Hudson went through a horrible tragedy as a child that no one should ever have to go through. Blaming himself for what he and his family endured, his scars, both physically and emotionally, run so deep that he has spent his entire adult life keeping a secret from those he loves the most. Janie Jansen was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease as a child. While she could still see some light, she knew that one day, that too would be gone. Having grown up with over protective parents, Janie is determined to live her life as independently as humanly possible. I don't say this lightly, but this is without out a doubt, my favorite book that I have ever had the pleasure to read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This is one of my favorite by far! Boyd and Janie are amazing. Alone. Together. With their friends. Their story touched my heart. Boyd is a paramedic/firefighter/tech consultant/wanna-be doctor who meets Janie and is instantly attracted but he tries to stay away from her. Janie is a writer for the tech company and is blind. But for her it's not about her disability, it's about her independence. When Janie stays late at work one night, she and Boyd make a silly bet. When they leave the office, Jan This is one of my favorite by far! Boyd and Janie are amazing. Alone. Together. With their friends. Their story touched my heart. Boyd is a paramedic/firefighter/tech consultant/wanna-be doctor who meets Janie and is instantly attracted but he tries to stay away from her. Janie is a writer for the tech company and is blind. But for her it's not about her disability, it's about her independence. When Janie stays late at work one night, she and Boyd make a silly bet. When they leave the office, Janie heads to the subway and trips and falls into the subway tracks. She gets out but is injured. Boyd realized he still had Janie's phone and went to return it...sees that she's hurt and gets her to the hospital. From there they form a bond that quickly turns to love. Boyd is trying to get in to medical school and he's applied all around the country. But now that he has found Janie, how can he leave her? Janie is comfortable with her place in NY with her best friend right next door. Can he take her away from all she knows to be with him? Does Janie even want to move? Can they find their way navigating Janie's dark world with Boyd's world of sight? Melissa wrote a fantastic book about love and disabilities. Her research was thorough and thoughtful. Fantastic read!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Figueroa

    I'm pretty sure this is the first time that I've come across a book where the main character is blind so that's an interesting perspective. I loved that she was fiercely protective of her independance. After a lifetime of going through what she has she needs that stability of being on her own without people smothering her. I loved that connection / spark between Janie and Boyd. I loved getting to know their pasts and what made them be who they are currently. I loved that there was that bit of sp I'm pretty sure this is the first time that I've come across a book where the main character is blind so that's an interesting perspective. I loved that she was fiercely protective of her independance. After a lifetime of going through what she has she needs that stability of being on her own without people smothering her. I loved that connection / spark between Janie and Boyd. I loved getting to know their pasts and what made them be who they are currently. I loved that there was that bit of space Boyd would leave so that she can do what she needs to do, because she loves her independence. I loved that he was able to convince her to pursue her dream in writing, challenging her, not babying her as if shes helpless. I loved that there was enough steam, romance, and drama to keep things interesting. Overall I really loved this book and think you readers will too!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    Janie Jansen is fiercely independent despite a disability that left her without vision. After a freak accident she is forced to rely on co-worker Boyd Hudson, who is also a fireman. This situation is perfectly fine with Boyd, for he's had an office crush on Janie ever since he started working the at this office job. He uses this time for them to become more acquainted and they seem to hit it off splendidly. Problems arise when they are both offered opportunities that neither can pass up, but nei Janie Jansen is fiercely independent despite a disability that left her without vision. After a freak accident she is forced to rely on co-worker Boyd Hudson, who is also a fireman. This situation is perfectly fine with Boyd, for he's had an office crush on Janie ever since he started working the at this office job. He uses this time for them to become more acquainted and they seem to hit it off splendidly. Problems arise when they are both offered opportunities that neither can pass up, but neither want the other to give up their dreams. Of all the books in the Love In Bloom series, this is my most favorite couple so far.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Lunder

    Another five star review. I love sweet, independent, sassy Janie. Her blindness has not slowed her down at all. I really enjoyed the parts where she describes what it is like to be blind. Being totally blind in one eye helps me relate to her. Boyd is the perfect man for her. He is so caring and falls in love with Janie so fast. I cannot wait to read more about Kiki and the rest of the crew. Loved the updates on Cash and Sienna. They 're one of my favorite Remington couples. Another five star review. I love sweet, independent, sassy Janie. Her blindness has not slowed her down at all. I really enjoyed the parts where she describes what it is like to be blind. Being totally blind in one eye helps me relate to her. Boyd is the perfect man for her. He is so caring and falls in love with Janie so fast. I cannot wait to read more about Kiki and the rest of the crew. Loved the updates on Cash and Sienna. They 're one of my favorite Remington couples.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jill M

    This was such a heartfelt romance to give you all the feels. It was just a fresh of breath air and touching story to pull on those heart strings and put a smile on your face. I loved everything about this story from Janie being blind to the sweet and sexy Boyd. These two were perfect together. They were those special characters that you just can’t help falling in love with.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nadene (Totally Addicted to Reading)

    Touched by Love, which tells the story of Janie Jansen and Boyd Hudson is another beautiful story by Melissa Foster. This is book #6 of the Love in Bloom – Remington series and like all of her books can be read as a stand-alone.   Janie and Boyd have proven to be two of my favourite characters from Melissa’s stories.  Janie is the type of heroine I enjoy interacting with when reading books in the romance genre. I hate weak and clingy heroines, of which Janie was the complete opposite. She has a d Touched by Love, which tells the story of Janie Jansen and Boyd Hudson is another beautiful story by Melissa Foster. This is book #6 of the Love in Bloom – Remington series and like all of her books can be read as a stand-alone.   Janie and Boyd have proven to be two of my favourite characters from Melissa’s stories.  Janie is the type of heroine I enjoy interacting with when reading books in the romance genre. I hate weak and clingy heroines, of which Janie was the complete opposite. She has a degenerative eye disease that would eventually lead to absolute blindness. However, she does not allow her lack of sight to hinder from pursuing her dreams. She is fiercely independent and hates relying on anyone to get through her day. As such when Boyd Hudson, her coworker, offered to assist her after she had a near death experience she was reluctant to accept his help.   Boyd Hudson has been attracted to Janie from the moment he laid eyes on her. However, he hid his feelings because he had plans for the future, which did not include him getting involved in a romantic relationship.  However, life has a funny way of throwing curve balls when we least expect it. Boyd Hudson was about to have his well-laid plans shaken up in ways he never expected.   I enjoyed every moment of this fun, sexy and heartwarming story. From the moment I began, I found myself immersed in the lives of Boyd and Janie. I felt every emotion that permeated the pages of this book.   I was impressed with Janie’s attitude towards life. I loved that she was able to transform her obstacles into triumphs.  Melissa’s heroes are always swoon-worthy and Boyd was no exception.  Not only was he hot, he was kind, gentle and protective of those he loved. He treated Janie with the utmost respect. He was tender and caring towards her while giving her space to exercise her independence.  They both experienced their share of pain and hurt. They were not perfect. They were broken and flawed, which made it easy to appreciate them.   The romance was intense, emotional, sexy with a hint of sweetness. Their relationship grew over time. I thought they were good for each other. Their relationship was not perfect. It had its ups and downs like any normal relationship. Janie helped Boyd to realise that he had the strength to move pass the pain of his past.  He helped her to see that relying on someone does not necessarily mean giving up your independence.   I thought the story was well written and the pacing was good. I loved how detailed the author was when describing each scene. I felt like I was actually a part of the story.   My only problem with the story was that I did not get to meet Janie’s parents. It would have been nice to see their reaction to their daughter finding the man of her dreams. Also, it would have been nice to know if they had finally accepted that Janie was self-reliant and they need not worry so much about her.     Verdict:  Touched by Love is a beautiful story about love and healing. It demonstrates that people without sight are just as capable as a sighted person.  I enjoyed this installment and I am eagerly awaiting my next Melissa Foster fix.   I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all opinions are 100% my own.  

  10. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte Lynn

    Oh Boyd. You melted my heart. I felt like Boyd should be a tough, hard to reach, bad boy fireman. He tried to be but he failed. He is so soft, cuddly, lovable, and needing love that I could not help by fall for him. Touched by Love is his story. Sure Janie is in it, there has to be a woman to fall for, but this book is all about Boyd. This is the story of a boy who lost his parents and took on the roll of mother and father to his siblings. It is the story of a man who has never properly dealt wi Oh Boyd. You melted my heart. I felt like Boyd should be a tough, hard to reach, bad boy fireman. He tried to be but he failed. He is so soft, cuddly, lovable, and needing love that I could not help by fall for him. Touched by Love is his story. Sure Janie is in it, there has to be a woman to fall for, but this book is all about Boyd. This is the story of a boy who lost his parents and took on the roll of mother and father to his siblings. It is the story of a man who has never properly dealt with the loss of his parents. This is the story of a man who will do anything to protect, guide, and love those who are dearest to him. Janie is in need of a rescue and Boyd is in the right place at the right time to rescue her. She pushed him away, he pushes himself closer to her, the tug of war was so fun to watch. I knew it would be equally gratifying for them both when they came to accept they were meant for each other. There was no disappointment when they did finally realize that they had to be together. I was incredibly impressed by the way Janie was portrayed. Being blind could be seen as a handicap but in Melissa Foster’s world it is appreciated and enhances the sense of Janie. She knows her limitations and then says she can surpass them all. She asks for help when she absolutely has to and pushes away help when she knows she can do it on her own. I loved how Janie called people out on treating her differently and expected no special treatment due to her lack of sight. I have read all the Love in Bloom books thus far and always look forward to more. The characters make appearances in each other books but each book is a standalone story. I recommend picking up Boyd and Janie’s story then going back and picking up the rest of this series. They are all amazing. AUDIOBOOK NOTE I love a good romance book. While the story stays the same whether reading or listening to the book I find myself learning new things about the characters that I missed when I was reading compared to listening to the book. I also catch myself feeling a different emotion when listening vs. reading the book. With Melissa Foster's books BJ Harrison is the perfect voice for her characters. He brings so much feeling, so much heart, and makes the characters come alive to the listener. **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+** *** THE REMINGTONS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 6-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, Seaside Summers & The Ryders)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Mackiewicz

    MY NEW FAVORITE MELISSA FOSTER BOOK!!! I absolutely loved this story! It was a classic Melissa Foster book but with the wonderful twist of the main character being blind. The book follows Janie, a book editor who also happens to be blind. Janie is proud of the independent life she has built for herself. But when Janie has a minor accident she has to learn on the support of her coworker, and a man she has a crush on, Boyd. Boyd has his own painful past and has had to learn to live with the scars th MY NEW FAVORITE MELISSA FOSTER BOOK!!! I absolutely loved this story! It was a classic Melissa Foster book but with the wonderful twist of the main character being blind. The book follows Janie, a book editor who also happens to be blind. Janie is proud of the independent life she has built for herself. But when Janie has a minor accident she has to learn on the support of her coworker, and a man she has a crush on, Boyd. Boyd has his own painful past and has had to learn to live with the scars that one scary night caused. He is about to take the next step in fuffilling his dream of being a doctor, if he can get in to medical school. The one thing that could derail his plans is Janie, who he can't seem to take his eyes off of. There was so much about this book that I loved. I loved how independent Janie was. Melissa did an AMAZING job of describing things the way that Janie would. Janie didn't have her vision, she couldn't look into the eyes of Boyd or see her surroundings. But through Melissa's writing I knew how things smelled to here and how sounds fell on her ears. I thought about things in regards to the daily lives of the visually imparred that I had never thought of. I loved how caring Boyd was. He never looked at Janie like she had a disability, he just came what was natural so that he could be with her. I loved the playful vibe between these two as they talked about their bet and then later her research. I love books that brign out my own emotions. And throughout this book I found myself smiling as the characters went along their journey. Melissa has knocked it out of the park with Touched By Love!!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Gabe Nunnally

    Janie Jansen has spent her life slowly going blind. Her parents are extremely over protective and try to shield her from all that life has to offer. Her best friend Kiki helps her spread her wings and makes sure she doesn't miss out on anything life has to offer. When they graduate from college Janie and Kiki move to NYC together and have apartments next door to each other. They could live together but Janie is fiercely independent. One weekend when Kiki is home visiting her family Janie takes Janie Jansen has spent her life slowly going blind. Her parents are extremely over protective and try to shield her from all that life has to offer. Her best friend Kiki helps her spread her wings and makes sure she doesn't miss out on anything life has to offer. When they graduate from college Janie and Kiki move to NYC together and have apartments next door to each other. They could live together but Janie is fiercely independent. One weekend when Kiki is home visiting her family Janie takes a bad fall off the subway platform on her way home from work. She manages to get herself out even though she's severely sprained her ankle. When she left work she was with her friend Boyd and he had forgot to give her back her cell phone so he went in search of her in the subway and finds her alone and hurt. Boyd is also a hot and sexy fire fighter who's parents died in a terrible fire when he was very young. He's spent his life trying to make his parents proud and is trying to get into med school. There is no room in his life for a romantic relationship. With Kiki gone for the weekend Boyd spends his time helping Janie. When the 2 of them get together sparks fly and both need to take a chance on each other and find a way to merge their lives. Boyd needs med school and Janie needs to remain independent. Will they be able to find a way? An absolute must read. Another Melissa Foster hit!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kay Pflueger

    I am a fan of Melissa Foster and have read many of her books.. but I have to say, this is definitely one of my favorites. The emotions and feelings were so real and tangible that I was caught up in the story from the very beginning. Janie suffers from a degenerative eye disease and has lost her sight. Her disability has not stopped her independent spirit and her determination to escape the over protective world of her childhood. She has made accommodations in order to live as independently as she I am a fan of Melissa Foster and have read many of her books.. but I have to say, this is definitely one of my favorites. The emotions and feelings were so real and tangible that I was caught up in the story from the very beginning. Janie suffers from a degenerative eye disease and has lost her sight. Her disability has not stopped her independent spirit and her determination to escape the over protective world of her childhood. She has made accommodations in order to live as independently as she can. Boyd is also a survivor.. he had to face a horrible tragedy as a young child and carries the emotional and physical scars with him. He is very protective of his heart and does not share what he had to deal with as a child. They are brought together when Janie suffers an injury that limits her mobility and her independence. He is touched deeply by her spirit and goes out of his way to take care of her. He is truly her “knight in shining armor”. Their walls begin to crumble and love finds a way to heal their hurts. I was particularly touched by their visit to the butterfly garden as it was so symbolic of their new beginnings. The title of the book is so appropriate… Janie cannot see the love in Boyd’s eyes but she can feel it in his touches and by the beat of his heart. This is a sensual and sensitive love story that I would highly recommend.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kame

    Janie is blind. Boyd has been attracted to Janie from the moment he met her, but she has no idea. An accident brings Boyd to Janie's rescue and his feelings are now hard to hide. Boyd was a favorite character of mine. He is kind, considerate and a fantastic big brother too. All that wrapped into a hunky firefighter who was applying to medical school. Janie's character seemed believable in her need for independence and need to not feel like a burden to people. I enjoyed how they took their relatio Janie is blind. Boyd has been attracted to Janie from the moment he met her, but she has no idea. An accident brings Boyd to Janie's rescue and his feelings are now hard to hide. Boyd was a favorite character of mine. He is kind, considerate and a fantastic big brother too. All that wrapped into a hunky firefighter who was applying to medical school. Janie's character seemed believable in her need for independence and need to not feel like a burden to people. I enjoyed how they took their relationship slow. The plot was not that fancy and just revolved around their relationship and career goals. The conflict came to a very quick resolution, maybe too quick for my tastes. I enjoyed the secondary characters immensely and wpuld be interested in other books with them in it. Here is the issue though, I am thoroughly confused on reading order, and if I have to read them all to get to the characters I want to read about. The book is deep in the Remmington series (which is confusing since neither character has the last name Remmington) but is also considered book 15 in the Love In Bloom series. I found the writing interesting but I am not sure I want to invest the money in all 15 books, and so far my library does not have them. Liked the writing, so maybe I will see if the author has a different series to try, or just wait for a book for Kiki, Chet or Haylie.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Stopper

    4 1/2 stars. Touched by Love is the long-awaited next book in The Remingtons series from Melissa Foster, and she does not disappoint. The characters in Touched by Love are special, and their struggles are more intense than many of the characters I've read from Ms. Foster. Janie's blindness is well depicted and as I read her scenes, I felt myself using my other senses to "see" what she is seeing in the way that she was seeing it: with her ears, with her nose, with her touch. And Boyd is the best 4 1/2 stars. Touched by Love is the long-awaited next book in The Remingtons series from Melissa Foster, and she does not disappoint. The characters in Touched by Love are special, and their struggles are more intense than many of the characters I've read from Ms. Foster. Janie's blindness is well depicted and as I read her scenes, I felt myself using my other senses to "see" what she is seeing in the way that she was seeing it: with her ears, with her nose, with her touch. And Boyd is the best and worst hero for her. He's wonderful from the very first page; so much so that you wonder what kind of struggles he could have in his life. But he has them, and they have made him his strong, driven, over-protective self. Which is perfect for Janie when she needs it, but smothering as she seeks to reassert her hard-earned independence. His protective streak and her independent nature may be their undoing, as each does what they think is best for them and the other, not respecting the very relationship they have fought so hard for. A wonderfully emotional, heart-tugging, sexy addition to The Remingtons and the entire Love in Bloom series. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Elaine Watling

    Touched by Love is another beautiful story by Melissa Foster……We meet Janie Janson who is a very independent you lady. She has moved to New York City and lives next door to her best friend. Janie believes that she can do anything she wants, and spends her life trying to prove that she can, being blind is not standing in her way. She works in New York City as an editor. All is going well until one night she has an accident on the way home from work and that turns her life totally upside down. Ent Touched by Love is another beautiful story by Melissa Foster……We meet Janie Janson who is a very independent you lady. She has moved to New York City and lives next door to her best friend. Janie believes that she can do anything she wants, and spends her life trying to prove that she can, being blind is not standing in her way. She works in New York City as an editor. All is going well until one night she has an accident on the way home from work and that turns her life totally upside down. Enter Boyd Husdon, he’s a firefighter who also does some work at the firm where Janie works, he’s had a tragic past and due to this wants to get into medical school. He’s working 3 jobs to try and make all his dreams come true. Boyd has had an attraction to Janie for a long time, but due to his past he doesn’t do the girl friend thing. Boyd finds Janie after her accident and she’s forced to accept his help. Will these two get together and find the love that they both deserve??? Will Boyd’s painful past come back to haunt him and cause problems from them???? Will Boyd getting into Medical School, in another town cause them problems???? Or will Boyd and Janie both re-evaluate their lives so they can have the happy ending they both deserve….

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ruthie Taylor

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ 4.5 seductive *s This series of books give us big issues to consider, and guide us along fascinating paths to find love. I have needed a tissue (or two) for all in the series, and smiled my widest at the joy and fun that these characters have when they are together. For feel good, sexy romance this series is the place to be. With a very dramatic start, and then a relaxing into calmer times, we are to an extent lulled in ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ 4.5 seductive *s This series of books give us big issues to consider, and guide us along fascinating paths to find love. I have needed a tissue (or two) for all in the series, and smiled my widest at the joy and fun that these characters have when they are together. For feel good, sexy romance this series is the place to be. With a very dramatic start, and then a relaxing into calmer times, we are to an extent lulled into a gentle, feel good romance - but there are many layers building to create some really clever plot lines and lessons to be learned. Little touches like Janie having a momentary pause when thinking about how she behaves with her parents, or little touches like the butterflies, all add together to make this another special book in the series. Loved the ending - and the fact that it opened more opportunities for future books! Ms Foster, you have great skill as a wordsmith, thank you for sharing your magic with us.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jackie King

    Another must read by Melissa foster. Touched by love is part of the Remington's series but can also be read without reading the rest of the series since its written so you know who the characters are and they're back story. Touched by love follows Boyd and janie . Boyd is a firefighter friend of cash remmimgtons from flames of love. Janie is an editor..with a secret yearning to write romance novels. Boyd works as a consultant at the company Janie works at and they make a bet that if she can writ Another must read by Melissa foster. Touched by love is part of the Remington's series but can also be read without reading the rest of the series since its written so you know who the characters are and they're back story. Touched by love follows Boyd and janie . Boyd is a firefighter friend of cash remmimgtons from flames of love. Janie is an editor..with a secret yearning to write romance novels. Boyd works as a consultant at the company Janie works at and they make a bet that if she can write a romance novel that he likes he with her to a romance convention if she doesn't she has to go with him to comic con. Janie is blind but fiercely independent and doesn't let it hinder her in anyway. Boyd siutuates himself in her life when she has an accident and he is rthere to help her through it. She loves the fact that he doesnt make a big deal of her being blind yet he just guides her along and describes everything to her so she knows exactly where she is and what he is seeing. A brilliantly written love story. A must read. Melissa never fails to draw her readers in to whatever situation the characters are in and every story she writes become your favourite.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie M

    Janie is a strong and independent woman, who shares a casual and flirtatious relationship with her coworker Boyd, who puts on a tough playboy pretense. True to the fun nature of their relationship, they make a silly that showcases their secret loves of romance and sci-fi and brings out their chemistry. Janie, who is visually impaired, is involved in a terrifying accident that catapults them together past their casual friendship, as Janie finds herself in a situation that requires her to temporari Janie is a strong and independent woman, who shares a casual and flirtatious relationship with her coworker Boyd, who puts on a tough playboy pretense. True to the fun nature of their relationship, they make a silly that showcases their secret loves of romance and sci-fi and brings out their chemistry. Janie, who is visually impaired, is involved in a terrifying accident that catapults them together past their casual friendship, as Janie finds herself in a situation that requires her to temporarily be dependent on someone in order to get through daily life activities. Boyd, the protector that he is, has lent himself to be the helper that Janie requires. Their time spent together, surprises them due to their fast growing feelings for each other. Boyd, is a protector to his family and as a firefighter, and Janie is steadfast in maintaining the independence that she has worked so hard to achieve. Their roles are their strengths, but could also hinder their growing relationship. In true Foster fashion, this is a story for anyone who has to choose whether to push past their damaged histories or combine their strengths and allow their relationship to flourish.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gina's Library

    This is not your typical romance where the woman is a damsel in distress and needs saved by a big strong man. Janie may be blind but she is very independant and is very sensitive to the idea she needs help with anything. She even takes the subway in New York city alone! Unfortunately an accident leaves her needing more help than she is comfortable admitting. Boyd offers to help her in all aspects of her healing. What Janie doesn’t know is Boyd has always had a crush on her. He just never acted on This is not your typical romance where the woman is a damsel in distress and needs saved by a big strong man. Janie may be blind but she is very independant and is very sensitive to the idea she needs help with anything. She even takes the subway in New York city alone! Unfortunately an accident leaves her needing more help than she is comfortable admitting. Boyd offers to help her in all aspects of her healing. What Janie doesn’t know is Boyd has always had a crush on her. He just never acted on it due to his past. Neither of them were looking for love it just happened. The saying is true “love will find you when you stop looking”. That’s the case with me and my husband. We both gave up on dating until we met and we’ve been together for 2 ½ years now. Boyd has always wanted to go to medical school. Will their love stand the change? You’ll have to read the book to find out. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Not only was this book sweet and entertaining like the other books in the series, it caused me to look at things in a different perspective. Janie, the heroine in this story, is blind. However, she doesn't allow her disability to her define her or hold her back. She lives on her own in busy New York City, holds down a full time job, and rides the subway. In fact, she was so independent that there were times that I forgot she was blind. However, there are still several challenges that she faces, Not only was this book sweet and entertaining like the other books in the series, it caused me to look at things in a different perspective. Janie, the heroine in this story, is blind. However, she doesn't allow her disability to her define her or hold her back. She lives on her own in busy New York City, holds down a full time job, and rides the subway. In fact, she was so independent that there were times that I forgot she was blind. However, there are still several challenges that she faces, such as being too stubborn to ask for help. I also liked how Boyd had his own struggles to overcome and wasn't painted as a perfect hero. In addition to the romance, this book also taught me a lot about technology used to aid the blind. For example, I wasn't aware that there was a device that translated everything on the internet into Braille.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I have been waiting for this book to come out for a while. Melissa Foster did not disappoint! This story makes you see love in a different light. It is very raw and emotional. Boyd suffered a horrible tragedy as a child and has carried guilt from that ever since. He has secrets that he has kept bottled up never telling a soul. Then along come Janie. Janie was born with a degenerative eye disease that has left her blind but very independent. Tragedy strikes when she falls and gets hurt relying on t I have been waiting for this book to come out for a while. Melissa Foster did not disappoint! This story makes you see love in a different light. It is very raw and emotional. Boyd suffered a horrible tragedy as a child and has carried guilt from that ever since. He has secrets that he has kept bottled up never telling a soul. Then along come Janie. Janie was born with a degenerative eye disease that has left her blind but very independent. Tragedy strikes when she falls and gets hurt relying on the help of Boyd to help her do simple tasks and maneuver around while she heals. Sparks being to fly and Janie and Boyd begin to help each other heal from the eternal and external pain they both endure. This is such an emotional story that leaves you seeing things in a different light. You will not be disappointed in this home run of a story.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Arelys

    Touched by Love is the story of Janie Jensen and Boyd Hudson. Boyd belongs to the same fire station as Cash Ryder, Siena Remington's husband. He's been the over protective sibling ever since his parents died in a fire when he was a teenager. His goal has been to be a doctor and has been working toward that when Janie, a young woman who has been progressively been losing her eyesight, falls on a subway platform where Boyd finds her. So begins thier story. I loved how fiercely independent Janie is Touched by Love is the story of Janie Jensen and Boyd Hudson. Boyd belongs to the same fire station as Cash Ryder, Siena Remington's husband. He's been the over protective sibling ever since his parents died in a fire when he was a teenager. His goal has been to be a doctor and has been working toward that when Janie, a young woman who has been progressively been losing her eyesight, falls on a subway platform where Boyd finds her. So begins thier story. I loved how fiercely independent Janie is. Boyd is sweet, vulnerable and totally perfect for Janie. He needs to deal with the lost of his parents and she needs to learn that it is okay to need someone. It's a beautifully written tale. Pick up your copy today.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nate Brightman

    I found it interesting that the author included this in the Remington series because while Cash Remington is our hero Boyd's co-worker at the NYFD and Sienna Remington-Ryder becomes friends with our heroine Janie, the book really isn't about one of the Remingtons. Janie is a very different heroine from most modern romance novel heroines. She's blind. A degenerative disease has slowly robbed her of her eyesight since childhood. Now at 28 she's nearly totally blind and can only see shadows and sha I found it interesting that the author included this in the Remington series because while Cash Remington is our hero Boyd's co-worker at the NYFD and Sienna Remington-Ryder becomes friends with our heroine Janie, the book really isn't about one of the Remingtons. Janie is a very different heroine from most modern romance novel heroines. She's blind. A degenerative disease has slowly robbed her of her eyesight since childhood. Now at 28 she's nearly totally blind and can only see shadows and shapes and she may even lose that ability as the disease progresses. I know readers are supposed to feel good at how Janie has managed to accept and overcome her disability but honestly I just kept feeling sad for her. Yes, she's fiercely and amazingly independent living in N.Y.C., supporting herself, etc. Yes she's learned to use her other senses to compensate for her lack of vision. But in the end, when Boyd is doing things like describing flowers to her I can't help but feel bad that she can't actually see those flowers. So during the entire story while I'm admiring her ability to adapt and lead a full life I still found myself with an ache in my heart for the young woman who would never see the beauty of a sunrise or sunset or the face of her children or the man she loves. I understand she has spent her life fighting for her independence but I still couldn't help feeling her response to what Boyd did for them was way over the top which she did acknowledge while Boyd continued to apologize and beg forgiveness for as if he'd cheated on her or something instead of being willing to make a huge personal sacrifice for her. It seems the crux of many of Melissa Foster's stories is how willing is one of the main protagonists are to change their lives for the other. Boyd was solid as the hero of the story. I did wonder how or why he never received the counseling he needed to overcome his childhood tragedy as a child? Also for a guy who worked 2.5 jobs, the way he way he was able to constantly rearrange his work schedules to accommodate Janie or visit a medical school seemed sort of unrealistic. These are little things but they were enough to keep me from awarding this story the top grade of 5 stars. Still a great read and very touching story.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Darla Cravens

    Janie is blind, but very independent. She moved away from her over protective parents, and moved to New York. She is now a top technical editor. And if you try to treat her like a disabled blind person she will put you in her place. She has strived hard to become independent, and she is determined to do almost all things alone. She does let her best friend KiKi help her out just a little. Boyd, is a firefighter, and that’s dream is to go to medical school. He is working 3 jobs, and burning his se Janie is blind, but very independent. She moved away from her over protective parents, and moved to New York. She is now a top technical editor. And if you try to treat her like a disabled blind person she will put you in her place. She has strived hard to become independent, and she is determined to do almost all things alone. She does let her best friend KiKi help her out just a little. Boyd, is a firefighter, and that’s dream is to go to medical school. He is working 3 jobs, and burning his self out. He has been responsible for his siblings since his parents were tragically killed. He has had quite his fair share of failed relationships, and has not had any interest in dating until he met Janie. Janie takes a subway to work everyday, and one day her heel catches and she has now hurt her self to the point that she does have to ask for help. And Boyd is there for her. Janie teaches him how her dark world works, and she starts healing him and saving him from his dark world. They will make you happy, sad, and rejoice. BJ Harrison’s voice is perfect and relaxing for this up and down wills of love.’ One of the best heart stopping books by Melissa Foster. Because love does heal.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Evans

    I LOVED listening to this story after having already read it...and what can I say about Janie and Boyd other than...WOW!! What a beautiful story between two people who have more in common than what they first believe. Boyd is tortured from the loss of his parents years earlier, where he suffered externally, as well as internally. It took everything within him to allow Janie to see the real him. But his overprotective ways cause tension in their perfect relationship. Janie is fiercely independent, I LOVED listening to this story after having already read it...and what can I say about Janie and Boyd other than...WOW!! What a beautiful story between two people who have more in common than what they first believe. Boyd is tortured from the loss of his parents years earlier, where he suffered externally, as well as internally. It took everything within him to allow Janie to see the real him. But his overprotective ways cause tension in their perfect relationship. Janie is fiercely independent, despite her blindness. She doesn't let that stop her from doing anything she wants to in order to move on with her life. She doesn't want ANYONE to treat her differently because of the simple fact that she cant see. She's comfortable with Boyd and what their relationship makes her feel. He doesn't hold her back and treats her normally, making extra effort to help her see life and the world around them. But then comes his overprotective nature that throws her for a loop and she doesn't know if she can move past it. After an accident where she thought she lost the love of her life, they both agree to work on moving past their own issues to allow for their HEA to happen the way it should...Together!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Linda Ketter

    I was unsure how I would feel listening to this story as I am completely blind in one eye and only have center vision in my other eye. At times I was pushed back in time to when I lost my vision and the anxiety it caused. Yet at other times, I saw the strength and determination we have for our independence and what really keeps us going. Lord knows I had to chuckle and commiserate with Janie when she was dealing with her parents. I know how frustrating it is to have overprotective parents who tre I was unsure how I would feel listening to this story as I am completely blind in one eye and only have center vision in my other eye. At times I was pushed back in time to when I lost my vision and the anxiety it caused. Yet at other times, I saw the strength and determination we have for our independence and what really keeps us going. Lord knows I had to chuckle and commiserate with Janie when she was dealing with her parents. I know how frustrating it is to have overprotective parents who treat you like you're an invalid. I'm blind, not deaf, dumb, mute and missing multiple limbs. But how do you explain to them they are smothering you? I felt Mr Harrison did a nice job conveying the emotional side of Janie. Her fear and anxiety. Her frustration. Her need for independence and to be treated like anyone else. But mostly, her anger when she wasn't. It's hard to understand how we feel if you haven't experienced blindness in any form. We are still normal people that just need more verbal cues instead of visual cues. This story reminds us all that life goes on after tragedy.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    This was such a great book not only did I enjoy reading it but listening to it was so much better. I quickly fell in love with Boyd...really who wouldn't. BJ Harrison has such a way with his characters that he transports you to a new world every time. It makes listening to his melodic narration so easy with his sweet voice. This book was new in that it touched on blindness and that isn't really something we always feel comfortable with. However, this book makes it a non-issue and Janie tries to This was such a great book not only did I enjoy reading it but listening to it was so much better. I quickly fell in love with Boyd...really who wouldn't. BJ Harrison has such a way with his characters that he transports you to a new world every time. It makes listening to his melodic narration so easy with his sweet voice. This book was new in that it touched on blindness and that isn't really something we always feel comfortable with. However, this book makes it a non-issue and Janie tries to prove her independence throughout the story. Literally, I just loved this storyline, it was different from the others in all the right ways. This is definitely not a book to miss, where the guy meet-cute revolves around him rescuing her in a moment of need and our girl tries to resist him but, attraction is attraction and love sneaks up on even the most hesitant. Don't miss out in this one there's just so much to love!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I have been waiting for this book to come out for a while. Melissa Foster did not disappoint! This story makes you see love in a different light. It is very raw and emotional. Boyd suffered a horrible tragedy as a child and has carried guilt from that ever since. He has secrets that he has kept bottled up never telling a soul. Then along come Janie. Janie was born with a degenerative eye disease that has left her blind but very independent. Tragedy strikes when she falls and gets hurt relying on t I have been waiting for this book to come out for a while. Melissa Foster did not disappoint! This story makes you see love in a different light. It is very raw and emotional. Boyd suffered a horrible tragedy as a child and has carried guilt from that ever since. He has secrets that he has kept bottled up never telling a soul. Then along come Janie. Janie was born with a degenerative eye disease that has left her blind but very independent. Tragedy strikes when she falls and gets hurt relying on the help of Boyd to help her do simple tasks and maneuver around while she heals. Sparks being to fly and Janie and Boyd begin to help each other heal from the eternal and external pain they both endure. BJ Harrison is the narrator and once again he hits it out of the park. He tells it in a way that you are able to invision how Janie sees the world. You will not be disappointed in this home run of a story.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    I have now found a new favorite book by Melissa Foster, and this says a lot about this book, because I have loved every one of her books that I have read, but this one is special. Janie is blind, but this does not define her. She is beautiful, inside and out, and her blindness has made her stronger and more independent. Then there is Boyd, a sexy fireman and EMT, that is hoping to get into medical school. He also has his own demons from his past, but he is the sweetest man. Their story will keep I have now found a new favorite book by Melissa Foster, and this says a lot about this book, because I have loved every one of her books that I have read, but this one is special. Janie is blind, but this does not define her. She is beautiful, inside and out, and her blindness has made her stronger and more independent. Then there is Boyd, a sexy fireman and EMT, that is hoping to get into medical school. He also has his own demons from his past, but he is the sweetest man. Their story will keep you reading and/or listening, even when you should be sleeping, or doing other things, but this book is so worth it. It makes you really think about a lot of things, but it at the same time is hot, romantic, and has a wonderful story. I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator, B.J. Harrison, does an outstanding job. He can do so much, just using his voice. I highly recommend this book, whether you read it, or listen to it.

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