Call Her Mine

Call Her Mine

by Melissa Foster

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Overview

Two besties and a baby make for an instafamily and a surprising romance in a delightful series by Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of the Sugar Lake novels.

Ben Dalton has always been honest, except where his heart is concerned. He’s been in love with his best friend—saucy, smart-mouthed Aurelia Stark—forever. But Ben’s a planner, and timing has never been on his side. When he finally decides to make his move, Aurelia beats him to the punch with a move of her own—to a different town.

Aurelia loves her new life in the charming town of Harmony Pointe. She has a great apartment and her very own bookstore, and best of all, the sinfully hot, commitment-phobic friend she’s crushed on for years is no longer just around the corner. Maybe she’ll finally be able to leave her unrequited love behind and move on.

But when a baby is left on Ben’s front porch—a baby that is presumably his—Aurelia is there for him. Neither one knows the first thing about babies, but how hard can it be? Ben and Aurelia are catapulted into a world of love, laughter, and tracking down the baby mama, and it might even add up to a very happily ever after… just not one either of them expects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542007382
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Series: Harmony Pointe Series , #1
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 169,975
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than eighty books, including The Real Thing and Only for You (from her Sugar Lake series). Melissa and her books have been featured in USA Today, Hagerstown magazine, The Patriot, and more. Her novel River of Love has been optioned for film by Passionflix. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the name Addison Cole. When Melissa isn’t writing up a storm, she’s living her own happily ever after with her husband and a gaggle of grown children. For more news, information about her books, and to chat with her, visit Melissa at www.MelissaFoster.com.

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Call Her Mine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 5 months ago
I was excited to learn that Melissa Foster was writing a new series.  This is Ben Dalton and Aurelia Stark’s friends to lovers story. Ben has been in love with Aurelia for what seems like forever although she has no idea. Just as Ben decides to make a play for Aurelia, she up and decides to move to Harmony Pointe. Call Her Mine certainly ticked all the boxes for me. This story had me captivated from the start as I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Foster’s style of writing.   When a baby is left on Ben’s doorstep, he turns to the one person he knows he can depend on and of course Aurelia steps up to help. As they both struggle to adjust to their new circumstances, there will be laughter, tears and confessions. The attraction and chemistry between them is sizzling and intense. Can Ben and Aurelia find the baby’s mother and make a relationship work, or are they destined to fail? Ben is swoon worthy, protective and altogether a great guy. I love Ben and Aurelia and found them easy to relate to, as I did the secondary characters. I cannot wait to read the next book in this exciting new series.
pughtwins 4 months ago
Ms. Foster always writes the best friends to lovers with a twist. Of course the twist with these friends turned lovers is learning how to parent while falling in love. I enjoyed the growth of these characters so much, not just as a couple but individually as well. I love that even though this us a new series we get to see characters from other Foster books. I'm excited to see where this series will go!
wifetoalineman02 4 months ago
Get your Kleenex handy This book is an emotional read. It will wreck your heart. Get your Kleenex ready as it will come very handy. It is also funny and involves strong family ties that will admire you most about Ms. Melissa Foster's new series. The story is so sweet as well. I loved the friendship between Aurelia and Ben. I loved that moment when Ben cannot hold and his feelings anymore to Aurelia. He put his heart out there and boom, that scene is just delicious to read. Bea will melt your heart too and her story will blow your mind away. I am so glad that this sweet girl has a bright future. Letting go of your own child is not easy to have a better future in someone's lives. I think this is my new favorite book of the author.
Tmflick 4 months ago
Call Her Mine is a fun, sexy, sweet book that has you laughing one minute and reaching for your tissues the next. This is a wonderful friends to lovers story with an added surprise along the way. Ben and Aurelia have been friends for years and are absolutely perfect for each other. Once they admit their feelings, they can't keep their hands off of each other, the chemistry between them is scorching hot. I absolutely loved Ben and Aurelia together and I enjoyed watching Ben taking care of what is his and loved how he made Aurelia feel special and loved. I also enjoyed visiting with all of the Sugar Lake gang. I could not put this book down once I started it. I truly cannot wait for the next book in this series.
Jypsylynn 4 months ago
Thank you to Wildfire Marketing and NetGalley for an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Call Her Mine ⁣⁣ By: Melissa Foster ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ *REVIEW* 1/2⁣⁣ Call Her Mine is definitely a friends to lovers type romance. I enjoyed the story; however, I wish the path to becoming a couple had been a bit more substantial. Ben and Aurelia fall into coupledom rather quickly once the baby appears. They've been friends forever with deeper feeling that neither have confessed. Aurelia wants a fresh start in a new town, so she is leaving. Then, a baby appears on Ben's doorstep, and viola! Everything falls into place, and a good portion of the book becomes lessons in parenting a baby. It's humorous at times, changing tables should be in every men's restroom! Ben and Aurelia are a sweet loving couple, and they are adorable and relatable parents. Despite the early ease of their relationship coming together, they do face trials and heartache later on in the story. I'm glad because it made their situation more compelling and believable. Overall, I think romance readers who don't mind a few cliches will enjoy this book. I wanted more complications, but that's just a matter of personal preference It's a charming story that has heart, humour, sweetness and warmth. Call Her Mine is a nice light and easy read.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #bookreview #bookstagram #bookworm #Booksharks #currentread #amreading #notyouraveragebookspam #bookblog #bookblogging #bibliophile #readinglife #ilovereading #greatbooks #booklife #igreads #melissafoster #callhermine #wildfiremarketing #NetGalley #kindle #kindlebook #ebook #booksbooksbooks #toomanybooks #booksarelife #alwaysreading #Flatlay #bookpic
Cali-Jewel 4 months ago
This is a fun, sexy, laugh out loud emotionally thrilling romantic journey... .. the perfect relaxing in the sun with a cold drink summer reading. Adore this intriguing couple and all the fun charters that around them. Excellent reading that was so hard to put down, I look forward to more from this series.
_KatMar 5 months ago
Call Her Mine is a very heart-warming and amusing read. The main characters have a deep love for each other and bad luck with timing. I enjoyed Aurelia's sense of humor and smart-mouth. Her natural nurture behavior towards the baby is very touchy. Aurelia's timidness with telling her friend Ben how she felt frustrated me. Ben did come off as a bit of a playboy. I probably wouldn't have taken his clues or hinting seriously either, so I understand why Aurelia didn't pick up on them either. Ben's first reaction towards the child made me frustrated with him. His instant denial that it was possible even though he slept around was disappointing. His turn around with his love and protective instincts towards the baby made me fall in love with his character. Aurelia and Ben make such an adorable couple. I received this book as an Advance Reader's Copy. I volunteered to leave my review. All opinions are my own.
toni jensen 5 months ago
I’ve got another amazing book to tell you about by Melissa Foster! If you love her books or love romance books you will love this book. Melissa is definitely one of my favorite writers because every one of her books are amazing! The newest is Call Her Mine and it is awesome! This book follows Ben and Aurelia’s story. Ben is a planner and an amazing businessman. He and Aurelia have been friends since kids and have loved each other secretly just as long but too scared to ruin their amazing friendship with romance. Aurelia is a softy and loves books. Her mother died at birth and she never knew her father. She is an amazing friend especially to Ben but realizes she needs to step up or move on and she’s a scaredy-cat so she tries to move on until a baby shows up on Ben’s doorstep. Will they figure out where the baby came from? Is it really Ben’s baby? Can they finally grow up and be honest about their feelings or will the baby ruin it all? You will have to read to find out! I couldn’t put it down! I read it in a day! Beware if you are an emotional person grab a box of tissue because you will need them. I cried tears of anger, then frustration, then sadness and finally happy tears. This book is a must-read! Get it today and you won’t be sorry! It is a two thumbs up!
CharlotteLynnsReviews 5 months ago
Call Her Mine is the first book in the Harmony Pointe Series. Some of the characters are familiar from the Sugar Lake Series but it is not necessary to read any other book before this one. Call Her Mine is the story of Ben and his best friend Aurelia. They both date other people but are drawn so much to each other that everyone except them knows that they are meant to be together. There were times that I didn’t really love Ben. He called the baby “it” which drove me crazy. IT is a baby, a real live being. Yet, he stepped up, did what he had to do to keep the baby safe and happy. Very quickly you could see that he loved Baby B. He didn’t use her to keep Aurelia around, he didn’t push her off on anyone else to take care of. He changed his life, his routine, and his ways to keep his daughter happy, safe, and loved. Luckily, Aurelia felt the same way about both Baby B and Ben. I look forward to more from Harmony Pointe. There are so many wonderful secondary characters that I am curious about. I’d recommend picking up Call Her Mine ASAP and meeting the wonderful characters that reside in Harmony Pointe.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This combines a friends to lovers plot with a secret baby. In this case, the secret baby was a secret to Ben, just showing up on his doorstep. He needs the help of his best friend, Aurelia, to help him figure out how to take care of his unexpected daughter. Aurelia and Ben have secretly been in love with each others for ages but been too afraid to tell each other. The romance gets resolved about halfway through the book and then the novel becomes mostly a description of their challenges taking care of a baby, something neither of them have had any experience doing. The plot just seems to lose focus after the romance is resolved. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
LuLuLaRue 5 months ago
Melissa Foster has another hit with Call Her Mine. I am usually not a fan of the surprise baby trope, but this was written skillfully and with a lot more heat than I expected from a book revolving around a baby found in the doorstep. Ben and Aurelia, and their extended families, have been friends for years. They had always been attracted to each other but each of them felt that they were in the permanent "friend zone" so they never acted on it. Until a baby arrives on Ben's doorstep. This is a story of friends who become so much more and grow from the experience. I loved Aurelia's grandmother who seemed like such a three-point but who is also wise and wonderful. I recommend this book to readers who are already Melissa Foster fans and to those who are just reading her for the first time. I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I absolutely loved this book! It's the first book in a bit that I've had a hard time putting down, I really could have finished it all in one sitting! This was the first book by Melissa Foster I've read, and I'm definitely going to go read her others and am already looking forward to the ones to come! It was pretty obvious (to everyone apparently!) that Ben and Aurelia were in love with each other. One of my favorite aspects of this book was that they didn't dance around that fact for too long, and the transition from friends to lovers felt natural, and time wasn't wasted with unnecessary drama. I loved the nicknames (and the transition into B's name), the friendly (turned sexy) banter, and there were a lot of good bits of advice and family dynamics. Also, the secondary characters each had their own voice and were so fun and unique; that's what made me first look to see if the author had other books (and I was of course pleasantly surprised!). This book works fine as a standalone and you don't need to read the other books to appreciate this one, but I am looking forward to reading those and I'm sure they would only enhance this story! While I can't say I would react/feel in the same way if this same situation happened to me, all of the characters reactions felt genuine (whereas in other novels they can tend to feel forced, or like the individuals are perfect). It's full of, that's not how I would have done it but I still respect your decision, moments. And that ending, I did not see that coming! The only things that felt slightly off were the billionaire status (that just feels like a bit of a stretch, but didn't make me love Ben any less, especially after the changing table incident!), and I am still trying to wrap my head around the ending; it's not what I imagined and I just don't know what to do with these emotions yet! And again, a few things I would have done differently if it were myself in the story, but I can't hold that against the characters or the author! And thank you Melissa for that epilogue, one of the funniest and most perfect endings to a book! I'm definitely going to re-read it any time I need a pick-me-up or a good laugh! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided to me through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nanatimes8 5 months ago
Melissa Foster just wrung my heart out with Call Her Mine. I laughed, cried, laughed some more, felt my heart expand it was so full from this couple and the love they had for each other and how they always came to the right answer for something so very hard to do had me bawling like a baby...in case you can't tell....I LOVE THIS BOOK
SherryMH 5 months ago
Wow. What a great start to the new spin-off series by Melissa Foster. Harmony Pointe feels like home and these characters are charming and witty and strong and funny. They are quintessential Melissa Foster characters with a strong love of family and honest emotions. This best-friends-to-lovers story has everything you need in a good romance: love, a dash of trepidation, and a whole bunch of sexiness. What you won't find is a ton of angst. Believe it or not, this story is relatively tame when it comes to angst and I think it's the perfect storyline for Ben and Aurelia's book. Exceptionally written and filled with heartfelt emotion, Call Her Mine is the latest in my favorite Melissa Foster books. Surely the best friends-to-lovers story I've read this year. I cannot wait to read the rest of the Harmony Pointe stories. Ben will most definitely become a favorite among readers.
Lorizen 5 months ago
Loved this best friends to lovers story! This book really had everything you can ask for in a light, funny and romantic read, set in a small town with absolutely lovable characters. Ben and Aurelia made and are the whole story behind this one. When Rels as Ben calls her moves to the next town over she shoots down his chance to tell her how he really feels about her. Aurelia is tired of waiting for Ben and gets the signals from him that she'll never be more than a friend. She takes the dive, buys a bookstore and the apartment above it and the store is in the process of a reno. She's setting up business with one of his sisters. Poor Rels doesn't have anyone to unload on because all her besties are his sisters, so it's awkward. Ben shows his jealous side when Rels chats it up with a few male friends and then one of the subcontractors. Chuckle. That was rich. He's so cute when he's upset. It was a great and perfect journey with them and this gem is a great anytime read. Easy, happy and the perfect change of pace! I loved it.
nelriv 5 months ago
ahh let me start off by saying that no I did not hate this book, however it was not what I was expecting, and there where some reasons for that. One of the reasons was that I read the reviews previously to reading and so I was expecting more, second was that I haven't read a book from Melissa for years and when I did I wasn't reviewing books (which totally is not important) I know I am rambling now, but my point was that it was a loooong long time ago and I think that my reading has matured some or maybe just changed because I remember enjoying the books of hers that I have read and this one I found it to be cheesy. Let me explain just a little, Aurelia has been in love with Ben for years and so she claims (claims because does not stick with this plan) that in order for her to be able to move on to a love interest and not compare them to her male bestie Ben she is starting a new chapter of her life, so she moves to a new town, buys a book store and has a plan yet when Ben calls her she crumbles. Ben supposedly is in love with Aurelia for a long time too but has never found the right time, yet he is shockingly-yes sarcasm a manwhore. Claims he sleeps with others in order to forget Aurelia-yeah that makes sense and shows how much he truly loves her, yup that is certainly the way. Now he has a baby and finally gets the guts to tell her and get this she jumps at chance because he truly loves her and she missed the signs. Yeah, that makes so much sense in two seconds flat they are so so so in love and disgustingly sweet and become the family they always wanted..Yeah I do not think I can read another book like this, So not worth a 2 in my book but definitely not a 4, and sorry Ms. Foster but this is the end for us. Rcvd and ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) Voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions
Reader_Lady 5 months ago
This is the second book I’ve read by Melissa Foster. I was not overly fond of that previous book, so I hesitated before accepting the request from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review for my blog. Wow, I’m so glad I accepted! My opinions are my own and are not influence in any way. Call Her Mine is a delightfully humorous romance with engaging characters. It had plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, along with deeply emotional scenes as well, especially toward the end. While the angst is practically nil, that didn’t take away from the overall enjoyment of this story. For me, so often there is way too much angst in many contemporary romances. Some reviewers didn’t enjoy the part of the plot that centered around learning to care for a newborn, but I thoroughly enjoyed those scenes. Many of those had me chuckling at their antics, I easily identified with the first experiences of caring for a baby. Now I do agree that things work out perhaps a bit too easily between Ben and Aurelia, and at times, their relationship is a tad too sweet, which is why this didn’t earn my top rating. Aurelia’s character runs true to her chosen profession. She owns a bookstore and, is of course, a bookworm as you would expect, but there’s more to her character than that. She’s clearly a born entrepreneur, finding a niche is a dying market. She shows great originality with her story times, which draws in her customers. Her immediately desire to help Ben with Bea, felt very real to me. I would have fallen instantly in love with the adorable baby as well, and I could understand her fast acceptance when she learns, her unrequited feelings for Ben are returned. Ben is a drool-worthy hero with his dark good looks. His immediate acceptance that the baby could be his was a tad unrealistic, since he’s apparently always used protection. His reasoning behind finding Bea’s mom is solely based on assuring his full custody of the infant, not because he doesn’t want the sweet baby. While all that is admirable, it would have been more realistic if he’d at least second guessed his feelings a bit. The romance between Ben and Aurelia moves incredibly fast. However, they have been best friends for quite some time. It’s not like they have to get to know each other. It’s more a matter of each character not wanting to do anything that could potentially destroy their close relationship. Let’s face it, when sex enters it completely changes the dynamics of any relationship. I would have enjoyed a bit more internal conflict regarding those changes. While I did struggle with a few aspects of the book, it didn’t take away from the other delightful aspects of this enchanting romance. I’m so glad I didn’t pass up the opportunity to read this sweet love story. Happy reading!
Lit_Litehosue 5 months ago
Call Her Mine is a wonderful story full of emotionally changed and heartwarming moments. My emotions were taken from warm and fuzzy feelings to heart wrenching moments that had the tears brimming in my eyes and back again. Ben, Aurelia & Baby B and all of the rest of the wonderful characters that made up this story.
Jenthomason1109 5 months ago
I couldn’t even venture to guess how many novels I have read by Melissa Foster, but this is without a doubt my favorite. Yes, I’ve said this before about some of her books, but hands-down this one gets it. Yes, Ben and Aurelia resolved things between them quickly in this one, but it wasn’t just about them. Coming from Melissa Foster, this novel is a romance blended with a lot of family and friends. However, the focus of this novel, in my opinion, was two young adults (neither having any clue what to do with a baby) learning what is truly important in life. I am accustomed to laughing (hysterically at times) at some of the comments and actions of Foster’s characters, but this one also brought me to tears several times. Some were sad tears but for the most part, they were happy tears. This novel is full of so much emotion and as someone that has read a zillion of Melissa Foster’s books, I feel that Call Her Mine shows growth and progress regarding her writing, despite her already being such a talented and successful author. It’s messy, funny, sad, romantic, sexy, and will make your heart so full that you’ll feel like it could burst. How she ever even thought up anyone as fabulous as Ben is beyond me, and Aurelia’s character is about as wonderful, patient, and loving as a person could be. Call Her Mine comes with my highest recommendations regarding what to add to your TBR, and it was my honor and pleasure to read and review this one!
LynchburgMama 5 months ago
It's hard to resist a book about two friends who fall in love because those are the relationships that I believe make for the hottest romance down the road. And in her usual fashion, Melissa Foster did NOT disappoint! It's a unique twist, though, because it's not every day that a baby is left on a doorstep for someone to jump ship straight into parenthood. I could literally smell that "new baby" smell -- the lotion, the powder....oh, there go my ovaries (again! Thanks Melissa!). Baby Fever!!  But this pair needed the nudge to push them past the imaginary line they've drawn in the sand as the boundary of their relationship. I have to admit, I was extremely impressed by Aurelia's ability to offer a hand with a child that's not hers. That is a true heroine! There were moments where I found myself reminiscing about the first time I became a mother; but what captured my heart was when Ben finally started growing up and becoming the father we all knew he had within himself. He had redeemed his status of "liked" when his nurturing side came alive after his one-night-stand episodes.  And just when I thought I was done with the emotional journey, the final bit takes your breath away. Melissa brings a lot of laughs and fun with an interesting set of characters who leave you anxious to move on to their books. The Harmony Pointe series is going to be quite different -- and I love it!  I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
LadyStephM 5 months ago
Ben and Aurelia have been best friends forever. Aurelia has decided to move to another town to distance herself from her best friend and her unrequited feelings for her best friend. Ben can't believe that as he was ready to make his move, his best friend uproots his world by telling him that she moving out of town. Ben calls for his friend to spend the night, as he usually does, and both Ben and Aurelia are surprised by the baby left on his door, possibly his baby. Ben knows that this is more than what Aurelia has to and should have to handle, but he needs his best friend, now more than ever. Entering parenthood is hard enough, however, most parents have 9 months to prepare for it. Ben didn't and it was definitely not something Aurelia had planned on, but she is with her best friend every step of the way as the responsibility of parenthood is suddenly dropped at his door. The love they have for Baby B is just what they need to push them to communicate about their feelings, their wishes and their future plans. I can't wait to read more of the tales of Harmony Pointe. Disclosure: At my request, I have received an advance copy of this book for review purposes. I am not being financially compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own honest opinion.
IrishDaisy 5 months ago
Wow wow wow, I loved Ben and Aurelia!! They have been friends forever, his siblings are some of her very best girlfriends and they all know that Aurelia has been crushing on Ben for years and they also know that Ben has been feeling the same way about Aurelia. There is nothing better than a friends to lovers romance, but throw a new born baby into the mix and you get one heck of an awesome read. I laughed out loud while reading this, it was funny sweet romantic and it was real!! It is without a doubt another page turner from Melissa Foster that you won't want to put down - who doesn't love a feel good funny romance with some heat, a little tears and an amazing HEA
a_girl_who_loves_to_read 5 months ago
This was a friends to lovers romance with a little bundle of chaos thrown in. Ben and Aurelia are best friends who each are harboring feelings for each other. I am glad the author didn't drag out the part where each character was scared to tell the other what they felt. You get to go on a wild ride when a surprise visitor is at the door. I enjoyed when the sisters found out and helped. I loved how they gave Ben a hard time. This book has sweetness and a couple who has some road blocks to work through. This was a great read with great characters.
Deb_from_Oz 5 months ago
Anyone who has read previous works by this author has been waiting for Aurelia and Ben's story and finally we get it in the start of the new Harmony Pointe series They have always been best friends and they have always had stronger feelings about one another but neither was willing to risk their friendship by trying to step outside the friendship boundaries and make it more. To the point that Aurelia has finally moved away to try to get over him and have a life of her own When Ben receives an unexpected gist in the shape of a bay on his doorstep then Aurelia steps up to help him and the close proximity soon has them breaking down those barriers Do they have a chance to form a family or will a surprise visitor destroy what they are finally admitting is between them.
Mimiphilly 5 months ago
This ARC was courtesy of netgalley - all thoughts and opinions are mine and unbiased . This is part of a series but I read this as a stand alone and it was fine This author is new to me but I certainly will watch out for more of her books I really enjoyed this - a very sweet romance. I want to now read the others in the series to see what happens with the other characters A great summer read