Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.
BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.
In Bayside Desires…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.
Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the badass half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.
Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.
All Bayside books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:
*** Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Visit Melissa’s website for family trees, series checklists, and more.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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I’m so excited to be a part of the book tour for Melissa Foster’s latest release, Bayside Desires! I always love Melissa’s novels and this one did not disappoint. Desiree and her half-sister Violet are requested to come to their mother’s home, thinking that someone is sick and/or dying, but upon arrival they realize that their free-spirited, artist mother wants to travel for the summer and needs Desiree and Violet to stay and run her unique gallery. Rick is a resort owner in town for just a few more weeks before returning to D.C., but completely loses himself after seeing Desiree. An undeniable attraction brings them together although they know that when summer ends it will be time to return to their lives.
I loved all of the characters in this novel but the thing that really sticks out in my mind is the sub-plots to this romance. The romance that develops between Desiree and Rick is off the charts, but there’s so much more to this novel. Desiree and her half-sister have grown apart over the years after Desiree grew up with her father and Violet stayed with their mother traveling from country to country. Not only does Desiree feel disconnected from her mother, she wants to build a relationship with Violet. Most of Rick’s family is there in Bayside but he’s been running from them and the area after a tragedy that occurred when he was younger. As the novel progresses and Desiree and Rick open up to each other, it helps them both face their own demons and reach a healthier place within themselves. Family and siblings are always prominent themes in Melissa Foster’s novels, but this one really tugged on my heartstrings.
Bayside Desires is full of hot and steamy scenes, funny moments, angry moments, and definitely sad moments. However, this book left me with an overall warm/fuzzy feeling. Desiree and Rick both learn so much about themselves and family, as well as, they realize that sometimes plans should be thrown out the window and that you should follow your heart. I highly recommend this fantastic new romance!
About the author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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