Friday, May 19, 2017

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Bayside Desires (Bayside Summers #1) by Melissa Foster

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 #1
Melissa Foster
Releasing May 9, 2017
World Literary Press

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.

This is fun start to a new series by Melissa Foster!  Both Rick and Desiree have issues from their pasts that still affect them in this story; with Rick it's the death of his father, and with Desiree, it's her mom's lack of attention and for all intents and purposes, the fact that her mom pretty much abandoned her at a young age.

The attraction is immediate between Rick and Desiree, although their initial meeting couldn't have been any more awkward than it was, but I still found it to be funny, especially since Desiree wasn't mad about what happened. The chemistry is great, for two people who don't know each other they seemed to slip into comfortable existence with each other right from the start. I gotta say that my favorite scene in the book is when Rick shows up to the art gallery for their first date and the scene he stumbled into had me laughing so hard I snorted. Not exactly professional since I was at work when I read it, but it was worth the weird looks I got from my colleagues.

If you've ever read a Melissa Foster book, you're already familiar with how well she creates her characters so that it's easy to sit back and just enjoy the people we meet in the book. As much as there's funny moments and scenes, there are a couple of times where you're hit with the emotional feels, but it's not enough to bring you down and make you sad. All of this culminates into a great finish, and I'm already looking forward to the next book in this series.

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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