Tuesday, August 28, 2018

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: BAYSIDE HEAT by MELISSA FOSTER @Melissa_Foster @beckvalleybook #ContemporaryRomance

Title: Bayside Heat
Series: Bayside Summers #3
Publisher: World Literary Press
Released: August 8, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
Format: eARC 
Pages: 300
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release ,

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Bayside Heat by Melissa Foster is a sweet, sizzling, angst free friends to lovers romance. It is the third book in the Bayside Summer series and it can be read as a stand-alone. 

Drake and Serena were introduced in the previous books and from the moment I met them they intrigued me. Here we have two friends who did almost  everything together, but we're not a couple. However, their chemistry was undeniable, and I waited with eager anticipation for their story.

Drake and Serena loved each other as teenagers and nothing has dulled their feelings. Serena would give anything for Drake to acknowledge her as more than a friend, but no matter what she did he kept her in the friend zone. That was until she decided to accept a job offer in Boston, which would allow her further advancement in her interior design profession.

Drake's profound desire is to see Serena succeed in career dreams and refused to stand in her way, even if it meant denying his feelings. When he realised pursuing her dreams meant her moving away indefinitely, he knew he had to make his feelings known. 

I loved both characters, although sometimes their actions frustrated the back out of me, especially Drake.

Serena is a fighter. She had it rough growing up, but she fought her way through the trials to become the woman she is today, down to earth, independent and a survivor. Drake is adorable, selfless and caring.
This was evident from the way he treated his family, friends and most of all Serena.

Their relationship developed quickly, but challenges abound. The challenge of distance being the main one followed by her job. Where there's a will there's a way, and these two were the epitome
of this adage.  Their determination to make their relationship succeed, amidst the frustrations was a testament to their commitment to each other.

I knew these two would have their happily ever after. There was no doubt at all, but what had me on edge was discovering the steps they would take to overcome the challenges they faced. In the end, it all worked out and I could not be more pleased with the outcome.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Bayside Heat met all my expectations and left me with a happy feeling. This is a perfect story for the summer while relaxing on the beach.





Bayside Heat (Bayside Summers Book 3) by [Foster, Melissa]
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 HEAT...

Drake Savage has always done the right thing, especially where beautiful and fiercely determined Serena Mallery is concerned-even when it means keeping his feelings for her to himself. Serena has always wanted more than what their small town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts has to offer, and Drake's roots are so deeply entrenched in the Cape, it's all he can do to watch her pack up her life and move away.

Serena has always had big dreams. As a teenager she dreamed of becoming an interior designer and marrying smart, musically inclined, sexy-as-sin Drake Savage. Now she's finally landed a killer job with a top interior design firm, but though she has spent the last four years working side by side with Drake, he's never made a move. Four years is long enough for her to accept reality, and her new job in Boston is the perfect way to move on. 

A weak moment leads to sizzling, sensual kisses, opening a door through which they've both been aching to walk. But Serena's determined not to give up her shot at the career she's always dreamed of, and Drake has loved her for too many years to stand in her way. With true love at their fingertips and a world of unstoppable passion igniting between them, can the two star-crossed lovers find their way to their happily ever after? 


**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


All BAYSIDE SUMMERS books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:

Bayside Desires Book 1
Bayside Passions Book 2 
Bayside Heat Book 3 
Bayside Escape
(releasing 6th Feb, 2019)




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Bayside Heat


"​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner 


"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" - NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​


“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining.  Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” – New York Times Bestseller Brenda Novak


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Bayside Desires (Bayside Summers #1)
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. 



**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


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Bayside Passions (Bayside Summers #2)

Bayside Passions (Bayside Summers Book 2) by [Foster, Melissa]
When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens a an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.



After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time.





When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes--although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem.


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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 and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, and the Montgomerys. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented-- perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.



Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.



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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