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Bayside Desires (Bayside Summers) (Volume 1) Paperback – May 9, 2017
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"Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there." -- New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent
"Sensual and ever-so-sexy, this novel has a feel good factor leaving you feeling as gooey as roasted marshmallows. [...] The sense of community and family connections are as strong as ever in this delightful small town romance." - Ellesea Loves Reading
"Between crossover characters, light hearted banter, meaty storytelling and new characters, I get to know and love, Ms. Foster is on the right tract with the Bayside Summers series. Bayside Desires is the first book in the series and it marks the beginning of something special." - Hopeless Romantic
"This is a sweet story about finding what makes you happy, loving someone else and letting go of the past." - Wicked Reads
"What a total swoon-fest!!! This book totally made my heart melt and left me with a huge smile on my face!!" - Book Bitches Blog
"Bayside Desires has all the feels; a sizzling summer romance, fun, witty dialogue, family connections and a fabulous setting on Cape Cod Bay. I laughed and cried with these characters during their journey." - Lady Celeste Reads Romance
"Funny, sweet and sensual... a delightful love story. [...] The story is full of romance and passion. The characters are easy to like and connect with. You can't help but fall in love." - Between the Coverz
"I have read several of Ms. Foster's books and with each one I keep falling in love with her characters." - Hooked on Books
"Melissa always writes the best endings and I have to say this one did not let me down. It was perfect and I cannot wait for the next book in the Bayside series." - Star Crossed Reviews
"Bayside Desires is a gorgeous new contemporary romance with everything from humour, heart, and a sizzling couple who will have you burning up in this fast paced, seaside town, summer romance." - Lucia's Book Reviews
"A fabulous start to a new series of books. [...] A sweet and emotional story with discovery and romance leading the way. I look forward to reading the next book with anticipation." - Sarah, BookBuzz
"Fantastic start to the new Bayside Series by Melissa Foster. Rick and Desiree captured my heart from the very beginning and as always with these series, kept me interested till the very end." - Jennifer, Goodreads Reviewer
"There was plenty to love about this book [...] I had a hard time putting it down." - Essentially Bookish
About the Author
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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Desiree Cleary is a preschool teacher in Virginia who lives her life very carefully. She has a great relationship with her father but has never gotten to know her mother and half-sister. After getting a message from her mother to come quickly to Bayside in the summer, she arrives quickly and is surprised to find her half-sister, Violet has received a message to come as well. Desiree learns that as much as she tries to plan her life carefully, there are some things that can't be planned, like her relationships. She also never intends to meet Rick Savage, a successful businessman who lives in Washington, D.C. and is in town, meeting with his fellow co-owners of Bayside Resorts. After Rick spots Desiree while he's on his Jet Ski, he can't keep his eyes off of her and he decides Desiree is who he wants.
I was delighted to head back to the Cape and visit with the crew from Bayside again! As always, Melissa Foster writes beautiful romances and I love the ones that take place at the beach. If you've read some of her other books, this one follows a similar formula because it's light-hearted, with lots of emotion and steaminess. We see some of the same faces from previous books and there are mentions of my favorite people from Seaside, even though they don't make appearances in this book. If you enjoyed the Seaside Summers books, I think you will like this one as well. I'm already looking forward to reading the next one in the series!
Rick Savage was the gorgeous, sexy, confident, protective alpha that co-owned the local resort in Wellfleet, a small beach town, with his brother and best friend. He ran a multi-million dollar business back in DC but was overseeing a renovation to his resort for the summer.
Desiree Cleary was the beautiful, reserved, pre-school teacher that was running her mom's gallery during her summer break. She was shy, structured and innocent by nature but her mother and half sister were the carefree spirits, drifting wherever they needed to float for the moment.
Foster brought humor into Rick and Desiree's meeting and building of a summer relationship. It was told in a dual POV and was a quick and light hearted read. It was a journey of self discovery and healing while finding their forever love.
It moved quickly and was a sweet story with a few sexy scenes. I liked Rick's alpha tendencies mixed with a softness when directed at Desiree. I also liked Desiree's hidden sassiness that Rick brought to the forefront. And a truly refreshing change that is had no angst or drama, but was a good solid love story.
True to form, Foster set the stage of the series by introducing each of the characters of Wellfleet and giving us a glimpse of each wonderful and humorous personality. Next up is Dean and Emery'a story in Bayside Passions.
This story really tugged at my heartstrings. I felt for both our main heroine Desiree and her sister, Violet. Then we get to know Rick better and my heart just broke for him. Yet Rick found a way to bring sunshine and light to Desiree’s life. When Desiree finds her joy, she spreads that joy and brings both “families” together. They fit together so well it’s a beautiful thing.
I was a military wife for the first 10 years of my marriage. My son, who is in the Army, is getting married soon and we currently spend at least one day a week with his fiancée while he’s on the other side of the country. I appreciate that the author acknowledged, to some extent, what a military couple goes through in comparison to a long-distance romance when that was discussed amongst the characters.
As usual, I’m looking forward to the next Love in Bloom book. Which will bring Sally and Gage back into the orbit! Yay! I’m also looking forward to reading the stories of the rest of the friends and family from the Bayside Summers series.
Rick is a sexy business man who is hiding from his past and Desiree is as sweet as the girl next door. Meeting her dream guy at the Cape was the last thing on Desiree's mind, however, her entered her world with a splash. With one quick glance Rick knew he had to meet her. Can Rick and Desiree turn this into a summer romance ? Can they put the pieces of their heart back together with each other? Read this fabulous new spin off series Bayside Summers by Melissa Foster and find out. And hey... you may even meet your old friends from Seaside !! Happy Reading!!!