Series: Bayside Summers #1
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review
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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.
Fate is a theme that runs throughout most, if not all, of Melissa Foster's books. Characters finding the person that completes them when they least expect it, yet at the moment when they need it the most. Sometimes they aren't aware that something was missing in their life until it hits them upside the head. Other times, they know what is missing and who is the only person that can fill the void. Rick and Desiree had a feeling that something was amiss. Rick needed someone to help him heal from the death of his father, while Desi needed someone to love her for her. She feels a bit out of place with new surroundings while dealing with a sister that she barely knows and remembering what could have been if her childhood was different. Both needed someone to bridge the gap between a painful past and a bright future with family and new friends. Throw in a dog and a whack-a-do mom, fate has its hands full in this book.
I adored (heh... inside joke) Bayside Desires. I love that we are starting a brand new series with characters that we've met in the past mixed with new characters that I'm sure we'll fall in love with in no time. A perfect combination! What's not to love?
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.