Series: Bayside Summers #3
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: August 8, 2018
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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?
Oh, what can I say about Bayside Heat? How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
1. It's friends to lovers.
2. It's also best friend's brother.
3. It's Melissa Foster.
To say I was in romance heaven would be an understatement. As with all of Melissa's books, I devoured Bayside Heat. In fact, I had a feeling that I was on the verge of slipping into a reading slump when I read it. I was hoping to put a hex on the slump monster and I knew that one of the remedies that seem to work for me is picking up an author that I love. Sure enough, slump went back into the shadows (for now) and I was able to devour the book.
The element that I loved the most about Drake and Serena in Bayside Heat was their journey. With friends-to-lovers romance or best friend's sibling, the moment when they notice the attraction is always my favorite. It usually shocks the hell out of one of them and I freaking love that. With Drake and Serena, the attraction has been there for years and it's that first touch between them that takes them by surprise. Did they know how combustible their sexual tension could be? Probably not. Were they ready for it? Hell no. Are they going to walk away from something so strong? Fuck no. I loved that they did everything they could to be with each other. Things aren't always easy in a long distance relationship and I'm glad Melissa didn't gloss over it.
Bayside Heat was yet another fabulous romance from on of my favorite authors. I love Melissa's writing style. Her characters always welcome me back with open arms. And in this summer heat, I'd do anything to spend a cool summer day with the group of friends. But I have a feeling that once and Bayside men show up, it'll be anything but cool.
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.