Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: Bayside Desires 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

My Rating : 5 stars


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.


The more & more I read of Melissa Foster’s books the more I realize that I just love everything about her writing style. She writes a perfect man, a lockable heroine, and the chemistry she has between them is just perfect.

This follows the story of Desiree and Rick who are strangers but at their first meeting they both realize they have an instant connection. Both of them are only in town for the summer, but neither can resist or deny the growing attraction and feelings between them. When the summer ends for Rick and he moves back to DC, they think they can make long-distance work. But they quickly realize that that might not be the case.

I absolutely loved reading how the relationship between Desiree and Rick progressed over the months that they were together. They both have past hurts that they have been battling for years, but with each other’s help they can manage to overcome and move past them. You can really tell that while they’re together they’re both growing in different personal aspects of their lives. The surrounding cast/characters help make the story as well. The pacing was great and it was one of those books that you just couldn’t put down – the reader is so invested in the ending. This author really knows how to suck a reader in and make us fall in love with the characters of a story. I can’t wait to read the rest of the Bayside stories 🙂


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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