Review – Bayside Desires (Bayside Summers Book 1) by Melissa Foster

I could not put Bayside Desires down! There is something so undeniably sweet, romantic and sexy as all get out in Melissa Foster’s books. I recommend her books  for everyone who loves small town romance series! ~ DiDi, Guilty Pleasures 


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.

“​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​

In Bayside Desires…
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.

All Bayside books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:
Coming Soon…
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat
Bayside Escape

Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Visit Melissa’s website for family trees, series checklists, and more.

Rick and Desiree are both in Cape Cod for the summer. Desiree for family issues and Rick for family/business reasons. Rick is totally enamored with Desiree upon first sight and realizes he has to make her his for the summer. Desiree is not impressed by Rick at their first meeting because he gets her soaking wet (by a jet ski my pervy friends).

I totally enjoyed Rick and Desiree’s story. It is sweet, sexy, funny romantic and super sexy! Rick is definitely an alpha male, but on the softer side, he’s protective, loving and sexy. Desiree is just a sweetheart but not a push over. Rick and Desiree do a lot of flirting and it is adorable. The flirting goes from sweet innuendos and builds up to ultra hot sex and is perfectly paced for the story Rick and Desiree’s personalities. Both Rick and Desiree have personal issues to work out in order for them to move on in a relationship and I feel like they are the perfect person for each other when it comes to dealing with their individual pain.

Desiree and Rick’s journey makes the book great, the secondary characters are an added bonus! I am very intrigued with Desiree’s sister Violet and what their Mom is up to, she’s definitely an interesting character. Then there is Desiree’s friend Emery, Rick’s brother Drake, his friend Dean and the Wicked brothers who I hope all get their own stories!

There is a couple with their son mentioned in this book, the wife is Rick and Drake’s sister, I get the feeling they are in another of Ms. Foster’s series, which I am going to look for and start.

Bayside Desires is the second book I’ve read by Melissa Foster and I HAVE to find time to read her backlist! There is something so undeniably sweet, romantic and sexy as all get out in Melissa Foster’s books. I recommend her books for everyone who loves small town romance series!

Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

4.5 stars

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melissa foster (1)Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. Melissa 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, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

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.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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