Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster Blog Tour


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.

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.

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Oh shit. Rick Savage beached his craft, threw his life vest onto the sand, and ran after the woman he’d soaked. He’d been so captivated by the curvaceous blonde that when she’d started to leave, his first instinct had been to stop her. He’d clearly lost his mind. He knew better than to come that close to the jetty or to fishtail near people.

“I’m so sorry,” he said, jogging over as she stepped off the rocks and onto the beach.

She turned, mouth gaping, strands of wet hair stuck to her cheeks, forehead, and shoulders. The most beautiful green eyes stared back at him in shock and horror. He felt like a total ass.

“I’m sorry. I saw you watching me, and—” There was absolutely no excuse for what he’d done, so he went with the truth, no matter how bad it sounded. “I wanted to meet you before you took off.”

“I wasn’t watching you.” Her eyes darted around them, as if someone else might hear her lying.

He cocked a brow.

“Okay, maybe I was for a second. But you were stalking me.” She swiped at her sundress, which clung to her incredibly sexy body like a second skin.

He tried not to leer, but damn…

Forcing his eyes up, he said, “I wasn’t stalking you—”

Her deadpan stare stopped him from telling his own lie.

“Okay, fine,” he said with a laugh. “I was. You caught me. I’m sorry.”

“Does this usually work for you? Drenching unsuspecting women?” she said with a hint of annoyance, and a smile, as she shook the water from her arms. “Not that I’m an expert on being hit on, but it doesn’t seem like the best way to go about it.”

“I’m sure you get hit on all the time, but this wasn’t planned. It was a stupid mistake. It’s actually illegal to go that fast near the jetty, so you can have me arrested if you’d like. I wasn’t thinking. I was—”

She arched a brow, a slight smirk playing across her beautiful face as she tossed his mannerism right back at him.

He felt himself smiling. Man, this woman was as sweet as she was spunky. “What can I say? If you weren’t so hot…”

“So, it’s my fault?” She rolled her eyes. “You really do kind of suck at picking up women.”

The caveman in him grunted, and he squared his shoulders. “I don’t suck at it. I’m actually really good at it. A pro. A master. A champion.”

She laughed. “Sorry, but…” She waved at her wet clothes. “Evidence proves otherwise.”

And I’m about to prove that evidence wrong. “Let me buy you a sweatshirt and something warm to drink at Mac’s so you don’t freeze.” Mac’s was a walk-up restaurant by the Wellfleet Pier, a five-minute drive by car. Less by Jet Ski.

Her eyes rolled over his face, as if she were considering it. He’d never had anything close to a poker face, which meant she saw his remorse and his attraction. At six two, two thirty, he was a big dude, and he kept in prime shape with running and water sports. He was used to women ogling him and practically doing cartwheels to get his attention. She drew in a deep breath, her eyes dropping to his bare chest, and she bit her plump lower lip. “Sexy” didn’t begin to describe the dichotomy of sweet and sultry this woman possessed. But she wasn’t doing cartwheels. In fact, those hungry eyes shifted away from him.

“It’s okay,” she said. “I was getting ready to leave anyway.”

She was blowing him off? There was no way he was letting her leave without doing something to make up for this debacle. Okay, maybe he also wanted to strip away those wet clothes and warm her up. But that was beside the point.

“Are you staying at a cottage on the beach? I can give you a ride on my Jet Ski.”

“As tempting as that sounds, since I’ve never been on one, I have my car.” She pointed to the parking lot with the hand that held her phone, and her smile faded. “Oh, shoot. My phone got wet.”

“I can take care of that.” He took it from her and wiped it on his shorts. She watched his hands, his biceps, his pecs, his shorts, with laser focus. His fish wasn’t off the line yet. “It should be okay now. Want me to put my number in your contacts? In case you change your mind about that drink?”

That brought a curious smile. He noticed the cutest dimple beside her mouth when she smiled. “Does that usually work?”

“No idea. I haven’t had to use that line before.”

He stepped closer, unable to resist brushing a lock of hair that was stuck to her cheek away from her face so he could see her better. Their eyes connected, and the temperature spiked. She must have felt it, too, because she was licking her lips like a hungry tigress. In the next breath, her eyes darted nervously around the beach. Christ, now she looked sweet and innocent. How did she do that in the blink of an eye? Rick was only at the Cape for a few more weeks, working on renovations at the resort before returning to his real life, and design-build business, in Washington, DC. The thoughts running through his mind were not sweet and innocent. He should let his apology ride, get on his Jet Ski, and drive away. But she had his rapt attention, and he was unable to walk away.

“You don’t have to use my number,” he said. “But you never know. Maybe when you’re lying in bed tonight, unable to stop thinking about me, you’ll wish you had it.”

Her cheeks flushed, and those sparkling green eyes moved over his face and down his chest again, lingering long enough to send a stroke of heat to his core.

“Why not?” she said, surprising the hell out of him. “Go ahead and put your number in my phone…?”

“Rick.” He entered his contact information and handed it back, curling his fingers over hers and holding them for a beat.

Her eyes flicked up, dark and alluring. “I’m Desiree,” she said a little breathlessly.

Oh yeah, you feel it, too.






Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary☆☆☆☆
Desiree Cleary gets a scary email from her long lost mother that says she needs to come to the Cape to prolong her mother's life. Well that is a stretch, but then again it is her mother after all, she goes where the wind tells her to go. Just like she did when Desiree was younger. Now that she is on the Cape, her half-sister, Violet, is there and mom is leaving to find herself again but will return by the end of the summer. And the girls have to come up with the money to pay the mortgage by selling their mother’s paintings and other crafts. What they find in her craft shop is a little surprising to them both.

Rick Savage is part owner of the resort on the Cape with his brother and their best friend. He is back home for the summer to help with some renovations to the resort. There are a lot of memories that Rick has been running from and that is why he left the Cape all those years ago. But one day while riding jet skis, he notices a beautiful blonde that he can't take his eyes off of. He has to get closer and meet her. When he realizes he is too close, he ends up soaking her with water and she is still beautiful, even though she feels like a drowned rat.

Desiree and Rick have a connection from the very first time they meet and it is hard to deny that attraction. After a few dates, they decide to have a summer romance but it doesn't take them long to know that a summer will not be long enough. Will Desiree and Rick be able to go back to their regular lives and only see each other every few weeks? Can they make a long-distance relationship work? Will love be worth the distance between them?

This is a great beginning to another series from Melissa Foster. It is full of love, friends, family, and finding your forever love. I can't wait for the next one to see what happens in Bayside Passions, book #2.


Mary Jo☆☆☆
Both of the main characters are still dealing with traumatic events that shattered the illusions of childhood. For Rick, he's buried himself in work to keep his demons at bay. Desiree has a strictly ordered life, fearful of anything that would cause an upset to her structured life.

Imagine Desiree's surprise when she gets an email from her estranged mother asking her to come to "prolong her life." Desperate to help, Desiree takes off for the Cape to aid her mother, only to find herself stuck running an Inn with her equally estranged sister, Violet. The only perk is that she meets Rick Savage, a man who takes her breath away.

A summer romance that goes beyond the norm as two people learn to put the past behind them in hopes of establishing a future free of doubts.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars of romantic hotness!

Ms. Foster is without a doubt a Mistress of the Seaside romance. The mixture of steamy passion and adorable romance ensure that the reader cannot help but smile at all the interconnected stories that she has created. Bayside Summers will clearly join the other series as guaranteed happiness reads.

In this book, we have a tale which has many layers, and some are simple and certain; others are complex and even painful. Both Desiree and Rick have to come to terms with their pasts and make an effort to secure their futures; luckily their relationship is one of great honesty and desire. There was potential for it to become messy, a device used very regularly, but the lack of angst was refreshing and endearing. This is one of the features of Ms. Foster's books which pleases me greatly.

A lot of fun, of whimsical, and in the case of the back room of Lizza's shop, some proper hilarity! I am really looking forward to seeing who get their happily ever afters in future installments, and I will love every page when I find out!


Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
Rick, Michael, and Craig own a business. They have been friends for a very long time and when the business hits a bump, Rick decides to head home, to the cape for a break. All of his family is there and he knows that it's a great place to relax, unwind, and regroup.

Desiree is a sweet, loving, kind, somewhat naive woman. She comes rushing home when she receives an email from her somewhat crazy mother claiming that her mother is dying. When she arrives, not only is her mother in perfect health, but has sent a similar email to her sister, Violet, only in Violet's email, claims that Desiree is gravely ill.

This is a story about burying old hurts – between the sisters – they have a chance to really get to know each other now that they are adults. They have to work together, learn how to compromise, and learn that despite their differences, they love each other no matter what.

Desiree is drenched while walking near the water by Rick. Despite his less than stellar introduction, she's intrigued. Thus starts the very romantic love affair. Both believe that this will be a summer fling because Desiree needs to get back to her school to teach in the fall and Rick has to get back to his company. What they find over the summer is that family loves you no matter what, they support you, defend you, and sometimes, they kick your butt.

This is a sweet story about finding what makes you happy, loving someone else, and letting go of the past. I hope that Violet gets a great story, as I loved how fiercely she protected Desiree and how wild-child she seemed.






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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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting the reviews and sharing today!! :-)
    Allisia
    Tasty Book Tours

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  2. OMG, I feel like I just got to open lots of presents all at once! Thank you ALL for your amazing reviews! I'm so happy you enjoyed the start of Bayside XOXO

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