Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster Blog Tour

When Emery Andrews's best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who's as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean's ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he'll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she's there, Dean doesn't hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what's right before her eyes—although that guy she's got a date with might be a problem.

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. And of course, you'll see cameos from the Seaside Summers characters!

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After a nice long shower, she dried her hair and threw on a pair of cutoffs and a peach tank top, all the while hoping Desiree had enjoyed amazing sex last night so she’d make one of her delicious, fancy breakfasts. She assumed Violet had had a fun night, although they hadn’t made any noise that she could remember. Could Violet have had bad sex? Maybe it really isn’t the length of the sword, but how expertly they wield it. She laughed to herself, imagining if that had been the case, Violet would have kicked his butt out of the house long before morning.

She headed over to the inn to question Desiree about long-dong naked man. Cosmos, the dog Desiree and Violet had inherited along with the house, greeted Emery at the kitchen door, yapping and trying to crawl up her legs. He was some sort of terrier mix, with pointy ears, mostly gray, wiry fur, and big brown eyes. She scooped up the scruffy pup and he licked her chin. “Hey there, matchmaker.”

Desiree’s mother had lived in the house for a few months before tricking Desiree and Violet to come out and stay there last summer. Unbeknownst to them, as part of a grand matchmaking scheme to bring Rick and Desiree together, Lizza had trained Cosmos to climb the fence and swim in the pool at Bayside Resort. It had worked so well, and Desiree was so happy, Emery almost wished Cosmos would work some magic for her.

That would take a miracle.

Not a single person in her family seemed to know how to have a lasting relationship. They were a boisterous, opinionated bunch, and because of that, she knew they were not easy partners. Her brothers were constantly flirting and rarely held their tongues. She had the not-holding-her-tongue thing down pat, and as for flirting? Well, she was pretty good in that department, too. The trouble was, several men she’d gone out with had accused her of flirting with other guys even when she wasn’t.

She stepped inside and set Cosmos on the kitchen floor. The sounds of spatulas on pans and laughter filled her ears. Desiree stood at the stove flipping pancakes. Dean, Rick, and Drake sat at the table, shirtless, their bronze physiques on display as they scarfed down breakfast. They were all athletic, but damn. Rick and Drake looked like boys next to Dean’s Adonis-like body. The way they were shoveling food into their mouths, she wondered if they’d run the entire length of the Cape. She might not find love, like Desiree had, but she knew she’d find plenty of other types of happiness here at the Cape.

“Hey, Em,” Desiree said.

The guys looked up, and Rick and Drake mumbled “good morning” around their food.

Dean smiled, lifting his chin in greeting as she plucked a piece of pancake from his plate and popped it in her mouth.

“Hey, doll. Sleep well?” Dean asked.

“Mm-hm.” She reached around him and grabbed his coffee, helping herself to a sip. Dean intercepted the mug before she could set it back down and took a gulp. “But the naked guy in the kitchen kind of threw me for a loop.”

Dean spit coffee all over the table. “What?”

“Watch it!” Drake flew from his chair, causing Cosmos to bark and setting Emery and Desiree laughing.

“Jesus, Dean.” Rick brushed coffee from his chest. “What the hell?”

Dean grumbled something that sounded like “sorry,” his angry eyes locked on Emery. “What naked man?”

Desiree tossed Rick a towel and said, “There was a naked guy in Violet’s kitchen?”

Emery shrugged. “Yup. Tall guy, well hung. Des, any idea who Violet’s banging these days?”

“No.” She handed Emery a plate of pancakes. “I know she has an old friend who lives in the area, but she refuses to tell me anything about him.”

“Well, they didn’t make a sound, so either I slept like a log or their tryst should go down in the Guinness Book of World Records for the quietest sex ever. Do you have a tent I can borrow for the next few days?” Emery asked.

“You’re staying at my place,” Dean said adamantly. He carried his plate to the sink and began scrubbing it clean.

“I can’t intrude on you,” Emery said. “I’ll mess up your mojo or something.”

He turned off the water and faced her, arms crossed, jaw tight. “My mojo is already messed up, and I’m pretty sure ‘or something’ follows you everywhere you go. You can, and you will, stay with me. It’s not safe for you to be around strange naked guys.”

“Think it’s safe for her to be around you?” Rick asked.

Dean glared at him.

“Dean would never hurt me.” Emery sat down at the table and speared a pancake from the platter Desiree set before her. “You sure you don’t mind, big guy? It’s actually perfect, considering I can walk there,” she teased. “But I have to warn you, I’m not the neatest person, and I suck at cooking, but I’ll—”

“Keep her out of your kitchen,” Desiree warned. “I’ve seen her cook. Not only will your kitchen never recover, but neither will your stomach.”

Truth,” Emery said, and ate another forkful of pancake.

“I don’t need you to cook or clean. Just stay out of my gardens and we’ll be fine.” Dean glared out the window over the sink at Violet’s cottage, looking like he was strategizing World War III.

“Okay, thanks. I’ll get my stuff after breakfast,” she said.

I’ll get your stuff and take it to my place while you eat,” Dean said. “I’m working in the hospital gardens today. I’ll make you a key while I’m out and text you when I get back.”

Before she could say a word, he stormed out the door.

“That’s a man on a mission,” Desiree said as she sat down beside Rick.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

Emery is a wild child by nature. She blows where the wind does and isn't shy about being herself. She knows that what she does will help others and isn't shy about sharing her opinions. When she first meets Dean, they forge a strong friendship and with their other friends surrounding them, it's no wonder they are drawn to each other. She is the wild to his calm and steady.

Dean has had a crush on Emery since he met her. Talking and getting to know this woman has been the highlight for him. When she is finally within his reach, he won't hesitate to wrap her in his strong arms and keep her safe. Despite his strange family dynamics, he knows what he wants and isn't afraid to go after it.

These two friends will share their lives with each other before ever sharing their bed. It creates such a strong bond and when things get rocky, doubts creep in, it will take both of them to ensure that they both get their happily ever after. They have great banter and I love their chemistry.

This is the second book in the Bayside Summers series and it has all the friends and some new ones that make this story great.

Emery Andrews is a yoga instructor with a specialization in back care. After a bad situation at her work, she moves to be closer to her BFF to work at the inn and the resort. But what she doesn't realize is that she also wants to be closer to Dean. She met Dean while visiting Desiree and he became her BFF too. They talked each night and got closer to each other the months she was away.

Dean Masters was attracted to Emery from the first moment he saw her. He cherished every moment they spent talking, texting, or any time they spent together. And having her move to the Cape and working at the inn and the resort only made it easier for him to spend time with her.

Will Emery give her and Dean a chance at a relationship before she ruins it? Will Dean make her see that they belong together? Can Emery make his father see that Dean is a good man even though he doesn't follow in his footsteps? Can Emery get her yoga classes and her back care specialist care going as she hopes?

I love this series and each one is as great as the other. If you are looking for a great series that will pull you in, have you laughing, and leave you wanting more, then you need to read this series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
I adore this book. The relationship between Dean and Emery has developed over months of long distance conversation, texts, and Facetime. This takes place between the first book and this one and is referred to heavily. This is what makes this book so special. Two characters taking the time and effort to get to know each other before taking it to the next level.

Dean is all in. He knows what he wants and it’s Emery. He's spent months getting to know her, what she likes, doesn't like, what makes her afraid, and what makes her happy. He knows she's the one.

Emery, on the other hand, thinks of Dean as a friend, her second BFF. What she comes to realize is that Dean means more to her than just being a bestie, he could be the one. Her only issue with that is that she's afraid of screwing up and ruining the friendship she has with Dean.

Taking a chance on love, she proves to Dean that she's all in as well.

This is the second book in this series, and we meet friends from the previous book, and enjoy a new romance. Ms. Foster is an author that a romance reader can trust to deliver a story full of interest, good characters, humour, and chemistry to be envied.

In this installment, Desiree's best friend from home, Emery, takes a chance and moves to join her friend and teach yoga at the Inn. Since she first visited, she has become firm friends with Dean. We are immediately clued into where the challenges will lie for Dean, but we also know that he is up to the task. He makes some very big gestures, but actually there are lots of little details which really make these books stand out.

In case you worried that Dean must be pretty perfect, he has some issues too, and we can trust his relationship with Emery to bring them to the fore and help him move forward too.

On a cold, wet winter's weekend, this was delicious escapism to the sunshine and romance of Bayside; thank you, Ms. Foster.

Also Available in the Bayside Summers Series

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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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Bayside Passions (Bayside Summers #2) by Melissa Foster to read and review for this tour.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, I'm in heaven reading all of your reviews! You have all put the biggest smile on my face! Thank you SO much! XOXOX