Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Seized by Love by Melissa Foster Blog Tour

You fell in love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I really like this book! Lizzie Barber owns her own flower shop during the day and films a web show, the Naked Baker, at night. Lizzie hates degrading herself by doing the web show but her parents’ health isn’t the best and they’re unable to afford college for her little sister so she continues to host the webcast for money. Lizzie is pretty ashamed of what she does for extra money though and when Blue Ryder, sexy handyman extraordinaire, continuously asks her out she declines out of fear that he’ll discover her web show. Blue Ryder has been in love with Lizzie since the moment he laid eyes on her a year prior at their friends’ quadruple wedding. Blue isn’t giving up hope of getting Lizzie to date him and when her oven that she uses for her web show breaks Lizzie calls Blue to fix it, giving Blue the perfect opportunity to trick Lizzie into a date. When Lizzie’s secret is discovered, her sanctuary shattered and things really start to heat up.

I really enjoyed the original plotline to this story. The character development was great and it was very fast paced, flowing well. It sucked me right in and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!

Any Melissa Foster reader will be delighted with the start of this new series – which again intertwines previously introduced characters into a new run of stories.

I really enjoyed this book, because although we can be certain that things will be resolved (after all we are in it for the romance!), there were times ... when self-sabotage, on both fronts, looked to be a serious contender to win out. I liked that Lizzie's business acumen was recognised and celebrated, even if it was due to an unexpected venture. There were plenty of hot, sexy moments – there was no shortage of chemistry, once they let go, that is for sure. There was enough angst to be interesting, without it becoming repetitive, and some wonderful humour too. The whole cast made it a fuller book, and as the rest of the Ryder clan fall through the series, I will be cheering along with them.

Thank you Ms. Foster for another sexy, atmospheric and entertaining read.

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Seized by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders #1) by Melissa Foster to read and review for this tour.


  1. Great reviews!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. Two reviews from happy readers--lucky me! Both of your reviews left a smile on my face. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book as much as you did. Thank you, thank you for your post XOXO


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