Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Bayside Heat by Melissa Foster

Drake Savage has always done the right thing, especially where beautiful and fiercely determined Serena Mallery is concerned-even when it means keeping his feelings for her to himself. Serena has always wanted more than what their small town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts has to offer, and Drake's roots are so deeply entrenched in the Cape, it's all he can do to watch her pack up her life and move away.

Serena has always had big dreams. As a teenager she dreamed of becoming an interior designer and marrying smart, musically inclined, sexy-as-sin Drake Savage. Now she's finally landed a killer job with a top interior design firm, but though she has spent the last four years working side by side with Drake, he's never made a move. Four years is long enough for her to accept reality, and her new job in Boston is the perfect way to move on.

A weak moment leads to sizzling, sensual kisses, opening a door through which they've both been aching to walk. But Serena's determined not to give up her shot at the career she's always dreamed of, and Drake has loved her for too many years to stand in her way. With true love at their fingertips and a world of unstoppable passion igniting between them, can the two star-crossed lovers find their way to their happily ever after?

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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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third book in the series – and one that every fan must have been waiting to read! Drake and Serena have been so close since school, yet never actually got together. This has been because Drake felt he ought not to hold her back, and Serena, having made a move once, never wanted to face rejection again. They are, however, the very closest of friends. We get to enjoy the journey along with the rest of the Bayside gang, over breakfast, Boston, and beach parties.

There is such a lovely light-hearted yet intense nature to both Serena and Drake. They have very strong visions of their future careers and have spent years making sure that they are in control. Their feelings for each other have always had to be sidelined to ensure that the other gets to fulfil their promise. And as Serena has supported Drake in his ventures, he could never stop her from her dream of being a big-time interior designer in Boston.

Reality, however, hits and they both have to reevaluate just what is more important, career, principles, or love. It is great fun watching them figure it all out. Their friends are there every step of the way, interfering in the very funnest way possible, and cheering them along.

Lovely, feel good romance, with plenty of fun and entertainment thrown in – plus a few new characters get to join the Bayside community, giving us promises of more goodness to come!

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M/F Friends-to-Lovers Romance

Drake and Serena have been friends forever. While Serena nursed a crush on Drake, Drake believed that he was saving Serena from him. He wanted Serena to live her life and not commit at such a young age and let's face it, he wanted to go out and have fun himself.

However, everyone is now grown and when it becomes apparent that Serena is starting out on a new path, away from her friends and family, Drake knows he has to act now or maybe forever lose his chance with Serena.

I loved watching Serena and Drake together. Because they started with friendship, it was easy to see them transition into lovers. They already knew so much about each other and they knew that their personalities would click. I think where Serena was surprised was Drake's bedroom quirks. I loved that she was still surprised and how Drake knew that being dominant in the bedroom didn't necessarily equate to making Serena feel like he was taking over her whole life.

These characters were well developed, and their relationship was well thought out. While I knew the direction that Serena would go very quickly, I still enjoyed watching it all unfold.

I can't wait to see Viv's story, as she's a hoot.

As this series progresses, we get a different couple with each book. And we also still have the rest of the friends as the series moves along. This is the third book in the Bayside Summers series and is Drake and Serena's story.

Serena has been working at the resort while waiting for her dream job to come along, and it has finally happened. How does she tell her best friends that she is moving to Boston to live out her dream? And how does she leave Drake, the love of her life, if he only knew how she felt.

Drake has loved Serena for as long as he can remember but he would never tell her that to keep her here and stand in the way of her dream job. He wants her to succeed on her own and he wants her to be his finally.

Can they make a long-distance relationship work? Will her dream job be all she expects it to be? Will the time away from her friends be more of a burden on her than she thought? Will she still be able to make it home on weekends?

I love this series and look forward to each couple’s book and was so happy to see how things worked out for Drake and Serena. To see that this friends-to-lovers relationship has all the ups and downs that could happen in every relationship, makes it the perfect story. And I loved everything about it. I can't wait to see what happens with Violet's story in Bayside Escape.

Also Available in the Bayside Summers Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Bayside Desires Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Bayside Passions Blog Tour.

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 Heat (Bayside Summers #3) by Melissa Foster to read and review; review copy purchased by the blog.

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