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Publisher Description

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.


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?

"​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​

All BAYSIDE SUMMERS books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:

Bayside Desires 

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.

More Love in Bloom books:


Sisters in Love

Sisters in Bloom

Sisters in White


Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)

Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)

Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)

Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)

Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)

Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)


Taken by Love (Luke)

Fated for Love (Wes)

Romancing My Love (Pierce)

Flirting with Love (Ross)

Dreaming of Love (Emily)

Crashing into Love (Jake)

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)

Healed by Love (Nate)

Surrender My Love (Cole)

River of Love (Sam)

Crushing on Love (Shannon)

Whisper of Love (Tempest)

Thrill of Love (Ty)


Promise My Love

Story of Love

Our New Love

Daring Her Love


Game of Love (Dex)

Stroke of Love (Sage)

Flames of Love (Siena)

Slope of Love (Rush)

Read, Write, Love (Kurt)

Touched by Love (Boyd)


Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)


Seized by Love (Blue)

Claimed by Love (Duke)

Chased by Love (Trish)

Rescued by Love (Jake)

Swept Into Love (Gage)


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She 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. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

August 8
World Literary Press
World Literary Press, LLC

Customer Reviews

Sandy Sch ,

4.25 stars-clever, imaginative, spirited

4.25 stars--BAYSIDE is the third instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult BAYSIDE SUMMERS romance series focusing on a tight knit group of friends and family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. This is thirty-one year old, interior designer Serena Mallery, and thirty-four year old, music story owner / Bayside Resort proprietor Drake Savage’s story line. BAYSIDE HEAT, and subsequently BAYSIDE SUMMERS is another one of Melissa Foster’s spin off series from both the Love in Bloom and Seaside Summers series but can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Several characters and couples cross over for cohesion and familiarity.

Told from dual third person perspective (Drake and Serena) BAYSIDE HEAT follows another friends to lovers relationship between thirty-one year old, interior designer Serena Mallery, and thirty-four year old, music story owner / Bayside Resort proprietor Drake Savage. For the past four years Serena has worked at Bayside Resort with the man that has called to her heart but a man who has kept Serena in the friend-zone for most of their life. Having grown up without the support of a loving mother, Serena found herself surrounded and protected by Dean, Rick and Drake Savage, but none more so than Drake himself. When an opportunity presents itself in Boston, in the field of interior design, Serena struggles between head and heart. Knowing she would never be anything more to Drake than a ‘sister’ and friend, Serena makes a decision that is about to change the course of both of their lives. What ensues is the friends to lovers relationship between Drake and Serena, as they embark on a long distance relationship that soon turns into something more.

Serena Mallery is a strong-willed, force of nature not afraid to do what has to be done but our heroine struggles to voice her affections for the man that has stolen her heart. Drake Savage has loved Serena Mallery for most of his life but he refuses to be the man who holds her back from the life and career she has always wanted.

The relationship between Serena and Drake is a friends to lovers romance where our couple struggle to reveal their attraction to one another although everyone else feels the palpable sexual energy and frustration. Relegated to the friend zone for far too long, Serena makes one final attempt to catch the eye of the man she loves hoping to prove there is more their attraction than best friends for life. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.

There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and likable secondary and supporting characters from a couple of Melissa’s cross-over series. We are introduced to Serena’s co-worker and designer Gavin Wheeler, who makes Serena an offer she cannot refuse.

BAYSIDE HEAT is a clever, imaginative and spirited story line. The premise is spicey and riveting; the romance is provocative and stirring; the characters are flirty, sassy and energetic. Melissa Foster will leave you breathless but still wanting more.

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