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.
Hold on to your hat for Violet's wildly hot love story! Lizza is up to her old tricks again, and Violet is in for the surprise of a lifetime!
Two years ago Violet Vancroft was a nomadic artist who never wanted to put down roots, and Andre Shaw was a prominent Boston physician whose roots ran too deep to unearth. Their love didn't stand a chance - or at least that's what Violet believed when she received a plea for help from the sister she'd never really known - so she snuck away like a thief in the night.
Now Andre travels the world setting up new medical clinics, and Violet has finally found the family she'd always craved and the roots she'd never known she wanted. When their paths cross unexpectedly, it's not the reunion either one imagined. But they've never stopped loving each other, and after the dust of anger and hurt settles, passion ignites even hotter than before. As the end to Andre's time at the Cape nears, reality sets in, leaving them no closer to a future than they were before. Violet and Andre are forced to dig deep to discover if they're destined to live apart forever or if true love really can conquer all.
Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times and USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be listened to as a stand-alone, you might enjoy 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.
Binge listen the rest of the Love in Bloom series. Filled with heat, humor, and heart - and always a happily ever after - these steamy romances are perfect beach listens!
My Thoughts on Bayside Escape
Finally, Violet's story is here and it's so much better than I could have imagined. She was always this tough woman with a hard exterior. And I thought I understood why but this story showed me I didn't even know the half of it. She had so much more emotional depth to her than I thought and it was truly great to see.
I loved that this storyline didn't end where I expected. In fact, what I thought would have been the end, and may have been in other books or with other authors, was barely half the story. I think that was in part because it was about more than just two people finding love. That definitely happened, but two sisters also came to know each other more, even when it was hard. And friends were recognized as family that can give you roots. It was about understanding and excepting love and family in many different forms.
What also helped me love this story so much was the amazing narration. Devra Woodward and Aiden Snow did a fantastic job. Devra was new for me, but I certainly want more from her. Aiden is one I knew I enjoyed from previous audiobooks but this was another perfect example of his talent.
Violet gets her HEA
Audiobook Review…Dual narrators add so much to the listening of an audiobook. Melissa Fosters seems to always pick just the right narrators for her stories. Devra Woodward is the perfect female narrator but can seamlessly shift to a male tone when needed. Aiden is the perfect voice for Andre but again, can bring the female tone to the story with no problem at all. Devra and Aiden both brought the characters to life with their tones and were able to share the emotions the characters felt as they read Melissa Foster’s story.
eBook Review…No one should doubt by now that I am a HUGE Melissa Foster fan. One of the things I love about her books is how the secondary characters are as much a part of the story as the main characters. Violet has been a secondary character in the Bayside Summers books from the beginning and I have always been curious about her story. With each Bayside Summer book, I read, I learned a little more about her but Bayside Escape is her story and her time to tell her tale and her time to find her true love and happiness.
Violet has always been a tough as nails, do her own thing, live her own life girl. Now that she lives at Bayside with her sister and friends, I get to see a softer (but not too soft) side to Violet. I love how she does her own thing but always seem to have advice, an ear, or a shoulder to cry on for her friends. I was excited to see her open her heart and let love in all while hoping that she does not lose her snarky attitude.
Andre is the answer to who holds Violet's heart and from the first time she sees him at Bayside, there was no doubt that sparks were going to fly, and things were about to change for Violet. I was worried when he showed up with Lizza but knew that he belonged to Violet. He is perfect for her. He supports her, loves her, pushes her, and lets her find her own answers when needed. He knows when to ask permission and when to just lead the way. Violets reaction to him is perfect. The snarkiness comes out first then the love quickly follows.
This is the perfect addition to the Bayside Summer Series. With this series, each book is a complete story. The characters make appearances in each other’s books but they each have their own book. The books can be read in any order.
Heartfelt and spicy!
Desiree and Violet have felt like they raised themselves since they were young, because they basically did. Their mother was flighty and never around when they needed her. Years later, Violet, the bad girl sister who wears motorcycle gear and acts like nothing bothers her is put through a test when her lost love Andre shows up from out of the blue with non-other than her MOTHER!
This story was about reconnecting and sharing our vulnerabilities with those you love. It took Violet another possible heartbreak to understand where she went wrong with Andre, but they were able to get it all back AND MORE! it's hot, hot, hot!
The audio was great, I really enjoyed both voice and they brought the story to life for me.