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 stand-alone 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 that 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 series:
"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" (Julie Kenner, New York Times best-selling author)
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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 heard as a stand-alone, you might enjoy listening to 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.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling 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 hear the last word. Melissa's emotional journeys are always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and fans. Invite her to your next event.
My Thoughts on Bayside Heat
I really enjoyed this next installment in the Bayside series. Drake and Serena take the lead in this friends to lovers story. They finally take a chance after a childhood crush and years of strictly friendship. I loved the way they really spoke to and supported each other. Even when they could have easily blamed distance as a reason to give up and not let the relationship progress. I loved how they were independently driven and yet willing to sacrifice for each other. I just loved the overall romantic and realistic feel of this story.
I really really loved the dual narrators brought on for this one. I haven't heard much Aidan Snow previously but I know I enjoy his voice and this is a good example of his strong performance. Ava Erickson is another voice I don't seem to get much of lately but really like. Both narrators are ones I would enjoy hearing again.
Friends to Lovers
Audiobook Review… Ava Erickson and Aiden Snow have amazing voices. In Bayside Heat they took the amazing story that Melissa Foster wrote and brought it to life. The dual narrators were able to take both Drake and Serena and bring them to life. I could hear the emotions they felt, be sure of the love they had for each other, and be part of the fun they had in discovering each other.
eBook Review…I love this book. I am not new to Melissa Foster and have read all the books in this series so. With each book I find myself lost in the amazing friendships, the wonderful relationship, and the beautiful settings. The friendships are so strong and so real that I never doubt that the gals and guys will all grow old together without ever losing sight of each other. The relationships are dreamlike with the trust, the faith, and the love their share with each other.
Bayside Heat is the story of Drake and Serena. They have been friends forever, best friends during the last 4 years that they have worked together, and the attraction between them started from the first day they met. In any setting they coupled up, not romantically, but sitting together, being on the same team, just being a pair. The more they are together the more the rest of the group see the attraction, feel the heat, and recognize that they have to be together. There are a few comments but mostly they let Serena and Blake figure it out on their own. I love that there was support, a small push, but mostly it was up to the actual couple to figure out how to get together.
In true Melissa Foster style, Drake goes above and beyond winning Serena over. He is the most understanding, loving, accepting, and trusting man yet he is an alpha male with a strong opinion that he isn’t afraid to share. In other words, he is the perfect book boyfriend. Serena is self-assured, knows what her goals are and is not afraid to go after them. When she opens her heart to Drake she gives 100% of herself and never considers looking anywhere else.
Bayside Heat is a friend to lovers romance. I could not put it down. Pick up your own copy and beet these wonderful Bayside friends.
Great romance with lots of heat and no drama!
I applaud Ms. Foster for writing some good romance without a lot of over the top drama between the couple. Serena and Drake have tip-toed around one another for years trying to hold in their attractions to one another to keep their friendship and also allow each other to grow and take their lives on the journey they each needed. What they didn't know was that their journey really only started when they finally opened up to each other and explored their relationship. It wasn't until Serena finally made the move to leave that Drake finally showed it true feelings that he had been harboring for years.
I love that this was just a romance story about a couple that even though they were friends and knew each other for years, just opened themselves up to a romance between each other. The story wasn't full of extra drama and craziness that I sometimes see and it's refreshing when I read this kind of story. Just a steady progression of how two people can fall in love and make things work for them.