Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She's as happy as can be, preparing the shop for its grand opening and renting a cottage in the seaside community while renovations to her new apartment are being completed. The only thing missing is the one thing she longs for and has no control over - love.
Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful reality of his father's deteriorating health and a recent health warning of his own. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room, escaping reality goes out the window, and the beautiful woman becomes the focus of his next song - and maybe even the rest of his life.
When Sawyer walks into Sky's tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar - Sky - the chemistry between them is instant. Sawyer is everything Sky could ever hope for in a man. He's honest, loving, sensitive, and potently virile - but boxing goes against everything Sky believes in. The closer they become, the more she realizes that her alpha boxer is waging his own emotional battle - only the battle she thinks he's waging isn't the one that threatens to tear them apart.
Sky & Sawyer
As an avid Melissa Foster fan I listened to the audiobook and read the book. This is Sky and Sawyer’s story and a welcome addition to the Seaside series.
B.J. Harrison does his usual excellent job of bringing Melissa’s characters to life and makes it easy to get lost in her world once again.
Sky Lacroux feels like she almost has it all, her very own tattoo shop in P-Town and is preparing for its grand opening. The only thing missing is love. She's happy for her Seaside friends who have found their "one", but she longs for that heart connection for herself.
Pro boxer Sawyer "Songbird" Bass has the heart and soul of a poet. Coping with his father's illness and dealing with a health threat of his own, he uses music and his own emotional songs to deal.
Sawyer plays his guitar at open mic night at a local bar and sees Sky in the audience. He's immediately captivated by the dark haired beauty who brings a book of poetry to the bar. Before the night is over he's so inspired by her he feels compelled to put his thoughts to paper and writes a song for her. But Sawyer doesn't approach Sky, assuming the guy who has his arm around the back of her chair is her boyfriend.
But fate won't be dismissed and Sawyer goes to get a tattoo, unknown to him that it's her shop. Sparks ignite and Sawyer is relieved to learn Sky is single. Each is everything the other one could ever hope for, until Sky learns Sawyer is a boxer.
She struggles with his chosen profession, trying to reconcile the sensitive, totally male poet and song writer with a man who's ok fighting.
As they grow closer they almost seamlessly become a couple. Sawyer fits in with her friends and family and Sky meets his boxing family and friends.
Sawyer needs to win one last big fight to help his parents meet their ever growing financial needs and things come to a heated head when a sparring match lands Sawyer in the hospital.
With love on the line these two lovers come to some startling revelations. New love, family and friends, coping with illness, and risking it all for love.
We get to visit old Seaside friends and meet new ones while falling for Sawyer and Sky. This couple is so engaging you'll want to listen to it in one or two sittings. Sweet, heartfelt and swoon worthy.
I love each book in the Seaside Summers series, but I have to say, Sawyer has to be my favorite. I know I probably say that after listening to each book, but this man stole my heart from the start. From the minute Sawyer and Sky laid eyes on each other, their were sparks. Not even an introduction and the chemistry was evident. Once they met, the fire ignited and this couple was meant to be. I think what I love the most are the words. The pieces of paper, the way his thought process works and the emotions he draws out, not even realizing how many people he touches. And Sky is just amazing with her intuitiveness and just easy likeability. I was also touched with the compassionate way Melissa Foster works Sawyer's father into the story and his disease. I love stories that are realistic and make you realize the struggles some go through. Tears, smiles and a heart full of love, I thoroughly enjoyed this seaside summer.
BJ Harrison continues his easy feeling narration of the series. He is a pleasure to listen to. Each voice matching the character and letting me enjoy getting to know them. He is perfect for this series.
Sky and Sawyer are great characters. Sky is a tattoo artist while Sawyer is a boxer who will do anything for those he loves. These two characters mesh perfectly. They have chemistry that is off the charts. This whole seaside group is great and each book in the series should be read. You can relate to at least one of the characters in any of the books.
BJ Harrison is back as narrator and he knocks it out of the park. His voice keeps you engaged and wanting more. He makes you feel like you are right there with the characters and you can feel all the emotion in the book. This is a great book to read and listen to.