Warm up the winter nights with this HOT new romance!


Bayside Summers #2

Melissa Foster

Releasing January 10, 2018

World Literary Press


When Emery Andrews’s best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who’s as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn.  Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.


After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean’s ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he’ll have to bide his time.


When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she’s there, Dean doesn’t hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what’s right before her eyes–although that guy she’s got a date with might be a problem.






* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 3.5 Stars ~

Bayside Passion is a fun, flirty and enjoyable friends to lovers story.

This story like the first in this series (Bayside Desires) was filled with laughter and swoon worthy moments and you will be left with a huge smile on your face.

Although this isn’t my favorite of this series so far, I still found it to be an enjoyable read. This story isn’t filled with a lot of drama, so I found it hard to hold my attention at times. But I did like the storyline and the characters were absolutely lovable. I loved both of these characters when we met them in the first book. I will say that Emery’s character drove me crazy at times, that I just wanted to shake her and say wake up, but overall I loved her character. As for Dean, what’s not to love!!! He truly made this story for me.

Bayside Passion is the second standalone novel in Melissa Foster’s Bayside Summers Series. Each of these stories can be read as a complete standalone, but for this book I would suggest maybe reading the first book first. Only because those characters play a big part into this story and the storyline, even though focused on a new couple, kind of takes off from where the first book ended. I guess an easier way of saying it is that Dean and Emery’s story is set up in the first book, so you will be able to get their full connection by reading the books in order. This is a light hearted, with very little drama, and is filled with a lot of laughter and sexual tension.

One thing I will point out is that this story is told in the third person, which all Melissa’s books are, but this one seemed to be filled with more inner monologue then her other books and it felt more like some telling me the story, then letting the reader feel the story and emotions. I just felt that really slowed down the pace of the story and made things drag at times. Even with that said this story was well worth the read.

This story focuses on Dean and Emery. Dean is the Best Friend of Rick and also one of the co-owners of the resort. Emery is the Best Friend of Desiree, who is Rick’s finance and owns/runs an Inn on the resort in the Cape. Emery came to visit Emery and fell in love with the quaint little town and after she had a failed relationship with her ex-boss, Emery decides to move to the same town as Desiree and Dean. Dean and Emery met when she came to visit Desiree. They struck up a great long distance friendship….So both were excited that she was moving to town. Dean over the time has grown feelings for Emery, but Emery has sworn off dating friends. Can Dean make Emery fall for him?? Will these two friends be able to cross the line into something more and get their HEA?? Read this story to find out.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a swoony Hero who will melt your panties and your heart. This is a perfect beach/pool side book to read on that lazy day in the sun.


Don’t miss the other Bayside Summers titles

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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