This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—
but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?

Sugar Lake #1
Melissa Foster
Releasing Sept 5, 2017


Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?


Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.


Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.


**THE REAL THING is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE ereader app to read it HERE, order the paperback.


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

~ 5 To Be the Frosting On Your Cupcake Stars ~

This book is exactly why I fell in LOVE with Melissa Foster’s writing.

She gave us a fun and entertaining storyline and characters that were relatable and lovable. You can’t help but get sucked into this book. This was a perfect story for that warm, sunny afternoon at the beach. A great friends to lovers story without a lot of excess drama.

The Real Thing is a standalone novel told in Dual POV from the third person. Sometimes when I read a book in the third person I feel like some is telling me the story, but that is not the case in this book. I felt like I was a part of the lives of these characters. I felt all the feelings the author was trying to convey.

This book is the first book in Melissa’s newest series and I think that she off to a GREAT start. I am truly looking forward to each of the sibling’s books

What I loved the most about this book compared to some of the other books I have read by Melissa, is that this book was filled with wonderful dialogue. I am a reader who really doesn’t like a lot of inner monologue in books and I was happy to see that, that wasn’t the case in the book. I love when the characters interact with each other. It helps me connect with them better and it makes the bond and love story feel more real. The flow and pace of this story was perfect. I loved watching Willow and Zane reconnect and grow into stronger people and a wonderful couple.

The Real Thing is a friends to lovers story that has a hint of the second chance romance and also the Hero is a famous A-list actor. Zane and Willow grew up together and have known each other for many years. Zane is also Ben’s (Willow’s brother) best friend. When they were growing up both had secret crushes on each other, but were afraid to act on them. Until Willow got the nerve to ask Zane to help her lose her virginity. But she had a whole bunch of rules to follow it and Zane ended up chasing his dreams and moved to L.A. Fast forward 10 Years and Zane is now coming back to Sweetwater to film his newest film and to win the heart back of Willow. Their journey was a sweet, sassy and sexy ride and I am glad I went along with them on it.

I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the friends to lovers story and if you are looking for that beach read that will sweep you away. This was a truly romantic love story. I can’t say enough about this book and these characters!!!




Releasing December 5th, 2017


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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