Mar 8, 2019

Bayside Escape by Melissa Foster Review

Bayside Escape
Bayside Summer #4
By Melissa Foster
Release Date: March 6th, 2019
World Literary Press
Tour Host: Tasty Book PR
Source: ARC provided by the author

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.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Melissa Foster has always been one of my go-to authors for when I'm feeling down, homesick, or overwhelmed with life in general. And Melissa Foster has managed to do it again, as yet another snow storm is heading our way and seriously! Can it not be spring yet! But do I really need spring, when it can be summer in Bayside and I can be lost in her latest release! 

So who's life are we delving into this time in Bayside, well it can only be wild child Violets turn, and to be truthful I have been dying for this book since Desiree's book and its finally here and I'm literally jumping for joy! So let us start from the very beginning of this book and its finally Desiree and Rick's wedding and it is too sweet for words, with Violet being the Maid of Honor and taskmaster to keep everyone on track, Violet Vancroft is filled with dread, that either their mother Lizza will either do a no show, or will show up and do something, but like a bad penny, Lizza appears, but bringing someone from Violet's secret past that devastates her. 

When Andre excepts Lizza's invitation for a break before he goes on another overseas assignment setting up clinics in poor parts of the globe, the last person he ever expected to see was the women who store his heart and left in the middle of the night, but there Violet was! The women he had searched everywhere for, but remained elusive! 

Now I'm going to stop my rehash of the story right there, cause I would just give all of the plot away, but I do what to talk about the 2 central characters in this book, and one of them is not going to be as obvious and you would guess. Let's start with Violet and we could honestly give many labels to her personality: hippy, wild child, rebel, citizen if the globe, but here are some that are not so obvious, insecure, secretive, lonely, heartbroken, feelings of being unwanted! And those last few completely broke my heart.  

And then there is Lizza and I will admit I struggle with Lizza's character, I see that after many years she is trying to right the wrongs, but I cannot get past the absolute devastation she has caused to two young girls, who grew up feeling unwanted and the pain that goes with that, and that truly breaks my heart. 

But this book is not a sad book, but one that is filled with love and deliciousness, that captivates your heart and is truly worthy of a least a month-long book hangover! And that is why I give Bayside Escape 5 stars. 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling 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 turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented.

1 comment :

  1. I'm glad you were able to get lost with Bayside Escape with the nasty weather pressing down on you. I cannot wait for summer already! Thank you for sharing your review XOXO