Sep 19, 2019

Bayside Romance by Melissa Foster Review

Bayside Romance
Bayside Summer #5
By Melissa Foster
Release Date: September 18th, 2019
World Literary Press
Source: ARC provided by the author

Gavin is about to find out that Harper really does exist⁠—and she's going to knock his socks off! Find out for yourself in Bayside Romance!

When screenwriter Harper Garner got a shot at the big-time in LA, she celebrated her brave cross-country move with her first and only one-night stand—connecting so deeply with the sexy, brilliant man, she broke the number-one rule of one-night stands and left her phone number. Not hearing from him was only the first in a long line of hope-shattering, confidence-busting blows. Ten months later, Harper is done with men and done with LA. She pulls up her big-girl panties and heads home to Cape Cod to start over.

On the surface, interior designer Gavin Wheeler has it all: a successful business, a loving family, and a close-knit group of friends. But Gavin once endured a heartbreak so painful, he was sure he’d never feel anything for a woman again. A chance encounter at a music festival with a gorgeous, down-to-earth blonde proved him wrong, but when morning came, the woman who made him crave more was gone.

A serendipitous evening reunites Harper with her devastatingly delicious one-night stand, and the connection is just as intense as she remembered. Harper’s life is too unsettled for a relationship, but Gavin is determined to help her find her way, especially if it leads straight to his heart. Moonlight conversations lead to steamy kisses, and as romance blooms, it stirs a love too real to deny. But when Gavin’s past collides with the life they’re building, it has the power to ruin everything.

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

Bayside Romance is a beautiful story about finding that one person that was meant for you, then spending the most memorable night with them, only to wake up alone, and that is exactly what happened to Gavin Wheeler, and after searching for the women called "Parker" who stole his breath, he gave up and moved on with his life and embarked on a new business partnership with Serena (Bayside Heat), until a year later when she turned up, a screenwriter just returned from LA called Harper. 

I have to say that this book wasn't quite what I expected when I started, I did love the whole serendipitous beginning of this book, and I absolutely loved Gavin's character, his honesty and his determination to do everything right and never lie. Harper's character was a bit more of a struggle for me, I found her a bit overdramatic/whiny in places, but I did grow to like her by the end of the book. 

As normal I found Melissa Foster's writing and plot enjoyable and very smooth, she always likes to tie in other characters from previous books, but in this book, there is a very special scene where she brings in my two favorite characters Violet and Andre, where they relive their very bumpy romance to talk some sense into Harper, and for me that made the whole book, as it was a true moment of reflection.

With that, I will stop waffling and give Bayside Romance 4 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.

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