Welcome to the Ginger Mom’s stop on the Bayside Passions blog tour for New York Times Bestselling author, Melissa Foster. I have loved Melissa’s writing – her characters and her stories – since I first read one of her books.
by Melissa Foster
Series: Love in Bloom – Bayside Summers #2
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: January 10, 2018
Genre: Steamy Romance
Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review
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Reviewed by Megan
Challenges: 2018 Author Love Challenge
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This book was beautiful. I loved the deep friendship Emery and Dean had right from the start of the book. And Emery was such a unique character. She’s a wild, free spirit who speaks her mind and doesn’t sugar coat things. She also doesn’t really think before she does stuff, which I found comical at times. And Dean! Right from the first time you get in his head, you see that he is already falling for Emery, who thinks they are only friends.
It was one great big courtship. He takes her on “example outings”, not real dates because she doesn’t want to date friends. And everything about Dean’s outings is incredibly romantic. Not to mention, as her best friend, he gets her. He knows what makes her tick, what she’s scared of, and what makes her happy. He also accepts her for her, unlike many of the guys she’s already dated.
There’s one tiny hitch. Emery thinks she’s broken. She thinks that, because of her parents’ failed relationship, she breaks all relationships she’s in and therefore is destined to be alone. I absolutely love how she’s not perfect. And Dean’s issues with his father make him not perfect, too. Two imperfect people made the best love story!
Want more of Dean and Emery? Check out Ramblings from This Chick‘s review today 🙂 And of course, don’t forget to stop by and say hi to Melissa 🙂
One last thing 🙂 Before you leave, make sure to enter the GIVEAWAY! Five winners will each receive a digital copy of Seaside Whispers. What a great giveaway 🙂 I already have a copy and it’s at the top of my 2018 TBR!
Have you read one of Melissa’s books before? What’s your favorite type of romance? Friends to lovers, love at first sight, forbidden love? Let us know in the comments below and if you like this review, consider giving us a share on Pinterest 🙂 As always, thanks for reading ❤