• Bayside Desires

  • Bayside Summers, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Bayside Desires

By: Melissa Foster
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
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Publisher's summary

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.

Bayside Summers is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to. Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times and USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each audiobook may be listened to as a standalone, you might enjoy listening to the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future audiobooks.

In Bayside Desires...

As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous beachfront resort where he works with his best friends and brother, and plenty of beautiful women to keep him company. When Desiree Cleary moves in next door to take care of her mother's estate, Rick sets his sights on the sexy and oh-so sweet pre-school teacher. But Desiree's sister isn't keen on the fast-talking playboy making moves on the younger sister she's never had a chance to get to know. And she has other ideas in store - like opening Summers Inn, a bed and breakfast that could be big-time competition for Rick's resort.

All Bayside books can be listened to as standalone audiobooks or as part of the series:

Coming Soon...

  • Bayside Heat
  • Bayside Escape
  • Bayside Fantasies
  • Bayside Romance
  • Bayside Passions

Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future audiobooks. Visit Melissa's website for Love in Bloom family trees, series checklists, and more.

©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

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Desiree & Rick

Melissa Foster’s Cape Cod series, Bayside Summers Book 1 Bayside Desires doesn’t disappoint!

I’ve both read the book and listened to the audiobook expertly narrated by B.J. Harrison.

Half sisters Desiree and Violet are summoned to the Cape by their flighty mother Lizza, who was not above using manipulation to get her way. No sooner had they arrived under false pretenses than their mother leaves for another adventure making them responsible for the mortgage on the family house that they both hold dear.

They could leave the Cape, lose the house or work together to save the property and maybe, just maybe, forge a kinship with each other that's always been missing. Throw in Cosmos, the pool loving dog and uber sexy neighbor Rick Savage and get ready for a summer romance!

But is that all it will be when the summer ends? I love the way Rick couldn't take his eyes off Desiree from the very first minute he spotted her, couldn't let he get away without meeting her. It was sweet, romantic and had you cheering for them from the get-go! They felt fated to be together. Their chemistry was hot!

It was easy to identify with Desiree, who was easily shocked and considered a prude by her badass sister Violet, who is tough and sweet, and who has her own issues to deal with and seems like a polar opposite to Desiree. It was an eye opener for both women who thought the other had the better life and each missed out on so much of each other growing up separated due to the choices their mother made.

Rick has his own demons to deal with and it's easy to feel for all he's been through and the reasons why he's moved away from family and the Cape. He was so torn up by past tragedy and then faced leaving and going back to his "real life" and workaholic existence.

Like all of Melissa's books there are wonderful supporting characters: family and friends that you can't wait to read their HEAs! I loved Cosmos and the way he brought Desiree and Rick together. I loved the woman on the dock that gave Rick advice at a time he really needed it. I loved the way the sisters worked together and learned so much from each other (Violet teaching Desiree about sex toys!!!), the girls rediscovering their creative talents and encouraging each other.

There's so much love, tenderness, romance and heat, all set on beautiful Cape Cod! This is a must listen to!

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Sweet, funny, passionate, and heartwarming!

This is the first book in the Bayside Summers Series, a small town romance. Rick and Desiree's story is so sweet, funny, passionate, and heartwarming. This is a great start to the series. Good narration from B.J. Harrison.

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Great Listen

In Bayside Desires, we get to meet Rick Savage and Desiree Cleary. I had the enjoyment of listening to the audiobook. B.J. Harrison was the narrator and like always, he does a great job with the voices. Rick owns a resort with his brother and friend. Desiree is a preschool teacher. Desiree receives an email from her mother summoning her to the Cape making it seem she is very ill. But when she gets to the Cape its a whole other story.
From the first time Rick and Desiree meet when Rick accidently drenches Desiree in water to their first date which is a whole other surprise, their chemistry has been amazing.
They have such a great connection. They are sweet and loving. I could not stop listening and picturing it in my head and smiling. Their story was perfect. I loved it.

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Hot & Sexy audiobook

Rick and Desiree meet in a very unique way. That introduction sets the stage for this hot, funny and heartwarming romance from Melissa Foster. The narration of B. J. Harrison drew me in from the beginning. The characters were quite interesting as both sisters, Violet and Desiree, seemed to shed some of their hang ups. It really is a sexual awakening for Desiree and a healing of sorts for both Rick and Desiree. I loved how they came together and B. J. Harrison reading Melissa Foster’s words was the perfect combination. Can’t wait for more Bayside audio books.

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Wonderful story!

Bayside Desires in the first in a new series by Melissa Foster. This is a story of two tortured souls coming together and finally putting the past behind them so they can find their HEA.

Rick Savage is back in Cape Code to help with renovations on Bayside Resort which he co-owns with his brother and best friend. Desiree Cleary is a preschool teach who returns to the Cape at the request of her mother. When she arrives, nothing is as it seems. A chance meeting with the sexy Rick Savage, Desiree decides to live outside her comfort zone and experience what it's really like to be cherished by a man she didn't know was missing from her life.

Rick and Desiree will take you on a steamy, romantic journey to their HEA! Going to be another great series by Melissa Foster.

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My Thoughts on Bayside Desires

This was a really good kick off to a new series by Melissa Foster.

From the main characters Rick and Desiree to the secondary ones, and the plot, pacing, and level of steam. It all combined to make a really good story I enjoyed sitting back and listening to.

There were several family dynamics and issues to deal with. Things like strained relationships and loss had to be worked through. But I really liked how it all came together along with yet another strong narration performance by BJ Harrison.

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GREAT READ!

I really enjoyed this book! This book is full of romance, drama, humor and familiar characters from previous books. The narration was great and kept me entertained! The author did a great job with the character builds and plot. I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Bayside Summers

I think the main reason I did not like this book as much was mostly the narration. I could not get interested in it really.

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Sweet and Steamy

Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster immediately pulled me in with the sweet, but oh so steamy storyline. I love how the author writes books with deep friendships, quirky characters, and realistic relationships. The overlap of characters from one book to another is an added bonus to me, I like catching up with old friends, and its another layer of loyalty and laughs. Rick and Desiree are the featured couple in this book. I loved their banter, the awkward situations, and incredible chemistry. BJ Harrison is amazing at bringing the characters to life. I could hear the differences in the characters speaking, and so enjoyed listening to him. I am so looking forward to more books in the Bayside summers series.

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Amazing listening!

Audiobook Review…Oh how I love BJ Harrison’s voice. He brings characters to life, he tells their stories with emotion and love, and he makes the listener feel like they are living alongside the characters. There is so much heat between Rick and Desiree that I am sure I blushed a few times. Melissa Foster has just brought to life an alpha male who understands that his woman deserves to be loved over and over again.

Ebook Review…Just when I thought Melissa couldn’t write another series that I would love more than the last she comes out with The Bayside Summers Series. These are fun, easy going, real, and loving characters with true to life problems and relationships. There are alpha males who dote on their women, women who are flirty fun and totally committed to their males.

Rick Savage makes a splash to get Desiree’s attention before he even knows her name. From that point on their relationship takes off. There is sweet talks and dates, steamy kisses and hot sex, along with deep talks and letting each other into their lives. While Rick isn’t perfect he is perfect for Desiree. Desiree isn’t looking for a relationship but knows that when the right person walks into her life she can’t let him go.

Bayside Desires had me laughing and enjoying every page. There was some more serious parts which made the story just that more realistic. No relationship is easy without complications and Melissa Foster is amazing at keeping her characters true to themselves and their lives.

Outside of Rick and Desiree’s relationship, my favorite part was seeing the sisters come together again. Having been raised apart from each other they didn’t have a strong relationship and I enjoyed seeing them learn to get along and accept their differences.

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  • Jo Venison
  • 02-18-23
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I want to visit Bayside now!

I am total awe of Melissa Foster. I have not read or listened one of her books and found it easy to put down. I start each one and before I know it, I've finished it. Time passes so quickly when I become immersed in her worlds.

Bayside Desires is a new series set on the Cape and introduce us to a new group of people and some old friends make appearances too. This one centres around Rick Savage, co-owner of Bayside Resorts and Desiree Cleary, a preschool teacher and reluctant Art Gallery Owner. They are instantly drawn to each other at a chance meeting on the beach, but with each of them facing new challenges in their work lives and facing family ghosts, can they draw strength from each other, follow their hearts and find each other?

Bayside Desires is beautifully written and read, and I found it so easy to get lost in the story. I'm now excited to see the remaining stories from this series.

I have now listened to the audio version and I loved it. The narration was well done, and read smoothly bringing the characters to life really well.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • 06-20-21

Great intro to a new series

A good intro to another series from Melissa. Here we meet Rick and Desiree. They meet when he literary gets her soaking wet. From that moment the spark ignites. They both have issues, Desiree a stickler for routine and lists, Rick who has issues with his past, together they unlock their feelings for one another.. Add in her sister Violet who is the exact opposite, her mother who is a free spirit and her best friend Emery who is always trying her to let loose you had another good read from Melissa, who also brings in the Seaside ladies to add more humour.

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