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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

You fell in love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in Seized by Love, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister's education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she's put her social life on hold until her sister's education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn't been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he's extended - Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie's kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie's life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie's secret is revealed, and the safe bubble she's hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

©2015 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster

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Hot

This was a sweet story with lots of adversity. Fear, embarrassment, honesty (or lack of), hurt feelings and of course love. And I'm sure I'm forgetting more emotions contained in this book.

I found the storyline very intriguing. Ms. Foster brought up a subject that is a current issue in society today and I feel like she did it justice. She showed the jealousy and morality of the issue and how it affects others and how their reactions affect the main character.

There was a lot of emotion in the narration. Mr. Harrison brought all of the feels to his performance.

It was a joy to see Cash and Sienna again. I can't wait for more Ryders.

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The Naked Baker could ruin it all!

I really liked this Melissa Foster audio book. This one stood out at slightly different than a lot of her others in that the heroine was "The Naked Baker" on a video cast that she produces and she has told no one! It is her "dirty little secret" and she fails to tell Blue before or even right after they become intimate. She hasn't told her parents or even her best friend. She's really torn up about it, but has a substantial reason for doing the video cast.
Blue feels he's justified in his reaction when Lizzie tells him she's doing a baking show with very little on. He loves her, but does he love her enough to get through this?

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The Naked Baker & the Carpenter

Lizzie Barber has a secret. Not only does she run a floral business, she also has a podcast called "The Naked Baker" which she films at night in the basement of her home. The money she makes off her podcast helps pay for her sisters education.

Blue Ryder met Lizzie at a mutual friends wedding and became fast friends. Blue, a carpenter, remodels Lizzie's kitchen. He's constantly asking her out but she refuses. When she finally decides to go out with him, there friendship turns into something more until he learns of her secret. Will they weather this unexpected turn in their relationship or will Blue walk away.

I enjoyed Blue and Lizzie's love story. However, I thought the narrator was just ok. I like dual narrators.

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Different narrator please!

I really liked the idea of the story. I mean a stripping baker?! It’s so different from the usual tropes and storylines out there right now. Cute story and characters.

I was not a fan of the narrator however. That was a huge turnoff for me and made me drag the listen out waaaay longer than I usually listen.

It wasn’t a deterrent as far as giving her other audios a try but this one maybe should have been just a read instead of a listen.

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Love blooms here

Seized by Love is the first book in the Love in Bloom/Ryders Series. This book is about Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber's love story. Lizzie is flower shop owner during the day and the "Naked Baker" by Night. Her nighttime job however it mainly to put her sister though school and use the extra money to pay off her flower shop. Lizzie and Blue have known each other for years and Blue finally talks Lizzie into allowing her to date him but Lizzie fears her secret night job will be the end of their relationship.

This was my first book of Melissa's and I found it to be well thought out and her characters very well written. There was a lot of character development and I felt like I really connected to them throughout the storyline. Melissa puts a lot of emotions into her characters and you can feel them in her writing style. There is also some great sex scenes which is always nice in a romance novel. I like that I also got to know other characters and want to read their books as well.



I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review

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Brilliantly Written and Narration was Super!

Lizzie Barber owned a flower shop and she also had a naughty show on a webcast that was a secret. It featured her baking and she looked as though she was nude. She needed the extra money to help put her little sister Mattie thru school. Her oven went out and she called Blue Ryder to come fix it for her. He had been trying to get her to go on a date with him, but she kept turning him down. Blue finally convinced her to go out with him and they found out they loved each other. She confessed to Blue and her family what she had been doing. Blue was so jealous he couldn't see straight. Boy did that cause big problems! Blue was so jealous he couldn't see straight and her father took a fit and wouldn't speak to her. This story has so much emotion in it and the narrator brought out every one of them. He made me believe the characters were real. Brilliantly done all the way around.

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  • Diane S.
  • Everett, MA, United States
  • 03-09-18

Hot and Sweet Romance

Seized by love is a sweet and hot romance. Lizzie is a strong, hardworking heroine. She is doing her best to take care of herself and her family. She owns her own flower shop, but also runs a podcast to earn money to put herself and her sister through college.

I have to say that I adore the Ryder family already and can’t wait to read more stories with this family in them. Blue Ryder has been trying to get Lizzie to date him, but she keeps him at arms length until the temptation of him gets too much for her.

When Lizzie reveals her secret to Blue his immediate reaction kind of made me mad, but he eventually came to his senses and tried to help Lizzie and be there for her instead of being judgmental.

“It was true what people said about going through difficult times together and how struggles could bring people closer together.”

I listened to this story on audiobook and really liked the narration. The narrator brought the book to life for me in a way that made listening even more enjoyable than if I had read it myself.
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LOVE them!!

How can I say enough about Blue!?!? Eventhough he was thrown off his 'game' with the 'revelation' of Lizzie's side job, he quickly came around realizing his feelings for her! Yes, she has some extra 'baggage' that comes along with her and she is VERY self conscious because of her upbringing and her parents, but she works hard to take care of those around her. Lizzie has an AMAZING heart and drive to push thru her own desires to do what needs to be done for her family! Once Blue recognizes this for what it is, he steps behind Lizzie 110%! These 2 come through the rough patches and come out so much stronger in the end. All the emotion and love behind his feelings are brought out with every word narrated by BJ, as well as Lizzie's. I LOVE BLUE...as much as I LOVE the rest of Melissa's Heroes!!! SO MANY BOOK BOYFRIENDS!!!!!

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Great Read

Seized by Love by Melissa Foster was a great read. Lizzie is a woman who is very ambitious.She runs a successful flower shop and also runs a webcast that no one in her life knows about. She has put her life on hold to help in paying for her sisters college. Blue has fallen hard for Lizzie even though she keeps turning him down. I loved reading Lizzie and Blue's story. I can't wait to read more by Melissa Foster.

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Seized By Love

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night. She does it to help pay for her younger sister's education.

Lizzie is a grown woman. Necessity might have compelled her to start her Naked Baker webcast but I saw no reason for her to be ashamed.

Lizzie did what she had to in order to survive financially. Her webcast didn't hurt anybody. While I understood why she was reluctant to reveal that side of herself to Blue, she had no reason to be ashamed.

A lot of readers found fault with Lizzie on that issue, but I didn't. I believe if the naked baker was Blue, the story line would have been met approval. But woman are harshly criticized (in real life and in fiction).

While I enjoyed the love story between Lizzie and Blue, I couldn't deny I was mad at Blue for the reaction he had after discovering about the webcast.

Regarding the narration: I had a hard time connecting with the characters because the narrator's tone was flat. I couldn't tell if the characters were exited, happy, sad etc.


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  • Jo Venison
  • 05-31-18

Another beautiful love story

Seized by Love is Blue and Lizzie's story. We've met Blue in few stories now as a established character at Seaside and it is great to finally hear his story.

When Blue and Lizzie met for the first time, Blue fell for her and he's not been able to stop thinking about her - only Lizzie has refused every offer of a date, and he is determined to change her mind.

Lizzie runs the Florists by day and by night films a webcast to help fund her sisters college education. To try and stop anyone finding out her secret, she has put her life on hold until her sister as finished college. Unfortunately, things don't go according to her plan.....

This book is again narrated by B J Harrison, who has done so many of Melissa's books. I find his voice very smooth and relaxing, making it very easy to lose track of time when listening.

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  • katiemay
  • 02-02-18

Blue Ryder, my new hero

Would you listen to Seized by Love again? Why?

Yes, because this its great love story, Blue and Lizzie are perfect for each other.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seized by Love?

When Lizzie tells her family and best friend Skye how she earned her money, and the way she stood her ground.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Blue joins Lizzie in her video, you could almost see yourself watching them.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Baking made sexy

Any additional comments?

I loved this book, with so many hunky hero's that Melissa has written about its only when you re read or listen that you remember how great Blue is.