Bayside Romance

Bayside Romance

by Melissa Foster


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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, and easy to relate to.

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 USA Today bestseller 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.


SNOW SISTERS: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (Weston, CO): Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, Destined for Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love, Bursting with Love, Hearts at Play, Promise My Love, Our New Love, Story of Love, Daring Her Love, A Very Braden Christmas

THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO): Taken by Love, Fated for Love, Romancing My Love, Flirting with Love, Dreaming of Love, Crashing into Love, Love at Last

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD): Healed by Love, Surrender My Love, River of Love, Crushing on Love, Whisper of Love, Thrill of Love

THE BRADENS & MONTGOMERYS (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls) Embracing Her Heart, Anything for Love, Trails of Love, Wild, Crazy Hearts, Making You Mine, Searching for Love

THE REMINGTONS: Game of Love, Stroke of Love, Flames of Love, Slope of Love, Read, Write, Love, Touched by Love

SEASIDE SUMMERS: Seaside Dreams, Seaside Hearts, Seaside Sunsets, Seaside Secrets, Seaside Nights, Seaside Embrace, Seaside Lovers, Seaside Whispers, Seaside Serenade

BAYSIDE SUMMERS: Bayside Desires, Bayside Passions, Bayside Heat, Bayside Escape, Bayside Romance, Bayside Fantasies

THE RYDERS: Seized by Love, Claimed by Love, Chased by Love. Rescued by Love, Swept into Love

TRU BLUE & THE WHISKEYS: Tru Blue, Truly, Madly, Whiskey, Driving Whiskey Wild, Wicked Whiskey Love, Mad about Moon, Taming My Whiskey

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS: Catching Cassidy, Discovering Delilah, Tempting Tristan, Coming Soon: Chasing Charley, Breaking Brandon

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948868358
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 09/18/2019
Series: Love in Bloom: Bayside Summers Series , #5
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 191,217
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary 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 and always family oriented-perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole.

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Bayside Romance 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
beckvalleybooks 17 days ago
Are you looking for a lovely 'feel good' weekend read that will make you smile and laugh out loud? If so, then Bayside Romance is just the romance you need! Full of fun, friendship, family, and love, it's such a heartwarming read. Both Harper and Gavin have never got past their passionate one night stand, the instant connection they both felt, everything felt just right, but fate had other ideas and they thought they were destined to never see each other again and lived on regret. Until one evening they are unexpectedly reunited, what follows is a touching, realistic account of their growing love for each other, building a strong foundation for their relationship to grow, and enjoying every hot moment a relationship can bring! A misunderstanding could end it all or pull it stronger together, read to find out! Gavin, what can I say, wow this man has everything from looks, to red hot passion, to having the most loving characteristics. Just when Harper has lost all her self worth, and motivation to write, Gavin is there patiently encouraging her to move on and embrace the life and talent she has, gently growing their relationship without any pressure on her so she can have the time she needs to be Harper again. This man is a total dream. I always love visiting Bayside, there's always a lovely warm friendly atmosphere, it makes you want to jump right in and experience it for yourself.
pughtwins 19 days ago
Ms. Foster has a wonderful way of pulling you in to a book. Yo can't help but fall in love with the characters and want to move to their town. Bayside Romance is another is a long list of Foster books that I wanted to jump right in to and never leave. You feel like the characters are part of your life. I love that all the books and series are interconnected because you get to catch up with all those "friends" again. Harper and Gavin get their second chance at romance. I love Gavin. He is what we expect from a Foster man, strong, determined, and falls in love hard. I had a bit harder time connecting with Harper. I really liked her I just wish she had a bit more confidence in herself. I can't wait to see who we get to meet next!
wifetoalineman02 19 days ago
Failure hurts but it will keep you stand your feet and moved on Life is full of surprises. One day you are up in the pedestal and one quick turn, you are deep down low. This is what happened to my girl Harper. Families and friends were always there to lift us up. We just need to be honest. This is another fun, sweet and hot read from Melissa Foster. Harper is a hot mess when she is near next to Gavin. This two is insatiable with each other. Love hurts but when you let go of the past, relationship blooms like a sunflower.
Humber 20 days ago
Although it is a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone novel. The novel is so good that I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. Gavin and Harper met a long time ago, but led separate lives until one day Harper returns to town and visits her friend. While there she ran into Gavin, the man she had never forgotten since that date night a year ago. He was surprised to see her as well, after all this time. There was a misunderstanding which led them to not connecting over the year. Harper had left a phone number, but Gavin had never found this number after she left. A missed opportunity to remain connected. But, neither had forgotten about one another during this time apart. This was a second chance at love for them. It is a beautiful story. Very well-written by the Author.
toni jensen 21 days ago
Most of you know already how much I love Melissa Foster and her amazing books so it's not a surprise that I couldn't wait to read the newest book Bayside Romance. Melissa has a way with words and making storylines that make us adult fairytale romance books that are more like real life than a magical dream. She draws you in with the suspense, mystery, and romance. I can't recommend her books any more than I already do. Bayside Romance follows Harper and Gavin's love at first sight story. Harper writes storylines for shows and movies and after her show gets canceled and a bad relationship that made herself conscious of dating again she moves home to Bayside. She is afraid to let her family and friends know what happened but there is one person who she thought she'd never see again that could see through her fake mask and knew something was wrong. She couldn't believe the guy she had her first and only one night stand with was there. She left him her number and he never called so did he even have a connection like she did or was it all one-sided? She couldn't let her heart out again especially after being lied to and made a fool of plus Gavin never called so he never wanted more. Gavin is a designer for businesses and moved to Bayside for some jobs and friends. He has had his heart guarded for many years after a really bad relationship that made him lose family and what he thought was love. He has only connected with one woman since his break up and it was a one night stand at a concert and he still can't stop thinking about her but he doesn't have her name or anything to find her. One day hanging out with friends there she was hanging out with his friends as well. He had no clue that they knew her or that she was from Bayside. Was this fate? Did she recognize him? Did she even want to see him again? For him, it was love at first sight but he didn't know if he could be hurt again. You have to check this book out. It is so good! I love the storyline and I love second chance love stories. It definitely is a must-read! So head over and get it today!
LadyStephM 22 days ago
Harper is trying to leave her mark in Hollywood as a coveted screenwriter, but has only found herself hurt with a couple of selections she has made with men. Feeling like she has failed she returns home to recoup and figure out what she needs to do. Gavin once thought he found love only to have his heart completely broken and feeling betrayed. One night spent at a music festival, has Gavin completely lovestruck, a feeling he never thought he would experience again. But did he experience it, can this woman he met, Parker, even be real? His friends don't think so, but he doesn't believe their amazing friend Harper is real either. If we sit back and just let life happen to us we may feel defeated, but we have to have the strength to take our lives in our hands and change how we view ourselves in this world. If I could take only one thing from this story it would be to never let an opportunity to show how you feel pass you by, because there is no guarantee that you will ever have that opportunity again. Disclosure: At my request, I have received an advance copy of this book for review purposes. I am not being financially compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own honest opinion.
LadyStephM 22 days ago
Harper is trying to leave her mark in Hollywood as a coveted screenwriter, but has only found herself hurt with a couple of selections she has made with men. Feeling like she has failed she returns home to recoup and figure out what she needs to do. Gavin once thought he found love only to have his heart completely broken and feeling betrayed. One night spent at a music festival, has Gavin completely lovestruck, a feeling he never thought he would experience again. But did he experience it, can this woman he met, Parker, even be real? His friends don't think so, but he doesn't believe their amazing friend Harper is real either. If we sit back and just let life happen to us we may feel defeated, but we have to have the strength to take our lives in our hands and change how we view ourselves in this world. If I could take only one thing from this story it would be to never let an opportunity to show how you feel pass you by, because there is no guarantee that you will ever have that opportunity again. Disclosure: At my request, I have received an advance copy of this book for review purposes. I am not being financially compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own honest opinion.
ItsMySideOfLIife 23 days ago
Everything was looking up for Harper Garner, her career, new move, even a new connection. Though the connection was a one night stand, Harper took a chance and left her number behind, only to be left uncalled. One of many let downs that harpoon Harper until she's had enough. Her screen writing career on the down fall when her show was canceled, and giving up on men all together she high tails it back east to try and piece back together her life as best she could. Feeling as if things could finally start becoming balanced again Harper has a chance to work on a screen play, and dives right into it. The last thing she expected though was come face to face with her one night stand, Mr. No Call Back. While her surprise and memory of how it felt to not hear back, Harper can't deny the chemistry that's between them. Could a second chance be in the future for them? Or will Harpers bad luck strike again and have everything come crashing down?  Harper isn't the only one with bad luck it seems, Gavin Wheeler has his string of heartbreaks and baggage that weigh him down heavily. Everything had been tipped right side up when he'd met Harper, a chance for a furture of actual happiness all washed away when he woke up and Harper was gone, leaving him with a bad taste in his mouth. A hard blow for Gavin and not at all what he expected to deal with after a painful breakup. Gavin gets up and moves on trying to get his life back together. He's got family, friends and things are good, but things get even better when he meets up with his one night stand. The passion and heat is still there which neither can deny, but are they both willing to put their past behind them and move forwards? Will their painful baggage and even fear come crashing down on them?  Pick up Bayside Romance and find out what happens!  This was a great book, charming really. Gavin and Harper were a wonderful couple, enjoyed seeing the relationship grow throughout the pages of the book. Foster always does such an amazing job creating relatable  characters , and Bayside Romance is another great read to grab! Sweet, charming and steaming with each page turn you don't want to miss out! 
BookMomto6 27 days ago
Melissa Foster has hit it out of the park again. Bayside Romance is a wonderful read that will have you waiting to see how things turn out. First, the book is set on Cape Cod. I have always had a thing for the Cape. One family vacation there when I was 16 was all it took. While deep down, I could not live without my mountains, the Cape would be my second choice without a doubt. I know where we vacationed was not near where Foster has Bayside set but I can feel like I have been to this fictional town. Second, Foster has a way with characters. They are so believable and so much like the friends you have in your own life that you can see yourself being in their group. Okay, I admit I'd have to drop 30 years to be in this particular group but I could have seen a single 25 year old me hanging out with them. Harper may have just come home from Los Angeles with her dream job having collapsed on her but that is what makes her a wonderful character. Not everything is going right in her life. She has some problems to get over. She needs her friends to help her with the hurt that having a dream crash and burn creates. Of course, she would have to share that with her friends for them to help. Gavin has his own secrets. His are deep. And what will happen when they come out? Harper has given up on men but Gavin slowly weaves his way into her life then secrets happen. Pick up a copy of Bayside Romance and find out what happens when Gavin's secrets collide with his and Harper's world. You won't regret it. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
LynchburgMama 28 days ago
Get ready to have your heart stolen by another Melissa Foster hero! Gavin is absolutely a dream. He's loving, supportive, and exactly what Harper needs to balance out her life. I loved her bravery for traveling across the country to such a big city to follow her dream. Unfortunately, it swallowed her up and spit her back up -- like a lot of big cities do! When they get their second chance, I had a small worry that Harper would get caught up in her own head and not let Gavin in to bring her back to settled ground. The ten months that they were apart felt like ten years with the events that transpired; however, I think it helped build both of them up to be better suited for one another. Their chemistry is strong and the love scenes made my heart melt in true Foster fashion! As always, I love the great big cast of characters and their connections. It is a little hard to keep everyone straight, but it makes me long for that in my own life! I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
ScrapNSign 30 days ago
Bayside Romance is an epic romance you'll want to read on a weekly basis! If this story doesn't make you swoon, smile, laugh or even tear up a didn't read this book, lol. Step aside Mr. Darcy, for Gavin Wheeler is what every single book boyfriend should be based upon!
NadineBookaholic 30 days ago
Melissa Foster does it again, she delivers another great read that has us wishing, or me at least, that we were a part of these fun loving friends that care so much for each other they help them see past their own fears and dive into the unknown. To Gavin Harper was this mythical creature that his friends always talked about but he hadn't met since moving to the cape, well their worlds are about to collide and when they come face to face it's more than a shocker to them both. Harper is returning to the Cape after living in California for a while, she's done with men after a one-night-stand left her wanting more and he never called and a couple of botched relationships since, she also needs to figure things out with her life after the fiasco that happened in LA. I absolutely loved this second-chance romance. Gavin had me swooning! He was the perfect person to help Harper with everything that she was going through. Their chemistry was through the roof, they also had a deep connection that was very special to witness. There was a little angst in this book, some necessary some not, but either way everything was worked through fairly quickly. Although Bayside Romance is the fifth book in the Bayside Summers series it can be read as a standalone, past characters do make appearances but each story is based on an individual couple and does not have a running story so you can start the series wherever you like. Happy Reading!!! **I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**
CharlotteLynnsReviews 3 months ago
Have you ever met someone and knew instantly that they would make a difference in your life? You then had to go your separate ways and you think you’ll never see them again but are not able to stop thinking of them. That is the story of Harper and Gavin. They meet, they have a one-night stand, and Harper goes sneaking off to avoid saying goodbye. Amazingly they meet again. The attraction is still there, the heat is still there but Harper is cautious at starting any relationship. Gavin refuses to give her up but knows that he must tread carefully and teach her to trust not only him but herself first. I love love love how patient he was. He taught her that she knew what was right and to trust herself, but he still let her know how much he wanted her without putting pressure on her to take their relationship to the next level. Gavin not only earn her trust and her love, but he helps her accept that things happen, good and bad, for a reason and they can help you come out a better person. Pick up this amazing book immediately. Fall into Gavin and Harper’s story, meet the amazing characters in Bayside, and learn what real love is.
LynnB888 3 months ago
BAYSIDE ROMANCE is book five in Melissa Foster's beloved Bayside Summers series and revolves around a screenwriter and an interior decorator in a sweet and sassy reunion story. Harper snags our attention and draws us quickly into life at the Cape as she returns home discouraged and downtrodden from LA. We are soon entrenched in a budding love story upon her return and a realization that her one night stand is now a member of her group of best friends. Gavin will be quickly recognized by previous fans of the series as Serena's business partner. He moved to the Cape from Boston shortly after his encounter with Harper at a music festival and hasn't been able to get the sexy lady out of his mind since. He's thrilled to see her walk into the door, and he can't wait to pick up where they left off! I recommend this book to anyone who loves a sweet yet super sexy love story that involves a slow build and then knocks your socks off. This entire series has been great and you can't go wrong with any book in it. Looking forward to more to come as always!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 months ago
BAYSIDE ROMANCE is the fifth instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult BAYSIDE SUMMERS erotic romance series focusing on a tight knit group of friends in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. This is interior designer Gavin Wheeler, and screenwriter Harper Garner’s story line. BAYSIDE ROMANCE, and subsequently BAYSIDE SUMMERS is another one of Melissa Foster’s spin off series from both the Love in Bloom and Seaside Summers series but can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Several characters and couples cross over for cohesion and familiarity.Gavin Wheeler was first introduced in book three-Bayside Heat. Told from dual third person perspectives (Gavin and Harper) BAYSIDE ROMANCE is a second chance story line focusing on interior designer Gavin Wheeler, and screenwriter Harper Garner. Approximately one year earlier, Gavin and Harper met on at an outdoor concert, and spent one glorious night together only to have Harper ghost him the next morning. Harper was heading to LA as a screenwriter, and Gavin was about to start his own business with his best friend Serena. Fast forward to present day wherein Harper’s life in LA has come to an end, and she returns to Wellfleet, Massachusetts with her tail tucked between her legs. Enter Gavin Wheeler, the man Harper hasn’t stopped thinking about but a man she believes threw away their night together. What ensues is the quick rebuilding relationship and romance between Gavin and Harper, and the potential fall-out as Gavin’s past comes back to haunt him and the woman he loves. Gavin Wheeler doesn’t do relationships since the fall-out of his college affair left him shattered and destroyed. Having walked away from family and friends, Gavin’s life spiralled out of control until he convinced himself that life if better without the demons on his back. Harper Garner has always dreamed of making it big as a writer, and Hollywood was the perfect place to showcase her talent but things did not go according to plan, and Harper found herself without a job, heading home with no future in sight. The relationship between Harper and Gavin is a second chance romance; a rekindling relationship where neither one forgot about the other but miscommunication led them to believe that neither one cared. A whirlwind romance ensues as Gavin and Harper make up for lost time. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful, entertaining and captivating secondary characters, many of whom we have met in previous story lines and series. We are introduced to Gavin’s brother Beckett, as well as the introduction of Tegan Fine, and Jack ‘Jock’ Steele. Tegan’s story line is next in Bayside Fantasies. BAYSIDE ROMANCE is a story of family, friendships, forgiveness and love. The premise is entertaining, engaging and heart warming- the conflict is limited; the romance is seductive; the characters are flirty and fun. BAYSIDE ROMANCE is a wonderful addition to Melissa Foster’s BAYSIDE SUMMERS.
katiebasie 3 months ago
I LOVED this book!!! I love everything by this author and this is no exception! As I say with each book, I found another favorite. Gavin and Harper will steal your heart, so much so that I always wish I lived on the Cape. Melissa Foster is a writer of the heart and she always gets mine!!!
tracykids4 3 months ago
Gavin is a one of a kind gentleman. Once in his heart you are truly in his heart forever. Harper is a sweet honest woman that strides when supported by someone she loves. Harper is also looking for a love like her siblings have found. Gavin and Harper met last summer at a festival that they both went to with their sibling. Once there they both had parted from their sibling, which lead them both to be walking around the festival alone. When they met, they both had an instant connection. That instant connection lead to the most memorable night of their lives. A night that they both believed was a one-night stand. Unfortunately, their heart and minds didn’t get the memo. Equaling unfortunately, Gavin woke the next morning to an empty bed and Harper nowhere in sight. Looking around the room there was no letter, phone number, nothing. Fast forward a year. Harper has returned from LA after a few bad dates and after the network cancelled the show she wrote. She is heartbroken, confused and doesn’t know how she is going to tell all her family and friends. When Harper arrives at her friend’s house when she gets back in town, to her surprised she finds the one man that she hasn’t been able to forget for the last year. The one man that she left her phone number for when she left the morning after their one night stand. The one man that never called. Gavin is just as surprised to see Harper as she is to see him. When they finally get to talk alone, Harper finds out that the reason Gavin never called is because he never found the phone number that Harper left for him and Gavin finds out that Harper didn’t just up and leave without leaving him a way to get ahold of her. It’s one big misunderstanding. One long year of thinking about someone that you believe you will never see again. Gavin is so gentle with Harper and helps her find a way to believe in herself again. Harper helps Gavin heal from a traumatizing time in his life. Together this two are unstoppable. You will feel the pain Gavin felt and still deals with. You will understand the hesitation Harper is facing. You will feel the connection and love that Gavin and Harper feel together. This is a beautiful story with love and healing.
LMDH98 3 months ago
Gavin had a one night stand with Parker, who was actually Harper but she never corrected him. For 10 months he compared all other woman to the one that got away. Harper left Gavin the next morning leaving her number in the outside pocket of his suitcase. She moved to the west coast to pursue being a screenwriter. Gavin has been hearing about Harper this paragon of virtue from her friends for years. He was starting to believe that she didn’t exist when she shows up at the beach. She came home to lick her wounds after her big move didn’t go as she planned. He sees her and is confused because he knows her as his Parker the woman that no one can live up to. As they are learning to communicate while falling in love Harper is building up her confidence in herself and her ability to write. Gavin loves Harper and he does everything he can to prove to her that they can go the distance.
Cathy_1974 3 months ago
“Sometimes you have to swim against the tide to make it to calmer waters.” When you doubt your life, your choices, your dreams and even yourself; only one thing to do, is to surround your wounded soul with good friends and loved ones. When Harper’s life gets crushed under deception, she needs to start all over and only on way to do this was to go back home. I just love how Melissa can always turn stories around and easily link them to previous stories. I was anxious to see what little surprise she had in store for us in that book. I really enjoyed Harper and Gavin’s story. How he helps her build back her confidence, the seriousness of some situations well blended with humour and of course nice steamy scenes. They knew from the start that they would be a great team; an unforgettable couple but as they slowly make it out to each other, I was on edge waiting for them to finally let go and give in to their amazing connection. Scared but ready to just let happiness in once again. It’s always a pleasure to read Melissa Foster’s books; an awesome escape from our day to day life. Can’t wait for the next one !
Angela_Peay 3 months ago
Harper Garner is one of the girls from Bayside who others wonder if she really exists. She followed her dreams going to L.A. to be a screen writer and when the show that she writes for gets cancelled, she comes home heartbroken with her confidence in tatters. Gavin Wheeler has joined the Bayside gang as a very successful interior designer who left the city to work in Bayside. Gavin is excited to hear that he will finally get to meet the mysterious Harper, but when they finally meet, he realizes that Harper is the girl he had a one night stand with the year before that he still thinks about daily. This is a wonderful story about second chances and finding “the one” when you least expect it. Harper and Gavin have a loving, supportive and sexy relationship. He helps Harper get rid of her writers block and brings her confidence back until Gavin’s past skeletons sneak up and makes her question everything. There is a lot of emotion in this story, I laughed and cried, and at times felt all warm and fuzzy. This has been one of my favorite Melissa Foster books.
cgarr 3 months ago
I'm a fan of the Bayside series. Harper and Gavin have been supporting characters in other books, so I was excited to get to their story. I was as surprised as their friends when it turns out they had previously met and hooked up. Neither of them forgot their time together but Harper was slow to pick up where they left off. Harper has to learn how to trust herself with men after having had a couple bad experiences since her short time with Gavin. Gavin hasn't forgotten a moment and start working at helping Harper and trying to build a long term relationship for them. We all deserve a guy like Gavin. He is one of my favorite heros, sweet and hot at the same time! I received an advance copy and am voluntarily writing a review.
Boaters92 3 months ago
Harper Garner grew up on the Cape. She was a screenwriter who thought she’d finally made it big and was moving to LA. To celebrate, she went to a music festival with her brother. Harper decided to let loose and have a one night stand, which she’d never done before. Obviously it wasn’t something she was very good at because she left her number with the guy in a pocket in his suitcase. Unfortunately, she never heard from him. Ten months later, she’s coming back from LA, fed up with men and doubting her writing abilities. After a heartbreaking experience in college, Gavin Wheeler doesn’t trust easily. Not many people knew of what he went through, including his family. At a music festival, he meets a woman who makes him want more, but in the morning, she was gone. Months later, a night out with friends brings him face to face with the woman he couldn’t forget. It was such a beautiful story between Harper and Gavin. The way Gavin stepped in to help Harper through her struggles and show her how strong and talented she truly was. It’s the kind of relationship we all dream of. Melissa Foster has such an incredible way with words. I love this series and would recommend it to everyone!
DBergs 3 months ago
This book was AMAZING!!! I really cracked up at the whole Parker/Harper confusion at the beginning of the story and the comic relief at the beginning of the story helped me get through some of the more emotional parts of the story, later in the book. It was a beautiful story to see how two people who met by chance...and for one night...could find their way back to each other. Of course their road to happily ever after is not an easy road but at the end of the day, Harper and Gavin trust each other and let their love conquer all. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!
alupan 3 months ago
This is the fifth book in the Bayside Summers series but the book can be read as a stand alone. Still a lot of old characters, old friends and family visit us again so we don't have to miss them. This second chance romance is very well written. Harper and Gavin spend a night together and then Harper desides that she'd rather give up on men, as her steamy one-night stand that left her wish for more did not call her again. So it is a big shock for both of them when they see each other again bacause Gavin cannot get Harper out of his head either. I loved Gavin. He is full of romatic gestures and patience and he helps Harper to find her own way and waits for her until she gets past her fear. In this book we can follow them on their way finding a well deserved HEA. Doing that with heat, passion, laughter and a very deep connection, which is there between the two from the very beginning. I can recommend this book to everybody who loves to have a good time with a funny, steamy romance.
AliDavies 3 months ago
Harper is a beautiful, talented screenwriter. She scores herself a tv show in LA, to celebrate she has a one-night-stand, with the yummy Gavin. They spend a very steamy night together, then she breaks her biggest rule and leaves her phone number. But it has left a mark on both of them, a year later and neither of them can get the other out of their hearts and minds. Even though he didn't call her back, she can't stop thinking about him and their night together. A year later and Harper's life is falling apart, her show has been cancelled and the men she has been dating, turn out to be scumbags. So she heads hope to cape cod with her tail between her legs, shocked when she runs into the devastatingly handsome Gavin. But her life is unsettked, the last thing she needs is a relationship. Having had had his fair share of heartbreak and never expected to fall for anyone, but when he meets Harper, that all changes when he meets Harper. Till he wakes the next morning to find her gone. So when they meet again, he's determined not to the let her go this time. I love how patient and loving he is toward her, he doesnt push her before she's ready. He helps her to realise she can trust her own instincts. They are so special to each other, that they help to heal each other's hearts.