Drake Savage has always done the right thing, especially where beautiful and fiercely determined Serena Mallery is concerned—even when it means keeping his feelings for her to himself. Serena has always wanted more than what their small town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts has to offer, and Drake’s roots are so deeply entrenched in the Cape, it’s all he can do to watch her pack up her life and move away.
Serena has always had big dreams. As a teenager she dreamed of becoming an interior designer and marrying smart, musically inclined, sexy-as-sin Drake Savage. Now she’s finally landed a killer job with a top interior design firm, but though she has spent the last four years working side by side with Drake, he’s never made a move. Four years is long enough for her to accept reality, and her new job in Boston is the perfect way to move on.
A weak moment leads to sizzling, sensual kisses, opening a door through which they’ve both been aching to walk. But Serena’s determined not to give up her shot at the career she’s always dreamed of, and Drake has loved her for too many years to stand in her way. With true love at their fingertips and a world of unstoppable passion igniting between them, can the two star-crossed lovers find their way to their happily ever after?
I love a great friend to lovers trope and Bayside Heat – definitely brought the heat with the sweet, in this amazing novel.
Drake and Serena have known each other forever. Serena has had a maddening crush on Drake seen they were teens. Sure Drake may have crushed her dreams of them becoming a couple when he solidly put her into the friend zone. She’s waited four years for things to change between the two of them. But Drake has safely kept her at arm’s length.
When Serena gets a job in Boston, taking her away from Drake… his eyes are suddenly open to what he’s letting go. One night changes everything between these two friends and it’s seriously hot!
Drake knows that this job is Serena’s dream come true. But can he live without her now that he knows that she’s the one for him and always has been?
I loved Drake and Serena. The sexual tension and then the explosion of their coming together was so so good.
You can’t go wrong with Melissa Foster. She always gives you a story that will have you smiling and fanning yourself at the same time. Giddiness is what I feel every time one of her books shows up on my eReader.
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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“Melissa Foster knows romance and she knows how to write so we are able to connect with the characters. I always get excited for a new book of hers because every storyline is different and the characters all have their own quirks and personality traits. Whether you’ve read Melissa Foster’s books or are considering reading the series, I highly recommend them if you enjoy beautiful, passionate love stories!” ~ KB, Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer (on Chased by Love)
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