Bayside Passions

Bayside Passions

by Melissa Foster

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Bayside Passions by Melissa Foster

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 Heat is a USA Today Bestseller


In BAYSIDE HEAT...

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?



BAYSIDE SUMMERS

Bayside Desires

Bayside Passions

Bayside Heat

Bayside Escape



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Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Visit Melissa's website for family trees, series checklists, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941480762
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Series: Bayside Summers , #2
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 662,151
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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Bayside Passions 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
5 Star Review of Bayside Passions(Bayside Summers #2) by Melissa Foster Having already read several books by Melissa Foster I was ready to dive in to a new series. I particularly enjoy friends to lovers stories and this one did not disappoint. This is the story of Emery Andrews and Dean Masters and if I am being truthful, I would love a man like Dean in my life; he ticked so many boxes and I was drawn to him from the start, totally swoon worthy. When Emery decides to take the plunge and move to Cape Cod to work at her friend Desiree’s resort, she knows that she will be surrounded by good friends. What she doesn’t know is that Dean is hoping that he can convince her that he is the man for her. In fact Emery is totally blind to what everyone else can see where Dean is concerned. Bayside Passions is a story of friendships,humour,romance and overall is a heart warming book that will make you smile, feel good and is one I highly recommend. Ms. Foster wove a tale that kept me captivated from the first page until the last. I will most certainly be keeping my eye out for the next book in the series as I anxiously wait to find out who is next in the series.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great read! Really enjoyed Dean and Emerys story! Loved grandma Rose and her friends. Sexy, friends to lovers,family drama and growth. It had a little bit of everything that makes a great read. Loved this series so far. Looking forward to MORE! Like Jett , Harper, and Violets stories! Hurry
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me first say, i love this authors work, but this book, i cant get past chapter 4. Emery just works my last nerve. Dean has been there for her in every way but shes the only one who cant see how how he feels. Shes blind to whats in front of her face. I had to put it down. I just wasnt feeling this one, others may love it, but it wasnt for me. Just started driving whiskey and loving it.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Fun, light, flirty, sexy hot chemistry. Return to Bayside and the characters that drew you in the first go-round or come find the characters that will have you coming back again. I am giving away nothing. This was a good read watching how Emery and Dean became friends and then watch as their bond only strengthens when she later moves to town and becomes a part of the community. Emery was the woman that wanted to keep friends in the friends zone only. She was moving forward with her life in her new community and wanted to keep things on the right track. Dean was the sweet, loving, wonderful male that would make that great girl’s friends. But he wanted so much more with Emery. He fell hard for her from the very beginning. Thinking things will progress forward when she moved to town. He did not understand that he would have to work for it even harder. I loved getting to know more about Dean and Emery. The other secondary characters brought much character and dynamics to this read. I was looking for more strength from Emery, but she still pulled off the role. These two pulled off the perfect friendship to lovers. They had a quality friendship built with trust, respect, time, and distance. They came together and it just grew to a deeper level.
Cowgirl2Fireman More than 1 year ago
A friends to lover romance with passion and humor! Bayside Passions is another fantastic read in the Bayside Summers series. This book drew me in from the very first page. It is a story full of romance, humor, and some steamy heat. A well-written story with a plot moves at a good pace with a fresh, new story line that is easy to read. It is captivating and kept my attention to the very end. This is a story that will make you smile and laugh while wanting to knock some sense into the characters. The characters are well developed and easy to like. This author knows how to create a story with enough romance and action to keep the reader entertained and interested. The characters in this series have become like my own friends and family. I can’t wait to read more in this series to see what happens with the rest of the characters. Melissa does a great job of intertwining the characters from each book into the rest of them. Bayside Passions is another book from a very gifted author that I had the pleasure to read. Melissa Foster is a very talented author that tells remarkable stories that captivate you and will have you not wanting to put the book down. I have not been disappointed yet! Definitely, an author that you will want to keep on your go-to list. If you enjoy reading a romance that is entertaining and full of humor, then you will thoroughly enjoy this book. A truly entertaining read.
pughtwins More than 1 year ago
I have yet to read a book by Ms. Foster that I didn't like. Bayside Passions made me want to live in that world and make those characters my new friends. I love that Emery can be so strong and independent, despite somewhat overbearing brothers. Emery proves that sometime you have to let others know you before you can truly know yourself. Dean, oh how I love Dean! I want him for my own. I love that he stands up for himself with his family, but still supports them. He was much more than I expected him to be, and that made me love him even more. I can't wait to see more of the Bayside group in Bayside Heat.
collyn23 More than 1 year ago
I just can’t get enough of Melissa Foster’s books! So when Bayside passions came out I couldn’t wait to see how Emery and Dean’s story turned out! I’ve read other books in this series and it introduces them and I was hoping we would see them again. Emery is a tough, say it how it is type of girl that grew up with brothers. She has no filter and is one of a kind! I love her spunk but she is terrified that she is broken in the love area especially when it comes to dating. Dean it a sexy smart big hearted man. He doesn’t want flings. He wants to find the one and settle down. When he finds her he won’t give her up for anything and is willing to show her he is the one for her! When they come together they are best friends and Emery doesn’t want to mess that up. She is scared to lose him even if she desperately wants him. Dean has to convince her to give them a chance. This story was sweet, romantic and definitely hot! If you love romance and tender love scenes that will leave you all hot and bothered then you have to check this one out! It is amazing!
LadyStephM More than 1 year ago
Emery is a yogi and back care specialist, who has decided to leave what is familiar and start over in a town where she met some new friends that she has clicked with. If it weren't for her new close friends, she wouldn't have the opportunity to start over in a new place and build herself. Dean has a green thumb and has turned his passion into his career as a landscaper who loves his new friendship with Emery. His friends are his family to him, but there's something with Emery. He loves talking with her and knows that she feels the same way, but Emery is stubborn because of her past. Dean doesn't want to push to her to push her away, so he needs to tread carefully and creatively. Starting over is always difficult, but what an adventure when you are moving to a town where the friends you consider family lives. There is always that fear about crossing over the friendship line, but they do always say that the best relationships are built on friendship. So can we give Emery any wrong for being torn about pursuing a relationship with Dean, her best friend? Love can be scary, and Foster, as always, takes us on a breathtaking journey from friendship to much much more. *An advance copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes only, all opinions expressed are my own*
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
When love cuts you so deep that it marks even your soul Wow! Emery And Dean's love story is like a yoga pose. You stumble, lose your balance and catch your breathe until the session is over. Their story is one of a kind. I really loved reading this book. It took me a day to finished until the last page. This book is hard to put it down. The best book I read this week. I loved both Emery and Dean's character. Emery is one free spirit woman while Dean is not a quitter. This guy will blow your mind until you give up and ignite the passion endlessly. This book is such a fun read to book. I loved Emery and Desiree friendship and the rest of the girls. It also funny, watch out for Ms. Rose and her company. This book is so emotional that it gives me goose bumps. This new series is wonderful to read. Cape Cod is in my bucket list now.
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
Bayside Passions is Emery and Dean’s story. Their relationship is one of those opposite attracts kind. I absolutely love those types of relationships. They meet when Emery visits a friend in Bayside and stay in contact by text, video chat etc. When Emery get the chance of moving closer to Dean she is very excited. However she isn’t sure about mixing love and friendship. Dean is determined to change her mind. Dean is so sexy, smart, caring… you get the idea. In my opinion he totally made this a great story! So do they come together in the end??? You’ll have to read this book to find out. Even though this is book 2 it can be read individually. But trust me, you’ll want to read the other great books!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Sweet, sexy and oh so fun! In her magical way, Melissa Foster has us falling for this couple and hanging on her every word as their relationship plays out as usual. She's always an easy, fast paced story-teller with feisty yet good-hearted characters and a well-developed setting of relaxation, beautiful scenery and a large support-team of life-long friends and family. The strife was a little light in this particular book, as Emery gave in a little too easily based on how opinionated and independent she was written to be, but it was still a really enjoyable story! When Emery Andrews's best friend Desiree fell in love and moved to Wellfleet, Massachusetts, she never thought she would be following along a few months later ... but here she is, rocking it! She's missed her bestie like a lost limb, and she can't wait to get into town and get started teaching yoga at Desiree's inn. The fact that she also became the best of friends with steaming hot Dean Masters over phone calls, texts and late night skype sessions since she met him during a visit over the holidays doesn't hurt matters either. She's going to love living here! Dean is overjoyed Emery is in town. He's been falling for her for months now and having her up close and personal will have them in a relationship in no time ... only ... she acts like they're only friends ... what's up with that? Good thing he's patient, because he's going to have to be willing to let her get her head wrapped around the fact that she can have a true relationship with him without self-sabotaging ... because she deserves it!
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Aiesa More than 1 year ago
Ok, so we all know that we get a bit giddy about Melissa Foster's super hot fellas she writes about. Yep, we just take the plunge and fall in love with these hotties. Now Dean and Emery were working on a great friendship, but Dean was waiting to go further than that. Problem is that Emery is a bit quirky and just doesn't want to give in and date a friend. No matter how the sparks fly between them she tries to stick to "friends" relationship. Lets face it... the magnetism is strong so you can expect to read some funny, emotional, and hot stuff in this book
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
Emery has had it--she's been dating the wrong men and made the bad mistake of dating her boss. She swears she will never do that again! She loves what she does for a living and hates that she felt compelled to quit her job when she quit the guy. A free spirit who tends to say and do whatever she wants and is a notorious flirt decides to take her best friend up on a job teaching Yoga at the friends lodge. Emery picks up and moves there--despite her misgivings about leaving her family. Of course it might give her a breather from her 3 macho over protective brothers. There is also someone else that Emery can not wait to see--Dean--the guy she met at a wedding. They were immediate friends and had spoken every day or night since. But Emery has sworn off dating friends as well--will Dean be able to convince Emery that by dating they will not lose the friendship? Read this fast moving book to find out. It is a lot of fun!
_KatMar More than 1 year ago
Bayside Passion is full of chemistry and romance. The characters are very well thought out. Emery Andrews is very quirky, independent, and cautious. She's very personable, a whirlwind, and fun-loving. Emery often acts before thinking. That has caused issues in past relationships. She's been accused of flirting when she never meant to. Emery has never had a relationship last. When her close friend, Dean, tells her his true feelings, it throws Emery for a loop. Emery is afraid her habits and personality will cause her relationships to fail like they have in the past. Her friendship with Dean means far too much to her to risk. Dean Masters is patient, caring, and determined. Dean has been falling more in love with Emery after every nightly phone call since they met. He knows how skittish Emery can be with relationships. Dean tries to keep his feelings to himself, but seeing her with other people is too much. Telling Emery his feelings is a huge risk to their friendship. Emery is worth the risk, but going at her pace could be challenging. The main characters have amazing chemistry. As long as Emery doesn't stand in her own way due to fear, the risk Emery and Dean are taking could be greatly worth the risk. The Bayside Summer series are fun to read. I can't wait for Vi, Emery's friend, to get her own story. I received this book as an Advance Reader's Copy. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Scarlett_Ian More than 1 year ago
Dean and Emery have been close friends since they met, even though they did not live near each other. They’ve had a strong connection and now that Emery is moving to town, Dean is thinking maybe they explore the option of taking their relationship to the next step. Going from friends to lovers is a hard enough battle, but when you have a history of ruining things is it worth the risk of possibly losing one of her closest and strongest friendships? The steps that Dean takes to show Emery that she and him are perfect for each other are so romantic! In typical Melissa Foster fashion, she has written such a great book – there is romance, characters with big personalities, and enough swoon worthy moments that most of us readers are wondering if we can find ourselves a Dean [I’ll be honest – I may or may not have pictured a Dean from my childhood.. I was a big Gilmore Girls fan]. I’m also a huge fan of Melissa Foster’s books; she creates a world that just grabs the readers attention from page 1 to the end of the book. Her characters are realistic and relatable; you can’t help but fall in love with them! **4.5 Stars - I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader copy of this book.
SherryMH More than 1 year ago
You had me at beard. Okay, so I like a guy with a beard and our man Dean has just not only a beard but a heart of gold and he isn't afraid to wear it on his sleeve. Melissa Foster has done the impossible - given us yet another handsome, hunky hero that we find ourselves falling in love with even before our heroine Emery realizes what's going on right in front of her eyes. While Emery may be young and afraid of her feelings, Dean isn't afraid to follow his heart even if he has to be patient. I loved the fact that Dean slowly worked his way into Emery's heart and that he took control of the situation and made her see what was there. Their banter is realistic and the emotions leap off the page. I loved this book and I can't wait to see what Melissa has going on next. Believable characters, romantic storyline, hunky heroes, and head-strong heroines make for a fun read and another great addition to the Bayside Summers Series.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
4.5 Whirlwind Stars! “He was a strong man, but Emery had become his Achilles’ heel.” “What is it about me that makes guys want to build a fortress and lock me away? I’m tough. I can handle myself. I don’t take s*** from anyone and there’s no guy on earth who’s going to get anything I don’t want to give.” “I’m too broken to be fixed.” “Everything you want, Emery, everything you need, is standing right in front of you.” Bayside Passions is a entertaining friends to lovers romance with a bit of unrequited flare. Dean and Emery pull you into their story from the very first page and keep you begging for more. The banter between the two of them was so cute and entertaining. And don’t ever get me started on the sparks between these two!! The sparks between Dean and Emery were intense and held so much promise; I just couldn’t get enough. I loved the build and lead up to their romance. Emery and Dean had an amazing friendship, and their feelings only grew the more time they spent with one another. Things between these two were just so effortless, you couldn’t help but root for them. Dean was so unbelievably sweet and protective. Not only was he a total alpha, but he totally rocked the swoon factor. He knew from the moment he met Emery that he had to have her, but was afraid to frighten her away. You see, Emery has burned by relationships with friends in the past and was determined to do whatever it took to keep Dean as her friend. She was awkward and frustrating at times, but I understood her and her actions. I couldn’t wait for her to open her eyes and see what an amazing man she had right in front of her. And Dean…. You could tell that he worshiped Emery and would give her the world if she let him. Bayside Passions was a fabulous read from beginning to end. Melissa Foster doesn’t disappoint with her sexy and swoon worthy alphas and unforgettable love stories. And let me tell you, Bayside Passions was all of that and then some. It was fun and entertaining. It was sweet and seductive with just the right amount of drama and sexiness. I loved getting lost in Dean and Emery’s story and look forward to discovering more of this series in the future.
A_Gluten_Free_Mom More than 1 year ago
Taking a chance on fate is very hard to do. Especially when that chance has you dropping everything you have known for ages and picking up your entire life to move to another town. Granted things are a little easier when you are moving closer to your best friend, but still, changing everything in your life is a hard pill to swallow (especially in today's world!). Emery has done just that. Dropped it all and is starting over from scratch. Foster's writing style has a habit of making me forget that I am reading a fictional novel. I grow so attached to the protagonist by the end of the story I feel like I could pick up my phone and text "Hey, drinks tonight?" and Emery would respond with "bonfire at the beach, 8:30". Hot and steamy is the mood throughout this novel. Even though Dean starts off firmly in the friend zone I knew he wouldn't stay there for long. Watching Emery and Dean fall head over heals made smile. Overall, this is a really great installment in the Bayside series. I look forward to the next story!
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Oh how I loved this romance! Emmie is Desiree’s best friend, who decides it’s time to make a change in her life and moves to be closer to Desiree. Since her last visit, she has become really close friends with Dean – Desiree’s fiance’s friend. They have talked, texted, and video chatted ever since Emery came to visit and have grown super close. Incredibly close. In love close – except Emery doesn’t see that. She sees Dean as a friend and has been in denial of her actual feelings. Emery’s first call – and first stop – when she arrives in town, is Dean and it is evident where this will lead. I loved following their romance – fighting their feelings but slipping up every now and then. I love Emery’s bold personality and her hold nothing back self. There were a couple surprises in regards to who was who – which I loved – and made the romantic journey all that more sweet. Dean has a heart of gold and I loved watching their romance blossom. Melissa’s characters are always people that I wish I could know in real life!
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Oh how I loved this romance! Emmie is Desiree’s best friend, who decides it’s time to make a change in her life and moves to be closer to Desiree. Since her last visit, she has become really close friends with Dean – Desiree’s fiance’s friend. They have talked, texted, and video chatted ever since Emery came to visit and have grown super close. Incredibly close. In love close – except Emery doesn’t see that. She sees Dean as a friend and has been in denial of her actual feelings. Emery’s first call – and first stop – when she arrives in town, is Dean and it is evident where this will lead. I loved following their romance – fighting their feelings but slipping up every now and then. I love Emery’s bold personality and her hold nothing back self. There were a couple surprises in regards to who was who – which I loved – and made the romantic journey all that more sweet. Dean has a heart of gold and I loved watching their romance blossom. Melissa’s characters are always people that I wish I could know in real life!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars-lively, delightful and captivating 4.25 stars--BAYSIDE PASSIONS is the second instalment in Melissa Fosters’ contemporary, adult BAYSIDE SUMMERS romance series. This is yoga instructor Emery Andrews, and landscaper Dean Masters’ story line. BAYSIDE PASSIONS, 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. Told form dual third person perspectives (Emery and Dean) BAYSIDE PASSIONS is a friends to lovers story line that follows the building relationship between yoga instructor and back-care specialist Emery Andrews, and landscaper Dean Masters. Months earlier our couple met during the Christmas holiday engagement party of mutual friends Rick Savage and Desiree Cleary (Bayside Desires #1). With Emery’s return home to Oak Falls Virginia, our leading couple pursued a long distance friendship through emails, Skyping and text. Fast forward to present day wherein Emery will accept an invitation to teach yoga at the Inn in Wellfleet Massachusetts where she will come face to face with her future and the man with whom she is falling in love. Enter Dean Masters, landscaper, gardener and Rick Savage’s business partner. What ensues is the growing love between Dean and Emery, and the potential fall out when the Masters’ dysfunctional family dynamics threaten any semblance of balance between Emery and Dean. Melissa Foster pulls the reader into a sexy and smooth flowing story of family and friendship; balance and harmony; bitter memories and letting go of the past. BAYSIDE PASSIONS revisits old friends, welcomes newcomers and follows a relationship where anything is possible including the breaking down of barriers and preconceived notions about one man who struggles to be everything and more. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters many of whom we have met in previous story lines. We welcome the return of Rick and Desiree (Bayside Desires), Rick’s brother and Dean’s best friend Drake Savage, resort manager Serena Mallery, Desiree’s half-sister Violet, and Jana, Harper and Sky. The reader is introduced to Dean’s brothers Jett Masters, as well as their parents Dr. Douglas and Sherry Masters, nursing home residents Rose, Arlin and Magdeline, and nursing home administrator and Serena’s sister Chloe Mallery. Drake and Serena’s story line is next in BAYSIDE HEAT. BAYSIDE PASSIONS is a spirited storyline with sassy characters, sexy innuendo, and great back and forth banter between lovers and friends. The premise is lively, delightful and captivating; the romance is passionate and seductive; the characters are engaging and fun. Melissa Foster writes stories that resonate from the heart.
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
Several months ago I read Melissa Foster's ONLY FOR YOU (Sugar Lake, #2) so when the chance came up to be part of the blog tour for Melissa's BAYSIDE PASSIONS (Bayside Summers, #2) I jumped at the chance. I couldn't wait to dive into another one of her series. Plus BAYSIDE PASSIONS is a romance that takes place at the beach, and truly, what's better than that? The result? Super sweet as well as super sexy, BAYSIDE PASSIONS is fun & fast-paced friends-to-lover romance. BAYSIDE PASSIONS introduces Desiree and Dean. Desiree is work savvy, flirty, and a wild child. BUT she has has two problems. The small one? She's HORRIBLE at relationships. The bigger one? She's falling head over heels for her best friend Dean and given her romantic history she's terrified. Can she risk potentially losing her best friend? From the moment Desiree is introduced I thought she was hilarious. The first scene where she "helps" Dean with weeding his garden had me in stitches! It was definitely something I could see myself doing as well. I could relate to Desiree's struggles with Dean. It is hard deciding whether a romance is worth the risk of losing a friend. I also enjoyed that her work was included. It was awesome to see how much positivity she brought to her patient's lives through yoga. Dean is an alpha hero: strong, protective, and charm-your-pants-off sexy. He's in the same thought-process as Desiree: is giving into their chemistry worth the potential fallout? Dean is starting to think so. I loved how protective Dean was with Desiree, especially at the beginning. For example, when he took charge of her living situation I was laughing out loud. What a guy! Additionally, I liked how he approached pursing a relationship with Desiree. He was always willing to take his time to make her comfortable (a big win!), but he also wasn't afraid to call her out if she was being ridiculous (another win!). As mentioned above, the romance in BAYSIDE PASSIONS is sweet as well as sexy. While it wasn't my top favorite friends-to-lovers romance, I still enjoyed seeing it develop. I especially loved the banter between Desiree and Dean as well as how they both would push each others buttons to the extreme. They were an adorable couple for sure! There is one thing, though, that brought BAYSIDE PASSIONS down a little in my eyes. It lacked a certain "spark." Yes, I enjoyed reading it, but I was never glued to the pages, dying to know what would happen next. Probably more of a me problem than anything, but I just wanted to throw that out there. Overall, BAYSIDE PASSIONS is a the perfect quick read for a lazy Saturday.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I'm a sucker for friends to lovers story and this was a good one. I loved Dean. He's definitely dream guy material. I loved that he does the little things. Dean and Emery are perfect for one another. Emery has some inner debates to work through if Dean and her have a chance. Another thing I liked about this book is the camaraderie between the friends. They're a great bunch of people. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.