by Melissa Foster
Release Date: March 18, 2020
Publisher: World Literary Press
Book #6 of the Bayside Summers series
An offshoot of the Love in Bloom series
Number of Pages: 450
Source: Amazon Pre-Order
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 4/23/20 to 4/28/20
Tegan Fine has never had a plan—life, business, or otherwise. But she’s always had goals—to laugh daily and to pay it forward as often as she is able, just like her favorite uncle always did. After inheriting her great-uncle’s amphitheater, Tegan makes a risky move to a charming small town on Cape Cod to carry on her uncle’s legacy and hopefully expand the business with her new friend, Harper. Unfortunately, those goals aren’t doing much to help her plan a business strategy for her new endeavor. With Harper counting on her and her uncle’s legacy at stake, she swears off all distractions, determined to succeed. If only she could stop bumping into a certain arrogant, witty, and excruciatingly hot businessman who tweaks her nerves and invades her every thought. Including her late-night fantasies.
Self-professed workaholic Jett Masters never slows down. He lives life with no attachments—except to his clients, to whom he gives his all. A reluctant trip to his hometown has him itching to shake the ghosts of his past and get back to spinning deals and adding to his investments. But when he comes face-to-face with a gorgeous, handsy woman who is quite possibly the snarkiest and most disorganized person he’s ever met, sparks fly, and his sharp mind stumbles. He doesn’t even know her name, but he can’t get her out of his mind.
A chance encounter turns into a wild, sexy night, and their chemistry is off the charts—even if their ideals, and their lives, are worlds apart. Neither Jett nor Tegan is looking for more. Becoming friends with benefits seems like the perfect solution. But when they are trapped together in torrential weather, they work side by side in the aftermath, and every passionate kiss deepens their connection. Secrets are shared, trust is built, and no promises dare be made. As their lives move on, lines begin to blur, hearts get hurt, and their true selves come into focus. Tegan and Jett are left wondering if they make the perfect storm, or if they’ve reached the end of their bayside fantasy.
This story is a bit longer than this author usually writes, but she kept me turning pages…as usual. Jett and Tegan are perfect for one another. Yin and yang and it works so well. He grounds her, she gets him out of his head. They calm each other in different ways and it’s a beautiful thing.
Jett has a lot of lessons to learn. There are things in his past he hasn’t let go of, and his brother judges him for his inability to get past it all which makes him feel even more guilty. Tegan is able to see the real Jett from the start. She falls fast and hard for the man she sees. Her friends worry, thinking they know more than her since they’ve known Jett for many years. But do they really?
Of course, this group of friends is nothing if not supportive, not matter what. As well as willing and able to admit when they’re wrong. So while Tegan tries to deal with having a long distance relationship she at least has people backing her up.
Sometimes the huge story of the Love in Bloom series is overwhelming and I feel the author tries to add a bit too many details of the characters who already had their HEA. I love catching up with them, don’t get me wrong. But I can be taken out of the story with those details. On the other hand, I enjoy all of the interconnectedness. Case in point, watching Jock and Daphne blossom. Cannot wait to read that story!
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