Bayside Escape (Bayside Summers #4) Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance

· Bayside Summers Book 4 · Sold by World Literary Press
39 reviews

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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 that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. 

Hold on to your hat for Violet's wildly hot love story! Lizza is up to her old tricks again, and Violet is in for the surprise of a lifetime!

Two years ago Violet Vancroft was a nomadic artist who never wanted to put down roots and Andre Shaw was a prominent Boston physician whose roots ran too deep to unearth. Their love didn’t stand a chance—or at least that’s what Violet believed when she received a plea for help from the sister she’d never really known—so she snuck away like a thief in the night. 


Now Andre travels the world setting up new medical clinics, and Violet has finally found the family she’d always craved and the roots she’d never known she wanted. When their paths cross unexpectedly, it’s not the reunion either one imagined. But they’ve never stopped loving each other, and after the dust of anger and hurt settles, passion ignites even hotter than before. As the end to Andre’s time at the Cape nears, reality sets in, leaving them no closer to a future than they were before. Violet and Andre are forced to dig deep to discover if they’re destined to live apart forever or if true love really can conquer all.


Binge read more of the Love in Bloom series! Filled with heat, humor, heart, and always a happily ever after, these steamy romances are perfect summer or winter reads! They feature fiercely loyal, alpha male heroes and smart, sexy women. They’re funny, flawed, deeply emotional, and easy to relate to for readers of contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and women's fiction. Characters from each series books appear in other Love in Bloom books. Topics vary: Small town, big city, vacation love, workplace love, family romance, billionaire romances, friends to lovers, second change love, forbidden love, out of the blue, firefighters, and more!


Snow Sisters

The Bradens

The Bradens & Montgomerys

The Remingtons

Seaside Summers

Bayside Summers

The Ryders

Billionaires After Dark

Wild Boys After Dark

Bad Boys After Dark

Harborside Nights

Tru Blue and The Whiskeys


“If you love the small town romances written by Donna Alward, Kristan Higgins and Laura Trentham--you will adore Melissa Foster's The Real Thing!" Lady Celeste Reads Romance

"Melissa Foster truly is the Nicholas Sparks of steamy adult romance." MammieBabbie

"I love family-oriented stories, or series that focus on a reminded me of Bella Andre's Sullivans series." Joy, Goodreads

"Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites…reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." Books Like Breathing

"When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining…once you start you won't want to stop reading. " NYT Bestseller Brenda Novak

"I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." Tia Bach, author

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" NYT Bestseller J. Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely

"I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books...They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series. I am a huge fan of Marie Force. And now Melissa Foster has joined her ranks." I Love NY, Reviewer


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult 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. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. 

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39 reviews
Sandy S.
February 19, 2019
4.25 stars-- BAYSIDE ESCAPE is the fourth instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult LOVE IN BLOOM: BAYSIDE SUMMERS erotic, romance series focusing on a tight knit group of friends and family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. This is Dr. Andre Shaw, and artist/inn owner Violet Vancroft’s story line. BAYSIDE ESCAPE, 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 from dual third person perspectives (Violet and Andre) BAYSIDE ESCAPE follows the second chance romance between Dr. Andre Shaw, and artist/inn owner Violet Vancroft. Two years earlier, Violet volunteering overseas fell in love with Dr. Andre Shaw but a call from her sister found our heroine disappearing without a trace, breaking Andre’s heart in the process. Fast forward to present day wherein Violet will come face to face with her past, at her sister’s wedding. Enter Dr. Andre Shaw, the man with whom Violet fell in love. What ensues is the rekindling romance between Andre and Violet, and the potential fall-out as Andre’s time back in the States, comes with an expiry date. Andre Shaw hasn’t stopped looking for Violet Vancroft but was caught unaware of her true identity. Meeting Violet at aher sister’s wedding brought with it painful memories of loss and heartbreak. Seeing Andre on the arm of someone she knew sent Violet into overdrive where it concerned her love for the man she left behind Having finally set down roots, Violet struggles with Andre’s need to pursue the lifestyle she once enjoyed. The relationship between Andre and Violet is one of second chances; a rekindling romance between two people hurt by secrets and lies, and Violet’s need to run when things got serious. Mature to understand where everything went wrong, Andre and Violet agree to start fresh, on the road to their happily ever after. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The character driven story line has a large ensemble cast of colorful, familiar and fun secondary and supporting characters. The premise is fun, fast paced, inviting and entertaining ; the characters are sexy, sassy, and energetic; the romance is seductive, spicy and provocative. BAYSIDE ESCAPE is an animated, lively and spirited story line of second chances.
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Sharon Martin
March 21, 2019
Hands down this is my favorite Bayside couple by far, and I have loved them all, but Violet and Andre hit bullseye with all the feels. I loved every minute of their story. Their powerful feelings instantly begin to stir deep inside as they are unexpectedly reunited at Desiree and Rick's wedding. Andre's pain and sense of loss since losing Violet previously is really quite overwhelming. Both confused on how things ended before, their infectious feelings for each other go from pain and built up tension to the deepest longing that simply oozes of the pages in to your heart, so clear, so emotional. Violet has so many walls surrounding her from years of feeling hurt, unloved, and abandoned that she copes by putting up a hard exterior and comes out with some awesome wise cracks to cover how she really feels deep down. She's a girl who speaks her mind with no second thoughts, tact and diplomacy go right out of the window. I liked Vi before but I came to love her so much after this. Andre is heaven sent, he gently and lovingly chips away at her battle amour with love and encouragement to allow her softer, vulnerable side to appear here and there. With patience, which Andre will have, there's no doubt in my mind that theirs is a beautiful love waiting to grow stronger day by day. They know each other so well, they have a beautiful understanding of each others wants, strength and weaknesses and how to bring the best out of each other. Gaining a better understanding of Lizza's ways was another plus point, even though alien to most people, I could see how her thought pattern worked and how she could perceive her actions as good intentions. Emotional in parts, fun in others, this was such an uplifting and enjoyable read, when I finished I was left with a full heart and a smile on my face.
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Mindy Tawney
March 6, 2019
Wow! I am so in love with the characters of this book! Violet is a strong, independent woman that comes off as such a badass, but deep inside, she’s just a little girl who wants to be loved and accepted by the people she cares about most. Two years ago, Violet came to the Cape after being tricked by her flighty mother. Since then, she’s been running the Summer House Inn with her sister Desiree. Violet has never been in one place this long before but she’s really enjoyed making new friends and being part of the community. However, she’s managed to keep a lot of her life secret from her sister and friends. Being raised by her flighty mother and never putting down any real roots her entire life has caused Violet to put up some serious walls. Violet is worried that their mother is going to be a no-show for her sisters wedding even though she said she’d be there. Their mother shows up for Desiree’s wedding right before it starts and brings Andre Shaw, Violets ex, as her plus one! No one knows that Andre is Violets ex, or that she ran out on him two years ago after getting the call from her mother that Desiree needed her. Andre had no idea what ever happened to Violet. He had looked everywhere he could think of for her, but never found her. He’s never forgotten Violet though or how much he loved her. But he is hurt and angry that she ran out on him without even saying goodbye. The love between Violet and Andre is still burning bright after all this time. Violet has always been a hard as nails woman, but Andre knows how to get underneath that hard exterior to the sensitive woman inside. He’s patient, kind, caring, and exactly what Violet needs. I loved reading about Violet and Andre and all their friends and family in the Cape. This was such a beautiful love story. This cast of characters will having you laughing, swooning, and maybe even blushing throughout the entire story! This book is a standalone, but once you meet the other characters, you’re going to want to read about them all!
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult 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. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

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