Tuesday, May 5, 2015

review || CATCHING CASSIDY { blog tour }

Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press (4/28/2015)
Series: Harborside Nights, book 1
Genre: New Adult
Source: Tasty Book Tours
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Rating: ★★★1/2

HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. Catching Cassidy is written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.


Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents. Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents' death and to try to figure out his next step.

Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands--but that's what best friends are for, isn't it? Having each other's backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family's summer home--but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along?

It's impossible to ignore the sizzling heat between them as Wyatt and Cassidy get even closer, but Cassidy knows Wyatt's past, and she has a real job to begin in the fall. Wyatt may be a sure thing for the summer, but Cassidy needs more. For the first time in his life, Wyatt is forced to look toward the future if he doesn't want to lose the one woman who's shared his past and owns his heart.

The Harborside Nights series:
Catching Cassidy (Het)
Discovering Delilah (F/F)
Tempting Tristan (M/M)
Chasing Charley (Het)
Breaking Brandon (M/M)
Embracing Evan (Het)
Reaching Rusty (Het)
Loving Livi (Het)

Characters from the Love in Bloom series will appear in the Harborside Nights books.

about Melissa || Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

{ review } .
Thanks to blog tours, namely from Tasty Book Tours, I've been introduced to the fabulous writing of Melissa Foster. If you're a Jill Shalvis or contemporary Catherine Anderson fan, Melissa's style of writing is definitely for you.

I have enjoyed a few of Melissa's LOVE IN BLOOM  series and love that her books are essentially one giant series with sub-series in them. That's my kind of writing! Which brings us to this newest endeavour of hers, the Harborside Nights series. Where the others are an adult, contemporary romance style, this is very much a New Adult series -- but no worries, it's still connected to her larger series.

I've rather loved this new New Adult sub-genre that recently came about. Where contemporary romance used to encompass all adult ages, the New Adult sub-genre came about to deal with issues that your young twenty-somethings are dealing with and for the most part, I've found all of the books to be done wonderfully.

This Harborside Nights series will deal with a group of friends that have known each other for years, but now that they're adults in the 'real' world, they're coming together and starting their forever lives around one another. While we're introduced to the crew in this book, our key players that we will get to know are Wyatt and his sister, Delilah, and his best friend, Cassidy.

Wyatt (and Delilah, for that matter) has struggles to overcome, but his one solid force through it all has been his best friend, Cassidy. Like with most friends-to-lovers stories, Cassidy and Wyatt struggle with the thought of being one another's more -- when the last thing either wants to lose is the stability they have as really good friends.

This book was full of emotion -- I found myself tearing up a few times. Between teary eyes and heart clenches... well, those are my personal signs of a well-written romance. I wasn't so sure I'd be interested in reading DISCOVERING DELILAH as I'm not too super big on M/M or F/F or any sort of ménage stories, but I found myself extremely drawn into this group of friends and wanting to root them on to their happily ever afters!

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  1. Thank you for hosting CATCHING CASSIDY!

  2. I totally understand if you choose not to read select stories in the series, but I'm touched that you're rooting for each of the characters HEA :-)
    Thanks for a wonderful review and for joining the tour! XOXO