Monday, 1 May 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Reading wise it's been an unproductive week for me. I had plans to read at least three books but managed only one; Aces Wild by Emmy Curtis. I'm not sure why, so I'll blame the unpredictable weather! Last Thursday/Friday we had quite a lot of snow. It caused a chaotic morning because the roads were slippery. A birthday party my son was scheduled to attend was re-arranged. However, two days later, you can barely tell we had snow, as most has now melted. Finally the daffodils are in flower. Is Spring finally here?

Today I am reading Bayside Desires, Bayside Summers #1 by Melissa Foster.

(Blurb from Goodreads)
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.

In Bayside Desires…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the badass half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.

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 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.

Thoughts so far:
I'm at the 40% point in the novel and loving it so far. I've read many Melissa Foster books because the quality of writing is consistent and she creates wonderful romantic stories set in small town environments. This book is the first in a new series and is a promising start.

What's next?
I'm taking a two week break from reviewing arc's for the blog and going to concentrate on reading from my huge TBR. This past week I've added:
RUSH by Emma Scott

Want to Know what others are reading today? Head over to Book Date to find out.