Bayside Heat - Melissa Foster

Bayside Heat

By Melissa Foster

  • Release Date: 2018-08-08
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 46 Ratings


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.

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?

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

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​

All BAYSIDE SUMMERS books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:
Bayside Desires 
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat
Bayside Escape

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.

More Love in Bloom books:

Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White

Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)

Promise My Love
Story of Love
Our New Love
Daring Her Love

Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)

Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)

Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Swept Into Love (Gage)

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.


  • Bayside Heat

    By SPMTN 66
    Holy Freakn Hotness ❤️🔥 they get better and better
  • Hot

    By Montanagirl1987
    Love this story. They are made for one other.
  • Highly Recommend!

    By cmatinale
    Oh my! Another great book from Melissa Foster! I was so happy to read Serena and Drakes story! Friends to lovers and their finding there way to their happy ever after and along the way we get to see what’s up with the characters from the previous books! Melissa writes beautiful love stories filled with such great chemistry and banter between the characters that you smile and laugh a lot! Highly recommend!
  • Wow!

    By brilliant brain games
    I loved this book. Superman and supergirl rule! They finally get together the night before she is leaving town, he wanted to show her how much he looks loved her and boy did he! I recommend this book highly!
  • Dreams do come true.

    By Diva Princess1
    I have always been a fan of all your novels, so adding Drake and Serena to the love fest is my pleasure. Drake and Serena have always loved each other, but life got in the way. High school, college, careers but they continued to be constant in each other’s lives even as friends and family got engaged and/or married. They both had their own issues growing up Drake losing his father and Serena mother choosing men over raising her daughters properly. But their loved story is beautiful....
  • Sexy, swoony friends to lovers romance

    By Booknerdingout
    Bayside Heat is a sweet and sexy friends to lovers romance. I was completely smitten with Drake Savage. He's a mans MAN. Hot as sin. Broody af. And, I just adored how much he loved Serena. The childhood flashbacks gave me all the feels .and was a perfect addition to their story. It added to the chemistry between Drake and Serena. Their bond & love for another. Strong. Selfish. Unconditional. I also, enjoyed the dynamic they shared with the supporting characters. I can't wait to read more by Melissa Foster!
  • Home is the place that makes you feel happy!

    By Newberryd
    The title says it all! Heat, this is one hot story! This is by far the hottest Melissa Foster book I have read. Serena finally gets a chance at an upscale interior design company, but it means leaving Drake, the man she has had a crush on since her freshman year in high school. Drake has always been attracted to Serena, but decides that being an overprotective “big brother” is a better idea. What is he going to do now that Serena is leaving town to live her dream? Years of working together and looking out for each other make them best friends. All the platonic time they spent together takes on a new edge as they test out a romantic relationship. Balancing a career with a social life is hard to do when they happen in cities hours apart. This story embodies strong characters who think through decisions from many angles before making a decision. The setting is amazing and makes me want to visit Boston and the beaches on the east coast more.
  • Friends to lovers ...

    By charlligirl
    This is very much a friends to lovers (or rather a wannabe lovers to lovers) love story. As is typical in a lot of Ms Foster's books, the main characters, Drake and Serena, have known each other since they were kids and have loved each other since they were teenagers, but never acted on it. Cue the drama and fanciful music now. Serena gets an opportunity of a lifetime and Drake does not want to hold her back but his feelings are too strong. So they embark on a "long distance" relationship. I love the core group of friends in this book, especially Vi. She is outspoken and blunt and I love her. I'm curious to see how everyone else's love lives turn out and who they end up with. Now that Gavin has been introduced into the mix, who will he end up with? Only time will tell.
  • Love me some Drake

    By Rad Amy 132
    FINALLY! Drake and Serena’s book. This is one I have been waiting for. This is a fantastic friends to lovers book. Serena is a character we know from a few of the other Bayside books. She is best friends with Mira Savage and he known the Savage family since childhood. Drake Savage we met in a previous book as well, his brother Rick’s. There was always chemistry and sexual tension in those other books between Serena and Drake and now finally we get to hear their story. Serena has been in love with him forever. After helping Drake with his resort and getting his music stored up and running, she gets a job offer in Boston. After 4 years waiting for Drake to make a move or for any sign of interest for that matter, she decides to take the interior design job in Boston. When Drake hears that Serena is leaving, he gets angry. Angry with himself and the situation. He has always had feelings for her, but the timing was always off. But now with her moving away, so do his chances with the only girl he’s ever loved. This book had everything for me. A sexy, amazing man, a strong independent woman and all of their friends and family. We even get to see a few of the older characters from previous books. These keep getting better and better and adding in new characters. I CAN NOT wait to hear who tames the crazy Violet next! A must read

    By Suzanne Golt
    Friends to lovers is my favorite genre to read and that is what this book is about. I recommend this book without hesitation. Drake and Serena have been friends since childhood, have the same set of close friends, and are also close to their siblings who are all featured in this book. Some of these characters appeared in the first two books in this series, Bayside Desires and Bayside Passions, which I also recommend although it’s not necessary as you can enjoy this book as a standalone. This book has all the feels. You can tell from writing that they both long to be together, but due to circumstances from their past and present, they don’t act on their feelings until Serena makes a bold move to advance her career and move to Boston. What I like best about this book is they are both a bit older, in their early 30s and are established in their lives. I love the fact that they are both characters that I admire and would want to be friends with in real life. He’s not the jerk or playbook type. Drake is not only hot, handsome, and charming, but loyal, smart, hardworking, funny, respectful, considerate, and generous. The perfect hero! He is a successful businessman in partnership with his friends. Both he and Serena work seamlessly as a team and give credit where it is due. Serena worked for his two companies for many years and I really enjoyed reading about the business side of event planning and custom interior design that was featured often in this book. She initially worked for Drake in his two businesses, one in hospitality and one in retail music, but wanted more out of her career and secured a big promotion away from home. I liked how she was as a boss and her relationships with her new co-workers. I am hoping Gavin gets a love story of his own…hint, hint! Serena was witty, amazing, smart, a great leader and friend, and also very gifted and talented in her line of work. I liked how she was her own woman and stood up for what she believed in. I loved how even though she was 100% committed to Drake, she didn’t let him define her, or her relationship with her mom stop her from pursuing her dreams. She was a rock star and his nickname for her of "Supergirl" fit her perfectly! They complimented and supported one another to make each a better person, even though being in a long distance relationship was tough. I loved how thoughtful and selfless he was and all the little things he did for her to make her know she was always on his mind. He believed in her and gave her the space she needed to figure out her future. It did take them a few chapters to get together, but the build up was fantastic and didn’t go on too long as it often does in other books. It was just the right amount of time for the reader to route for them and pray they get their happy ending. Bayside Heat (book 3) lives up to its name and packs the steam! Blake and Serena have undeniable chemistry and the ending of this book was everything I hoped it would be. I just wish there was an epilogue and hope that their story continues in the next book in this series. I received an advanced copy for my honest review.