Bayside Escape - Melissa Foster

Bayside Escape

By Melissa Foster

  • Release Date: 2019-02-06
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 55 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.

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.

Bayside Desires
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat
Bayside Escape
More Bayside books coming soon!

"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 

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.

Binge read the rest of the Love in Bloom series. Filled with heat, humor, and heart--and always a happily ever after--these steamy romances are perfect beach reads!

Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White

Lovers at Heart (Treat)
Destined for Love (Rex)
Friendship on Fire (Josh)
Sea of Love (Dane)
Bursting with Love (Savannah)
Hearts at Play (Hugh)

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
Claimed by Love
Chased by Love
Rescued by Love
Swept Into Love

The perfect beach read for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Nora Roberts, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. Characters are romantic and loyal. Some are wealthy, some are not, and you're guaranteed to enjoy a loving happily ever after. 

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 always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.


  • Amazing story of unconditional love, forgiveness, and hotness!

    By Newberryd
    Violet and Andre’s story of forgiveness and love conquers all is inspiring. I am in awe of the coffeehouse and all of the people there. Openness and acceptance are hallmarks of Melissa Foster’s stories! It took me a few stories to appreciate all of the reoccurring themes of selflessness and inclusiveness that occur in each story. While I truly appreciate a genuine love story, the focus of family in all her stories are heartwarming. In each story I have read, including this one, family and friends are at the forefront. Along with that is the creativity, weather it is art, music, or drama. These are people I want to call friends and hang out with. Thank you Melissa Foster for writing stories that feel real and make me wish they were.
  • Twist Of Fate

    By Agent$$$$
    Violet, never one for putting down roots, floats through life going from place to place. It is during one of her volunteer stints, that Violet meets Andre. If she were to ever settle down, it would be with a man like Andre. The fact that she “feels” so much for Andre, after only knowing him for a few months, scares her to death. When her mom, Lizza, tricks her into coming back home, Violet runs! Andre was forever changed when Violet wondered into his life. Working as a volunteer doctor in a third world country Andre came to realize that all the comforts and technology that he thought was important, really wasn’t. Andre loves Violet’s heart, strength, and kindness. Andre “sees” the real Violet and loves her. But a marriage proposal after knowing her a few months, sends his soul mate running. Fast forward.....Lizza arrives to Desi’s wedding with her “plus one”-Andre. Violet can’t believe the only man she’s ever loved, could be with her mother. Or is this just another ploy by a mother that Desi and Violet don’t trust? This is the first novel I’ve read in this series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I would’ve liked to have read them in order. I felt as though I was missing a little of the back story. With that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I loved how bad a**, but soft and kind-hearted Violet was. I loved the scene where Violet met Andre’s parents. Hilarious 😂. I loved how encouraging Andre was of Violet’s art. Their shared love of sculpting took me back to the movie Ghost. Violet’s journey of learning to fully open up and trust others enough to include them in her life was soo relatable. The fact that Andre didn’t try to change Vi, but encouraged her to be herself....swoon-worthy! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • Emotional roller coaster

    By charlligirl
    Wow. Such an emotional story. I think this story hit every emotion in the spectrum. And most of it was Vi's emotions. I enjoyed watching her work through her emotions and feelings. I felt Andre understood Vi better than anyone and he figured out how to get her to open up to others. Watching her go through her emotional growth and change was a great experience that I've never had in a book before. I can't wait for Justin's story. I think he's another one with a story to tell that will take us on a roller coaster ride. Kudos Ms. Foster. Job well done.
  • Mama causes drama, again.

    By Mom2Mackids
    When Lizza showed up with Andre I almost put the book down. I am so glad I didn’t! Violet has a whole other side to her. She puts out such a hard vibe when really she is a genuinely nice person who uses her gift to make the lives of children better. Andre is a pediatrician who knows the real Violet. They have a painful history and you wonder if they can really work, but you can’t help but fall in love with them. The reaction from Desiree seemed a little overly dramatic to me, but the scene and the sisterly love is redeemed and you love them all over again. The friend scenes always make me smile and imagine what it is like. The love between the group is just fantastic!
  • Sexy

    By Kittythief
    I loved Violet and Andre. Not only did we get their story, but we got to meet a lot of new characters. I want a HEA for all of them, although that would probably be too much. Violet has so many dimensions to her, that having so many different friends shows her different ways to love and care for people. She does so much good, but doesn't take any credit for it. Andre loves that part of her, but he also knows when to push her to let people in. She showed him different ways to look at things, so he does the same for her. They're a great couple, and I loved the little glimpses of characters from other series in this world.
  • Another great series from Melissa!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    This book was so complex! I was obsessed with the character of Violet! It was interesting to see how she put up a hard exterior even to her friends, but was actually a very caring and giving person in secret. She had a pretty tumultuous childhood and that mainly explains why she acts the way she does. Before relocating back to the Cape, she had let one person really know her and get past her devices, which was Andre, but she ran away partially because of her feelings. After fate intervenes, or maybe just Violet’s mother, the two reconnect and attempt to see where things go with being honest and upfront, as both Andre and Violet have changed. I’m a huge fan of Melissa Foster’s books, and this one was no exception. Her style of writing really provides me the understanding of the characters and she always shows their growth and journey through past issues. Another great read from Melissa, and I can’t wait to see who’s next in the Bayside Summers series! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.