Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Seized by Love by Melissa Foster
Series: Love In Bloom: The Ryders #1
Release Date: 28th October 2015
Publisher: World Literary Press
Genres:  Contemporary Fiction

YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series. Coming soon.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.
Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.


Seized by Love is another amazing book by Melissa Foster. I think I was particularly drawn to this book because the story of two really good friends falling for each other always appeals to me as I have personal experience of this. I love how the chemistry between Lizzie and Blue is unmistakable but yet each too afraid to act on their feelings. Lizzie, too afraid that her secret life as the Naked Baker will be revealed. In an effort to help her family  -  she helps her sister to finish her schooling, the sweet and kind Lizzie has another persona as the Secret Baker that no one knows about and completely at odds with the Lizzie she presents to the outside world when not donning disguise. I love that Lizzie is prepared to do anything to help family and that she has a sexy secret identity! Unfortunately this also stops her taking a chance on Blue for such a long time, ashamed of what she is doing despite her reason for doing it. Although she and Blue are such good friends, Lizzie fears that even this is a line that once crossed, Blue will never be able to handle the fact that she is the Naked Baker. So, she hides from her feelings until hiding no longer becomes an option for her.

Melissa Foster has created two instantly likable characters who just seem to click and has also created yet another book boyfriend for me to day dream about. Blue is confident and secure enough to accept everything about Lizzie and is sweet and caring nature is so attractive. The relationship between Blue and Lizzie has such depth of feeling. Also, Melissa again helps to create a sense of community and of family and this is so appealing to me as a reader. It is very easy therefore to get completely immersed in the story. (Disclaimer: I did not get naked and bake!..........well..........shhhhh). I am really looking forward to the next book in this particular series.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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  World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
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