Jul 7, 2016

Book Blast & Reviews -- Catching Cassidy & Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster

a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series

Harborside Nights #1
Melissa Foster
Released April 2015
World Literary Press

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.


"If she were any other girl, I'd pay attention to the heat searing through my body, breaking through the sadness, which I would never have believed was possible. But Cass is my best friend. I know I shouldn't want her incredible lips on mine, especially now, when our lives are such a mess, but I can't stop myself."

Oh, wow.

Melissa Foster knows how to pull at your heartstrings!

Right from the start, you feel the bond between Cassidy, Wyatt, and his twin sister, Delilah. It is one of those rare and special friendships that start as children and continue through life.

Upon the tragedy of losing his parents, and Cassidy's bad break up, Wyatt decides that everyone needs a change of pace. So the three of them head to the family beach house for the summer.

That summer will change everything...

"Wyatt's got an edge about him. He can slay a man or seduce a woman with a single glance."

I simply adore friends to lovers stories. Wyatt and Cassidy have fought their feelings for so long, that now, it can't be contained anymore.

When your life is flipped upside down, you tend to think differently than before. Emotions run high and their chemistry is off the charts!

"I want all of her--her heart, her words, her thoughts, her love."

This book is wonderful because it shows you how grief and love complement each other in such a way that it's sometimes hard to explain. 

Wyatt has the whole world on his shoulders dealing with the loss of his parents, running the family bar, comforting his grieving sister, and fighting his feelings for the one girl he shouldn't want.

Cassidy is torn between sadness for herself, and her friends, dealing with the attraction she's always kept secret, and the future she's not sure about. 

"I don't know why it's happening now, after all these years. It's the  totally wrong thing for us to do."
"It's tricky."
"What if we...don't make it? What if we do this...an it doesn't work between us? I can't lose you, Cass. It's too much. I need you."
"You need me."
"More than you'll ever know."
"Then show me."

This was also a great introduction into Melissa's newest series. I'm loving all these characters so much!!! I'm excited for more!!

I enjoyed this story very much!!

My emotions were all over the place, but that's when you know you've read a great book! Wyatt and Cassidy were both amazing characters, and their journey was a beautiful one. 

I can't wait for Delilah's story! 

"At least you two have stopped the ridiculous dance you've been doing."
"It wasn't a dance. It was the hardest and most important decision that I've ever made."

Harborside Nights #2
Melissa Foster
Released July 2015
World Literary Press
LGBT New Adult

DISCOVERING DELILAH is an New Adult Lesbian Romance (#LGBT) 

After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn. 

Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn’t out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah. 

When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah’s whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn’t as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents’ death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything. 

Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love. 

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"We've only known each other a short while, but she's already touched me in ways no one else ever has."

Delilah has always struggled with who she is. Being raised by very conservative parents, it wasn't easy revealing her sexuality.

On the night of her college graduation, she was finally brave enough to let her parents know. All she got in return was "the look". She never really knew what that look meant, and she would never get the chance to ask.
That night changed everything.

I can't tell you how many times I teared up reading this book! Not only was Delilah dealing with the loss of her parents, but she's also finding herself very attracted to one particular girl for the first time ever. She wants to explore her feelings, but insecurities run deep.

"If I'm reading you right, then I'm going to do something neither of us will regret. But if I'm wrong...It could destroy our friendship."
"Are you...? Are you into girls?"
"No...I'm into you."

Ashley had been burned before by a past lover, and she couldn't go through that again. But there's just something about Delilah that she can't shake. 
She wants her, but she knows that Delilah has to truly want her for them to be together...in every way possible.

The title of this book is so true in comparison to the story. Delilah is discovering herself for the first time. She's finally coming into her own person that hid away for so many years.

Ashley has brought out the best in her. Now if she can only convince herself that.

"I want dangerous with Ashley. I need dangerous to break free of the walls I've built around myself."

This wasn't just a "coming out" story. (And yes, Delilah, I hate that phrase too.) This was a story of Discovering your worth and accepting yourself fully for the amazing person that you are.

This story also focuses on forgiveness-the hardest forgiveness of them all. The one-sided kind that tears you up from inside out.
Man, this book got to me in the best way!!

"Sometimes doing what comes naturally is the hardest thing on earth."

Melissa has done it again with this wonderful book!! I was so pleased with it!

Delilah and Ashley were both very complex, and yet, very relatable. You feel their love and the struggle. It's a beautiful thing!

Well done!!

"Where have you been all my life?"
"Waiting for you."

And don't miss TEMPTING TRISTAN...
Coming Oct 2016

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, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 

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