Sep 11, 2017

Blog Tour & Review -- The Real Thing by Melissa Foster

Today we have the blog tour for THE REAL THING by Melissa Foster! Check out the blog tour and be sure to grab your copy today!

About The Real Thing:

Fall in love on the shores of Sugar Lake in the small town of Sweetwater with Willow Dalton and Zane Walker.

 This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle? 

 Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as a player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough for her to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring? 

 Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move…provided no one gets hurt.

 Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement and the real thing—including them.

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Willow stopped abruptly. Her head tipped forward, her shoulders dropping a smidge as she turned, her hair curtaining one eye. “Zane, just tell me what you’ve done.”

He went to her and reached for her hand, feeling shittier than he’d thought he would. “There is no baking gig. I set all this up to get you here.” Anger flared in her eyes. He continued explaining as fast as he could. “Wills, there’s this focus group for my new film, and they’re worried my reputation will hurt the movie. That fans won’t buy me as a romantic hero.”

She scoffed. “Smart fans.”

“Come on. I need your help.”

“What am I supposed to do? Write a letter to the public telling them Zane Walker isn’t a self-centered playboy? Sorry, not your girl.”

She took a step away, and he hauled her against him. Her hands landed on his chest, which felt amazing, and even with darts shooting from her bright-blue eyes with deathly precision, she was still the most beautiful, alluring woman he’d ever known.

“No,” she seethed. “Whatever it is. No.”

“Come on. Just hear me out.”

Her lips formed a tight line.

“I need a . . .” He could hardly believe what he was about to say. “A fake fiancée.”

“A fake fiancée? What does that mean?”

“We’ll pretend to be engaged so everyone thinks I’m a stand-up guy.”

A disgusted look washed over her face. “No.”

“You owe me, Wills.”


"I need you, Wills. This time for real."

I just have one word to say...LAWD!! *praise hands*
Oh my goodness! This book was so good!

I love everything Melissa Foster, but this one baked the cake (bakery pun totally intended;))

I fell so in love with Willow and Zane.
I'm a huge fan of friends-to-lovers and second chance romances.
This book was both those things and much more!!

"Z, I'm having trouble defining the line between real and fake."
"Then let's not define it."

Two people that have always loved each other, but they never once told the other their feelings.
Years of longing, and tension building, made this story what it was!

Zane needs a fake fiance and Willow is the only person to fill the shoes.
It didn't take long for their true feelings to come to surface, and when it does, wowza!! That was chemistry inferno!!

You get lost in their story and how much they have always cared for each other. 
The little tidbits along the way that show they were simply meant to be.

"You're the sweetest thing."
"I'm your sweetest thing."

I can tell you that I got a tad emotional as the story unfolded. I was so immersed into their love story, that I felt everything. 
The tension.
The emotion.
The heat.
The passion.
The friendship.
The love.
I felt every single thing!

I'm a huge fan of Melissa's and I think this book ranks as one of my top favorites of hers!
I absolutely enjoyed every moment!!

Can Zane be real?!
He made ME fall for him!! hahaha!
Willow is one lucky lady;)

Can't wait for more in this series because I have to know what happens with all her siblings!!!

"You love me."
"Always have. You're my best friend, Wills. My frosting queen."
"This is our moment, Z. Our forever moment."

About Melissa Foster:


 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. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 

 Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole. 

 Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

 Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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Blogs Taking Part in the Blog Tour:

September 5th

For the love of romance Review
Captain Reads A Lot Excerpt
Marie's Tempting Reads Review
FearYourEx Excerpt
Moohnshine's Corner Review
Booknerd1107 Review
A Sky Filled with Sparkling Stars Excerpt
Engaging Secrets Review

September 6th

Cuz I'm A Nerd Review
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog Excerpt
The Red Hatter Book Blog Review
Lattes & Paperbacks Review
Sweet Red Reads Review
mammiebabbie Review
Engaging Secrets Review
Rock Out With Sweet Reads Excerpt
Friends Till The End Book Blog Excerpt

September 7th

Blissfully Bookish Besties Review
Books,Dreams,Life Excerpt
Mama She's Crazy About Books Review
Brains, Books, and Brawn Review
Novel Addiction Review
Shannon's Book Blog Review
Readaholic Excerpt
East Coast Book Chicks Review

September 8th

Naturally Nerdy Books Review
Romance Reviews and More Review
Maddy's Reading Review
Jen's Reading Obsession Review
capital nerd Excerpt
Read Your Writes Book Reviews Excerpt
Katy and Zetti's Book Ramblings Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog Review

September 9th

The bookworms obsession Review
bad boys and bedtime stories book blog Review
Dirty South Book Blog Review
Escape into a Booksite Review
Liz's Reading Life Review
Quesarasera Book Blog Excerpt
Susan’s Books I Like Excerpt
Book Break with Lisa Review

September 10th

It's All About the Romance Excerpt
Brittany's Book Blog Excerpt
once upon a romance blog Review
Miss Riki Review
Zili in the Sky Review
Deluged with Books Cafe Review
I'm A Book Shark Excerpt

Sepember 11th

Ever After Book Reviews Excerpt
Reading away the days Review
Sassy Book Lovers Review
Always a happy ever after Review
Adventures in Writing Excerpt
Book Twins Reviews Review
Jax's Book Magic Review
BJ's Book Blog Review
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews Review
My Nook, Books & More Excerpt
Amo & Sarah's Book Corner Review
IrishdaisylovesRomance Review
a geordielass honest blog on reviews Review
Lost in Lit Review

Septemeber 12th

Run & Read That Review
The Book Maven Review
G & T's Indie Café Excerpt
Swoonworthybooks Review
gata leitora Review
MI Bookshelf Review
TaSTy WordGasms Review
Pardon My Blurb Review
Alpha Book Club Review

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