Series: Harborside Nights (#1)
Author: Melissa Foster
From: Review Copy (Blog Tour)
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Release Date: 28th April 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
College graduates Cassidy and Wyatt have been best friends for seventeen years...and yet something between them has changed. Despite the termoil caused by the death of Wyatt's parents, neither of them can stop looking at the other in a way that is more than friendly. With his twin sister struggling to cope with her grief and her sexuality, the last thing that Wyatt wants to do is risk his friendship with Cassidy, but somethings are just too strong to ignore, particularly when Wyatt needs Cassidy the most.
I'm pretty sure that Catching Cassidy is my favourite Melissa Foster book yet! Though I've loved her books since picking up the first one I read, Catching Cassidy offered me a connection to the characters that I haven't had in the previous books to the same level, simply because of the characters' ages and place in life. Rather than just romance, this is a book about growing up and accepting yourself.
So the reason I connected more was really simple; the MCs were both my age, had both just finished college (well uni in my case) and were trying to figure out what to do with their life, at the same time as going through the more stressful stuff than I have to deal with it must be said, but those factors made a big difference. Connecting with Wyatt and Cassidy meant I enjoyed this even more than I normally enjoy Foster's books (which if you've seen my reviews is a lot!)
I really liked the way that their friendship was a part of their decisions. These weren't characters that just rushed into things, or ones that got drunk and slept together. Instead there was a long dance between them of will they and won't they, that may have felt like it lasted a long time, but felt right because of it.
I also really liked how there were other issues for the characters to work through, and how because of their friendship, Wyatt and Cassidy never actually whined about how their problems were worse. Catching Cassidy actually had me reflecting on how horrible it would be to lose my parents and I felt that the emotions captured were right for the circumstances.
There were plenty of side characters to get to know in Catching Cassidy as well, and some side chemistry between several of them. The main developed secondary character was Delilah, Wyatt's twin, and her struggle to come out as well as dealing with her parents' death. I really want to find out more about her (and the other characters) which gives credit to how real they all felt!
Defintiely a great read, I think it captured a lot of emotion along with the romance!
Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster
Series: Harborside Nights: Book 1
Release Date: 28th April 2015
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.