Monday, 9 November 2015

Seized by Love by Melissa Foster

Title: Seized by Love
Series: The Ryders (#1) part of Love in Bloom
Author: Melissa Foster
From: Review Copy (Blog Tour)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 28th October 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Florist Lizzie Barber has a secret identity; the Naked Baker. Originally from her days in college, she now hosts the seductive podcast to pay for her sister Maddy's education too. But being the Naked Baker has meant that she has kept everyone at arms length, especially the very sexy Blue Ryder, even if he has constantly been asking her on dates for the past year. But then one evening something makes Lizzie give into Blue and she discovers things she never thought possible...

I love Melissa Foster's books! They often seem to come along at points where all I want is a good love story and I know with the Love in Bloom books that is exactly what I'm going to get. There are strong heroines, sexy heros, some steamy moments but mostly the really cute moments associated with falling in love!

I really liked that Lizzie had a part of herself that she wanted to keep quiet. I found it quite relatable in some ways. Though being the Naked Baker is a lot more of a dramatic secret than blogging, I find myself keeping that quieter, which makes Lizzie a relateable character, which I love.

Add to that sexy Blue Ryder, who is an all round great guy. He respected Lizzie right from the off, even before the events of Seized by Love and I honestly think that that is one of the most important parts of the book. He liked her exactly as she was (not meaning to echo Bridget Jones there!) and let's face it...every girl wants that!

There are plenty of cross over characters from the other books in the Love in Bloom series; most notably from the Seaside Summers sub series, the books that first introduced Lizzie and Blue, as well as some of the others. I love having a catch up with old characters like that, it makes the whole series really seem like a community!

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.

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About Melissa Foster
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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