Sunday, May 3, 2015

Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights #1) by Melissa Foster blog tour with #review and #giveaway #NewAdult #romance @Melissa_Foster @TastyBookTours

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Catching Cassidy
Harborside Nights # 1

By: Melissa Foster
New Adult contemporary romance
Releasing April 28th, 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.

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Rating: 4 of 5
Cover comment: I liked it
Book source: received a promotional copy

Cassidy has been friends with twins Wyatt and Delilah since she met them at age five. Fast forward seventeen years later and they've just graduated from the same college. At least Wyatt and Delilah's parents attended the ceremony, Cassidy's folks are as usual away on some trip. When Cassidy discovers her boyfriend's infidelity and then tragedy befalls the twins later that same evening, their future plans all change. Gone are visions of taking it easy during the lazy days of summer. For these three friends, there's a lot of growing up, the taking on of sudden responsibilities, and a change in relationship status for two.

Okay, this is my first Melissa Foster book and since she's so popular I'm glad I was able to grab one of her books to read. Or should I say devour? I began reading it this morning and a few hours later I had finished. Talk about addicting! Cassidy and Wyatt are the best of friends. Wyatt is very protective of her and doesn't like Kyle, her boyfriend of two years. Even Cassidy has some misgivings about the guy from the way he treats her and takes away her house key. All I can is wtf? But then again, Cassidy doesn't have the greatest of role models with her selfish parents who have missed more of her milestone events than she cares to remember. It's a good thing she has the twins' parents who treat her like one of their own. Until an accident claims them. Summer plans are changed. 

The trio find themselves in the charming seaside town of Harborside, Mass. The twins have returned to their summer getaway and to their parents' restaurant, the Taproom. Surrounded by friends who care for them, Wyatt and Delilah try to grieve and make decisions while Wyatt also needs to grasp his changing feelings for Cassidy. Delilah has to deal with her own identity problems as well.

I really enjoyed Catching Cassidy. It was great to see so much character development, witness Wyatt fumbling with his emotions as he realizes he loves his best friend, while Cassidy wonders if she should accept a job in New York City. Delilah has a lot to handle too but she does a good portion of hers off the page. She is the focus of the second book in this series which I really want to read since I liked her character. The main focus of this novel is all about the love, the chemistry, and the acceptance of love between two incredible friends. Narrated by both Cassidy and Wyatt (I would have appreciated some notification or header when the points-of-view shifted in the beginning so I could adjust), we get to see what each character goes through from being confused to sexually frustrated to elated and so forth. 

There's a charming group of secondary characters from the lovable Jesse to the musician Brandon and cafe owner Brooke and more. They provide the family for this trio of friends. Harborside seems like a great place to vacation or live in year-round. The romance in Catching Cassidy is heart-pounding, toe-curling and downright sexy. Ms. Foster knows how to write a gripping love story. And then there are the raw emotions, the confessions, heartbreaks and breakdowns of these characters. Whoa, the feelies in here! This may be my first read by this talented author but it sure won't be the last. I'm booking my next stay at Harborside for July 9 when book two, Discovering Delilah, is released. I can't wait!
Author Info
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs onFostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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  1. I love hearing from first time readers! I'm so happy you joined the tour too and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book so much. Sounds like Discovering Delilah is in your future ;-)
    Thank you for your review! OXOX

  2. Thank you for hosting CATCHING CASSIDY!