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Friday, October 30, 2015

"Seized By Love" (Melissa Foster) ★★★★ with GIVEAWAY!!

Seized By Love
Love In Bloom #29: The Ryders #1
By: Melissa Foster
                                                      Releasing October 28, 2015                                                     
World Literary Press


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.

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.

THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.


"Seized by Love" by Melissa Foster.  This is the start of a new series by Ms. Foster - a spinoff from her previous Love in Bloom series.  I'm very happy and excited that Ms. Foster has chosen this path!  I truly enjoyed this story.  Lizzie and Blue are wonderful together.  Blue is simply scrumptious - he's just such a great guy!  He's exactly what any girl would want in her man!  Lizzie, while I liked her a lot - some of her choices didn't sit too well with me.  I'm not a huge fan of the keeping a secret plot.  While I understand her choice and it was an honorable one, her choice to keep the secret from Blue wasn't.   However, Ms. Foster does a great job of bringing everything to a head and having the couple go through, not just good times, but some rough too.  I've read many of Ms. Foster's works and she continues to write stories that keep the reader involved and intrigued.  If you're a fan of contemporary romance that has some ups and downs and some fun, laughs and love, con't miss this one!  (received copy for honest review)



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 Café 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 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.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.



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  1. Great review!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  2. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the ups and downs of the book and I appreciate your honest review. Thank you for joining the tour and for posting your thoughts about Siezed by Love. Have a great week XOXO