SEIZED BY LOVE Melissa Foster @Melissa_Foster #Bookreview & #Giveaway @BrookCottageBks

Seized By Love (Love In Bloom; The Ryders, #1)Seized By Love by Melissa Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seized by Love is a hot romance and is part of a new spin off series from Melissa Fosters Love in Bloom books. Here we meet Blue from the Ryder family and the lady who stole his heart Lizzie Barber.

The book is set in Cape Cod, USA. Blue is a craftsman who works locally and is refurbishing Lizzie’s kitchen. He’s been asking her out on a date for a year but she keeps turning him down. Blue is from a large family with brothers and a sister, they have strong family values and are a great loving family.

Lizzie runs her own flower shop and takes care of the expenses so that her sister can go to college. Lizzie had to support herself through college when her Dad became sick and she found a lucrative side job which helped her out. During the day Lizzie delivers cakes to the homeless and puts flowers on unattended graves. She’s a very warm hearted and caring person.

Twice a week Lizzie films a solo webcast show which she’s made profitable. The Naked Baker is Lizzie’s secret.

Tired of fighting her attraction to Blue, Lizzie agrees to go out with him. The chemistry is perfect and the romance is hot. Blue wears his heart on his sleeve and is very open with Lizzie about his feelings. But Lizzie struggles with her secret and not sharing it with Blue makes her feel guilty.

This book is all about love and trust and people’s personal hang-ups with preconceived ideas. For readers of Melissa’s romance books you know what to expect from the romantic formulas and family loyalties which dominate the themes. However this book may stretch personal preferences a little when it comes to accepting some of the sexual scenes.

This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author via Brook Cottage Books

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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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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 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.

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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Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.

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