Title: Catching Cassidy
Series: Harborside Nights, Book 1
Publisher: World Literary Press
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!
If you enjoy the Love in Bloom series by Melissa Foster, you’ll love Harborside Nights.
*CATCHING CASSIDY is a SILVER MEDAL Winner! Readers’ Favorite Award, Realistic Fiction*
Harborside Nights is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as “summer” friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They’re tough, edgy, and accepting–most of the time. Although Catching Cassidy is a heterosexual romance, this series will include heterosexual, gay, and lesbian themes, written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.
In Catching Cassidy…
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 spread his parents’ ashes 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–even if her jealous boyfriend is giving her hell for it. But he doesn’t have anything to be jealous of…or does he?
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.
I always enjoy reading well developed characters, and Melissa Foster does just that!
Catching Cassidy is a real down to Earth book, everything is simply believable. As you read the words that come from each page, she paints a beautiful, but raw picture into your mind. You feel as though Cassidy and Wyatt are with you through every challenge they have to face.
I really loved the fact of the back story of the friendship Cassidy and Wyatt share. Their chemistry, emotions, and friendship is so grand. I personally have a friend in my life that I have known 28 years, but we have a connection that is hard to explain. I feel as though Cassidy and Wyatt have the same thing. It is like a sixth sense of sorts.
Wyatt and Delilah are fighting to gain who they are as they lay their parents to rest. Watching Wyatt come to gripes that life is about change, and the emotions he has to go through is realistic. Delilah has to overcome, and work through the raw emotions of the last look her parents gave her before they passed and Wyatt has to be there for his sister, and figure out what kind of man he is.
Ms. Foster really does a great job on the feelings, and raw things people have to face when we lose loved ones. It is hard sitting in an empty room/house when they were always there, and you will forever “hear” them in your mind. It sucks at the beginning, and it sucks as time moves on because you might forget the way they smell, or how their voice sounds but one thing for sure, you will never forget their love, or their sayings. Memories will always last a lifetime.
Cassidy, the long time friend, has her own challenges to face. She has to figure where her backbone is when it comes to her parents, and if love will be enough to hold her where she needs to be.
Within this read you will catch a snip of Cassidy’s food allergies. Melissa, you done a wonderful job bringing this to light, not a lot of people pull it off and you did. Thank you.
This story is a magnitude of love, friendship, and family. Family can be more than blood, Family can be a bond only true friends can understand.
About the Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
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