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Seized by Love Book Tour & My Review

Disclosure; Cali Book Reviews received a copy of this book from Beck Valley Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are 100% my own!   photo seized by love badge_zpsogf4g5b8.png

New Addition to the Love in Bloom Series, Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders

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. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Available to buy from …   Barnes and Noble    KOBO    iTunes

My thoughts

I was captivated in the first chapter of this book, as I am with all  Melissa Foster books. I don’t think there’s been a single one of her books that I have read that I have thought, “Oh, this is going to take some getting into before I will like it.” Nope! She’s just THAT good of an author, she catches you at the beginning of the book & just doesn’t let you go, especially if you have to sleep any while reading the book! I dreamt of Lizzie and Blue on 2 different nights.

Lizzie Barber is a florist, who is not as straight laced as she seems. No one else knows of Lizzie’s hidden identity of The Naked Baker. Lizzie has constantly turned down Blue Ryder’s advances because of her hectic schedule, alternate business and strong will. Just because she has turned him down, though, definitely doesn’t mean that she isn’t totally into him, and He is totally into her as well.

Lizzie started her web series of The Naked Baker because her father fell ill and her parents weren’t able to help her with her college tuition and books anymore, and Lizzie didn’t want to be paying for her years of school by working a $10 an hour job for the rest of her life. I don’t blame her. I don’t have any more student loan payments, because we took care of that at Tax Season one year, BUT I spent over 10 years paying on them.

Thanks to Money earned from The Naked Baker web series, Lizzie was able to pay off her student loans, buy a flower shop in full, and has been able to pay her little sister, Maddy’s school loans and books so she didn’t have to live in a life of debt, or fall towards something such as The Naked Baker!

I really enjoyed this book. I mean, there’s not been a Melissa Foster book that I haven’t enjoyed, but this one ranks up there towards the top with me! I think she upped the sexiness factor in this book, and took the sex scenes to a whole nother level! I needed a fan while reading those scenes!! Holy HOTNESS!!

Read this book to find out if Blue and the rest of Lizzie’s family were able to get past Lizzie’s Naked Baker Secret.

I enjoyed this book a lot & I truly hope you do too!

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. 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.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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  1. Hope you’ve cooled down enough now 😉 xx
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  2. You even dreamt of them? That’s awesome! Clearly you were absorbed with the characters–I’m so happy you enjoyed it as much as you did! Thank you for your review XOXO
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