April 28, 2015

REVIEW: Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights #1) By, Melissa Foster

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.


If you follow my reviews you know that I am a huge Melissa Foster fan. I love everything she has come up with. Catching Cassidy is the first book in her NA contemporary series. Melissa Foster always manages to create emotion filled reads that draw you in. Catching Cassidy is no exception. While it wasn’t my favorite Melissa book it was definitely a good one.

“Our lips part, lingering a breath apart, then come together again, like we need each other to survive.”

Cassidy, Wyatt, and Delilah have been best friends for so long and now they are finally graduating college together. The night of graduation is supposed to be the best night of their lives and the start of the next chapter, instead for the trio tragedy strikes. Cassidy catches her boyfriend of two years cheating on her and Delilah and Wyatt lose both of their parents. Now Delilah and Wyatt have to learn how to run their parents bar and Cassidy is going to be the support both of them needs. To add to all of the confusion Cassidy and Wyatt are discovering feelings they never knew they had for one another.

“I want to love you until you can’t remember a time we weren’t together. I want to make you mine in every sense of the word.”

Melissa Foster is a genius when it comes to her characters. She always seems to create characters that feel real. You can’t help but love them. In this story I actually had a few problems with the characters. Overall I loved the two main characters but there were times that I just wanted to shake them. Let’s start with Wyatt. I had a few problems with him in the beginning, not necessarily his character but the way he was written. In the first few chapters his character was so focused on Delilah and her problems. I feel like we didn’t get to really learn who Wyatt was until much later in the book. His chapters were more about Delilah then him. But once we got to actually learn about him I loved him. Wyatt goes through so much and has to be the rock for so many people. I loved his strength and how he handled himself with Cassidy.

“Because, Cassidy, I’ll lay you down beneath me right now and bury myself deep inside you until you can feel everything I feel for you. Until you know what it feels like to love someone with you whole soul, because I know you never have.”

Cassidy I really loved in the beginning. She was funny and a great friend to both Wyatt and Delilah. She has always been fighting her feelings for Wyatt and now she can’t ignore them anymore. She really pushes to see where their relationship could go and that is where my problems with her start. She pushed and pushed Wyatt to take a chance and she was ready to give everything she had in Harborside up for her parents. The way Cassidy pushes everyone and everything away in the middleish end really bothered me. The indecision killed me. I didn’t feel like it was fair even though she needed to go through some of that. Cassidy needed to realize she didn’t need her parent’s approval but the way she went about it bothered me.

“Once I’m inside you, there’s no going back. I’m yours, Cassidy, and I won’t be able to walk away.”

Even though I had some problems with the main characters I loved the side characters. I can’t wait to learn more about their stories. They all seem like they have interesting stories and backgrounds. The next books are going to be really great and I can’t wait. The writing was everything great about Melissa Foster. She took us on a journey with these characters through love and heartbreak. We got to grow with these characters as they became the adults they have always wanted. The story sucks us in and doesn’t let go. I have a feeling Harborside is going to really become a part of my favorite pile just like the Seaside crew.

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  1. Thank you for hosting CATCHING CASSIDY!

  2. Although you may not have loved this one as much as others, I appreciate that you read it and gave your honest feedback. I'm so happy you're looking forward to the next in the series and joined the tour. Thank you XOXO