Catching Cassidy

Harborside Nights, Book One

Romance - Contemporary
280 Pages
Reviewed on 05/17/2015
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Author Biography

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.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite

Wyatt and Cassidy have been best friends since…forever. Their college careers are over and real life is set to begin, whether or not they are prepared. Cassidy plans to spend the summer with her boyfriend and his family, while Wyatt plans to spend the summer drinking beer and enjoying a few bikini clad hotties. But two pieces of devastating news change their plans — and their feelings — in one night. Catching Cassidy is your classic friends to lovers story, but with depth and grit. Melissa Foster does a great job of showing how hard Wyatt and Cassidy fight their growing feelings to protect their most important relationship, their friendship. But when tragedy strikes, it is difficult to justify not going after what you want. The constant struggle as these friends adjust to their new found romantic feelings is what drives this story and makes it so real.

I really enjoyed reading as Cassidy struggled to reconcile her feelings with the playboy she knows Wyatt to be. After finding out her boyfriend was unfaithful, it is easy to see why she’d have a hard time believing that Wyatt’s feelings are nothing more than convenience and grief. Catching Cassidy is a story that catches you off guard. At the beginning, you think it will be a typical new adult read with partying college kids looking for a good time, but I loved the way Melissa Foster threw things at both Wyatt and Cassidy that forced them to grow up quickly. Between running the bar, new romantic feelings, and crippling grief, it’s a wonder Wyatt and Cassidy were ever able to find their way to the light. Melissa Foster has proven again that she is a fantastic storyteller, excelling at making seemingly simple stories complex and heartfelt.