The Real Thing by Melissa Foster #BlogTour #Review

This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—
but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?
Sugar Lake #1
Melissa Foster
Releasing Sept 5, 2017
Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?
Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.
Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.
**THE REAL THING is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE ereader app to read it HERE, order the paperback.
Releasing December 5th, 2017
The Real Thing kicks off a brand new series for Melissa Foster called the Sugar Lake series. As with all of her books, Melissa gives you a romance that is sugary sweet yet hot with some humor mixed in as well. She has easily become one of my top go-to authors for romance that is low on angst but can still give you all the feels.
Willow has known Zane since childhood since he was her brother’s best friend. Before she left for college, she asked Zane to take her virginity and they both buried that night afterwards. It’s been ten years and a lot has changed; Willow owns a bakery and Zane is an actor. He asks Willow to pretend to be his fiance to help him land a role and she can’t tell him no. Both of them are afraid the other will break their heart. Will they finally tell each other their true feelings?
I loved these characters and this story. I can’t wait to read the next book!
Rating: 4.5 stars

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance 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–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.


  • Melissa Foster

    I’m so happy you’re looking forward to the next in the series! You MUST like it! Thank you so much for your review–loved it XOXO

  • Lisa Filipe

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review!