Seized by Love - Melissa Foster

Seized by Love

By Melissa Foster

  • Release Date: 2015-10-28
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 522 Ratings)



The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom 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.
More Ryders coming soon!
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Swept Into Love (Gage)
Rescued by Love (Jake)

The Ryders are part of the Love in Bloom family. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. 

Read the entire LOVE IN BLOOM series

Sisters in Love 
Sisters in Bloom 
Sisters in White 

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) 
Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) 
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) 
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) 
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) 
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) 
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) 

Game of Love (Dex) 
Stroke of Love (Sage) 
Flames of Love (Siena) 
Slope of Love (Rush) 
Read, Write, Love (Kurt) 
Touched by Love (Boyd)

THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO) 
Taken by Love (Luke) 
Fated for Love (Wes) 
Romancing My Love (Pierce) 
Flirting with Love (Ross) 
Dreaming of Love (Emily) 
Crashing into Love (Jake) 

Seaside Dreams (Bella) 
Seaside Hearts (Jenna) 
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) 
Seaside Secrets (Amy) 
Seaside Nights (Sky) 
Seaside Embrace (Hunter) 
Seaside Lovers (Grayson) 
Seaside Whispers (Matt) 

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Thrill of Love (Ty)

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"[The Bradens] A sinfully sexy and heartwarming series," -- Bestselling author Amy Manemann

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." Kimberly Winning 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. All Melissa's books may be read as stand-alone novels. They're perfect beach reads featuring alpha male heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.


  • The Naked Baker

    By DGray4
    Lizzie did what she had to do when her Dad got sick. She realized that she and her sister Maddie needed college degrees. When she met Blue Ryder she fell hard. She knew that her webcast of The Naked Baker was what earned her the money to pay for her sister’s college education. That was how she paid for hers. Although she was ashamed of having to do this she knew and truth be told she secretly did enjoy doing it. At least with her love crush Blue. The conflicting emotions in this book is definitely a roller coaster ride as well as the steamy hot sex scenes. Hang on to your hats ladies and enjoy the ride.
  • Seized by Love

    By Pins4
    Loved the book.
  • Good, but...

    By Cris Ipod
    This is a fairly enchanting story about a small town florist and her friend, a handy man, complicated by the woman’s secret online business which funds her and her sister’s educations. Both of the main characters are believable and the spark is easy to see. (Trigger warning: sex-shaming women) But. It was really upsetting to read the man’s slut-shaming towards the woman. (Not a spoiler: her online identity is basically the equivalent of an exotic dancer on a baking instructional show who speaks in sensual innuendos. Her family is very religious and she keeps this business a secret from them as well.) It’s understandable why a secret like that causes conflict. I don’t mind that it’s the central conflict. But his paternalistic, sex-shaming, “wow my adult girlfriend isn’t a sheltered virgin she’s ruined for me” reaction made me instantly hate him, and despite a whole lot of semi-apologies and behind her back maneuvering... I couldn’t forgive him enough to enjoy the HEA.
  • Naked Baker

    By Xiaguan2014
    This is a wonderful story about trying out hardest to do all we can and finding someone who can handle all our secrets and dreams.
  • The Naked Baker & the Carpenter

    By ajmeyer17
    Lizzie Barber has a secret. Not only does she run a floral business, she also has a podcast called "The Naked Baker" which she films at night in the basement of her home. The money she makes off her podcast helps pay for her sisters education. Blue Ryder met Lizzie at a mutual friends wedding and became fast friends. Blue, a carpenter, remodels Lizzie's kitchen. He's constantly asking her out but she refuses. When she finally decides to go out with him, there friendship turns into something more until he learns of her secret. Will they weather this unexpected turn in their relationship or will Blue walk away. I enjoyed Blue and Lizzie's love story. Narrator was just ok.
  • Love blooms

    By Kidsfirdt81
    Seized by Love is the first book in the Love in Bloom/Ryders Series. This book is about Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber's love story. Lizzie is flower shop owner during the day and the "Naked Baker" by Night. Her nighttime job however it mainly to put her sister though school and use the extra money to pay off her flower shop. Lizzie and Blue have known each other for years and Blue finally talks Lizzie into allowing her to date him but Lizzie fears her secret night job will be the end of their relationship. This was my first book of Melissa's and I found it to be well thought out and her characters very well written. There was a lot of character development and I felt like I really connected to them throughout the storyline. Melissa puts a lot of emotions into her characters and you can feel them in her writing style. There is also some great sex scenes which is always nice in a romance novel. I like that I also got to know other characters and want to read their books as well. I listened to this in audiobook form and the narration was well done. The tone, speed and inflections made the book very easy to listen to. I would listen to the narrator again.
  • Hot and Sweet Romance

    By Ladydi232
    Seized by love is a sweet and hot romance. Lizzie is a strong, hardworking heroine. She is doing her best to take care of herself and her family. She owns her own flower shop, but also runs a podcast to earn money to put herself and her sister through college. I have to say that I adore the Ryder family already and can’t wait to read more stories with this family in them. Blue Ryder has been trying to get Lizzie to date him, but she keeps him at arms length until the temptation of him gets too much for her. When Lizzie reveals her secret to Blue his immediate reaction kind of made me mad, but he eventually came to his senses and tried to help Lizzie and be there for her instead of being judgmental. “It was true what people said about going through difficult times together and how struggles could bring people closer together.” I listened to this story on audiobook and really liked the narration. The narrator brought the book to life for me in a way that made listening even more enjoyable than if I had read it myself. -4 Stars-
  • Great Read

    By AshleyHedden
    Seized by Love by Melissa Foster was a great read. Lizzie is a woman who is very ambitious.She runs a successful flower shop and also runs a webcast that no one in her life knows about. She has put her life on hold to help in paying for her sisters college. Blue has fallen hard for Lizzie even though she keeps turning him down. I loved reading Lizzie and Blue's story. I can't wait to read more by Melissa Foster.
  • A Great Beach Read!!!

    By KateW65
    Who couldn't fall in love with Blue and Lizzie💕📖. If you are looking for a great book for the beach. Melissa Foster's books are great beach summer reading. The Ryder men are so hot that it makes you want to take a cold shower
  • Great New Series

    By JenniVange
    I really enjoyed the story of Blue and Lizzie, the first book in the Ryder series. Lizzie is a florist with her own business by day and the Naked Baker, a thriving webcast that she produces and hosts, at night to pay to put her sister through school. Blue is an all-around great guy who is fixing Lizzie's kitchen for her and falling for her at the same time. He doesn't know that Lizzie is the Naked Baker (no one does!) and keeps asking her out for more than a year. She finally gives in and it's smoldering!!! These two will melt your socks. Blue is everything any girl could want and Lizzie is no exception. Blue has been hurt in the past and will certainly see this as a deception so how does she let him know what she does to keep her sister in school debt-free? Find out when you join Blue, Lizzie and their friends and family in this great new series by Melissa Foster.