Rick Savage proves that you can have it all, yet still feel empty inside. Between crossover characters, light hearted banter, meaty storytelling and new characters, I get to know and love, Ms. Foster is on the right tract with the Bayside Summers series. Bayside Desires is the first book in the series and it marks the beginning of something special. Rick and Desiree have had their fair share of painful moments. Abandonment issues, disappointment and loneliness have left Desiree with a heavy heart. For Rick, a tragic loss has left him with a bruised soul and a battered heart. There are moments where the Kleenex will prove to be a readers best friend and there are also instances where humor flows freely again. All these little pieces merge into a challenging and rewarding work of art.