Title: Reid
Series: Vested Interest Series
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Comedy Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2018
Cover Design: Melissa Ringuette @ Monark Design Services

“Be prepared to laugh hard and swoon even harder. Reid is all the things I adore about romance–funny, sexy and chock-full of sweet, true love.” B. Cranford, author of About Time 

“If beta heroes who love hard and aren’t afraid to share their feelings is your brand of book boyfriend catnip, you’re going to want to pick this one up.” Rebecca Norinne, author of Not Quite Perfect 

“What makes this book special is watching Reid not just fall in love, but learn to love and be loved. Such a treat, and a deliciously satisfying close to a wonderful series!” Christi Barth, author of Bad Boys Gone Good series

You’ve met the men of BAM. Now get to know the rebel.

Who is Reid Matthews?

A child, abandoned and unloved.

A teen, adrift and disregarded, using his superior tech skills for the wrong intentions.

A young adult, his future overshadowed by his prison record, his life an endless loop of loneliness.

Until he is given a second chance and a new life emerges.

A career he once thought he could only dream of, surrounded by people who show him that family and home aren’t simply words.

And a girl who shows him the greatest, most complex code he could ever write. 

We spent the entire day together. I worked on the system, with Becca acting as my assistant. More than once, she rose up on her toes for a kiss. More than once, I had her pressed to the wall, devouring her mouth. It was the best install I had ever done.“You are such a good kisser,” she murmured against my mouth. “How can a virgin be so good at kissing?”

Pleased she was enjoying my caresses, I grinned. “I have kissed girls and women, but, as I said, I haven’t gone beyond that.” I cupped her face, dragging my lips across her cheek to her sensitive earlobe. “I was waiting for the right person.”
“And I’m that person?”
“Yes,” I stated with conviction, dropping another kiss to her mouth. “You are.” I ran my fingers over my lips, then grabbed my drill.
“Why do you do that?”
“Do what?”
“You press your fingers on your mouth every time we kiss.”
“Oh, ah…” I stalled, looking over her shoulder. I felt heat prickle my neck.
“Tell me,” she insisted. “I want to know.”
“I like how it feels when you kiss me. I guess I’m sort of sealing you into me. Keeping your taste locked into my mouth.”
She stared at me, blinking and silent.
“Is that weird? It’s weird. I’m sorry.”
I wasn’t prepared when she launched herself at me. The drill flew one way; we hit the wall behind me, a mass of entangled arms and legs, her mouth on mine, hard and passionate. I slid down the wall to the floor, taking her with me. She was ferocious in her intensity, her kisses deep and possessive.
“You say the most erotic words,” she groaned. “Sealing my taste into you?”
“So, not weird?” I moaned as she kissed her way down my neck.
“No, not weird.” She hovered over me, her dark hair falling like a waterfall around us. “You turn me on like no man has ever done, Reid. Ever.” She kissed me again.
I was good with that.

Reid Matthews… Who is the man behind the computer?  Reid is the youngest member of BAM.  He has had a rough life, cast out as a baby, shuffled around, done a crime and paid the time.  Everyone who has cared for him passed on.  He really doesn’t know what love is or how to deal with the touchy feely stuff.  But really, who is Reid?  Reid is the master behind the operations at BAM.  He is the top IT departments guy and he always has the boys at BAM’s back.  He is their most loyal and trusted employee.  But if you ask Bently, Aiden or Maddox, he is their brother.  FAMILY.  So what do you do when you discover your brother’s crush on another employee?  You help them to pursue her.

Reid has a huge crush on Becca.  Becca has come to BAM to work on the Ridge Towers project.  He has a hard time showing or expressing how much he likes her, so he does it the only way he knows how.  He causes her computer problems so she has to come to him to get it fixed.  Genus right?!

Becca has a crush on the youngest BAM member.  When she  looks at Reid she gets butterflies in her stomach and aches with need.  But how can she let him know she is interested.  He is so shy and barely talks to her.  She is scared that he will not feel the same and she can’t handle rejection.

When Reid finally gives into temptation it is like he is dreaming.  But then as all dreams, it comes to an end and he feels that his past is catching up with him.  Can he let go of the one person in his life he has ever loved, so she can have the life she has always dreamed of?

OMG! OMG!  It is so hard to choose….which BAM member is my favorite.  Reid is amazing.  He is geeky, shy, selfless, sexy, sweet….I could go on and on.  He is just perfect.  I love the whole sexy nerd concept.  😉

Becca is such a sweet and loving character.  She is so full of life and such a surprise.  I loved the interactions and attractions between Reid and her.  They are fun, sexy and sweet.

I love this series by Melanie and I feel like I just want to repeat over and over in each book, how wonderful each and every characters story is.  The stories of these guys flows smoothly and flawlessly picking up where each book leaves off.  All the characters are wonderful and devoted individuals, each with their own insecurities and issues.  The characters feel so real.  With down to earth personalities and caring ways, each of these characters prove over and over again, how important loyalty and family is.  That family is not blood it is a bond that holds you together.  Love and Loyalty.

Overall this book is amazing.  A real emotional roller coaster.  As are all the others.  So be sure to bring tissues, because I cried my heart out. I was crushed at how Reid was treated.  But hey, any good book is got some tears in it.  Right?

My heart melts a little more each time one of the BAM boys falls in love.  Each story is a tough road to travel, but in the end they open their hearts and fall.  I wonder if Melanie will be writing another book about the crew at BAM?  All the boys have had their story.  But I can see some of the other characters in their world having their own books.  We will wait patiently and see.

*ARC provided by Melanie Moreland

New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She’s learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at


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