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Because of Sydney

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Determined to establish a new life far from the ghosts of her past, twenty-two year old Sydney Paige is willing to try anything to launch her reporting career and quiet the painful memories of her family back home.

Money-driven Mason Lachlan knows exactly what he wants in life and how to get it. Nothing stands in the way of the successful millionaire’s next deal, not even t
Published (first published August 23rd 2015)
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Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

T.A. Foster writes great feel good romances, and Because of Sydney is no exception. Because of Sydney is a standalone new adult contemporary romance with no cliffhanger. But even though it really does stand completely on its' own, it takes place in the same universe as her Kissing Eden series , which I absolutely loved. Because of Sydney's main character (other than Sydney, who is new to the books) is Mason, Grey's Un
Katlynn Parsons
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Katlynn by: NetGalley
Shelves: netgalley, my-kindle
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mason, a self-made millionaire, is always looking for a new project and always gets what he wants. Until he meets Sydney. A business reporter who, despite her attraction to Mason, must make her deadline--digging up what ever she can on the work Mason is doing on the island.

The chemistry is clear between the two and is written in such a realistic way that it does not come across as fake or cheesy--a common problem among Chick
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
review to follow on release day
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Find this review and more at Ramblings From This Chick

Because of Sydney is a spin-off from T.A. Foster's Kissing Eden Series. Fans of the series will recognize the main character Mason, who is Grey's uncle. While new readers can certainly pick this one up and read it as a standalone, I think it is best read following the Kissing Eden series. There is a lot between Grey and Mason that is just briefly touched on here, and I think it is best to have that knowledge while reading this one so as not t
M.M. m Clem
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
**Taken from my book blog at**

I was pleasantly surprised when I was asked to read an ARC version of author T.A. Foster's newest title Because of Sydney. Going into this book, I had absolutely no idea what to expect since this is a new author for me and I was completely unaware of her work prior. What I found, however, was a great story between the pages that I found incredibly hard to put down and anxious to get to the end.

Because of Sydney is a sweet sto
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

Wow it took me way too long to remember that Mason from this story is Grey's uncle from the Kissing Eden series. I started Because of Sydney and thought I wonder if there is a book about Mason and Grey and Eden and how they all met. Then I was just like duh - I read that already! That is why I was excited to read this book! Come on Jen, get with it!

Because of Sydney was a fun summer read. I actually read it on the train going away for the weeke
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fast paced romance that grabbed me from the beginning.
Guest Review by Tammy Cole

This book grabbed me from the very beginning as I was so intrigued with the main characters. Mason, a strong and a highly successful businessman. Sydney, who was a strong female, with a new career in journalism that she was determined to make a success. With their encounter at the land where Mason is building a resort, you can feel the tension and attraction between the two. Both are determined to fight for what they
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
We’ve met Mason previously in the Kissing Eden series and he was always an interesting character. It was nice to finally see him again and introduce new people to him, someone who can finally tame that playboy status he lived by. T.A. Foster never disappoints in any of the books I’ve read by her and this was definitely on the same path. Not only was there a good story but there were also some very lovely private scenes between the two main characters while still being very tasteful.

We meet Sydne
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Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Mason Lachlan is a typical multi-millionaire dollar land developer, focused on his next acquisition and finding the perfect land to develop, even if that means displacing people out of their homes.

When Sydney Paige, a fresh-faced new reporter for the local business journal, gets assigned the story of the land developer taking down a trailer park on South Padre Island, she meets Mason. Several times.

At first, Mason doesn't want anything to do with a reporter -- his first rule being don't talk to
Mason Lachlan always gets what he wants. It doesn't matter if he wants the woman at the hotel counter, or if its the latest, potentially hottest piece of land in San Padre. He wants it. He gets it. When he meets Sydney Paige on his newest business venture, there is no difference in him getting what he wants. But when this reporter tells him no, he isn't quite sure what to think. He knows that he has to prove to Sydney that he isn't the pompous ass that he comes across as.

Sydney Paige has worked
Tracy Grieve
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Book given for honest review.

Here we have Mason Lachlan a man who gets what he wants and nobody rarely says no to him that is until he meets reporter Sydney Paige, she pushes him like no one else has and he likes it but not wanting anything more than fun he sets the rules no strings just fun but soon he is breaking all his rules with her and he sees something in her that he hasn't in any other woman and that is she isn't interested in his bank balance, but the man behind it. But Mason has his se
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, blog-reads
Because of Sydney by T.A. Foster is a quirky but sweet romance about a man who no one ever says no to and a woman who won't back down.

Sydney Paige is a little naive but a lot tough. She is on a deadline and Mason Lachlan is her target. She has to write an article on Mason and his business. Mason is used to getting his way but the feisty reporter is not one of his yes-people. Their undeniable attraction to each other causes issues along the way. When secrets are revealed will they be able to work
This book was added onto the end of Turn Over by Violet Paige as a bonus; a bonus that made up the other 50% of the book that I actually bought.

I got about five or six pages into it and had to tap out. It was written in the style of William Shatner, staccato sentences with no complexity whatsover.


Mark was the newest member of my staff. I hired him straight out of college. He was working on his MBA at night. I thought it showed he had goals. I didn't want someone complacent on my team.

Marcie Wegner
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sydney is a reporter with issues in her past. Her first job is on South Padre island, reporting on a building development project by Mason Lachlan. Mason does not want to get involved in a relationship, but when he meets Sydney, he falls for her. Can the two of them, with their issues, make it work?
Mason must be a character from another novel by T.A. Foster because there is a backstory there reader is not fully told. We get enough to have an idea of what happened, but not enough to be fully sati
Lexee Toste
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun read. It read quickly, even though it was a full book. I liked the characters. The story has a light-hearted feel to it the entire time. Sydney and Mason have some road blocks that they have to overcome and most come from Mason's job. Sydney is not afraid to speak her mind and let Mason have it for certain things. I liked that. The sex is fairly explicit, most of the time it is just glossed over. There's a little bit of action going on but it mostly focuses on Mason and Sydney and ...more
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
I'd give this a 3.5 if possible... this cute story was an extra item on a Kindle Unlimited item. Quick read, pretty formulaic. Ending wasn't quite what I thought it would be. Perhaps there is a sequel?
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T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, three children and canine kiddos.

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on pa