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by Melissa Foster
Released: August 25 2014
Series: Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers #1
Published by World Literary Press
“If you love your small-town romances sweet, sexy AND funny, then you’ve got to try out at least one of Melissa Foster’s books.”
~ Under the Covers
Can you say ADDICTED?! This is the second book of Melissa Foster’s that I’ve tried and I am literally angry at myself for not reading her sooner! If you love your small-town romances sweet, sexy AND funny, then you’ve got to try out at least one of Melissa Foster’s books. She has so many series that are connected and this knowledge makes me a very happy reader because I’ll have more stories to devour!
SEASIDE DREAMS is the first book in the Seaside Summers series. This series is about four friends who are adorably cute but they each have their own set of problems. They have come together to spend some time in their Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts so you can definitely expect that beachy, small-town feel that I adore.
Bella Abbascia is a woman who has sworn off men and is in the process of getting her life together. But after one of her pranks goes wrong, she gets into some trouble with sexy police officer Caden Grant. Like Bella, he doesn’t have time to date. Too much of his time is devoted to working and raising his teenage son alone. But romance seems to bloom between them anyway and even though they try to take things slow, Foster heats things up quite quickly. In just two books, I’ve become such a big fan of Foster’s romances because she is able to blend the sexy and the sweet perfectly. She makes everything so ENJOYABLE that I’m can’t help falling in love right along with the characters. In just half a book, Melissa Foster can create a strong romance and it’s really quite impressive.
In addition to the romance, I really loved the friendship Bella had with her girlfriends. Those girls are a hoot and it’s nice to be able to see authors taking their time and showing different relationships in their books as well. I will definitely be checking out the other books in the series. I can’t wait to see what Foster has in store for them.
The only negative I can think of is the fact that the books can run a little long and the only reason I am mentioning this is because I think Foster does such a great job with the romance that at 50%, I was already head over heels in love with the characters. I would’ve been okay with the book if it had ended there. So with that being said, it can be a little shorter. But when I adore a cast so much, I don’t really mind spending a little more time with them.
Fans of Bella Andre and Jill Shalvis will absolutely fall in love with Melissa Foster’s writing. If you haven’t tried her out yet, then you definitely need to grab at least one of the free books she currently has on offer!
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When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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