Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BOOK TOUR - Seaside Hearts


The newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so damn sexy and so painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s powerless to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the sexiest, most passionate alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Melissa Foster proved time and time again that she is an author to contend with and Seaside Hearts is no different.   This is a story of unconditional love, healing  and forgiveness.  It’s funny, entertaining, emotional and gut wrenching ad it will keep you into the wee hours of the morning.

Seaside Hearts is number 22 in the Love in Bloom series and just like the other books it can be read as a standalone. This a great addition to the series.

It tells the story of Jenna and Peter. These two have been friends for some time  now, however,  Jenna was hoping that they would move beyond friendship.  Jenna has loved Pete for quite a while,  but he has always kept her in the friend zone.  She became tired of waiting for him to acknowledge her as more than a friend so she decided to make him jealous by dating a construction worker. What followed as a result is a series of entertaining and humourous events.

The characters were well developed. These are persons who are faced with real life issues to which readers can relate.  I like Jenna’s fiestiness and sassy attitude, however,  this all disappears whenever she is in Peter’s presence.  It’s  easy to understand why she would be tongue tied and nervous around the guy she has been crushing for the longest while.  This is something that most have us gone through at some point in our lives. What I  didn’t like though was in her bid to make Peter jealous she was using another man. This poor guy had no clue that she is in love with someone else.
Peter was faced with the dilemma of giving in to his feelings for Jenna and dealing with the personal/family issues he felt was not conducive to long term relationship.  He finally convinced himself that he was not about to let those issues get in the way of his happiness.   I am really glad he made that decision.

These two are good together. The sexual chemistry is off the charts. It is obvious that Peter cared for Jenna even with her quirks which some may find strange.   There was a time I began to feel irritated with them both.  I just could not fathom why they would not admit their feelings and quit the game of trying to make each other jealous.
I enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to the next book  in the series.

Favourite quote,
Peter to Jenna

“It’s okay Jenna.  I can see this is hard for you. Take your time”  He lowered his lips until they brushed her ear and whispered, “One day it’ll be my name coming off your lips as you fall apart, and I promise you, after that, when you forget how to talk, it’ll be worth every erotic, sensual second”.


Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 

Books 7 - 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 - 20

Books 1 - 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 - 24

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  1. Sounds great, just been over to your twitter page and wondering which of Melissa's hunks that may be ?? :-)

  2. I feel right at home on your site -- LOVE the seaside sunset backdrop :-)
    I'm so happy you loved the book so much and I truly appreciate your wonderful review! Thank you for joining the tour and for the post! XOXO

    1. Thanks. I chose that background because it has such a calming effect. I enjoyed all your books that I have read so far. Looking forward to reading some more.