Friday, September 26, 2014

Seaside Dreams

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.

Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?

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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This is the second book by Melissa Foster that I have read and the feeling I got when I first read her work has intensified.

Seaside Dreams is the first book in the Seaside Summer series and based on what I have read so far It appears that this will be a great series. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for her fans with this brand new series.

It tells the story of Bella Abbascine and Caden Grant. Bella, a teacher quit her job after a bad breakup with a fellow teacher. She relocated to Wellfeet Massachusetts to spend time with her friends and to begin a new chapter in her life. She has sworn of relationships and her main focus was the launching of a project to help teenagers find a sense of purpose. Little did she know that her decision to swear of relationships would come under threat when she came face to face with Caden Grant.

Caden is a police officer and a single father of a fourteen year old boy. Caden decided that he had enough of the city life after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He relocated to Wellfeet to start over and create a safer life for his son. 

The initial meeting between Caden and Bella was comical and their attraction was off the charts. These two are the polar opposites of each other which makes for an interesting read. I like the fact that Bella is willing to embrace Evan (Caden’s son). Caden’s honesty is refreshing which helped to catch Bella hook, line and sinker. The romance between them is sweet, hot and passionate. I loved the way the author developed their romance. It was not rushed, which made it credible. 

Seaside Dreams is a beautiful story that depicts how love has a way of entering our lives when we least expect it. It has a funny way of derailing our plans.

If you love your romance novels hot and spicy with a hint of sweetness, then you need to get yourself a copy of Seaside Dreams.

About the Author
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.

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


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  1. I really like the sound of this one, looking forward to hearing about the other books in the series.

  2. I'm so glad you appreciated the relationship between Bella had with Evan. You're totally right, Caden's honesty was what helped reel her in. Thanks for a wonderful review!! XO

    1. You are welcome. I enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to reading more of your work.

  3. You can't help but love a series set against the ocean backdrop.