Friday, August 29, 2014

Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers #1) by Melissa Foster with Review

Seaside Dreams
Love in Bloom # 21: Seaside Summers # 1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing August 25th, 2014

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?
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My Review: 4.5 stars
You know if you follow my blog at all that I am a huge Melissa Foster fan. I love everything she writes, and this book is no different. What I love about Melissa's books are that they could be about your neighbor, your friend or even yourself. I also enjoy the fact that she shows that relationships aren't always sunshine and roses, that it takes two people and it's not always easy. But it's always worth it if you get it right. 
This is one of those books. Bella comes back to Seaside to start her life fresh. Her dreams, her desires, her career - without a man or relationship involved. Caden just happens to be the right guy who comes along at the wrong time, and he has other priorities as well. He's got a teenage son and they are new to Seaside as well. I loved reading about Leanna, Amy, Jenna and their antics, but also their unwavering support for each other and calling each other on their shit. They all love hard, and will do what ever is best for their friends. 
Bella and Caden fall for each other despite themselves and things seem to be going smoothly. Then there's a sudden sharp turn and everything goes sideways. Both Bella and Caden must decide whether to move forward together or follow another path. They choose independent of what the other knows, that's all I'm going to say. 

Author Info
"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This  is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked."  International bestseller, M.J. Rose 

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

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(Two Digital Copies of READ, WRITE, LOVE, Remington’s Book Five)


  1. I like that -- they love hard. That rings true. I'm so happy to have such a loyal reader. What wonderful thoughts you have to share about the book and series. Thank you so much OXOX

  2. belmar, nj!!! love the jersey shore