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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster

Seaside Hearts (Love in Bloom, #22; Seaside Summers, #2)Publisher: World Literary Press
ISBN: 1941480039
Pages: 356 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
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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 is 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. COMING SUMMER 2014.

My Review:

Intro: I love this series. So much. They are the perfect romances with amazing characters and great storylines. I am way behind on reviewing them but, rest assured, that they are all awesome. This one included.


Heroine: Jenna-I love unrequited love stories and Jenna had a big darn crush on Pete for a long time and her mission in life now is to get over said crush. I really did like Jenna and identified with her. She was such a lively and likeable heroine.

Hero: Pete-He was the perfect combination of sweet and a little rough around the edges. I loved him. I developed quite the Hero Crush on him. Especially with the rescue dog. I have a weakness for rescue dogs-my new dog is a rescue. I may post a picture if Rambo ever deigns to allow me to take his picture.

Chemistry: As with most of Melissa Foster’s books, the chemistry just kicks you right in the cranium. Every couple has magnetic chemistry. Pete and Jenna were no different. Jenna’s crush on Pete adds an interesting dynamic that I really loved. Not quite angst but…tension.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion-I fangirl this series so hard. It’s like Jill Shalvis’ series. Every book is amazing. The characters are interesting, the chemistry is beyond awesome and the storylines keep you invested in the series. 
Overall Rating

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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  1. I live smack dab in the middle of the US, so I don't get to the "seaside" very often. The last time was quite a few years ago and we were in Mexico. Soooo nice :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOL - a kick in the cranium - LOVE it! I'm so happy to have an awesome fan like you! Thank you for your wonderful review and I hope to stop by again in the near future XOXO

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  4. I love this kind of storyline! I'd love to go to Cape Cod because I have never been there.



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