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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster + Review and Giveaway

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.
Seaside Dreams

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?

*~* My Review*~*
Overall I liked this book.  I really enjoyed reading about Caden and Evan.  I felt how deep the father son relationship was and I wanted more.  I normally enjoy the romance more than the parenting part of a novel, but this one was more intense.  I loved how they met though I felt the intimacy evolved super fast.  Like yeah Bella and Caden just me but oh well lets get together even if just a bit.  Bella annoyed me a bit, I felt like she was slightly immature except for a couple times in the book I was like, yes, this is the mature 30 something strong woman she keeps telling us she is.  Which she talked about a lot, how strong she is how tough, but then she sees Caden and it's like her brain shuts off and all she thinks is he's hot.
 The friendship between the girls was fun to read, and the jokes they played on Theresa was great! Though wow sometimes what they said to each other was very shocking. Not bad, just like oh, if my friend said that to me...  The plot with the boys and Evan I thought added a nice touch to the story and it really showed the amazing relationship between Caden and Evan again.  Plus how much Evan loved Jamie and Verra.
I overall enjoyed the book, and it may have just been me and where I am in my life, but It was hard for me to enjoy Bella as I was more interested in Caden and the other relationships.  I give this book a 3.5 star rating

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

An ecopy of Taken by Love


  1. Great review... thx for the giveaway...

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review! So glad you enjoyed it :-)