Seaside Hearts (book review)

About the book


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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My review:

Is is going to get old?  Me saying how much I love Melissa Foster for making me fall in love with her characters?  I hope not... because I think any book review I do of her books is going to need to say that.  It's just what I've come to expect now.

Oh Jenna and Pete.  EVERYONE has known the 2 of them were meant to be.  Everyone except them.  I can't believe this is only book 2 of the Seaside Summers series.  I feel like I've been watching Jenna and Pete dance around each other for years worth of summers.  How does and author make you feel like you've known her characters for years???

I have to say that Jenna was my least favorite of the 4 girlfriends (Jenna, Bella, Amy, and Leanna).  I don't really know why.  I actually feel horrible writing that... like I'm going to offend her.  Once she and Pete FINALLY had their first kiss though (it's not a spoiler if you KNOW it's gotta happen right?) I totally fell in love with them.  I think she was just really driving me bonkers with her sudden case of shy awkwardness every time Pete was around.  Thank goodness for that first kiss (I might have felt the zing as much as Jenna did!)

One more thing.... thank God that tiara on the cover is actually explained.  I saw the cover and thought "what the heck is that tiara about???".  And ya know what?  I'm not telling you what the tiara is about. :P

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.