Seaside Sunsets (book review)

Seaside Sunsets was written by Melissa Foster.  It is the third book in the Seaside Summers series.  This tour has been organized by Beck Valley Book Tours.  I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review.  All opinions are my own.

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.


Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother—and falling in love is not in his plans.

From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sensual, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the blond beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie’s life—and his heart—upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.

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:

First of all... this cover is so perfectly Jamie and Jessica.  Not all covers look like the characters do in my head... but that IS Jamie and Jessica.

Second of all... my book reviews for Melissa Foster's books should probably just start being called Melissa Foster author fan-girl crush posts.

I've loved Jamie's character since he was first introduced with his grandmother, Vera.  Before this book begins Foster even notes that "before I started writing this novel, I thought it was going to be difficult to find the perfect woman for Jamie Reed, but the minute I met Jessica Ayers, I realized it wasn't going to be difficult at all".   She was oh so right.  I can say that I was in love with Jessica by page 2.  (Any girl that chucks her phone off her deck after being outbid on ebay is a friend of my.  There are reasons I no longer bid on ebay.)

Jamie and Jessica truly are perfect together.  They're both extremely successful professionally for their ages.  Geniuses at what they do.  But... they've also both decided to take a little break for the summer.  Put their focus a little more on life... or in Jessica's case, finding out what life outside of the orchestra and her mother actually is.  Like the rest of the Seaside Summers couples... the cottages seem to be a place of magical destiny.

(I'm truly happy in my marriage and with my family and life... but boy would I have loved spending a summer at those cottages.  Chunky dunking with the girls while sipping some Middle Sister wines and, again, some margaritas.  And, of course, experiencing a romance that only Melissa Foster seems to be able to create.  I swoon.  Totally swoon.)

About the author:

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 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.

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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