28 October 2014

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster

Seaside Hearts
Seaside Summers # 2
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing October, 2014

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.

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I have been looking forward in reading Jenna’s story. Wondering if finally she’d have the guts to ask Pete out or she’d remain all-flustered and shy when she sees him.

Who wouldn’t love Jenna? She’s sexy, beautiful, smart and speaks her mind – that is when she’s with her friends. But with Pete, she turns into her shell. It was fun watching her actually being shy when you’re not used to her like that. Although in her own way, she tries to get his attention for years. You can’t blame her for waiting that long – Pete is a catch, he’s handsome, responsible and over-all a great guy.

But this summer, it would be different. No more ogling and swooning after a man who didn’t return her attention (or at least she thinks so). As her mother tries to outdo her lifestyle, living way so much younger than she is, it was finally time to step outside her PETE-Zone and explore other man.
I don’t share well. Not you, Jenna. I can’t share you.
Pete wanted Jenna, he’d be blind not to – but with the baggage of his alcoholic father, he didn’t think he was ready to have a real relationship. He was looking forward in seeing Jenna, but when she picks up another man, jealousy sparked in him and he realized maybe it was time to act on the attraction he has for Jenna. But quiet, reliable, mr. nice guy Pete isn’t what he appears to be – he’s more of an alpha male which Jenna didn’t really expect. Can she handle Pete? Can Pete have a relationship without sacrificing his family?

What I love about these series by Melissa Foster is those tearjerker, heartwarming “family scenes” more than those sizzling, panty-melting scenes (that are great too by the way). She had a way of touching your hearts like no author can – each book, with each different scene. This time, two scenes had me close to tears, it was really beautiful I couldn’t help but to torture myself and reread it one more time.

I adore Jenna’s ‘shyness’ when it comes to Pete, but I wished she had the same confidence in facing him the same way she faced other men and life. It was like seeing two sides of her, each one is as lovable as the other. She’s an amazing girlfriend too. Pete is so lucky to have her, because she’s the kind of girl who stood by her man no matter what the circumstances are.

As for Pete, HE WAS SO WORTH THE WAIT, but one day more, I could have told Jenna to let him go and find someone who was willing to run after her and not the other way around. I like the fact that he chose honesty over keeping the secret of his family. He came clean with Jenna, and he was rewarded with support.

Their relationship started with friendship, maybe that’s why it didn’t take that long for them to become comfortable with each other.

Melissa foster gives us the perfect blend of love, sex, friendship and family drama. The wait for Jenna’s story was completely worth it. I was hooked from start to finish, giggling, bordering tears, and just plain swooning. I loved every page of it.


to summarize my rants...
another must-read, swoon-worthy romance from melissa foster!

"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. 

Two Digital Copies of SEASIDE DREAMS, Book One in the Seaside Summers Series.

Seaside Dreams (#1)
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