Review: Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review: Seaside Dreams by Melissa FosterTitle: Seaside Dreams
Author(s): Melissa Foster
Series: Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers #1
Published by Melissa Foster on August 25, 2014
Pages: 300
Source: Beck Valley Book Tours
Format: arc, ebook
Purchase: Amazon|B&N|Kobo|Audible
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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?

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This is the second book by Melissa Foster that I have read and the feeling I got when I first read her work has intensified.
Seaside Dreams is the first book in the Seaside Summer series and based on what I have read so far It appears that this will be a great series. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for her fans with this brand new series.
It tells the story of Bella Abbascine and Caden Grant. Bella, a teacher quit her job after a bad breakup with a fellow teacher. She relocated to Wellfeet Massachusetts to spend time with her friends and to begin a new chapter in her life. She has sworn of relationships and her main focus was the launching of a project to help teenagers find a sense of purpose. Little did she know that her decision to swear of relationships would come under threat when she came face to face with Caden Grant.
Caden is a police officer and a single father of a fourteen year old boy. Caden decided that he had enough of the city life after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He relocated to Wellfeet to start over and create a safer life for his son.
The initial meeting between Caden and Bella was comical and their attraction was off the charts. These two are the polar opposites of each other which makes for an interesting read. I like the fact that Bella is willing to embrace Evan (Caden’s son). Caden’s honesty is refreshing which helped to catch Bella hook, line and sinker. The romance between them is sweet, hot and passionate. I loved the way the author developed their romance. It was not rushed, which made it credible.
Seaside Dreams is a beautiful story that depicts how love has a way of entering our lives when we least expect it. It has a funny way of derailing our plans.
If you love your romance novels hot and spicy with a hint of sweetness, then you need to get yourself a copy of Seaside Dreams.




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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


Books 1 – 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 – 3
Books 1 – 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 – 9


Books 1 – 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 – 14 
Books 7 – 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 – 20
Books 1 – 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 – 24

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event! Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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5 responses to “Review: Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

  1. I'm so glad you appreciated the relationship between Bella had with Evan. You're totally right, Caden's honesty was what helped reel her in. Thanks for a wonderful review!! XO