Posted on December 16, 2016 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 4 stars, Beck Valley Books, Contemporary Romance, Melissa Foster, Review, Seaside Summer series / 0 Comments

Title: Seaside Whispers

Author: Melissa Foster 

Series: (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers)

Publisher: Melissa Foster

Release Date: November 30, 2016

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 300 pages


Voted Beck Valley Books Reviewers Favorite Mini Series from the Love in Bloom Series in 2014

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. 


Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux–an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy–is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.

With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt’s publishing contract couldn’t have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, seductive Mira.

A surprise encounter leads to white-hot passions and midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt’s sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira’s not saving his father’s company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?

SEASIDE WHISPERS is part of the SEASIDE SUMMERS series, and part of the “Love in Bloom” family. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

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 “Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories.” K. Winning

I received a copy of this book from the author through Beck Valley Book Tours. This has no bearing on my review, which is an honest reflection of my opinions of this book.

Seaside Whispers by Melissa Foster is book #8 in the Seaside Summer series and it can be read as a stand-alone. Like all the other books in the series, this story is about family, love, and friendship. What I have come to realise since starting this series you may not be able to stop at just one book.  The moment you begin this series you may be compelled to continue to the end.

I have read several books written by this author and the thing that stands out the most for me are her characters. I find that they are well developed, likable and easy to connect with. This installment was no different.  The moment I was introduced to Matt and Mira, I couldn’t help but love them both.

Matt is a college professor at Princeton and is currently on Sabbatical. He returned home to the Cape to re-connect with his family and friends.  During this time, he intended to re-evaluate both his professional and personal life.  Matt is the type of person that would stop at nothing to protect those he love.  He would even go out of his way to help a complete stranger when the need arises.  These traits helped to enhance his sex appeal.

Mira is a single mom and an accountant by profession. She has had her share of heartache  and was not looking to repeat the experience. Therefore, she felt the need to tread lightly where Matt was concerned.  She liked him, but she was wary of getting deeply involved, especially as his return to the Cape was temporary. She was a cautious person, especially where her son was concerned.  Every decision she made was made with him in mind. 

The character that was the highlight of the story, in my opinion, is Hagen, Mira’s son. He was smart, funny and adorable. He helped to make the story that much sweeter.

The story offered up no surprises. I pretty much had an idea as to how things would unfold.  What I enjoyed most about this story is the manner with which Matt treated Hagen. He included him in almost every plan he had with Mira. He treated him like he was his own son. Their interaction created a warm feeling within me. 

I liked everything about this book.  However, there was one aspect of the story that I wished the author had provided more details on. This was in relation to an incident that occurred in Matt’s past. I was hoping that the issue would have been resolved, helping him to come to terms with his guilt. 

If you are a fan of romance stories that are sweet and hot, but low on drama then you will enjoy Seaside Whispers. 


“Look, I haven’t slept in two days, I need to fix my shower, and you’re making me question why I came to stay at the Real Housewives of Seaside instead of my nice quiet cottage on Nantucket. Yes, okay? If I have it my way, I’ll see her tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.”

Also available in the Seaside Summers Series

Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical 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. 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. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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