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. 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.
After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.
Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn–and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the sinfully hot artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.
When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.
SEASIDE LOVERS 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+**
Melissa Foster has done it yet again! She hardly ever fails to keep me entertained with her well thought out plots, relatable characters, and awe-inspiring stories. Every time I hear she has a new book out my excitement levels increases and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. What I love most about her stories, especially the Seaside series, is the portrayal of family and friendships. They never fail to evoke a warm and fuzzy feeling within me. ‘Seaside Lovers’ was no different.
Losing a loved one is never easy as Parker Collins would discover. Having never been close to someone, until the day Bert Stein entered her life, she never knew how devastating his loss would be. Added to this was the burden of guilt she shouldered for not being there when he needed her most. Parker’s pain emanates from the pages. It was easy to relate to her grief. I could also relate to her uncertainty as it relates to the mending of fences with Bert’s brother on his behalf. I found this aspect of the story very emotional.
Parker is a sweet, generous and loving person. I loved that she was willing to help others. She tries to see the best in everyone she comes in contact with. She dreams of having a real family and living a normal life where she can be her true self but feels she can’t have that has long as she is an actress. She will discover, however, that all that she dreamed was indeed possible.
Grayson Lacroux knew after several months of communicating with Parker long distance that she was it for him. So when she failed to show for their planned meeting he believed that what he felt was one-sided. However, when he discovered the true reason for her not going through with their plans he made it his mission to help her come to terms with her loss.
It is my belief that these two were perfect for each other, despite them being from different worlds. It was evident that they had chemistry. It’s rare to read a romance these days where the main characters are not instantly attracted to each other and falling in love in no time. This was not the case with Parker and Grayson. They have been communicating for several months via emails. The conversations had via this medium was meaningful which aided in them developing a relationship that went beyond the physical.
The story was very well written. I could not wait to see how Parker’s desire to mend fences with her mentor’s brother on his behalf would work out. The events that unfolded as a result of her bold step were pleasantly surprising. I enjoyed the interaction between the characters and all the feels that came with it.
This story reminded me of a very important lesson I learned as a child. The dangerous impact that pride can have on our lives. It can lead to our destruction. I was also reminded that loss is inevitable, but if we accept it and face it head we can gain so much more. Parker had lost the one person who meant the world to her, but in the end, she gained more than she could ever dream.
I loved this book. If you love romance stories that are sweet, romantic and hot then you will love Seaside Lovers. This is a must read for fans of Melissa Foster.
“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
Also available in the Seaside Summers Series
Seaside Whispers (Release 30th November) avail for pre-order
About Melissa Foster
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. 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.