Monday, 20 October 2014

Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster 
Series: Love in Bloom #22:
Seaside Summers #2
Release Date: 21st October 2014
Publisher: World Literary Press
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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?

I have to say that I am completely and utterly hooked on this series of books. Through book 2  Melissa Foster has managed to pull me in hook, line and sinker into a wonderful world of interesting characters and plot lines. Jenna and Pete could be frustrating at times because it was so clear that they should be together but life was getting in the way. That and the fact that both were totally unaware that the other was totally in lust with them. Sometimes I found myself shouting at Pete and other times I could totally sympathise with him and wanted to hug him! I wanted to scream at Jenna to open her eyes!  Sometimes I even did. We were first introduced to these wonderful characters in Book 1 of the Series Seaside Dreams and given a little hint of the sexual chemistry between the two but goodness me, this book takes it to a whole new level. Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone novel.

Seaside Hearts has enough passion leaping off the page to have you running to a cold shower. It's HOT HOT HOT!  A little raunchy in places, it will keep you satisfied! Even from the opening chapters I found myself like Jenna, drooling over construction workers! Melissa Foster knows how to pique your interest from page 1! This book has the right amount of romance to cause you to breathe satisfied sighs, and it will keep your nose stuck in the book until you get to the very end! It also covers a hard hitting topic such as alcoholism and isn't afraid to tackle it head on either. All that wrapped up in the wonderful relationship that Jenna shares with her friends just about makes it perfect. Looking forward to the next book in the series. Highly recommended.  

About Melissa Foster

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 CafĂ© 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 annual 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.
Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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3 Responses so far.

  1. Sounds like you got into the book! LOL
    There's nothing not to like about hot construction workers ;-)
    Thank you for your wonderful review. You rock!! XO

  2. OMG, who can resist a good romance book?? Thanks for the chance!!

  3. Sounds like a great series another for wish list. X

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