Friday, 31 October 2014

***Blog Tour - Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster - Seaside Summers #2 - 3.5 Stars***

***Blog Tour***
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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My Review
3.5 Cheese Filled Stars
Seaside Hearts is book #2 in the Seaside Summers Series and book #22 in the Love In Bloom Series. This is the second book I have read by Melissa Foster, I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes....

This book is one of the biggest loads of cheese filled, cheese flavoured, cheese I’ve ever read!!!

Do you know what.... What’s not to love about a cheesy love story?

I’m not sure how old Melissa Foster is but regardless she read Mills & Boon, id actually lay money on the fact that she loved Mills & Boon. Well Melissa so do I, so does my mom and so did my grandma. In my opinion Mills & Boon is so incredibly successful because what they do they do exceptionally well.

That’s how I feel about this author, Melissa Foster does old school cheesy romance incredibly well, you know exactly what you are going to get and you know that you are going to enjoy it.

Jenna is a classic firecracker with a bit of a saucy edge and Pete is an old fashioned 
gentleman, this is classic romance territory and them as a couple works incredibly well.
I liked that they had a deeper connection than just sex and I loved the relationship between Jenna and her girlfriends.

My main issue with this book is that it hinted at being a tiny bit smuttier than normal, hell anal was mentioned. Unfortunately this book is a bit of a tease as it was straight down the line vanilla, nothing wrong with it but I did have my hopes up for a bit of smut lol.

I enjoyed this book; I read a wide variety of romance from YA and NA to contemporary and 
even some dark romances. But I never forget what got me hooked on romance novels to start off with and that’s stories just like this!!

This is a great standalone novel and although I’m tempted to read the books before and after I’m confident that I could pick up another book in the series and not feel confused or left out of the character loops.
This book is the perfect book for a hot bath and a glass of wine, for me it just needed a smidge less cheese so 3.5 stars!

Author Info
"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. 

Author Links
Twitter: @Melissa_Foster
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LOL - your review made me laugh. Thank you for trying out your first Love in Bloom book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to review XO