Monday, February 23, 2015

Seaside Secrets - Review & Giveaway



Seaside Secrets
Seaside Summers # 4: Love in Bloom # 24
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing February 24th, 2015
Self-Published

Blurb
Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He’s got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed—at least for her.

Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She’s spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she’s spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she’s ever loved. She’s back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she’s decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past—and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.

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Review by Marlene Engel
Amy has loved Tony all of her life.  The summer before college, she thought that she finally had the man of her dreams until a tragedy tore them apart.  Afraid to confide in her best friends, she was forced to deal with the situation alone.
                     
Fourteen years later, Amy’s still pining after Tony.  Now a professional surfer and motivational speaker, Tony spends his time traveling the world, but still devotes his summers to the Cape.  Amy doesn’t know if she can spend another summer so close to him.  She now has to make a tough decision, take the job offer in Australia and put Tony in her past for good or see if he feels for her what she’s felt for him all these years.

Seaside Summers (Love in Bloom) is one of my all-time favorite series.  Who doesn’t love being at the beach with your best girlfriends and finding love?  Something that I especially enjoyed about this book is the way the author wrote of the tragedy that Amy and Tony dealt with many years ago.  It’s something that I feel many couples are going to be able to relate to and Melissa Foster does a brilliant job making the characters emotions feel so real and raw.

Seaside Secrets is a great story, full of fun characters, that touches on a serious subject.  Melissa Foster fans are going to love this book.  And, if you are a first time reader of her books, this one will make you want to go out and get the rest of the books in the Love in Bloom series.



About the Author:
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.

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