Monday, October 20, 2014

Seaside Hearts - Review & Giveaway

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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Review by Marlene Engel
For years Jenna has been pining over Pete.  And, for years, Pete hasn’t given her any real sign that he may be reciprocating those feelings.  Frustrated that this summer will be the same as summers past, Jenna decides to focus her attention on other men.  However, Pete does have feelings for Jenna, but his complicated situation makes it hard to be in a relationship.  Dealing with an alcoholic father, and trying to keep his father’s addiction from being exposed, Pete spends much of his time running to his father’s rescue when he finds himself in a losing battle with the bottle. 

It’s not until Pete spies Jenna throwing away her shy ways and seductively flirting with a construction worker that he knows he has to make a decision.  Conflicted between doing right by his father and following his heart, Pete’s at a crossroads.  Will he express his feelings for Jenna?  Or will he risk losing her to another man?

There’s nothing like a hot summer romance to keep you warm during these cool fall months.  The Seaside Summers series are the perfect books to keep your summer going all year round.  With a warm setting, hot characters and even hotter love scenes, you won’t need to be out in the sun to feel the heat.  So, grab a fruity drink and settle down with this book, because October just got hot!

About the Author:
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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. 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 The Women's NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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