Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tasty Book Tour Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster

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.

My Thoughts:

First off, let me tell you all that I absolutely loved Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster. When I started the story I absolutely fell in love with Jenna. There are a couple reasons why: 1) She's short and curvy. Not that she's heavy, she has assets. Since she has assets she's always wondering if guys are into her or her boobs. 2) She's had
a long time crush on a guy, who has no clue she likes him. However, when she's around him she's fumbles through. So, those are my reasonings. Let me tell you I can totally relate to Jenna on both accounts. At she ends up with the guy, I never did. Moving on.

As I said, I love this story. I love the fact that at the beginning of the story Jenna has decided she was done pining over Pete, and she's going to find a summer fling. Sounds like an excellent plan. So, she meets Charlie, which causes Pete to realize that if he doesn't take action he might lose the girl. Amazing what a little jealousy can do. Let me just say, I feel bad for Charlie, because he seemed like a great guy. Granted he's not a permanent resident, but I would like him to have a happy ending. I know silly. Okay, I had my say about Charlie. So, Pete gets all possessive on Jenna, not in a creepy way, but more like I'm an idiot if I let her go. 

We see Pete trying to work out his feelings and see if its worth pursuing Jenna. However, he has these strong feelings for her that he never realized it until he had competition. When they finally got to get boy was it explosive. You would think it would be hunky dory, but we need a little drama. So, Jenna's mother causes a little with her tiny mid-life crisis, and Pete's dad with his drinking problem. Both of them have to decided on how to solve there problems and if they want to involve the other. 

I had a lot of fun reading Seaside Hearts, because you have the antics between Jenna and Pete when they see that have mutual feelings, but not ready to say anything to one another. I like the fact that they felt right when they got together. Overall, a great light read that has some fun and melting parts. 

Favorite Lines:

"Vera, you make love sound so easy," Amy said.
Vera laughed as they turned back the way they'd come. "Relationships are the most difficult thing you'll ever do in your life. Childbirth? A breeze compared to living with a man. But again. the right partner will help you blossom. The wrong one will watch you wilt."
Copy provide by Author via Tasty Book Tour

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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. 

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1 comment:

  1. I love how festive your site is! I bet you're ready for Halloween ;-)
    Thank you for taking the time to read and review. I really appreciate it and I'm so happy you enjoyed the story so much XOXO