Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Sterna reviews Seaside Sunsets by Melissa Foster

Today we have a review from book review team member Sterna, she blogs at


Sterna chose to read and review Seaside Secrets by Melissa Foster in conjunction with Brook Cottage Books


Back in Seaside for the summer … home sweet home!

Jessica Ayers has decided to take a hiatus from her successful, though lonely career as a cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra this summer, renting a holiday apartment in Seaside. She’s determined to find out if this was all her life was supposed to be about, or if maybe there was something else out there for her.
Innocent and technologically-clueless Jessica had never thought that the one thing she could crave more than music, could be super-hot, tech wiz Jamie Reed.

Jamie has focused all of his attentions over the last few years solely on building his business up from the ground, and caring for his grandmother, who had raised him after his parents passed away.
Now successful beyond believe, Jamie decides to take a much deserved break this summer to spend with his grandmother and friends in Seaside, but finding love-or rather being thrown with love in the form a cell phone-was the last thing Jamie expected.

I love that Ms Foster always gives fate a sense of humor! And once again, the meeting between Jessica and Jamie had me laughing out loud!

Between the Seaside regulars and their hilarious antics-Thong Thursday and Tequila shots, are you kidding me, I LOVE IT-and the sizzling passing between Jessica and Jamie, the story keeps you glued to the pages until the end.

If sexy and hard-bodied Jamie, who definitely makes geekiness cool, offered to help me with … um …anything … I’d also be thinking naughty thoughts about … you know what!

I have officially dubbed myself a Seaside Sister for life as well! Along with chunky dunking and cookie dough pool nights!
These warm and amazing people let you into their lives and into their hearts from the very first book and page. They’re real, and crazy and loyal, and their love for each other is beautiful and heartfelt.

“Sometimes the heart tells us things in whispers, and we miss them.” – Vera






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Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

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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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Seaside Dreams (Love in Bloom, #21; Seaside Summers, #1)Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This review is on behalf of BrookCottage Books. It is #21 in the Love In Bloom Series and #1 of the Seaside Summers series.

Bella Abbadscia is one of the seaside cottage residents of Wellfleet, near Cape Cod. For as long as she can remember she has spent every summer here with her best friends who include, Amy, Jenna and Leanne. Weeks spent in the sun, beside the pool or at the beach, with BBQ’s and nights under the stars, a great way to spend some chill time with friends.

Caden Grant is a single Dad, a cop and he’s just moved to the Wellfleet area from Boston. Having recently lost his work partner he felt he needed to take himself away from the dangers of police work so that he would always be there for his son Evan.

Caden first sets eyes on Bella when he’s on night patrol and comes across several scantily dressed females at the cottages in the middle of a prank. There is an instant spark between them, which neither is prepared for. Bella has sworn herself off men to concentrate on setting up a work-study youth program, whilst Caden’s devotion is to his son and no one else.

I enjoyed the build up of their relationship, the not-a-date was fun and Caden’s son Evan brought a new aspect to the storyline. There was some great advice on the upbringing of teenagers which many parents could do with, but it added to the story rather than deflecting away from it. With a hot man in a uniform who brings out the feminine side in Bella and the back drop of some summer love, what is there not to love about this book?

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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 Café 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.