Thursday, September 4, 2014

Seaside Dreams Book Tour and Giveaway

BOOK #1 

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.


Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Bella and her friends love to play pranks, but when one involving a toilet bowl goes awry, along comes Officer Caden Grant. Being a single dad, Caden’s focus has always been on his son Evan. Once he meets Bella, it’s immediate attraction. This creates a problem because Bella is in the middle of a life change and has a plan, which doesn't involve dating. When Caden finally wins her heart, he discovers the cost of losing focus on his teenage son. With tragedy averted, will Bella and Caden be able to move past this event and form a more permanent bond?

This story just sucked me in. It felt so good reading the beginning of Bella and Caden’s relationship. Their attraction was so natural and just felt right. It brought back memories of my younger days, and it was a good feeling, one too long forgotten. With Caden being the perfect gentleman, Bella didn't have a chance. I felt like a fly on the wall. I would have loved to be best friends with Bella and the girls. They were a riot, with their pranks, and chunky-dunking, and open-window-love-making. And I loved the Jay and Silent Bob reference. That really made me laugh-out-loud. Can’t wait for Book 2.

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About the Author

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. 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 Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 

Books 7 - 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 - 20

Books 1 - 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 - 24


Five lucky winners will each receive Taken by Love ebook
the 1st book from the Braden cousins series
Ending on Sunday 28th September at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

Enter Below & Good Luck !!


  1. My funniest dream is I'm trying to sell my cat, but no one will buy her.

  2. True friends chunky dunk ;-)
    I love that you felt like a fly on the wall--what a great compliment! I'm so happy you're enjoying the series and the lively girls of Wellfleet XOXO

    1. Well, thank you Melissa. I'm ready to start the next one.