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? This contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to listeners who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. While each book may be listened to as a standalone, you might enjoy listening to the entire Love in Bloom series.
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Meissa and BJ...Perfection
Melissa Foster has done it again!
Between the laughing at the Seaside Gang and the sizzle between Jenna & Pete, I could NOT put it down! Pete's kind heart and put-everyone-else first attitude is commendable and heart breaking at the same time. He almost gives up on himself for the sake of his family. But, Jenna was there with her magnetism for Pete and allowed him the freedom to tend to his family but gave him the strength of their love to get through.
BJ did it again with this one, putting the emotions into his reading, allowing us to feel every bit of the turmoil Pete and Sky were feeling in regards to their father. AMAZING AGAIN!!!
I LOVE that Pete & Jenna FINALLY got together...and how absolutely PERFECT they are for each other!!
Finally giving in
Jenna has been lusting after Pete for years. Having given up hope on his reciprocating, she asks out someone else. That was apparently the tipping point for Pete. Turns out he was feeling the same way, but had not expressed it due to Jenna's shyness around him. And once the sparks unit, there is a fire for sure! I loved watching how these two "clicked" once their heads and their hearts got on the same page. Their chemistry was amazing and made it hard to stop listening. I read the Kindle version of this book when it was first released and truly enjoyed getting to listen to the audio version now!
Jenna loves Pete and he's oblivious to her until she decides to move on. I so enjoy a love story where the main characters know each other for years. Slow burn relationships have such a solid basis in my opinion. Melissa Foster writes incredible imagery in this book and added humor. I love the seaside friends, their escapades, and the heat. The narration by BJ Harrison is so well done. He adds the right emotions to his performance. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series.