Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
In Seaside Sunsets:
Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.
For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother - and falling in love is not in his plans.
From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sensual, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie's business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the blond beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie's life - and his heart - upside down.
Jamie & Jessica
Oh Jessica and Jamie. I read their story awhile ago and recently listened to the audiobook. As always neither Melissa Foster or B.J. Harrison disappoint.
Jessica Ayers takes a much needed vacation from the world of music, where she is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Her cello has been her life for as long as she can remember and she’s always done what’s expected of her. She decides the Cape, the Seaside community is just the place for some serious soul searching. Is she living an inspiring and fulfilling life or merely going through the motions?
Tech giant and billionaire, Jamie Reed is giving himself the summer off and visiting his grandmother Vera who resides at Seaside. He’s friends with all the Seaside summer locals who’ve been coming there as long as he has.
This is a perfect chance to get to see our Seaside friends and experience more of their antics.
Jessica and Jamie’s first meeting is humorous and shows a glimpse into both their personalities when tech savy Jamie gets pinged in the head by Jessica’s airborne cell phone. Frustrated and clueless about technology these two come together.
The attraction is instant and neither is prepared for it. Thong Thursday had me laughing out loud. Leave it to Bella and crew, who willingly add Jessica to their friendship circle. This is a totally new and welcome experience for Jessica.
Of course true love never runs smooth and issues arise, thanks to Jamie’s manipulative friend and convinces him Jessica is a distraction he might not be able to afford. From there things spiral, secrets are revealed, trust is questioned and the couple is at a crossroads.
There’s plenty of laughs, heat, passion and love as these two must choose compromises and forgiveness or walk away for good.
It’s a perfect book to connect with as you get to visit the Seaside community.
Summer at the beach!
There is nothing better than spending the summer with Melissa Foster at the beach in Massachusetts. Each one of her Seaside Summers stories just keeps warms my heart and makes me happy. This one especially hit home with Jessica, the cello player. I love anything to do with instrumental music and her story is so easy to relate to. An accomplished player, she is looking for a break from the busy schedule the Boston Symphony provides her with.Going to the beach sounds like the perfect escape. Jamie, an internet search engine developer, has taken the summer off to spend with his elderly grandmother, and he does not plan on finding love. But when he meets Jessica, all bets are off. Will these two find the love they so desperately want? Jessica is a fantastic character, knowing her passions but also knowing it may not be the only thing in life. Jamie is that warm, loving man we all want, but is easily led astray with the click of a button! Totally frustrating, he made me crazy!!!!! Foster lets us enjoy their journey as each finds their way, as well as giving us Jamie's grandmother who is a hoot! Loved every minute of this story as it gets me ready for summer!
BJ Harrison continues his narration of this series. I am enjoying his many voices, and the consistency he keeps between books as we have cameos of previous characters. He is a talent and a great performer.
Winning combination of writing and narration.
I loved listening to Seaside Sunsets narrated by B.J. Harrison. Melissa Foster has created such a great group of characters at Seaside. This book focuses on humble but hot internet tech guru Jamie Reed. Jamie meets Jessica Ayers, a cellist who is taking a break from her career. They have an instant attraction to each other. Jessica is trying to work out some career issues and Jamie has taken the summer off to be with his grandmother, Vera. Challenges and misunderstandings impact this relationship. B. J. Harrison truly brought Melissa Foster’s characters to life for me. I so enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.