Publisher Description

Seaside Summers are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing (on Fated for Love)

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning


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?


WANT MORE SEASIDE SUMMERS? All Seaside books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:


Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)

SEASIDE SUMMERS is part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:


Sisters in Love

Sisters in Bloom

Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)

Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)

Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)

Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)

Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)

Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)

Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)

Taken by Love (Luke)

Fated for Love (Wes)

Romancing My Love (Pierce)

Flirting with Love (Ross)

Dreaming of Love (Emily)

Crashing into Love (Jake)


Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)

** Best if read after The Bradens at Weston & Trusty, CO


Game of Love (Dex)

Stroke of Love (Sage)

Flames of Love (Siena)

Slope of Love (Rush)

Read, Write, Love (Kurt)

Touched by Love (Boyd)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)

Healed by Love (Nate)

Surrender My Love (Cole)

Crushing on Love (Shannon)

River of Love (Sam)

Whisper of Love (Tempest)

Thrill of Love (Ty)


", loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are perfect beach reads, lovingly erotic, and always family oriented.

July 9
World Literary Press
World Literary Press, LLC

Customer Reviews

Pins4 ,

Seaside Dreams

Of all the books I’ve read of yours I liked this one the best! Great romance. Great story happy ending.

Pattyfgd ,

Take me to Cape Cod!

Time to fall in love! Cape Cod is one of my favorite vacation spots. It’s beautiful and each time I listen to a Melissa Foster book set there, I can easily see the story unfold. Bella has come back, only this time she is here to stay. She has quit her job and has come home to start over. Bella is a bit stand offish, burnt by her previous relationship, she is hard for me to like for a time. I admire her new route in life, but just want to push her along a little! Arriving, she pulls fast one and is introduced to Officer Caden Grant! Caden is an awesome character. Single dad to teenager Evan, he is the best dad, and I love his entire demeanor. He is just easy to fall for. This is where our romance starts. It’s sweet, it’s frustrating and I absolutely loved it! Evan is a great addition as well. As a parent, I love to have older kids involved in the stories. It gives a different perspective to us as the parents face difficult situations. I loved every minute of this and can’t wait to see what else Foster has in store for us with this new part of the Love in Bloom series.

This was my first listen by BJ Harrison, and I really enjoyed his performance. He has a pleasant voice, great pace and was easy to distinguish between characters. I look forward to hearing more from him.

Suds2u ,

Caden and Bella

Caden is new to the Wellfleet Police department. While patrolling one night, he comes upon a scene so funny he couldn’t help but stop. This is his introduction to Bella, one of the Seaside girls, at the Cape for the summer – or longer! While Caden and his teenage son, Evan, enjoy their new home and getting to know the seaside gang, Bella wrestles with the big question of what does she want to do with her life now. Attraction, love, family – they grow and are demanding. Melissa Foster has built a world where life happens, love happens, and certain people end up in funny or sizzling situations on a somewhat regular basis. A fun read with lots of steam, too.

I read this story a while back, but just listened to the audiobook. I thoroughly enjoyed it! BJ Harrison does a great job as narrator – the characters come alive and the story is so good. There are lots of laugh-out-loud moments with some seriousness thrown in, and a good bit of steam. Totally worth the second telling. Hearing the story from someone else is so different from reading it. I love to read, and yet this story was so good as an audio. Give it a try!

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