The Seaside Summers series features 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. 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. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.
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 Serenade (Brock)
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)
BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS
Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)
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)
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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.
Jamie and Jessica
Jessica is renting an apartment at Seaside for the summer. She’s taking a sabbatical from her career as a cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Also in the neighborhood for the summer is Jamie Reed, self-made billionaire and quite the catch. He’s there to spend time with his grandmother and some of his friends. When Jessica meets Jamie, sparks fly.
Melissa Foster writes stories full of heat, and this story fits right in there. It will keep you entertained from the start. It’s great as a stand-alone, but as the 3rd book in the series, you can catch up with old friends while Jamie and Jessica fall in love. The writing is wonderful, the characters are like old friends, and the story - well, you should read it!
I read this story a while back, and decided listening to it might be fun. B.J. Harrison does a wonderful job narrating. His voice is smooth and the characters jump off the page and come alive. I think you’ll enjoy it, too. Jamie is a great character, and B.J. Harrison captures him perfectly.
A new favorite
So normally I avoid books that even hint at a billionaire hero. They're too white-knight and damsel-in-distress, too obviously made-up youngest jerk of a rich guy ever, too look-at-all-his-fancy-toys-and-displays-of-power. But all that's pretty much out the window when it's written by Melissa Foster.
Jessica's led a really sheltered life, with her spare time and career both centered around playing the cello. She's successful, certainly, but she thinks there may be more to life than playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and she heads off to our favorite seaside community for a bit of a vacation and self-reflection.
Jamie may be an incredibly rich man, thanks to his development of the world's second largest search engine, but he's a far cry from the up-tight, pretentious, corporate mogul you'd expect. Taking some time for himself, he decides to spend the summer with his grandmother, working remotely and relaxing a bit with the awesome Seaside crowd. And in walks Jessica…
Jamie's very much involved in his work — how else does a guy amass a fortune like that? But he's also down-to-earth and committed to family and friends, and for all his techie geekery, he can't help but be intrigued by the sweet and beautiful Jessica. She's just as dedicated to her music as Jamie is to his company, but they both seem to be missing something from their lives.
The chemistry between these two is incredible from the very first second they meet, and while they both have pretty full lives by most people's standards, they find in each other that little extra something that's been lacking. Their attraction seems to be on the fast-track to something much more substantial, and they're just about there when a ill-timed work crisis and an interfering friend turns everything upside down — and that's where the story really stands out.
There's good intentions and painful consequences and poor decisions and a heap of almost over, but Jessica bucks the normal romance story trend and refuses to let them just fall apart. For all her propriety and sheltered existence, she's no shrinking violet who lets what she wants get away when she knows what's in her heart and what should be in her future. The result is an ideally romantic but utterly believable love story, complete with the kind of happily ever after that makes this series shine, and once again I have a new favorite in the series.
Keep them coming
Melissa Foster continues her Seaside series. We continue to become acquainted with the members of the Seaside community like we lived there and we're making new friends.