Seaside Dreams Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Seaside Dreams blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all!

Seaside Dreams
Love in Bloom # 21: Seaside Summers # 1 
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing August 25th, 2014

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?

My Review
Bella is thinking of leaving her home and her old job behind and move full time to the Seaside Cottages. She goes every summer but after a bad break up she is thinking it's time for a change. She is known for breaking a few rules and her little but of a wild side makes her end up on a sexy cops radar. Caden moved from Boston to get a fresh start for him and his teenage son. His partner was killed and it is time for a change. He has never had time for dating or women since he was left with his son when he was a week old. Bella makes him want something more. They are opposites and she is afraid of commitment. The closer they get the hotter things get between them the more complicated things become. His son has got involved in the wrong crowd and Caden thinks he can't have a relationship and raise his son as well.  He thinks he has to give her up but he may realize to late he gave up one of the best things in his life.

Bella is so much fun to read about with all the little things she gets her friends and her self into. She is afraid to take a chance on a relationship again but she can't help wanting Caden. She really hides her true self except with her friends. She is sexy but she can also be very sweet. She doesn't just want Caden, she also takes a motherly interest in Evan his son. Caden is a wonderful dad and there is no doubt about that. He is a good cop and he doesn't really take a lot of time for his self. He is sexy but it seems Bella brings the most of it out in him. He can at times be clueless about dating and it makes him more charming.

If you read my reviews you know I love these books and this author. I really enjoyed getting to see more of the Seaside women. They all are great individually but together they are the type you want to hang out with. Bella's story is a great one. the little rule breaker and the cop. They both have problems committing for different reasons and have to work it out. Add in a moody teenager and they have a few problems to overcome. It seems they both are in a point in their lives where they are making changes and they have to decide what changes are for the best for them. The girls will have you laughing and Evan will have you wanting to hug him to make him open up. I enjoyed this story and how caring they all are of each other. If you want a wonderful series try this author's!

4 out of 5 Stars

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Author Info
"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose 

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

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  1. I've never been there but have read a lot in books. If I had a chance, I would love to visit Nantucket Island.

  2. I'm so happy to be able to visit you again! I'm so lucky to have dedicated readers like you. Thank you for your well thought out review - I can see how involved you got with the characters and storyline XOXO


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