Seaside Sunsets (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

Seaside Sunsets (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

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Title: Seaside Sunsets (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers #3)

Author:  Melissa Foster
Publisher:  World Literary Press
Published Date: 16th December
2014
Rating: 3 stars

*Thank you to Beck Valley Book Tours for the review copy*

Synopsis: 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.

 

Review: After
reading positive reviews on a lot of blogs for Melissa Foster’s books I knew I
wanted to try one. I wasn’t disappointed. I will tell you that this is rated an eighteen and above for explicit
scenes.

This was a romance. Usually I am fine with those because
there is something else in the storyline also happening to accompany it so I
don’t get bored. But I would say that this was 95% percent romance and 5% about
music playing and working a different job… hence being unable to have a
relationship. Everything was pretty much centered on this love story which was different to my usual reads. But otherwise, it was reasonably pleasant.

The first half of the book was more explicit scene heavy
than the second half, which I think led to me liking the ending a lot more. In
the end it was less focused on the relationship and more about how Jessica
needed to find a balance in her life if she was going to fit Jamie in there
too. There was more mention of family, and what it meant to be part of one as well as
Jessica and her cello (which I loved. Musical instruments in books always earn plus points!)

Outside of the story I really liked Jessica’s character.
She was a steady person who only did things she thought was right. A woman with
a reasonable head screwed on her shoulders and a workaholic who really needed a
break, even though she wasn’t sure how to have one yet. I liked how easy-going
she was but also that she was sensible. Sometimes more books need characters
like her.

Jamie was a pretty good love interest but in my opinion
he wasn’t anything special. He didn’t have any flaws that really stood out and
because he was so perfect it made him less interesting. What I did really like
about him though, was the love he had for his grandmother. It was so nice to
see someone really caring for their elders, especially as he had no one else to
look after him like she did.

A pretty good book! Not sure if I want to read another one or
not, but I am glad I finally got to try out a book of Foster’s!
 
Links: Buy it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!
 
Author Bio: Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Some say her romance novels are lovingly erotic, she deems them simply loving and real. 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 World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

 
Giveaway: If you want to enter the internationally open giveaway then click the word below!
 

Olivia’s Question: Do you need more than just a romance
in a romance novel?

Olivia-Savannah x


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