Seaside Dreams (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book One)

Seaside Dreams (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book One)

by Melissa Foster
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Seaside Dreams (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book One) by Melissa Foster

Love in Bloom series, Voted BEST BOOK SERIES of 2013 by Supportive Business Moms, UK
", 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 (on Love in Bloom series)
"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." Kimberly Winning, avid reader

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 4-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)
***BONUS: Each book includes 3 jam recipes from Luscious Leanna's Sweet Treats!**
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?
Read the full LOVE IN BLOOM series:
BOOK 1: Sisters in Love
BOOK 2: Sisters in Bloom
BOOK 3: Sisters in White
BOOK 4: Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
BOOK 5: Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
BOOK 6: Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
BOOK 7: Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
BOOK 8: Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
BOOK 9: Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)
BOOK 10: Game of Love (Dex)
BOOK 11: Stroke of Love (Sage)
BOOK 12: Flames of Love (Siena)
BOOK 13: Slope of Love (Rush)
BOOK 14: Read, Write, Love (Kurt)

BOOK 15: Taken by Love (Luke)
BOOK 16: Fated for Love (Wes)
BOOK 17: Romancing My Love (Pierce)
BOOK 18: Flirting with Love (Emily)
BOOK 19: Dreaming of Love (Ross)
BOOK 20: Crashing into Love (Jake)
BOOK 21: Seaside Dreams (Bella)
BOOK 22: Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
BOOK 23: Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) - Coming soon
BOOK 24: Seaside Secrets (Amy) - Coming soon

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150677876
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 08/23/2014
Series: Love in Bloom (Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, Seaside Summers, The Ryders) , #19
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 2,490
File size: 842 KB

About the Author


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, and 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.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

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

"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"--Author Jennie Shortridge

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Seaside Dreams (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book 1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
AndreaBuginsky More than 1 year ago
Melissa Foster has done it again! I fell in love with a great group of girls and their friends who have been hanging out at Cape Cod every summer since they were kids. The Seaside Series will feature a love story of each of these four wonderful girls - Bella, Jenna, Amy and Leanna. This book focused on Bella and her hunk, Caden, a police officer who moved to the Cape to raise his son in a safe environment. When Caden and Bella first met, neither of them were looking for love. In fact, they each hid from it in their own way. But once they meet, and the sparks start flying, nothing can get in their way. Or can it?... This beautiful story featured everything I love about romance novels: A great couple, a fantastic love story, wonderful friends, family matters, and just the right amount of steam. Well, maybe a bit more than I'm used to... I wouldn't recommend the series to YA or NA readers. This is definitely adult only. This is the second series in the Love in Bloom collection I have started. I read the first set, Snow Sisters, when the books were first published. They are all wonderful additions to my bookshelf. I look forward to reading the rest of the Seaside stories. Nice job Melissa! Keep 'em coming.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Bella and her friends love to play pranks, but when one involving a toilet bowl goes awry, along comes Officer Caden Grant. Being a single dad, Caden’s focus has always been on his son Evan. Once he meets Bella, it’s immediate attraction. This creates a problem because Bella is in the middle of a life change and has a plan, which doesn’t involve dating. When Caden finally wins her heart, he discovers the cost of losing focus on his teenage son. With tragedy averted, will Bella and Caden be able to move past this event and form a more permanent bond? This story just sucked me in. It felt so good reading the beginning of Bella and Caden’s relationship. Their attraction was so natural and just felt right. It brought back memories of my younger days, and it was a good feeling, one too long forgotten. With Caden being the perfect gentleman, Bella didn’t have a chance. I felt like a fly on the wall. I would have loved to be best friends with Bella and the girls. They were a riot, with their pranks, and chunky-dunking, and open-window-love-making. And I loved the Jay and Silent Bob reference. That really made me laugh-out-loud. Can’t wait for Book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to read a book that has it all. Good beginning, middle, and end, AND subjected to effective editing. I was getting tired of those others that didn't fit the bi?l.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this one by her, it had me hooked from the beginning of the book to the very end.i loved the flow of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book for a rainy afternoon, cuddled up in my cocoon of blankets. A quick read of a full story! Not a cliffhanger!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice light read. I have enjoyed all of the books in the different series by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author can't miss!
Anonymous 21 days ago
Cute story.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The story itself was heart warming;.. a real feel good type of story. It would have been even better without so much grafic sex.
Anonymous 9 months ago
These are great summer or vacation sequals. You get to see personalities of each in all the books as they each fall in love and come back to the cove they all grew up coming to each summer.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second time they met, she was pissed he wouldn't sleep with her because he had morals. Of course they did everything but. That's when I knew this book would be trashy and I stopped reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book
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You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much so. ShelleyMa
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More bedroom action then story
jr347 More than 1 year ago
If you have not read books by Melissa Foster you are missing a real treat.
CassandraNZ More than 1 year ago
Seaside Dreams is book #24 in the Love in Bloom series and is book #1 in the Seaside Summer series but can be read as a standalone. And Melissa has done it again! Another great book. Bella Abbascia is a teacher who is ready for a change. She is tired of being lied to by the men she dates and ready to have a little more purpose in her life. Every summer since childhood she heads to the Cape to meet up with friends and this summer is going to be a game changer. She is planning on staying and has sworn off commitments to men who ultimately end up disappointing her anyway. That was until she meets Caden. Caden Grant is new to the Cape a police officer who is starting new with his teenage son away from Boston where his partner was recently killed. With it only being Caden and his son Evan he needed a slower paced life that wasn’t going to jeopardize his life or his time with Evan. When Caden and Bella meet they have an instant connection but both are afraid of what their future would hold. Caden has not dated in year, not since Evan was dropped at his door as a newborn and Bella and her no commitment rule. I can’t wait to see what happens with the rest of the Seaside gang. **CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**
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