Title: Love in Bloom #23, Seaside Summers #3: Seaside Sunsets
Author: Melissa Foster
Release Date: December 16, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From: Tasty Book Tours
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.
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It's one thing to find someone who's as attracted to you as you are to them, but it's another who understands how full your days are, is okay with that, and still sees a future with you.
The attraction between Jamie and Jessica burned red hot from the minute they met. I loved how different they were. Jamie was a total tech geek, and Jessica was a dedicated musician. They each lived and breathed and dreamed their profession, yet found something in each other that made them feel even more complete than their professions ever could. Jamie was used to women wanting him for his wealth. Jessica's sweetness removed the wariness he had about the female population and helped him want more with her than he'd ever dared to want with another woman. Jamie's easy-going personality helped Jessica understand how important it was to let go and just be, just live in the moment, just enjoy where she was. They didn't make unreasonable demands of each other, but chose to accept one another as they were.
This is a terrific addition to Ms. Foster's Seaside Summer series. The characters are memorable, well-developed, and unique. It moves quickly and smoothly, but doesn't leave you feeling like something is missing or that you missed something. Ms. Foster knows how to write sensual romances that readers can relate to. If you haven't tried one of her books yet, I hope you do. Maybe this one can be where you start too.
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.