Monday, August 10, 2015

review || SEASIDE NIGHTS { blog tour } by Melissa Foster

World Literary Press | August 12, 2015 | Contemporary Romance
Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, book 5


Fall in love with Sky Lacroux and Sawyer Bass in Seaside Nights, the fifth book in the Seaside Summers series by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster!

Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She's happy as can be, preparing the shop for its grand opening and renting a cottage in the Seaside community while renovations to her new apartment are being completed. The only thing missing is the one thing she longs for, and has no control over--love.

Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful reality of his father's deteriorating health and a recent health warning of his own. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room, escaping reality goes out the window, and the beautiful woman becomes the focus of his next song--and maybe even the rest of his life.

When Sawyer walks into Sky's tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar--Sky--the chemistry between them is instant. Sawyer is everything Sky could ever hope for in a man. He's honest, loving, sensitive, and potently virile--but boxing goes against everything Sky believes in. The closer they become, the more she realizes that her alpha boxer is waging his own emotional battle--only the battle she thinks he's waging isn't the one that threatens to tear them apart.

{ about melissa foster } .

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, 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 CafĂ© and Fostering Success. 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 Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

{ review } .

What I love about Melissa Foster is she's consistent. You know, going into the book, how her writing style is. The woman pumps out books like nobody's business, but no two books are ever the same -- doesn't matter which group of siblings, friends, or location, each book you read will take you on a different ride.

Right away with SEASIDE NIGHTS, I could tell I would like it. Granted, I enjoyed Sky and her friendship with the Seaside gang -- however, I've still only read Amy and Tony's story (my to-be-read list is miles long, I swear) and while I'd love to go back and watch everyone's journeys, you don't feel lost when you join this group of friends.

Sky is opening up a tattoo shop. She's been working out of the building as her friend, Blue, has been renovating it, but it's just about finished. One night when the gang goes out for karaoke night, Sky notices a dark, brooding man with a guitar -- he's yummy to look at but so very not her type: earthy, free, spirited. But when he sings... man, when he sings.

Sawyer doesn't have the best outlook on life. He's been boxing since he was a child, but just the other day his doctor warned him about the hits to his head. However, winning an upcoming fight would mean nursing care for his ailing father -- and family comes first. But when he meets free-spirited Sky, will he realize he has more to live for?

I loved Sawyer, and how different from everyone (well, Sky and her close clan) else he could be. I loved that he helps Sky move on from her own familial troubles and worries, but, like a man, he has a hard time accepting the same from her.

Sky and Sawyer were two very different people -- Sawyer, a fighter, and Sky, a lover. But together, the sparks flew. Like most romance stories, they have some bumpy roads to navigate. Sometimes it takes more than love to find your way -- both will need outside advice to point them on the final, correct path -- but I have no doubt that S.B.+S.L.B. will be a forever thing.

I am super excited for Melissa's next side-series, The Ryders, featuring Blue and his siblings! I love Blue and his friendship to everyone he encounters -- and that he's confident in his masculinity. One of my favorite scenes with him in SEASIDE NIGHTS was when he and Marcus were bantering and he told Marcus something along the lines of "you can't handle this". He's fun and light, and an all around a good guy -- even if he and Sky have... err... blocked one another (because goodness knows, 'cock' shouldn't be a part of Sky's vocabulary). I can't wait to get to know him more.

AND! The rest of the Lacrouxs are coming, too, and I'm pretty pumped for those boys (SEASIDE WHISPERS may be my favorite cover of the Seaside Summers series...).

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  1. Well, it sounds like you have a long TBR list! You put a smile on my face--I can't wait for my fans to read The Ryders too! I love the couple in Seaside Whispers--so sweet. Thank you for your amazing review XOXO

    1. My TBR list just gets longer and longer...! Thanks to TBT, you are definitely one of my go-to authors now :)