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Voted Beck Valley Books Reviewers Favorite Mini Series from the Love in Bloom Series
If you enjoy the LOVE IN BLOOM series, you may enjoy my new series, HARBORSIDE NIGHTS.
HARBORSIDE NIGHTS is a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series that follows a group of friends who have known one another for years as "summer" friends, and now come together after college to build their lives. They're tough, edgy, and accepting--most of the time. Catching Cassidy is written in the loving, raw, and emotional voice readers have come to love by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.
I'm going to in a completely different direction with my review on Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster. Sometimes a song or two will pop in my mind and I think, "man that totally works for this book". So, the two songs that came to my mind were Survivor's Eye of the Tiger and REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling.
Here's why these two popped up. Eye of the Tiger is an easy one, because Sawyer is a boxer and it's the perfect boxing song (thank you Rocky). He's hungry for a win. However, he's doing it make sure his parents are set for life. How sweet. Lets just offer up some ovaries for sacrifice here. If that didn't call for ovaries sacrifice, the poet/musician thing should. That's right ladies he sings and writes. Panty melting all the way. The more we get to know Sawyer the more we realize he's a keeper. *sigh*
Now Sky. I didn't know she was such a hippy. She loves poetry, art, and peaceful things. Sky was a free spirit, and she'd learned over the years to love herself for who she was, rather than comparing herself to other. She totally embraces herself, and I adore that about her.
We see that Sawyer can speak to her soul. At the same time she's trouble by his boxing. Throughout the story she's trying to get passed the notion of him fighting. For instance we see this early on:
No matter how great of a kisser he was, or how she felt like they'd connected on so many levels, he was still a fighter. Huge issue between them. However, Sawyer doesn't push Sky to support him. At times she felt like she was being selfish. I love how Blue helps the guy out by saying: "Fighting is what he does, Sky. It's not who he is." It's a good story on that aspect. You have someone that is so perfect, but has one thing you don't like. Are you willing sacrifice almost perfection for one thing you don't like? This is a tough choice for Sky. You move pass the boxing, Sawyer is the perfect guy for Sky. Hey I would take Sawyer. He's just yummy and can totally melt you into a puddle of goo. Fortunately, Sky was able to realize she Can't Fight this Feeling when it comes to Sawyer.
Overall, Seaside Nights keeps you entertain. You will see Sky and Sawyer hot and heavy. Trust me they are smoking hot, before they jump into bed. Once they do they tear up those sheets. You will laugh and you will get the feelies. Yes, you will get the antics of Bella and Theresa, and it seems to get worse (in a very fun way). This prank definitely tops the Bradley Cooper one. So, if you are looking for a getaway, you might consider Seaside Nights a try.
One last final thought before I end this: I liked how Melissa was able to work in the Parkinson, which Sawyer's father. It's a debilitating disease and very heart-breaking to family members. Yet, she was able to work into the story to give Sawyer the reason to fight for the money. It wasn't for fame and glory. Plus, it gave him an outlet, because it can be frustrating knowing you can't do anything for the one you love.
Favorite Quote: "Honey, there's no perspective when it comes to matters of the heart. If anyone knows that, I do."
Sky Lacroux moved back home to help run her father’s shop when he went into rehab. Now a couple years later, her dreams are finally coming true. She’s loved art and painting her entire life and her talent is finally paying off. She’s bought and renovated the tattoo shop in which she’s worked. She’s been living at Seaside while they were doing renovations on her shop and the apartment above it and she’s been getting ready for her grand re-opening. Spending time with her friends has always been one of her favorite things to do but she can’t help but wish that she had what they have. She never would have guessed that when she found “him” that she would fall so fast, love so quick or be conflicted so much.
Sawyer Bass was a poet, a singer and a song writer but first and foremost he was a boxer. When he first saw Sky across the bar, he was moved by her and wrote a song about her before he even knew her name. When he went to get a tattoo the following day, he knew it was fate when Sky was the one that permanently inked him with his latest words. With his final fight just around the corner, he had to stay focused and not just because winning this fight could secure his Dad’s future. This fight is not only his last, it could be his end because if his doctors have warned him against fighting ever again.
I’ve been a fan of Sky’s since she first came to Seaside and was happy to see that she had finally found love. Sawyer could not have been more perfect for Sky! This was another amazing book by Melissa Foster. I’ve long been a fan of her closely knit family and friends writing style and always know going in that the book will hard to put down and this one was no different. I loved catching up with the Seaside girls and their crazy antics and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
Seaside Nights is a part of Melissa Foster's Love in Bloom Series. It can be read as a stand alone as well as a part of the series. Even though it is book 25 in the series, Melissa Foster never ceases to amaze me with her ingenuity and ability to develop new concepts. I always love the way she is able to develop her story lines so that they intricately weave among the other books in the series, yet also tell a story of their own.
Seaside Nights is Sky Lacroux and Sawyer Bass' story. If you are a fan of Melissa Foster, you will have met Sky in the other Seaside Summer books, as she is Pete Lacroux's little sister. Sky came home to help with her father and to be with her family. She is an amazing artist and has decided to open her own tattoo shop, Inky Skies. She loves to read and is never far from her favorite book of poetry. The last person she expects to see walk into her shop is Sawyer Bass, the performer she had an instant connection with from across the room.
Sawyer Bass is dedicated to his family and friends almost to a fault.He is a professional boxer and provider for his family. In an attempt to escape the reality of his life, he performs at a local bar one of his songs about his father. When he sees Sky, even from across the room, he feels an instant connection. He is completely surprised to find the woman who has not been far from his thoughts, in the tattoo shop. But will he have room for her with his family and career taking so much of his focus?
Melissa Foster has a compelling way of drawing you in from the start and not letting go. She writes such great chemistry and connections between her characters, you will instantly fall in love with them. There were many times I laughed as well as cried while reading this book. Sometimes I laughed so hard I cried. I definitely can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!