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Seaside Sunsets (Seaside Summers #3)

4.49  ·  Rating Details ·  752 Ratings  ·  81 Reviews
Seaside Summers are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

Chosen by Amazon Editors' as one of the BEST ROMANCE BOOKS OF THE MONTH, December 2014

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published January 19th 2015 by World Literary Press (first published December 16th 2014)
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Dec 21, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Melissa Foster Fans, Romance
3.5 Dedication, Caring and Trust Stars * * * 1/2

This was my second Melissa Foster book and I was able to slip into her rhythm of writing easily. Ms. Foster has a knack of writing series which can be read as stand alone or enhanced with the prior knowledge of past characters. Either way, the reader will be pleased with the results.

Our main characters had threads of their lives which matched perfectly... an understanding of dedication and love of music... serious music. Jessica was a concert leve
When I just want some warm romance, a little conflict and a bouquet full of feel-good-moments, I know I can count on Melissa Foster to take me away to another place. This time, in Seaside Sunsets I was taken to the shores of the East Coast, with warm breezes, white sands and the bonfires, have to have a bonfire! Jessica’s narrow focus on life has started to become too much, she needs a break, to taste what she has been missing, being young. In her twenties, she spends most of her time in a world ...more
Olivia-Savannah Roach
This review was originally posted at Olivia's Catastrophe:

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

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
Sep 02, 2014 Marlene rated it it was amazing
Jessica has devoted much of her life to her cello career. Spending several hours a day practicing and many nights performing doesn’t leave much room for a social life. Despite her mother’s disapproval, she decides to take a much needed hiatus from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and spend the summer vacationing at the Seaside community. Hoping to experience life and see if she has indeed been missing out, she goes against everything her mother has worked so hard to help her achieve to find out.

Books and Spoons
Dec 16, 2014 Books and Spoons rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on

Hot summer days, fun in the sun, entertaining friends, and alluring, exciting new relationship surely to keep you warm during these cold winter months.
The attraction between Jamie and Jessica is 'white hot', immediate, and so sweet and innocent at the same time. The images of the Seaside summer activities, and the romance, are so picture perfect. Jamie and Jessica are precious together, so adorable, loving, and passionate. The real w
Dec 17, 2014 Michele rated it it was amazing
This one had me a bit worried that the guy and the girl might not make it! From the first glance they were head over heels about each other. I mean really--she's a shy musician who really hasn't dated much and he has big issues of his own-even so-instant chemistry. She is computer illiterate (but plays the cello in the Boston Symphony Orchestra)-He is a computer geek extraordinaire who has built up a company to rival Google. They meet when she throws her cell phone off the balcony in frustration ...more
Jun 01, 2015 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Seaside Summers is a new favorite series of mine. I love all of the characters, and enjoy getting to know them all better with each book.

In Seaside Sunsets, I learned a lot more about Jamie, the boy-next-door that grew up with the Seaside girls. Jamie has a tragic past, which kept him closed off to a lot of the world outside of his family and friends. He is very successful and enjoys focusing on his business.

But all of that changed when he met Jessica, a sweet girl who lived a sheltered life. To
Jan 02, 2015 Chelsea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, 2014
I haven't read the first two books in the Seaside Dreams series, but this didn't hinder my enjoyment of Seaside Sunsets at all.

Jessica is a new arrival on the scene, staying in the beachfront community as part of a summer hiatus to discover herself at the ripe old age of twenty-seven. She's been intensely focused on her career as a cellist and now wants to discover what it's like to have a social life.

Meanwhile, Jamie is the local nice guy. He's a very wealthy computer geek who has a close rel
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Dec 25, 2014 Melody May (What I'm Reading) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, contemporary
Posted on What I'm Reading

Have you ever had a feeling that there's going to be rocky roads ahead in a story? Well, that's the feeling I got when I started Melissa Foster's Seaside Sunsets. Yep, I had a feeling of dread, but don't worry its not for a while. Lets move on.

So, we get to know cute adorable Jessica Ayers. Now she's a bit socially awkward, after all she has spent most of her life not fitting in and focusing her attention on playing the cello. Lets be honest, playing an instrument is a
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I enjoyed this story. It was what I have come to expect from Melissa Foster. Once again she has proven that she is worthy of remaining on my list of must read authors. Seaside Sunset is a beautiful story of friendship, heartache, loss, love and new beginnings. It will tug at your emotions and totally captivate you.

This book is number 23 in the Love in Bloom series and number 3 in the Seaside Summer series; however it can be read as a stand-alone. Like the previous books in the series Seaside Sun
Dec 07, 2014 Kayla rated it really liked it
Seaside Sunsets by Melissa Foster
Review by: Kayla
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
Charlotte Lynn
Jan 12, 2015 Charlotte Lynn rated it it was amazing
There are many things I have come to rely on Melissa Foster for. The fact that I know that when I pick up one of her books, whether within this series or not, I will not be able to put the book down and when it ends I will sigh and be happy. Another is that I know that I will find my newest book crush and get to visit some of my old favorites. I also know that when I finish her books I will dream of them and think of them after I am done. Melissa Foster is an author that I never hesitate to ...more
Christine Mize
Dec 16, 2014 Christine Mize rated it really liked it
Do you believe in love at first sight? Or in fate? Jessica Ayers has lived her lift in a very protected bubble, with her talented career at the center of life to the exclusion of everything else. Even through she is 27 years old, there were many things that she has never experienced because of that dedication. One of those things is learning how to use her cell phone. When she gets frustrated by the phone one morning, she throws it off of the deck of a condo that she has decided to rent for the ...more
Dec 16, 2014 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
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
Dec 16, 2014 Sherry rated it it was amazing
If you’ve read the other books in the Seaside Summers collection, you’ll remember Jamie Reed. You know, smoking hot, computer genius, nice-guy, billionaire. Yes, him. This is Jamie’s love story and I absolutely love the light feel of this book. There’s just the right amount of angst and some super hot romantic scenes.

Jessica is renting a room at the cottages and meets the “girls” during Thong Thursday (you’ll have to read for the scoop). All of the Seaside Summers girls and their beaus make a co
A Tasty Read Book Reviews
Dec 24, 2014 A Tasty Read Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: tasty-book-tour
Time to warm up those winter nights with a Seaside Summer's Romance!

SEASIDE SUNSETS is the third in the Seaside Summers series, a spinoff of the Love in Bloom/The Bradens family series by Melissa Foster. The Seaside Summers characters are a great mix of fun, loud, charming, and sexy...everything you love about Foster's romances, but with a Summer vibe that will have you wishing for spring break with your besties!

I am actually reading all three of the Seaside Summers books at the same time, gett
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, betrayal, and heartbreak. The story flowed well and I read in one sitting.

This is Jessica and Jamie’s story. Jessica is on vacation to find out what she wants to do with her life. Does she want something more than the life she has been living? Jamie is taking the summer off and spending time with his grandmother. They meet after Jessica gets frustrated with her phone and throws it only to have it hit Jamie. As they spend time togeth
Dec 15, 2014 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Seaside Sunsets! I have not read the books leading up to it so I was a little confused by all of the characters ("The Seaside Sisters"), but it didn't take me long to learn about each and every one of them. It was like they were all family. I do plan to go back and read Seaside Summers #1 and #2.

When Jessica shows up for the summer she didn't expect to fall in love. She just wanted to take a hiatus from the symphony to figure out who she was and she found more than she bargained
Shirley Hunter
Jul 28, 2016 Shirley Hunter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rereading
A brilliant read again and Jamie Reed the computer program developer billionaire and long time seaside resident hunk love comes easy when he meets Jessica Aires cellist for the BSO rents a room in the big house at seaside.
So when Jessica throws her phone over the railing in frustration and hits Jamie right in the head (bang love hits you nothing you can do) if it was just that easy between them but outside influences puts a rut in-between them, can they overcome Vera Jamie's grandmother who has
Hannah Ward
Dec 15, 2014 Hannah Ward rated it it was amazing
I love Melissa Foster books. I can't get enough of them. I love the act it is all set in America and some of the places that are mentioned are where I went to not long ago on a holiday. The moment the two main characters Jamie and Jessica meet, you can tell he is not on the look out for love. I loved this book as much as all the other ones I have read. It is a decent storyline and it is steamy in places, but I think that is what makes Melissa's books my favourite of all time.
Dec 15, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Another fun read by Melissa Foster. As this is a summer read, we're sitting here in December.... so there's some longing for such a wonderful time! But, the characters are fun and situations are believable. A nice winter read, or a beach read if you're heading on vacation!
May 19, 2015 Dee rated it really liked it
Two-haiku review:

She's on hiatus
They have instant attraction
But friend gives him doubts

Well written romance
Best of this series so far
Right amount of angst
Oct 19, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it
Again. Loved it. However I was a little thrown off because I was expecting Amy's story. But still really great and more laughable moments with the Seaside girls.
Between The Lines  Book Blog
Dec 24, 2014 Between The Lines Book Blog rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Seaside Summers series. We get another amazing story from this group of summer vacationers. When I was looking at Melissa Foster’s upcoming books I was disappointed that Amy’s book wasn’t the next one. I have been so anxious to get my hands on it that I was sad at first it was Jamie’s book that I got instead. But let me tell you I am not sad anymore. This book was a great addition to the series and I loved both Jessica and Jamie.

Jessica Ayers has lives a sheltered l
Dec 17, 2014 ChuCha rated it really liked it
I was rooting for Tony & Amy to be the next one in the series, but Melissa Foster had Jamie's HEA in mind first. I didn't mind. I like Jamie, he's a very rich, hot, down-to-earth person who loves his grandmother more than anything in the world. #Swoon

Jessica Ayers live and breath music. But she needed a break from her overbearing mother and the pressure of being in one of the most prestigious Orchestra in the world. At 27, she wanted to experience life. So she took the summer off, determined
Mar 29, 2016 Casey rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Seaside Sunsets is the 23rd book in the Love In Bloom Series and the third Seaside Summers book by Melissa Foster. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the characters are interconnected throughout. I have really enjoyed each book in this series, but I have to say that this one was one of my favorites! I really loved Jamie and Jessica's story, and I thought that their characters were so sweet and easy to relate to.

Jessica Ayers has been l
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Dec 17, 2014 Emma Star Crossed Reviews rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews
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 Re

So normally I avoid books that even hint at a billionaire hero. They're too white-knight and damsel-in-distress, too obviously made-up youngest jerk of a rich guy ever, too look-at-all-his-fancy-toys-and-displays-of-power. But all that's pretty much out the window when it's written by Melissa Foster.

Jessica's led a really sheltered life, with her spare time and career both centered around playing the cello. She's successful, certainly, but she thinks there may be more to life than playing with
Lori Cox
Dec 17, 2014 Lori Cox rated it it was amazing
How much of the past decides our future?

In Seaside Sunsets, the latest installment of Melissa Fosters Love In Bloom: Seaside Summers series, Jaime Reed and Jessica Ayers are faced with finding answers about their respective lives. Jaime, a successful business man who uses work to fill the voids of loss, acknowledges that time is precious, especially time with the aging grandmother who raised him. Jessica, a musician who has spent her entire life preparing for the highly successful career she has
Jan 05, 2015 Nancy rated it really liked it
Foster can certainly tell a story that gives you a wonderful roller coaster of a ride. She turns just the right phrases to make you feel as though you're sailing on a strong summer breeze or crashing into the ground at light speed.

Her prose is strong and I didn't feel the story lagged at all - each scene was purposeful and moved the story without bogging me down in details. (However, as it was my first Seaside novel, I admit to being completely lost as to who was who, and with whom, for the firs
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Seaside Summers (8 books)
  • Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers #1; Love in Bloom #24)
  • Seaside Hearts (Seaside Summers #2; Love in Bloom #25)
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“Sometimes the heart tells us things in whispers, and we miss them. When we’re ready, we hear them loud and clear.” 3 likes
“Did you know that without rosin, the bow slides across the cello strings and makes a faint whispery sound, or no sound at all? It’s the rosin that provides the friction in order to produce sound when it’s pulled across the strings. Before you, Jamie, I was whispering through life. With you, I’m whole. I’m melodious and tuneful. Pure musicality.” She smiled up at him. “You’re my rosin, Jamie.” 0 likes
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