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Seaside Secrets

(Seaside Summers #4)

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Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He’s got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what ...more
Published February 24th 2015
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Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I enjoyed all the books I have read in the Seaside Summer series, but without a doubt this is my favourite by far. I have been eagerly awaiting Tony and Amy’s story for some time now and from the moment I began reading I knew I would not be disappointed. This is a beautiful tale of love, healing, forgiveness and second chances.

It tells the story of two people who have loved and lost. They have maintained their friendship throughout the years; however the pain of the past has proven to be a
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Patsy
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love this series, and this story was amazing- though very different from the others for me. The whole first half of the book is just gut-wrenching... my heart could hardly take the pain, and I wondered if I'd really be able to keep going and finish!! But I was pulled in so deeply and it's so well-written that I couldn't stop reading, and of course I was rewarded many times along the way right through to the ending... Melissa is an amazing writer.

I really recommend reading the other books in
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Big Joe  Rossi
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tony and Amy's story starts with a secret teen love affair that ends in tragic heartbreak. While they have been able to remain friends, both wish for more.

Amy has crushed on Tony since they were teens but she refuses to admit to the past to not him, not to her friends, not to herself. TO her friends she has only had a crush on Tony, no idea of their past relationship or their hurt. They will need to fight for one another and fight to bury the past in the past and move forward if there is any
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Chu
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I want you with me, Amy. Every day, every night, every f*cking minute of my life.

The moment I read a sneak peek for SEASIDE SECRETS, I just knew I needed to read this one ASAP. If the sneak peek had me teary-eyed, what more if I read the whole novel, right?

Melissa Foster laid out all the pain and hurt on the first chapter. I think I couldn't breath for a while there, until the ARC copy of this book came into my email, just in time before I got crazy! Talk about perfect timing. But the email made
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It feels like Amy has loved Tony all her life. Since that nearly perfect summer when it seemed like forever was theirs, she’s returned to Seaside every year, where they pretend they’ve never been anything more than friends. But Amy’s tired of pretending, and while she doesn’t want to face the past, she can’t imagine a future in which she doesn’t finally give in and take a chance with Tony.

The Verdict: Tony and Amy had one magic summer together years ago, but ever since then, they’ve gone back to
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Cindy
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotional Impact!

Amy Maples has secretly loved Tony Black since she was six years old. Their families, along with several others, spent summers in a cottage neighborhood at Seaside, where the sun and surf lead to lifelong friendships and more. Along the way, Amy and Tony found each other, but life-changing secrets tore them apart. Skip ahead fourteen years, and the group is back together for a wedding. Amy and Tony still have amazing chemistry and their friends don’t understand why these two
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Mignon Mykel
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 / 5 stars!
Received an arc of the title through Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review; full review can be found at original posting:
http://mnonmklreviews.blogspot.com/20...

Tony and Amy have loved one another in secret for years. They've known each other since Amy was six. They're families both vacationed at Seaside and through the years, they grew up together and became closer.

Every summer, Amy looked forward to seeing Tony -- and Tony vice versa. One summer they decided to act
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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I have to say that I have loved the Seaside Summer books. I think they are my favorite. They just seem to have the right balance of humor and emotional charge. Anyway, Seaside Secrets started off very emotional. You couldn't help feeling for Amy. She has been in love with Tony forever, and they had one perfect summer until the accident. Everything changed after that, and she tried to keep it buried never to return again. At the same time, by burying she was denying
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Melanie
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to Cape Cod in Seaside Secrets.
Tony Black, hot cocky surfer who enjoys traveling the world likes to settle in at Cape Cod for summers. He can pretty much do and get anything he wants, everything is at his finger tips. What he wants most though is to reclaim the one woman he won't ever forget, Amy Maples. After fourteen years of holding back his feelings for her, he's not so sure he can go another summer without confronting her or the secrets that had torn them apart from one another.

Amy
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Marlene
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amy has loved Tony all of her life. The summer before college, she thought that she finally had the man of her dreams until a tragedy tore them apart. Afraid to confide in her best friends, she was forced to deal with the situation alone.

Fourteen years later, Amy’s still pining after Tony. Now a professional surfer and motivational speaker, Tony spends his time traveling the world, but still devotes his summers to the Cape. Amy doesn’t know if she can spend another summer so close to him. She
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Kathy Osborn
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly loved Seaside Secrets!
Amy returns to Seaside community after years of being away to attend one of her besties wedding. Tony, a famous surfer/speaker is also there to attend the wedding. Amy and Tony are no strangers as they were childhood friends and had a secret relationship during the last summer Amy spend at Seaside.

But due to a tragic accident, Amy broke off the relationship and they remain casual friends for 14 years. However, both are very much in love with each, but don't
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
This is only the second book by Melissa that I have read and she fast becoming a favourite of mine.

This book is number four in the Seaside Secrets series, and the final instalment of the Love in Bloom series, and whilst I haven't read the others it is clear that you can easily read this as a stand alone. Which is great for a series! I got a glimpse of Tony and Amy from book three and I desperately wanted to know their story.

Amy has loved Tony from afar since she first met him when she was 6
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Book-shelf Shelf
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow this story had more kick than 50 Shades!! I really enjoyed this book and the story line was unlike your typical romance story's, You get to the good part the happy ever after and it ends... but with this book you got to enjoy the whole getting together and the see relationship develop. The story takes you on a journey with the characters that gives feeling and is in no way a typical love story. This book a real pleasure to read I'm hoping for a sequel.


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Nate Brightman
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Christine Wicklund
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can never seem to get enough of Melissa Foster's books. I am always waiting on another book by her. This book was well worth the wait. I have loved Amy and Tony, and this made for a great story. It made for a beautiful story about second chances and friends to lovers. Another hit!!
Cindy
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*received for free through Goodreads First Reads

A well-written romance with characters that are interesting and believable.
Dee
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-haiku review:

She's always loved him
He thinks he's not good enough
Because of their past

Lots of angst this time
Trust is big issue for both
Satisfying end
K B
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** Seaside Secrets
4 stars
I purchased a copy of the steamy novel Seaside Summers book 4: Seaside Secrets: Amy and Tony by Melissa Foster and this review was given freely.
An emotion packed second chance at love story featuring relationships after miscarriage, the continued pranks of Bella, Amy facing her past and fears, Tony's learning a mystery concerning his father's death and multiple weddings. On the eve before Jamie and Jessica's wedding and tired of waiting for Tony, 32 year old Amy
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Karen
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amy has always loved Tony for as long as she can remember. Amy is a sweet, noble, honest, and trustworthy person. She is the goodie two shoes of the Seaside group of ladies.

Tony has always loved Amy but never acted on his feelings, except that one long ago summer. He made sure after that summer even after the pain of losing her, he made sure she was always safe.

Tony and Amy shared a secret relationship one summer many years ago. No one knew about it, except a few did but never let on that they
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Susan
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely one of the best books I have read. Melissa Foster did an outstanding job with this one. Tony and Amy have loved each other forever, but they just would never get together, or did they? This book has lots of emotional parts, which caused plenty of tears while I was reading it, but there were happy tears also. It is one of those books that you can't help but get totally immersed into it. The other three Seaside Girls have found their forever men, and are just waiting for Amy to ...more
Susan
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely one of the best books I have read. Melissa Foster did an outstanding job with this one. Tony and Amy have loved each other forever, but they just would never get together, or did they? This book has lots of emotional parts, which caused plenty of tears while I was reading it, but there were happy tears also. It is one of those books that you can't help but get totally immersed into it. The other three Seaside Girls have found their forever men, and are just waiting for Amy to ...more
Pam
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is Melissa Foster at her best. Amy & Tony have a secret. They've been besties for a long time & everyone thinks they'd make a cute couple. They all know that Amy has been in love with Tony forever. However, there's a tragedy in their past that they just can't get over. Amy has a job opportunity that will force her to move away so she decides to give Tony one more chance. Tony has been in love with Amy since they were teenagers. He's hoping they can get beyond their past to ...more
Terri
I really loved that this couple had a past together, but that it was a secret from everyone else. All of Amy's friends thought that she had had a crush on Tony forever, but that they had only ever been friends. Little did they know that Amy had loved him when they were younger and that she still loved him. Tony is determined to keep everything with Amy on a friendship level now. Very determined. What will happen if she puts on a tight, short skirt and f-me high heels, determined to get what she ...more
Amy Meyer
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amy Maples and Tony Black have been in love with each other for years. One fateful day changed their future together. It’s a secret they’ve kept for years. Over the years, Tony and Amy have remained close friends. Amy is tired of waiting for Tony so she decides this summer she’s laying her feelings for him on the line. Although Tony is very much in love with Amy, he lies and tells her he loves her as a friend. Heartbroken, Amy has decided to take a job in Australia. Tony finally realizes he is ...more
Mommysuz
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amy has loved Tony since they were kids. Amy and Tony spend one magnificient summer together as teens. Until a heartbreaking accident happens. Amy does not share what happened with her dearest friends. She runs off to college and never speaks of it again. Tony and Amy have spend summers together at the Cape. Finally at their friends wedding Amy finally gets up the nerve to make a pass at Tony. Tony and Amy finally accept what happened and Amy finally confides in her dear friends. I adore all the ...more
Angie McCune
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been waiting for Amy and Tony for a long time! As I’ve read the stories of the other members of the Seaside gang, I’ve been waiting for Amy and Tony to have their moment. I’ve seen their connection but before reading this book, I did not realize how far back that connection went. They have a past, that isn’t really introduced prior to this book. It’s deep, and it isn’t easy. Amy and Tony need to be together, they want to be together, but can they get over their past?

I enjoyed listening
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Melissa Guerra
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved listening to the audiobook of Seaside Secrets. B. J. Harrison waa the narrator and as always does an excellent job of narrating. In this story we get to meet Tony Black who is a professional surfer and Amy Maples who owns her own business. Tony and Amy got together one summer and then it ended. Tony and Amy are meant to be together and they just need to find their way back to each other. They both know what the want, they just have ro go after it. A chance meeting at a wedding 14 years ...more
Helen
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
E-Reader Love Story / Fiction

Amy Maples fell in love with Tony Black. When she was very young.

Tony Black became famous surfer & motatived speaker. He made a lot of money. Two houses in U.S. & one other.

Amy got her degree from college. Eventually she opened her own business & it was successful.

Amy & Tony have not seen each other in 14 years. She & her friends stay cottages on Cape Cod.

Some her friends,: Bella,Jenna, and famous writer, Kurt.


There too many characters in this
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Virginia
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an emotional and fun story. B. J. Harrison is the perfect narrator for the audiobook.
Amy Maples owned a successful consulting company and she spent each summer with her friends at Seaside. She had been in love with Tony Black for as long as she could remember. Tony was a professional surfer and motivational speaker. He had bit back his desire for Amy for years. She was the sweet one of all the girls in her group. Amy had been offered a job in Australia, but she knew she would not see
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SiKReviews
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After so many books, we finally get the fully story on Amy and Tony.

I always knew there had to be more to them than just the unrequited love and fun flirtatious summer friend thing they made us believe they had. But I never thought their secret could be so heartbreaking.

Time and communication can maybe not heal all wounds, but perhaps lessen the hurt enough to let the love come through again and let it thrive.

I love the friends of this seaside community. It has been a wonderful summer spent with
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