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Seaside Lovers

(Seaside Summers #7)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  649 ratings  ·  191 reviews

After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he's misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 20th 2016 by Everafter Romance
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

I was really looking forward to reading this book because the Seaside Summers series was the first series I tried from Melissa Foster. It was the one that made me fall in love with her writing in the first place so I was really excited about Parker and Grayson.

Now these two are quite different from one another. Parker is an actress while Grayson is an artist. They’ve been exchanging emails for a year, but their first encounter involves Parker being a grieving mess and Grayson walking in when s
Laura Greenwood

Title: Seaside Lovers
Series: Seaside Summers (#7) - Love in Bloom
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 20th July 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Melissa Mendoza
Title: Seaside Lovers
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: Seaside Summers Series, Book 7
Publisher: World Literary Press
Reviewer: Melissa
Release Date: July 20, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 300
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a w
Jessica Alcazar
I've read quite a few books written by Melissa Foster this year and I am in awe of her constant delivery of well constructed plots with entertaining characters and heart-warming themes. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Whenever I see her name on a book I immediately think beautiful, sexy and swoon worthy romance because she has delivered THAT and so much more in all the books I've read. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Seaside Lovers was the chemistry & connection that Parker and Gr
Michelle Austin
Title: Seaside Lovers
Author:Melissa Foster
Series:Seaside Summers #7
Publisher:World Literary Press
Release Date:7-20-16
Genre(s):Contemporary Romance
Page Count:300
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he's misinte
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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My first recommendation would be get some tissues. Not everyone will be effected by what happens in Seaside Lovers, but if you have a sappy personality you might want those bad boys. Anyway, I liked Seaside Lovers. The story is pretty good. If you have read any of Melissa's previous books you would remember Grayson and Parker have been communicating back and forth for something. Nothing romantic, but feels have been developing for sometime. Parker has come back to Wellf
Shannon Youngblood
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-books
**5 Christmas Loving Stars**

This is my first Melissa Foster book and I can tell you, it will NOT be my last. I freaking loved this book to the moon and back!!

Parker and Grayson (love that name) have been communicating back and forth for close to a year in a semi-professional manner, both of them digging the other. But when they finally meet in person on a candy and tequila filled night, that professionalism vanishes into the sea air. But with Parker’s acting career in LA, and Grayson’s home on t
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No matter what series Melissa Foster is writing, you can always count on a great romantic read filled with great characters in search for that HEA. Her stories are always a fun and sexy good time filled with strong emotional and heart-tugging romance.
Actress Parker Collins has been emailing artist Grayson for a while on a project, so they have become friends online. Both are excited to renew their past meeting at a seaside destination in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, but Parker ends up being a no
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Having read many of Melissa Foster's books gave me a point of reference for what I was in for. This was the first in this series and I must say that I enjoyed it. I did not feel lost or confused. Some interaction has me wanting to start from the beginning of this series then work my way back to this one. There are intricate relationships. There was a depth of characters both primary and secondary that makes this read feel like more of a entire world.

Parker's career as an actress leave little ro
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, steamy
You just know it's going to be a good day when a new Seaside Summers book is released!!! As always right from the beginning Melissa Foster hooks you with her writing.
Parker an actress who is on the right path takes a bit of a stumble when she loses a very close friend. Grief takes over and soon Parker draws back into herself trying to ignore the one man who has starred in her fantasies - Grayson
Grayson doesn't know what or here he went wrong in his budding relationship with Parker, after months
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant read I loved Grayson and Parker's story its is so hot, funny, sad, funny the lines Parker comes off with had me giggling like a school girl lol
Grayson isn't anything like I thought he'd be in the other books he is perceived as gruff, argumentative, yes family is still everything to him like all of the Lacroux family, but he is soo loving, caring, thoughtful, supportive with Parker,
So when they finally meet by chance while Parker is grieving for a dear old friend who dies sudden
Christine Mize
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Welcome back to the Seaside Summers series! This series has captured my heart from the very first book, with the colorful characters, beautiful scenery and fun stories. Seaside Lovers is no different - with and adorable heroine (Parker), fun Alpha hero (Grayson), and a fabulous puppy that made you want to reach through the pages and take home with you. I adored Parker and her huge heart, spunky attitude and tenacity to get what she wanted even if she did not know that she had wanted it yet. Gett ...more
Stephanie M
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Parker is an established actress, who got her shot from the kindly Bert, one of the few people who knew her as Polly and one of the few people she considers family. Alone in her foundation's home mourning the loss of her Bert, Grayson finds her drunk, disheveled, and comforting herself when he goes to the home to work on the railings he has been commissioned to complete.

Grayson and Parker have been communicating online regarding his work for a while, and he has grown attached to Parker and their
Fiction  Vixens Blog
This was my first time reading anything by Melissa Foster, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this touching story. Melissa Foster has given us a story ,that will draw you in and keep you there from start to finish and then will have you wanting more from this author. This story is about Parker Collins ,who just happens to be a Hollywood actress ,and Grayson who works as a metal fabricator . Parker and Grayson who's been working on a project together and their been in contract with each oth ...more
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Who doesn't love the Lacroux clan? Funny, sexy, warm, caring, level-headed...I could go on and on. I'm so glad Parker deserved Grayson because in the previous book, when she stands Grayson up, I wasn't so sure.

When this book came out I was on vacation in an area that only has Wi-Fi in very limited areas and forget about 4G. I knew I had preordered the next book (I always do once I finish the current book in the wide-spanning Love in Bloom series) so made my family go into town to the local McDon
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I really can never resist Ms. Foster's new releases, and was delighted to get a chance to read Seaside Lovers. Another book which interlinks with numerous other stories and is as rich and passionate as ever.

The story is as old as time, but with an inventive plot, some truly lovely characters, and some very hot and steamy chemistry laden scenes, we are given a new vision of what love can mean. There are some really funny
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I got this book Seaside Lovers I was very excited to go back to revisit the Seaside gang. It was another knock out book from Melissa Foster. It was great reading about everyone from Bella and the girls to Sky and Lizzie and Mira, who you will meet more in the next book.
This book is about Parker Collins, who is a famous Hollywood actress and Grayson Lacroux a metal fabricator. These two have been working on a project together and have been emailing each other for almost a year. They have bot
Isha Coleman
ARC Review: Seaside Lovers (Love In Bloom: Seaside Summers) by Melissa Foster

Parker with all her accomplishments and charitable contributions is still a lonely little girl searching for her place in an ever changing world. Loss of a close friend and the pressures of fame leave her feeling overwhelmed and isolated. Maybe that's what drove her quest to end a bitter family rift between her deceased mentor and his estranged brother. Along the way she develops a sense of purpose and gains insight int
Reckless Readers
I love the seaside series. I love Melissa Foster and her brilliant writing. And I friggin loved Grayson & Parker's story!
You do not have to read the previous 6 books but trust me you will love them all as much as I loved them. There's just something about them that you can't help but falling in love with.
The attraction between Grayson & Parker is undeniable and was such a treat to get to read and have their story come to life in my mind. There were plenty of laughs and swoon moments to
Devika Fernando
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another winner from the Seaside Series! I totally fell for Grayson with his caring attitude and his expert seduction. And Christmas the doggie was an additional treat. Parker was an interesting heroine, inwardly strong but a bit conflicted and caught up in tragedies. I'd have liked more insights into her acting life and past, though the glimpses I caught were well written. And I'd have loved more backstory on Grayson as well as a slightly more drawn-out end. But the amazing chemistry, the scenes ...more
Lynn Mullan
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. Love the Seaside gang!
Grayson is just delicious, and then you have Parker and her dog, Christmas. This is a great story featuring loss, friendship, and a passionate love between two lonely souls. There are difficulties to be worked out, some angst, but a beautiful HEA. Another Seaside winner!
Nate Brightman
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another delightful Melissa Foster read. It has a famous actress character, but Ms. Foster is one of the few authors that doesn't lose me immediately because of that. She is so good at putting the focus on their emotions and what is going on in other parts of their lives!
Parker, the actress, has just lost a loved one and has retreated to lick her wounds in private, when Grayson shows up. She has hired him to do some work on her house and over the months of emails, they have become quite i
Rosie Amber
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Seaside Lovers is a hot romance and book #7 in the seaside summers series.
This story is about Grayson Lacroux falling in love with A list actress Parker Collins.
I was immediately grinning about Parker's English Mastiff dog called 'Christmas'. The fun, almost unsuitable name, was a bold move and one which worked well.
Grayson first had contact with Parker when he won a design competition, he is currently working on artwork for a house built for the Collins Children Foundation and has been e-mailin
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melissa continues to give us sexy and fun stories. B. J. Harrison has a voice that is magic in this audiobook.
Grayson was an iron artist and he makes plans to reconnect with Parker aka Polly Collins, in Seaside. He thinks she blew him off. When he got to her house, he found her drunk and in tears. Parker was an actress and she lost the only family she had ever known, Ben Stein. The next day Grayson went with her to talk to Ben's brother Abe. Abe had a daughter Mariam that had left home and when
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Melissa Foster writes steamy love stories. This story has it all, love, romance, heat, and a story that will keep you involved. Parker is a rags-to-riches actress. Grayson is a metal sculptor. They are an unlikely pair who met through their work. As readers, we get to see their relationship grow and seemingly implode. You know there has to be drama. The angst is palpable – oh, the feels! Real love? Family? Read this one and enjoy. And if you get a chance, listen to the audio. BJ Harrison does a ...more
Amy Meyer
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grayson is a sexy scupltor; Parker is a gorgeous actress who meet when Grayson and his brother Hunter's scupture wins a contest created by Parker. When Parker returns to Wellfleet after the loss of a close friend, she comes face to face with Grayson, whom she formed a connection with thru emails, sparks fly immediately. Their love affair is hot and steamy with a few heartbreaking moments as well as a few laughs.

I loved Grayson and Parker's story!
Jennifer Mitchell
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Foster does an awesome job as usual. This book is about Grayson Lacroux and Parker Collins. They have been communicating for month and had decided to meet in person in Wellfleet. Parker didn’t show. When Grayson finds her she is holed up mourning the loss of her best friend and mentor Bert. The connection between these two are there from the start. Another favorite couple to add to the long list. BJ Harrison does an amazing job with narration.
Aditya /
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I mostly loved the main characters in this one, though I did not like how
patronizing he was sometimes. It was rather insulting a few times. And she was a strong character, but sometimes she didn't act like she was very strong.
Carrie K-Ski
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A heart-warming, loving, trying, journey with a twist. Grayson is a talented, loving, friendly, sexy beast with a big heart. Parker is a complex character who wears her acting mask to easily but understandably.
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