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Seaside Serenade (A Seaside Summers Short Story)

(Seaside Summers #9)

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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom series. Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone steamy romances with beautifully flawed and fiercely loyal, alpha heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

Friendships and family abound during this fun-filled weekend of love, laughte
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Published May 15th 2019 by World Literary Press
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Nadine Bookaholic
This NOVELETTE takes place over a two day period and it's a perfect introduction to the Seaside Summers series if you haven't read any of the books yet. Brock and Cree have been dancing, or I guess I should say boxing around one another for a while. The attraction is there and you can feel the chemistry before they even get together so what is keeping them apart? A misunderstanding! Thankfully once that is straightened out the gloves come off and it becomes a contact sport.

If you haven't read an
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
SEASIDE SERENADE by Melissa Foster is book 9 in the Seaside Summers and 8 in the Love in Bloom Series. This is the story of Brock Garner and Cree Redmond. I thought his could be a standalone book.
Cree and Brock are attracted to each other but a misunderstanding stands in their way until it cleared up. This was a cute romance that was a joy to read...no real drama. Ms. Foster is one of my favorite writers so I always know I am getting a great story by her.
Quick and Easy Read.
Alexis Bruce
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brock and Cree are a Quickie you will just love and want more! I read this book within half an hour and really enjoyed it. My only negative (if you would call it that) was I wanted more and as always didn't want to leave the Seaside gang! I think it's amazing how a Novella can have everything a Novel can half.....still fascinates me!
Becca
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This cute little Flirt (what Melissa likes to call her mini novellas) is the perfect way to jump into the Seaside Summer's Series and get to know a little about the gang. She takes secondary characters in some of her other books and gives them a bit of a spotlight and introduction into their world.

Brock and Cree where steaming hot. A misunderstanding on each other's relationship status causes a bit of a ruckus. But once the air is cleared these two cause a bit of an explosion between the two of
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Mary Mooney
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
This is a Flirt or a short story that is written about Brock and Cree. Brock likes Cree and even though he thinks she has a boyfriend, he hires her to work at his boxing club.
Cree likes Brock but she doesn't want him to know. So they flirt around with each other and the chemistry is off the charts hot between them.
I love when I get to revisit this group of friends and family, it always makes me smile a
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Jordan Marie
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wicked-reads
**I received a free copy to read and review for Wicked Reads**

I’ve read several books by Melissa Foster and she never fails to draw me into her stories. So, it comes as no surprise that Foster had me hook, line, and sinker for her short story Seaside Serenade. Despite being a short story it was jam packed with chemistry and a perfect quick read. I haven’t read any of Foster’s Seaside Serenade series, but my lack of background knowledge on these characters didn’t change my ability to easily fall
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Lyndsey
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been impatiently waiting for Brock and Cree’s story and this short story does not disappoint. She is the daughter of a Dark Knight Biker with a best friend protector and he is a boxer and her boss. He mistakes her honorary protector and best guy friend as her boyfriend which with his values means hands off. Cree is a woman with many sides who you would not see as shy. Brock finds out by accident about her wonderful singing voice and he coaxes her out of her shell and onto the stage. Great ...more
Debra
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick story

Brock has been in love with Cree ever since he first saw her but believes she already has a boyfriend. Free has also been in love with Brock since then and has even taken a job at his boxing gym to get closer to him. When they finally get together it's clear that they are meant for each other. This is a perfect size book if you're in the mood for a quick read and the story is awesome, sexy and romantic.
Ruthie Taylor
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second super short, but super sexy story from this series - it can be read as a moment of fancy, but has its roots deep in the series created by the very talented Melissa Foster.

Any regular will know that Cree is just friends with Justin, but Brock does not, so it is great fun watching as he finally works out that he can give love a try with her! The build up and the subsequent fall are both fun and super h
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Stacey
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
In general I'm not a fan of novellas, but I've enjoyed the novellas by this author. I liked the characters and the chemistry between them Brock and Cree is great. My only complaint would be that I wanted to read more about them!
Mary
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

A delightful short read that gets your heart racing. I love Melissa Foster's work and even her short stories provide a depth of emotion that you can find her longer books.

If have an hour, pick up Seaside Serenade and be prepared to fan yourself.

~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
Lynn Reynolds
Brock Garner isn’t happy about the distraction. Lucretia “Cree” Redmond is a temptation that’s getting too hard to resist. She seems to have it together but then she turns around and is a little shy. It was fun getting to know them.

Sometimes it’s nice to have a story told in the first person but in this case you won’t miss it. Our author does a great job in getting the character’s feelings across. This was a great way to possibly introduce the reader to a new series or to reconnect with one you
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READ ME ROMANCE
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet, short romance that takes over Valentine’s Day weekend! Handsome former pro-boxer and gym owner Brock Garner has been smitten over his newest employee, Cree Redmond, but has been keeping his distance because she is already spoken for. Or is she?

This book is filled with smoking hot chemistry, misconceptions, and surprises. Many fan favorites of the Seaside Summers series reappear and provide updates on their lives which is always a plus! Their friends also witness Bree letting he
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Stella Thompson
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sparks fly!

This is a very fast read, and as such, don’t expect the same level of character development and story as with a full length Melissa Foster novel. This is the story of Cree and Brock. Brock has had a crush on Cree since meeting her, but he understands she is in a relationship with Justin, so he is the consummate gentleman. Cree also has a crush on Brock, and she doesn’t understand why Brock won’t recognize her interest! It’s not until Brock insists she sing with him at the bar on Vale
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Tracy Roberts
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great story. Brock and Cree are a cute couple that have both been fighting the attraction for each other. Brock thought Cree was involved with her good friend Justin since he always drove her to work. So as far as Brock was concerned, Cree was off limits.
Cree has been flirting with Brock for a while now, but Brock hasn’t caught on that she is interested in him. How long do you think it takes for Brock to take Cree back to his place once he finds out the truth of Cree’s feelings?
I lik
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Michelle Hatton
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great seaside flirt and it was good to have a quick catch up with a few of the seaside girls and their men.

Brock Garner is a local boxing champ and we get our first glimpse of him in this book while he is training with Sawyer in the ring. He is trying his best to concentrate until his imagination runs away with him when he is distracted by the object of his affections. Unfortunately she doesn’t know and he can’t tell her as she is already seeing someone – or so he thinks.

Cree Redmond
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Deb
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Seaside Serenade is a wickedly, fun, sexy, flirty read that had me wishing for my own Seaside escape.

Cree Redmond is a free spirit woman. Cree enjoyed working different jobs at times that way she can never get bored. The one person she could never get bored of doesn’t know she even exists . Or does he?

Brock Garner ex boxing champ. Brock now owns his gym has set his sights on one sweet lady, the trouble is she belongs to someone else. Or does she?

Brock is crazy for Cree, but his code of honor abo
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Amy Meyer
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brock first noticed Cree at his sisters wedding. Little did he know, she also noticed him. When she starting working at his boxing ring, Brock was struggling to keep his feelings for her hidden since she apparently had a boyfriend. During one of her boxing/self defense lessons, when things started to heat up between them, she quickly ended their session. As she was getting ready to leave, he heard a song playing on her phone and realized it was her voice he was hearing. He asked her to go to ope ...more
Cara Ross
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Oh my goodness what a hot and spicy little novella Seaside Serenade is! And just what the doctor ordered as I was heading into a book slump! And if you have ever read a Melissa Foster book before, you would know that her books could kill the biggest book slump!

So we are back in Wellfleet, which always brings a smile to my face, but instead of at the beach or the pool, we are at the gym and there is where we find gym owner Brock Garner, craving something he can't have, a member of his gym, Cree
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Shauna
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I started out this book at a disadvantage because it has been quite awhile since I have read any Seaside Summers books and I could not remember who Brock and Cree were and how they fit in with everyone else. Ultimately that didn't matter and as I got into the book, a lot of the connections came back to me. Brock was the perfect alpha male - strong, sexy, and confident - and Cree was adorable with her booty shaking and confident insecurities. I loved how they finally got together in a public aha ...more
Lisa
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great, little flirt from Melissa Foster as part of her ongoing Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers series that brings you up to date with some of the secondary characters in her books. This time, it's Brock and Cree's turn :) If you've read any of the previous books in the series, they will be familiar to you but it's not necessary to enjoy this novella as a standalone. Cree has taken a job working in Brock's gym and they are both attracted to each other. Due to a misunderstanding in each o ...more
Lynn Brooks
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Short, sweet and oh so sexy! With a quick dash back into the Seaside Summers world, Melissa Foster brings us another delectable couple! Even though it's a short read, it's packed with alluring chemistry and a passionate beginning to a relationship. Loved it!

Former boxer/gym owner Brock Garner can't stop obsessing over his latest employee. He wanted her even before she asked for a job but she's even harder to resist now that he's seeing her up close and personal day in and day out. If she wasn't
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Marsha
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 amazing stars for this Seaside flirt - a quick short story. Cree and Brock have been characters in several of the Melissa Foster's Seaside Summer stories. I was so excited to finally get to read their story. Cree is a free-spirit and Brock is a man with the plan kind of guy. Cree has family in the Dark Knight's motorcycle club, tying this story to the Whiskey Brother's series. The wonderful Justin Whiskey appears in this book as Cree's protector and "older brother". There is lots of confusion ...more
Danielle
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think these flirts are a great idea. There are so many side characters in Melissa Foster books that should have their own story. These little books are a great way to get their story out without me having to wait a few years like I have with other characters.

There are so many characters in the Seaside series that I honestly couldn't remember who Brock and Cree were at first, but it doesn't matter. Their story is adorable and completely stands on its own. Yes, there are cameos from other chara
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LA
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read-2019
"What’s more romantic than finding your forever love on Valentine’s Day?"

Melissa Foster has given her readers a delightful short story about Brock Garner and Cree Redmond. These two have tried to hide their feelings for one another for some time due to false assumptions. Brock hasn't made a move on Cree since he believes she has a boyfriend. Cree thinks that Brock isn't interested in her because he doesn't pick up on the flirtatious signals she gives. However, things take a turn the evening of
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Pam
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seaside Serenade is a well written short story giving Ms. Foster’s faithful readers the story of a lesser known character. We always wonder about the lives & loves of the characters that aren’t central to the main plot. Ms. Foster has started writing these short stories to satisfy that curiosity. Brock & Cree are heavily attracted to each other. She can’t figure out why he keeps backing off even though she’s done all she can to let him know she’s interested. Once a misunderstanding is cl ...more
Shannan  Thornton
Flirting with your boss can be fun!

I'm not one to read short stories or "flirts" as Melissa likes to call them, but this one pulled me in immediately and I couldn't put it down. Brock Garner is a former boxer turned gym owner who fell for his newest employee the first time he met her, in fact he fell so hard for Cree Redmond that he hired her fulltime instead of part time which is all he needed. Then he heard her sing and falls harder, the problem...she's spoken for (or is she?). This story is f
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Amanda
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amanda
Short & Hot
May 15, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
It was so great to catch up with the Seaside characters. Leave it to Melissa Foster to make you fall in love with characters in a short story.

Brock is every bit the lovable giant we are introduced to in Jana and Hunter's story. Cree is the sweet cool chick we always thought her to be. It was great to read these two get their Happily Ever After.

As always I recommend this story however if this is the First introduction to Melissa Foster start
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Sam Vloothuis
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cree and Brock’s story is a fantastic little flirt into the seaside world. If you haven’t been before this is a taste of what Melissa Foster can deliver. Brock has been in previous stories and has had a strong big brother alpha presence, but we get to dig a little deeper and found out what makes him tick. It appears as though small but tough Cree with her biker girl appearance but sweet and vulnerable side are it. Battling her own self confidence these two are destined for each other, if only th ...more
Salli
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seaside Serenade...a Must Read!!!
As always, Melissa Foster knocks about book out of the park. Even the short stories bring in the realm of the entire series. Remeeting so many of the characters is refreshing. Having a best friend of the opposite sex, can be rewarding...until assumptions are made that you have more than just friendship going on. A former boxer turned trainer Brock, pining after Miss Distraction Cree. The problem as he sees it...she has a relationship, but she sure throws some ser
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