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Love in Bloom # 21: Seaside Summers # 1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing August 25th, 2014
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene. Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing. After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?
Bella is a teacher. She is the stable one of the group. She decided to make a change. She wants to stay in Wellfleet, MA full time. Bella has also sworn of commitment to men, that is until she meets Caden. Caden is a cop who has left Boston for a more small town life with his teenage son Evan. The two embark on an instant romance. The connection is fast. I didn't mind the insta-love. They both found it strange and Bella tried to fight it. In the end, the romance was meant to be. Evan tried to make friends but ended up being a good guy in the wrong crowd.
I like the story. It is fast paced and keeps your interest. All the characters were likable and relate-able. I did know that there was a book before it because it was obvious that I missed out on the romance between Kurt and Leanne. Other than that the book is able to be read out of order.
Should you read it? Yes. Who should read it? Fans of romance.
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Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
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