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Emotional Rollercoaster

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-19

OMG!!! SO GREAT, AGAIN Melissa!!!! This is an emotional rollercoaster and, as I am with most of Melissa's books, I seriously had a problem putting it down! The chemistry and relationship we've seen with Tony and Amy throughout the series comes to a head throughout the telling of their 'story'. Also, the ending was a GREAT way to tie-in all the Seaside Gang's relationships!

But Wait...let's add in BJ Harrison bringing that story to life...giving voice to those emotions so well, you feel everything each character is feeling. The loss Amy felt, the pain Tony felt...you understand it so much more!!

Another EXCELLENT work Melissa!!!

LOVE Jaime & Jessica

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Another 5-Star book from Melissa Foster! THANK YOU for your wonderful writing and your extreme LOVE of your craft!

And BJ Harrison...and wonderful job depicting all the emotion from the characters. Your narrations always seem to bring more feeling to words I've already read!

Jamie and Jessica...WOW!!! Their love is instant and their connection is amazing! She was looking for a distraction from her BSO life and he was looking to relax during the summer. What they found was a connection and time together that they never could have imagined while living their very different lives. BEAUTIFUL Story of love, misunderstanding, and reconnecting and finding each other after fighting what they thought was everything pushing against them.

Beautifully Written and Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-19

Melissa Foster has done it again!

Between the laughing at the Seaside Gang and the sizzle between Jenna & Pete, I could NOT put it down! Pete's kind heart and put-everyone-else first attitude is commendable and heart breaking at the same time. He almost gives up on himself for the sake of his family. But, Jenna was there with her magnetism for Pete and allowed him the freedom to tend to his family but gave him the strength of their love to get through.

BJ did it again with this one, putting the emotions into his reading, allowing us to feel every bit of the turmoil Pete and Sky were feeling in regards to their father. AMAZING AGAIN!!!

I LOVE that Pete & Jenna FINALLY got together...and how absolutely PERFECT they are for each other!!

LOVE Caden & Bella

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Welcome Back to Seaside! WOW!! What fun these friends are. BUT, they are also compassionate and loving...and BJ Harrison does it again, bringing life and feeling to the words Melissa has written.
Bella and Caden meet at a time when they are BOTH going through some tough and changing times, both including relocating to the Cape. They need to decide if those tough times are better with each other or without each other. Then, of course, add in those Seaside Friends and just how much they are to each other and you have a great, well rounded story that you just cant turn off!!

Hot and Undeniable

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-19

WOW!! What can I say about Beau and Charlotte beside...{SWOON}..Wow!

I absolutely LOVE listening/reading about Beau working through his own demons, while Charlotte infiltrates his thoughts and mind. She doesnt allow him to wallow any longer in his self-imposed guilt from a decade before. She helps him realize that he is allowed to move on with his life and to let the guilt go!!

Charlotte, on the other hand, is so wrapped up in her writing that she doesnt take time to actually LIVE. Having Beau at the Inn, constantly THERE, helps her to see that while her writing is her life, there is also a life to be lived outside of the walls of her office.

While I found the male's voice a bit monotone at some parts, it is always great to listen to the emotions of the characters at the narrators bring the story to life.

Independent Love

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I LOVED listening to this story after having already read it...and what can I say about Janie and Boyd other than...WOW!! What a beautiful story between two people who have more in common than what they first believe. Boyd is tortured from the loss of his parents years earlier, where he suffered externally, as well as internally. It took everything within him to allow Janie to see the real him. But his overprotective ways cause tension in their perfect relationship.
Janie is fiercely independent, despite her blindness. She doesn't let that stop her from doing anything she wants to in order to move on with her life. She doesn't want ANYONE to treat her differently because of the simple fact that she cant see. She's comfortable with Boyd and what their relationship makes her feel. He doesn't hold her back and treats her normally, making extra effort to help her see life and the world around them. But then comes his overprotective nature that throws her for a loop and she doesn't know if she can move past it.
After an accident where she thought she lost the love of her life, they both agree to work on moving past their own issues to allow for their HEA to happen the way it should...Together!

Opposites Attract

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

WOW!! Kurt & Leanna are WONDERFUL, and so different that it almost makes sense for them to find each other!! Melissa Foster has done it, yet again! Not only that, but she, again, utilizes the talents of BJ Harrison to add that extra feeling through Kurt & Leanna's beginning.

The instant chemistry between Kurt & Leanna is what everyone in life hopes for. And, her relationships with her friends and how quickly Kurt becomes part of their group! Kurt finally realizes what it is like to get his head out of his creative world and explore life, while Leanna realizes what happens when she actually makes plans and figures out exactly what she wants to do.

A Rush of Emotions

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

WOW!!! Another GREAT 'Love In Bloom' Book!! The Friendship between Rush & Jayla is one of those PRICELESS pieces of your life that you wish to experience with anyone...and to find that in someone you can eventually marry...to be a lover & a best friend...That is seriously Once in a Lifetime!!

It was tough to navigate from friends to lovers...and Melissa was able to capture that into words and we felt every word that was written through BJ's narration!!

Keep it up Melissa & BJ...we LOVE these guys!!!

Undeniable Chemistry

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

WOW! BJ and Melissa do it again with Cash & Sienna.

Sienna and Cash meet when he finds her along the side of the road after sliding off in the snow storm. From then on, the chemistry that develops and grows is undeniable and just as hot as the flames Cash fights as a NYC Firefighter. But with Sienna's career as a Top Model, she is put in a situation that puts their relationship to the test...not to mention the battle that Cash is fighting to get through since he lost a man in a fire a few months before.

It takes a bit of push and pull...and a lot added Chemistry and Stubbornness to realize that these two are meant to be together!

After reading it a couple times and then finally listening to the words, you can feel the chemistry that comes out in Melissa's writing.

Store of Genius

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

OMG!!! I have been caught up in every single book of the Love in Bloom Series. And, they have gotten better with each book. Another great job by Melissa & BJ!! Melissa gave this Amazingly talented Artist another passion in Kate and their "new business", while BJ Harrison brought it to life with his story telling abilities!

Sage is my favorite Remington of all and this book just proves why! HE is sensitive and tough, and absolute, 100% Alpha Male. Kate is strong, able to support herself in her humanitarian efforts. She doesnt need anyone but with Sage, she not only needs him, but wants him.

I found myself actually feeling the emotions of Sage & Kate. My heart felt for them as they had to be apart for a week...I felt every bit of the raw emotion of their Surprise Reunion, which I had secretly hoped for while reading it! Sage's passion and feelings toward Kate, and her's toward him just made me feel WONDERFUL!!!