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  • Seized by Love at Seaside

  • Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Book 7
  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister's education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she's put her social life on hold until her sister's education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast. Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie when he met her a year ago, and he hasn't been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette cuts straight to his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Love!

  • By Jan M on 07-02-18

Can Blue get past Lizzie’s “interesting” way to make money?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Lizzie Barber runs the local flower shop and Blue Ryder has been her friend since they met at the quadruple wedding of their friends in Seaside. Lizzie has had butterflies with him ever since. Blue is currently helping Lizzie with repairs in her home since he is a contractor, specifically her oven.

Will Blue and Lizzie take the opportunity to move their relationship forward or will Lizzie’s secret webcast, break up their relationship?

Is Blue able to accept the loving reasoning that Lizzie has this “interesting” webcast or will it become a deal breaker for him?

Melissa Moran does a great job narrating, especially some of the more interesting scenes with frosting. Listening to Seized by Love is a wonderful way to learn about Lizzie and Blue and me able to immerse yourself completely in their world.

Seized by Love at Seaside is a nice story of love and how far one will go for their family but also confronting the realities of technology and the role they play in our life. And a story that includes a hunk like Blue is never bad!

  • Nights at Seaside

  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Nights at Seaside by Addison Cole is the "sweet edition" of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Nights. The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language. Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful reality of his father’s deteriorating health.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Caro on 04-16-19

A free spirit and a boxer - will it work?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Sky has finally realized her dream of owning her own tatto parlor - as the free spirit of the family it is the perfect thing for her. While tattooing she had come to tattoo quotes that she has attributed to the P-Town Poet.

Sawyer is a professional boxer who has one last big fight left and will then retire as he should have everything he needs financially to take care of his dad. In typical Sawyer fashion he decides he needs to add some ink to his collection and happens upon Inky Skies and Sky’s tattoo shop.

Read the heart-warming story to find out whether Sawyer and Sky are able to build themselves up together or tear themselves apart. You will really enjoy this new member of Seaside and the free spirit vibe and love of poetry that Sky brings to the story. The push and pull of the free spirit and the boxer throughout the novel is wonderful.

Melissa Moran does a great job of narrating and bringing the angst and love to life.

You will not be disappointed if you choose Nights at Seaside.

  • Sisters in White

  • Snow Sisters
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Danica and Kaylie Snow are about to celebrate the biggest day of their lives - their double wedding - on an island in the Bahamas. But no wedding is complete without a little family drama. The two sisters aren't ready to face the father they haven't seen since he divorced their mother and moved away to marry his mistress and live with Lacy, the half sister they've never met.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hiighlights the relationships between the sisters

  • By Gaele on 11-28-16

Love shines through, even with obstacles

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Sisters in White is the culmination of the telling of the love stories of sister Lacy and Danica, they have finally reached their wedding day! Blake and Danica and Lacy and Chaz have all descended on a tropical island, courtesy of Blake's cousin along with their family members for the double wedding of their dreams. Unfortunately, all does not go as planned.

Sisters in White is a wonderfully drama-filled, hilarious and tender book that shows the love between the Snow Sisters, with the addition of the newest Snow sister, which is a cause of quite a bit of the drama and laughs...especially when they go snorkeling. Along with a bit of drama from Mother Nature and Chaz's assistant finding a sweet treat that she wasn't quite expecting at the resort.

I loved Sisters in White and listening to all the drama and love was an incredible way to experience the story, do yourself a favor and get Sisters in White today to read all about the incredible Snow Sisters!

  • Sisters in Bloom

  • Snow Sisters, Book 2
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now her burgeoning baby bump, hormone-infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister, Danica, glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie's insecurities rise to the forefront - and her relationship with fiancé Chaz Crew is caught in the crossfire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Series...

  • By Brandy Blackerby on 11-30-16

Snow Sisters at it again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This is the second installment of the Snow Sisters by Ms. Foster and picks up right where we left off in Sisters in Love.

Follow along as you read about the strength that Kaylie shows as she progresses through her pregnancy, Danica learns to never underestimate her sister. This novel also tackles the difficult relationship between a mother and a daughter and at the end see the bond that exists only between a mother and a child and transcends all issues. Danica and Blake have some issues they have to address and it provides an opportunity for headstrong Danica to learn from her sister and those around her.

I absolutely LOVED the reading by Mr. Harrison and cannot wait for the next installment of the Snow Sisters!

  • Secrets at Seaside

  • Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Book 5
  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

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 they had seemed like it had never existed - at least for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tony and Amy

  • By taximom on 03-24-19

Mrs Amy Black??

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Tony Black and Amy Maples have grown up spending their summers together at the Cape but once they hit adulthood, they each took their own path to begin their careers. Amy became a successful businesswoman and Tony, a world-renowned surfer and motivational speaker. The Seaside gang sees the chemistry between the two of them on full display each summer and how Tony takes care of Amy, in all the small ways but the two of them have never acted on their chemistry.

Except, Tony and Amy have a big secret that neither have shared with anyone. One that could change their friendships with the rest of the Seaside gang forever but could releasing the secret allow Tony and Amy to finally have the relationship they deserve? In addition to the secret holding them back could a job opportunity threaten a romantic relationship between them as well?

I found listening to Ms. Moran to be a very enjoyable experience and I was able to immerse myself in the lives of the Seaside gang.

The end of the novel may be my very favorite moment for the Seaside Gang thus far. You will not be disappointed in this latest installment of the Seaside gang from Ms. Cole.

  • Sisters in Love

  • Snow Sisters
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The first is still one of the best.

  • By JJB on 02-19-17

Dr Snow to the rescue?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Danica is the quintessential big sister and perfect daughter, returning to her hometown to begin her counseling business and be a present big sister. Little does Danica know that walking into her office one morning will be the man that changes her life. Blake realizes that a number of changes need to occur in his life at the urging of his best friend and some tragic circumstances and Blake seeks out Dr. Snow to assist him in those changes and little does he know that including her in his life will actually change it more than he ever expected. Danica and Blake appear to be an unlikely couple but thy just might be what he other truly needs.

The reading by Mr. Harrison is incredible - I was lost in the world of the Snow sisters and Blake.

I am very much looking forward to the continuation and to see how Danica helps her sister through her upcoming life changes. Incredible, incredible novel that kept me engaged and hoping for more throughout.

  • Sunsets at Seaside

  • Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Book 4
  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sunsets at Seaside

  • By Amy on 12-21-18

A flying cell phone leads to love??

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Jamie is one of the men of Seaside, he spends a lot of time with his grandma, Vera and uses it as a respite from his life as a technology wizard. Jessica is a world- class incredibly accomplished cellist and takes a summer off to find herself. What Jessica was expecting was to find a name like Jamie in her life. Their story starts hilariously with a flying cell phone and ends with a tuxedo - in between read about the self- discovery of both Jamie and Jessica.

Listening to Ms. Moran narrate this novel allow d me to really immerse myself into Jamie and Jessica and for me I found it to be a great soundtrack as I allowed my mind to imagine Jessica playing her cello or Vera playing her violin - the narration really allowed me to lose myself in Seaside and their beautiful music.

I particularly enjoyed this novel - you will not be disappointed and maybe it will even give you a pause to think about your dreams like Jessica requires of herself.

  • Anything for Love

  • The Bradens and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls Book 2
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family's Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue - even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can't live up to the fictional heroes she creates - until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn, and, for the first time in forever, she's intrigued by a real man. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charlotte and Beau

  • By Charlotte Lynn on 01-19-19

Chickendales!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Love, love, love Beau and Charlotte! Beau agrees to fix damage done by his cousins at Charlotte's Inn but little does he know, she might actually be fixing his heart. Charlotte is such an incredible free-spirit, erotic romance writer. Her "quirks" are what makes Beau fall for her and made me as a reader fall for her and root for the two of them as well. Charlottes perspective on life is refreshing - from Chickendales to dreamscapes and jars she will make you belief on fairy tales. I also loved the appearances by many others of the Braden family - if you are a fan of other Love in Bloom novels you will love the appearances by some of your other Braden family members.

This beautiful story is narrated by Ava Erickson and Zachary Webber. I had some difficulty with the seemingly, to me, change between narrators. It took some time and I was able to get used to the narration by both but would have preferred either just one narrator or having each of them stick to one character.

Beau and Charlotte are quite simply an amazing surprise - to each other and to us as readers.

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  • Swept into Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Ryders
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

It's been years since Sally Tuft's husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she'd ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been. Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that's simmered between them since the day they met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens in Vegas ...

  • By charlligirl on 03-14-19

Finally!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Gage and Sally have known each other for years - meeting right after Sally's husabnd tragically dies in a skiing accident. One night while in Las Vegas for a work event,, they are co-workers, they realize that what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas as they realize they got married the night before. Gage and Sally have practically been a couple since they became friends and while Sally is freaked out about this revelation Gage convinces her to let them be a married couple while they open a new community center. Learn how wonderful Gage is throughout this dating period and also shows much he values his relationship with Sally's young adult son, Rusty. I love the dynamic of also having an older child and Rusty's responses to Gage and Sally finally getting together.

Love, love, love this novel. BJ’s performance is incredible and brings this book to life.

This is one of, if not, my favrotie Melissa Foster book to date. Absolutely adore Gage and how real Sally is. If you have been waiting for Sally and Gage's story since the beginning of the Love in Bloom series, you will not be disappointed!

  • Rescued by Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Ryders, Book 4
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

As the daughter of a world-renowned fashion designer, Addison Dahl enjoyed a privileged life attending the most sought-after parties, traveling around the world, and having anything she wanted. Until she broke free and went against her father's wishes, needing to prove to herself - and to him - that she could make it on her own. Now she's ready to take her adventures in a new direction and sets her sights on roughing it in the wilderness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining rom-com

  • By charlligirl on 02-12-19

One tough chick!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Addy is one tough chick!

Jake and Addy have been flirting for months but will the romance of Elpitha Island and the wedding they are attending (her best friend and his brother) cause them to finally act on their fantasies? In Rescued by Love, Jake and Addy both battle their minds while they determine if this relationship can be taken any further. Additionally, Jake has to learn how to handle the awesomely independent and fierce Addy. Watch as Jake learns that the one thing he wants to do, take care of Addy as she prepares for her 10 day camping trip and go with her, is the one thing he cannot. Jake and Addy learn to break down each others walls and possibly figure out they are better together then separate. You will love when Addy "yells" at Jake on the mountain - it is perfect Addy and such a great way to showcase their relationship.

Love the narration by BJ Harrison, he breathes life into the words on the page and I felt like I was on the mountain with Addy. Awesome work!

This is a great addition to the Ryder brothers and an opportunity to hear updates on some of your other favorite Love in Bloom family members.