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Two sisters. One unforgettable summer.

While renovating an old beach house, Ivy and her sister, Shelly, suddenly have full occupancy after fire forces Summer Beach residents from their homes. Even the mayor, Bennett Dylan, who was Ivy’s high school crush, moves in. As the summer heats up, attractions simmer and feuds erupt. 

Living in the house Bennett had hoped could be a community center, he finds himself at odds with Ivy’s campaign for a bed-and-breakfast zoning change. And when valuable items disappear from the inn, Bennett’s friend Mitch, who owns the popular Java Beach coffee shop, is the prime suspect.

Shelly's romance with Mitch cools when his old criminal record emerges, which leads her to question if Summer Beach is the right place for her.

Despite the chaos, Ivy has just one summer to save the house from an impending tax sale. And when a documentary filmmaker arrives to reconstruct the history of the old house and its secretive former owner, yet another secret emerges from an unlikely place.

Seabreeze Summer is a sweet summer beach listen and the second novel in the Summer Beach series after Seabreeze Inn. Book your reservation in this small beachside town of intriguing characters now.

©2019 Jan Moran (P)2020 Jan Moran

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Another Winner!

Ms Moran's books and the narration in this series take you away to another place, something we can all use during this time of the Corona Virus and unrest around us. This one is my favorite so far, but then I thought the same after the last one!

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A California Summer

This seabreeze series is my first Jan Moran books and it was very easy to get into with all the excitement going on in this family... a fun summer read.
Only thing that bugged me was the voice of Bennett, he sounded old and raspy... it just didn’t fit him, and l usually love Erin’s character voices.
On to book #3 the finale and exploring more books by Jan Moran.

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a very enjoyable story!!

LOVED IT! Romance and mystery abound but most things are resolved before the book finishes!

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Variety

I like this series because it’s a bit mystery a bit love and a bit family.

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Cute but not really a ‘page’ turner

I’d like to know how the story ends, but it’s not a very dynamic story. The ‘thief’ was also so predictable it was annoying how long it took to get to the reveal. Also, at times, very privileged when describing the character that had been to prison. Adult women stuck as stagnant teens.

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Well-written but kind of boring

This book is mostly well-written but the “action” is painstakingly slow-moving and tedious. There is quite a bit of repetition. It was difficult to be invested in any of the characters. The main character is portrayed as nauseatingly ethical and good. Her actions and those of the other women in the book are pretty stupid and don’t really make sense, while the men speak with authority and make important and decisive decisions. I found myself wishing the book would just be over already. I kept listening to see if it would get better. It didn’t.

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Slow and Repetitive

This book and the whole series had so much potential. The story could be a really interesting and satisfying listen however the story drags and the characters are pretty annoying.

The author insists on trying to create tension and suspense with every new happening in the book, shifting the story's focus right when the reader is about to find out some information about a story line and not coming back to it until sometime later. This makes for a slow and frustrating read. Further, the main protagonist is very annoying . She is overly moralistic and unrealistic and does not seem to have a grip on reality. Also, she somehow manages, despite constantly asserting that she has little money, to purchase a whole range of things that would in reality cost a fortune. There is little explanation of many things in the book, however her ability to produce money from thin air is one of the most amazing things.

At times, the story becomes somewhat poorly constructed and thought through. An example of this is the wedding which is to be held at the 'inn'. It's supposedly for a high profile couple who are on the American 'A" list. However, there was never any mention of the outside of the property being painted, which apparently 'desperately' needed to be done in the first book. This was one of the main things the protagonist was worried about in the first book and was a job 'too large' to be completed by her family of helpers. It was stated that this was going to cost a lot of money, however there was no further mention of it.

Should an 'A' list couple be planning to hold their wedding there, I'd imagine the condition of the outside of the property would be a major stumbling point. Further, this couple only has 50 - 100 guests at the wedding. Huh? This was touted as 'the wedding of the decade' or some such thing earlier in the book. My brother had more guests at his regular wedding last year!

Then there is the discovery of the jewels. A poor, struggling widow with a house that begun the story as a rambling, run down shambles for which the owner didn't have the finances to fix, suddenly decides the best thing to do is give the proceeds of an auction of 'priceless jewels akin to the royal jewels in the Tower of London' is to give it away to charity. I mean...REALLY? All of it??

This is a silly book. The main characters are unrealistic and plastic. Their interactions with characters of the opposite sex are stereotyped and ridiculous. I'd suggest looking elsewhere for a book to read, unless you want to become frustrated and annoyed.

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Waste of money

This is a three book series I found written very repetitive and cheesy. All three books. I bet a better author could take the very same story and make it an exciting read/listen. Narrated bad too.

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Seabreeze Summer

Great book. can't wait to see how it all plays out in book 3. Will they ever find out how all the stolen items ended up in the house?

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Disappointed

Author took 12 chapters of this book retelling the last 12 chapters of the 1st book in the series. Disappointing