Seaside Embrace: Hunter Lacroux

Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: Seaside Summers, Book 6, Love in Bloom, Book 29
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

After working hard all day, creating his beautiful metal sculptures, sinfully sexy Hunter Lacroux likes to unwind with a hot, sexy babe - or two. But after spending a handful of naughty nights with seductive and beautiful Jana Garner, the woman who challenges everything he does and says, Hunter wants more.

As a dancer, boxer, actress, and waitress, Jana is tough, organized, and as dedicated as she is committed. She has to be to maintain her crazy schedule. But when it comes to men, Jana's had a string of bad relationships, and there's only thing she'll commit to - not committing.

White-hot passion ignites every time Jana and Hunter are together, but the closer Hunter gets, the faster Jana runs. When Hunter lays on the charm, Jana throws out a challenge she's sure he can't meet, and Hunter steps up to the plate, forcing her to face her hurtful past or let go of him forever.

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hunter!

Melissa Foster has done it again in writing a fantastic story. I love how she has created a group of characters that have depth, passion, friendships, and feel good moments. The humor she injects in the books is also great. The chemistry between characters is sizzling. I loved Hunter and Jana in this book. BJ Harrison is amazing bringing the characters to life. He adds the right inflections to his voice. The underlying message of overcoming insecurities and trusting oneself is poignant. This is an awesome listen.

1 person found this helpful

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

Sinfully romantic

This audiobook pulled me right from the start. I love stories like this because it you can't pull me right at the start then i get bored fast. But this story by Melissa Foster was great right from the beginning. Right off the bat Hunter Lacroux and Jana Garner have a fun and pleasing night together. They have both been hooking up for a while with no strings attached. They fight constantly during the day and make up just as intense in the bedroom. Hunter has never been serious about anyone and Jana prefers to have her fun. Hunter starts having more feelings that he doesn't recognize but while he spends more time with Jana he realizes he wants more than their hookups. Can he romance Jana into giving their hookups something more meaningful? Only time and romance will tell. B.J. Harrison was the narrator and he was on point with the characters and pulling us into his narration. This is a must listen to audiobook.

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

Irresistible relationship

I originally read this story when it was first released in print, but I was so excited to listen to it as well! Jana and Hunter are both independent, passionate people that “don’t do relationships”. Both are very dedicated to their work as well. They get together occasionally but without strings attached. When they are together sparks ignite. As time goes by, it gets harder for these two to not feel attached. Hunter begins to realize he wants more, but will Jana stick around or run? I really enjoyed the interactions between these two characters. It was also great to catch up with the rest of the Seaside gang!

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

My Thoughts on Seaside Embrace

Seaside Embrace was a sweet and steamy story that was so easy to enjoy. Having read all the other seaside books, it was nice to catch up with the characters again.

But the stars of this show were Hunter and Jana. Both of these characters were very similar on their feelings on relationships and dating and yet were so different in their reasons. Those differences are pretty much what made this story. How they worked and grew together past their emotional baggage to find a future together.

Overall these were good characters in a good storyline and a great ending. I never hesitate to pickup a Melissa Foster book and this one is a great addition to her enjoyable work.

Narrator BJ Harrison came back for this story and I still don't have any complaints about his voice. I think the only thing that gave me pause was with there being Jenna from a previous book, and Jana being talked about in this one. Their names sounded very similar so I sometimes had to double check or rewind to see who was being talked about. But that was a really minor thing.

I still look forward to whatever is up next from this fantastic author.

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

Hunter and Jana..An Explosive Couple!

Hunter owns an metal sculpting business with his brother Grayson. Jana is a former dancer, a dance instructor, sometimes waitress as well as an amateur boxer. Both Hunter and Jana have both shun relationships. Even though they seem to fight whenever they are around each other, they cannot deny the chemistry between them. One drunken night together turns into a six month no-strings attached arrangement. As their relationship begins to flourish, Jana's insecurities seem to get in her way preventing her to fully commit to Hunter. Hunter is a patient man and is determined to help Jana set herself free from her insecurities. Jana is sure Hunter will leave her once she reveals the drama from a previous relationship. When he doesn't judge her, she starts to believe they can make a go at a real committed relationship.

This is a great story about overcoming insecurities and finally letting one trust that love can conquer all. BJ Harrison does a mighty fine job.

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

Awesome Book

I love ALL of Melissa Foster's books. I love Hunter and Jana's story. These 2 are now my favorite Seaside characters. This book has everything you need in a good book. I feel a really good book should have sweet moments and super sexual hot moments. Melissa doesn't disappoint. I love how we get to catch up with past characters from the Seaside series. Thank you Melissa for writing another hot book...BJ Harrison did an awesome job on the narration.

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

Emotional and Fun!

Melissa has written the most emotional, fun story yet! B. J. Harrison narrates this and he is fantastic!
Jana Garner was a boxer, dance instructor, and waitress with a stubborn streak. She has some bad past experiences from her past boyfriends, now she has big problems with committing. Hunter Lacrouz creates metal sculptures and his past has not been rosie. When he hooked up with Jana, he was ready to commit to only her. The only problem was Jana didn't believe him and put him through hell. Can they get things straighten out? A must listen!

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

Another great story

First leave me say that I love every book in this series and that they just keep getting better! Hunter is a ladies man, no string attached kind of man. Jana has been hurt before, and now doesnt believe long term relationships are meant for her. Hunter is learning how to "romance" a woman and trying his best to get Jana. Jana has been hurt too bad In the past and is now trying her best to resist Hunter. Their chemistry is explosive when they are together and you just can't help but to be drawn into their lives when reading this book! I can't wait to see what Melissa Foster has in store for us in her next book in this series!!
I absolutely love listening to the audiobook version of the Love in Bloom series. B. J. Harrison has a way of drawing you into the story. It’s easy to get lost in his voice.

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

Hunter and Jana

Jana Garner is a boxer and a dancer. Hunter Lacroux is a metal sculptor. Both artistic, and both definitely not looking for a relationship, but boy did they ever have sizzling sex. Hooking up was the way to go – no baggage. Jana didn’t even spend the night – she snuck out. Between their brothers and their friends, how could they possibly manage to keep their non-relationship private???

Melissa Foster’s words and B.J. Harrison’s voice made this book come alive. As a stand-alone it’s good. But if you’ve met any of the Seaside gang, it’s better. Enjoy this story and catching up with the Seaside gang, too.

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

Loved these characters!

I've listened to a lot of audio books written by Melissa Foster, but she surprised me a bit with this one. The beginning was certainly different. The characters of Jana and Hunter were sexual at the very beginning--with no romance in sight! What??? In a Melissa Foster book? Seriously?
Neither Jana nor Hunter is looking for a relationship...just a occasional sex. But then Jana isn't much into going after her dreams. She's too busy. When Hunter can't even get Jana to say that she wants him and she tells him he doesn't know anything about romance, Hunter takes it as a challenge. What starts as a challenge just to get her to admit she wants him soon turns into way more. Will they both ever admit that they want and maybe already have more?
The narration by B.J. Harrison was great as always!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Emma Brennan
  • Emma Brennan
  • 02-27-18

Excellent love story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love an audio book! There is nothing better than plugging in and zoning out to be transported to a romantic story!

What other book might you compare Seaside Embrace: Hunter Lacroux to, and why?

Seaside Summers series by Melissa Foster

What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

I love the voice of BJ Harrison

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!!!!

Any additional comments?


This is the story of Jana and Hunter. Both these characters have appeared in previous Seaside Summer series. Their story has to be one of my new favourites loved the chemistry between these two!

I love all of Melissa Foster's books and this one did not fail to deliver. If you want to escape in the wonderful world of Provincetown which is full of the most delicious men on the planet for a couple of hours then this is the ideal book for you!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for katiemay
  • katiemay
  • 06-23-17

When sassy meets sexy

What made the experience of listening to Seaside Embrace: Hunter Lacroux the most enjoyable?

They are both strong characters and really want the same thing. The story has the right amount of angst,sass,sex and comical moments with Jana being welcomed by the seaside girls.

What other book might you compare Seaside Embrace: Hunter Lacroux to, and why?

Tony and Amy, again that book had the right amount of sass sex and comical moments

What does B.J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He just has the voice that can bring the book to life

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The night of both competitions and what Hunter did for Jana in the garden

Any additional comments?

Even though I have read the book 3/4 times already when you listen to the book its like hearing the story for the first time.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Debra McDonald
  • Debra McDonald
  • 06-05-17

Hook up

Hunter Lacroux and Jana Garner have been hooking up with each other for ages when they both start falling for each other. The only problem is they are both commitment phobes. The narrator does a great job of portraying the characters and I love listening to this audio.