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Seaside Lovers

Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: Love in Bloom, Book 30, Seaside Summers, Book 7
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he's misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she's ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she's prepared to hole up and mourn - and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn't count on the sinfully hot artist she's been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn't stop him from feeling protective of the woman who's consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker's plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker's past unfolds, they're led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they've found.

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 07-26-19

Steamy Seaside!

Melissa Foster has an incredible knack for writing steamy books with characters that capture your heart. Her imagery is so well done, and the stories full of the things I love, from the characters, the setting, the support and friendships, the details that mean so much. Seaside Lovers features Grayson and Parker. I definitely fell in love with Grayson, and loved the cameo appearances of some of the other characters From the Love in Bloom books, I found the kisses to be so good, and loved the references to some of my favorite candies (M&M's, Laffy Taffy). BJ Harrison was wonderful performing this book . He brings the characters to life with his voice and realistic emotions. Such a great listen!

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My Thoughts on Seaside Lovers

Melissa Foster has once again given me a sweet story with great characters. Seaside Lovers was like a home coming as I got to not only get to know Grayson better and meet Parker, but I also got to check in with characters from previous books I enjoyed. But this author sure knows how to write a leading man. I can't say enough good things about how sweet and thoughtful and protective and just awesome Grayson was. He was exactly what Parker needed when she didn't even know she needed it.

BJ Harrison continues to give the same great performance. His voice is so smooth and calm and he gives enough variation in tone to make it work for the large number of characters in these books.

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Amazing!!

This book is about Grayson Lacroux and Parker Collins. They have been communicating for month and had decided to meet in person in Wellfleet. Parker didn’t show. When Grayson finds her she is holed up mourning the loss of her best friend and mentor Bert. The connection between these two are there from the start. Another favorite couple to add to the long list. Narrator BJ Harrison did a great job. Melissa Foster is the best!!! Love love all of her books!!

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She Told Him To...Look Unsexy!!

Melissa continues to give us Sexy fun stories. B. J. Harrison has a voice that is magic in the narration of it.
Grayson was an iron artist and he makes plans to reconnect with Parker aka Polly Collins in Seaside. He thinks she blew him off. When he got to her house, he found her drunk and in tears. Parker was an actress and she lost the only family she had ever known, Ben Stein. The next day Grayson went with her to talk to Ben's brother Abe. Abe had a daughter that had left home and when Abe died, he left a box of stuff for Parker. In the box was his daughter's diary. She located Abe's wife in New Jersey. She asked Grayson to go with her to meet her. There is a great surprise in this one that will keep you in a trance all the way to the end!

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Great story

Seaside Lovers is another great book from Melissa Foster. Parker and Grayson have been talking long distance via email. Parker hasn't answered any of Grayson emails in a while and he thought maybe what he was feeling was one sided. Parker, an actress has lost the only family she's ever known and is grieving. Grayson stumbles across Parker in her Wellfleet home mourning for Bert. Parker wants to contact Bert's brother and try to mend their relationship and Grayson is more than willing to help. The more time Grayson and Parker spend together the closer they become and the hotter their relationship is. Melissa Foster never disappoints when it comes to this series! I always look forward to her next release.
As with all of Melissa Foster books, I love reading them but I also love the audio version as well B. J. Harrison has a way of drawing you further into his books his voice captivates you from the very beginning.

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Parker and Grayson

Melissa Foster writes steamy love stories. This story has it all, love, romance, heat, and a story that will keep you involved. Parker is a rags-to-riches actress. Grayson is a metal sculptor. They are an unlikely pair who met through their work. As readers, we get to see their relationship grow and seemingly implode. You know there has to be drama. The angst is palpable – oh, the feels! Real love? Family? Read this one and enjoy. And if you get a chance, listen to the audio. BJ Harrison does a great job of conveying the emotions of all the characters.

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Melissa Foster writes what we all want to find!

This is another delightful Melissa Foster read. It has a famous actress character, but Ms. Foster is one of the few authors that doesn't lose me immediately because of that. She is so good at putting the focus on their emotions and what is going on in other parts of their lives!
Parker, the actress, has just lost a loved one and has retreated to lick her wounds in private, when Grayson shows up. She has hired him to do some work on her house and over the months of emails, they have become quite intrigued with each other. Grayson is the supportive, understanding type of guy that everyone wants. It doesn't hurt that he's gorgeous, either. He even fall in love with Parker's dog!
There's a certain amount of mystery (maybe the unknown is a better term) in the story. It's not intrigue or suspense, but just Parker and Grayson trying to figure some stuff out from things Parker was left when her friend(s) died. There's also the right amount of romance and sex that is found in every Melissa Foster book. The couples she writes are always just so darn cute together! She writes what we all want to find if we haven't already. (Long sigh..........).

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Fantastic

I listened to the Audio Book of Seaside Lovers. The narration of BJ Harrison is fantastic. I love listening to him.
I always love returning to the Seaside gang. Parker is a famous actress and Grayson is an artist who have correspond and fell for each other over months of email. When the two got together it was hot. Seaside Lovers had a twist I never expected. I truly do not know how Melissa does it. She writes so many book and none of them disappoint. This book is a HEA with no cliffhangers.

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good book

Parker and Grayson's story started as a story filled with grief as she starts their story with dealing with the loss of her friend Bert and while dealing with such grief faced and admitted to her feelings for Grayson. The pair have a few hurdles that they need to cross such as Parker's fame and the long distance between their careers. The pair were a great couple with chemistry and their story while sad was also uplifting as Parker learns some details of her past as well. I enjoyed their story from the start and would recommend it to others. The narration from Mr. Harrison was enthusiastic and engaging making the entire story enjoyable to listen to as well.

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I definitely recommend checking out Seaside Lover

I feel like a broken record... but BJ Harrison has the most amazing voice I have ever heard. He takes Melissa Foster's amazing story and makes it come alive with his tone, his changes in voice, and with his amazing reading.

I always talk about how amazing the characters are in Melissa Foster’s books and Parker and Grayson are no exception. They are absolutely wonderful. Not perfect, not fatally flawed, just normal and real people. The kind of people you want to be friends with, the kind of people you see on the street, and the kind of people that deserve to find happiness.

In Seaside Lovers, as with the rest of the series, Melissa Foster does an amazing job describing the settings. From the media room that Grayson finds Parker drowning her sorrows in to the elevator that they take to visit Abe every place is described in such clarity that I could truly picture where the book was taking place. I could see the cliff where Grayson really kissed Parker for the first time. My favorite type of book to read is one that sees to play like a movie while I read it. Seaside Lovers does exactly that.

This is part of the Love in Bloom series and the spin off series of Seaside Summers. Yet it is truly a standalone book. The characters appear in each other’s books but each book is its own story. Melissa Foster does a magnificent job of letting the reader know just enough background of the other characters and who belongs to who that if you pick up a book out of order you can enjoy the story.

I definitely recommend checking out Seaside Lovers right away.

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  • Debra McDonald
  • 05-18-19

long distance love affair

Grayson has been commissioned by Parker's foundation to make iron sculptures for her children's home. As they converse with each other over months they slowly fall in love with each other. This is a beautiful romantic story that is wonderfully narrated. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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  • Emma Brennan
  • 07-20-18

Fantastic!

Audio Book - Seaside Lovers

Listening to an audio book by one of your favourite authors and narrated in such a way that you are taken in completely but the story an excellent way to unwind and relax. I am currently on holiday and had a 5 hour plane journey to get to my destination, so I just plugged in, zoned out to everyone else on the plane and was transported to the wonderful love story of Grayson and Parker. If you have listened or read any of the other books in this series you will be hooked!

If you love romantic stories that makes you laugh, smile and feel your heart flutter then this is the book and series for you!

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  • katiemay
  • 07-19-17

When dreams do come true

Would you consider the audio edition of Seaside Lovers to be better than the print version?

Yes. When I am reading I tend to speed read and miss bits of the book. When you listen to a book you hear it all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seaside Lovers?

Your lover is calling, Your lover is calling. Bella strikes again when pranking Teresa.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When all the Seaside ladies came to see Parker when she was at the pier

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh with the Bella prank. Cry at the emotianal meeting with Abe and Sarah,

Any additional comments?

I forgot how good this book really is. Loved it