Publication date: November 30th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux–an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy–is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.
With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt’s publishing contract couldn’t have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, seductive Mira.
A surprise encounter leads to white-hot passions and midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt’s sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira’s not saving his father’s company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?
Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.
Family comes first
5 ***** Scorching Stars
Seaside Whispers is a love story about family. Yes, there’s the main couple’s love story going on, but the theme of this book is family. It permeates the whole narrative, which isn’t a surprise if you have ever read Foster’s books. She has a talent for spinning stories centered on family ties and values. In Seaside Whispers, love and family move the story along. There are abundant scorching hot, sexy scenes to make your toes curl, but they are the backdrop for the real action, which revolves around a gorgeous Princeton professor searching for his real call in life and a single mother fighting to save her surrogate-family’s business, while raising her exceptionally intelligent six-year-old son. All the while, Matt and Mira are surrounded by close and extended family and friends.
Although this is book 8 in the Seaside Summers series, it’s the first I read, which didn’t make any difference because Melissa Foster introduced the other characters so deftly I felt like I already knew them. The fact they are so realistic and likeable also helped me connect with them.
Meeting Matt Lacroux and not falling in love with him is utterly impossible. I’ll use Foster’s own words to make my case:
“I’ve never met a man like you.” – “I’ve never been this man until now. Until you.” How can a woman resist hearing that? Or this: “My body has been known to evoke otherworldly experiences.” Or this: “There’s all kinds of sexy going on with you. The kind of sexy that makes a smart man go dumb.” I wouldn’t. Especially if I were a single mom, like Mira, and happened to have the man of my dreams trying to involve my son in as many activities as he could just for the sake of being with my son. And have I mentioned Matt is drop-dead gorgeous? And a professor at Princeton? He is just perfect. After all, I totally agree with Mira that “smart boys are the best kind of boys there are”.
I recommend Seaside Whispers for all romantics looking for a heart-warming, toe-curling, sexy read. Just don’t follow my lead and start reading it late at night. You’ll be up until the wee hours because this book is impossible to be put down. I read it in one sitting just because I couldn’t get enough of Matt, Mira and Hagen.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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