Aug 14, 2015

Review Tour --- Seaside Nights by Melissa Foster

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Seaside Summers Romance

Seaside Summers #5
Melissa Foster
Releasing Aug 12th, 2015
World Literary Press

Fall in love with Sky Lacroux and Sawyer Bass in Seaside Nights, the fifth book in the Seaside Summers series by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster! 

Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She's happy as can be, preparing the shop for its grand opening and renting a cottage in the Seaside community while renovations to her new apartment are being completed. The only thing missing is the one thing she longs for, and has no control over--love.

Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful reality of his father's deteriorating health and a recent health warning of his own. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room, escaping reality goes out the window, and the beautiful woman becomes the focus of his next song--and maybe even the rest of his life.

When Sawyer walks into Sky's tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar--Sky--the chemistry between them is instant. Sawyer is everything Sky could ever hope for in a man. He's honest, loving, sensitive, and potently virile--but boxing goes against everything Sky believes in. The closer they become, the more she realizes that her alpha boxer is waging his own emotional battle--only the battle she thinks he's waging isn't the one that threatens to tear them apart. 


"You know what I think?"
"That you wished you'd never come into my shop for a tattoo."
"No. That we are made from the same cloth after all. You lead with your heart, Sky.  I lead with mine."

I have a confession...this was my first Melissa Foster book. I know, I know. Hanging my head in shame right now. Buuuuuuut, it won't be my last!

I enjoyed Sky and Sawyer's story so much! I had no idea that this story would have so much poetry/ songwriting love in it. I'm a sucker for that!

I really loved Sky and related to her in many ways. Plus, she's a tattoo artist! That made her pretty awesome in my book. Pun totally intended;)

"The man strung words together like jewelers strung pearls, and she tucked each and every romantic nugget away."

Sawyer was the epitome of Swoonville!
Not only was he a boxer, but he was also a singer/songwriter/poetry fanatic. I wanted to pull him from the pages and call him mine. Sorry Sky!

"Two days was all it took-two days, a handful of kisses, and his warm and open heart-to make her his."

Their connection was fast, but it was like they had known each other forever. But Sky had issues with his boxing side. She just couldn't get past it.

I'll admit that I wanted to shake her and say, "It doesn't matter if he boxes! He's amazing! Don't screw it up!" But that wouldn't have made it a great story if we didn't have some drama, huh?!

"Lay your hear on my shoulder, your heart next to mine. I'll take it all-hear it through. I'll wrestle your demons to remain beside you."

Both Sky and Sawyer had family issues they needed to work through and that's why I think this book was so relatable. Each family has struggle and there's are no different.

I also loved all the secondary characters-from Sky's overprotective brothers, to her best friend Blue, to the crazy girls, and the equally awesome guys. This book had it all!

"I see so much when I look at you...What do you see when you look at me?"
"A future."

This is truly a wonderful book! I really liked reading about that "strumming" guitar man and a sweet summer Sky.

Can't wait to read more books from this author!!

"Maybe life really was that complicated, and that simple."

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting SEASIDE NIGHTS!

  2. A first time reader! That's great! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the book and plan on reading more--what a wonderful compliment. Thank you for your fantastic review--so appreciated! XOXO


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