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Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series - Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business Moms, UK 

" With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories."K. Winning

Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He's got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed--at least for her.
Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She's spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she's spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she's ever loved. She's back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she's been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she's decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past--and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.
WANT MORE SEASIDE SUMMERS? All Seaside books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:

Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)

SEASIDE SUMMERS is part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series:
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)
Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)
**Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens**
Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)

"Foster's tale of stubborn yet persistent love takes us on a heartbreaking and soul-searing journey." -- Readers' Favorite (on Lovers at Heart)

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM, is perfect for contemporary romance lovers. Visit Melissa's website for book club information, series checklists, family trees, and more.

Book Reviews

Seaside Secrets
Average rating
4.5 / 5
Sad, sweet, and absolutely believable
March 8th, 2015
It feels like Amy has loved Tony all her life. Since that nearly perfect summer when it seemed like forever was theirs, she’s returned to Seaside every year, where they pretend they’ve never been anything more than friends. But Amy’s tired of pretending, and while she doesn’t want to face the past, she can’t imagine a future in which she doesn’t finally give in and take a chance with Tony. The Verdict: Tony and Amy had one magic summer together years ago, but ever since then, they’ve gone back to acting like friendship is all they’ve ever had between them. Neither one of them has forgotten, certainly, but the horrible way they ended isn’t something Amy wants to deal with, and Tony’s just been playing along ever since. While this Seaside book was every bit as wonderful as the rest of the series, Tony and Amy’s story is really very sad. Their young love story ended with a tragic accident that messed Amy’s head up and left Tony in the dark. Part of me was really mad at Amy when it was revealed how she simply shut Tony out, but then again, girls (and boys) aren’t exactly genius with their emotional reactions at that age. The fact that they’ve remained friends — and just friends at that — is pretty remarkable and speaks to the depth of their bond, but after still loving from afar for way too many years, Amy decides to put herself out there again. When Tony rebuffed Amy’s drunken advance, it was just heartbreaking. Understandable, yes, especially since he had no way of knowing how she really felt about him, but heartbreaking nonetheless. It quickly became clear that they had some things to work through before Tony could put his heart on the line again, and Amy, despite how much she wanted to give things between them another shot, wasn’t willing to deal with the past for a long time. I don’t normally do very well with angsty stories, simply because I’m such a big wuss, but this one had me racing through it to find them in a better place. When Amy finally came clean about everything in her mind and heart — and confessed to the girls as well — it was all worth it. The romance between Tony and Amy was sad and sweet and absolutely believable, and if anyone in the Seaside gang deserved the happily ever after they finally got, it was these two. ***FicCentral received this book from Tasty Book Tours for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Another hit for Melissa Foster
March 3rd, 2015
This is the story I have been waiting for! Tony and Amy’s story. I was not disappointed! Tony and Amy have known each other for many years. The whole Seaside gang have known each other for years. But Tony and Amy share a little something extra. They have been in love with one another for almost as long. There was one summer that they were actually together but things have a way of getting between two people. Ever since then it seems that they have been working their way back to each other. Amy is kind of the quiet one in the group but just as fierce. Tony is the hot surfer. They are both loyal to their friends and to their friendship. The problem is they can’t stand to see the other with someone else. What’s it going to take to finally get these two together? As always, Melissa Foster has written a wonderful and heartfelt story. She really pulls you in the story and makes it seen like you’re there sharing these experiences. You won’t be disappointed….in fact, I think they just keep getting better!
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March 3rd, 2015
I have read this whole series and I can't seem to get enough!!! Love all of Melissa's books and love that the continue and include past people but can also be read as a stand alone (even though I don't recommend that)
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Second Chances
March 2nd, 2015
Amy Maples has been in love with Tony Black since she was six years old. A clandestine relationship with him the summer before she left for college ended in tragedy and she shut him out. Since then, they have been friends only. With a new job offer that will require her to move out of the country for a couple of years, she is determined to try one last time to rekindle their relationship. When the planned seduction does not succeed, she accepts the job in Australia, hoping that the tie away will be enough to help her get over Tony. Tony Black has been in love with Amy for over fourteen years. When Amy shut him out, he was completely devastated and devoted his energy to building his surfing career and loving her from a distance. He would rather be in her life as a friend than risk losing her completely. When he finds out that Amy has accepted the job outside the country, he regrets his rejection of her. Amy buried the pain from the past loss and never gave herself and Tony a chance to grieve and heal from the tragedy, one which still stands in the way of their second chance, but with the support and encouragement of their friends, Amy and Tony go on a journey of healing. The first half of the book was emotionally charged as Amy and Tony unburied all the issues that had been unresolved for years, including the issues with their fathers that summer and their effect on the choices they both made. Amy started out quite unlikable but redeemed herself as the story went on. The antics of their friends added humor to their heartbreaking story and the girls’ traditions were endearing. SEASIDE SECRETS is a wonderful and sweet second-chance story, strengthened by bonds of friendship and connections. *I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
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It's no secret that I loved this book
March 2nd, 2015
Amy has loved Tony all of her life. The summer before college, she thought that she finally had the man of her dreams until a tragedy tore them apart. Afraid to confide in her best friends, she was forced to deal with the situation alone. Fourteen years later, Amy’s still pining after Tony. Now a professional surfer and motivational speaker, Tony spends his time traveling the world, but still devotes his summers to the Cape. Amy doesn’t know if she can spend another summer so close to him. She now has to make a tough decision, take the job offer in Australia and put Tony in her past for good or see if he feels for her what she’s felt for him all these years. Seaside Summers (Love in Bloom) is one of my all-time favorite series. Who doesn’t love being at the beach with your best girlfriends and finding love? Something that I especially enjoyed about this book is the way the author wrote of the tragedy that Amy and Tony dealt with many years ago. It’s something that I feel many couples are going to be able to relate to and Melissa Foster does a brilliant job making the characters emotions feel so real and raw. Seaside Secrets is a great story, full of fun characters, that touches on a serious subject. Melissa Foster fans are going to love this book. And, if you are a first time reader of her books, this one will make you want to go out and get the rest of the books in the Love in Bloom series.
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A second chance at true love!
February 28th, 2015
Amy and Tony.... what can I say except these two seemed to be meant for one another. The raw emotion in their story had me in tears. I WANTED to see them be able to overcome their past and move on; to be happy, to have a future together. Yes, this was an emotional roller coaster with the past ever-colliding with the present and threatening Amy and Tony's future together. I wondered at one point if Amy would ever get to deal with the past; those parts of the story were the most gut-wrenching and hard to deal with. I am glad Tony was able to bring her back to life. Amy finally started down the road through the stages of grief she should have dealt with long ago. If you are to take anything away from this story, it is the power of a second-chance. When you have it, don't squander it; don't take it for granted and for goodness sakes, don't let the past repeat itself. Don't let go of love if you feel it to be true. Amy and Tony's story, like all of Melissa Foster's novels, was beautifully written and full of raw emotion. I cannot wait for another installment of the Seaside Summer's Series.
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Absolutely wonderful book (as always!!!)...
February 24th, 2015
As always, Melissa Foster does not disappoint. The latest in the Seaside series was amazing! Heartwarming and heart breaking and absolutely wonderful. I cried through about the first half of the book but it all fell together beautifully!!! I say this with each book, but I think Tony & Amy might be might favorites!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
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Another winner from Melissa Foster
February 24th, 2015
I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review... but I have to say I would have bought and read it anyways! This is the 4th in the Seaside Summers series and I would recommend reading the other three previous books before reading this one. As the author describes them .."featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends" Their escapades and their happily ever-afters are fun to read... but this book takes on a more serious tone from the beginning as Amy deals with her feelings toward Tony and as a result, faces their past. It will make you cry, it will make you laugh and it will make you believe in true love. I truly enjoyed this book as well as the other three in the series and would recommend it without reservation.
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Romantic and fun
February 24th, 2015
Amy has been vacationing with her friends on Cape Code for years. And for years she's been in love with Tony, a pro surfer boarder. Something happened years ago that changed their relationship. But Tony sees her as just a friend. So Amy decides to make one last effort to win his heart. If she can't, she'll accept a job far enough away that hopefully she'll be able to forget him for ever. The visuals for this story are wonderful. I felt like I was at the beach with the friends. The comradery between friends was authentic and heartwarming. The romance between the two characters was dramatic and passionate. While this book can definitely work as a stand-alone (I haven't read the previous ones), I would recommend reading the previous ones first. It's a sweet fun romance that was a great introduction to a great author. I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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Wonderful‼️ Emotional ‼️ A Must Read
February 24th, 2015
I thoroughly loved Seaside Secrets! Amy returns to Seaside community after years of being away to attend one of her besties wedding. Tony, a famous surfer/speaker is also there to attend the wedding. Amy and Tony are no strangers as they were childhood friends and had a secret relationship during the last summer Amy spend at Seaside. But due to a tragic accident, Amy broke off the relationship and they remain casual friends for 14 years. However, both are very much in love with each, but don't know how to get past the events of that fateful last summer. They love wins out and they are able to move past and start a new relationship. Get ready with tissues, because the Lighthouse scene will bring you to tears. Melissa writes a wonderful passionate, emotional story about how lost love can find it's way back even through tragedy. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves romance and happy endings. I was given a commentary copy of this book.
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February 24th, 2015
This is a fantastic read that is very well written and has a group of characters that feel like your new best friends. This is the story of Tony and Amy and their journey to find their way back to each other. After a youthful relationship that ended badly, they have both wanted so much more. They both have secrets and past hurts to deal with, but if they can get through what happened in the past, they may just find the future they both dream of. This is a good one and I highly recommend it.
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February 24th, 2015
Seaside Secrets by: Melissa Foster is an exceptional story. The main characters experience an emotional rollercoaster on the road to finding their way back to each other. There was heartache, anger, love, understanding and redemption along the way. Beautiful story. Sometimes you have to let go to find the path you are supposed to walk. Tony and Amy's story is a must read. Can't wait to read the rest of this series. Received an ARC for an honest review.
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