Seaside Summers # 4: Love in Bloom # 24
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing February 24th, 2015
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.
Second chances to fix youthful mistakes...
Since Seaside Summers series started, all the readers have been aware of Amy's feelings for Tony, her pining after him. At the wedding of their friends, Amy finally puts things in motion, and tries to seduce Tony, while intoxicated. And their past, surprising and secret filled history, starts to unfold.
There's so much pain, agony, anxiety in their past. It is touching, the torment of their feelings is heart breaking. It clears the picture of why they have been acting towards each other as they have, and my heart went out to them. The pain and anguish of their youth, that they've still carried with them, the pull/push from each other, and the fear of history repeating itself, takes the first half of the story. They have so many complications on their way, and it almost seems that after all the years of pining after Tony, it is now Tony, who has to win Amy over, even though it was her, who hurt him by walking away 14 years ago.
But they face their demons from their youth, together working on the issues, growing up emotionally, and standing up for themselves. It is an emotional journey they take in a short period of a time, but they take some big steps to start with a clean slate.
The group of friends has expanded, they have found love, and seems to be moving on to a next stage in their lives. I've enjoyed the Seaside Summers and the rowdy group of friends, they are fun, charismatic and easy to relate to. Tony and Amy's story had anguish, grief and sorrow, but also love, passion, and sweetness.
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. 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 Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, 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 is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
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