Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Seaside Lovers Review & Giveaway

Voted Beck Valley Books Reviewers Favorite Mini Series from the Love in Bloom Series in 2014
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. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

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.

SEASIDE LOVERS is part of the SEASIDE SUMMERS series, and part of the "Love in Bloom" family. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Seaside Lovers is a nice addition to the Seaside series. The book is a sweet and loving read.

I enjoyed the characters. Grayson seems like the perfect book boyfriend. He's caring, supportive, and willing to take charge. Without him, Parker may not have the courage to do some of the harder tasks that came about after Bert passed away. Grayson is there to help encourage Parker to step out of her comfort zone.  
Parker is a rule-following good girl. She cares about her image to avoid negative press. Being an actress and in the public eye can be challenging. I could tell Parker cares about other people. She dedicated herself to seek out Bert's brother, Abe, after Bert passed away. There were times I wanted to shake Parker because she was more concerned about what others would see rather than doing what she truly wanted. At times, it seems like Parker is living in a role of America's Sweetheart and not her actual life.  
I did find myself wishing that more would have been mentioned about Bert or more interaction with Abe. 
Overall, I loved seeing how the characters grow and the surprised they learn throughout the book. 

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Also available in the Seaside Summers Series
Coming soon.....
Seaside Whispers (Release 30th November) avail for pre-order

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.  She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. 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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Monday, July 11, 2016

Sterling Silver Earrings & Bracelet

I received the Silver Masters 925 Sterling Silver Link Bracelet through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Thin
  • Lightweight
  • 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
The bracelet is thinner and smaller than I had expected it to be. 

The bracelet is cute, and the detail on the center ball is nice. 

The bracelet is fragile though. The thin chain isn't something one would want to wear around young children or babies. 

The bracelet is fairly small in size. I have a slightly smaller than average wrist for an adult, and I still have to have the clasp in the middle to make it a comfortable fit.  If I want the bracelet to have room to move, I have to have the clasp near the end. 

- Cute in appearance
- Detailed center ball 
- Lightweight

- Fragile
- Small bracelet 
- Not all that noticeable 

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I received the 925 Sterling Silver Stud Earrings through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Lightweight
  • 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
  • Small details on earrings 
These earrings are adorable, yet smaller than I expected them to be. The images make the silver or metal portion of the earrings look slightly thicker. 

The thinness of the earrings backs make them easily bendable and fragile, especially when one sleeps in the earrings or if the backs are difficult to put on. If pushed too hard, the backs could break off. For the price, I would expect something made with a better quality. 

The earrings have some detail to them and are very shiny. They catch light well. 

The backs of the earring fit on tightly. Usually, I have a problem with earring backs being too loose. 

Thankfully, I haven't had a problem with these earrings turning my skin green, like other cheaply made ones have in the past. I shower and sleep in the earrings and haven't had an issue yet. 

Note: I do not have to wear earrings made for sensitive skin. 

- Appearance

- Thin back is easily breakable or bendable
- Smaller than expected 
- Cheaply made

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