Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Seaside Embrace by Melissa Foster
Series: Seaside Summers (#6) - Love in Bloom
Author: Melissa Foster
From: Review Copy
Release Date: 17th February 2016
Challenges: Winter COYER 2015-2016, 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Hunter and Jana are not relationship people and will do everything possible to avoid them. But even though Jana promised herself that she wasn't going to hook up with Hunter ever again, she still finds herself sneaking out of bed with him. No woman has ever made Hunter feel the way he does around Jana, and when he finds she spurs on his creativity he has to revaluate what he wants with her, especially when he looks at what his friend Clark nearly loses...
I think it's safe to say that Seaside Embrace is the hottest Seaside Summers book to date. There was still a good level of sweet and romantic in the book but there were also some very steamy scenes between the two leads, and it was clear that they not only had great chemistry but trusted each other a lot.
The original Seaside gang have become more secondary characters now, though they're still fun loving and have great personalities that shine through the writing, but it's good for newer characters like Hunter, Sky and Jana to take centre stage.
Though there are links back to previous books in the series, most notably Sky and Sawyer's book as well as Pete and Jenna's, Seaside Embrace can be read as a standalone. But this series melds together the chemistry, the friendship and the romanticness of new relationships that its great to read more than one!
Friendships were a big part of Seaside Embrace. For Jana this was mostly with Sky (who she was half avoiding because she's Hunter's sister) and the Seaside Gang, and it showed the great side of female friendships; the laughter, the support and the help. But the bit I liked the most was Hunter's friendship with Clark (and his relationship to his brother Grayson). It was good having a guy friendship in the book and that being centred around winning a woman back.
I knew this would be a good read and I wasn't disappointed!