IN SEASIDE HEARTS…
Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident–except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter–and is ready to explore other men.
As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so damn sexy and so painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.
When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s powerless to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux–the sexiest, most passionate alpha male she’s ever seen–or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?
I am totally and utterly in love with these books. They keep you hooked right from the start. The characters are fun and interesting, I really liked Jenna as she loves collecting stone and has a large collection of flip-flops, which I found to be quite quirky. I have to say that this book is a little raunchy in places, but in my opinion Melissa Foster has written it brilliantly as it isn’t too much or too in your face. The story also covers alcoholism, which I think Melissa has written about really well. She manages to do it sympathetically. Really looking forward to the next book. I would definitely recommend this book.