Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Susan's Review of Addison Cole's Hearts at Seaside

Addison Cole
Releasing July 19, 2017

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!

Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

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 sexy and 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 unable 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 most 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?

Hearts at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster

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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.    

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She stood in the middle of the boat, and he watched her eyes dance over his workmanship. He’d refinished all of the wood, stained and painted it, and worked his fingers to the bone, which he now realized he had done to work out his frustrations over his father’s drinking.

“Pete, this is stunning. It’s beautiful.”

“You’re stunning, Jenna. I don’t mean that as cheesy as it sounds.” He folded her into his arms and kissed the edge of her mouth. “You have the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever known, and it comes through with everything you do and say.” He kissed her softly, loving the feel of her hands as they traveled up his chest, and he deepened the kiss. He pushed away the thoughts of his father and what the boat was supposed to signify and allowed himself to get lost in Jenna, in the taste of her lips as he dragged his tongue over the bow of her upper lip.


She reached for him, her eyes full of pleasure and desire. Pete reveled in the sound of his name coming off her lips, and his heart swelled. He’d shared his most intimate secret with Jenna, and as he lowered his cheek to hers, he barely contained the three words that he wanted to say. Their relationship was years in the making, and there was no stopping his heart from pouring out, one word at a time. He had to tell her, had to let her know, even if he withheld the words he really wanted her to hear.

I am loving Addison Cole’s Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series!

The series is a sweet edition of author Melissa Foster’s Seaside Hearts novels. The Seaside Summers novels are set in Wellfleet, Massachusetts and feature best friends; Leanna, Jenna, Bella and Amy who live in adjoining cottages.

There’s plenty of passion, romance, friendship and humor in each book! The author infuses each novel with scenes from local restaurants, beaches and traditions - - it feels like you are on a mini Cape Cod vacation during each story. I can’t wait for the next few books to be delivered to my kindle!

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Hearts at Seaside is a wonderful friends- to-lovers romance which features Jenna Ward and Peter Lacoux. Jenna has decided that this is her summer. She is determined to set aside her five –year crush on Pete Lacroux and find her true love. Pete cares for Jenna deeply but, he has family issues which take up all of his free time. He’s truly torn between his desire for Jenna and his personal obligations. Addison Cole creates a thoughtful, well written novel filled with humor and compassion for this couple.

Pete learns that Jenna is going to meet a guy at the Beachcomber nightclub. He decided to check in on Jenna just to make sure she’s okay. Loved Jenna’s reaction when she became aware that Pete was checking up on her and maybe a little bit jealous -she was surprised and nervous! Despite plenty of mixed signals between the couple, their chemistry sizzled! I was hoping someone or something would push this couple together! At Bella’s suggestion, Jenna calls Pete when there’s a problem with the hot water in her cottage. Jenna ran into Pete wearing only a towel and then the towel dropped to the floor—leaving a wet, naked Jenna in Pete’s arms!

The characters of Jenna and Pete are multi-faceted and different from the other couples in the series. Jenna is an artist and she has OCD. Everything from the rocks which decorate her porch railings to her baskets of flip flops are arranged just so in her cottage. Pete is a talented boat builder who is quietly dealing with his father’s alcoholism. The author chooses to have this couple create a “foundation of trust” during the storyline. Jenna and Pete are very open and honest with each other and as their relationship progresses the trust between them deepens. Kudos to Addison Cole for addressing several social issues and the impact that these concerns have on family and friends in this novel. Hearts at Seaside is a fabulous story of a man and a woman who learn to face challenges together and have found passion, friendship and love!

Review by Susan


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your review!

    1. You are most welcome.
      LOVE this series!

  2. Susan, thank you for your amazing review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Jenna and Pete's romance! XO

    1. Addison-- This is an amazing series! Loved Pete and Jenna!


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