Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: Hearts at Seaside (Seaside Summers Book #3) by Addison Cole

Hearts at Seaside

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book #3
by Addison Cole 
Publication Date: July 19, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sweet Romance

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?

My review: 4.5 stars!
Friends-to-lovers is absolutely one of my favorite tropes so I was super-excited to jump into Hearts at Seaside after reading (and loving) the first two books in the series. An added bonus was the comedy of errors that took place between the two main characters- Jenna has been crushing on Pete for years, and just when she decides to move on, Pete decides to do something about the crush he's always had on Jenna. Although both are having some issues with their respective parents, when they are together, they are a great team and very supportive of each other. I adore this group of girlfriends and love what they bring to the stories in this series. I really like the "Sweet With Heat" aspect of the series too-  I thought the "sweet" versions are just perfect. They have just the right amount of suggestive heat without being too explicit. Looking forward to the next book in the series!

About Addison Cole

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. Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event. Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats. 

1 comment:

Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review!