Jul 28, 2017

Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole Review

Hearts at Seaside
Seaside Summers: Sweet with Heat #3
By: Addison Cole
Releasing July 19, 2017
World Literary Press
Tour Host: Tasty Book Tours
Source: ARC provided by the Author

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?

*ARC provided by the author, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

I'm thrilled to be reading the newest book in the Seaside Summers series by Addison Cole, I love the fact that it's the focus of the story IS the story, and not the sex. It's refreshing, and if you can't tell, I love it.

But on to the story; Jenna has loved Pete for years, but she thinks he hasn't noticed, But after her parents divorce and her mothers bizarre behavior Jenna has had enough! Enough of her mother and enough of being over looked by Pete, so rather than deal with her mother directly, she avoids her, which is not working that well. But Jenna also plans to find love, by putting aside her secret love for Pete and moving on…to one of the hunky contractors on the island.

Pete has noticed Jenna, but she is always so painfully shy around him, but herself with her friends. He don’t want a shy miss, he wants someone that is confident in her own skin. Then Jenna makes a date with a contractor and it drives Pete insane. But that is not the only issue that is going on in his life…his family makes life complicated from him too.

Heart at Seaside is a beautiful, well written, and heartwarming story, that makes you wish that you were Jenna, and wish Pete would sweep you off your feet! And that feeling is exactly why I'm giving it 5 stars!

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Read, Write, Love at Seaside

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.

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.    

1 comment :

  1. I love that you imagined yourself in Jenna's shoes so you could be swept off your feet by Pete! Thank you for your wonderful review! So happy you enjoyed it :-)