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!
Embraced at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Embrace. The story conveys all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.
PLEASE NOTE: This is true "sweet with heat", and Jana and Hunter's story begins with a large dose of steam. It is the steamiest in the series and remains true to the characters' personalities.
After working hard all day creating his beautiful metal sculptures, Hunter Lacroux likes to unwind with a hot babe - or two. But after spending a handful of nights with smart, sassy, and beautiful Jana Garner, the woman who challenges everything he does and says, Hunter wants more.
As a dancer, boxer, actress, and waitress, Jana is tough, organized, and as dedicated as she is committed. She has to be to maintain her crazy schedule. But when it comes to men, Jana's had a string of bad relationships, and there's only one thing she'll commit to - not committing.
Passion ignites every time Jana and Hunter are together, but the closer Hunter gets, the faster Jana runs. When Hunter lays on the charm, Jana throws out a challenge she's sure he can't meet, and Hunter steps up to the plate, forcing her to face her hurtful past or let go of him forever.
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summer Series:
Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Dreaming at Seaside
Hearts at Seaside
Sunsets at Seaside
Secrets at Seaside
Nights at Seaside
Seized by Love at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Lovers at Seaside
Whispers at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Jana Garner has more than enough on her plate. Balancing boxing, dancing, acting, teaching, she has no time, literally, for a relationship. Plus a string of bad breakups in the past also aren't making her quick to commit. Which is great because frequent hookup, Hunter Lacroux, is on the same page.
In fact, somewhere along the line Jana and Hunter stopped sleeping with other people and have only been seeing each other. As Hunter begins to realize this, he also begins to realize that he doesn't want to be with anyone other than Jana. But will Jana open herself up enough to let another person in again?
I really enjoyed the narrator change this time around. I liked that we have both a male and female narrator I think it brings just a little something extra to the audiobook and I really liked that they alternated based on perspective instead of just changing with every chapter. While I will say that Maxine Mitchell did really well with Jana, it took me a bit to get used to Joe Arden voicing Hunter. Just something about the inflection, but by the end I was on board with his narration.
I think this is one of my favorites of the series so far. After moving on from the original group of four female friends, I like that we moved out of that circle with the previous two books, but with Jana's story we kind of get pulled back in again. I like getting updates on our favorites characters and getting to witness some beloved shenanigans! It was enough to satisfy but didn't overshadow Jana and Hunter's story.
I loved that the book was really on the edge with the whole "sweet with heat" part. Sparks were flying between Jana and Hunter. I think that balance was just right for the story to maintain the sweet aspect, but still offer readers some wonderful heat.
I really liked the simplicity of a story about two people who, at the beginning, aren't ready for a relationship, aren't ready for the commitment, but seeing, over the course of the story, how their views change. Sometimes our past influences how we feel about a certain situation and sometimes it's just the timing. It's nothing more or less complicated or difficult than that. I loved how Hunter and Jana work towards a relationship and the slow build of everything. How unsuspectingly the person you want to be with is just there.
I've loved how Addison Cole has navigated this series from one couple to the next. Introducing new characters while keeping original characters in the background. I'm thinking we're not done with the Lacroux boys just yet.
I originally read this story when it was first released in print, but I was so excited to listen to it as well! Jana and Hunter are both independent, passionate people that “don’t do relationships”. Both are very dedicated to their work as well. They get together occasionally but without strings attached. When they are together sparks ignite. As time goes by, it gets harder for these two to not feel attached. Hunter begins to realize he wants more, but will Jana stick around or run? I really enjoyed the interactions between these two characters. It was also great to catch up with the rest of the Seaside gang!
Unexpected love comes to imperfect matches
This audiobook brings the love story of Hunter and Jana to life. The love between Hunter and Jana was not one that I expected to be a success at first. As I continued to listen the more committed I got to their relationship success. If you want to fall in love with another great couple ... give this book a listen!