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Publisher Description

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 best-selling 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?  

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers 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

Melissa Moran
hr min
November 21
Melissa Foster

Customer Reviews

Andrew flick ,

I loved Jenna and Pete

I am really enjoying Addison Cole's Sweet with Heat series. Jenna Ward is a fun loving, confident woman until she's around the guy she's been crushing on forever, Pete Lacroux. Pete's life is busy, between taking care of his alcoholic father, worrying about his siblings and his job he doesn't have time for a relationship of his own. He loves being around the "Seaside Girls" and spending time with them, even though Jenna confuses the heck out of him, always shy and tongue tied around him. Jenna decides to give up on Pete and asks another guy out. When Pete finds out, his true feelings surface, ones he didn't even knew he had. You can't help but love Jenna and Pete who knew laid back Pete Lacroux would turn into such an alpha male once he realized his true feelings. I definitely recommend giving this series a try! Melissa Moran adds so much to this story with her narration. I love listening to her. Makes you fall deeper in love with all of the characters.

Suds2u ,

Pete and Jenna

Pete’s had a thing for Jenna for years. Jenna’s had a thing for Pete for years. So what’s the hold up? Well, Jenna is only a summer girl at Seaside, and Pete’s not exactly what he appears to be. This is a sweet story about two people who finally wake up, their friends, family and Seaside. The third book in this series, it’s definitely worth the read. You’ll enjoy the escapades, the fun and the friendships. And if you’ve read the first two in the series, you’ll catch up with old friends while you make new ones.

Melissa Moran does a great job narrating this story. She has the characters down pat, and it's easy listening.

AmyBM43 ,

Hearts at Seaside

This summer, Jenna Ward is looking for love, and while she has had a specific person in mind for years, one Peter Lacroux, he's, so far, not been receptive to her pining. Well, this year, Jenna is not waiting for Pete to come around, she's going to date.

Pete has always been attracted to Jenn, but he's never thoughts she felt the same about him. While his attraction to Jenna has never bee a problem, he's never tried to progress their friendship further due to some familial problems he's been dealing with for a few years now. But when he sees her out with another man, and the jealousy that ensues, he knows his time of waiting is over.

Being the third book of a series, I really like the established characters we've gotten and I enjoy seeing our core group get their Happily Ever Afters. Mellisa Moran has been a wonderful narrator. I love that each of the women (Jenna, Bella, Leanna, and Amy) have their own distinct voices and that Melissa Moran has kept these throughout. I will say, houwever, that the male voices are tending to run a little together. I don't pretend to know how a voice actor goes about their job with the different pitches and inflections, especially when narrating for someone of the opposite sex, but I'd love it if all the men didn't sound alike.

So far, I've really enjoyed this series. I love how Addison Cole keeps adding more layers to the characters. Giving them more to cope with and triumph over by the end. Jenna and Pete were an especially wonderful pairing because their story was somewhat teased in the previous book in the series. I like how Hearts at Seaside brought up more of the fact that these friends and this group is only at Seaside during the summer, I wish we'd get a bit more of a glimpse at their everyday lives and how they move that over to the Cape each summer.

The setting continues to be so vivid and elightful. As I'm reading this book, we're on the precipice of fall (almost) and it's nice to envision the beach and summer sun.

I can't wait to continue reading about and growing this group of friends.