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!
Nights at Seaside by Addison Cole is the "sweet edition" of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Nights. 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.
In Nights at Seaside...Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She’s happy as can be, preparing the shop for its grand opening and renting a cottage in the Seaside community while renovations to her new apartment are being completed. The only thing missing is the one thing she longs for, and has no control over - love.
Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful reality of his father’s deteriorating health and a recent health warning of his own. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room, escaping reality goes out the window, and the beautiful woman becomes the focus of his next song - and maybe even the rest of his life.
When Sawyer walks into Sky’s tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar - Sky - the chemistry between them is instant. Sawyer is everything Sky could ever hope for in a man. He’s honest, loving, sensitive, and potently virile - but boxing goes against everything Sky believes in. The closer they become, the more she realizes that her alpha boxer is waging his own emotional battle - only the battle she thinks he’s waging isn’t the one that threatens to tear them apart.
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Melissa Moran is the perfect narrator
Oh, my gosh. I love Melissa Moran as a narrator. She makes magic with her voice. I am able to feel the emotions, understand the feelings, and lose myself in her words. Melissa Foster is the perfect writer with the perfect narrator. This is the second time with Sawyer and Sky. I read the written version of the book first and then listened to it the second time. For me, listening to it brings the characters to life and reminds me why I loved the story so much the first time.
Sweet with Heat is the perfect description for the Addison Cole Seaside Summers series. Within each book is an adorable couple that have so much heat before them yet she manages to keep their private lives hot and clean. There are hints at their private moments but it is kept private. Minimal blushing happens while reading Addison Cole.
In Nights at Seaside we get to know Sky and Sawyer. Sky is a character that has been seen in the other books in the series but she has always been a secondary character. This is her time to shine, her time to find love, and her time to tell her story. Sky and Sawyer see each other at a bar and the sparks fly immediately. There is an attraction that no one can deny yet they don’t talk that night. By chance Sawyer comes into Sky’s new tattoo parlor and fate cannot be denied. I love how quick they come together, how fast their relationship grows, and how evident their love for each is. Sometimes a relationship goes too fast but this relationship had to move fast. These two were so meant to be together that a slow relationship growth was out of the question.
The Seaside Girls made their position on the relationship known. They accepted Sawyer into their family without question. There was no doubt that Sawyer would be part of their family after the first bonfire on the beach. The Seaside guys were just as welcoming. Right away Sawyer was taken into their confidence and brought into their lives. I love the scene by the pool with the guys and girls and their jinx’s towards Theresa.
Everything in this story is wonderful. The characters, the setting, and the story is exactly what I look forward to when I pick up an Addison Cole book.
Thought out the other books with sky in them she was kind of a back ground character so I was glad to get to know her better. With Sawyer being the perfect match for her in every way but one made for a great read. To see such a big strong man be able to bring you to your knees with just his words was refreshing. The way Addison can make her characters come to life with their thoughts and actions I one of the many reasons I love her books.
Nights at Seaside
Everything is going good for Sky Lacroux. She's just about ready to open up her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, MA. While the renovations are being completed she's living at Seaside with the rest of her friends. There's very little missing from her life. Well, except for love. All that's about to change when she hears Sawyer Bass sing at an open mic night. His words speak to her soul. When the two of them actually meet when he stops by her shop for a tattoo, they hit it off immediately. Then Sky learns that singing isn't his only profession. He's also a professional boxer.
Sawyer Bass has to remin focused on winning his next match in order to secure the funding required to care for his ailing father. He has no time for distractions. But when he meets Sky he knows that what they have is so much more than a distraction. That is, if he can get her to see past the violence of his job.
As always Melissa Moran does a wonderful job with the narration. Especially here where we've begin moving past the original main characters of the series and into a new string of characters all ready for their own stories.
Readers (or listeners) of the series will know Sky as a secondary character in the last few books, and I think we've gotten a pretty good idea of her character already.
That's why, for me, Sawyer really was the highlight. I loved the dual sides of Sawyer. The tough fighter, and the soulful singer. Although the way Melissa Foster presents each facet of himself, you see that they are one and the same. You can be both tough and sensitive at the same time. It's not an either or situation.
The predicament that Sawyer finds himself in - that of fighting for his father's health, yet doing so causes Sawyer to overlook his own health - is another duality that Melissa Foster deftly deals with.
As much as I enjoyed revisiting all the previous main characters and getting updates, I enjoy seeing the potential new characters whose stories we'll, hopefully, get in the future. I know Sky's brothers for sure are in the mix, as well as Sky's best guy friend Blue. No matter how big the cast grows I like that it's always grounded in Seaside (at least for now). I did feel like Sawyer and Sky's story moved readers a little past Seaside, but I feel like we're never too far away.