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!
Secrets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel, Seaside Secrets. 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 Secrets at Seaside....
Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He's got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago, she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed - at least for her.
Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She's spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she's spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she's ever loved. She's back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she's been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she's decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past - and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.
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
I knew that tony and Amy’s story would be fantastic but I had not expected the heart break and love already in their past. Amy’s past hit close to home for me and I was able to relate to the sadness and pain. I knew tony loved her drone the first book and was glad when he finally pulled his head out of his butt lol
Tony and Amy!!
Secrets at Seaside is Addison Cole’s 5th book in this series. It is the story of Tony and Amy. Their journey began many years ago when they were teenagers when their story took a turn that neither of them saw coming. Now in the present day – the attraction has never gone away – Tony and Amy just have to get out of the way and love take over. But that means Amy is going to have to let go of a secret she has been keeping for years and open her heart up to love.
I love all of Addison’s books. She has an amazing way of creating worlds that are so real – I feel like I could meet these characters on the street in Cape Cod!! I enjoyed both reading and “listening” to this book. The narrator does a great job conveying the story with her voice, tone and pitch.
Secrets at Seaside
Amy Maples has loved Tony Black since they were kids. She is tired of waiting for him to see her and make a move. This summer, she's decided, is the final straw. She has a new potential job offer in Australia so if Tony won't open his eyes to what's in front of him, Amy is gone. But this declaration opens a lot of secrets from the past. Secrets that Amy hasn't even shared with her closest girlfriends Bella, Jenna, and Leanna. If Tony and her have any chance of starting something, they'll have to face what's between them in the past first.
I can't believe we've finally reached this point in the series. The point I've been waiting for since the beginning.
As per usual, Melissa Moran does a spectacular job narrating this series and these characters. I love the way she's perfected the sound of each character's voice. While I often feel like there's not enough variation in the male voices, I've always appreciated that she's stayed true to the main four: Amy, Jenna, Bella, and Leanna.
I honestly wasn't prepared for all the depth of history between Tony and Amy, but Addison Cole certainly knows how to make the heart-wrenching fit with the heart-melting aspects of their story. I started to suspect within the last couple of books that Amy's feelings for Tony went further than just some unrequited long-held crush and I was certainly right. However, I was blown away by all the revelations as many of them were certainly unexpected.
I love a good friends-to-lovers romance and Amy and Tony certainly fit that description, but their story goes beyond simply being two friends who fall for each other. I loved digging deeper into the past at Seaside. Those summers when our familiar characters were growing up play a big part in Tony and Amy's story. Fittingly, the story focuses a lot on the past in order to move forward to the future. Not only for Tony and Amy, but the future of the series itself as the end of Secrets has given readers all the initial main characters their own Happily Ever Afters at this point. It really felt like the closing of a chapter.
I'm really interested in seeing how things continue on from here as there have been some secondary characters added since the beginning. But mostly I'm just extremely satisfied with the exceptional story Addison Cole gave Amy and Tony. My most anticipated was definitely not a disappointment.