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!
Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Sunsets. 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 Sunsets at Seaside....
Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.
For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother - and falling in love is not in his plans.
From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sweet, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie's business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the brown-haired beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie's life - and his heart - upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.
Jamie and Jessica
I recently had the opportunity to listen to the audio book of this story. Narrator Melissa Moran does a great job! I really enjoyed listening to her voices and inflections. Jessica seemed more human here. A nice few hours of listening pleasure. My original review follows:
Jessica is renting an apartment at Seaside for the summer. She’s taking a sabbatical from her career as a cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Also in the neighborhood for the summer is Jamie Reed, self-made billionaire and quite a catch. He’s there to spend time with his grandmother and some of his friends. When Jessica meets Jamie, sparks fly.
Addison Cole writes stories that are “sweet with heat”. This story fits right in there. It will keep you entertained from the start. It’s great as a stand-alone, but as the 4th book in the series, you can catch up with old friends while Jamie and Jessica fall in love. The writing is wonderful, the characters are like old friends, and the story - well, you should read it!
Great twists and turns
Jessica was a great match for Jamie. A technology illiterate cello player falling for a tech guru was a good twist and the name twist kept me on my toes. Now I can’t wait till tony pulls his head out of his butt.
Sunsets at Seaside
Jessica Ayers is looking for some time to re-evaluate her very sheltered and structured life as a cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Luckily, she's been able to find it in Seaside, for the most part. When she unexpectedly runs into Jamie Reed, also on summer break at Seaside, the sparks fly. But when their real lives threathen to break through, will their relationship survive?
Again, I thought that Melissa Moran did an excellent job with the narration. She has been stellar for this entire series so far, and I really enjoy listening to these books. A good narractor makes all the difference!
I think it also helps that I wasn't really expecting Jamie to be the next Seaside resident to have a story. I had pegged Amy as the next one but, assume Addison Cole wants to string that storyline along a little further, I was pleasantly surprised with Jamie and Jessica.
I liked the fact that Jessica, obviously, is an outside in Seaside. It's been a couple of books since we've had someone who was new on the scene and it's like a breath of fresh air. I loved getting a new perspective about all my favorite characters, but also I loved how seamlessly she fit in with everyone too.
I felt like Jamie and Jessica, moreso than the other couples, were most effected by outside conflict. In Jessica's case, the fact that eventually she'll have to make some decisions about what she wants out of her life, and Jamie, he finds out that, try as he might, it's more difficult to unplug from the outside world, especially when it comes to the business he created. I felt like those outside forces really made Sunsets at Seaside a compelling read.
Their romance is really a whirlwind, completely unexpected, yet something more substantial than either were looking for. I loved the way it plays out. I like that this story moves a little more beyond Seaside than the previous ones.
Addison Cole keeps teasing readers with Tony and Amy's story and goes a long way in this one to keep that trend going. I'm excited that it seems like the story I've been waiting for will finally be next, but I really enjoyed this side trip, so to speak, with characters I really ended up rooting for.