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!
Whispers at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of The New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel, Seaside Whispers. The story conveys all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.
Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux - an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy - is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.
With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt’s publishing contract couldn’t have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book and finally getting his arms around sweet, beautiful Mira.
A surprise encounter leads to midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt’s sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira’s not saving his father’s company, so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?
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
Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of The New York Times and USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.
Whispers at Seaside
Matt Lacroux is home at Seaside for the summer having taken a sabbatical from his teaching position at Princeton. While working on a book deal, Matt is trying to figure out the next steps in his life since it seems like his aspirations of becoming a dean at his college aren't going to pan out any time soon. But being back at Seaside, he gets to reconnect with single-mom Mira whom he met at his brother's engagement party the previous year. They've kept in touch over the months, and now with Matt back for the summer he's ready to see if there can be something more between them.
Mira Savage is used to devoting all her time to working and raising her young son. No one has garnered much more attention from her except Matt Lacroux. Despite being attracted to him from the moment they met, there was always the issue of distance between them. Now that he's in Seaside for a while, Mira must actually face her attraction for him, and acknowledge that it's ok for her to have a life for herself, especially considering Matt is also wonderful to her son. But what will happen when Matt's time on the Cape comes to a close?
I thought that Andi Arndt and Sebastian York did great with the narration. They are both narrators whose names pop up quite frequently in my audiobooks. They both bring a wonderful array of inflection and tone distinctions that I love when listening to a book.
For the story, I really enjoyed getting a view of the single mother in Mira. It's true that it's never easy raising a child, let along raising a child on one's own, and I felt like Mira was a good representation of a woman who has had to do this, but with the idea that it's just something she had to do because there was no other option, and she wasn't going to dwell on the fact that she's single, Mira is out to get her work done and love her son and raise him to the best of her ability. She hasn't gone about it completely along, which obviously helps, she has a good support system in her best friend Sabrina and her two brothers. I wish we could have gotten more interactions between Mira and her brothers honestly.
For Matt, he's kind of at a crossroads in his life. He loves his job and what he does, but it's not fulfilling him as much as it used to. He's seeing his brothers and sister find their significant others and form extended families. I liked seeing kind of this natural progression in Matt's life. Just the decision of stopping and thinking about what he wants especially after already having seemingly established his goals and wants in life. I like the idea that it's ever-changing. It's not something decided definitively and that's it. But I did feel like we didn't get to see that struggle enough. Honestly, he's in Seaside and from the beginning it's clear he's going to stay in Seaside. I didn't feel the true conflict of what he was facing and I kinda wanted to feel that a little more.
Whispers at Seaside closes another chapter of the series as a whole. Meaning we've tackled the entire Lacroux family, now we're off to another. I'm assuming Mira's brothers will get a story along with Janna (featured in Embraced at Seaside with Hunter Lacroux)'s brothers. Either way, I continue to love the family ties and bonds forms and seeing them interweave with one another.
The connection these two have is amazing!
Matt and Mira together are undeniable. Even just Matt and Hagan alone calls question to anyone denying the connections! The connection here is huge. While, yes, the fact that Mira is the employee of Matt's dad, that connection was not intentional! The connection these two have is amazing! I enjoyed this story and always look forward to Addison's stories!
I enjoyed getting to listen to this book after having read the print version when it was released last year!
Sweet Summertime Listen
Another Addison Cole (Melissa Foster) LOVE story.
The love between Mira (her adorable son Hagan) and Matt is one that I am sure all single mother's dream about.
Pick up this great read. Throw on your favorite bathing suit. Spend the afternoon at the pool or beach reading.
Update: If you don't have the time to "read" this book download the audiobook and take a listen! The narrator made this book come to LIFE! You will love every single moment of this audiobook. I spent a few weekends laying out at the beach with this audiobook. I fell in love again with Mira and Matt and I think you will too!