Hearts at Seaside
by Addison Cole
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 bestselling 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.
In HEARTS at SEASIDE…
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
Nights at Seaside
Seized by Love at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Lovers at Seaside
Whispers at Seaside
There should be an unwritten rule about drooling over construction workers, but Jenna Ward was sure glad there wasn’t. She sat on the porch of the Bookstore Restaurant, soaking up the deliciousness of the three bronzed males clad in nothing more than jeans and glistening muscles that flexed and bulged like an offering to the gods as they forced thick, sticky tar into submission. Their jeans hung low on strong hips, gripping their powerful thighs like second skins and ending in scuffed and tarred work boots. What red-blooded woman didn’t get worked up over a gorgeous shirtless man in work boots?
Heaven help her, because she needed this distraction to take away her desire for Peter Lacroux, which went hand in hand with summers on the Cape and consumed her in the nine months they were apart. She zeroed in on one particularly handsome blond construction worker. His hair was nearly white, his jaw square and manly. She wanted to march right out to the middle of the road that split the earth between the restaurant and the beach and be manhandled into submission. Right there on the tar. Wrestled and groped until all thoughts of Pete evaporated.
“Wipe the drool from your chin, chica.” Amy Maples handed Jenna a margarita and, pointedly, a fresh napkin, as she settled into the chair across from her. “Goodness, woman. What’s up with you this summer? I swear you’re in heat. I can practically smell your pheromones from over here.”
Jenna gulped her drink and righted her red bikini top, which was trying its hardest to relieve itself of her enormous breasts. Even her bikini top was ready for a man. A real man. A man who craved her as much as she craved him.
Jenna reluctantly turned away from Testosterone Road and faced her best friends. The women she had spent her summers with here in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, for as long as she could remember and the women she hoped would help her through her most important summer ever.
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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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.
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release date August 23rd 2017
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Review of Hearts at Seaside
Hearts at Seaside is a story about a vivacious girl whose heart got stolen by a boy’s many years ago.
“Goodness, woman. What’s up with you this summer? I swear you’re in heat. I can practically smell your pheromones from over here.”
The main character in this book, Jenna Ward, is a teacher who spends her summer vacations at Cape Code. She has a great group of friends even if her family life is not the best at the moment (her parents are divorced and her mother is having a meltdown because her father is remarrying). Jenna has the longest crush on a boy named Pete. He lives in Seaside but she’s never acted on her feelings for him. This summer being so complicated, her she decides to stop waiting for Pete and see his life and move on
Thinking about Pete made her stomach quiver. Was that out of longing for what she’d never have, or was it something more?
Pete Lacroux is a really nice men. He’s a workaholic, a very hard worker, and loves his family. He has a love interest in Jenna for a while, but he’s never wanted to act on his feelings for her because he doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. Besides, there is something that stops him to have a relationship; his mother passed away some years ago and his father is an alcoholic. Having a girl in his bed every night is not an option for him since his father calls him almost every night. Suddenly things change, when Jenna decides to look for love somewhere else and Peter sees her with another man, he decides enough was enough and go get the girl.
“One day it’ll be my name coming off your lips as you fall apart, and I promise you, after that, when you forget how to talk, it’ll be worth every erotic, sensual second.”
One of the things I enjoyed the most about the book was Jenna’s group of friends. Some of them already settled down in Seaside with their loved ones, leaving Jenna and Amy as the only single pair. Both girls keep waiting for their love interest to wake up and start a relationship with them. In this book, all the girls are really supportive towards Jenna and Peter, trying to find new ways to get them together. They’re really silly and funny, it’s the kind of girls you want as your group of friends
“You’ve never been afraid of a man in your life, so whatever’s running around in that cute little organized head of yours probably had nothing to do with being afraid of him. Maybe you act afraid of Pete because of what letting Pete see the real you means in your head. What it means to you.”
In conclusion Hearts at Seaside is a very fun and sweet summer story to read. It is interesting and there’s a lot of details to learn about each character. You get to know them, how their life works, all a while they do the quirks and things that make them unique and believable. It is certainly the kind of book that you can take to the beach and enjoy your day.
“It’s not this place that’s magical, Pete. It’s you. It’s always been you.”