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Hearts at Seaside

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Volume 3
Narrated by: Melissa Moran
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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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 best-selling 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.

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

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

©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

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  • Susan D
  • Western North Carolina
  • 10-13-19

Romance at Its Best

This is romance at its best. The seaside girls are back. They are such an enjoyable group. They always make me wish that I could spend rhe summer with them. Jenna has wanted Pete for so long, but has been friend zoned by him, until he becomes jealous of her being with another man. There is definitely more to Pete than originally thought. This book has lots of laughter, mixed in with seriousness and "sweet with heat". It has the romance and passion, but without the steamy, love scenes. Addison Cole has written a wonderful friends to lovers story with this book that pulls you right into it, and you don't want to leave it. Each of the books in this series can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading them all in order, for your own enjoyment.

I read this book first, and then later listened to the audiobook. Melissa Moran has done an outstanding job with the narration. She has taken the words of Addison Cole, and brought them to life. I highy recommend this book, whatever format you want.

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A Fantastic Summer Friends-to-Lovers Book!

Pete and Jenna have been friends forever, both want to be more, but of course neither of them knows how to take that next step to turn the relationship to something more. Jenna is such a fun and endearing character during this entire book with Pete. She is super outgoing and bubbly when she is with her friends, but when she is with Pete, she turns shy and can barely look him in the eyes because of the feelings she has for him.

Pete has so much on his plate as it is. Life has not been fair to him, and he struggles with the idea of tying to take things with Jenna to the next level because it could potentially ruin things with their friendship. He also just isn't sure he can handle a relationship on top of everything else going on in his life. However, when Jenna decides she is done waiting around for her Mister Right, and chooses a sexy construction worker to help her out, a switch flips in Pete, and he cannot sit back and watch Jenna be with anyone else.

These two were great together! When they FINALLY give in to their feelings, their relationship blooms into something explosive and just perfect for the two of them.

Melissas Moran did a phenomenal job yet again of bringing these two characters to life and totally pulling you into the story from the get go. I really enjoyed the audio book version of this story because the narrator didn't rush things throughout. She went at a pace that was perfect for the story, and allowed you totally immerse yourself in the book from start to finish.

Highly recommend this book, especially the Audible Version if you are looking for a fun, sweet, summer beach read!

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Jenna and Pete makes you fall in love again

There was just something primal about Pete. To see him contained yet unleashed was different. This friends-to-lovers as sweet, warming, and well written to include the dramas of life but on a tamer side of things. The things one deals with when family life is not all perfect but comes with its imperfections.

Jenna was my reason for falling head over heels for this one. She was the one to be even when she was weighed down with all she had to deal with. Pete was the one thing she wanted but was feeling the loss of him with each encounter they had. The closer he was. The further he went. She just did not know what else to do, so what's a girl to do. Well, get yourself another man to pay attention to. Jenna loved one man and it just did not feel right for her to give up on the possibility of him. But that's how it happens. Pete was a man with the world on his shoulders and then he gets a big dose of reality when Jenna is no longer Jenna. She has become so much more and that's when he see her for more. I loved these two. I see where communications between the two could have changed so much for them but then would there have been a story.

Jenna and Pete loved each other as friends. Both wanted more neither knew how to proceed forward. Jenna no longer wanting to wait to be noticed as a possible option for Pete. She decides to move on with her life. One sexy construction worker jolts life back in to Pete and the way that he sees Jenna.

Jenna and Pete’s journey to finding each other turns in to an emotional, humorous, character filled, well written read. Love romance. Want less heat but still get a good romance. Pick up the third installment of the Seaside Summers: Sweet with Heat series.

Melissa Moran is back with this installment and she makes me fall for all the characters over again. She brings them all to life and make you feel like they are all old friends. Now that I have them all, its time to go back to the beginning and listen to them all again.

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Love this series

I am really enjoying Addison Cole's Sweet with Heat series. Jenna Ward is a fun loving, confident woman until she's around the guy she's been crushing on forever, Pete Lacroux. Pete's life is busy, between taking care of his alcoholic father, worrying about his siblings and his job he doesn't have time for a relationship of his own. He loves being around the "Seaside Girls" and spending time with them, even though Jenna confuses the heck out of him, always shy and tongue tied around him. Jenna decides to give up on Pete and asks another guy out. When Pete finds out, his true feelings surface, ones he didn't even knew he had. You can't help but love Jenna and Pete who knew laid back Pete Lacroux would turn into such an alpha male once he realized his true feelings. I definitely recommend giving this series a try! Melissa Moran adds so much to this story with her narration. I love listening to her. Makes you fall deeper in love with all of the characters.

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  • Amy
  • Illinois
  • 10-03-18

Hearts at Seaside

This summer, Jenna Ward is looking for love, and while she has had a specific person in mind for years, one Peter Lacroux, he's, so far, not been receptive to her pining. Well, this year, Jenna is not waiting for Pete to come around, she's going to date.

Pete has always been attracted to Jenna, but he's never thought she felt the same way about his. While his attraction to Jenna has never been a problem, he's never tried to progress their friendship futher due to some familial problems he's been dealing with for a few years now. He doesn't want to put Jenna in the middle. But when he sees her out with another man, and the jealousy that ensues, he knows his time of waiting is over.

Being the third book of the series, I really like the established characters we've gotten and I enjoy seeing our core group get their Happily Ever Afters. Melissa Moran has been a wonderful narrator. I love that each of the women (Jenna, Bella, Leanna, and Amy) have their own distinct voices and that Melissa Moran has kept these throughout. I will say, however, that the male voices are tending to run a little together. I don't pretend to know how a voice actor goes about their job with the different pitches and inflections, especially when narrating for someone of the opposite sex, but I'd love it if all the men didn't sound alike.

So far, I've really enjoyed this series. I love how Addison Cole keeps adding more layers to the characters. Giving them more to cope with and triumph over by the end. Jenna and Pete were an especially wonderful pairing because their story was somewhat teased in the previous book in the series. I liked how Hearts at Seaside brought up more of the fact that these friends and this group is only at Seaside during the summer, I wish that we'd get a bit more of a glimpse at their everyday lives and how they move that over to the Cape each summer.

The setting continues to be so vivid and delightful. As I'm reading this book, we're on the precipice of fall (almost) and it's nice to envision the beach and summer sun.

I can't wait to continue reading about and growing this group of friends.

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Pete and Jenna

Pete’s had a thing for Jenna for years. Jenna’s had a thing for Pete for years. So what’s the hold up? Well, Jenna is only a summer girl at Seaside, and Pete’s not exactly what he appears to be. This is a sweet story about two people who finally wake up, their friends, family and Seaside. The third book in this series, it’s definitely worth the read. You’ll enjoy the escapades, the fun and the friendships. And if you’ve read the first two in the series, you’ll catch up with old friends while you make new ones.

Melissa Moran does a great job narrating this story. She has the characters down pat, and it's easy listening.

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Friends and Family

I loved listening to this audio book. Jenna and Pete are my favorite couple. I loved catching up with the group and hearing about what was next for everyone. A must listen to.

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Love!

Well, this was fun.

We have Jenna and Pete, two people seemingly opposites, but they are both hiding a super strong attraction to the other. Boy, was there tension or what, lol.

I loved these two, there was so much story behind them. I could see why they wouldn’t act on their attraction to each other, and that sure became frustrating, lol. Still, I was glad she was willing to move on from her crush and that, in turn, prompted Pete to realize that obviously things needed to change between him and Jenna.

This series continues to be super lovely and a great work from Ms. Cole.

Also, I listened to the audio version of this book, and it was just as awesome. The narrator captures Jenna’s spirit perfectly. As with the rest of the series in audio and ebook, I want to be there with these girl and friend them! The audiobook truly made me feel like I was inside this story, right there by the beach

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the audiobook for which I’m giving my honest opinion*

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I couldn’t wait for Jenna’s turn for love

I was wondering when Jenna would finally catch Pete’s eye and I wasn’t disappointed. And following them through dealing with their family’s struggles really brings the story and characters to life. I can’t wait for the next book!!

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Two hearts that listen

Oh you just have to love Jenna Ward. How shy she gets around Pete Lacroux. It’s ashame that it took them so long to come together, because neither one of them could see the signs that they are interested in each other. But when Jenna decides its her summer to have a man and picks up a construction worker with a body to die for, Pete decides its time to get down to it and let Jenna know he is interested.

I love that he knows her even down to her crazy rock collection.

Jenna and Pete are both dealing with issues a with a parent. Petes in an acholic, and Jenna’s is a cougar, and together they get thru it. There love is so strong with just that first kiss.

Melissa Moran did the voice on this audio book, and she did a wonderful job.

Addison Cole did an awesome job with this sweet romance.

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  • katiemay
  • 02-07-19

Loved Jenna

Jenna is a little pocket rocket with a heart of gold. She loves her friends and loves Pete from afar. Pete is the oldest of the Lecroux siblings and therefore thinks he has to look after everyone including his alcoholic father. After a few misses in the relationship department they embark on a hot and steamy romance. There is great interaction from all the other seaside ladies that create a few laughs. Great to catch up with them. Loved the narration from Melissa Moran. Love forward to listening to more from Addison.

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  • Carly
  • 11-21-18

Hearts at Seaside

Hearts at the Seaside is the perfect listen for anyone looking for a good summer read or books that are part of a series. Addison Cole introduces you to Jenna Ward a curvy, fun loving girl who has dreamed of one day gaining the attention of one Mr Pete Lacroux. But after years of trying and failing to capture his attention in the way that she wants, Jenna sets out to find a new man.

The story is sweet and funny and tackles the tough topics of Pete's alcoholic father and mother's passing. But also enables you to seek comfort in the close knit community that is represented at the cape amongst Jenna and Pete's friends.

There is some laugh out loud moments and once Pete gets his act together and is fuelled by jealousy to make his move, you are really glad he did.

This book has made me want to go to the Cape and is very good at enabling you to immerse yourself in this world. I would recommend any romance lover give it a try.

I listened to Hearts at Seaside after receiving the Audiobook and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it on my drive home from work. It's sweet, romantic and I really became encapsulated in the Seaside world.

The narration is clear, fun and really captures the essence of Cole's story and the friendship between the Seaside Girls. I would recommend to anyone who has a busy lifestyle, or who are contemplating giving audiobooks a try. These are sweet treats and will have you eagerly awaiting the next release. (I know I am).