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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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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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Sweet with Heat

AUDIOBOOK NOTE… Melissa Moran is a newer narrator to me but I am a huge fan of Addison Cole. With Addison Cole’s words and Melissa Moran’s voice this is the perfect audiobook. I could feel the story coming to life as I listened. The characters were real and their emotions came through in the words.

Sweet with Heat is the perfect description for this book. Jenna is hooked, for many many years on Pete. Pete is hooked on Jenna for just as long. Why haven’t they got together??? Jenna gets shy around Pete leaving him to believe he just might be too much for Jenna to handle. That sentence cannot be farther from the truth. They belong together. No doubts. No questions.

I loved how Jenna went after a construction worker to make Pete jealous. That construction worker ended up being sweet, attentive, smart, and almost perfect for Jenna. The only problem with Charlie is that he wasn’t Pete. For anyone else he would have been the perfect man. I liked that Addison Cole did not make Charlie a hunky, brainless, boring guy. She made him a guy that would be perfect for the Seaside Girls. All of that being said, I LOVE Pete’s reaction.

Both Jenna and Pete have known each other for what seems like forever yet there are things that they still have to learn about each other. Pete’s dad is a functioning alcoholic and he has been keeping that a secret from almost everyone. Opening up about that to Jenna was a tough scene, which was handled with so much care that I had no doubt that together Jenna and Pete could find the answer to save Pete’s dad and not make it an issue in their relationship. Jenna’s mom is also a “problem” but more like an embarrassment to Jenna. Jenna is worried that her mom will show up and embarrass her in front of Pete and the Seaside crew. By the end of the story I had no worries that they could handle anything thrown at them.


While each book in this series is a standalone story, it is fun to see the characters from previous books make appearance and catch up with what is happening in their lives. The next book is Amy’s story with Tony and I can’t wait!

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Sweet, organized

I loved having the opportunity to listen to this book after reading it in print! Great narration!

Sweet, organized, OCD Jenna has been lusting after Pete for years to no avail. This summer, she decides to move on. Apparently, it was just that decision that was needed to get Pete’s attention. Watching Jenna interact with Charlie, was just what Pete needed to speak up and share his feelings with Jenna. Deep down they both knew that they had been attracted to each other for a while, and just hadn’t taken the step to do something about it.

As soon as these two finally connected, there was no way to stop their connection. They worked together to navigate everything from their family issues to how to cook the perfect marshmallow. :) I truly enjoyed following them on their journey together. This was also another great opportunity to catch up with the Seaside girls!

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Hearts at Seaside - great audiobook

Melissa Moran reading Addison Cole’s Hearts at Seaside was the perfect companion to my long drive. Truly moments I laughed out loud and loved the various voices Ms Moran used. Jenna has loved Pete for many years but this summer at Seaside she decides to give up on him as he has her strictly in the friend zone. But can she do it? Interesting to see how Pete reacts to Jenna’s date with Charlie. Jenna and Pete each deal with some serious issues while searching for their happily ever after. I loved this Addison Cole book.

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Loved it!

Jenna had her eyes set on Peter for a while but no hint on whether or not they are going to take their relationship to the next level. So she does something she wouldn't normally do, strike up a conversation with a random dude and scores a date. Now it seems Peter after seeing Jenna reel in some guy, he's having a hard time keeping the feelings he had for her inside.

So this is my second time reading this book and its I still found this book just as enjoyable. Plus is a great summer read so yay for that. The only difference between last year and this year is that I got a chance to listen to this book read out by Melissa Moran. This was audiobook was a better experience for me since I've been swamped with things to do and getting the audiobook was really super convient being able to listen to this at any point.

I really enjoyed this book and the characters. I really loved the fact that it wasn't love at first sight with these two like so many books out there. I loved that as friends they were able to learn about eachother quirks and learn more about eachother more then they ever had as they get closer with one other. I liked that this book toed the edge of getting steamy without getting in depth. I loved getting to know these characters and getting to see thier family life. It was tough seeing what Peter was dealing with when it came to his father and how selfless and supportive he was. He didn't have to be the one to take care of his father but he was that much of a great son.

Overall this was a pretty great book and definitely worth the reread and if you are looking for a great book to listen to while your out on the beach you might want to consider listening to this book.

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Hearts At Seaside: Sweet with Heat Seaside Summers by Addison Cole
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This is the second audiobook I've listened to narrated by the extremely capable Melissa Moran.

Super sweet and sexy Jenna Ward has been in love with local handyman, uber hunk and friend Pete LaCroux for what seems like forever. For as friendly and outgoing as Jenna is, she's completely tongue-tied around Pete.

Pete has secretly harbored similar feelings for Jenna, but whenever he's close to her she doesn't appear interested. This unfortunately makes Pete think she's not interested in him as anything more than a friend. He also has some big family issues that stop him from having someone permanent in his life.

This summer Jenna finally admits defeat and gives up on Pete. If he isn't interested in her, she's going to finally move on. Determined to prove to herself she can get a man Jenna picks up a construction worker while Pete stews watching.

Is this the wake-up call Pete needed? Can he solve his family issues so he can start living his own life with the woman he loves? Will Jenna resolve her own family issues?

This friends to lovers story is decidedly sweet with heat. You'll love to revisit the Seaside Girls and listen to Pete and Jenna find their way to their own happily ever after.

As always Addison Cole (Melissa Foster) does a wonderful job of weaving the story with just the right amount of love, romance and heart. Melissa Moran brings these amazing characters to life. You won't be disappointed!

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Sometimes you need a bit of Sweet & Heat!

Sometimes you need to change your reading from Hot & Steamy to Sweet with Heat...

Addison Cole has brought another installment of her Seaside Summer series. Jenna & Pete have been friends for as long as she could remember. They have gone through life with a strong friendship. But under the surface, they wanted to be noticed by the other.
Pete doesn't want to feel the rejection of letting his feeling out and being shot down, so he sits by and only lets the friendship show.
Jenna needs more. She wants love and someone who will give her the passion she craves. So while Jenna tries to find that person, Pete decides that he needs to cross that friendship line.
This series has been a great additon to my collection. The books bring about a sweet love affair that fits the characters in this book. You want more of them and the circle of friends.
I also listened to this on audio, and the audio version brings the characters to life and draws you in. Definitely one my favs.

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Loved the story, narrator was difficult for me.

Jenna has been lusting after Pete for years and this summer is finally her year. Pete and Jenna both have family issues yhat instead of pushing them apart actually bring them together. Pete's devotion to his family is incredibly admirable and you know that he is stronger together with Jenna.

I had difficulty getting into the narration of this novel, Melissa as the narrator did not have enough emotion for me and felt very monotone to me. Loved the content, just had difficulties listening to it because of the narration.

You will love how Jenna becomes a marshmallow princess! I have fallen in love with Jenna and Pete, they may be my favorite Seaside couple so far.

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Sometimes you just have to let things go…

Jenna Ward is tired of being ignored every summer by handsome boat refurbisher, Pete Lacroux. Although Pete has been confused by why Jenna is outgoing and confident with everyone else in the little town of Wellfleet but shy & tongue tied around him. Besides Pete figures his life is too complicated by his alcoholic father to have a relationship. However, when Jenna decides she is moving on with a sexy young construction worker, Pete realizes he can’t deny his feelings for Jenna anymore. Will Pete get his life back? Can Jenna finally bag her man? See them get their HEA.
Addison Cole has another hit on her hands. I love this series and all the hilarious antics of all these characters. Melissa Moran did a fabulous job narrating this book. How she can keep all the different characters voices straight is beyond me. I highly recommend this one.

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so flipping cute

Hearts at Seaside tells a story of love that has been simmering for years but has yet to reveal itself with both parties. I so understand the back story of Jenna and Pete. Both really have feelings for the other but neither has ever acted on or discussed those feelings with the other. Basically, they were hidden. When Jenna arrives for her summer, she is bound and determined to let Pete ignore her all he wants. She is going to go out of her shell and find another man. Except when she does, Pete goes berserk, not really crazy but decides he has to let her know how he really feels.