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Secrets at Seaside

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Book 5
Narrated by: Melissa Moran
Length: 7 hrs and 42 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!

Secrets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel, Seaside Secrets. 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 Secrets at Seaside....

Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He's got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago, she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed - at least for her.

Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She's spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she's spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she's ever loved. She's back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she's been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she's decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past - and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.

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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Tony and Amy

Tony and Amy – my favorite in the Seaside series. Hearing the story in a different voice than the one in my head made it even better. Melissa Moran does a wonderful job voicing the characters. Having listened to the prior books in the series, I enjoyed the consistency with growth. My review of the book follows:

Emotional Impact!

Amy Maples has secretly loved Tony Black since she was six years old. Their families, along with several others, spent summers in a cottage neighborhood at Seaside, where the sun and surf lead to lifelong friendships and more. Along the way, Amy and Tony found each other, but life-changing secrets tore them apart. Skip ahead fourteen years, and the group is back together for a wedding. Amy and Tony still have amazing chemistry and their friends don’t understand why these two aren’t together. As the story unfolds, we learn the strengths and vulnerabilities of both Amy and Tony, and discover the amazing endurance of their connection, along with their secrets!

Addison Cole has made me laugh, cry, and care about characters in a book. Secrets at Seaside is a wonderful journey! Emotional and awesome – it’s my favorite in this series.

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Finally!!!

I have been waiting on Amy's story since the first book. She is so sweet and innocent but i knew there had to be more to her story when it came to Tony. With the way Tony is always there for her, i knew he loved her but i had no idea of the heart break. This book was fantastic and will break you heart a little. It made me love Tony and Amy all the more.

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Another winner for Ms. Cole and Mr. Moran. I not only loved the story (read review below), but I also love the different ‘feel’ the narrator gives the stories. It’s not simply the ‘same’ voice, she gives it a little extra something that really adds to the words Ms. Cole gave us, and makes it a unique story.

I really recommend this one, for us audio lovers. <3

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

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This was a lovely read.

Much like the rest of the series so far, this book has the perfect blend of romance, some drama, friendship and personal growth for these characters.

This time we learn more about Tony and Amy. I loved these two, they seemed so different (him super cool, and her more put together); but they ended up being perfect for each other. I love how they bring the best from the other: both the serious and the playful parts.

It was also fun to watch them dance around each other for years, lol. Oh boy, they never stood a chance. ;-)

This was a great read, with two endearing characters. I can’t wait to keep reading this series.

*Thank you to the author for providing an ARC in exchange of my honest opinion*

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  • Amy
  • Illinois
  • 01-14-19

Secrets at Seaside

Amy Maples has loved Tony Black since they were kids. She is tired of waiting for him to see her and make a move. This summer, she's decided, is the final straw. She has a new potential job offer in Australia so if Tony won't open his eyes to what's in front of him, Amy is gone. But this declaration opens a lot of secrets from the past. Secrets that Amy hasn't even shared with her closest girlfriends Bella, Jenna, and Leanna. If Tony and her have any chance of starting something, they'll have to face what's between them in the past first.

I can't believe we've finally reached this point in the series. The point I've been waiting for since the beginning!

As per usual, Melissa Moran does a spectacular job narrating this series and these characters. I love the way she's perfected the sound of each character's voice. While I often feel like there's not enough variation in the male voices, I've always appreciated that she's stayed true to the main four: Amy, Jenna, Bella, and Leanna.

I honestly wasn't prepared for all the depth of history between Tony and Amy, but Addison Cole certainly knows how to make the heart-wrenching fit with the heart-melting aspects of their story. I started to suspect within the last couple of books that Amy's feelings for Tony went further than just some unrequited long-held crush and I was certainly right. However, I was blown away by all the revelations as many of them were certainly unexpected.

I love a good friends-to-lovers romance and Amy and Tony certainly fit that description, but their story goes beyond a simply being two friends who fall for each other. I loved digging deeper into the past at Seaside. Those summers when our familiar characters were growing up play a big part in Tony and Amy's story. Fittingly, the story focuses a lot on the past in order to move forward to the future. Not only for Tony and Amy, but the future of the series itself as the end of Secrets has now given readers all the initial main characters their own Happily Ever Afters at this point. It really felt like the closing of a chapter.

I'm really interested in seeing how things continue on from here as there have been some secondary characters added since the beginning. But mostly I'm just extremely satisfied with the exceptional story Addison Cole gave Amy and Tony. My most anticipated was definitely not a disappointment.

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Mrs Amy Black??

Tony Black and Amy Maples have grown up spending their summers together at the Cape but once they hit adulthood, they each took their own path to begin their careers. Amy became a successful businesswoman and Tony, a world-renowned surfer and motivational speaker. The Seaside gang sees the chemistry between the two of them on full display each summer and how Tony takes care of Amy, in all the small ways but the two of them have never acted on their chemistry.

Except, Tony and Amy have a big secret that neither have shared with anyone. One that could change their friendships with the rest of the Seaside gang forever but could releasing the secret allow Tony and Amy to finally have the relationship they deserve? In addition to the secret holding them back could a job opportunity threaten a romantic relationship between them as well?

I found listening to Ms. Moran to be a very enjoyable experience and I was able to immerse myself in the lives of the Seaside gang.

The end of the novel may be my very favorite moment for the Seaside Gang thus far. You will not be disappointed in this latest installment of the Seaside gang from Ms. Cole.

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Love this couple!!!

his audio book was a wonderful listen to book. Melissa Moran's reading of this book is great! You always know who is speaking, you also know when a character is thinking vs speaking. Through Melissa's reading, you experience the emotional roller coaster with Tony and Amy.
Tony and Amy have a past, a past that is very painful and one that they have tried to forget for the last 14 years. But Tony and Amy are still in love with each other and must decide whether or not they should take a 2nd chance on their love. Whether you are reading or listening to this book, do so with a box of tissue.

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Another winner...

Secrets at Seaside is the fifth book in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series. A group of friends meet at their Cape Cod cottages. They both want to reconnect, but Tony and Amy share a past that just might be too much to overcome. I really enjoyed this story and narrator. This author never fails to keep me reading longer than intended. I definitely recommend this book.

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Definatly better a second time

Tony and Amy had a secret relationship with each other and when a even that rocked their world happens they split. Its been a while since then and they've had growing up to do and now they are trying to figure out how they feel about each other. Amy is feeling like shes been friend zone and honestly can't stand it any more. Now shes being offered a chance to work in Australia to further her career and is seriously considering it she doesn't know if this thing she has with Tony can continue. There is so much push and pull between the two and they've got things to work out before she ends up leaving.

I enjoyed this book so much I decided to do another reread as an audio book and I have to say it was even better a second time. Melissa Moran breathes so much life into these characters and makes it easy for the readers to just love the book and characters even more.

I loved how unique these characters were and how the past affected the people they were currently in the book. No matter how things went, no matter how hard both Amy tried to ignore the past things really couldn't go forward until she dealt with her issues. As much as I loved the push and pull it drove me nuts! I couldn't help but loved these characters and wanted them to stop this ridiculousness and finally be together. I loved seeing how both were able to support each others in different ways. I also loved the sense of close tied friendships that were going on and seeing the previous characters make themselves known and help support Amy when things were getting tough, being her rock and support and it was such a sweet thing to see. Overall great book I really loved it.

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Deep secrets

I have been waiting for Amy and Tony for a long time! As I’ve read the stories of the other members of the Seaside gang, I’ve been waiting for Amy and Tony to have their moment. I’ve seen their connection but before reading this book, I did not realize how far back that connection went. They have a past, that isn’t really introduced prior to this book. It’s deep, and it isn’t easy. Amy and Tony need to be together, they want to be together, but can they get over their past?

I enjoyed listening to this story by Addison. It was sweet, and just a little sexy, but it was also raw and emotional as we read through the ups and downs that Amy and Tony had to work through. I highly recommend this read, especially if you’re already a fun of Addison or the Seaside girls!

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One of my favorites!

This is definitely one of my favorites from Addison Cole. I always love going back to Seaside to visit our friends. I’ve always enjoyed the friendship that Tony and Amy have shared but now to find out their history and the guilt they both carry around, that was heartbreaking. I was glad that Tony took the initiative to salvage at least their friendship. It was hard to read about their past and how and why Amy pushed Tony away and how she dealt with everything herself. It made me so happy that they took a chance and talked and finally talked about what tore them apart so many years ago. They were both wanting a clean slate so they could be together without the ghosts from their pasts and they definitely accomplished that. I always appreciate not only the girls going to bat for each other but also the guys being there for Tony as well. The way this ended was great, what a perfect way to end this book with many happily ever afters. This was an audio book I listened to which was narrated by Melissa Moran. This is definitely one of my favorite books that she has narrated. I loved all the emotion she put into this and I was crying more than once. She did an amazing job.

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  • Emma Brennan
  • 06-05-18

Love an audible book

This is a review for the audible book of Secrets at the Seaside by Addison Cole is the latest book in the Sweet with Heat series.

This series follows the stories of the girls who all spend their summers in Cape Cod and each story just keeps getting better and better!

This is the love story of Tony and Amy and how after being in love with each other forever they finally get together and deal with their issues from the past which had kept them apart for many years.

There are many parts in this story which will make you laugh, cry and make your heart flutter! It’s just an excellent romantic novel!

I absolutely love this series and there is nothing better than a book that hooks you from the first page!

Having the book on audible means that you can listen to the story anywhere! Had a long train journey and just plugged in and relaxed whilst listening to the book.

Can’t wait for the next one!!!

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  • Rachael Bromley
  • 06-05-18

A great sweet read

A wonderfully sweet book of secrets, heartbreak and second chances. Amy and Tony have history from when they were teenagers which ended so quick. Can they get their second chance at love whilst trying to be brave at telling their friends about their past. A great book to read in the seaside secrets series. I read this book as an advanced reader copy

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  • Jo Venison
  • 05-31-18

Heartbreaking

This story is just so beautiful and emotional.

We've watched Amy dance around her feeling for Tony over many of the Seaside books. Little did we know there was such a story there. It is such a sweet, beautiful, yet heartbreaking story going back to their teens. I cannot write a summary of the story, without giving too much away. Needless to say this is a wonderful read / listen, touching on some tough subjects, but well worth the read. It has you rooting for them to find each other and realise that their love is real.

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  • Carly
  • 05-30-18

Seaside Secrets

A beautiful well-narrated tale of two people rekindling romance whilst healing one another after their hearts had been broken from tragedy. This story is honest, raw and I couldn't help but be captivated once again by the characters of Cape Cod.

Amy is always hopeful and lusting after Tony her 'one that got away', and after gaining the opportunity of a lifetime decides to put it all on the line and try to recapture the attention of the lover she once knew and had. You admire her bravery, enjoy the laughs that are shared among friends and root for Tony and Amy to eventually find their way.

Tony's love and caution for Amy is truly adorable, admirable and swoon-worthy, and Amy's fears and caution are relatable and you feel yourself eagerly anticipating the moment they realize they've always belonged together.

This book is a journey, a journey of ups and downs that will not leave you disappointed. You'll adore Amy's sweet nature and wish for Tony to be your guy. I would recommend this book to all sweet romance lovers, people who are tired of reading hot and heavy meaningless books and want to encapsulate themselves into a world full of amazingly fun characters. This is book is as enjoyable as a standalone or as part of the much-loved series, so don't be afraid to give it a try.

Their chemistry and story are literally given a voice and I loved hearing it being told in a different way. I would recommend the audio version to anyone who is unable to dedicate the time to focus on reading books and is always on the go.

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  • Lisa Dryden
  • 05-30-18

So many emotions.....

I had tears flowing down my cheeks listening to this book.

Secrets at Seaside is so emotional on many levels and the raw emotions felt by both characters comes through in the audio.

Amy and Tony have been through so much together that their connection is so strong and their love for each other is evident but due to their history they struggle with how to deal with how they feel and move forward.

Addison has touched on a subject in this book/audio that many men and woman can relate to but the book was wrote tactfully and done with delicacy.

I loved listening to this book and will certainly listen to more by Addison.

Highly recommended!!!

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  • Debra McDonald
  • 05-18-18

Long lost loves

Absolutely adore this story and cry every time. Melissa Moran is also an amazing narrator. This makes the story so much more real. A must listen book for sure.

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  • Kateg
  • 05-16-18

When best friends fall in love

This is my favourite of the Sweet with Heat series. Amy has had a crush on Tony forever. He has also been hiding his feelings for her. They have secrets that they have kept from their friends and have never spoken to each other about it. They seem to avoid each other over the summers spent at Seaside. When they decide to take the next step its time to put the past behind. While there is still the comedy moments from the other Seaside Ladies its the emotional side of the story that had me hooked. With an audible book you can get inside the story loved it