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Sunsets at Seaside

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Book 4
Narrated by: Melissa Moran
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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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!

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

Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother - and falling in love is not in his plans.

From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sweet, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie's business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the brown-haired beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie's life - and his heart - upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.

©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

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  • Amy
  • Illinois
  • 12-21-18

Sunsets at Seaside

Jessica Ayers is looking for some time to re-evaluate her very sheltered and structured life as a cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Luckily, she's been able to find it in Seaside, for the most part. When she unexpectedly runs into Jamie Reed, also on summer break at Seaside, the sparks fly. But when their real lives threaten to break through, will their relationship survive?

Again, I thought that Melissa Moran did an excellent job with the narration. She has been stellar for this entire series so far, and I really enjoy listening to these books. A good narrator makes all the difference!

I think it also helps that I wasn't really expecting Jamie to be the next Seaside resident to have a story. I had pegged Amy as the next one but, assuming Addison Cole wants to string that storyline along a little further, I was pleasantly surprised with Jamie and Jessica.

I liked the fact that Jessica, obviously, is an outsider in Seaside. It's been a couple of books since we've had someone who was new on the scene and it's like a breath of fresh air. I loved getting a new perspective about all my favorite characters, but I also loved how seamlessly she fit in with everyone too.

I felt like Jamie and Jessica, moreso than the other couples, were most effected by outside conflict. In Jessica's case, the fact that eventually she'll have to make some decisions about what she wants out of her life, and Jamie, he finds out that, try as he might, it's more difficult to unplug from the outside world, especially when it comes to the business he created. I felt like those outside forces really made Sunsets at Seaside a compelling read.

Their romance is really a whirlwind, completely unexpected, yet something more substantial than either were looking for. I loved the way it plays out. I like that this story moves a little more beyond Seaside than the previous ones.

Addison Cole keeps teasing readers with Tony and Amy's story and goes a long way in this one to keep that trend going. I'm excited that it seems like the story I've been waiting for will finally be next, but I really enjoyed this side trip, so to speak, with characters I ended up really rooting for.

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Jamie and Jessica

I recently had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook of this story. Narrator Melissa Moran does a great job! I really enjoyed listening to her voices and inflections. Jessica seemed more human here. A nice few hours of listening pleasure. My original review follows:

Jessica is renting an apartment at Seaside for the summer. She’s taking a sabbatical from her career as a cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Also in the neighborhood for the summer is Jamie Reed, self-made billionaire and quite the catch. He’s there to spend time with his grandmother and some of his friends. When Jessica meets Jamie, sparks fly.

Addison Cole writes stories that are “sweet with heat”. This story fits right in there. It will keep you entertained from the start. It’s great as a stand-alone, but as the 4th book in the series, you can catch up with old friends while Jamie and Jessica fall in love. The writing is wonderful, the characters are like old friends, and the story - well, you should read it!

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Finally more about Jamie

Jessica was a great match for Jamie. A technology illiterate cello player falling for a tech guru was a good twist and the name twist kept me on my toes. Now I can’t wait till tony pulls his head out of his butt.

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Lovely!

4.5 stars.

*UPDATED*

I recently listened to this as audiobook and like the rest of the series, it was super lovely.

I gotta say, there’s something about the narrator’s voice that is sort of calming and captivating. Once I start listening, not only the story grabs me, but the narrator’s voice does as well.

I totally recommend not only the story (see review below), but also this audiobook for those of 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 just as lovely as the series so far.

In this one we get to know Jessica and Jamie. Much like the rest of the people in the Seaside community, Jessica goes there to relax and escape her troubles. I have to say, with each book in this series, I fall more and more in love with Seaside, what a lovely place to hang out!

Anyway, that’s where Jessica and Jamie meet and fall for each other. I loved these two, I loved how great they were for each other, not just romantically, but in their personal lives. They were such focused people, and I loved how they changed each other for the best, and allowed themselves to have fun.

This was a sweet read and a great addition to the series. These books may be more on the sweeter side, but they don’t lack passion and heat. <3

*I was given an ARC of this book in exchange of my honest opinion*

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A flying cell phone leads to love??

Jamie is one of the men of Seaside, he spends a lot of time with his grandma, Vera and uses it as a respite from his life as a technology wizard. Jessica is a world- class incredibly accomplished cellist and takes a summer off to find herself. What Jessica was expecting was to find a name like Jamie in her life. Their story starts hilariously with a flying cell phone and ends with a tuxedo - in between read about the self- discovery of both Jamie and Jessica.

Listening to Ms. Moran narrate this novel allow d me to really immerse myself into Jamie and Jessica and for me I found it to be a great soundtrack as I allowed my mind to imagine Jessica playing her cello or Vera playing her violin - the narration really allowed me to lose myself in Seaside and their beautiful music.

I particularly enjoyed this novel - you will not be disappointed and maybe it will even give you a pause to think about your dreams like Jessica requires of herself.

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Sweet with Heat Jessica and Jamie

Melissa Moran is the perfect narrator for these Sweet with Heat audiobooks. Addison Cole writes a wonderful story with amazing characters and Melissa Moran takes those words and makes the stories come alive. Usually with audiobooks I read the written book first so I am familiar with the story which makes hearing the narrator read it to me that much better. I know what is going to happen but I get to hear the emotions, the feelings, and the voices of the characters.

Sigh, these characters are such amazingly sweet, loyal, and loving. They are friends first and foremost yet are not afraid to call you out, make bets about your love life, and giggle at your mistakes. They are the first to come to your defense, defend you to outsiders, and yell from the rooftops all your good qualities. I want to be a Seaside Girl.

Jamie, who won my over with his love for his grandmother in other books in this series, is a character that I couldn’t wait to find out more about. Jamie, the geeky computer guy, and the new girl Jessica are perfect for each other. The respect and trust they have for each other from their very first meeting was wonderful. There was no pressure to take the relationship to the next level, no pressure to spill all their secrets right away, and no pressure to be anyone but themselves with each other.

The Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Series is phenomenal. I am anxious to learn more about the characters and get caught up on the HEA’s that characters are already living. I love that past characters are still in all the books and that with each book there are new characters introduced leading me to believe that this series may go on forever, which I will love.

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Return to Seaside

Sunsets at Seaside is the story of Jessica and Jamie. Jamie is a computer nerd and part time resident of the wonderful community of Seaside. Jessica is a world class cello player who has a real dislike for technology just trying to get away from her daily life. Enter a dropped phone, an autographed baseball and you have a love story in the making. Both Jamie and Jessica had non traditional childhoods which have limited their experiences so they have some hurdles to overcome before they can move on to forever love. The narrator does a wonderful job changing their voice ever so slightly so it makes the story even more enjoyable. This is Addison Cole's 4th book. It has the perfect mix of sweet and heat to make it a very enjoyable summer (or really anytime) read. Just be warned - you will get sucked into the whole Seaside family! Enjoy!

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Jamie + Jessica = Just Right!

Jamie is a programmer and the founder of OneClick, a search engine that is only second place to Google. He is focused on his work yet a good friend and amazing support to his Grandmother Vera and his friends at Seaside. He decides to attempt a vacation and plans to spend his summer at Seaside, rather than the occasional weekend he typically spends.

Jessica is a cellist, on hiatus from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has devoted a majority of her life to being the best cellist possible, with little time for anything else. Even the chance to have a break in the first place was difficult for her to obtain. Jessica chooses to spend her vacation in Seaside, where she rents an apartment.

Jessica and Jamie meet unexpectedly, when Jessica, who isn't a fan of technology, gets frustrated and throws her phone, which then strikes Jamie as he walks by. They meet and despite their differences, are drawn to each other.

Jessica is reserved and inexperienced, but Jamie makes her feel at ease immediately. They have to balance their urges with getting to know each other better. The question is, will they know each other well enough to overcome obstacles when their relationship and Jessica's past comes into question?

I loved listening to this book after reading it when it was originally released in print. I loved "watching" these two get to know each other and grow closer. I also loved how quickly Jessica was brought into the fold with the other Seaside girls!

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Great story!!

Sunsets at Seaside is the fourth book in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summer series. It can be read as a standalone. Jamie and Jessica are both successful and set in their careers. They both feel satisfied in life, and they both are craving some new connections. While taking a break from everyday life, they both end up at the same Cape Cod cottages. Will their connection be enough to keep them together? I enjoyed listening to this narrator. This is an excellent story that I highly recommend.

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So much better as audiobook!

Jessica life is planned out to a T and is in a Orchestra that pretty much takes up all her time. Now shes on a hiatus to work out things like what she wants out of life and just enjoy herself on vacation. While on this vacation this no so tech savvy women tries to find a baseball her father once owned as a gift.

Jamie is a the designer behind the worlds second largest search engine and is visiting his grandmother on the cape for the summer. Somehow the two got together and its been a wild romance for the two but the eventually these two vacation has to end and they got real hard working lives to deal with.

I was able to get a chance to reread this book through audiobook this time and I can tell you right now that listening to this book just enhanced this book so much. Melissa Moran the voice behind the book definatley suited the book as well as the other books in this series. If you get the chance I'd highly recommend listening to the audiobook with the book.

This was such a sweet and entertaining book. I loved getting to see Jessica open up, make new friends and change along the way to see who she really is other then just an amazing Cello player. I loved seeing how good Jessica and Jamie was for eachother. I loved seeing the romance between the two. I loved that this book can get steamy without and still be a clean book.

Overall this was a pretty great book I really enjoyed it. There is just so much to like about this book and its a perfect summer read .

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  • katiemay
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Loved it

Jamie and Jessica meet when she throws her phone of her balcony and it lands at Jamie's feet. From there the sparks are instant. Jessica is on a sabbatical from the Symphony orchestra in Boston and finds herself in Seaside. She is quickly embraced into the Seaside girls circle who love her. Jamie is also taking an extended break and quickly gets caught up in everything that is Jessica. When a problem arises at work it brings his best friend down to the Cape. His friend has words with Jessica which makes her world fall apart. She takes a call from her agent and uses this as an excuse to head back to Boston. Jamie also finds himself back there and try's to find her. Because she uses a stage name this is difficult until he ends up outside the Symphony Hall. They take the time to get to know each other again

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  • Carly
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Sunsets at Seaside

I was given this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. The narration is clear, emotive and had me transfixed in the Seaside world. The enthusiasm in the story is clear and it was the ideal listen when I’ve been on the go to and from work.

When computer geek Jamie Reed meets musical virtuoso Jessica Ayers, their lives change for the better. Jamie allows himself to take a step back from being a driven businessman, when Jessica allows herself to open up her life to the prospect of love. The couple overcome the prospect that Jessica is not really who she says she is, and the potential damage that their love can hold in regards to Jamie and his work.

Like all Addison Cole books the couple's romance blossoms in a really sweet and cute way, from throwing a phone from a seaside deck, to sharing each other's life stories and falling into a love that they are unable to resist. Jessica is sweet, cautious and is determining whether she has chosen to live her life the wrong way, when Jamie has been working so hard to become a billionaire that he'd barely given his personal life much attention.

It's fun, sweet, romantic and allows you to be encapsulated in a world you wish you could remain a part of. I'd definitely recommend to all romance lovers, or people wanting to try an audiobook for the first time.