Thursday, May 10, 2018

Review: Lovers at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #9) by Addison Cole

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Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #9
Addison Cole
Releasing May 9, 2018

After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn—and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the handsome artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the chemistry between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.

Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I was going to put this book in my top 10 2018 books nominations list, but I am not so sure about it now. I loved almost every part of the story. I felt for the characters the moment I saw them and the chemistry between these two was off the charts. From the first time I saw them together, I knew that they would be an amazing couple. And I wasn't wrong. I adore Grayson. He is the perfect boyfriend. In this book Parker is the one who needs support and he is there to offer it to her. He is always doing what he does in order to make Parker happy and that's not a quality I see very often. It didn't feel like this relationship was just one sided and that's one of the reasons I loved the book.

The only part I didn't like in the book was around chapter 15. I felt like the book was dragging a little bit. Even then though I kept reading the book waiting to see what was next for our happy couple. Recently I complained about the lack of romance in a couple of novels and now karma is hitting me back with a novel that's full of romance. It wasn't a bad thing, but I had started to get used in the novels with a hundred different plots happening. This one had a secondary story going on, which was a very pleasant surprise and it made me shed a tear or two. I don't want to spoil anything because so I won't elaborate.

On GR this book is listed as the 9th in the seaside summers series and 30th in Love in Bloom Series. I loved so much the characters that appeared in this novel that I want to go and read their stories. I will probably never read the whole Love in the Bloom series, but I will aim for the seaside summer. This book made me realize that I love Addison Cole's writing and from now on she will be one of the authors whose books I will buy without even looking at the blurb.

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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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