Series: Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, #1
Published by World Literary Press on June 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Read, Write, Love at Seaside is the sweet edition of Melissa's steamy romance novel Read, Write, Love. 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.
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!
In READ, WRITE, LOVE at SEASIDE...Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller -- that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.
Leanna's come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can't get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she's just stopping by to say thank you, but the heart-warming afternoon sparks an emotional and unexpectedly sweet ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.
SWEET WITH HEAT: SEASIDE SUMMERS SERIESRead, Write, Love at SeasideDreaming at SeasideHearts at SeasideSunsets at SeasideSecrets at SeasideNights at SeasideSeized by Love at SeasideEmbraced at SeasideLovers at SeasideWhispers at Seaside
Sweet with Heat is an apt description of this first in the Seaside Summers series by Addison Cole ( a.k.a. Melissa Foster). Read, Write, Love at Seaside is a perfect beach/pool side read. It’s got an incredibly hot and broody hero in author Kurt Remington paired with an incredibly gregarious and adventurous heroine in Leanne Bray. When these two meet, both of their worlds are turned on their sides.
Both Kurt and Leanne are in Massachusetts for the summer, for work, when their paths cross and Kurt gets to play a hero to Leanne by saving her dog Pepper. Kurt’s a bit of a loner but as he’s pulled into Leanne’s world he’s forced to give up some of his rigid nature. Leanne is the delightful hippie chick who lives life by the seat of her pants. Neither know what they are looking for in their connection, but neither are willing to let it go and as the summer progresses, these opposites in most every way find themselves trying to redefine who they are to and for each other. This is a relatively low drama read about falling in love and making room for something real, something brought about by a chance meeting that seems fated.
The story line is perfectly paced as their affections progress at just the right rate and level. I loved spending time with these characters, seeing the development of new love and the promise of forever for two unlikely lovers.
“For the first time in his life— and he’d experienced a lot of firsts since meeting Leanna—he felt like the very definition of the word fool. ”
4 Stars and recommendation ~ I’m very much looking forward to the next book in this series!
~Review by Cyndi
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet,
Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her
mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her
job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds
a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s
prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.
Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with
his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of
duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and
when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one
thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for–or even realized he was missing.
After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden
cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and
Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over
proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up
with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up
everything to protect his son–even Bella?
author Melissa Foster’s steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams. 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.
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.