Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #1) by Addison Cole

"That's the best kiss I think I've ever had in my life, and I really, really want another." - Leanna Bray

Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Series: Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #1
Author: Addison Cole
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publish Date: June 14th, 2017
Source: Author for Review

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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! Start reading FREE with 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.

*Read, Write, Love at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster'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.

As much as I love a sexy romance, I can also devour a sweet romance just as fast. So when one of my favorite contemporary romance authors releases sweet versions of a series I already loved, I'm down. No ifs, ands, or butts... Sign me up. This is not going to be a comparison review, although I may do that at a later date. This will solely be about Read, Write, Love at Seaside.

One element that I love about a sweet romance is that the focus is more on the romance than the sex. While the characters do have sex, I tend to focus more on the connection rather than looking forward to them messing up the sheets. With that said, books that I seem to gravitate more towards are ones that have sexual tension without the sex. That is what I loved the most about Read, Write, Love at Seaside. The focus is on the budding relationship between Kurt and Leanna, but I could feel the sexual tension radiate off them from the moment he pulled her out of the water. There's a little bit of a tease with the tension and the "fade-to-black" sex, but I think that's what made it so much fun. I adored Read, Write, Love at Seaside. It had the characters I adore and the writing I love. Can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out.

Dreaming at Seaside
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #2
Addison Cole
June 14th, 2017

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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?

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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