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#Review of Secrets at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #5) by Addison Cole w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @PrismBookTours

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Secrets at Seaside
(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #5)
by Addison Cole
Sweet Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 pages
October 25th 2017

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 bestselling author Melissa Foster’s steamy romance novel Seaside SecretsThe 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.


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.

Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Dreaming at Seaside
Hearts at Seaside
Sunsets at Seaside
Coming soon!
Nights at Seaside (releasing December 13th)
Seized by Love at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Lovers at Seaside
Whispers at Seaside

Praise for the Series

“Addison Cole’s stories are the perfect blend of sizzle and sweet. You won’t be able to stop reading.” —  New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne

“Romance, fun, emotions, and happily ever afters that will warm your heart, Addison Cole writes charming and unforgettable stories about real people and love in its most wonderfully moving forms.” — New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

“Addison Cole has created characters you’ll fall in love with and a seaside world you’ll never want to leave.” — USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston

“Loved every sweet word of this story. Loved how the relationship developed between Leanna and Kurt in such a genuine way, it made me so invested in their happily ever after. An absolute treat to read and cannot wait for more from Addison Cole.” — New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett (aka Juliette Poe, on “Read, Write, Love at Seaside”)

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This is a hard review to write.  I liked the book.  Loved Tony to bits but I was a bit let down by Amy.  Don’t get me wrong, I liked her but how she wouldn’t talk to Tony at the beginning of the book really got on my nerves.  I mean, they had a history and she didn’t even want to acknowledge what had happened.  I felt for Tony at this point and I really didn’t see how Ms. Cole was going to get these two on the same page.

Tony has the patience of a saint.  I wouldn’t have put up with Amy reluctance to talk about their time from the special summer.  And how she NEVER told him about what had really happened.  My heart broke for Tony and I had a bit of disgust for Amy.  And to think when he showed up at her dorm room.  UGH!!!  Again, Amy’s actions compared to her inner thoughts just irked me in the beginning of the book.  Once, she FINALLY decided to really talk to Tony, I had more respect for her and the rest of the book.’

The girls in the books are spot on.  Bella has got to be my favorite.  No filter Bella.  I really need to read her book.  Just for snark.  And Leanna’s, too.  Heck all of them.  I read them years ago when they were hotter but it has been a while.  In fact, that’s the one thing that I really think would have made Tony and Amy’s book more emotional for me in the end.  It had all the feels but I would have liked a bit more of the sexiness in their coupling.  What finally sold me on Amy and Tony was the end when Amy realized that her feelings for Tony were totally genuine and that she finally decided to tell the girls about that summer a long time ago.

This book is emotional, fun and satisfying.  Just because the beginning got on my nerves I really did like it and recommend it.  I just need to read Bella’s book.  I loved that girl.  No filter.  HA HA!  I also like how all the guys were there for Tony, too.  This group is just too much for me but in a good way.

I can’t wait for Skye’s book to come out in December.  Talk about someone without a filter.  Read the chapter insert at the end of this book.  🙂


Other Books in the Series

And coming December 2017…

About the Author

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.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Tour Schedule

October 23rd: Launch & underneath the covers
October 24th: Rainy Day Reviews
October 25th: Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
October 26th: Colorimetry
October 27th: Harlie’s Books
October 30th: It’s All About the Romance
October 31st: Book Lover in Florida
November 1st: Wishful Endings
November 2nd: Rockin’ Book Reviews
November 3rd: Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader
November 4th: Grand Finale

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6 thoughts on “#Review of Secrets at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #5) by Addison Cole w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @PrismBookTours

  1. LOL, you should totally catch up with the others in the series! I’m so happy you picked up Secrets at Seaside, although I totally respect that you like a little sizzle in your romance 😉
    Thanks for your review XO

    1. Addison, I’ve read most of the Seaside books on the spicier side. Trust me, I love behind closed door books, too. But I just felt like with these two, I needed that intimacy. I know, I’m weird. And yes, I will definitely re-read them on the “sweet” side, too.


  2. I am really looking forward to read Amy’s book. I though she was a complete sweetheart when I read Hearts at Seaside.
    I agree with you that the book could habe a bit more sexy, but I also had to resize that dine readers out there like it pretty and sweet. But that didn’t stop me from wearing to know what hastens to all of the girls 🙂
    And we also agree that the friendship they have is great. All the girls have their personalities and they make a fun bunch.

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