Saturday, January 12, 2019

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW for Lovers at Seaside by Addison Cole

Lovers at Seaside

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers
Narrated by: Lucy RiversAiden Snow
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-17-18
Language: English
Publisher: Melissa Foster

Publisher's Summary

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!

Lovers at Seaside, by Addison Cole, is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Lovers. The story conveys all the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In Lovers at Seaside:
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: Seaside Summers series:
  • Read, Write, Love at Seaside 
  • Dreaming at Seaside 
  • Hearts at Seaside 
  • Sunsets at Seaside 
  • Secrets at Seaside 
  • Nights at Seaside 
  • Seized by Love at Seaside 
  • Embraced at Seaside 
  • Lovers at Seaside 
  • Whispers at Seaside 
Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous, emotional, and sweet contemporary romance. Her audiobooks 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. 

My Thoughts…

I have grown to appreciate the dual narrator aspect of listening to a story that I have already love.  Hearing a woman tell the story of the female character and a man tell the male side of the story just enhances the story.  Listening to a story that I have already read makes the story come to life in a new way, there are emotions that I missed or didn’t quite understand when reading but hearing the story brings those emotions to life for me.   Audiobooks are the perfect distraction for me while having to do everyday work around the house, working out at the gym, or just driving around doing errands.   It breaks up the humdrum of everyday activities and makes me want to find time to listen.

 Have you ever started a book and known from the very first pages that this couple MUST be together? That is what I felt when Grayson walks in on Parker in a candy eating, watching a scary movie, and getting drunk. There is no judgment, no harsh words, just concern, understanding, and acceptance. He is the forever gentleman taking care of this woman that he only knows through emails in a time when she is so alone. SIGH… what an amazing man. 

I loved the Bert and Abe storyline. Bert, the man Parker thought of as a father, knew exactly what he was doing by leading Parker to Abe. While Abe is a mean, crabby, old man he opens his heart to Parker and Grayson. Abe’s death leads to a happily ever after for Parker which is exactly what she deserved. I love that Grayson was with her every step of the way. 

Addison Cole is talented in her writing. She has a knack for her wonderful seaside settings, amazing characters, and sweet storylines. The settings are described in such detail that they are easy to picture, making the reader feel as if they are there with the characters. The characters are fun, sweet, and real. They end up being friends of the reader while taking the reader on their amazing life journeys. And the storylines…oh so sweet. The attention to the little details pull the reader right into the book and never let them go. Even when the last word is read I continue to think about their story and wonder what will happen next in this series. 

I am a HUGE fan of the Sweet with Heat series and am always excited when another book is being released. With each book, I get to know new characters, catch up with some old favorites, and revisit some of my favorite book places. 

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