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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pump Up Your Book Presents: Hearts At Seaside by Addison Cole; #BlogTour, #OutNow, #Review, #Giveaway

(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)
Author: Addison Cole
Publisher: World Literary Press
Pages: 280
Genre: Sweet with Heat Romance
Rating:  4.5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Pump Up Your Book and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

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! 

Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts. 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. 


Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident--except when she's around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother's new cougar lifestyle, Jenna's giving up on Peter--and is ready to explore other men. 

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He's looking forward to seeing his friend
Jenna, a welcome distraction who's so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him. 

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete's true feelings, and he's unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete's not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux--the most alpha male she's ever seen--or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family? 


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


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My Thoughts:

Jenna Ward is spending some quality time with her friends.  Pete Lacroux just needs a wake up call.  The way our author has written this story makes you feel as if you are sitting amongst friends having a good time and just enjoying yourself.  And if you need a good laugh they’ll do that for you too.

There’s one scene where our couple are eating outside and I swear that even though I’m on the opposite end of the state, I can almost smell the salt water – that beachy smell.  It made me hungry for seafood.  And believe me there’s no way you can be eating peanut butter and in your mind think you’re eating clams and lobster.  There’s nothing like eating it fresh off the boat.  I think living in Massachusetts that I get a different sense about the setting for the book.  Also having taken care of both parents, I have a better understanding of what Pete’s going through.  This just means that I may feel a little differently about these characters than you may.  But I do hope that you certainly loved this story as much as I did.

As I read, I feel that the author has put in some sage advice.  I’m not saying you have to follow it but it makes sense here and it might be something to keep in the back of the mind.  When we’re born into this world it’s all about us and the life we’re building.  We don’t think about our parents mortality or what their thinking or doing unless it affects us.  Sometimes things creep up on us and we have to realize that loving someone helps when the unforeseen happens.  I was impressed what Jenna was willing to do.

Peter and his sister Sky brought me to tears because one particular scene touched me so deeply because of what I’ve gone through recently – it’s still fresh.  But I’m also glad that Ms. Cole included it because I found it cathartic.  It helps me to get those feelings out.  So that just shows you that some books will resonate with you more than just the romance.  This was a six-tissue story for me so I’m just giving you a heads up.  And that included the ending.  I can’t wait to read the next installment.

There should be an unwritten rule about drooling over construction workers, but Jenna Ward was sure glad there wasn’t. She sat on the porch of the Bookstore Restaurant, soaking up the deliciousness of the three bronzed males clad in nothing more than jeans and glistening muscles that flexed and bulged like an offering to the gods as they forced thick, sticky tar into submission. Their jeans hung low on strong hips, gripping their powerful thighs like second skins and ending in scuffed and tarred work boots. What red-blooded woman didn’t get worked up over a gorgeous shirtless man in work boots?

Heaven help her, because she needed this distraction to take away her desire for Peter Lacroux, which went hand in hand with summers on the Cape and consumed her in the nine months they were apart. She zeroed in on one particularly handsome blond construction worker. His hair was nearly white, his jaw square and manly. She wanted to march right out to the middle of the road that split the earth between the restaurant and the beach and be manhandled into submission. Right there on the tar. Wrestled and groped until all thoughts of Pete evaporated.

“Wipe the drool from your chin, chica.” Amy Maples handed Jenna a margarita and, pointedly, a fresh napkin, as she settled into the chair across from her.  “Goodness, woman. What’s up with you this summer? I swear you’re in heat. I can practically smell your pheromones from over here.”
Jenna gulped her drink and righted her red bikini top, which was trying its hardest to relieve itself of her enormous breasts. Even her bikini top was ready for a man.  A real man. A man who craved her as much as she craved him.

Jenna reluctantly turned away from Testosterone Road and faced her best friends. The women she had spent her summers with here in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, for as long as she could remember and the women she hoped would help her through her most important summer ever.

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.

Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

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Addison Cole is giving away a $10
Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen to receive $10 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway ends midnight August 18.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on August 19.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!


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  1. I fell back asleep this morning and dreamed I was staying at a beachside cottage! I walked down to the beach and the waves were so powerful they left fish sticking halfway out of the sand dunes after they broke. Then some bears wandered by. What do you suppose this means?

  2. All of the books look fantastic.

  3. Sounds good putting it on my tbr list :)

  4. I'm sorry the book brought up such raw emotion, though I'm glad you were able to relate to Pete's struggles and the setting so well. Thank you so much for your honest review. I really appreciate it :-)


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