Secrets at Seaside

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Secrets at Seaside

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Secrets

I will confess that I am growing tired of the constant plots repeating within contemporary romances by authors. “Secrets at Seaside,” is yet another example of a failed second chance romance attempt that just did not have the proper foundation for an outstanding romance. To be fair I have read the last five novels in the author’s, Addison Cole’s, “Seaside Summers” series and this is the first book I have not liked.

My biggest dilemma with this book is the fact that I feel like I am just repeating the same old romance with new characters. I am so ready for something new and exciting and this novel was just too plain for me. The character were a bit off as well. First, there was Amy who has spent her whole life thinking about her first love Tony, who just happens to be the hero within the book. I felt like Amy was far more into Tony than he was into her. Amy was a little on the pushy side as she chased after Tony while reliving almost every single moment of her past throughout the book.

With Tony, I felt like he kind of sympathized with Amy more than he actually was in love with her. Tony had this carefree, surfer attitude that did not lead me to believe that he was capable of an HEA-ending with a girl like Amy who was far more concerned with her own life as well as the true definitions of her emotions.

I do want to point that this book is a cleaner read but the expense was certainly the romance itself and I wasn’t too thrilled with the idea. Yet, I will continue to read this series for the next couple of books before I make a final descision regarding my own reading.

Book Blurb for Secrets at Seaside

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 Secrets. 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.


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.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2017 3.00