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review 2018-10-08 00:05
Lovers at Seaside by Addison Cole
Lovers at Seaside - Lucy Rivers,Aiden Snow,Addison Cole

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I liked this one but it wasn't a story that really stood out to me. This is the ninth book in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series but it reads perfectly fine as a stand-alone while readers of the series will enjoy checking in with some of the characters from earlier books. I found this quick and pleasant read and liked the chemistry between the characters.

Parker is an actress taking some much needed alone time after the loss of her good friend and mentor. Her friend, Bert, was like family to her and she now feels alone in the world. Grayson is an artist who has been working on a project for Parker for the past several months. Grayson finds Parker drunk and wants to help her put the pieces back together. Add in Parker's adorable dog, Christmas, and things are looking up.

I liked Parker and Grayson together and I found their relationship to quite authentic. I thought that they had some great chemistry with each other and connected well from the very start. I really didn't see any obstacles to their relationship and honestly, things went really smoothly with the exception of a quick hiccup at the end of the book. In some ways, I would have like to see a bit more drama between these two characters.

This book is narrated by Lucy Rivers and Aiden Snow and it was my first experience with both of their work. I did prefer Aiden Snow's performance in this book and would find that I was a bit disappointed when the narration would change at times. I thought that Lucy Rivers also did a fine job with the story but I found her narration to be somewhat monotonous at times.

I do think that a lot of readers will enjoy this one a bit more than I did. I thought that the characters were very well done but I wish that the book had just a bit more drama to hold my attention.

I received a copy of this audiobook from the author / publicist.

Initial Thoughts
I am somewhere between 3 and fours stars right now. I am going to take a few days before I settle on a final rating. This was good but nothing really stood out to me. There wasn't a lot of conflict and the mystery at the end was very predictable. I did find that I enjoyed Aiden Snow's narration much more than the performance by Lucy Rivers.

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text 2018-10-03 23:17
Conflicted
Conflicted - Katze Snow

Annoyed. DNF at 45%

 

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text 2018-10-03 23:15
Reading progress update: I've read 45%.
Conflicted - Katze Snow

The boy who, so far, had proven to be a troublesome subject. It had been years since Gabriel experienced difficulty breaking in his new subject.

 

I can’t with this book. I’m annoyed to no end. This is beyond stupid. Gabriel fucked up. No wonder you can’t break him properly. Not to mention you’ve done NOTHING to try to break or train him. Where is Nik when you need him. 

 

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text 2018-10-03 18:43
Reading progress update: I've read 43%.
Conflicted - Katze Snow

 

I’m so frustrated. I’ll give this 10 more %. What a mess of a book and so far from the brilliance of Flesh Cartel it’s not even funny. 

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text 2018-10-02 22:03
Reading progress update: I've read 14%.
Conflicted - Katze Snow

Kinda surprised that at 14% nothing yet has happened.  My mind is corrupted.  Get on with this already!!

 

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