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I really liked this romance. This is the tenth book in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series but it works perfectly fine as a stand-alone. I have read just a few books in the series and had no trouble keeping up with this one. Addison Cole is the pen name that Melissa Foster uses for the sweeter versions of her books. Whispers at Seaside is the sweeter version of Seaside Whispers. Before trying an Addison Cole book, I had worried that it might feel overly tame and a little too PG for my tastes but there is still plenty of heat to be had in these stories even without detailed sex scenes.
This book is about Matt and Mira and I have to say that I really liked both of these characters right away. Matt is on sabbatical from his job as a professor at Princeton and wants to spend some of his time in Seaside with the bookkeeper that works for his father, Mira. Mira is a single mother to a bright little boy named Hegan. I loved how all three of these characters just seemed to fit together from the very start. Matt and Mira had excellent chemistry while Hegan and Matt bonded over several projects that Hegan proudly called “guy stuff”.
There really weren’t too many obstacles keeping these two apart. Matt’s time in Seaside is temporary but I felt like that was something that could be worked out from the start. I had a great time watching these three come together as a unit and I liked the fact that Mira’s son played such an important role in the story. Matt and Mira do get quite a few moments of time just to be together as adults and I thought that their connection felt very real.
Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are one of my favorite narrator pairs. I think that their voices really compliment each other well in this kind of audiobook and I was excited to see that they performed this book together. I thought that both narrators did a great job with all of the character voices and brought a lot of emotion and some heat to the story. I think that their talent really added to my overall enjoyment of the story.
I would recommend this book to others. I thought it was a really well-done romance with wonderful characters. I had such a good time watching these three make everything work and become a single unit. I plan to read more from Addison Cole very soon!
I received a copy of this audiobook from the author/publicist.
I really liked this romance. I thought that Matt and Mira were perfect together and Mira's son, Hegan, added a whole lot to the story. There was plenty of chemistry between Matt and Mira and no big obstacles to their relationship but it was still fun to watch it develop. The narrating pair of Andy Arndt and Sebastian York did a fabulous job with the story.
Like every other family the Bradens have experienced their share of heartache. What I love most about this family is that they never let the hard knocks affect the love they have for each other. In this ever growing family love is an endless commodity, whether by blood, marriage or friendship there's always more than enough to go around. In Unraveling the Truth About Love, Addison Cole celebrates that gift by inviting the whole family to join in the courtship of Riley and Josh. The road may be treacherous, but with a sturdy foundation and an open heart, beating the odds is a given. Especially in this family.
Our Sweet Destiny by Addison Cole Author (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens)
Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling.
"From feuding relatives to determined hearts, Cole spins a tale of broken dreams, new hope and fresh starts. Rex and Jade wrap themselves around the heart so intensely, it's hard to break free." ~ Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
"One of my favorite things is how strong Addison Coles women are. They stand their ground, push their men to do the right thing, and make choices for themselves. Jade is no exception and she helps Rex open his heart, making the right decisions where the two of them are concerned. Rex is a pureblood, rancher with strong family ties and it hurts him to be sneaking around behind his dad but love wins out every time in an Addison Cole book." ~ A Soccer Mom's Book Blog
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In OUR SWEET DESTINY…
After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and the son of the man her father has been feuding with for more than forty years comes to her rescue. She’s spent forever trying to deny her attraction to headstrong, too-handsome-for-his-own-good cowboy Rex Braden. The last thing she needs is that particular man complicating her life.
Fiercely loyal Rex Braden has never put anyone or anything before his family. Despite the irate family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, unleashing fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love—and causing the rebel in each of them to rear its powerful head.
Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained as Rex and Jade find out if true love really can conquer all.
Our Sweet Destiny is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Destined for Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.