Review: Secrets at Seaside by Addison Cole

Secrets at Seaside
(Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #5)
by Addison Cole

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.

This was just so sweet, as sweet as the beautiful Amy Maples.. Can’t help but sigh with her as she admires the apple of her eye from afar, the man she has always wanted to be with, Tony Black. They’d shared a lot of their summers in Seaside, friends since they were teens, with a world of their own that even their other friends weren’t able to take part of.

Together, they shared a secret of their past, the kind of secret nobody would want to hear, or maybe the kind of secret that they had to discuss in order to get the closure they so desperately need.

Since the first book in the Seaside Summers series, I knew that Amy Maples was different from the rest of her crew, and I loved that about her. A little insecure of herself, smart, sophisticated and a real good person, Amy was the glue that bound the Seaside girls connection. When her other three friends each had their own engagement rings, I couldn’t help but felt sad for Amy because I thought she wasn’t going to get her happily ever after.

But at the same time, I’ve always rooted for Tony Black to make Amy finally happy. I knew what they’d been through was rough and tumultuous, it was just a matter of time before they both realize that everything could be fixed if they’d only open their hearts.

Secrets at Seaside had been a sweet romantic read, something to be expected from the master romancer herself, Addison Cole!

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