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Blog Tour: Secrets at Seaside by Addison Cole

Dive into the Newest Sweet with Heat Romance!
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #5
Addison Cole
Releasing Oct 25, 2017

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.

Secrets at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Secrets by Melissa Foster.

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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.

Visit Addison on her website or chat with her on social media. Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Book Review: Holly Lane by JB Morgan


Hollie + Layne = One trip. One week. One chance meeting that they’ll never forget. Two hearts. Two different places, and one event that could change it all.

Hollie goes off on her senior class trip with her best friends expecting some fun in the sun before starting life after high school. She didn’t expect to meet Layne.

Layne is stationed in Hawaii, anticipating his next deployment. He doesn’t expect to meet a girl that will change his life.

This Christmas, take a stroll down Holly Lane where you’ll discover the unique journey of friendships, a town full of holiday joy, and the healing power of love. 

Note: This is not a heavy book. It’s light, has swoony romance, filled with humor and great friendships with some holiday magic thrown in. 

My Review

I’ve been thinking of what I was going to say in this review for a few days now,  and I’m still struggling to find the right words. Holly Lane is the debut novel for author JB Morgan and is a clean, refreshing romance novel. 

Holly Lane follows the story of Hollie and Layne. Hollie goes to Hawaii on her senior trip. Her last hoorah with her girlfriends before everyone goes away to college.  What she doesn’t anticipate is meeting Layne…..Layne is stationed in Hawaii and is enjoying some R&R before his next deployment.  What he doesn’t expect to have his dream girl crash into his life…….

From the moment I started reading Holly Lane, I knew I was reading something special. I immediately fell in love and connected with the characters. Even the side characters are ones that you don’t want to miss!

Hollie, I loved how good of friend she was and how she was always looking out for others. She was so adorable. The “mom” of the group and awkward . I loved getting to know her and seeing her “crash” into Layne’s life 🙂

Layne……what can I say about Layne??? He is the definition of swoon.

“Hollie, I’ve been waiting to tell you how much I love you until this special day. It’s the staying kind, sweetheart. As long as I walk and breathe on this Earth, you will always be mine. You own my heart and soul, and I want you to know that you are always with me in my heart, no matter what comes our way”

His character was mature, funny and at times dorky. There were so many times that I found myself laughing so hard because, I just couldn’t believe some of the things that he would say. And I think those little dorky things are what made him feel real. It was so refreshing to read a story about a good guy who knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to take risks.  He was the perfect balance for Hollie. He made her take risks and live life for herself.

I really enjoyed the time that Hollie and Layne spent together in Hawaii. So many funny things happened during that week and  I LOVEDLOVED watching them fall in love. I was so sad when their time together would come to an end. My heart broke right along with Hollie. I was rooting so hard for them to be able to make a long-distance relationship work…..

I don’t want to say anything else because I don’t want to spoil the story. But, I will say this: the story is amazing. I laughed,  I cried, I swooned-boy did SWOOON!! I felt so many emotions while reading this book and had the biggest smile on my face when I got to the end. 

If you are looking for a clean, sweet, swoon-worthy romance; you will not be disappointed. This story is light, heartwarming with some angst and good romance. Holly Lane is a great story of first love, the power to overcome tough times and real, true love. And JB Morgan did an amazing job of staying true to her characters. I don’t know what else to say other than I loved it! I’m looking forward to reading more from J.B. Morgan in the future.

Before I leave, I will leave you with a few of my favorite quotes:

My Dearest Hollie,

Saying hello to you was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I never want to say goodbye. Missing you like crazy.


“My gift to you this year, sweetheart, is me” He slightly changes the words. “I’m the forever kind sweetheart. There will never be and end with me as long as I walk and breathe on this earth. I didn’t want to leave you, believe me, but life throws some wicked curve balls that knocked me out of the game for a while”

*An ARC copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review*

*Teaser Credit: Via Author’s FB Page

Release Day Blitz!!! Giveaway + Review – Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie



Anna’s life reads like a check list. 
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school paper (Check)
Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close she can taste it) 
Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list) 

Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him. 

Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her

Home is Where You Are was the type of book that immediately pulls you into an emotional connection with it. I’ve said before that I’m not really a crier, but within the first couple of chapters of this book I already had tears in my eyes. This is a sweet and emotional story about showing courage in the face of adversity and about how love rises above all social barriers.

Dean has been living rough of the streets for years now and has learned to depend on only himself. He trusts no one and carefully guards himself against others, even those who show him kindness. 
Anna’s family were torn about by a life changing event and now Anna spends most of her days working to maintain her perfect grades and fulfill her goal in life of getting into the ‘right’ college. However, she is desperately lonely and only the love of her best friend and her desire to achieve keep her going. 
When Anna and Dean meet at the soup kitchen where Anna is volunteering, they have an immediate connection. They fight it but their pull towards each other is undeniable and eventually they embark on a journey full of heartbreak, hope and love. 


Anna and Dean had the sweetest connection. Their romance was gorgeous, but the thing I loved most about them was their HOPE. They showed amazing strength and resilience in the face of life’s challenges. They definitely had their ups and downs and their moments of doubt but they managed to work things out and together helped to make a better life for Dean.

“There are a few stories where kids have been able to turn their lives around, but the luck shit is once in a blue moon. And my moon has been black for so long its practically dead.”

The supporting characters in this book were wonderful. However, I can’t help wishing we got to explore Deans relationship with fellow street kid, Wanda, a little more. They were both complicated characters but in spite of their issues they were willing to attempt a friendship. Knowing a little more about the dynamics of their friendship would have added a different angle and level of depth to this story.

I absolutely can NOT write this review without giving a little shout out to my favourite character, Marv. What an amazing man. He cared about Dean when it seemed as though no one else in the world did. If only there were more people like Marv around, this world would be a better place.

“You think I don’t lie awake at night, wondering if you got into the Y?” Marv stands, forcing the chair back with his legs. “You don’t think I care if you’re freezing your ass off out there? If you have enough to eat. Terrified that you might not make it through the night.” Tears build in Marv’s eyes. “Because I do. Every damn night.”

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. It was original and heartfelt, and kept me glued to the pages. I am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Tessa Marie lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long 
time boyfriend and their fish. Under her real name, Theresa Paolo, she released her 
debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) 
and (ONCE) AGAIN released this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon 
SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series. She has a hard time accepting the fact 
she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her 
life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 
Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, 
reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.