Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.
Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.
Hold on to your hat for Violet’s fun, flirty, and romantic love story! Lizza is up to her old tricks again, and Violet is in for the surprise of a lifetime!
Two years ago Violet Vancroft was a nomadic artist who never wanted to put down roots and Andre Shaw was a prominent Boston physician whose roots ran too deep to unearth. Their love didn’t stand a chance—or at least that’s what Violet believed when she received a plea for help from the sister she’d never really known—so she snuck away like a thief in the night.
Now Andre travels the world setting up new medical clinics, and Violet has finally found the family she’d always craved and the roots she’d never known she wanted. When their paths cross unexpectedly, it’s not the reunion either one imagined. But they’ve never stopped loving each other, and after the dust of anger and hurt settles, passion ignites even hotter than before. As the end to Andre’s time at the Cape nears, reality sets in, leaving them no closer to a future than they were before. Violet and Andre are forced to dig deep to discover if they’re destined to live apart forever or if true love really can conquer all.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Addison Cole’s Sweet Escape at Bayside! I have to start by mentioning the amazing, beautiful cover that seems to perfectly capture Violet. Love it.
Anyway, this is the “sweeter” version of Violet and Andre’s story Bayside Escape, by Melissa Foster, and I was so excited to finally get Violet’s story! We first met Violet when Desiree and Rick met in Bayside Desires and I have loved her character since the beginning. This time, the day of Desiree and Rick’s wedding has arrived and they plan to be gone a while for their honeymoon. Initially thinking that their mother, Lizza, isn’t going to show up, she eventually walks in with a much-younger man as her plus one and he just happens to be Violet’s one true love – Andre. After meeting and falling in love in Ghana, Violet left abruptly thinking she could never fit into Andre’s life as a physician in Boston, but she quickly learns that not only was she wrong, Andre has made major changes in his life that has her wondering if just maybe it could work.
Violet is such an amazing character! With her dark hair, head-to-toe tats, surprising commentary, and her motorcycle she seems so tough and almost harsh at times. She tells it like it is, showing little emotion, even when in the company of those she feels closest to. Yet, beneath that tough exterior lies a woman with an enormous heart that volunteers with sick children and would truly do anything for anyone.
I have to admit that I struggled with Andre at first, simply because of how he appeared in the story. However, once all was clarified regarding how he ended up there and how he truly felt about Violet, I became putty in his hands.
A lot of this story revolves about Violet’s severe need for privacy and how she keeps so much of her life to herself. Part of it deals with her not wanting thanks or a pat on the back for good deeds done, but another part was in regards to her separate groups of friends. Being someone that has always been friends with a huge variety of people, I wasn’t clear on why it was such an issue to keep things separate. However, it was obvious that she felt tremendous relief and contentment once everyone knew about everything else.
Sweet Escape at Bayside is full of emotion, love, giving without expectations, and the true meaning of friends and family. This was an incredible second-chance romance and as always, Addison Cole has blown me away with one of her books. I highly recommend this one!
About SWEET WITH HEAT novels…
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the award-winning Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language. Full of humor, heart, and satisfying happily ever afters, Sweet with Heat novels are perfect beach reads.
SWEET WITH HEAT: BAYSIDE SUMMERS SERIES
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“Addison Cole’s stories are the perfect blend of sizzle and sweet. You won’t be able to stop reading.” – New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne
“Romance, fun, emotions, and happily ever afters that will warm your heart, Addison Cole writes charming and unforgettable stories about real people and love in its most wonderfully moving forms.” – New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke
“Addison Cole has created characters you’ll fall in love with and a seaside world you’ll never want to leave.” – USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston
“An absolute treat to read and cannot wait for more from Addison Cole.” ~ New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett (aka Juliette Poe, on “Read, Write, Love at Seaside”)
More from Addison Cole!
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 fun, you’ll be begging to enter their circle of friends!
Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers
Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.
Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens
Discover the magic of Addison Cole’s big-family romances with Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens, featuring fiercely loyal heroes and smart, sassy heroines set in small towns and the big city.
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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.
Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.
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Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.
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