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Summary

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 easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!

Seized by Love at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel, Seized by Love (The Ryders). The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

In Seized by Love at Seaside....

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister's education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she's put her social life on hold until her sister's education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie when he met her a year ago, and he hasn't been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he's extended - Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie's kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie's life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie's secret is revealed and the safe bubble she's hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

©2018 Melissa Foster (P)2018 Melissa Foster

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LOVED, LOVED, LOVED!!!

Oh sweet Blue, I knew there was a reason it was my favourite colour ;)

Blue is a man after my own heart, he is loyal, loving, caring and madly in love with Lizzie.

Lizzie loves Blue but holds back and he does not understand why and when the reason comes to light it's a case of can there love overcome anything?

Addison has done it again, I can't seem to stop listening to her books and I don't ever want to. I cannot wait for the next audiobook, it's heavily anticipated.

Another 5* read/listen!!!

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Fall in love with Blue Ryder

I loved this story. Blue Ryder has been trying to get Lizzie Barber to go out with him for over a year. She has been resisting as she has a secret that she has never shared with anyone. While Blue is fixing her kitchen he asks Lizzie for a date, she finally says yes. She sees that there is a life outside her secret, it also reminds her that she needs to come clean with Blue. When he finds out she is the Naked Baker he cant hide his feelings.
Lizzie then tells her best friend Skye and then her family. Her father stops talking to her. When all seems lost Blue comes back, he cant live without Lizzie. Blue is my new hero. Look forward to seeing more of him and Lizzie in upcoming books. Great narration.

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Another sweet story to escape in.

We've met Blue on and off for a while now at Seaside and it is great to see him getting his own story.

Since meeting Lizzie, Blue Ryder has not stopped thinking about her. He's been friends and tried to get close over time, but to no avail. Blue gets turned down by Lizzie regularly and is at a loss as to why. He takes on the job of renovating her kitchen in the hope it will bring them closer together. He has had his heart broken in the past, and he hopes that Lizzie wouldn't do that to him.

Lizzie runs a successful flower shop, but to help pay for her younger sisters college education, Lizzie has had to come up with other means of making money. Her idea, The Naked Baker, is a huge success and with her business skills, Lizzie ensures that her sister has all the help she needs for college. However, Lizzie has paid a price. She has decided to put her social life on hold as she doesn't think she can let people into her life until she can stop the webcast.

The status quo is rocked by a powerful kiss one night, and everything changes, bubbles burst and secrets are revealed. Will love be enough to put it all back together?

This is yet again written so sweetly, that you cannot help but fall in love yourself. If you want a place to escape to, I cannot recommend Seaside enough.

Melissa Moran narrates this story beautifully, and makes it so easy to listen too. I love listening to my favourite authors, as it means I can listen while I'm supposed to be working or they make car journeys so much more fun! If you haven't tried an audio book, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Jan M
  • 02-07-18

So Much Love!

Addison Cole wrote a clean and captivating story with this book. I love it when an author allows the listen's imagination to take over for scenes behind closed doors. The premise of the Naked Baker was great. I love how selfless Lizzie was to provide her sister with the education she wanted. The relationship of Blue and Lizzie was one of friends to lovers, which is a favorite genre of mine. I loved Blue's pursuit of Lizzie. Lizzie had much to deal with in this book, her parental approval/disapproval was huge motivation for her to succeed. Melissa Moran performed the book beautifully with her eloquent narration and appropriate emotions. Love is the recurring theme in this book, and one feels good listening. The added humor in the story was great. I loved the friends help around the cabin.

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  • Angie M.
  • 08-01-19

Persistence for the win!

The build up between Lizzie and Blue has been simmering for over a year. It’s time to take these two beyond the threshold and into each others’ lives. Blue has been asking Lizzie out even though she repeatedly says no. They eventually get to the point where no just isn’t possible.

Lizzie has secrets that she is keeping from both her friends and her family. How will Blue and others close to her react to this?

I enjoyed listening as Lizzie and Blue pushed beyond their boundaries. Watching them both work toward a common goal was magic in the making!

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  • Essentially Bookish
  • 25-12-18

Even better a second or third time.

I've read this book a few times, I've lost count how many times I've read this and I will say it gets better every time. Only difference is that I was able to experiance it though audiobook and it was a whole lot better. Sometimes while reading I tend to skim over things and not notice but was able to focus on what's being read a heck of alot more. I think the women Melissa Moran was nicely chosen for reading this book and series.

As for the book it's no surprise that I really enjoyed it I mean why else would I read the book multiple times? I loved how loving, thoughtful and resorceful Lizzie was. She put her love life on hold while doing the web show that's helping her achieve her goal of running a flower shop and help pay for her sister's education. I loved how patient and caring he was he liked Lizzie so much and didn't give up on her and again it was interesting to see how they both handled things when secrets were spilled. Leaving the readers to question is what they have enough to look past Lizzie webcast. Then there's the whole breaking the news to everyone she knows about this baking thing everyone is obviously have different reactions. Overall this is a pretty great book and I really enjoyed it. Definatly would recommend that you readers check it out but as an audiobook as well. Liked that I was about to follow along with the book paired with it.

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  • Kimberly Dawn
  • 22-11-18

Enjoyable story...

Seized by Love at Seaside is the seventh book in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series. Lizzie and Blue have known each other for a year. And from day one Blue has known Lizzie is it for him, but convincing her of that is not so easy. Lizzie has a secret and that secret is what has been keeping her from accepting Blue’s invitations. Will she be able to keep turning him down? Or will Blue wear her down and convince her to accept? This was a fun and enjoyable book. I really enjoyed the narrator as well. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Lindsay C
  • 22-11-18

Choosing Love ISN'T Always Easy ...

I was given the opportunity to listen to Seized by Love on Audiobook and oh my goodness am I in love. Melissa Moran truly brought this love story to LIFE.

Last time you encountered a problem, how did you choose to attack it?
Well, in this case Lizzie Barber had one problem, money. Lizzie fortunately knows that she has a few amazing skills that she can put to use in order to resolve her money issues. The result the Naked Baker. While Lizzie is proud of her ability to resolve her financial struggles at the same time she is terrified of anyone knowing of what she does in her personal time. For a long time she could keep men at bay and in turn keep this "naked baker" side of her covered. That is, until she meets Blue Ryder. Blue is the one that truly gets Lizzie to open up and be her true self.

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  • Michelle Pierce
  • 12-11-18

Love Lizzie and Blue!

I always enjoy Addison Cole’s books. In this book, we get to meet and spend time with Lizzie Barber and Blue Ryder. These two are amazing people all on their own and they are always going above and beyond for their families and others especially Lizzie. They have an amazing friendship and Blue wants to take that friendship into a relationship however he’s been hurt in the past and Lizzie has a secret that she is afraid to share with Blue much less her family and best friend Sky. However they decide to take a chance and as they become closer, Lizzie decides to share her secret with Blue. Blue feels as though she is like his ex and they have to work to keep what they’ve worked so hard for. I appreciated that Blue was willing to sit down and talk to Lizzie about the situation and that he even went as far as trying to mend fences between Lizzie and her father. I was rooting for these two the entire time. Blue and Lizzie are definitely an amazing couple and I’m glad that they navigated their roadblocks to become a stronger couple. I listened to this audio book narrated by Melissa Moran. I feel like she always does such a great job narrating Addison Cole's books and is very consistent with voicing all the different characters we meet when we listen.

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  • DAB
  • 06-11-18

One small problem for me

Blue Ryder has been Sky Lacroux's plus one for the past couple of books but now that she found her love, I am so excited he now gets a book of his own. He is such a sweetheart, I want him to find his happily ever after. Blue has been smitten with Lizzie since she was the florist for the Seaside girls wedding a year ago. The chemistry & heat between Lizzie and Blue is unbelievable but Lizzie has a secret that keeps her from having a relationship but Joe is determined. They have some issues to overcome. Will they be able to get their HEA?

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it, however, the one small problem was that I was disappointed that not everything worked out for the lead couple. I know not everything works out in real life, but I’m one of those people that reads these novels for everything to be sunshine & happiness when they are done.

The narrator, Melissa Moran did an awesome job bringing the story to life. Her voice inflections were amazing, I had no problem differentiating each character even though there were so many different people to voice.


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  • Geri Grinstead
  • 06-11-18

Seized by Love at Seaside - Audiobook

This audiobook is so filled with emotion and passion and it clearly shows through the narration by Melissa Moran. I loved the relationship between Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber. Blue is remodeling Lizzie’s kitchen and had been asking her out for over a year without success. But a casual non-date on the beach starts the ball rolling. As Blue and Lizzie spend time together love blooms. But there is a reason Lizzie didn’t want to date. Once she shares her secret with Blue they must fight to be together. Addison Cole once again has written a book that I could not put down. So much passion is a part of this story without being graphic. This is truly a sweet with heat book. Kudos to Addison Cole.

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  • Charlotte Lynn
  • 19-10-18

Blue and Lizze

Oh, Melissa Moran, you are the perfect narrator for the Sweet with Heat series by Addison Cole. The tone, the cadence, and the emotion in your voice are wonderful. I feel the characters coming to life as I listen to a story that I already loved from reading. It was easy to connect with the characters using Melissa Moran’s storytelling talent. I look forward to listening to more of her narrations.
Blue and Lizzie are meant to be together. They have been circling each other, teasing each other, and loving each other for a year yet Lizzie refuses to date Blue. Together they make sense, they even each other out, they protect each other, and they belong together.

I have been curious about Blue since he was first introduced as a character in Seaside. When he met Lizzie he knew instantly that he wanted to know her better but he had his work cut out for him to win her over. I loved his persistence. He dealt with being put in the friend zone by Lizzie yet never gave up hope that she would come around to his way of thinking. There were a few times that I didn’t love Blue’s reaction to Lizzie’s life decisions but he managed to redeem himself, to prove that he was deserving of loving Lizzie.

Lizzie has a secret and it is a big one. I liked that this secret was something that proved how giving, open hearted, and loving she was. While Lizzie struggled with this secret and knew that it could cause problems in her life with a boyfriend, her friends, and her family she wasn’t willing to give it up or share it just to make her life easier. Even when the secret comes out she stays strong to herself.


Seized by Love at Seaside is part of the Sweet with Heat: Summer Series by Addison Cole. The books are fun, loving, and sweet without the language and the explicit scenes. I find myself devouring them and anxious for more from Addison Cole. I recommend picking up your copy and enjoying these wonderful and fun characters.

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  • Susan D
  • 18-10-18

Just the Right Amount of "Sweet with Heat"

First, and foremost, I am in love with Blue. He is so sexy and sweet - what a perfect combination. Then, there is Lizzie. He has been asking her out for a year, and she kept saying no. I would think her crazy, but she isn't. She just has a big secret. "Do you think you always have to be one hundred percent honest with the person you love? Even if it might hurt him and someone else in the long run?" This is a wonderful story, with just the right amount of "Sweet with Heat".

I enjoyed reading this book so much, I also listened to it, so I could experience Lizzie and Blue again. Listening to the always oustanding narrator, Melissa Moran, added another plus to this five star book. I very, very highly recommend this book.