This book is the fourth in Addison Cole’s Sweet With Heat Bayside series. In Sweet Passions at Bayside, we saw Desiree find love despite her troubled upbringing. In this book, her sister Violet gets her chance at romance.
We met Violet in the other Bayside books. She is strong, bold and unconventional. However, there is a softer side that she keeps secret.
Sweet Escape at Bayside starts with the wedding of Desiree and Rick. The wedding is delayed while they wait for the arrival of their mum Lizza who INFURIATED me in the last book with her selfish behaviour.
Finally Lizza arrives with a date in tow who just happens to be the man that Violet fell in love with then abandoned to return home becasue her mother had said Desiree was ill.
Thankfully, it is just a misunderstanding and Violet and Andre soon pick up their relationship. However, the prospect of a long distance relationship looms…
I loved reading about the sweet side to Violet. There is a lot of emotion in this book and the theme of loss comes through strongly. There is grief for lost friends, a mourning of the childhood she and Desiree could have shared, and a sorrow for past mistakes. Along with that come the themes of love and hope, remembrance and change.
I enjoyed having a greater understanding of Lizza’s motives and believe she isn’t as selfish as she appears. I think that it is an important message for children that our parents want the best for us even when we can’t see what that is yet. We also need to learn to see our parents as people in their own right, recognise they can make mistakes and accept (and forgive) their choices.
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.
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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