Seized by Love at Seaside

Seized by Love at Seaside

by Addison Cole


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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 is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a spicier romance, pick up the steamy edition, Seized by Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.


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.


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Lovers at Seaside

Whispers at Seaside

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941480892
Publisher: World Literary Press
Publication date: 02/07/2018
Series: Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers , #7
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 562,282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Addison Cole is the sweet-romance pen name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. 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 Code Bay.

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Seized by Love at Seaside 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
pughtwins More than 1 year ago
Another great steamy sweet story by Ms. Cole. I really love this sweet with heat series, and fall in love with the characters more with each new book. I really want a Blue of my own, he says and does a few stupid things, but don't most men? Blue works through his issues with Lizzie's 'other' job, and proves that he is the right man for her. Lizzie is so sweet, and I would say at point to a fault. She will do anything he has to do to make sure those around her are cared for, including hiding very important parts of her life from those she loves. It made me really sad for Lizzie that she was so ashamed of her show. She made a decision, that many including her family wouldn't agree with, but she put herself through college, and is doing the same for her sister. I think she should be proud of the strong women she is, and hard decisions she made. Seized by Love at Seaside only made me want more of this sweet with heat series, I can't wait to see what's next.
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
I am so excited to be sharing with you Seized by Love at Seaside this is Addison Cole's latest release! I have enjoyed every single book in this sweet series so far and this one was not the exception. This is the story of Lizzy and Blue. I truly enjoyed how he is an open book when it comes to his feelings. While Lizzy is a strong independent woman who avoids Blue's flirting. Lizzy has a deep secret that no one, not even her sister knows. In this book we find out if Lizzy will let Blue into her heart. And if she does will her secret get between them? You'll have to read this sweet story to find out, I will say however that you will not be dissapointed. This is a very well written story that will keep you intrigued throughout.  If you like sweet love stories without the steamy bedroom scenes, this is a great book for you! I highly recommend the entire series, however this is also a great stand alone read. 
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I've been anticipating Blue's story and I wasn't disappointed. I loved Blue. He's dreamy book boyfriend material. Though he did have his stumbling moments. Lizzie is so strong and so caring. She's going on my top heroine list. I felt for her because she feels like no one can accept her secret and it's eating away at her. I loved the message of the book about accepting the people we love for who they are. Also to look below the surface because the truth is right there waiting to be seen. This book definitely delivered on the feels. Lizzie and Blue were so adorable together and the ending made me so happy. I would highly recommend this one.
Cowgirl2Fireman More than 1 year ago
A story of passion and learning beyond a guarded secret! Seized by Love at Seaside is a well-written book that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. This story is full of passion, heartbreak and plenty of romance. It is so easy to feel a connection to and like all of the characters. When I finished reading the book, I feel that the characters are friends, the next-door neighbor, and even family. This story shows you the ends that someone will go to for love. Even though Lizzie is hiding a secret from everyone she knows, she is doing it for a honorable reason. It is heartbreaking to see how the people she loves turns away from her when they find out the secret. But the toll that it takes on Lizzie becomes too much so she makes a choice and is the better for it despite the heart ache that it causes. Blue has to learn to accept what he can’t change or like and decide if he will let it stand in his path for love or find a way to live with it. Addison Cole does a wonderful job of weaving romance with humor and passion while adding in heartache that ends with the happy-ending that we come to expect. I know when I see her name on a book that it will be an entertaining and enjoyable book that I won’t be able to put down. Addison Cole definitely has a gift for writing spectacular stories! I have not been disappointed with a book yet! Definitely, an author that you will want to keep on the top of your go-to list. If you enjoy reading a sweet romance with a touch of humor, then you will thoroughly enjoy this book and the series. A truly captivating, emotional and heartwarming read.
LadyStephM More than 1 year ago
Lizzie is a flower shop owner, but since college, he learned how to make some extra cash to help her family, and her double life was born. Lizzie is your friendly Naked Baker, but she makes sure you'll never know. Anyone else in the mood for cupcakes? Who would have thought that baked goods could get any sweeter? That's right, the creative mind of Addison Cole. While Blue has eyes only for Lizzie, she shoots him down constantly and he doesn't understand why the attraction is clear. He finally has his shot, but when he learns of the Naked Baker, can they make things last. When faced with sharing someone you love with anyone else, you are blind to rational thought. It's a road of ups and downs, and a great read and break from any everyday monotony that you may be experiencing. *An advance copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes only, at my request, all opinions expressed are my own*
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
You know how much I love this series, so it makes me really sad to say that I didn't love this one. Mostly because Lizzie and all of the secrecy over her webcast, The Naked Baker. She was very dramatic about keeping it a secret from everyone, and that really didn't make sense to me. At least, not to the extent that she went. I get she didn't want to tell her parents, because I don't care how laid back your parents are or not... just no. But her best friend? Her sister? I think she would have told them at some point. I mean, seriously, why not? She wasn't really naked. All the bits were covered. ;-) I liked Blue though. He was steamy, and who knows? Maybe he would have waited for her a whole year. We got to see Sky a bit too. I love getting the updates on the other characters in this series. I feel attached to them all. The ARC of Seized by Love at Seaside by Addison Cole was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Lynn53 More than 1 year ago
Lizzie Barber is very resourceful but it’s starting to weight her down. She also feels guilty when it comes to secrets. But she shows that we do what we have to do in order to help others out. Blue Ryder really loves having an excuse to help a certain someone out. I’m afraid that I ended up with a book boyfriend crush. This makes me glad that he’s fictional because I think he’d have a lot of women knocking his door down. I’m afraid that I’ve developed an issue with this author as well as her alter ego – or vice versa. I’ve come to love both series and can’t say that I love one above the other. But I think that at some point, I’m going to read them side by side. I’ll read the sweet one first and then read the one with heat. And I’ll do this while down on the Cape – how could I not. I want the ambiance, I want the warm sea air, and I want to feel a part of this group of friends that shine in each book I read. I know – no more crushing but it’s hard not to when you’ve fallen in love with this group of people. You know they don’t exist but it feels as if they could. They have family members who could sound like ones that exist in your world. They have problems that anyone could have but in the end they all remain friends. They boost you up when you’re feeling down and no matter what by the end of their story you’ve forgotten your troubles, even if for a little while, and can end the day feeling a little lighter and with a smile on your face. And if I get a little giggle at the end than that’s just icing on the cake. Seeing a preview of my next read in the series also made my day. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine. I have read several of these books by Addison Cole (Melissa Foster) at this point, and each one I read seems to be better than the last one. Until these "sweet with heat" books emerged, I never had the opportunity to read anything by Melissa Foster because I typically eschew books that contain extended bedroom scenes. Every time I was invited to review one of her books, it was extremely difficult to not sign up in spite of my personal preferences. But since Melissa has given her readers this viable option, now I can read her delightfully romantic (and sensual stories). One point of caution: While this book has no bedroom scenes, sex is implied and discussed in general terms. There is no bad language, however. And I found that Melissa writes her romances so incredibly well that I didn't mind the suggestive scenes. In fact, truth be told, I was intrigued and enchanted by the sensual romance included in this book. But if any of this offends you, I strongly recommend that you skip this book. For the record, this is my favorite Addison Cole book to date! While the nature of Lizzie's podcast is potentially embarrassing (and even conceivably morally disturbing), I understood Lizzie's motivation, and I could not truly judge her. After all, though suggestive, her podcast is not illegal, and her business acumen is mind-boggling. This book was my introduction to Blue, and I simply adore this character! He was so authentic and down-to-earth, and those are the kinds of "heroes" I prefer. He has flaws, but his heart is always in the right place. And I would venture to say that his response to Lizzie's secret is exactly what would be expected, but the way he works through his emotions and prejudices is precisely what I would want from the male protagonist. Furthermore, the way in which he supports Lizzie is unbelievable! One of the things I sincerely appreciated in this book is that Melissa ensured that the characters actually TALKED! One of my main complaints with romance novels (and I have even pointed out this blemish in other books in her "Sweet with Heat" series) is that the couple attempts to solve all of their problems by going to bed. Now, while this does happen to a degree in these novels, and it's clear that Lizzie and Blue can't keep their hands off each other, they make a point to discuss the important things. I cannot tell you how much I relished that, and I hope to see more discussion happening in future romance stories! One other thing I admired is the fact that the plot is not tied up in a tidy little bow. All too often, romances are packed with sugar-sweet characters and storylines that always work out in spite of any potential issues, no matter how seemingly insurmountable. While I will not spoil the story, I applaud Melissa for not permitting the characters to have everything go their way. While I believe the characters will ultimately experience their "happily ever after," it's nice to see a little hiccup that is not resolved the way Lizzie and Blue want it to. Finally, I hope that a studio options this book for a movie very soon. I realize that is the "entertainment journalist" in me talking, but I believe this idea is fresh, contemporary, and the ideal story for a romantic comedy on film. I think with a few tweaks, any studio could adapt this story, and of all of Addison's books I hav
Jenthomason1109 More than 1 year ago
Oh my… Blue Ryder is now my book boyfriend forever. He’s such a sweetheart, romantic, creative, caring, thoughtful, and absolutely delicious. Don’t get me wrong, Lizzie’s character was great, but this one is all Blue… Anyway… Where was I? O.k., back to the overall novel, once again I fell in love with a Seaside novel and all of the fabulous things going on in Wellfleet. Rather than the usual cast of characters in the Seaside stories, the focus this time is on Blue and Lizzie, which of course includes Sky, Blue’s parents, and his brothers. As Blue continues with his flirting and Lizzie can no longer resist is charms, everything seems amazing and perfect between them. However, after learning Lizzie’s secret and that no one else on Earth knows about it but him, Blue struggles with the dishonesty, as well as, his own jealousy. I think Seized By Love at Seaside is by far the most dramatic and conflict-filled of this series – and it was wonderful. This is not a quick, easy, HEA read, but instead, the plot is full of ups and downs, emotions, and suspense that had me on the edge of my seat wondering if everything would turn out o.k. for Lizzie, and especially for Lizzie and Blue as a couple. Both Blue and Lizzie’s parents and siblings have a strong presence in their story, also adding to the complexity of the novel so that it wasn’t just about romance, but a variety of relationships with those that we love. Lizzie was a smart and strong character that stood her ground and held her head high despite others’ reactions which was absolutely magnetic. Blue and Lizzie complimented one another perfectly and I loved watching them (and Lizzie’s Dad) grow and become better people because of each other. I could carry on for days praising this one, but have absolutely nothing critical to say. Addison Cole has nailed it once again, and this is a definite must-read for contemporary romance fans!
_KatMar More than 1 year ago
Seized by Love at Seaside is a very sweet and enjoyable read. The characters are easy to fall in love with making this book a great addition to the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series. Lizzie isn't all that I expected her to be from reading the other Seaside stories. I had her pictured in my head as very sweet and almost innocent character. Lizzie is much more than I thought she would be. She's sweet and caring towards her friends, yet Lizzie has a naughty side to her I did not expect. Lizzie has a webcast called Naked Baker where she lets her seductive side play while staying classy. Blue Ryder is a character I've grown to love in the other Seaside stories. Blue seems like the fun, flirty, and perfect friend. He's very loyal, patient, and loving. I wish I had my own Blue. This book caught my interest from the start. It's a story that can easily be read in one sitting. The connection and the chemistry between the characters are obvious from the start and grow throughout the story. I received this book as an Advanced Reader's copy. I volunteered to leave my review. All opinions are my own.
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
A lot of readers might find Blue's constant pursuing of Lizzie "cute", "sweet" or "romantic" but honestly, I felt that if I were in Lizzie's shoes, I might feel a little stalked but she is very much into him as much as he was into her. Lizzie has a pretty big secret that she doesn't want discovered but Blue is extremely hard to resist! I really love the dedication that Lizzie has to making sure her little sister can finish school and be debt-free. That is the truest love in any sense but when Blue discovers her secret, is their love for one another able to survive? Even at the risk of losing him, Lizzie shows that she graciously earns the title as a strong, lead female. Blue has been hurt in the past and he knows that Lizzie is hiding something - when all is revealed, will Blue be able to accept it or will he be broken all over again? The way Blue and Lizzie interact remind me of real couples - it's not all sweet and roses. Life is real. It's messy and ugly at times. Only the truest of loves make it. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
BookMomto6 More than 1 year ago
Addison Cole has hit it out of the park again! I absolutely fall back in love with characters met in previous Sweet with Heat books when I pick up a new release. It's like coming home to visit old friends. Lizzie's alter ego, The Naked Baker, is person I would have liked to met. She is so different, yet in some basic ways so like Lizzie. The Naked Baker is driven. Lizzie is also driven. The Naked Baker knows what her viewer wants. Lizzie knows what her customers want when they come in P-town Petals. I am totally amazed no one made the connection - despite the blonde wig and glasses - between the two. Blue has always been a favorite of mine. I really thought he and Sky might have a more than friendship chance. I am not, though, disappointed in any way that Blue got together with Lizzie. Of course, they have some bumps to overcome but that is what makes this book so life-like. There is nothing that bothers me more than a romance that is smooth because, honestly, have we ever had one in real life? I think not. Pick up Addison Cole's new release, Seized by Love at Seaside,  and see what happens with Lizzie, Blue and others you may have read about previously. If this is your first Sweet with Heat book, do not worry. You can read it as a standalone but I doubt it will be the last Sweet with Heat you read. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
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.
Boaters92 More than 1 year ago
This is the story of Lizzie Barber and Blue Ryder. Lizzie grew up in a very conservative household. Her parents ran a bed and breakfast, and when Lizzie was in college, her parents had financial problems and couldn't help pay for her college tuition. Eventually Lizzie had a huge student loan and no real prospect of paying it off anytime in the near future. After some suggestions by a friend, Lizzie started a cooking webcast that she did entirely on her own. It wasn't your typical cooking show though. Because of the way Lizzie was raised, she felt completely ashamed of herself for doing the kind of show she did, but she was determined to pay off her loans and open her own flower shop. Through hard work and good business decisions, she was able to earn enough to do exactly what she wanted. Unfortunately, Lizzie has a younger sister who has just begun college and Lizzie is doing her best to keep her webcast going and save enough money to continue to pay for her sisters tuition so she can graduate without student loans hanging over her head. While Lizzie is tired of living her secret life, she is proud of herself for working hard and raising the money she has over the years. It's the one thing though that's keeping her from saying yes to Blue when he asks her out. She doesn't think anyone could understand why she does what she does. Blue has wanted to go out with Lizzie since the first time he met her. Unfortunately, she turned him down. Just like she has continued to do for the past year. They're still good friends though and he's working on remodeling her kitchen, so he's always around. One day, Blue finally wears Lizzie down, and she agrees to go out with him. Blue learned so much more about Lizzie and her giving heart, that he couldn't help falling for her. Until the day Lizzie tells him about her secret. Blue really struggled with it at first. But he cared too much about her to let her video webcast destroy what they had. This was such a great story. It had just enough heat and chemistry between the characters, but also showed the struggles some couples go through. The relationship wasn't all roses and sunshine. They faced real obstacles. Not just from her webcast, but also from her family. And Blue was human. He was a super sweet guy that didn't handle it well when Lizzie explained about her show, but quickly realized that it just a business and a means to an end. I enjoyed not only getting to know Lizzie and Blue, but also the rest of the characters in the book. I highly recommend this book. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
xtymom More than 1 year ago
Seized by love at Seaside, the first of the Ryder books is Blue and Lizzie’s story. We have met them briefly before this book and now it’s finally time for their story. It was great to get back to the Cape. I finished this book a few hours ago and I highly recommend it. What’s not to love about the 6’3”, dark haired, blue eyed, sexy, trustworthy, panty melting, craftsman, named Blue Ryder? He is the perfect match for the beautiful, creative, selfless, loving, florist and Naked Baker, Lizzie Barber. Lizzie has been turning Blue down each time he asked her on a date for a year. She is afraid that he will find out about her being the Naked Baker. Thankfully Blue doesn’t give up easily and Lizzie agrees to go on a date with him. Addison Cole is a wonderful writer; she once again draws you into her character’s lives. While reading this book my heart physically hurt at times for what they were going through. Oh, and I always knew I loved lists, but I love them even more now.
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
Addison Cole has another hit with Lizzie and Blue's story. Blue has continued to ask Lizzie out as she continues to turn him down. She's convinced herself she doesn't have the time as she works and does her secret webcast to help fund her little sister's education. When she finally does say yes, she see what she could have and struggles with telling Blue the truth. Sweet with Heat series is always good for laughs while tugging at your heart. Don't miss this latest book, you definitely won't be disappointed! I read an ARC and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.
beachy58 More than 1 year ago
*Seized by Love at Seaside* by Addison Cole is part of her Sweet with Heat Series. In this book we meet Lizzie Barber and Blue Ryder, two people who have been playing cat and mouse for about a year. Blue asks Lizzie out, but she refuses. It's not that she isn't attracted to him, because she really is! Lizzie refuses to date Blue because of a secret part-time job she has that enables her to earn extra money to keep her younger sister, Madison, in college. She is afraid that by getting close to Blue he will find out her secret and that is not something she wants to happen. Blue is persistent and continues to ask her out, until Lizzie finally agrees, but she tell him - they can go out as friends. However, Blue wants more than friendship with her as he plans to make Lizzie his. However, along the way to romance, there are stumbling blocks the largest being the secret that Lizzie is hiding from Blue. With her usual witty writing, Addison brings us through the ups and downs of our darling Lizzie and charming Blue. She keeps us wondering; will Lizzie tell Blue about her secret job? Will he accept it or will he walk away? To find out where Addison leads Lizzie and Blue, you need to read *Seized by Love at Seaside!* One hint, to fully enjoy the book, read it while having a cup of tea and a freshly baked cupcake! ❤ I received a complimentary copy of *Seized by Love at Seaside* for an honest review.
reviewsbycat More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars SEIZED BY LOVE AT SEASIDE by Addison Cole is a sweet, heartwarming tale that was a pleasure to read. Lizzie and Blue are two characters that stole my heart. Lizzie is sweet and kind, and, despite keeping a pretty big secret from Blue, is the type of person that deserves love and happiness. Blue, well, what can I say but Book Boyfriend! He's uber-sexy because he is just the nicest guy ever! There was only one slight thing that I didn't absolutely love about this story and that had to do with the plot - the secret Lizzie keeps. Secrets aren't one of my favorite story lines but Ms. Cole still managed to bring it all together in a way that made me cheer and make me forget that I don't like secrets! Ms. Cole certainly held my heart and mind throughout the tale. I found the story to be filled with laughter and joy along with some sadness and tears. Overall, it's a wonderful tale that fills the heart with joy and an overall feel good feeling. (received ARC for honest review)
Grinandstampit1 More than 1 year ago
DBergs More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** Seized by Love at Seaside continues the Seaside saga with the next Seaside couple, Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber. While Blue has been trying to convince Lizzie to date him for over a year, Lizzie has been holding him at bay due to a large secret that she is holding close - so close that NO ONE knows about it. The struggle that Lizzie goes through as she finally lets herself go and starts a relationship with Blue - only to have it blow up in her face when Blue finds out about it - is a struggle that so many individuals have on a smaller scale. The way the book is written, the reader cannot help but fall in love with Lizzie and go through her struggle with her. While I understand where Lizzie is coming from about not accepting monetary help from Blue, my hope is that as their relationship progresses (beyond the book), she will come to accept his help and let go of the part of herself that on some level she will always be embarrassed about. Couples help each other and although their love is new, my hope is that Lizzie will see that Blue is just there to support her, not to "fix" her. Overall, this was a great book which showcased how two people can come together and get past their differences to create a magical happily ever after. I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Tours. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
DHampton1230 More than 1 year ago
Lizzie worked hard for everything she has and everything she wanted, but has this cost her, her social life and a chance for love? Blue, all he wants is Lizzie and will do anything to get her, but can Blue accept Lizzie after secrets come to light. Addison wraps you up In a swoon worthy bubble were taking chances and believing in yourself and others shine through, the chemistry between the characters sizzle and the story flows with ease.
Melody-19 More than 1 year ago
I WANT ME A BLUE!! Good grief! Are there any men like this one and, if so, where could I find one? This was an adorably sweet book and I loved every minute of it. Blue Ryder, a builder, and remodeler from a family of eight, has been interested in Lizzie Barber for a year and has asked her out repeatedly. He hasn't had a serious relationship since he was eighteen and walked in on his then-girlfriend bumping boots with another man. He lost his faith in women and hasn't been seriously involved with one since, keeping his heart safe for many years. Although Lizzy would love to go out with him she turns him down each and every time he asks...until she wasn’t strong enough to resist him any longer. Blue treated her beautifully and fell for her quickly as she did him. They seemed to be the perfect match. Blue knew exactly what he wanted and knew from the day he met her that she was the one. Now if only she gave him a chance. What a man! Lizzy Barber has had her eye and heart on Blue Ryder since she met him one year ago at a friend’s wedding. She thinks he is one of the best men she’s ever known but she has a secret that will surely threaten their relationship, one she doesn't believe any man could or would accept. She owns a florist shop and it does well but she had a mountain of school debt throughout her time at university and she had to try and make it financially on her own when her father became ill. After paying off her college loans her goal was to save enough to open her floral shop without debt. At night, twice a week since she was a college sophomore, she secretly hosts the 'Naked Baker' webcast which she has monetized, wearing an apron and heels. (She is not naked and keeps her angles to the camera as such that nothing shows but as she bakes she very sexily seduces the camera, ergo the men who are watching.) She thought as soon as her business debt was paid off she would be finished with that part of her life and she could move on, except her father was still unable to work much because of his health. Lizzy certainly didn't want her younger sister to struggle and worry how she would pay her own way through college. It also concerned Lizzy what her sister might turn to in order to earn enough for her schooling. Lizzy decided she would keep on with the 'Naked Baker' until her sister graduates but when she fesses up to Blue he does not react well at all. He is so hurt and feels she set out to deceive him to some degree. I definitely recommend this book. I read it twice in two days!
Booklvr78 More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in this series so far and this is now my favorite!!! The connection between Blue and Lizzie is absolutely amazing. I can feel their sparks from their first kiss as you it was occurring on the pages. Blue was so cautious making sure not to push Lizzie. Blue is absolutely amazing. How Addison writes his scenes after finding out Lizzie is Naked Baker was so sweet. Going through all the normal emotions that someone would go through with that revelation. But how he goes forward in his support of her and working through all the ups and downs around that webcast was truly amazing. He really helps her to come to grips with all of her true emotions surrounding the years of doing this webcast and Lizzie’s true unselfish manners to help everyone around her. I loved that the characters were so true in their actions to the situation. It could not have been written any better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“I want happy, not easy, and I know we can have that together “ Blue Ryder is everything Lizzie wants in a man; he is loyal, trusty and very sexy. But, she won’t fall to the temptation; she needs to keep her life in order first. She needs to focus on her business, her sister’s tuition and her secret; her very sexy dirty little secret that keeps her too busy for a love life. Blue has been trying for a long time to seduce the cute little flower shop owner. He set his mind on Lizzie even thou she only sees him as a dear friend but he believes in following his guts and his heart so he won’t stop until she agrees to give them a chance. Lizzie feels torn between her strong feelings for Blue and her own complicated life. She’s terrified that the only man she loves will turn away if he ever discovers the truth, worried that it would be too big for Blue to handle. If there is one thing Blue is afraid of is to be hurt all over again; took him years to finally find a woman he could love and trust but what Lizzie hides behind closed doors might change it all. When love is so strong that you stand by something that goes against your beliefs just so you won’t lose the one person that owns your heart……The situation between them tests everything Blue had always believed about love and loyalty. She cares so much about her sister that she would do anything to provide for her and protect her. I love Addison’s stories; they are always filled with different emotions and I love to feel conflicted , in love, sad or happy along with her characters. I had to close my book a few times because I was getting frustrated with Lizzie and I wanted to shake her up to make her realize things and I LOVE IT ! Can’t wait for her next book !
Mommysuz8 More than 1 year ago
I loved, loved, loved Blue!!!!!! Lizzie is a strong willed lady that will do anything for her little sister. It took Lizzie a year before she decided to date Blue but once she did it was magic. As always Addison Cole did not disappoint, she writes the sweetest books.