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Dreaming at Seaside

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summer, Book 2
Narrated by: Melissa Moran
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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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!

Dreaming at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams. 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 Dreaming at Seaside....

Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his 14-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for - or even realized he was missing.

After 14 years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son - even Bella?

©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

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Love Bella and Caden

What do you get when you have a feisty mischievous woman, with a law abiding father of a teenage boy? You get Bella and Caden, along with Evan make for another good read from Addison. Bella is making a big change in her life, and Caden is trying to come to terms with the death of his partner in Boston. Then there is Evan who is trying to fit in with life on the Cape it makes for an interesting story.Then add in Bella's best friends and you have a good laugh along the way. Addison draws you and and it makes you want to be a seaside girl.

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Dreaming at Seaside.

Dreaming at Seaside is a beautifully sweet romance that centers around Bella Abbascia. Bella is at a turning point in her life, after a failed relationship, quitting her job, she escapes to Seaside in order to escape and attempt to rebuild her life.

The audio copy is narrated by Melissa Moran, who adds fun and excitement to this story in the way in which she portrays both Bella and Caden.

Bella is funny, tenacious and loves to play pranks, but behind the facade of her humor is a sensitive soul who has come to Seaside in order to escape. Caden Grant is a single father, who is desperately trying to do the right thing. When their paths cross due to a hilarious prank, their chemistry is off the chart.

The audiobook is fast-paced, clear and really captivates you as a listener. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this on the commute to work.

I would recommend to all readers who are maybe struggling to get through their reading lists, anyone wanting to give audiobooks a try, and for anyone who is a lover of romance.

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  • Xiaguan
  • 16-05-19

Caden and Bella

I love Addison Coles love stories. She makes life & love work so sweetly! Her audiobooks are fun to listen to. You can feel the emotional connection as it happens! Each one gets better and better! I look forward to the next Seaside story!

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  • Christine Matinale
  • 19-03-19

Wonderful, Sweet, Clean, Love Story!

This book was so much fun to read! Bella left her job to start over in Cape Cod where she spend her Summer's growing up. Cade is a police officer and single dad who saw is friend and partner get shot and killed and decided he has to move for his sons sake. This book is so delightful, I laughed so much, a charming, clean love story. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series so I can check in and see what's happening with the characters ! I also listened to the audible and hustled loved it!

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  • tmflick
  • 13-02-19

Wonderful story

What another great book by Addison Cole! Bella is such a fun loving spunky girl that you can't not love! It was enjoyable to see how Cade and Bella's relationship grew. I definitely love this new series!
I loved reading Dreaming at Seaside but I loved the audio version as well, Melissa Moran bring the characters to life. She does an amazing job.

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  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
  • 20-01-19

fantastic friends, family, romance, seaside

Melissa Moran gives a performance that make the rich character that Addison Cole have created take on a new life. Melissa brings back the characters that I fell inlove with in the previous book. Her vocals add an element of familiarity with the characters we already met through her. The were no issues with the clarity, sound quality, no skipping, no echoing. You could make a connection and it carried all the way to the end of the read.

Here we find ourselves back at Seaside, this time with Bella and Caden. Of course, we have the others from the Seaside gang also. We get the sweet, innocent, less provocative, yet still fulfilled romance rich characters both supporting and primary, a set-story line, and the romance journey. This was a good clean read that can be read by beginning romance readers. Seeing Caden and Bella fall in love was pure clean fun. Add a teenager, girlfriends, and the community of Seaside to it all. You get a good afternoon read/listen. You get friends, family, and more.

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  • Amanda314
  • 17-10-18

My Favorite Trip to Seaside so Far!

This review is for the audio book version of Dreaming at Seaside by Addison Cole.

Bella's book was one I was really anxiously awaiting the most and I TRULY felt I related to her the most out of all of Addison's Seaside characters. This summer at Seaside for Bella will definitely be different than any other. She has quit her job, and left everything behind to try and build a new and improved life for herself. That is something that just grabbed me by the heartstrings and didn't let go. I personally am going through something similar, and am trying to find my happy. What will bring me joy in life? How will I get there?

Caden was a character that I loved as well. He has spent so much time taking care of his son, and protecting his town as a police officer, that when he meets Bella, his feelings for her really throw him off.

Melissa Moran was a fabulous narrator for this book as well. She did such a great job of bringing all of the characters to life, and really giving personality to each person in the book.

Loved this book by Addison Cole, she is such a fun author that never disappoints!

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  • Caro
  • 14-08-18

Another hit!

4-4.5 stars.

*UPDATED*

I just listened to this in audiobook format.

This was a super lovely story, even better the second time around. I loved the narrator, She truly gave Bella the spirit that it was shown in the book. I loved it.

I felt this audiobook really showed the ‘feeling’ I got when I read the book. Not sure how to explain it, it was a free spirit thing, fun times and letting go. Hard to convey with her voice but the narrator did it!

Great experience once again for this series. A great choice of narrator and loved the story… again.

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy for which I’m giving my honest opinion*

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So lovely.

This time we have Bella and Caden. They meet under very… awkward circumstances, lol. Still, it sure was an impression for the both of them. ;-)

Anyway, I loved Bella and her fun spirit. She had a serious job and lived a serious life, but she let her hair down while at vacation and enjoyed a good prank. I loved how she took this huge risk and moved to the beach. I gotta say, one hell of a move (literally and figuratively).

Caden was cool as well, just in a different way. He was a dad, so his life until meeting Bella, was all about his son. It sure took him by surprise to have feelings for someone else.

I loved this couple, and how they complemented each other. Not too serious, not too wild.

This was a lovely and sweet read, and really looking forward to reading more in this series.

*Thank you to ‘Tasty Book Tours’ for providing an ARC in exchange of my honest opinion*

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  • Amy
  • 31-07-18

Dreaming at Seaside

Dreaming at Seaside is the second book in the second book in Addison Cole's Seaside Summer Book series. First off, listening to the audiobook, I liked that the narrator (who is the same narrator from the first book) did a great job of making each of the female friends have a distinctive voice and that she also kept that same distinction in this second book from the first book. I've listened to books that have not dine this when using the same narrator. So right off the bat, I appreciated what Melissa Moran was able to do with the narration.

Now, the story. I loved Bella's story. The idea of starting over and being able to live your "Dream" is an ideal situation for many people. Unfortunately, some people don't get that opportunity. I thought Addison Cole did a great job of showing how scary and difficult it can be to upend you life. But how, in the end if it truly is your dream, it's definitely worth it.

Also, I think the father / son relationship between Caden and Evan is one of the best dipictions of a parent dealing with a teenager that I've ever read (listened to). It felt very real and displayed many real-life worries that every parent faces as their child grows.

Bella and Caden together were great, but I liked that their relationship didn't influence their individuality except for the fact that they're better together than apart.

While I enjoyed the first book, I think that this second book surpassed it. i loved again seeing the female friendships and I look forward to getting the other two women's stories in upcoming books.

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  • taximom
  • 24-07-18

Bella and Caden

Bella and her friends have been summering at Seaside since she was a kid. She’s a teacher without a school (she quit her job after dating and being dumped by another teacher); a curvy, fun-loving girl with a penchant for pulling pranks, and an idea that could land her a year-round job in her favorite place. Caden is a cop. He and his teenage son have moved to Seaside to put some distance from danger into their lives. Caden recently lost his partner and wants a slower pace. Bella and Caden have chemistry, but neither is looking for a relationship. Oops! They have one!

This is a fun story with lots of hijinks and lessons to be learned. Lots of sweet, only a little steam, and a really good story. Read this and enjoy!

Update - I listened to the audio version of this story - Melissa Moran does a good job with the voices and reads the story well. Nice for that long car ride!

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  • Charlotte Lynn
  • 23-06-18

I love hearing the emotions instead of reading

One of my favorite things about listening to books rather than reading them is the fact that you get the true feelings behind the words. When reading it is left to the reader to interpret the meaning behind the words, there is nothing wrong with this there is just different ways to interpret. While listening to the book you can the tone, the context, and the voice of the character so I sometimes get a different perspective on the story and what the characters true feelings are. Melissa Moran is talented at being able to take Addison Cole’s written words and bring the characters to life. Her tone, her speed, and her changes in voices make the story so real that many times I get lost in the story and end up listening to more than I really had time for.

Have you ever read a book that is part of a series and wonder what will happen to the secondary characters? That is what happened when I read Read, Write, Love. I wanted to know if the rest of the Seaside Girls would find their happy endings just like Leanna did with Kurt. Dreaming at Seaside is Bella’s story. Well, Bella and Caden’s story.

Wild, crazy, trickster Bella is swearing off relationships until she gets her life in order. Then one night of being found outside by new local police officer Caden Grant brings sparks to her life. Even swearing off relationships cannot detour the feelings that are between her and Caden. My favorite part is how Caden is just accepted into the folds of the Seaside girls. Instantly Caden is included in their plans, welcome into their lives, and expected to put up with the shenanigans these ladies led by Bella pull.

I loved how with every thought Evan, Caden’s son, is included in Bella’s world. She includes him in their date times, their quiet times, and their fun times. Not every woman would be welcome to a teenage boy coming into her life and not only does she accept Evan but she loves him and wants him in her life.

Addison Cole has written a fun, sexy, sweet, and a tad of heat story that cannot be put down. I recommend picking up your own copy asap and reading this entire series.

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  • Angie M.
  • 19-06-18

Seaside Connection

I loved reading this book after having read the print version when it was first released! Melissa Moran's narration gave me the opportunity to relax or work while getting wrapped up in the story again!

Bella isn't looking for love, and neither is Caden, but are they destined to find it anyway? Of course! Bella, a teacher that is ready for a change, and Caden, a cop who has already made a big change in his life, meet unexpectedly, and can't turn away from the instant connection that they feel.

Bella is a teacher, a Seaside resident during school breaks and the summer, has decided to make a change and leave her job to pursue something she is passionate about.

Caden, a cop who lost his partner at a previous post in Boston, has moved to the area to escape the risks of being a police officer in the city. He has his son's best interests at heart.

Bella and Caden want each other. Can they work through the obstacles standing in there way?

I loved reading their story and could not stop listening! I was emotionally wrapped up in this book from the beginning! I also love another dose of the Seaside girls!