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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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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
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  • 07-31-18

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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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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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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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!

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Sweet and Sassy

Bella and Cade story is so sweet but the ladies of Seaside are sassy and hysterical. All the characters come to life while you listen to this great love story. Cade being a single dad makes it even hotter.

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Happy tears!!

I absolutely love this book. The twists and turns with Evan and his father will keep you on you toes

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great story

My favorite thing about audio books are you can take books on the go and listen in the car driving to work or even at work during a downtime. I thought I had read all the books before so this was a treat in to listen to the story. Great narrator and she did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life.

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There are absolutely no other couple like Caden and Bella.... He is a cop and she is a teacher, and prankster extraordinaire.
You could never ever put a better couple together in my opinion .
I love this Narrator Melissa Moran...she does Bella so well, you would think she actually was Bella.

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Loved it!

I thought I had read all the Sweet With Heat Seaside Summer series but turns out I've read all but this one and was lucky enough to get it as an audiobook. As much as I love sitting and reading I've been quite busy and having this book as an audiobook is pretty awesome. While running errands or just sitting still I was able to really enjoy listening to Melissa Moran reading the book.

I loved getting to know Bella and Cadens characters. I loved seeing Caden and his son Evan relationship he was a pretty good child and Caden was a great dad and refused to let anything to get into the way of his relationship while giving the teen space. I enjoyed seeing the relationship between Bella and Caden and there was plenty of steamy scent without getting into too much detail which I really appreciate. There was little drama that kept things a bit interesting. I loved seeing Bella and her friends and how much of a rock they were for eachother helping support eachother when in need it, makes me almost jealous where can I find friends like these girls?

Overall pretty great book, even better fantastic series. Trust me when I say that its even better in audiobook because I really loved getting a voice to the characters.