Seaside Dreams

Seaside Summers, Book 1
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: Seaside Summers, Book 1, Love in Bloom, Book 24
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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In Seaside Dreams....

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 sinfully sexy 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, Cade

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2016 Melissa Foster

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There is nothing like Cape Cod!

Time to fall in love! Cape Cod is one of my favorite vacation spots. It’s beautiful and each time I listen to a Melissa Foster book set there, I can easily see the story unfold. Bella has come back, only this time she is here to stay. She has quit her job and has come home to start over. Bella is a bit stand offish, burnt by her previous relationship, she is hard for me to like for a time. I admire her new route in life, but just want to push her along a little! Arriving, she pulls fast one and is introduced to Officer Caden Grant! Caden is an awesome character. Single dad to teenager Evan, he is the best dad, and I love his entire demeanor. He is just easy to fall for. This is where our romance starts. It’s sweet, it’s frustrating and I absolutely loved it! Evan is a great addition as well. As a parent, I love to have older kids involved in the stories. It gives a different perspective to us as the parents face difficult situations. I loved every minute of this and can’t wait to see what else Foster has in store for us with this new part of the Love in Bloom series.

This was my first listen by BJ Harrison, and I really enjoyed his performance. He has a pleasant voice, great pace and was easy to distinguish between characters. I look forward to hearing more from him.

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Caden and Bella -great story and narration

Seaside Dreams is a funny and romantic story from Melissa Foster that focuses on Bella and her instant attraction to hot police officer Caden Grant, who meets her while she is in an unusual and compromising position. Bella is a school teacher from Connecticut and she is making major life changes that don't include a relationship. Caden is a single father with a teenage son and all of the typical teenage challenges. There are definitely sexy times between Caden and Bella. The entire Seaside gang is featured in this great story and I loved the variety of voices B.J. Harrison uses throughout his narration. Kudos to Melissa Foster for this top notch story.

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Love and antics at Seaside

This book has it all. I laughed and fell in love with the characters. This book is a quick read and listen. Each page was a new adventure I could not wait to go on. I can totally see myself hanging out with the characters and helping out with the pranks. You get laughs, hot steamy sexy times, and serious times that have you stepping back feeling for the characters and what they are going through.

The narrator is B.J. Harrison who is one of my favorite narrators. His voice really gets me into the book and before you know it the book is over. He really knows how to tell the story and make you feel like you are right there.

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happy romance

this was my first Audio book by this author I enjoyed it.
going to look into getting the next book can't wait to hear about Jenna and pete

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LOVE Caden & Bella

Welcome Back to Seaside! WOW!! What fun these friends are. BUT, they are also compassionate and loving...and BJ Harrison does it again, bringing life and feeling to the words Melissa has written.
Bella and Caden meet at a time when they are BOTH going through some tough and changing times, both including relocating to the Cape. They need to decide if those tough times are better with each other or without each other. Then, of course, add in those Seaside Friends and just how much they are to each other and you have a great, well rounded story that you just cant turn off!!

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Great Story

Seaside Dreams was a great story. I listened to the audiobook version and narrator B.J. Harrison does a great job bringing the characters to life. I really enjoy listening to his narration. In this story we get to meet Bella Abbascia and Caden Grant. Bella has sworn off men and heads to the Cape to unwind and relax with her childhood friends. Caden moves after his partner and best friend is killed in the pine of duty. Caden has a 14 year old son who was left in his arms from a childhood ex-girlfriend. He thinks moving away to a quiet place is just what the need. Bella and her friends are all about having harmless pranks and one night while Caden is on patrol, he meets Bella in a very interesting moment. Since that moment, their chemistry has been exciting. They are both exactly what they need even though they werent exacting looking for. Caden is an amazing father to a teenager who really tries his patience. Caden is exactly what I picture as a total package and very relatable. Bella is just as down to earth. I really enjoyed listening to their story. Melissa Foster does not disappoint.

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Grabbed me from the start...

Seaside Dreams is book one in the Seaside Summers series. I really enjoyed Caden and Bella's story, as well as listening to this narrator. The story grabbed my attention from the start, and I couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend this one.

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Not looking for love

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 their way?

I loved listening to their story after reading it in print when it was first released. I could not stop! I was emotionally wrapped up in this book from the beginning! I also love another dose of the Seaside girls!

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Great Story! Great Narration!

Seaside Dreams by Melissa Foster is absolutely wonderful. I loved how the author wrote charming characters with incredible imagery, great humor, and a sweet and steamy love story. The commitment issues were very realistic. I loved how Bella had such wonderful girlfriends that had understanding and no hesitation. Getting one's priorities was a message I took away from this book. Caden and his son Evan also had issues and baggage they brought to this seaside community. They immediately tugged at my heart. BJ Harrison did an amazing performance. He brings the characters to life. One could feel the chemistry between Bella and Caden from the beginning. I was laughing out loud at their initial meeting. Well done to both the author and narrator. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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Love, Laughter and Friendship

For three months, Bella and her friends stay at their families’ summer homes on the Cape. When the summer is over, Bella does not return to her previous life in the city and makes Wellfleet her permanent home. An unfortunate incident brings Bella face to face with Cade, the new sheriff in Wellfleet.

Cade and his son Evan moved to the Cape after Cade’s partner was killed. While out on patrol, he finds Bella in her undies with her hair caught in her friend’s window. Their attraction is immediate but neither are at a place in their lives to explore it further. Evan is Cade’s number one priority and doesn’t have time for a relationship. After a bad relationship, Bella just wants to create a new life for herself on the Cape.

This is a steamy romance, with lots of laughter. The friendship between Bella and her friends makes this more than a love story.

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  • SarahC
  • 06-29-17

Fun, Sweet & Cute

If you could sum up Seaside Dreams in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Emotional, Passionate.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bella - her humour and tenacity

What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

He has a powerful prose.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Loyalty, passion and humour and Fun, find each other, clash and fall in love.

Any additional comments?

A fun read, with great pranks and community life. Love in the midst of chaos!

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  • Emma Brennan
  • 03-21-17

Excellent steamy romance

What did you like most about Seaside Dreams?

I loved all the character's in this book and how the girls all have their own personalities

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bella as she is always the joker in the pack but has a heart of gold

What does B.J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

At first found it hard to adjust to a man reading the story but eventually his voice became very relaxing

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  • Helen
  • 03-20-17

Sweet romance, excellent narrator.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Seaside Dreams is a sweet, sexy and fun romance. Bella is the prankster of her group of friends and Caden is a police officer, they meet during a classic Bella moment and things just get more interesting as the couple get closer. Opposites really do attract..


Narrator B.J Harrison did an amazing job bringing the characters to life, each voice was unique and she captured the essence of the story perfectly. I will definitely be getting more audio books from this series and I hope B.J Harrison returns to narrate them.

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  • cathycooney@tinyworld.co.uk
  • 03-13-17

Sweet romance

What made the experience of listening to Seaside Dreams the most enjoyable?

Loved concentrating on story whilst relaxing. First read this book in 2015 and loved revisiting Bella and Caden's story. Bella is my fav Seaside girl as she is such a prankster. Camden is the opposite and this is very much case of opposites attract. First audio book I have listened to and thoroughly enjoyed it

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  • IrishdaisylovesRomance
  • 03-09-17

Amazing Series Starter and loved the Audio

Where does Seaside Dreams rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I fell in love with the Seaside gang from reading Leanna and Kurt's story Read, Write, Love. I have this on Audio and Ebook format and the first time round reading it myself I never laughed out loud so much. Bella and the gang love their summers together, they are a close nit group of childhood friends and all look out for each other while enjoying the odd prank here and there!! Even if Bella is usually the mastermind and instigator of all pranks.
Caden Grant is a Police Officer on patrol when he first meets Bella Addascia hanging from a window by her hair i only her panties and a little t-shirt........things just get way more interesting from there on LOL.
AS they get closer things start to unravel for both Bella and Caden, where Bella is struggling with her independence, Caden is having some boundary issues with his teenage son Evan.
This was another amazing book and I feel head over heels for these characters, their banter was hilarious and Ms Foster did not disappoint in the HOT Cop, SEXY School Teacher bedroom scenes. Another massive series starter!!!
Having listened to it on audio for me made it that bit more enjoyable, I listened and laughed while doing housework and driving in the car with no kiddies. The voices the narrator took on for the different characters had me laughing so much there were tears!! When you read a story you always try picture how the characters would speak and it was a enjoyable experience to have B.J. Harrison do all the voices especially Vera's. I totally loved this in audio and will definitely be getting more audio books. Thank you B.J. Harrison for giving these characters even more life!!!

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  • katiemay
  • 02-26-17

Melissa at her best

If you could sum up Seaside Dreams in three words, what would they be?

relaxing, entertaining romatic

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seaside Dreams?

When Bella first met Kaden

Which character – as performed by B.J. Harrison – was your favourite?

Kaden, because of the voice changing at the romantic parts of the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes if I had the time.

Any additional comments?

it was easier to listen to than I though it would be and I have already downloaded another in the series, even though I have read the series several times.

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  • Debra McDonald
  • 09-08-16

Teacher meets single father cop

The Seaside girls are awesome and their resident prankster Bella loves to prank. In the process of one of them she gets her hair caught in one of the others window and is spotted by New cop to the area Caden Grant. Every getting between the two the sparks fly but there is the added fact the Caden has a son. Loved this book so much as it makes me laugh so hard at Bella's pranks.

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  • Pasqua
  • 07-23-16

Seaside Dreams

So lovesick over this book I've read all that's available on audible and can't wait for more books . I was feeling I was just in there with them all. So sexy and you will love this book... Please release more on audiobooks asap.. I can't wait to listen to more ... Thank you Melissa Foster keep them coming !!!!