Dreaming at Seaside - Addison Cole

Dreaming at Seaside

By Addison Cole

  • Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 5
From 26 Ratings


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 bestselling 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. 

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 fourteen-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 fourteen 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? 

Read, Write, Love at Seaside 
Dreaming at Seaside 
Hearts at Seaside 
Sunsets at Seaside 
Secrets at Seaside 
Nights at Seaside 
Seized by Love at Seaside 
Embraced at Seaside 
Lovers at Seaside 
Whispers at Seaside 


"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

"Loved every sweet word of this story. Loved how the relationship developed between Leanna and Kurt in such a genuine way, it made me so invested in their happily ever after. 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")


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 enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.


  • Bella and Caden

    By Suds2u
    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!
  • Love

    By Torinolvr
    audio version 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.
  • Sweet!

    By Cheryl33610
    Bella and Caden prove that opposites not only attract, they combust with chemistry and passion. While the passion is evident, this is a sweet romance where the sexy times happen behind closed doors. So for those who prefer to leave those scenes to your own imagination, this book and series is for you. I'm not going to rehash the plot, you can read that yourself. Join Bella and her Wellfleet friends as they welcome Caden and his son to the fun, sun and friendship that summers on Cape Cod inspire!
  • Prankster and the cop

    By Rhonda Hed
    Bella has spent every summer at the cape sine she was a child. This summer Bella has decided to make some changes in her life. Caden Grant and his son have just move to the cape looking for a slower paced life. Bella is the Seaside prankster. Caden is the new cop in town. Sparks fly when Caden catches Bella in a compromising position. This is a very funny and sweet story with a little bit of heat. You will truly enjoy this story.
  • Cole books

    By Missy101767
    They are the best books I ever read. I have never felt so close to the characters. I love the stories and there demeanor of these characters. It's like she has brought these characters to real life. The books gives you the feeling of true life characters. It's just awesome. Please purchases all her books you will not be disappointed.
  • So Sweet!!!

    By KindleKat64
    What is there not to love about this book? Nothing! Bella & Caden are a fantastic couple who are absolutely the perfect complement to each other. Their story has all of the pieces and parts that make for a great romance. Addison Cole knows how to write a sweet story with all the intensity, heat and passion but minus the descriptive sex in case that's not your thing. It is most definitely still a sexy read though. Bella is a strong, funny wonderful heroine and Caden is just, well, Caden. He is a sweet, strong, alpha, protective policeman and a great dad to his 15 year old son Evan who he has raised himself. Bella's friends who we met in Read, Write, Love at Seaside, are back and of course are up to some of their fun antics as usual. I love this group of people so much and can't wait to watch each one of them find their HEA. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! This is a fantastic and sweet series
  • The cop and the teacher..is love in their future?

    By Nanakay2
    I read Addison’s first book and was looking forward to her next offering which is this book “Dreaming at Seaside.” It was just as entertaining as I had hoped it would be… the girls who live in the Seaside Cottages are a crazy, funny and loveable gang who keep us on our toes. This book focuses on Bella Abbascia who has been coming to Wellfleet to spend the summer since she was a young girl. This year is a bit different for her… she comes nursing a broken heart and looking to make a change in her life. She has an opportunity to start a work-study program for teens and leave her teaching days behind. Bella is a bit of a rebel who loves to tease and to push the boundaries just a bit. Police officer Caden Grant has moved to Wellfleet after the death of his partner. He is a single dad who wants to start over with his son Evan and sees this small resort town as just the right place to do that. He encounters Bella in a rather compromising position and is immediately attracted to her. But, his son is his whole life and he claims he is not looking for a relationship. Since Bella has sworn off men and Caden is not looking for a relationship, they go out on what they call “not-a-date” dates. They begin to break down each other’s barriers and their relationship slowly begins to bloom. When Evan starts to push the limits with Caden, Bella offers advice and tries to help him deal with being a parent of a teenager. Things take a turn for the worse with Evan and this puts a strain on Bella and Caden’s relationship. Can they weather the storm? Will Caden and Bella find what they want in each other? Is an HEA in their future? This is a well written story and a fun summer read. I enjoyed my visit to Wellfleet and the Seaside Cottages and look forward to the next book.
  • Wonderful

    By bh313@hotmail
    We're back at the Seaside Cottages for another summer but it seems that something has changed. Bella has made some drastic changes in her life and she's decided to restart her life living full time in her cottage and swearing off men until she gets her life together. Well that was the plan, then Officer Caden Grant enters her life as a prank goes bad and nothing is the same. This is a wonderful sweet clean read that is full of passion, love, and life. I recommend this one.
  • Can the cop tame his troublemaker girlfriend??

    By KLowe1985
    Bella has quit her teaching job and is planning on taking her normal summer at the Cape to use her creativity and start a new work program with the local high school. The one thing she definitely did NOT want was a man. When Bella is playing a trick on the community property manager she ends up getting caught by not only the police but caught by the love bug by the local officer that finds her. Caden has moved to the Cape to stay safe for his teenage son and his safe life in the Cape gets up-ended by the sweet Bella. Caden and Bella bring out the best in each other and you will have plenty of moments in which you will love the devotion Caden and Bella quickly learn to have with each other. Also, learn as Bella learns to navigate dating a single father and her new job opportunity. I want to be a member of the Seaside Gang!
  • Super Sweet Read

    By Grinandstampit
    This "Sweet with Heat" romance is exactly that. A funny and romantic story from Addison Cole that focuses on Bella and her instant attraction to hot police officer Caden Grant, who meets her while she is in a funny and compromising position. Bella is a school teacher from Connecticut who 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 but the details are left to the readers imagination. Loved this sweet romance. Kudos to Addison Cole.