May 12, 2015

Cape Cod Kisses by Bella Andre and Melissa Foster Review

Cape Cod Kisses
Rockwell Island # 1
By: Bella Andre and Melissa Foster
Releasing May 6th, 2015
Bayside Books

When Quinn Rockwell left Rockwell Island a decade ago to build a shipping empire, he never thought he’d return to live on Cape Cod Bay—that is, until his grandfather summons Quinn and his four siblings to take over the prestigious Rockwell Resort. Quinn is already working fifteen-hour days, and the last thing he has time for is his grandfather’s demands. But on his first night back, when Quinn finds a gorgeous and carefree woman skinny-dipping in his favorite cove, he’s tempted to ignore his work for a while…and focus on her instead.

As a free spirit who follows her heart and her dreams, Shelley Walters is not the kind of girl to wait around for Mr. Right, so she heads to Rockwell Island for the honeymoon of her dreams—a solo honeymoon. Ready for a week of sun and fun, she never expected to meet a man like Quinn Rockwell.

Wealthy and intensely driven, Quinn is everything Shelley swore she didn’t want. Refreshingly spontaneous and a true romantic, Shelley is everything Quinn never knew he needed. Drawn together despite their differences, during a week of sizzling-hot passion and deep conversations, they fall head over heels for each other. But when their perfect week on the island is over, will their love survive in the real world?

So I am a big fan of Melissa Foster, I love her writing style and how her characters jump off of the page at you. So I was super excited to hear that she was co-writing a new series set on the east coast, that I jump on the chance of reading the first in the series. I was also excited to read something written by Bella Andre, I have heard many a good thing about her and I have to say, she lived up to everyone.
 Do the first lesson this book teachers you, is that just because the grass is a little greener on the wealthier side of the fence, doesn't mean that it is sweeter. Shelley Walters is a part of The Walter's Diamonds family.  Shelley is the daughter of wealthy parents, who pushed Shelley aside so they could put all their focus on business and perception. As Shelley became an adult, she became more like her beloved Aunt. After inheriting a coffee shop, Shelley spent her time focused on continuing the warmth and friendly environment. Her dating life had become staid and boring, so she decided to go on a solo Honeymoon, to Honeymoon cottage on Cape Cod, but little did she know that her whole life would change in such a small amount of time.
Quinn Rockwell and his brothers had been summoned to the island by his Grandfather and given an ultimatum, are in charge of the Rockwell Resort and spend 95% of the year on the island or he would sell the resort. This didn't sit well with any of the brothers, mainly because they disliked their workaholic Grandfather. But it became very apparent after meeting Shelley, that Quinn was slowly but surely becoming his Grandfather; and while his attraction to Shelley bloomed in to love, he struggles with his work life….. I will not reveal any more of this story to you, so no spoiler alert needed.
 I am going to use a word I rarely use, to describe this book… Enchanting! This book is enchanting; it stole my breath and blew my mind. This story is an honest to goodness, old time romance set in the modern age.  The writing collaboration between these two authors is simply divine, smooth, well written and with characters that leap from the pages, captures your heart and won't let go.
So in the end I give this magical book 10 out of 10

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Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.
Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into ten languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post called her “One of the top writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, she has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America in New York City.
If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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  1. Thank you for hosting CAPE COD KISSES!

  2. Enchanting? How sweet! Thank you so much for your amazing and flattering review. I'm so happy you enjoyed it as much as you did. Can't wait until you read book 2! XOXO