Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Tour: "Cape Cod Kisses" by Bella Andre and Melissa Foster

Love on Rockwell Island is a Brand New Contemporary Romance Series by New York Times & USA bestselling authors Bella Andre & Melissa Foster.

Fall in love on Rockwell Island...Sink your toes into the sandy beaches at the heart of Cape Cod Bay, where family comes first, good friends are around every corner, and true love is waiting beneath the stars.

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?

Genre: Contemporary Romance
My review:
Cape Cod Kisses is a delightful, spirited introduction to Rockwell Island and the Rockwell family. The authors (I love saying that - this collaboration is a fantastic idea and two of my favorite authors together, you can't go wrong) paint a magical picture of a quaint island that draws you in and makes you want to grab a pastry and a cup of coffee and sit down and watch the world go by. Through their descriptions of the cove and the resort and the town, I was able to immediately appreciate this wonderful island. Who wouldn't want to move there!
The authors also create two wonderfully complex characters in Shelley and Quinn. Quinn is an extremely driven business man who doesn't realize what he's missing in his life until he's forced to return to the island, and meets Shelley. I love how Quinn begins to see his grandfather in his own reflection as Shelley begins to chip away at his business-minded exterior. It was endearing to see the struggles that Quinn goes through as he fights his apparently innate nature to pour his whole self into work. Quinn quickly realizes that what drives him may just drive Shelley away. As a reader, I could feel his struggles as he fights to find a way to change that nature and obtain a better balance between his work and his personal life. He doesn't know what he's been missing until he meets Shelley and I love how he transforms into a man that is perfect for Shelley. 
Shelley is a really enjoyable character. I wouldn't describe her as a free spirit, per se, but she's so comfortable with who she is and what she wants out of life that she is completely able to live in the moment. It's an enviable trait. Shelley's "solo honeymoon" is the epitome of living in the moment. Everything from how she takes in the town, to coming up with a plan to move to the island, to how she analyzes not only Quinn's actions, but his intentions demonstrates her ability to adapt her expectations and outlook on life. She is able to take in the total picture of what makes Quinn tick, both his words and his actions, to determine whether he can be the kind of man she can be with. He turns out to be everything she never knew she ever wanted. 
The authors introduce us to the rest of the Rockwell family as well - from their loving parents, to Quinn's siblings. Each has unique traits that put together make them a great family to spend time with, and I look forward to Quinn's sibling's love stories that I know will happily bring me back to Rockwell island many times. Bella Andre and Melissa Foster hit one out of the park with this inaugural novel in the Rockwell Island!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Authors
Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.

Having sold more than 4 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 18 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. 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, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME Magazine. Bella also writes the New York Times bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series as Lucy Kevin.

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.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the “Snow Sisters“, “The Bradens“, “The Remingtons” and “Seaside Summers” series.

She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance as well as award winning contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction, with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, MENSA Bulletin and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. 

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  1. Sounds like a great summer read, to dream away with x

  2. Another good series in the works.

  3. Squeee! I'm very happy that you enjoyed the book so much! Thank you for an amazing review and for sharing it with your readers--you rock!! XOXO